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Yours sincerely, Sachu
The veteran actor will be honoured for her 55 years of staying power in cinema.


The Woraiyur wonder
The saris have benefited from the designers’ touch to attract young buyers and herald changing tastes.
Columns

CHAT CORNER
‘Audience deserves the best’

My favourite raga

Books

Feast for the reader
SPECIAL A round-up of the festival editions.
Columns

SOUND PLAY
Known for its cosmic sound

Happenings

In the City
Students of Sheela Unnikrishnan (Bharatanatyam); 7.30 p.m.: Monica Narayanan.

November 17, 6 p.m.

Prasanna Thothadri; 7.30 p.m.: Students of Himaja Ramsharan (Bharatanatyam).

DRAMA

•Madhu Enterprises

Rani ...
Film Review

When life plays tricks
Cast: Jeevan, Kamna, G.M.Kumar, Sobraj, M.S.Bhaskar, Santhanam, Vaiyapuri, Mayilsamy and Malavika.

Storyline: About a young man, who is generally misunderstood, and a young girl, who falls in love with ...


You just keep seeking
Storyline: Smitten by love, the young girl takes her beau to dad. But the old man’s furious …

Bottomline: Surely you expected more from Priya!

If you think ‘Kannamoochi ...
Gore, and much more
Storyline: The hero’s bike gets stolen and come what may he’s going to get it back.

Bottomline: Interestingly treated.

You will like this ‘Polladhavan’ because ...
Love told with a difference
Cast: Vikas, Emi Mohan, Nasser Y.Gee.Mahendra, Anjali, Gayithri and Abhinaya Shree.

Storyline: A young man falls in love with a girl whose family custom is against love before marriage. He runs for his ...


A handsome hero, a wobbling climax
Storyline: The hero is caught napping and his look-alike usurps his place in his lover’s heart.

Bottomline: Surely Bharathan could have thought of a better climax!

Mind blowing footwork, ...


Twin treat
Storyline: Twins separated at a young age by fate find each other and trade places.

Bottomline: Suriya breathes fire into corn

This is almost 2008. More than 42 years after MGR cracked the ...
A stale tale
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Salman Khan

Storyline: A tramp falls in love with a maiden waiting for her lover to return.

Bottomline: Disappointing and ...


Take it easy - Om Shanti Om
Storyline: A junior artiste from the 70s is reborn as a superstar to avenge the death of his lady-love.

Bottomline: Time Machine! Gets you past 150 minutes in no time!

They call it the climax forno ordinary reason. Because,by definition, ...
Music

When innovation worked
The walk-in concerts signified a brave, new step in the right direction. LALITHAA KRISHNAN


Triumph of Prahalada
The edited version of Tyagaraja’s work contained popular songs.
The masters come alive
Telemann, Vivaldi, Chopin… the group executed the works with calm self-possession. SARAH HIDDLESTON
Emotion reigns supreme
HINDUSTANI With her resonant voice, Kalaapini Komkali invoked the Kumar Gandharva style. JYOTI NAIR BELLIAPPA
Melody for mood
T.N. Krishnan’s recent violin recital exemplified melody in all its sweetness.
With pace, ease and purpose
The gems of Dikshitar threw light on Sowmya’s extensive experience and vidwat. S.Sivakumar
Smooth phrases
Age has not withered the refined quality of her music despite occasional swara slips. R. Vedavalli’s vocal concert under the auspices of Rajalakshmi Fine Arts, Coimbatore, was a veritable exercise in contemplative music couched in elegant ...
Dance

The Sarabhai legacy continues
With his lanky frame, expressive eyes and dashing looks, Rewanta has an undeniable presence on stage.
Commendable effort
The artistes, all experts, collaborated well though the programme was unrehearsed. Rupa Srikanth
Tribute

Remembering a religious leader
Many facets of Vaishnavite stalwart A. Srinivasa Iyengar came to light at his birth centenary celebrations.
A pillar of strength
Homage Acclaimed as a gentle giant, R.K.Venkatarama Shastry unerringly aroused the musical consciousness of the connoisseur.
Events

Forgotten pantheon
Art historian Naman P. Ahuja shared his knowledge with the audience at a lecture held recently.
‘Sadhana and concentration are vital’
COMPETITION A panel of accomplished artists judge the presentations.
KVN’s birthday — a three-day fest
Beginning Nov. 16 (today) Brahma Gana Sabha will celebrate the 84th birthday of K.V.Narayanaswamy for three days (till Nov.18), at Smt. Sivakami Pethachi Auditorium, Luz Church Road.

The programme this evening (5.30 p.m.) includes ...
Miscellany


Tv Serials

Vote for the best pair
After many weeks of anxiety and anticipation the much-awaited finals of Garnier Fructis Jodi No.1 Season 2 is here. Catch up with the pairs in the show to be aired on Vijay TV, Nov 16 and 17 at 20.00.

The three chosen finalists - Tinku / ...


Prize for best comments

For regular viewers of ‘Vaira Nenjam,’ the daily soap on Kalaignar TV (weekdays, 20.00), here is an opportunity to win fabulous gifts. AVM, which is ...


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