Selvaraghavan

Being a Woman

Being a Woman

This is not an article about the film Raanjhana, but it contains spoilers from the film. So those who haven’t seen the film and are intending to, please be warned. There are three essays in today’s Hindu on the influences of the film Raanjhana. Is it misogynistic? No, argues Swara Bhaskar, one of the actresses […]

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Cast: Dhanush, Shruti Hassan, Prabhu, Banupriya, Rohini; Director: Aishwarya Dhanush; Music: Anirudh Aishwarya has worked as Selvaraghavan’s assistant. Dhanush has played most of Selvaraghavan’s characters; therefore psychologically disturbed characters are not new to both the director and the actor. Aishwarya is only the third of the female directors attempting that profession in the male-dominated Tamil […]

Mayakkam Enna

Mayakkam Enna

Cast: Dhanush, Richa, Gangobadyay; Director: Selvaraghavan; Music: G V Prakash Selvaraghavan’s heroes are famous losers. They are arrogant, chauvinistic, semi-literate wanderers who don’t know how to communicate with opposite sex. Their sexual frustration often projects as misogyny. They slander, abuse, strip, beat and dominate their women. In the end, this very dominance proves to be […]