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There can never be another Sholay
G. P. Sippy, the man behind the classic, was an inspiration to several filmmakers. v. gangadhar on the grand old man of Hindi cinema
Dance Machi Dance
‘Dance Machi Dance,’ the popular dance show on Jaya TV, anchored by veteran film dancer-choreographer- actor Ramji, will telecast a special show on January 9 at 9.30 p.m. in which actors Madhumita, Taarika and Prithviraj (Babloo) ...
Locked up in a small chamber, bullied by his cousin and treated as non-existent by his uncle and aunt, Harry Potter (Radcliffe) was destined for far greater things. On his eleventh birthday, he receives a letter from Hogwarts School of ...
God? Superhero? Same thing -- Return of Hanuman
Return of Hanuman is not for those who get offended easily. It is not for those who take religion so seriously that they are in denial when it comes to the meaning of the word “mythology”. It might seem blasphemous for some to be ...
Flooded with new faces -- Pazhaniappa Kalloori
Many films these days deal with stories that take place in colleges. Anbalaya Films’ Pazhaniappa Kalloori is one such. Here the director is new and has not hesitated to use new faces as well. The production house has ...
My first break
Five Star, a Mani Ratnam production with Susi Ganesan at the helm, was a dream launch for me. Yet after that, I wasn’t sure of the path I had to take. I did a couple of films which didn’t help me and I was in a dilemma as to ...
Ms. Charming is here
In conversation With Charmi who is back in Tamil with Prabhu Solomon’s Laadam
Why I like... Mozhi
I like the fact that Mozhi was one of the Tamil movies that didn’t require a star. For a change, it wasn’t a Vijay movie or an Ajith or a Vikram movie. I also liked the fact that a woman had a big part to play in it. A lot of ...
Glam doll Nayan
After her big show in Billa-2007, Nayanthara demands a whopping Rs. 75 lakh per film. Now the buzz is a producer has agreed to pay her that amount for his next movie with Vijay. Nayanthara also has a big market in Telugu where she is considered a ...
Writer-director Jayamurugan has an ear for music. The songs of his first film, Roja Malarae that had Murali in the lead, were on everybody’s lips then. This time round, he’s not only written the lyrics but has also ...
1. Which director introduced Kamal Haasan to films in Kalathur Kannama?
There was one for all
cinema The Popular Appalam V4 Entertainers Awards were given to well, just about everybody
The seamlessness of detail from one shot to another within a scene is referred to as Continuity. It is usually a task assigned to an assistant director who is asked to keep document detail with photographs. Continuity refers particularly to ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
T. K. Shanmugham, T. K. Bhagavathi, K. T. Rukmini, M. S. Vijayal and N. S. Krishnan
Josh the builder
merican Gangster star Josh Brolin is a builder in his spare time. The 39-year-old used to run a ranch and built his own barn - just for fun! “I built an amazing barn on the ranch,” he brags. “I mean an amazing ...
Song stresses for Johnny
Johnny Depp was so worried about holding a tune in his new slasher movie Sweeney Todd that the nerves kept him awake for days. Depp, who plays a barbaric barber in his new musical film, says he could not practise singing the ...
Bjork binges on vodka
Icelandic singing sensation Bjork is a binge drinker. The elfin beauty says every Friday since she was 15-years-old she has drunk a litre bottle of vodka, and still does. But the ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ songstress says it is a way of ...
Hilary loves letters
Oscar winner Hilary Swank is starting a campaign to save love letters. The P.S. I Love You star says email and text messaging are killing the romantic art of penning sweet nothings to loved ones. “I think that writing ...
Katherine has a bawl at weddings
Katherine Heigl says she loves a good wedding - because they make her cry. The Grey’s Anatomy star - who has been preparing for her own big day – says the ceremony doesn’t even have to begin before she starts ...
Suprabatham with RJ Kanmani
It’s a common belief that if a person wakes up early in the morning listening to a devotional song, his/her day will go well and that’s why BIG 92.7 FM has a new programme “Suprabatham with Kanmani”. The programme is ...
Dekh Bhai Dekh
TV and theatre artiste Bhavna Balsavar is strikingly individualistic. Does her home too reflect this aspect of her persona?
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