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`I was lucky to get it'
Disney's dream land lives on ...
Walt Disney's land of fun and fantasy, the vision that gives pleasure to kids and adults alike, turns 50 this year.
In the City
Govinda's son in Tamil flick
Hindi film actor Govinda's son, 18-year old Arjun Singh, will make his debut in the Tamil film, `Boys and Girls,' written, directed and produced by V. Rajagopal. Based on a real life incident that happened in the U. S., the story revolves ...
Filmmaker Agathiyan is on to his next project, `Selvam,' that has Nanda of `Mounam Paesiyadhae' and `Punnagai Poovae' fame in the lead. Uma, Vani and Monisha are the three heroines. Agathiyan's film titles invariably get changed after the ...
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. ...
Writer `Vedham Pudhidhu' Kannan is the writer, director and producer of `Amirtham.' Navya Nair, heroine of `Azhagiya Theeyae,' is paired opposite Ganesh, a new face. Girish Karnad plays the role of Navya's dad, a temple priest _ his commitment ...
Violence with a comic touch
If you think the bad man would turn murderous, he doesn't. If your surmise is the villain's son could get jealous and violent when his sibling emerges all of a sudden, no way. And if you think the hero has lost his bad dad and brother forever, ...
Where has all the fun gone?
The cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Samuel L Jackson, Ian McDiarmid, Christopher Lee and Frank Oz (voice of Yoda)
The director: George Lucas
The storyline: How Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader.
Thriller sans scares
The storyline: Divya begins to get premonitions of murders to be committed by a serial killer and decides to help the police, only to find herself in trouble.
The bottomline: Meera makes it bearable. The tagline for the movie is nothing ...
Kung fu action touches new heights!
What can you expect from a Chinese film made in Hong Kong and dubbed with Indian artistes? Not much. Which is why one finds "Kung Fu Hustle" exceeding expectations. It is one madcap entertainer, irreverent, with special effects, which puts ...
Flavour of veena Dhanammal
Confident and clear
Charumathi Ramachandran is one of the thinking musicians of the day whose sharp, innovative, challenging mind comes up with something out of the ordinary in each of her stage performances. Her CD album for Kalavardhanis amply justifies this ...
Parur style underlined, as usual
The MSG-Narmada concert provided a glimpse into the sincerity and experience that have shaped their music.
Voice of an ardent devotee
Vayalur Murugan Pamalai P. S. Krishnamurthy; Shanmukhasundaram Devotionals on Lord Muruga of Vayalur (three volumes) Price: Rs. 50 (Cassette) Rarely do you come across a devotional melody collection that has a significant personal slant to it. ...
How sound and meter are inseparable
Eminent musicologist, Prof. S. R. Janakiraman in his erudite lec-dem on Sruthi, swaras and ragas, held under the auspices of Alapana, Coimbatore, said that music of any kind should be capable of being translated into swaras that form the base of ...
Cool, colourful craft
A wide range of handcrafted and hand-woven products from Orissa and the North East are on display at two exhibition centres. Exquisitely conceived clay fruits, intricately woven `apple' cane sofa sets from Assam combine comfort with aesthetics. ...
Rich in history and architecture
Sri Patteeswaraswamy temple near Coimbatore attracts devotees with its old world charm and exquisite sculptures.
Epitome of love and compassion
The Paramacharya used his knowledge and wisdom as a tool to promote tolerance and universal brotherhood. His 112th jayanti was observed on May 24.
Prof. V. Subramaniam's mission was to popularise Buddhist themes in the Indian classical performing arts.
The march comes to an end
His life was full of battles but Sunil Dutt faced them with courage.
Glimpses from the women's meal organised by Mangaiyar Malar and Achi Masala.
Raj TV's Holiday Kondattam, will have a new presenter, Sindhya from Kenya. (Sundays, 8 a.m.)
(Antara Mali) who aspires to become a choreographer and Abhi (Abhishek Bachchan), who wants to become a superstar.
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