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Friday, March 31, 2006
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Winner at Cyprus
Jeeva has won the Best Actor honour for `Raam' at CIFF 2006.
Rama Navami celebrations
Sri Rama Bhaktha Jana Samaj (Ph: 2473 1529/2472 8318) is celebrating its silver jubilee of Rama Navami mahotsavam from April 1-30 at Padma Seshadri School, K. K. Nagar. Devaki Muthiah inaugurates and releases the souvenir. Vikraman receives the ...
In the City
Sukhanya; 6.30 p.m.: M. S. Anantharaman, M. A. Sundareswaran and M. A. Krishnaswamy (violin).
April 2, 4.25 p.m.
Ambujam Vedanthan; 6.30 p.m.: Lakshmi Rangarajan.
April 3, 6.30 p.m.
V. V. Srivatsa. Bharat ...
The production house that launched Cheran as an actor with `Solla Marandha Kadhai,' is into its next creation, `Maaya Kannaadi,' with Cheran as hero, writer and director. Panju Arunachalam's son P. Ar. Subramaniam, the producer of `Maaya ...
Witty and wary
Intrigued by talks of Vikram turning producer, you send him a message to know what he's up to. Being busy with `Bheema,' the actor calls up a day later. He laughs aloud when you ask him why he is into production and why he had chosen Dharani as ...
For a change
A one-hour short, titled `Imayavaramban IPS,' is being made by writer-director S.P.M. Ravi. Filmed in digital format the film will showcase the diligence and duty-conscious nature of the police force. It will also deal with the salient features ...
When a song clicks
Three years ago, this young man came down all the way from Delhi, to sing in Tamil films. Working hard on his music and his Tamil diction and visiting composers with a CD of his music, Jaidev found an answer to his pursuit, when composer Vijay ...
This Souten is a big yawn - Souten
Storyline: A young MBA graduate comes home bored to have affairs with a bored housewife and her stepdaughter, only to find himself at Gulshan Grover's gun-point.
Bottomline: Titillating torture. Contrary to popular opinion, `Souten' can be ...
`Jumanji' rehashed - Zathura
Cast: Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins Storyline: Siblings find themselves inside a Space adventure game called
Zathura, as their house ejects out to space and the only way they can return is by completing ...
With a finger on the audience pulse
Parthiban expects Pachchakudirai to be a box-office winner.
Master of a versatile instrument
An accompanist, soloist, composer, researcher, author and teacher, VVS has compelling thoughts to share.
A novel approach and mellifluous vocals made the recital of Bombay Sisters enjoyable.
In her introductory speech in the CD, poet `Mathioli' Saraswathi mentions the skill of composers Lakshmi Viswanathan, Manibharati and R. Ganesh, who have woven music into the words she had penned over the years. The nine songs in the recently ...
Matter of elegance
Bombay Jayashree's recital was full of melody, free from gimmicks.
Seamless flow of music
Three streams flowed fluently and merged smoothly in `Temptations.'
Language was not a barrier
The social dimension that underlies music came to the fore as Padma Krishnan rendered the songs of Purandaradasa.
Young performers impress with fine show
A five-day festival offered Karur rasikas a sumptuous fare.
Moments of ecstasy
Baithak, that was a mere religious gathering those days, has begun to alter the cultural landscape of the capital city.
Festivals or mere gimmicks?
Do dance festivals attach any importance to the artistic merit of the performances?
Epic, in folk style
The `game of dice,' presented by the students of the Kattaikoothu Youth Theatre School, had an interesting twist.
Slice of life in art mode
The exhibition of originals and reproductions of Thanjavur Art, Ravi Varma oleographs and company art pieces which concluded in the city recently was unique in more ways than one. On view were Ravi Varma original prints from his famous Lonavla ...
Classicism at its best
KVN, whose death anniversary falls tomorrow, adhered to Ariyakkudi's style, and had a unique tempo.
The golden era
This year, the anniversaries of the music giants fall on April 2, 29 and May 4.
Special Rudra japam and mahanyasam were performed at Sringeri Sankara Math in Srirangam near Tiruchi recently, to mark the jayanthi celebrations of Sri Sachidananda Sivabhava Narasimha Bharathi Mahaswamy, the 33rd pontiff of Sri Sringeri Sarada ...
Scholar par excellence
A.S.Panchapakesa Iyer, who passed away recently, had dedicated his life to the cause of Carnatic music.
Vedic chanting at Sringeri
As part of its major project to propagate the Vedas and Vedic culture, Vedic Sangeeta Foundation of Chennai organised a two-day programme at Sringeri on March 25 and 26 in the presence of Bharati Teertha Swamigal, head of Sri Sarada Peetam. On ...
Narasimha Bharati Swami Jayanthi
Special Rudra japam and mahanyasam were performed at Sringeri Sankara Math in Srirangam near Tiruchi recently, to mark the jayanthi celebrations of Sri Sachidananda Sivabhava Narasimha Bharati Mahaswami, the 33rd pontiff of Sri Sringeri Sarada ...
The birth centenary of Karappangadu Venkatacharya Swami is being celebrated in a manner befitting his stature and scholarship by his disciples, admirers and family members. Swami was born in a family of great scholars in Ubhaya Vedanta. True ...
Podhigai TV is rolling out a programme, Ponnana Vakku, based on voting procedures. This educative programme talks about the election methods and the right to exercise one's franchise. Tune in to find answers for questions and ...
Commemorating the tenth year
John Britto's Dance Co., a renowned Chennai-based premier studio for dance, celebrated its 10th anniversary this March with Climax, a unique dance show featuring several international dance styles from across the world. The recap of the event ...
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