Sridevi birthday special: Why her non-Bollywood work, especially in Tamil cinema, is ground-breaking

Sridevi birthday special: Why her non-Bollywood work, especially in Tamil cinema, is ground-breaking

Sridevi birthday special: Why her non-Bollywood work, especially in Tamil cinema, is ground-breaking Sridevi birthday special: Before Bollywood appropriated Sridevi, the multilingual MOM star who has acted in over 300 titles was a major tour de force in all regional cinemas of the South including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Watch Moondram Pirai and you realise how comfortable the Sivakasi-born actress was in her mother tongue. In Balu Mahendra’s Sadma (1983), a remake of the Tamil original Moondram Pirai, Kamal Haasan (Somu) rescues Reshmi (Sridevi) from a brothel. She has lost her memory…

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Gerry Thornley: Anti-climactic final round of derbies – especially for Ulster

Gerry Thornley: Anti-climactic final round of derbies – especially for Ulster

Gerry Thornley: Anti-climactic final round of derbies – especially for Ulster Thornley : Risk that Ulster-Leinster and Munster-Connacht would be dead rubbers comes to pass   It always seemed too contrived and flawed a strategy to keep a full schedule of six derbies for the 22nd and last round of the Guinness Pro12. Thornley : Why risk taking them away from the meat of the season when they would have been guaranteed full houses in many instances by corralling them into the final Saturday when there might be nothing on…

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