Jai Bhim has been brewing in my mind for past 15 years, says director-writer Gnanavel

Director Tha Se Gnanavel with Suriya on the sets of Jai Bhim TJ Gnanavel, director and writer of Jai Bhim, the Suriya-starrer that was launched to critical acclaim on Amazon Prime on November 2, says he had internalised the story of the historic legal case narrated in the movie ever since he first interviewed former Madras … Continue reading Jai Bhim has been brewing in my mind for past 15 years, says director-writer Gnanavel

Arcot: The Prototype of Divide-And-Rule

WHEN THE CURRENT prince of Arcot, Mohammed Abdul Ali, called on Pranab Mukherjee soon after he became President in mid-2012, the Congress veteran and former Union minister welcomed him to Rashtrapati Bhavan with a gleeful remark: “It is because of you people that British ruled India.” Ali didn’t say a word but grinned because he … Continue reading Arcot: The Prototype of Divide-And-Rule