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Friday, May 13, 2005
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Where Simbu scores
`I love challenges'
Aishwarya Rai is getting global recognition as an actress.
A winner with the lens
Ratnavelu has made a mark as a cinematographer in a short span.
Special effects for visual thrill
Action or romance, animation has come to stay.
The `K' factor always predominant
If the Kumars, Kapoors and the Khannas once ruled Bollywood, now it is the turn of the Khans.
After an incredibly successful debut and hree hits in a row, Dhanush's Wheel of Fortune reversed to give the young hero an equal number of misses. But `Devadhaiyai Kandaen' that came without much fanfare slowly but steadily emerged winner and ...
Back to the past
The theme is novel. If writer-director Nanda Periyasamy's treatment is equally so, `Oru Kallooriyin Kadhai,' is bound to be sensational. So smitten with the storyline was Sonia Agarwal that her only query after she listened to it was, `How many ...
The success of `Azhagiya Theeyae' was a shot in the arm for actor-producer Prakashraj. The neat comedy showcased the potential of hero Prasanna and director Radha Mohan. Prakashraj's next production, `Kanda Naal Mudhal,' directed by Mani Ratnam's ...
Captain gears up
Vijayakanth always alternates the theme of his films _ a village story is invariably followed by a city-based subject. In keeping with the practice, after `Neranja Manasu' in a bucolic ambience, `Paerarasu,' his next film, is set in the city. ...
A modern, mythical medley
The Invisible Man keeps surfacing now and then in one or the other language. This time it is in Tamil in Radaan Media Works' `Jithan' (U/A), presented by Supergood Films. The story is Ramgopal Varma's and is based on `Gayab' that had Tusshar ...
From levity to gore
The storyline: James is an eyewitness to a murder on a suburban train, or so he says...
The bottomline: Tall claims but short on class In the first hour of A. P. Film Garden's `6'2" ' Satyaraj is his usual sarcastic self, providing some ...
Story not very well told
The storyline: City youth visits grandparents in village. Comes across two girls and there emerges a love triangle. The bottomline: Udayakumar touch missing. It is out and out a summer special, mainly for the youth... Jack Rase and Jick Jack ...
Despite cliches, strikes a chord
Bollywood is changing. Remember "Black", that brilliant peek into the world of people who can't tell sunshine from silhouettes? Now Harry Baweja tries to walk down the Sanjay Leela Bhansali lane with "Main Aisa Hi Hoon," a film delectable by ...
All about faith
Many, Many summers, ago when America was not quite the villain for so many, Ridley Scott made bold to make a film, technologically supreme and almost dispassionate in his horizon. There was that odd juxtaposing of Quranic verses with war crimes ...
The director: Sangeeth Sivan The storyline: A guy pretends to be involved with a mannequin.
The bottomline: Ribald Dresses are getting skimpier. Comedy cornier. Films are bawdy - stars, talented and upcoming, quite a willing party. ...
All about teenage love
The YMCA ground is full of cars and vans and voices are hardly heard above the din caused by the generator. Manikandan, "Boys" hero, standing near a huge tree, is discussing the scene with the second heroine Sujibala. When the director shouts ...
On a melodic trip
Vasudhaa Keshav, a post graduate in music from the Mysore University, was trained under the Gurukula system, her preceptor being H. S. Mahalakshmi, a reputed guru of Karnataka belonging to the rich lineage of Tiger Varadachariar. Her album for ...
Life of Ramanuja
Ramanuja was an important member of the school of Sri Vaishnavism so called because Sridevi, the Goddess Lakshmi, is said to be its propounder. Total surrender to the Almighty was the key feature of Sri Vaishnavism and its philosophy was ...
A delectable fare
The rasikas were taken on a musical sojourn during the five-day fest in Coimbatore, with eminent artistes presenting soulful recitals.
MUSIC SRJ's workshop on the varnam was an eye opener.
Mellifluous strains of music wafted through the air at the festival organised by the Sadana Sadan at the Chinmaya Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Vadavalli. The programme was unique in quite a few aspects. For one, it did not ...
Peep into private thoughts
THEATRE Despite the huge potential and competent actors, ``Talking With... " did not make the expected impact.
Art of a different era
A visit to the new Kalpadruma handicraft boutique is a wonderful experience.
The leaning temple of Huma
The main temple, dedicated to Lord Bimaleswar, and other smaller temples in the compound lean, though at different angles. But the pinnacle is perpendicular to the ground.
Administrator par excellence
Sri Ramanuja was the one who brought about the total integration of people in the way he looked after the temple of Srirangam.
The bull on the warpath
The Ponnai is said to have changed course, obeying Nandi's command.
Come Sunday, this on-going programme reaches its 27th episode. A few changes have been made to make it more interesting to suit all age groups. Each episode will have a personality who, apart from being proficient in the field of Carnatic ...
Jaya TV in association with Medimix and Mumabi Xpress, has planned to organise a jolly trip to Madurai from Chennai and back. In each of the earlier trips, a leading celebrity accompanied the passengers. This time round, the travellers have a ...
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