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The ‘Kuselan’ story
Director P. Vasu speaks about the making of the much-hyped Rajinikant starrer, ‘Kuselan.’


A birthday to remember
REWIND Felicitations always poured in on Semmangudi’s birthday during his life time. But one occasion stood out.
Columns

CHAT CORNER
‘Media has a responsibility’

SCENESTEALERS
Empathy for the downtrodden
Indira Parthasarathy, author of 35 works and winner of both Akademi awards.
MUSICSCAN
Colours of sound
The North-South jugalbandis within India are between two sister systems. But the East-West interface is mainly characterised by the clash of alien elements.
On the trail of epic hero
PILGRIMAGE The episodes and places that Valmiki talks about are preserved in Chitrakoot.
My favourite raga

Forthcoming Events

In the city

Cinema

‘Dada’ gets the award, finally!
Tapan Sinha gets his due, at last.
Film Review

Same old tale -- Manavan Ninaithal
There are a number of messages in Arul Movies ‘Manavan Ninaithal,’ but except the climax nothing gets into our minds.

Sakthi (Rithik) is an extraordinary student who comes first in the State in the Plus 2 examinations. He ...
On Location

Cop, after a long wait
A bilingual, ‘Satyam’ has Vishal wearing khakhi for the first time.
Music

Dikshitar dimensions
LEC-DEM The power of his lyrics was one of the aspects discussed.


Strange meeting of cultures
It was a celebration of classical music at Gadag, where villagers gathered to pay homage to Panchakshari Gavai.
New Releases
Conceived by V.Murali Raman and produced by Jaya TV, Moser Baer has brought out this VCD that contains interesting shorts meant for kids, mainly pre-schoolers and those in kindergarten. This one-hour VCD is spread over five segments each ...
Dance

Kudos to choreography
BHARATANATYAM If nritta stood out in Sangita Vasudevan’s recital, perfect tala sense marked young Sandhya Ramesh’s presentation.
Her emotive skill spoke enough
Expertise born out of experience marked Shaly Vijayan’s performance, particularly in her portrayal of the lovelorn nayika.
Drama

PLAYWRIGHTS PARADE
Inspiration, forever
Though he wrote in Norwegian and his works are available only in translation, Henrik Ibsen’s themes make him relevant and popular even today.
Tribute

Bridge between generations
Receptive to changes, Semmangudi never failed to applaud young talent.
Events

Defining Lakshmi
Symposium The seminar dealt with the richness of our culture and suggested solutions to many of the problems. B.Ramadevi
Miscellany


Tv Serials

Munch Star Singer Junior
If you can carry a tune and if you are between the age of eight and 15, then here is a talent hunt to showcase the singer in you. Asianet launches a reality show for young wannabe singers. The winner will get a flat worth Rs. 50 lakhs. Then there ...
Senthoora Poove

This is yet another serial from Radaan Pictures, adapted from a novel, ‘Malligaigal Niram Maaruvathilai.’

The serial, to go on air from July 28, portrays the struggles of a woman from a middle-class family, the sacrifices ...



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