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Noted director J. Mahendran passes away

Noted director J. Mahendran passes away

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Updates from :  the Hindu : Noted film director J. Mahendran passed away early on Tuesday morning, following a brief hospitalisation. His son John Mahendran confirmed his passing on social media. He was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on March 27, after he became sick following a dialysis session. He was on a ventilator, according to hospital sources. Mahendran has directed several memorable films including Mullum Malarum, Johnny and Nenjathai Killadhey. He was recently seen in Vijay Sethupathi’s Seethakaathi, the Rajinikanth-starrer Petta and Boomerang, starring Atharvaa Murali that released earlier this month. Renowned for his writing, he is also a part of the Blue Ocean FIlm and Television Academy(BOFTA) in Chennai where he heads the filmmaking and direction course. Mahe
Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead in Los Angeles

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead in Los Angeles

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Updates from :  the Hindu : His death sent shockwaves through the U.S. entertainment world, with celebrities posting memories of the musician on social media. Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store in south Los Angeles on Sunday, media reports said. Two other people were wounded in the shooting outside Marathon Clothing, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing law enforcement sources. According to the newspaper, Hussle, 33, was shot multiple times and rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His death sent shockwaves through the U.S. entertainment world, with celebrities posting memories of the musician on social media. “This doesn't make any sense!” the singer Rihanna wrote on Twitter. “My spirit is shaken by
‘Lucifer’ review: Not rising above being a fan tribute

‘Lucifer’ review: Not rising above being a fan tribute

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Updates from :  the Hindu : Coming amid a hectic election season, the film is no good advertisement for democracy. “It seems you watch quite a lot of popular masala movies,” says one of the many conniving characters in Lucifer to another, who had just drawn an analogy from popular cinema to explain a political situation. “Yes. I watch them all. It lets you know the public’s taste. I know in advance which scenes they will cheer for” – replies the other one. This could very well have been a scene inspired from a pre-shooting discussion between the film’s writer Murali Gopi and director Prithviraj. The film is so jam-packed with such scenes aimed at eliciting cheers from Mohanlal fanboys that it just has a little space left for some craft and novelty. So, there is one brilliant tri
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