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Sons of guns have a blast
Let’s say Guy Ritchie came up with yet another narrative bustling with a motley crew of characters whose paths cross in their quest for MacGuffins (we know how Guy loves multiple MacGuffins).What if the Coen Brothers then took over ...
Serious or funny?
“Love marriage is one where you guys take the plunge into the well. Arranged marriage is one where your families plot to push you into the well. The means don’t matter because it always ends with you falling in the well,” a wise ...
Treasuring true love
When crass exhibitionism and crude overtures are cardinal rules of romance in cinema, here is a director-actor who proves time and again that dignified on-screen love can sell. It doesn’t matter whether he is helming a film or just playing ...
He’s done it!
Arun Vijay is on cloud nine following the encouraging response to his new film Malai Malai
In kids’ company
Amole Gupte is back to doing what he’s best at — working with children. The educator-actor-writer-painter is finalising the script for his film Sapnon Ko Ginte Ginte
Vijay TV presents a special line-up of programmes for Vinayaka Chathurti. At 10 a.m., watch ‘Andha Kaalam Indha Kaalam’, where Leoni and his team will show how religion and Bhakti have undergone a transformation through the ages. ...
The Big Pic
On NDTV-HINDU, for the next 13 weeks, the film-review show “The Big Pic” brings you a two-in-one treat — books and their cinematic avatars. Enjoy films adapted from books with reviewer Anuradha Ananth as she explores ...
A great fire engulfs the city of London in 1666, devastating everything in its path, including the magnificent Gothic cathedral of Old St. Paul’s. Christopher Wrens’ dream is to raise a new cathedral from the ashes, the centre ...
Miss Universe 2009
Stay tuned as the world’s most gorgeous beauties compete for the coveted title of Miss Universe. The event will be televised from Paradise Island in the Bahamas.Before the live event, which will premiere on August 24, 6.30 a.m., get ...
Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell) is an arrogant New York City publicist who juggles a busy career with a wife, Kelly (Radha Mitchell) and a mistress, Pamela (Katie Holmes). He picks up a ringing phone on a busy street, and a stranger on the other ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Amy to enchant audiences again?
Amy Adams has delighted Disney fans across the globe by saying she would consider reprising her role as Princess Giselle. The redhead, who shot to fame in Enchanted, would love to film a sequel to the hit tween movie, as long ...
‘I kissed Brand’
Pop beauty Katy Perry is the latest in a long line of famous females to have succumbed to the charms of Russell Brand. The controversial Brit funnyman got to grips with the I Kissed a Girl singer for new movie Get Him to the Greek and ...
Kiss, a miss for Miley
Miley Cyrus has said how she’s glad to have had her screen persona Hannah Montana come of age with her first-ever love scene — even though it did nothing for the singer herself. Miley, 16, says the smooch with Hannah Montana: The ...
It all goes belly up for J-Lo
Strapping on a pregnancy belly may make some actresses feel broody — but not Jennifer Lopez. The yummy mummy of two has been wearing the fake tum for her movie The Back-Up Plan, but instead of encouraging her to have more ...
Sam gets serious
With an interesting line-up of films in Hindi and Tamil, Sameera Reddy is all set to make it big in showbiz, says nikhil raghavan
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Krishna Vijayam 1950
N. C. Vasanthakokilam, P. V. Narasimha Bharathi, T. Premavathi, R. Balasubramaniam, A. L. Raghavan, Lakshmiprabha, M. R. Santhanam and Lalitha-Padmini (Dance)
my first break -- poorna
As a student in Kerala, my school wanted me to do something novel. So, I learnt to dance Bharatanatyam wearing roller skates. I came first in inter-school competitions and also in National-level contests. My photos were published in ...
Rani turns choreographer
Rani plays two characters in Dil Bole Hadippa — the carefree Veera and the cricket-crazy Veer, who poses as a Sardar and dreams of playing with the likes of Sachin and Dhoni. While shooting the title song, ace ...
After an exhaustive outdoor schedule in Malaysia, director Saran is back in Chennai preparing for further shooting stints in London and Hungary for Sivaji Productions’ Asal. “We have completed almost 40 per cent of ...
At full speed
After Dhaam Dhoom, Media One Global Entertainment is on a shooting spree to complete its second home production, Chikku Bukku. The music by Hari-Leslie is complete and almost 50 per cent of the production is ...
Stepping stone to success
Producer Ugin Anbu’s maiden venture, Nakshatra Movie Makers’ Nellai Pattanam (named after a vast township being developed in Tirunelveli by Anbu), is being made in four languages — Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and ...
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