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The `Ram' formula
`Ram' has made people sit up and take notice of its hero Jeeva.
When automobiles were bejewelled
Eardrops, chains, necklaces - gold has always been a statement of wealth and status.
A package of six Portuguese films will be screened at the Film Chamber from May 9-12.
Drought at Cannes
While Nandita Das will be on the jury, Indian films have drawn a blank at Cannes.
Another hero from the production house of Supergood is here. Ramesh, the elder brother of actor Jeeva, who made his debut in Telugu with the film, `Vidyarti,' enters the Tamil scene with `Jithan,' that opened yesterday. "I'm both thrilled and ...
Amsterdam gets a taste of Southern spice
Not many in this part of the country are aware that a Tamil-Malayalam Film Festival took place in Amsterdam, Holland. It began on March 10 and continued till the end of April. It is surprising that the Indian media has taken no notice of this ...
A good bad time
What can you do but laugh at a bunch of visitors who go around a spooky, scary forest populated by man-eating tigers and a suspected ghost, doing ridiculously stupid things. It may be okay to borrow the storyline from a movie but borrowing a ...
As cool as Cube
Diesel probably got a little too expensive for the mileage. And maybe the producers wanted something cooler for the summer. So they got Ice Cube! Ice Cube as `XXX-2' is exactly the opposite of what Vin Diesel was. He is not "some biker ...
Neelam for fair criticism
At 91, veteran journalist and music critic Neelam still retains his passion for art.
Vibrancy, deep commitment and sensitivity to the nuances of classical music marked the breezy flute recital of Mala Chandrasekhar under the aegis of Alapana recently. Her graceful blowing of the instrument took her to lyrical heights and the ...
Clothed in Carnatic ragas
How many people have the good fortune to speak on the same topic at the same venue after 30 years? Madurai G. S. Mani was recently blessed with this rare honour at the Harvey Kumaraswamy Kalyana Mandapam, Tirupur, under the auspices of the ...
The Varshika Sangeetha Mahotsavam-2005 coinciding with the Vardhanthi of the present ruling Pontiff of Sringeri Math, Sri Bharathi Theertha Mahaswamigal, and the Sri Ramanavami conducted by the Sringeri Sankara Math, Srirangam, witnessed ...
Shift that appealed
T. N. Krishnan evoked a rich tone on the violin, altering his style to reflect GNB's bani.
Taking on brainteasers
It was concert of a different kind with the audience being kept on its toes.
Tamil land to Toronto
It has been a fabulous Tamil New Year gift for Deva. When he left for Canada to attend the release of his devotional album, `Durgeswaram,' on the Goddess at Sri Durgeswaram, Toronto, little did he expect the honour bestowed on him by the ...
Sentimental stuff again
Mainstream Tamil theatre continues to revel in tearjerkers and the Kodai Nataka Vizha proved it. But there were a couple of exceptions.
Magic on precious stones
If jewellery today absorbs new trends and reinvents itself to suit changing times, it also searches its roots for inspiration and lost techniques, investing the evolving `new' forms with a sense of timeless romance. Combining classicism with ...
Constellation with a difference
The Visvanathasvamy temple in Pazhuvur village of Tiruchi is special for its navagraha shrine.
Glory for the genius
The French honour conferred on Balamuralikrishna underscores the international recognition of Carnatic music as a distinct genre.
For Malaysian Tamils
Jaya TV has expanded its horizon by launching the channel in Malaysia which was inaugurated by actor Kamal Hassan. The programmes are being aired from April 28. Watch the recap this Sunday at 2 p.m. Change in ...
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