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A brutal take -- Renigunta
I ntentions may be noble and the story could be heart rending but the message that Renigunta (A) sends across isn't healthy. At the same time you cannot overlook the fact that the film is on fast track from the beginning till the end. ...
Game for a murder mystery? -- Edhuvum Nadakkum
V ery rarely does one come across a film sans comedy or other commercial elements. Here's an exception. With just half a dozen characters and the action largely confined to a bungalow, Kesav Productions' Edhuvum Nadakkum, directed by K. ...
Amitabh Bachchpan -- Paa
A s the film ended, a hall full of people rose to applaud and I sat there cringing in my seat.I was/still am in the minority of people for whom Amitabh Bachchan as 12-year-old Auro just did not work. Don't get me wrong, I am a huge ...
The big comeback
Director James Cameron returns — this time to transport us to another planet in Avatar
The Sports Café
Get your weekly sports round-up from Tausif on the Sports Café on Chennai Live 104.8 FM. Find out more about the big stories in the sporting world, from Tiger Woods to Andre Agassi, a quick FIFA safari and also get a scoop of the world's ...
Disney's Great Escapes
In this episode, experience the magic of Disney's great escapes. Decades ago, Walt Disney imagined a place where kids and their parents could have good, clean fun together. This thought of his paved the way for the most exciting theme park, ...
When Sparta's Leonidas (Sean Maguire) learns that Persia's King Xerxes (Ken Davitian) plans to invade his homeland, he recruits 13 beefy warriors to defend their nation. While setting their sights on the king, the brave titans also target such ...
As the Carnatic music season begins, Jaya TV's special programme will take off from December 15. The telecast follows an event held from December 1-15 at Chettinad Vidyashram, MRC Nagar. Prominent artists such as Nithyasree Mahadevan, Sowmya, ...
Cheers to Cheran
His Pokkisham may have come a cropper as far as collections go, but it is making quite a mark on the festival circuit
Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has kept his interest in films alive by coming up with interesting stories / scripts(s) and lyrics. Like music director Deva found out recently, much to his delight. He had composed a tune for the film Penn ...
Director Shakti Chidambaram's Guru Shishyan stars Sundar C and Sathyaraj with Sruthi Prakash as heroine. The film deals with problems that separate the best of friends, and how they regain their lost camaraderie. Kiran plays an important role. ...
Mum's the word!
There's a regular buzz surrounding Raavan. Information keeps rolling in from unofficial or ‘please-don't-quote-me' sources about the movie, but you can't get a word out of the man with the megaphone. Ask Mani Ratnam how the film is ...
Route to success
In a short span, Shammu has done a variety of roles — from cameo appearances in Dasavatharam (as a researcher) and Kandein Kaadhalai to meaty ones in Kanjeevaram (as Prakash Raj's daughter) and Malayan (opposite Karan). She now awaits ...
B harath is catching his breath after a hectic outdoor schedule in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia for the song sequences of Thambikku Inda Ooru. “ Thambikku Inda Ooru is almost complete and Tiruttani is about 50 per cent complete. ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Matt takes a ribbing on Armoured set
Hollywood actor Matt Dillon found out that the title of his new movie was Armoured only after almost breaking his ribs, filming the action-packed romp. The Crash star has told how he was so determined to prove his hard man credential while ...
Nicole Kidman has told how her baby daughter Sunday Rose is already showing signs of following in her tall footsteps. The Aussie Oscar winner says her little girl is already far taller than the average 18-month-old and she fears she may be ...
She is so loved up with her man A-Rod that blonde beauty Kate Hudson says she can never imagine fighting over him with another woman. Kate prefers to discuss problems over lunch than get into a row about them. “I can't imagine fighting ...
Star-struck with Kate
Big screen sex siren Eva Mendes has confessed she has a girl crush on Brit Oscar winner Kate Winslet. The 35-year-old beauty says, “I adore Kate Winslet — I completely idolise her and she is so beautiful. She's done nudity in so ...
‘I'm a new woman'
The last year has been a real rollercoaster for Rihanna and she feels it has changed her as a person. The Russian Roulette singer has made such changes to her life she can barely recognise herself. “The way I live my life now is ...
Juhi Chawla, one of the bubbliest actors the Hindi film industry has ever produced, may have put films on the backburner, but there is one area where she's shining bright — endorsements. Juhi has a long list of ads to her credit (think ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
R. S. Manohar, Prem Nazir, B. S. Saroja, T. R. Ramachandran, D. Balasubramaniam, Mynavathi , T. P. Muthulakshmi, S. Rama Rao, M. Saroja, C. T. Rajakantham, C. K. Saraswathi, K. K. Soundar and Baby Uma
2. Which Bengali film made in mid-1990s is a loose remake of the 1978 Ingmar Bergman film Autumn Sonata?3. Who has won the most Filmfare Best Actress Awards?4. Name the pioneers of the Indian film industry who formed the Royal ...
Grillmill -- Snekan
You made your acting debut with Yogi. Now, which do you prefer — acting or penning lyrics?I'm a lyricist first. I've written the songs for all of Ameer's films — Mounam Pesiyathe, Ram, Paruthiveeran and now Yogi. It was at ...
My First Break
I was in Standard Nine then. It was while practising Bharatanatyam under the guidance of my first guru Dinesh Kumar at Bharathanjali, a dance school in Kerala, that I was approached by film director Sharath. He was looking for a girl to act in ...
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