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The call of Knowledge
PHILOSOPHER Sunanda Parthasarathy lays stress on education of a different kind, for elevation as a human being. GEETHA VENKATRAMANAN
‘Perfection is a journey’
From page to screen
Filmmaker Vasanth on his new telefilm ‘Visaranai Commission’…
In the City
‘Pada Kavitha Pitamaha,’ dance ballet by the students of Bharatanjali.DRAMA
At Sri YGP Auditorium, 17, Tirumalai Road, T. Nagar.
July 5, 6.30 p.m.
UAA presents Y.Gee. ...
Having a birthday party? Pep it up with some bouncy songs just right for the happy occasion. Besides the customary ‘Happy Birthday’ song, this CD boasts of numbers such as ‘Celebrations’, ‘Musical chair’ and ...
An angel called Charlie Chaplin
The strong bond between Adipur’s residents and Charlie Chaplin forms the crux of Kathryn Millard’s ‘The Boot Cake.’
The dividing line -- Naadodigal
He may have slipped in his first attempt as writer-director on the big screen, but you saw him rise next as a natural actor in ‘Subramaniapuram.’ Back to direction once again, he gains lost ground with Global Infotainment’s ...
Robbery and retribution -- Vaalmiki
Storyline: Tragedy and guilt change a petty thief into a social worker.
Bottomline: Inconsistent in output, certain scenes are hard hitting, a few are vague and others appealing.
Why go to the village for a story ...
Hang out with the boys -- The Hangover
Storyline: Dude, Where’s My Car. And best friend? Bottomline: The funniest film this year.
Drunken revelry, Freudian irreverence, celebration of bachelorhood and the dream wish list — everything a guy ...
Future tense for producer kid? -- Kal Kissne Dekha
Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Vaishalee Desai, Rishi Kapoor, Rahul Dev, Archana Puran Singh
Storyline: Soothsaying love child of Uday Chopra and Bugs Bunny comes to Mumbai and finds a bomb standing above a bomb kept by evil ...
Strictly for men -- Paying Guests
Cast: Javed Jaffrey, Shreyas Talpade, Aashish Chaudhary, Vatsal Seth, Celina Jaitley, Riya Sen, Sayali Bhagat, Neha Dhupia, Asrani, Johnny Lever
Storyline: Out-of-work buddies pretend to be married couples for a roof over ...
Achievement worth its weight in platinum
A constant in MS’s team, mridangam vidwan T.K. Murthy goes back 75 years.
Perfect sruti, sukhanubhava and easy rendition of kritis are Lakshmi’s assets.
Exuberant, not loud
There was no one-upmanship as Krishna and Vijay Siva sang with perfect understanding.
Exploring the essence of ragas
Hindustani vocalist Jasmeet Kaur has released a CD that explores the essence of ragas such as Nat Bhairav. The recording begins with a piece in vilambit ektaal. Here, Jasmeet, on her surbahaar, touches the sombre notes of the raga, with shud ...
Worthy selection of songs
With rigorous training, Sankaranarayanan’s potential and impetus are sure to take him places.
In fine fettle
In this album, S. Ramanathan has sung delightful raga sketches of Atana and Devagandhari.
While there was passion and devotion in Nartaki Natraj’s outpouring of bhava, Maki Fukuda did full justice to the choreography.
When arts hog the limelight
Music, dance, theatre… it was revelry in Singapore.
The mahakumbabishekam of Kamakshi Ambal sameda Kausikeswarar temple in Kanchipuram took place on June 29. Located close to the more famous Sri Kamakshi temple, this shrine was taken up for renovation three months ago and consecration was taking ...
The aradhana of Sri Vijayeendra Theertharu, paramaguru of Sri Raghavendra Swamigal of Mantralaya, is held every year at Sri Vijayeendra Theertharu Moola Brindavana at Kumbakonam.
This year it was held for three days from June 20-22. Sri ...
A gathering of greats
The Kannadasan Vizha held recently had both poignant and light moments.
Battle lines have been drawn as Vijay TV gears up for Airtel Super Singer Junior 2. After Coimbatore and Tiruchi, auditions will be held in Chennai on July 4 at Mayor Sri Ramanathan Chettiar Hall, Santhome.
Already 15 contestants have ...
‘Rasigan’ on Kalaignar
‘Rasigan,’ a Sunday morning (11 a.m. to 12 Noon) treat for film lovers on Kalaignar TV, touches the 50 mark on July 5.
The accent is on talented fans of actors, singers, composers and so on, who are selected for the show. ...
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