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Karan’s call
Karan talks about his forthcoming film, ‘Malaiyan,’ which focusses on the problems faced by the workers in the Sivakasi fireworks sector.


It’s a happy family affair
With splendid sets and scintillating special effects, Surabhi group wows the audience wherever it goes.
Pursuing artistic excellence
The Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society turns 60 this year. A look at the academy’s work to promote Indian classical arts.
Telewatch

A voter’s quest
Take a journey with Ayesha Sharma, a first time voter, in her quest to make the right voting decision in the upcoming polls on the new election special show ‘Good Times India’ on NDTV Good Timeson May 2 at 10.30 p.m. ...
Columns

The Enlightened One
Prince Siddhartha discovered the reason for unhappiness and the way to end all suffering. He became the Buddha…
Interview

On a comeback trail
S. J. Suryah returns to the silver screen with ‘Newtonin Moondram Vidhi’.
Promising debut
Charan made a mark as an eccentric young man in ‘M3V.’
Columns

My Favourite Raga

Forthcoming Events

In the City
At Sri Karpaga Vinayakar Sri Pandurangan Temple Complex, Shanti Nagar, Adambakkam.

May 1, 6.45 p.m.

T.V. Ramprasad.

May 2, 6.45 p.m.

S. Saketharaman.

May 3, 6.45 p.m.

O.S. ...
Cinema

Bleak theme in black and white
Mumbai will be the first city to see the release of Shivajee Chandrabhushan directed ‘Frozen,’ this summer.


Remembering Roxy
Built in 1918 by Raghupathy Venkaiah, Roxy became a landmark entertainment venue. Demolished sometime ago, it now remains in history’s pages.
Ilaiyaraja on silver screen
Composer Ilaiyaraja is not only singing this song but is featured in the film.
SNIPPETS
Cop again

Suriya’s 25th film will be ‘Singam’ and Hari will helm it! The announcement has been eagerly awaited especially since ‘Aadhavan,’ Suriya’s current project with director K.S. Ravikumar, is well under way. A ...


A theme that’s universal
‘Cambodia Dreams’, which took Stanley Harper 18 years to make, is a life-affirming story about a family and a country.
Film Review

Whiff of realism - Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puraavum
Capital Film Works’ products have begun to create much expectation among the movie-going public thanks to its path-breaking offering, ‘Chennai – 600028.’ So it is but natural that ‘Kunguma Poovum Konjum ...
The pattern continues -- Mariyaadhai
Storyline: The bonding between an understanding father and a son which remains steadfast despite odds.

Bottomline: Another Vikraman fare for the family.

The Vijayakanth-Vikraman duo that gave the super hit family drama ...


Cross over for crime -- Meipporul
Storyline: A journalist witnesses a kidnap and informs the police. At the same her husband, a doc, forges friendship with a man empowered with ESP …

Bottomline: Studied steps on a fast track …

A group of ...


Contrived ‘fun’ track -- Guru En Aalu
Storyline: The hero is ambitious and so is his girl friend. Both try to take advantage of a wealthy man’s weakness …

Bottomline: They could have stuck to the original.

Let’s begin with the positives ...
Personality

A forum to further talent
Young Bharatanatyam dancers from different schools have formed ‘Prayathnam’ a unique endeavour for the promotion of classical dance.


Moved by rhythm patterns
Learning saxophone is only one facet of Sandy Evans, in love with Carnatic music.
Movies of a legendary musician
GNB acted and sang in five films at a time when the profession was looked down upon.
Music

Sparkling string of vintage gems
The Balamuralikrishna-TVG-Varadarajan combination had the audience spellbound.
Call of Kamban
Sivakumar’s ‘Kamba Ramayanam’ is worth a place in every home.
Dikshitar’s musical journey
The emphasis was on the composer’s mudra — raga and kshetra.
Tribute to a maestro
A series of concerts took place in Tiruchi as part of the tenth anniversary of Dr. Chinna Moulana Memorial Trust.
Rendered with consummate ease
15-year-old G. Adithyaram presented an enthralling recital in Vellore.
Rich in bhava
The Semmangudi bani was evident in the interpretation of kritis by Radha Namboodiri.
Dance

Focus on mime
With the shift in accent, Rasa Unmasked lacked the verve associated with Ramli Ibrahim.
Full of vim and vigour
Young Nandita Neroor, who has overcome a debilitating condition, was a picture of grace and poise.
Brisk and graceful
It is details that Srividya Prasanna should attend to.
Drama

World of fantasy
Maya Bazaar and Pathala Bhairavi were absolute entertainers.
Tribute

Bollywood’s macho man bids goodbye
Feroz Khan, who passed away recently, projected the Hollywood-type tough guy image on screen. ‘Welcome,’ in which he plays a super gangster, was his swansong.
Events

Presented with elegance
The recitals by a few up-and-coming artists at the Tamizhisai Sangham, Pollachi, were heart-warming.
Miscellany


Tv Serials

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May Day Special

Makkal TV has lined up some interesting programmes for May Day. At 6.30 a.m., ‘Special Naalkaatti’ unveils the historic importance of the International Labour Day. An interview with some writers involved in Red literature will be ...



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