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Friday, July 29, 2005
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Rising with a patriotic cry
In the City
Tamil plays from Periyapuranam, Gananatha Nayanar, Kootruva Nayanar and Poiyadimai Illatha Pulavar Nayanar. Madhu Enterprises Mylapore Fine Arts.
July 29, 6.30 p.m.
UAA presents Y. Gee. Mahendra in ...
A labour of love
Despite an overdose of sleaze on celluloid of late, a few extravagantly made period films with pleasing music such as "Lagaan", "Devdas" and "Parineeta, have managed to create a stir at the box-office. Sharada Ramanathan's "Shringaram - Dance ...
The `Love Bug' is back
The 1960s Volkswagen, with a mind of its own, is here to charm a new generation of cinemagoers.
Sensitive work with a soul
Storyline: An aging couple has to fight the system after their son witness a murder.
Bottomline: Offbeat tear-jerker We've seen him as the eccentric teacher in "Black," then as the angry old cop in "Bunty aur Babli" and as the frail but all ...
Imparting a message all right ...
Storyline: Of a young sports aspirant and a talented singer whom the hero encourages.
Bottomline: Shakti shouldn't think on serious lines. Satyaraj, Shakti Chidambaram, the title `Englishkaaran' and the tagline `Thamizh Vaazhga,' sound a ...
Toeing the psycho line
This seems to be a season of psychological thrillers, big and small. L. V. Pictures' Entertainment `Aayul Raegai' (A) is the latest in the list. The film analyses the psyche of a boy who faces physical abuse and mental torture only to turn ...
Typical family entertainer
Storyline: Herbie is rescued from the scrapheap, and Lindsey Lohan races him against the evil Matt Dillon. Bottomline: Enjoy, with willing suspension of disbelief. This movie is more of a Lindsey Lohan vehicle than a showcase of the famous, ...
Drama without melodrama
When was the last time you saw our young heroes play dad? But Madhavan is an exception. Even at the beginning of his career he didn't think twice about acting as a father of three! Here again he portrays a family man and a caring dad of a ...
A handsome hero, heroine who looks mature, excellent camera work, melodious music, crisp dialogue and effective direction all fall flat in the absence of a matching screenplay. This is what happens with Sri Saravana Creations `February 14.' ...
Dance to the tune of bombs
S. J. Suryah set the floor on fire shoting for `Anbe Aaruyire.'
With a penchant for the off-beat
His foray into the small screen has not diminished `Bombay' Chanakya's passion for the stage.
In typical Maharajapuram style
Maharajapuram Srinivasan offered a wholesome fare as a tribute to his father and guru Maharajapuram Santhanam.
Raga sans bhava
Though Ariyakkudi's madhyamakala akaaraas, kaalapramanas and swara technique shaped his musical resources, T. N. Seshagopalan has developed his own robust bhani with his rich saareeram. But his vocal recital with son Krishna at the Ramar temple, ...
Eclecticism at its best
A subtle and versatile mind was in evidence as Pt. Rajiv Taranath palyed the sarod.
An entertaining package
Songs in praise of the celestial flautist, Lord Krishna, have been played by G. Sridhar on the flute to the accompaniment of V. Suresh Babu on the violin, Mannarkoil J. Balaji on the mridangam and Madipakkam Murali on the ghatam. "Ganamurthe" of ...
Fitting tribute to doyen
Aptness marked Vipanchee's event organised to fete M. Balamuralikrishna.
`Thanga Magal,' a cassette containing devotional hymns composed by S. Annapoorani and set to tuneful melodies by V.Kalyani, are sung by K. Bhuvaneswari, Hyderabad Sowmya, G.Sridhar, R.Manoharan, R.Vasanthavalli, Kalyani, Divyaa ...
Losing out on aesthetics
To an extent an artiste has a true insight into refinement, the aesthetic tendency in his performing pattern can be discerned. Intensely passionate exploration of sancharas in alapanas or interpretation of kirtanas does not necessarily provide ...
Bharati and Arjuna, comparative study
The members of Chinmaya Yuwa Kendra, Coimbatore, presented a short play on the life of Bharati.
From fortune-telling to health tips
On the Sanskrit collection in the Sarasvati Mahal Library third in the series.
The Tipu factor
Tipu Sultan's money is believed to have gone into the renovation of this temple.
The epic, Sri Tamirabarani Mahatmiyam, speaks of the sacred river Tamirabarani, and how sage Agastya created it. It also deals with the sacred places on the banks of the river. One of those places is Agaram village where Lord Narayana revealed ...
Rich as platinum
At 75, Balamuralikrishna's voice is amazingly vibrant.
Propagating Ramana philosophy
The Pudhuvai Ramana Kendram, established in March 2004, has been carrying out several activities creating awareness among the people about Ramana Maharshi's philosophy. Apart from distribution of handbills, publication of Sri Arunachala ...
Sivaji classics revisited
Bharat Kalachar and Piriyamana Thozhi, observed the fourth death anniversary of Sivaji Ganesan.
Jaya TV in association with Clinic All Clear shampoo has organised a talent show, College Kondattam, to be anchored by actor Madhavan. The show, will be held at Madurai Kamaraj University on August 5 and 6. An exclusive programme for college ...
Kudos for excellence
Raj TV has been conducting a special award function to honour 10th and 12th standard students who have topped in their Board exams. This being the sixth year, 60 students across Tamil Nadu were selected for their excellence and achievements ...
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