Vignesh Shivan

  • Indian film industry is male dominated: Varalaxmi February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: She is just one film old, but actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has earned praise for her performance in director Vignesh Shivan's 'Poda Podi'. The feisty actress said women usually do not get to play pivotal roles in Tamil cinema and the Indian film industry is generally male dominated. Varalaxmi's next...
  • Podaa Podi: Regressive Tamil film or stark reality? December 14, 2012

    Written and directed by Vignesh Shivan, 'Podaa Podi', which released on Diwali this year along with 'Thuppakki', might not have done wonders at the box office, but the film has got people debating its controversial storyline. The story starts out simply enough. A man and a woman fall in love....
  • I take criticism as I take praise: 'Poda Podi' director December 11, 2012

    Tamil film director Vignesh Shivan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his latest movie 'Poda Podi'. Q. Where did you study? and was there any opposition from your parents for taking up direction? Asked by: Vishal A. I studied in Hindustan and then my school was Vanavani IIT and Santhome, my...
  • 'Poda Podi' Review: It disappoints the viewers November 15, 2012

    Cast: Silambarasan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, VTV Ganesh and Shobana Director: Vignesh Shivan Rating: 1 out of 5 Pray to god that he blesses you with immense energy and patience to sit through this disappointing film that is bereft of, forget entertainment, not even moments of laughter. Undeniably, the lead actors in the film are...