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Why I like... Nayakan
Nayakan is my all time favourite film. It’s a film that actually inspired me to become a filmmaker. I was stunned by the way it was made, the performances, music, cinematography… all that. Yes, they did say that it was inspired by ...
What is Flashforward?
Flashforward is a scene or sequence that takes the narrative forward in time from the current point of the story. Flashforwards are often used to represent events expected, projected or imagined to occur in the future. They also reveal ...
1. In Return of the Dragon, where does the climatic fight between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris take place?
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Nandanar -- 1935
K. B. Sundarambal, Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer
My first break
Nayakan, in which I played an assistant commissioner of police, wasn’t my first film, but definitely, it was my first break. When I heard there could be an opening for me in the project I tried hard to find a place in it. ...
You’ve done both the Dhoom films and all of Vishnu Vardhan’s. What if you had to choose one over the other: Dhoom 3 or Vishnu’s next?
Vishnu’s surely. I rather shoot a small film with him than a big film with Yashraj.Your most embarrassing film till date? Banaras? No yaar. I loved working on it. I haven’t been embarrassed ...
Triple tales tightly woven
Cinemas screening movies such as Lions for Lambs have a responsibility towards the filmmaker and the audience to ensure silence in the halls. Someone please put a 911 button on those designer recliners to alert management about ...
Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa
Storyline Something about how women should cook to keep their men happy and how men who look like Rajpal Yadav complain about their wives who look like Neha Dhupia.Ups Absolutely none. Except that this could be your first ...
Cast Matthew McConnaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland, Alexis DzienaStoryline A treasure-hunting couple on the brink of divorce find a clue that can lead them to a shipful of treasure buried somewhere in the ...
Same old sentiment
The Satyaraj-Goundamani duo has given us some incredibly hilarious moments earlier. They join hands once again in Sri Movie Makers’ Thangam (U). But the magic is not as much as it was in the past. The story has ...
Why the hell...
You go to watch Vadivel to have your funny bone tickled. Not to listen to his sermons, see him get hammy or to find him as a weeping nonagenarian sporting a hideous wig! Solemn geriatric sojourns can have no place in this comedian’s ...
Slow and unsteady
Vijayendra Productions “Thodakkam” starts on a bright note but the director is not able to sustain the interest till the interval. But the second half is fast-paced as it is action-oriented. Youngsters Vanchinathan (Raguvannan), ...
NICK of time
Nicolas Cage on the much-awaited sequel “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”, in which the actor revisits the character of Ben Gates
End of a knight’s tale
‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘The Patriot’… he has done a variety of films with conviction. Heath Ledger’s sudden demise will remind his fans of the many creative peaks he could have scaled
Actor Bhavana on why she’s driven by comfort, and not trends!
Upen to turn producer?
A lot of Bollywood stars are turning producers. The latest to join the bandwagon is none other than the Brit model-turned-actor Upen Patel. Buzz is that Upen has managed a casting coup and has convinced his close friend and talented actor Tabu ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Britney to be bald again?
Britney Spears might never need to shave her head again to draw attention to herself - because it’s falling out anyway! The troubled singer is apparently in such a stressed state that she has suffered some hair loss. “It’s true ...
Sarah Jessica Parker says although she is well-known for being a style icon, it is all down to her “Sex and the City” character. The 43-year-old star says she does not think she has much fashion sense at all. “It’s ...
‘Baby’s making me an airhead’
Jessica Alba says her pregnancy is making her forgetful. The sexy Sin City star, who is expecting a baby with boyfriend Cash Warren this summer, says she has become scatty ever since she became pregnant. “You know I have ...
Morgan Freeman says he would love to become a pro-golfer - if he wasn’t so old. He says he is so obsessed with the sport that he is always dreaming about it. “All day, all night, I am swinging a golf club in my head. I am perfecting a ...
Kate’s exercise regimen
Hollywood beauty Kate Hudson has said how she put herself through a tortuous exercise regimen so as not to be shown up by her super-fit co-star in new movie Fool’s Gold. The Almost Famous star says she ...
“Adhisaya Raagam”, a music-cum-chat show, features people currently involved in the music industry. Their favourite songs will be dedicated to music lovers. The programme which has completed 13 episodes will now have a new design ...
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