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A reluctant star Favourite Five
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Why I like... Pathinaaru Vayathinile
It was a role Kamal had done to perfection. I always wonder if he had to do it again, how would he do Chappani’s character? He couldn’t have done it any differently. It’s so nice. I love the way the story travels and the ...
Why I hate... Vinnukkum Mannukkum
That’s one film where I’ve had arguments with the director for every single shot. Everything in that film, right from the first shot was wrong. The clothes he made me wear! When the clothes came, I chose some with earthy ...
1. Which legendary playback singer made his Tamil film debut with ‘Neeyum Bommai, Naanum Bommai’ in Bommai?
Bollywood hit Jab We Met is going to be remade in Tamil. The distributors, Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision, have announced that the film will be remade in the four South Indian languages by Moser Baer. The buzz is Dhanush and ...
A jib is a manually operated crane with the camera on one end, a counterweight and camera controls on the other. It works like a see-saw but with the balance point located closer to the counterweight so that the camera end of the arm can move ...
My first break
You may find it strange, but my first break is Ananda Thandavam, the film I’m working on at the moment with Tamanna and Siddharth. My debut effort was the ambitious Engineer with Arvind Swamy, Madhuri Dixit and Venu Arvind ...
It was way back in school. I had a huge crush on this guy and I wanted to give him a rose. But he had a huge crush on my best friend and she had a crush on him too. So it turned out to be a memorable Valentine’s Day for them. I don’t ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Krishna Bhakthi 1948
P. U. Chinnappa, T. R. Rajakumari, K. R. Ramasami, SP. L. Dhanalakshmi, D. Balasubramaniam, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, P. A. Periyanayaki
Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell team up as undercover cops to take on a drug lord. While Ricardo Tubbs (Foxx) is urbane and dead smart, Sonny Crockett (Farrell) is charismatic and flirtatious. Things get sizzling and go really wrong when Sonny ...
Just for the fun of it
It’s been quite a while since you’ve creased up so much watching a film. With a track you can recall and roar with laughter at long after you’ve walked out of the hall, Siddique proves his penchant for intelligent comedy in Alka ...
Flippant all the way
Pegging it down to the premise that losing in love only makes the bond stronger, writer-director Ahathiyan leads you on to believe that something unusual is in the offing. But finally it’s a dead end — though the build-up to the ...
Storyline An indecisive 40-year-old finds his “true love” during his honeymoon with the wrong girl.Ups A few classic Farelly Brothers moments that translate into gross imagery, inappropriate behaviour, politically ...
It’s Karunas’ call
He ventured into remixes even before he got into films. Meet ‘Comedy King’ Karunas
Portrait of an emperor
chat Hrithik Roshan avoided the textbook approach to play the young king in Jodhaa Akbar, says rana siddiqui
Hitting the right key
Kavita Krishnamurti on singing for Bollywood and beyond
“The OC” star Rachel Bilson believes in UFOs and ET. The sexy brunette says she thinks aliens exist on other planets and she is just waiting for the day she spots a UFO. Rachel says she also believes in ghosts - because she has seen ...
“Love of literature runs in the family,” laughs cinematographer Saravanan, who turns director with the Silambarasan starrer Silambattam. Son of well-known yesteryear lyricist Ulundurpettai Shanmugham, Saravanan has ...
Despite being voted one of the world’s sexiest women, Jessica Alba refuses to show off her sexy assets in the buff on-screen. Fantastic Four beauty Jess says she always has a body double to stand in for her because she is ...
Katherine wants to be mom
Newly-wed Katherine Heigl cannot wait to have kids. The blonde beauty tied the knot with musician Josh Kelley just before Christmas and is already planning on having a big family. The Knocked Up star says: “I can’t ...
Can’t hide it, can you?
Pop beauty Fergie has called upon her fellow female celebs to stop the trend for secret pregnancies. The Black Eyed Peas singer says she’s sick of star mums-to-be pretending they are not pregnant as if to avoid attention. “It’s ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Sexy socialite Paris Hilton is a Facebook addict. The blonde heiress says she loves looking up old school friends and getting messages back from them on the networking site. “There are so many of my old school friends on MySpace and ...
Radio One Lenovo Microsoft Office Champs
Radio One Lenovo Microsoft Office Champs aims to identify the city’s Corporate Superstars. On receiving an overwhelming response in the form of registrations from working teams from all over Chennai, the channel conducted auditions and ...
This is a true story of UNICEF aid worker, Sean Devereux’s life and his untimely death in Somalia in January 1993. The episode focusses on the human cost of the international arms trade and the influence of the western war machine ...
The weekly show seeks to quench your thirst for knowledge. If you’ve questions such as “How to get a bank loan?”, “What is nanotechnology?”, “What are the latest brands of software that have hit the ...
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