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A runaway success
The box-office triumph of "Munnabhai MBBS" seems to have turned it into a cult classic. Even the British Medical Journal reviewed it, shocking purists. In a bid to emulate its success, the film is being remade in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, sa ys SREEDHAR PILLAI.

Battle against censorship
RAKESH SHARMA'S internationally acclaimed epic documentary, "Final Solution," made it to the Films for Freedom festival in Bangalore. The film was rejected by the Mumbai International Film festival (MIFF) last year, since it did not have a ...


Satyaraj's name sells
SURELY BUT silently Satyaraj is proving to be a safe bet for filmmakers. His "Adithadi" yielded satisfactory results and now "Jore" with son Sibi in tow has the makers smiling their way to the bank. The reason is that Satyaraj who has established ...

Film Review

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    On Location

    String of episodes
    SHOOTING WAS in full swing for ``Chellamae" at the Prasad studio with Reema Sen and Vishal dancing to the instruction of dance master Thara. Cinematographer K. V. Anand, was checking out the light for the next shot. "I am sure the film will ...


    Magical spell of music
    T. N. KRISHNAN is a slave to melody and reposefulness of music which cast a magical spell on the listeners at his concert for the Tyagaraja festival at Tirupati with the raga alapanas of Sahana ("Vandanamu Raghunandana"), Abheri ("Nagumomu"), ...
    Assortment of various genres
    Sangeetha Crescendo CD - Veena and other instruments - Rarepulse - Dr. Krishna Raghavendra - Rs. 125. DR. KRISHNA Raghavendra, a consummate veena artiste belonging to a musical family, has proved his prowess as a skilled performer, an ...
    Stylish yet divine
    AFTER A well-phased Bhairavi alapana without frills or gimmicks Rajeswari Satish sang Swati Tirunal's delightful "Janani Mamava" with emphasis on bhava and divinity, winning kudos from the discerning audience at Hamsadhwani. The lilting ...


    Descendant of an illustrious tradition
    ONE OF the most reputed styles of Bharatanatyam, practised by dancers across the globe is that of the Vazhuvur School. Known actually as Vazhivoor, this village in the vicinity of Mayiladuturai in Thanjavur district is the native place of ...
    Workshop for women
    BRAHMANA MAHILA Samithi is conducting a two-day workshop for Brahmin women aged 15-30 on September 11 and 12 at Sri Kamakshi Kalyana Mantapam, Kanchipuram. During the seminar, they should submit research papers on the following topics — ...


    A path of service, devoid of desire
    On the occasion of the 70th birthday of Sri Jayendra Saraswati, N. GANESAN writes on the contribution of the Swami and the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam to the uplift of society...
    Messenger of peace and love
    MAHAKUMBHABISHEKAM WAS performed to Yogi Ramsurat Kumar's adhistanam and temple recently in the ashram premises at 1833/1, Agrahara Kollai, Chengam Road, Thiruvannamalai, Pin - 606 603 (Ph: 954175-237567/04175-237567). The ashram was built on ...


    Universal values in art form
    AS ALARMELVALLI, chief guest of the evening (of July 29) remarked, the sheer joy on the faces of the tots who took part in the 47th anniversary celebrations of the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary group of schools with gay abandon, was ...


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