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The channel launches a new game show, spread over three segments, which will test the participants’ skills in observation, memory and quick-wittedness. The qualifying round has a visual to be screened for 10 seconds. The ...
This series profiles the lives of New York natives Paul Teutul Sr., Paul Jr. and Mikey or Orange County Choppers, creators of the world’s most outrageous custom motorcycles.Each episode captures the day-to-day drama of this ...
Drawing inspiration from life is one thing. But taking up a true incident, making it the culmination point, and weaving a story around it is quite another. Writer-director Balaji Shaktivel, who tried it out successfully in Kaadhal attempts it yet ...
So bad that it’s good
Randy has been redefined. Raunchiness has never been so explicit before. Watching Knocked Up, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Superbad makes you wonder if American Pie would release with a PG 13 rating ...
A voyeur’s take on a lost world
Take a sneak peek at what went behind the scenes of the Hindi cinema of the 1950s and the 1960s, from a voyeuristic, insider point-of-view.Right from the moment Vinay Pathak as Shyamal, an assistant director, takes the spotlight to tell ...
Bas, bas… we had it
Sanjay Gupta is a thief and a compulsive kleptomaniac at that. After recycling Reservoir Dogs (Kaante), modifying U-Turn (Musafir), plagiarising Old Boy (Zinda), he turns to books this time.For ...
Buzz about Billa
opening today “Billa” is the hottest film in the trade circuit. sreedhar pillai talks to its director Vishnu Vardhan about its packaging and marketing
Why I like... Maqbool
This film woke me up to the possibility that brilliant cinema need not necessarily require mega budgets, nor major stars nor the backing of a major production — it requires soul, talent, great acting and a director with passion and oodles ...
Why i hate... Devdas
The worst performances - the worst directorial idioms - the most annoying actor ticksand Madhuri, Madhuri, Madhuri (the redemption!).I know when it released and EVERYBODY watched the film - the irony of Indian cinema.(as told to ...
face to face Sada is back after a hiatus
BLAST FROM THE PAST
N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, P. Bhanumathi, S. V. Sahasranamam, C. S. Pandian, ‘Kaka’ Radhakrishnan, M. N. Rajam
Secret of Einstein’s genius on Nat Geo
Does the extraordinary rediscovery of one of the greatest brains in history hold the key to unlock the nature of genius? Find out with Nat Geo on December 14 at 10 p.m. In life, Albert Einstein’s brain was the source of the most influential ...
Touched by love
Red hot in tinseldom
fashion Priya Mani on what's haute and what's not
American symbology professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is summoned by the French police to investigate the murder of the Louvre museum curator. Unfortunately, Langdon is the prime suspect and the invite is a mere ruse to capture him. His ...
grill mill -- POOJA
You play a biryani-kadai vendor in Auto. Have you ever even eaten in one?Lots of times. You remember the roadside dhabas in Manipal and Bangalore? It’s very homemade chicken fry, liver fry and rice and you pay extra for ...
my first break - Cheran
As an actor, though my first film was Solla Marandha Kadhai, my first break was Autograph. I conceived, directed and also played hero in it. Till Solla … happened, I was happy with direction, ...
Happy is sexy
Bond beauty Michelle Yeoh says women do not need to have plastic surgery to look gorgeous - beauty comes from within. The Malaysian actress, 45, says, “For me beauty comes from natural happiness. I think that a woman glows, and a man even, ...
Bridget Jones star Renee Zellweger can’t get plastered this Christmas – or any other time! The Oscar-winning actress has revealed how she has an unusual fear of sticking plasters due to an allergy that she has suffered since ...
Fashion faux paus
Brit beauty Keira Knightley says that if she were left to dress herself she would look scruffy all the time. The 22-year-old who has the helping hand of renowned stylist Rachel Zoe says she lets other people choose her red carpet dresses while ...
Spice and seams
The Spice Girls may be standing the strain of their mammoth world tour but their costumes aren’t. The comeback queens are only just into their Return of the Spice Girls road show but already parts of their act are coming apart at the seams ...
All I want for X’mas
Will Smith says he would love to spend Christmas on a beach in the Caribbean - but his wife won’t let him. The Hollywood hunk, 39, says every year he asks Jada Pinkett-Smith if he can take the family on a hot holiday - but she always ...
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