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Natural ... yet not entirely so -- Sivappadhikaaram
The best thing about Screenplay Entertainment Private Ltd.'s `Sivappadhikaaram' (U) is that almost all characters that stomp the screen in the early stages of the film are natural and down-to-earth. So natural that it's like watching real life ...
In the city
Triumph of the human spirit -- The World's Fastest Indian
"You live more in five minutes on a bike like this going flat out than some people live in a lifetime," says Burt Munro to his adoring little neighbour who asks him if he's frightened about the feat he is setting out to do. And this is to race ...
It has everything but a plot -- Dhoom 2
Style, skin show, machismo, bikes, action... `Dhoom 2' from Yash Raj Films has all that it has promised. Opening up on the screen with a mind-blowing shot of a moving train in the Namibian desert, the way it introduces Hrithik Roshan (as the ...
Fun team in full throttle -- Rendu
Crime and comedy combine to provide an enjoyable cocktail in the first half of Avni Cinemax's `Rendu' (A), written and directed by Sundar C. A smarter, trimmer Madhavan is back in Tamil after `Thambi,' with another role (or two, you could say) ...
Making a point poignantly -- Mann
Storyline: A romantic tangle in the backdrop of the existing rich-poor divide in Sri Lanka.
Bottomline: A message both subtle and strong! Adolescence, sexual awakening, carnal pleasure and subsequent betrayal aren't unusual themes. Yet ...
Commercial and comical
Dhanush and Prakashraj will make a winning combo in `Thiruvilaiyaadal,' says director Bhoopathy Pandian.
Absolute adherence to Semmangudi
Bhavana Viswanathan's Sriranjani was gold, bringing alive Srinivasa Iyer's style.
Aesthetic blend of diction and bhava
Up-and-coming singer Kuldeep M. Pai, an ashtavadhani, enthralled audience at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
A veteran whose voice still delivers and a promising young talent were featured at the Vijay TV music festival.
Impeccable guru bhakti, artiste of mature refinement
GNB's blue-eyed boy, Trichur Ramachandran, whose service to music spans 50 years, has imbibed all the extraordinary nuances of his master's style.
Returns with rare kritis
Singing to a packed hall, Nityasri Mahadevan showcased mastery over voice and fluency of expression.
Bag it in style, naturally
Kipling &Co., essentially a `period furniture' warehouse has organised a Christmas sale of accessories made out of `natural materials,' to exhibit the colossal potential of natural fibres. A variegated choice of bags from Thailand, Cambodia, ..
Crafts persons at the Uttar Pradesh Expo show interest in consumer tastes.
Patriot and an idealist
D. Yoganand, who passed away recently, was a prolific, bilingual filmmaker.
A maverick who made it
Yesteryear actor G. Varalakshmi, who passed away recently, was known for her candour and fearless approach to life.
A gentle giant
B.V.Raman, who passed away, was a teacher of high calibre.
Honour for Shah Rukh Khan
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) announced recently that at this year's event Shah Rukh Khan, Oliver Stone and Nabil El-Maleh will be honoured for their outstanding contribution to cinema, as part of the DIFF Salutes programme. The ...
A multi-hued miscellany
The recent music and dance show by the students of DAV-BHEL School, Ranipet, was well-received.
New mega from AVM
AVM is gearing up for its next daily soap that opens on Jaya TV on December 4.
December 8 will see the second season of the stand-up comedy challenge, `Hutch Kalakka Povadhu Yaaru 2, ' on Vijay TV, 22.00. The sequel promises to present a whole new range of comedy capers never seen before. ...
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