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1.What distinction does ‘Kisan Kanya’ have in the context of our film industry?
2.Which famous composer was affectionately called ‘Mama’?
3.Name the second film in Satyajit Ray’s ‘Apu ...
For Ayudha Puja
Vijay TV rolls out an array of special programmes on Ayudha Puja day (October 20). The day begins with a humorous debate, “Next Leoni Sirippu Pattimandram,” at 8 a.m. with Dindugal Leoni as the moderator. The topic for discussion ...
Each week focusses straight on the in-ring action as IFL Fight Night features five fights between two teams as they square off using a variety of fighting styles including karate, judo, jui-jitsu, boxing, tae kwon do, wrestling and other ...
Driving home a message
Actor-cameraman-director Thankar Bachan has a unique approach to things. Thus when he called up this writer asking him to land up at the Koyambedu bus terminal (Chennai) one went there with some trepidation. But then it turned out to be the ...
Love’s labour lost
Do five and six-year-old kids really fall in love for ever and ever? Well, they regularly do in our movies anyway. And that tired theme is repeated in Nalaiya Pozhuthum Unnodu,a story of romance between a boy and girl in a ...
Storyline A bunch of friends trespasses into Cannibal-zombie-land and end up playing hide and seek with death.Ups Hot babes who you know will last longest in the film, plenty of thrills, jump-scenes, scary moments and a ...
Didi’s tragedy show
There are moments in the film where Pradeep Sarkar breaks the predictability associated with the stock-story with a few new touches. Like the bit when Rani Mukherji does not take the money the first time she gets a ‘daag’ on her ...
Case of the missing marbles
If bad remakes can be compared to culpable homicide amounting to murder, Priyadarshan’s a serial killer going by his track record, box-office figures notwithstanding. How bad a filmmaker should you be to stay so faithful to the screenplay ...
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newsmaker Shriya Saran does an item number with Vadivel in “Indiralokathil Na Azhagappan”
Why I like... Omkara
Though an adaptation of Shakespeare’s work, it was tastefully set in rural India. ‘Langda’ Thyagi was awesome and with this film, Saif Ali Khan proved that he’s one of the most versatile faces we have. Look at that guy in ...
Why I hate... Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag
You can send me to the worst destinations in the world but please don’t make me watch Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag again. This is a film every film institute needs to keep in its shelves to tell students how not to make a ...
Director Sriram Raghavan is already pursuing darker cinematic pastures after his slick heist-a-thon received rave reviews. But turns out that the new Mrs. Bachchan, is considering walking out of the project that also stars hubby Abhishek and ...
Art of living simple
A gold and brown theme runs through TV star Prachi Desai’s apartment
Success has a new name
It’s raining accolades and offers for actor Nitin Sathyaa following “Chennai 600028” and “Satham Podaathey”
Kamal Haasan not only plays 10 diverse roles in his yet-to-be-released film Dasavatharam, he has also dubbed in 10 different voices. Audiographer Sridar had selected different mikes for each of the 10 characters. ...
Mark Ruffalo in the spotlight
Touted as one of the hottest actors in Hollywood today, watch Mark Ruffalo as he chats with James Lipton on Inside The Actors Studio on October 21, 7 p.m. only on PIX.After 12 years as a struggling actor, Ruffalo became the next big thing ...
What is Safe Area?
Switch on your digital camera and you can see the ‘safe’ as defined by the viewfinder, that rectangular box marking showing you the centre of the frame. The camera actually records more area than what you see in the final product. ...
You seem to be the first choice for the America maaplai roles. Never been to America, but I am helping Tamizhnadu discover the promised land! Don’t think the Left will approve. Hope I am doing the Right ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
V. N. Janaki, Madhuri Devi, T. S. Balaiah, M. G. Ramachandran, Pulimoottai Ramaswami, M. N. Nambiar and R. Balasubramaniam
Demi Moore admits she put her pets first when it came to designing her stunning Laurel Canyon home. Demi, who redesigned the house with hubby Ashton Kutcher, says the couple’s pooches were a priority when they were drawing up plans. ...
The Kingdom star Jamie Foxx has told how he was inspired to follow his dreams after getting a dressing down from Hollywood heavyweight Ellen Barkin. The Ocean’s 13 actor warned him not to sell out in pursuit of a bigger ...
Hooked on TV
He plays a club manager in his new movie We Own The Night, but away from the big screen, Joaquin Phoenix has no time for noisy nightspots. The Walk The Line star spent time on the New York club scene in his ...
Nothing to Crowe about
He may have a reputation as a hell-raising bad boy but Russell Crowe still cringes at the memory of one of his early auditions in Hollywood. When the Gladiator star was trying out for a role opposite Oscar winner Denzel ...
Being crowned the Sexiest Woman Alive isn’t stopping Charlize Theron from destroying her sex symbol status. The leggy South African beauty says her stunning blonde looks are the result of hours with a team of stylists, and insists that her ...
Packed with suspense
San Francisco-based filmmaker Sunny Menon was recently in Chennai for his latest short, "Next Round"
Down movie lane
Relive the good old days with “Olichitram” on Hello 106.4 FM. The channel plays old Tamil film sound tracks every Sunday on its “Touring talkies” show, hosted by RJ Thyagu. So, just sit in your favourite place, with ...
My first break
My friend Shrinivas (singer) introduced me to Rahman sir. Once you step into this music wizard’s studio, destiny is sure to change. I had been part of the chorus for a year, then D Day arrived. Rahman sir was recording for the film
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