Kumuthan Maderya

Kumuthan Maderya is a historian of international relations, culture, and film based in Singapore after graduating from the National University of Singapore. Believing that the duty of the critic is to save the film from those who created it, like a true Rajinikanth fan, he hopes to make the subaltern speak. He can also be found on Instagram @subalterntalkies.

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Does the Title of the Bollywood Blockbuster, 'PK', Actually Stand for Performing Kulturkampf? | 2 Feb 2015 // 8:30 PM

In the kulturkampf between India’s intelligentsia decrying the ‘cultural terrorism’ of extremists, a film like PK has me wondering, how long can secular liberals retain the moral high ground?

Tamil Horror Films: Madness, Modernity and of Course, Misogyny | 30 Oct 2014 // 8:30 PM

While Hollywood horror thrives on the anxieties over the persistence of evil, emanating from a malevolent source, Tamil horror films deal with the prevalence of social injustice.

//Reviews

How Representative of India is Bollywood? | 11 Mar 2015 // 1:00 AM

Axiomatically, Bollywood’s India is a survey of the collective dreamscape created by a billion desires and dreads.

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FKA twigs Outdoes Herself with 'Congregata' (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"A regular FKA twigs performance is exciting. But her 'Congregata' event amps up the fervor ten fold, with more wild dancers, powerful lights and costumes.

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