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Small is unsuccessful?
Treasure house in trouble
archives Sampradaya, a rich repository of Carnatic music, is on the verge of folding up.
`It is a constant challenge'
interview Sathyam Cinema's `Lights On' series at Studio 5 will feature the work of costume designer Nalini Sriram on April 27. This will be followed by an interactive session with the audience.
ANALYSIS The women director's festival held in Chennai scored in documentaries, all award winners.
Now comes Surya's sibling
Surya's brother and Sivakumar's younger son Karthi is all set to storm the cinema scene with K. E. Gnanavel's Studio Green production, `Paruththi Veeran.' Director Ameer who showed much promise in `Ram,' will launch Karthi in this village ...
The Superstar strikes in style
The hiatus seems to have mattered little. Sporting the look of the `Annamalai' days, Rajnikant returns with Sivaji Productions' Chandramukhi' (U). The actor's charisma may be inexplicable but it clearly manifests itself in every frame of the ...
Return to romance
Opening on a sober note, switching over to the flashback mode almost immediately, and moving on to touch a joyous plane, V Creations' `Sachein' (U/A) is the latest entertainer from Vijay that has a feel-good charm about it. After a winning spree ...
Small-town boy comes to the city to get help for his ailing father, finds himself with the task of saving the citizens from the bad guys ... A hero is born. Yes, it does sound like a plot ripped off from a Tamil masala film, but the difference is ...
A hangman's guilt
Adoor Gopalakrishnan remains among the last of Indian directors who gave class and content to the country's largely frivolous cinema that bordered on the inane. Gopalakrishanan's latest, `Nizhalkuthu' (Shadow Kill) in Malayalam comes to ...
The English legacy
MUSIC: Colonial influence did not leave even Carnatic music untouched. How?
Excerpts from a live concert of Nithyasree Mahadevan have been released in a CD album in which she is accompanied by Usha Rajagopalan on the violin, I. Sivakumar on the mridangam and Sivaramakrishnan on the ghatam. `Thulasidhala' in ...
C. S. Sajeev sings seven songs of Swati Tirunal, the prince among musicians and a musician among princes. His accompanists are Neela Jayakumar (violin), J. Balaji (mridangam) and Adambakkam Shankar (ghatam). The programme is off to a brisk start ...
Dancer with mercurial feet
Dance Two artistes regaled the audience by their lively performances.
Dastkar Andhra's work with the weavers in remote parts of Andhra Pradesh is one of the great NGO success stories of our times. By giving the weavers sustained work with design inputs that use their skills in contemporary formats and by ...
Each episode will deal with an issue with a panel of expertsdiscussing it and suggesting ways to help the woman protect herself. This week's programme, "Pengalukku Edhirana Vanmuraiyai Thaduppom," is spread over four episodes (April 23 and ...
A phone-in interactive show, it is spread over five rounds. The first two rounds cover current affairs and general knowledge. The other rounds deal with details pertaining to the film industry. ...
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