Comedies reaped gold for southern cinema

Over 600 films were released in the last 12 months across the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam movie worlds, marking it one of the busiest years.

Music does not serve as narrative medium in southern cinema, says Mahesh Shankar

Southern composer Mahesh Shankar, known for Telugu films such as ‘Vennela’ and ‘Payanam’, feels music in south cinema is still in the "break out and dance" form, but not used as an effective narrative medium.

Chennai to host Indian cinema`s centenary celebrations

The southern film industry will come together here Sep 1-3 to celebrate Indian cinema`s centenary year. Chennai has been chosen as it is the birthplace of southern cinema.