Nani

  Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Ajay Jadeja, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sanjay Manjrekar … Shantanu Sugwekar, Amol Muzumdar, Vanka Pratap, Jitendar Singh, Sanjay Raul … The first set of names are of the people in the 1996 World Cup squad for India. The second set of names are of the people who played well in…

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In the run-up to the release MCA (Middle class Abbayi), a lot of electronic media outlets trained their guns on Nani and said he was playing monotonous roles. Ironically, the men we parade as our superstars in the present day are the flag-bearers for those roles. Let’s rewind our minds back to the 80’s when…

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So what makes an actor a superstar? Every actor worth his salt in the industry will have a definition for what makes a superstar. Some express it and some don’t. Out of the very few that expressed what makes one a superstar, Mahesh Babu put it in a concise way when he said, ‘A Superstar…

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One of the biggest cliché in Indian movies is the ‘coming of age’ story. It probably began with Dil Chahta Hai and continues unabated till today. They normally come in the form of a journey to some place, an experience or a death of someone the protagonist likes or loves. Yevade Subramaniam has all of…

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