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Mover and Shekhar
Devil Wears Prada
Andrea ‘Andy’ Sachs (Anne Hathaway) is a bright young woman who has just graduated from college and wants to work as a writer. She applies for a job at Runaway, America’s most prestigious fashion journal. Though Andy has ...
Here is your daily dose on Chennai, cricket and cinema added with humour. Yes that’s what RJ Balaji and Bossky discuss everyday on–air when they host Overtake. Big 92.7 FM’s frequent listeners call it 3c (Chennai, cricket and ...
Off the track
Vijay TV out a new music talent show, “Kumaran Silks’ Paadum Office”, to bring out the hidden talent at singing from those in the corporate sector. It is a competition held among the leading IT and BPO companies in Chennai ...
A saga of spirit
Doing it with flourish
Storyline The Virgin Queen needs to keep it together to deal with love and hate.BottomlineRomanticising historyShekhar Kapur flirts with facts, romances the queen and romanticises the inner turmoil in her ...
From Chennai to Pichavaram with a detour that took the crew to Malaysia and the U.S., Dasavatharam ’s locations have been impressively diverse. To be simultaneously released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, the buzz is that the ...
It has been a marathon session in Malaysia for the unit of Billa. Every picturesque nook and corner of Malaysia has been captured by lensman Nirav Shah, during the 70-day stint. And producer L. Suresh is a happy man. ...
Shades of grey?
After the wedding that created more hullabaloo than a hit movie, and a whirlwind of a honeymoon, Srikanth is now busy shooting for style="i">Ettappan in and around Chennai. He pairs with Navya Nair for the first time. The title suggests ...
Realistic all right!
Tamizhan, with Vijay was A. Majith’s first film. The director is now into his next project, Ki. Mu, starring new faces Hasan and Saarika. “It’s based on true life incidents,” says Majith, who’s ...
Formula is passé, freshness is in
Hackneyed themes are now giving way to socially relevant issues. k. jeshion Tamil cinema’s de tour
THE STYLE FILE
fashion intermission Kalloori girl Tamanna on the lessons she learnt on style
Shriya, Kamal’s next heroine?
After Dasavataram, P. Vasu will direct Kamal in a film. Before that, there are a lot of things he has to do. Vasu has already completed Thottaal Poo Malarum, which features his son as hero. Amidst all this, he is acting as a ...
Who will direct Saif?
Saif is turning producer with his production house, lluminati Films Pvt. Ltd but seems to be in a dilemma over deciding which director to hand over the reins of his film. There was some buzz about Saif talking to Sriram Raghavan and then Imtiaz ...
blast from the past
Mangamma Sapatham, was the first major Gemini Studios-S. S. Vasan production made on a mammoth scale, which became the hallmark of a Gemini-Vasan product. It was only after this film, critics and crowds used the Hollywood ...
ON LOCATION -- KANNA
Emotion and entertainment
What is it to be born into a loving family? Director Anand celebrates kinship in Kanna
Desperate housewife Teri Hatcher has booked herself into an Italian cookery course - because she is so bad in the kitchen. The twice-divorced star, 42, who is mum to nine-year-old Emerson, said she took her daughter to cookery school so she could ...
Screen veteran Dustin Hoffman has revealed the secret behind playing a 243-year-old toy shop owner - he insisted on being himself. The 70-year-old actor refused to have prosthetic parts or makeup to help him look ancient and instead is seen ...
Robert Downey Jr. isn’t fazed by the geeky side of his Iron Man role - because there’s no bigger geek than the Oscar winner himself. Downey says he is constantly being approached by comic book fanatics over his ...
Bollywood beauty Shilpa Shetty has denied rumours she is in line to become the next Bond girl. The Celebrity Big Brother star, 32, says although she would love to take on the part, her life is just too busy. “You ...
Keira Knightley says she is upset her busy work schedule has stopped her from keeping up-to-date with what’s going on in the football world. The 22-year-old actress says she became a fan of the sport after filming Bend It Like ...
Nutty and nice
my first break
Director K. Balachander knew me as a theatre artiste. I also used to produce radio programmes and had covered some of his films on my film-based show. He offered me a role in his film Varumai Neerum Sivappu starring Kamal ...
grill mill -- Vikram
I would never want to copy Krrish because there is nothing to copy from it
Why I like... Chak De India
There are so many movies I love apart from the obvious Rang De Basanti, Chak De India, Ab Tak Chappan, Omkara, Page 3. But I’ll stick to Chak De India. I liked Shah Rukh Khan in Devdas and Don. But I ...
Why I hate... Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
We went to the theatre thinking it would be a lovely movie in spite of being warned. I was mad about Preity Zinta. The movie turned out to be about something that I hate to the core. Betrayal. I hate cheaters. I felt sad for Abhishek Bachchan and ...
Bad man’s good side
Actor Ashish Vidyarthi has many laudable facets to him. We check out a couple
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