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Picture of confidence
Slowly but surely, Bhavvana is making her presence felt in Tamil films.
Letters To The Editor


Telewatch

World Cup specials
The cricket fever is on. And Jaya TV has a series of specials for its viewers. `World Cup Cricket 2007,' jointly hosted by former Indian umpire S. Venkatraghavan and actor Abishek, is to be telecast on the days India is playing the match, with ...
Know Your City

In the city
M S Anantharaman, MA Sundareswaran, MA Krishnaswami and MS Ananthakrishnan (violin).
March 21, 6.30 p.m.
Charulatha Mani. Sri Krishna Gana Sabha
No. 20, Maharajapuram Santhanam Salai, T. Nagar.
March 16, 6.00 ...
Cinema

An endearing performer
FACE-TO-FACE From the comic to the serious, Will Smith does his roles with ease. In `The Pursuit of Happyness,' he proves his emotional range.
A message in short
`Vidya' is a 30-minute short that takes up a problem and offers a solution.
Meaty role for Maddy
Filmmaker Pratap Pothen and K. Rajeshwar, Pothen's colleague from his `Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai' days are out of their hibernation. Pothen will direct Madhavan for `Oru Naal Podhuma,' while Rajeshwar pens the story, screenplay and dialogue. ...
Film Review

Refreshingly delightful trip - Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.
Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen, Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Amisha Patel, Diya Mirza, Abhay Deol, Minnisha Lamba
Storyline: Six couples on a honeymoon discover a thing or two about love
Bottomline: A delightful trip Somewhere towards the ...
Too elegant to make an impact - Water
Storyline: An eight-yearold is sent to a widow house in Benares after her husband dies
Bottomline: It is more exotic than informative As you watch the lovely Kalyani (Lisa Ray) delicately sweep the ground with her palm as she prays, the ...
Meandering melodrama - Thirumagan
Storyline: A man who is more an imbecile becomes serious and strong all of a sudden.
Bottomline: Wish you could say something positive! Nothing noteworthy happens in `Thirumagan' (A) till almost the very end. Suppressing your yawn and ennui, ...
Music

Feminine touch, traditional fare
The Palni Sisters synchronised well and Kothandaraman was absolutely classical.
Battle and personality come alive on DVDs
I-Cuube's DVDs/VCDs compress the salient points of a war that turned history around and a man who destroyed himself in his quest for power.
Best classical tradition
If Rama Ravi's vocal recital was typically chaste, Rajeswari Padmanabhan's veena was a purist's dream.
It is not just a passage of time
Performing maturity comes with painstaking consolidation at every stage.
Steady stream of swaras
Amrita Venkatesh's aesthetic sensitivity in the sahitya contributed to the nuances of melody.
Violin vistas and vision
T.N.Krishnan's focus is now on further exploring the infinite nuances of the Carnatic ragas as one found at his recent recitals.
Arts & Crafts

Artefacts galore
Three venues in the city offer a feast for the craft-loving connoisseur.
Tribute

She enriched the Dhanammal legacy
Mukta ably supported Brinda but retained her identity by adding fresh interpretations.
Events

Science with a touch of music
Students and teachers of the National Institute of Technology paid homage to Tyagaraja recently.
An aura of devotion
Music aficionados of the cotton city were feted to delightful and soulful music at the anniversary celebrations of Sadhana Sadhan at its Tamil music festival organised by local musicians and students of music at Siddhivinayakar temple in ...
Miscellany


Tv Serials

Paasam
The female protagonist of this serial is on the lookout for a groom who will agree to her parents living with her after marriage. She is determined to break the norm that a bride should leave her parents and live with her in-laws. Whether she ...



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