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Bollywood is banking on first-time directors to redeem itself in these times of recession, says Harshikaa Udasi
An inspired second innings -- 99
Cast: Kunal Khemu, Cyrus Broacha, Soha Ali Khan, Boman Irani, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vinod KhannaStoryline: Two conmen who owe money to a Mumbai-gangster are sent to recover money from a compulsive gambler in Delhi, only to lose ...
Thrilling from the word ‘go’ -- Watchmen
Cast: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle HaleyStoryline: A superhero has been killed and his peers try to solve the murder even as the doomsday clock ticks towards ...
Music scores over mystery -- Bramma Deva
Cast: Dr. Ram, Vijay Babu, Pallavi, Tejashree, Mumaithkhan, Swathi, Pallavi, Livingston, ‘Mahanadhi’ Shankar and Sanjay.Storyline: How a soft spoken young man turns a murderer. The reincarnation theory comes in ...
New challenges ahead
V. C. Guhanathan, new president of FEFSI
Little Super Stars Mega Finals
Little Super Stars enters its final stage this week. Recently filmed on a huge set, the 10 finalists (five of them for dance and five for music) who were successful in the various rounds of the competition performed before singer Anuradha ...
Some might add that they have incredible figures. Not only are they destined for the dinner table, but in Taiwan they contribute much to mankind, by simply glowing red and green. No, they are not mutant aliens but Super Pigs with powers to ...
The rag-tag group of street kids known as the Irregulars first appeared in the Sherlock Holmes novel ‘A Study in Scarlet’ in 1887. This time, the Irregulars find themselves solving the mystery behind the disappearance of two ...
Behind the scene
Meet Siddharth who drew notice for his camera work in the recent Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puraavum
The last of a great trio
A blend of tact, diplomacy and hard work, Prakash Mehra, who passed away recently, gave several hits
It's action unlimited
Malaiyan Shooting for the film, which is set against the backdrop of a fireworks factory in Sivakasi, is almost complete
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
How’s Halle at home
Yummy mummy Halle Berry loves to be more of a slummy mummy, and she doesn’t care who sees. The X-Men beauty has given up putting make-up before she walks out of the door to face the world — and the paparazzi — ...
Sienna misses the dark look
Being a brunette in her new movie has had a profound effect on sexy actress Sienna Miller. The usually blonde bombshell dyed her hair for her all-action role in GI Joe and while she’s now gone back to her roots, she ...
No more bike rides for now
Ewan McGregor is putting his biker adventures on hold for the sake of his family. The Angels and Demons star says he will not be following up on his round-the-world motorcycle rides with actor pal Charley Boorman for the ...
Gordon’s calming down
Things seem to be looking up for hot-headed chef Gordon Ramsay. After accusations that he cheated on his wife, the Hell’s Kitchen chef has knuckled down and got himself into shape. The only drawback is it’s making him lose his ...
Being alive is beautiful
After undergoing open-heart surgery, Robin Williams has learned never to take life for granted. Since the life-saving operation, funnyman Robin says he finds everyday activities amazing and he has much more zest for life. “It gives you a ...
LOVE / HATE
Why I like... Server Sundaram
This film was a sensitive portrayal of a man’s complex. Nagesh was so good in his role. And, I think the dialogues in the film are among the best ever written. If there is one film I want to remake, this will be the one, but I know I will ...
LOVE / HATE
Why I hate... Fanaa
The casting was great, the plot good and the photography and music great! But, I don’t like it for a very personal reason. I had written a similar script and my heart broke as I was watching the film. All the hard work I had put in ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
T. R. Mahalingam, Anjali Devi, T. R. Rajani, K. P. Kesavan, M. G. Chakrapani, Kali N. Ratnam, C. T. Rajakantham, Jayagowri, A. Karunanidhi and Lalitha-Padmini (dance)
My first break -- Krish
I began singing when I was 18. As I grew up in New York, I had lots of opportunities to sing at Indian functions there. Till now I’ve done over 500 live shows, and continue to do them. I landed in Chennai with the dream of singing for ...
1. Which European actor would one associate with the characters Oskar Schindler, Qui-Gon Jinn and Aslan? 2. On whose sci-fi short story was the Steven Spielberg-directed futuristic neo-noir Minority Report based? 3. ...
ITSY - BITSY
Two of everything
Composer duos in Tamil films have been a rarity. In the past, you had Viswanathan-Ramamurthy and Shankar-Ganesh. In recent times, Hari and Leslie (Colonial Cousins) have scored the music for Modhi Vilaiyadu. Now, two different ...
Like in the past, it has now become a fad for actors to turn singers for their movies. Vikram has done that in Kanthaswamy. And now, one of the leading ladies of Muthirai, Manjari Phadnis, has sung a song ...
The North Indian invasion of Tamil cinema continues. Bihar beauty Archana Sharma is being introduced in director Elango Lakshmanan’s forthcoming V Pictures’ production Thozhi, opposite Prabha (the hero of Pirappu ...
Shaking a leg
He’s the most happening performer-cum-music director in town, and we saw him jive with dancers at the audio launch of Kanthaswamy. Devi Sri Prasad was at ease on stage, and elated that A.R. Rahman, whom he reveres, was ...
After ‘imported’ heroines, it is the turn of baddies. First, it was Ashish Vidyarthi from Mumbai, and then Shayaji Shinde. The latest to join the bandwagon is Rajeev Krishna (now settled in Mumbai), who impressed the critics and ...
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