Contrary to popular opinion, Mani Ratnam's ideology seems to have more similarities with the Hindutva politics of RSS, BJP and other right-wing organisations of the Sangh Parivar than anything else.
With the sale of RK Studios, which will give way to a residential complex by Godrej Properties, India has lost a landmark which saw the rise of one of India’s premier filmmakers and actors, Raj Kapoor, and witnessed some of the most beautiful films made over decades.Financial constraints and the inability to run the studio, especially after the fire that broke out last year, destroying numerous priceless relics, forced the current Kapoor clan to take the decision of selling it.RK Studios, however, is not the first one to bid farewell to a glorious past. Numerous other iconic studios have had to bite dust due to various reasons. We take a look at some of them:
On the Pongal day in Tamil Nadu, the poster of Indian 2, the proposed sequel to the hugely successful Indian, was released amidst fanfare. Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam-2, which he with typical enigmatism described as both a sequel and a prequel, flopped spectacularly at the box-office. This being the case, why are sequels made with alarming regularity in Tamil?