Viji Chandrasekhar

  • 5 Tamil films which impressed in 2012 December 25, 2012

    Chennai: Sensitive subjects and outofthebox ideas of the 143 Tamil films released in 2012, only a handful of contentrich movies impressed the audience. Of these, IANS lists five notable ones that were unanimously welcomed by critics and fans alike: Aarohanam: Directed by debutant Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, 'Aarohanam' is about freespirited women, who...
  • Rajinikanth at 62, the Rajinimania is still on December 11, 2012

    Chennai From a bus conductor to one of the most admired and worshiped actor in the world, the story of Shivaji Rao Gaikwad, later rechristened Rajinikanth, could very well make a good script for a blockbuster movie. As Rajinikanth turns 62 on Wednesday, members of the film fraternity look back...
  • 'Aarohanam': A film you want to fall in love with October 27, 2012

    With Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's 'Aarohanam', you can proudly bid adieu to cliched Tamil cinema and wait patiently for many such films to come and sweep you off your feet. Unarguably, this is one of the best films you will ever see from Lakshmy herself again. This film will make you weep,...
  • I didn't do homework for 'Aarohanam': Viji October 25, 2012

    Tamil actress Viji Chandrasekhar says playing a character with multiple shades in 'Aarohanam' was a onceinalifetime opportunity, adding that she pulled it off without any homework. Viji plays a vegetable vendor affected by bipolar disorder in the familydrama. "Playing Nirmala was like onceinalife time opportunity. The biggest challenge was transforming into...
  • My biggest reward will be audience response: Lakshmy October 18, 2012

    Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, director of Tamil drama 'Aarohanam', which will be released on October 26 after months of delay, feels the film will be an acid test and her biggest reward will be the audience's response. "I've struggled through every stage in the making of this film. The release is equivalent to...
  • It's tough to find buyers for indie films: Lakshmy September 26, 2012

    Veteran Tamil actress Lakshmy Ramakrishnan has moved to direction with 'Aarohanam', a low budget film about a freespirited woman that was loved by critics but is yet to reach the big screen. That it was made in just Rs 33.5 lakh actually worked against the film, she says. "We completed 'Aarohanam'...