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From short films to features ...
After two short films, director B. Sivakumar now tries out a 90-minute feature. He talks to MALATHI RANGARAJAN about the new venture.
An epic effort
Filming Homer's `Iliad' is always a challenge for Hollywood. The latest is the Warner Brothers' version, "Troy," made on a $200-million budget. Will it make money, asks V. GANGADHAR.
SHOOTING IS going on at a hectic pace for Dhanush's "Devadhaiyai Kandaen." It will be the hero's next release after "Sullaan." Dhanush never takes on roles that show him as rich, suave or sophisticated. He has always played the boy from a poor ...
Simple but eloquent
THE VEENA recital by Revathy Krishna for Sri Thiagaraja Sangeetha Vidwat Samajam addressed itself primarily to melodic exploration at deeper levels of veena musical awareness. To the felicitous flow of sound, Revathy brought fascination in ...
Master of two styles
SANJAY SUBRAMANIAM'S music is both combative and caressingly refined. A master of thick and thin technique, when he thins out his voice for brighas and gamakas and takes up a sruti- aligned exercise for long spells, the audience is taken to a ...
Laya on a tight leash
Kalavardhanis - Carnatic - Azhagan Murugan - V. Sankara Narayanan Price - Rs.50/- REC 362 - Classical Vocal V. SANKARA NARAYANAN, a disciple of Vaigal Gnanaskandan, begins his programme for Kalavardhini's audio album with "Prasiddha ...
With a touch of divinity
UNDER THE Natyarangam Trust of Narada Gana Sabha, Uma Nambudiripad, a disciple of Chitra Visweswaran, gave a very promising Bharatanatyam performance recently, focussing on compositions addressing Lord Shanmukha. Chitra Visweswaran, who has ...
A classic beginning
SINCE HE launched Masquerade with a production of ``Electra," KK has travelled many roads, mounted many productions and celebrated the group's tenth year in performance by setting up and launching Landing Stage, a youth theatre group, again with ...
Sastha plays midwife
THE TEMPLE of Sri Porsadayachi and Sri Sadaiyudaiyar Sastha is situated among paddy fields surrounded by hills on the old Koprathope Road that connects Kalakkadu and Papanasam and Kizha Ambur villages skirting the Western Ghats. It is not a ...
The Lord waits on the riverbank
WHILE THE Lords in places such as Srirangam, Tirupati, Azhagarkoil, Nachiarkoil (Thirunaraiyoor) and Thirukannapuram have been offered garlands of hundreds of verses by Azhwars, there are places like Kapisthalam, in Thanjavur District, which ...
Consecrations ... around the city
THE DWAJAPRATHISHTA and the Ashtabandana Kalasa Kumbhabishekam at the Sree Ayyappa temple, Meenakshi Street, Perambur, will take place on Monday, June 28 between 10.15 and 11.30 a.m. Sri Kantararu Mohanaru Tanthri of Sabarimala will ...
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