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The write move
Chatline Malathi Rangarajan talks to Kamal Haasan the writer, as two of the veteran actor’s screenplays are being translated and released at the World Book Fair in Kerala.

Cool Kerr
tribute What’s it that made audiences drool over Hollywood actor Deborah Kerr?


This is the story of Claire (Emma Roberts) and Hailey (Joanna Levesque), two 13-year-old friends who embark on the adventure of their lives when they discover a mermaid (Sara Paxton) named Aquamarine in a swimming pool, who is washed ashore ...

Film Review

Play it again, Steve
Storyline When U.S. war correspondent returns to Berlin after World War II, he finds himself embroiled in the mystery involving the death of his driverBottomline Charming good old cinema!Soderbergh’s romance ...

Amateur attempt
Cast: Venkat Prabhu, S.P.B. Charan, Manivannan, Pandu, Ravikanth, Chittibabu, Kiran Manohar, Suha and InduStoryline: A boy and a girl love each other from childhood. But the girl’s father decides to give her in ...


Brand Asin
face-to-face As Asin turns 22 today, she talks about her forthcoming films and what makes her click in the ad world

On Location

Full of twists and turns
Cast Jeevan, Kamna, G. M. Kumar, Sobraj, Santhanam, Vyapuri, M. S. Bhaskar and MyilsamiMusic Yuvan Shankar RajaStory, screenplay, dialogue and direction TamizhvannanThe studios in Kodambakkam are abuzz ...


Why I like... Rang De Basanti
It’s a revolutionary film, no pun intended. As a citizen, I think this film has woken up the people and makes me believe there’s a revolution in the offing. We need more films in this genre, because cinema is a media where you can ...

Why I hate... Kisna
One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made in my life is watching this film. There were a lot of expectations when it released, especially with it being a Subhash Ghai film.And it was about three and a half hours of torture, watching a ...

1. Name the first feature-length motion picture with synchronised dialogue sequences released in 1927? 2. Which popular female actor’s first Tamil release was M. Kumaran son of ...

Itsy Bitsy
Kicha is directing Thangam where Sathyaraj plays an influential man who commands respect for his good deeds. The travails he undergoes after his marriage to a young woman form the crux of the film. With

What SUITS him best?
fashion intermission Vinay Rai of “Unnalae Unnalae”-fame loves reading glossies to catch up on the latest trends and anti-tan creams

Vishal’s next
The Omkara team is back. Ajay Devgan will star opposite Franke Potente (of Run Lola Run fame) in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Julia. The film is based on the life of the 1930s Bollywood ...

Ambikapathi 1937
M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, Serukalathur Sama, P. B. Rangachari, M. R. Santhanalakshmi, T. S. Balaiah, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram

What is Foley?
The art of recreating sound effects in the studio to match and sync with the visuals on screen. It’s named after an early sound effect artist Jack Foley. Foley includes footsteps, the water in the shower, the fan noise, the ...

Grill Mill

My first break -- Bharati
I had done three films before Ammuvaagiya Naan Vayasu Pasanga, Vetrivel Saktivel and Yuga. But they came and went without a whimper and, ...

Britney, Lindsay draw flak
Mena Suvari has hit out at the likes of Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan for not being able to avoid the pitfalls of being a young star in Hollywood. Suvari, who found fame at 19 in American Beauty, says Spears and Lohan could ...

Acting her age, finally
Hollywood beauty Kristen Bell is delighted to have finally put an end to her reputation as the oldest teenager in Hollywood. The 27-year-old Pulse star has just signed up for a “grown up” role on hit show
Jessica on a mission
Jessica Alba has her heart set on making it big as a female Tom Cruise! The Sin City stunner is annoyed at the lack of high-powered female actors in Hollywood to rival the likes of Cruise and aims to do something about it. ...

Tired of being a hunk
Josh Hartnett has had it with the sex symbol status. The 30 Days of Night star says he takes exception to being lumped in with so-called Hollywood heartthrobs and hunks. “When people say that kind of thing about me, it ...

Nervous about Streep
Reese Witherspoon has managed to get through a movie moment even more nerve-wracking than giving her acceptance speech at the Oscars - taking on Meryl Streep. The Walk the Line beauty has said that acting out a fight scene with ...


Cary rocks
Popular VJ-RJ Cary Edwards presents a three-hour live music show that traverses varied genres. What sets the show in English apart are his interesting bytes on music and musicians. “Yes, it’s a value addition I want to give the ...

Tv Serials

New show
A series of new programmes spread over four segments (airing one segment each day) titled “Night Show at 9.30” already on air from October 19, features the hot happenings in tinsel world. Get up-close with some of the ...

Fernando Botero, dubbed the ‘Picasso of South America,’ returns to the humble house of his childhood in Colombia. Stephen Smith travels the multi-million pound painter back to his homeland, his studio in Paris and to Pietrasanta in ...

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