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Let the music begin
The Hindu Friday Review Music Festival offers a smorgasbord of rhythms to satisfy the palate of every music lover, from traditional to trendy.
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In the City
Amarnath, Parasnath (flute); 6.45 p.m.: Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, Malladi Ravi Kumar. Musiri Chamber 28/2, Musiri Subramaniam Road, Mylapore. November 13, 4.01 p.m. Thanjavur ...

Canine contest
Vijay TV will be airing "101 Dalmations," on November 11 at 5.30 p.m., as a special for Childrens' Day. The channel will have a unique contest along with the movie. Questions based on the movie will be asked in-between ...
Letters To The Editor


Array of Asian flavours
One had the opportunity to savour diverse cinema trends, experiments, at the Fourth Asian Film Festival held in Mumbai recently.
Everyone knows about Ajit's passion for racing. And to give his fans a chance to watch their hero in action on the track, the makers of the mega venture, `Paramasivan' have filmed a motorbike race. Shot for 11 days on the ECR highway in Chennai, ...
Film Review

Cliches turn tragedy into parody
Storyline: A mentally ill patient finds a compassionate doctor who changes his life, almost.
Bottomline: It's really a comedy. We always knew that Priyadarshan is brilliant at comedy but trust him to make a tragedy with great potential look ...
The world of chocolate dreams
Storyline: Poor little Charlie Bucket gets a chance-of-alifetime tour of enigmatic Willy Wonka's chocolate factory
Bottomline: Watch this with a bar of chocolate; you're bound to need it "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" gives you a golden ...
With the formula intact
Storyline: As a boy the hero runs away from home, but circumstances make his return essential.
Bottomline: Another commercial venture so typically Vijay. An apt title for the Deepavali season, Sri Surya Movies' `Sivakasi' (U) is firepower ...
The treatment goes awry
Storyline: A young man from Chennai falls for a sophisticated girl in Ooty and his love goes unrequited till _
Bottomline: A light-hearted film which sags after a point. You have to hand it to Srikanth. In every film the young man tries out ...
Comedy that fails to be so
Cast: Fardeen Khan, Zayed Khan, Sharman Joshi, Esha Deol, Soha Ali Khan, Ayesha Takia, Sanjay Dutt, Aarti Chhabria, Sophie Chaudhary, Riya Sen Director: David Dhawan
Storyline: Three married guys try to make their extra-marital affairs ...
On Location

Simbu goes back to school
Silambarasan becomes a student again for ``Vallavan" that he directs with three heroines.

Songs, stories and philosophy
Kousalya Sivakumar knitted songs and stories seamlessly in her lecture demonstration.
Childhood friends come together
Steeped in their own traditions, Pt. Ronu Majumdar and Bombay Jayashri Ramnath are also well-acquainted with each other's genres.
Complete rapport with audience
Ranjani and Gayatri held listeners' attention singing the sweet compositions of Ambujam Krishna.
Melodic exercise
Sathur Sisters, Lalitha Santhanam and Bhuvana Rajagopalan, are the daughters and disciples of the late reputed vidwan, Sathur A.G. Subramaniam. Both have pleasant voices that blend harmoniously. The instrumental support is provided by Charumathi ...

Padams that shone like gems
Today is the birth anniversary of T. Brinda, who made Kshetrayya's padams immortal.

Tv Serials

The programme which has completed 52 weeks, has proposed to feature artists like D.K. Pattammal, M. Balamuralikrishna and M.L. Vasanthakumari. This week's episode will feature D.K. ...
STAR Plus and Vijay TV will be bringing a Children's day special episode of KBC 2 on November 13. The former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta and tennis star, Sania Mirza, will be participating in the show. ...
Andrum Indrum Endrum
Jaya TV, which conducted the Maestro Live in Concert will be airing the third part of the show on November 13.

Sangamam, a musical show featuring some of the famous singers, will be starting on November 13. Every week one of the sensational singers like S.P. Balasubramaniam, Chitra, Unnikrishnan, Unni Menon, Anuradha Sriram, Srinivas, Mano, ...

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