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2. Rambaiyin Kaathal, starring K.L.V. Vasantha, who passed away recently, is the inspiration for which current film? 3. Which popular animated film is an adaptation of William Steig’s 1990 fairy tale picture-book by ...
My first break
I used to accompany my father Deva, the music director, to the recording theatre every weekend. All my uncles - Sabesh, Murali, Siva and Sampath are keyboard players. When I wanted to join them, my father was against it as he felt it ...
The “Eye line” is the direction an actor should look off-screen to match a reverse angle or a point of view shot. Filmmakers/Cinematographers usually tell the actor to talk to an actual thing or spot to look at rather than a blank ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
A soulful musical which attracted attention was talented cameraman-director Bomman Irani’s Manimekalai. Of special interest was that popular singer K. B. Sundarambal faced a movie camera after long for this film based ...
Comedian Will Farrell stars as Ricky Bobby, a NASCAR champion who has it made. But after a frightening crash, Ricky hits rock bottom when he loses his nerve, career and wife. Willing to do anything to get back on top, he turns to his estranged ...
A bullet through your brain
There’s not a chance in hell you’ll forget you watched Thotta. Selvaa’s idea of making Thotta unforgettable is by making every character say Thotta at least once in every ...
No more reincarnations, please
A lot of things go wrong in Sila Nerangalil, but it’s the staleness of its theme that’s most disappointing. To say that the whole reincarnation and lovers being reborn (looking the same way they did in their ...
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Spacey, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth BanksStoryline: Santa’s neglected big brother has to move to the North PoleUps: The big high in this movie is Elizabeth ...
Sandhya says she finds acting interesting and fulfilling
What a Ghai!
With “Black & White”, releasing this Friday, Subhash Ghai gives a new tint to his career
LOVE / HATE
Why I hate.. Azhagiya Tamizh Magan
I did not like Vijay’s Azhagiya Tamizh Magan (ATM). Not that I do not like commercial films. But the storyline was weak, especially when compared to his previous commercial films such as Tirupaachi and ...
LOVE / HATE
Why I like... Paruthiveeran
My favourite film in recent times is Paruthiveeran. I remember seeing it at the OSIAN Cinefan Film Festival with many foreign delegates. Even they loved it. It got the Best Film Award and Priyamani got the Best Actress Award at ...
Govinda signs up with Jag Mundra
After Partner, Govinda seems to have turned the clock back by a decade and is as much in demand as he was in the Hero No. 1 days. The latest is that he is doing a film with Jag Mundra. The director who ...
“As an actor, working with Aamir was a huge learning process in many ways. And what I learnt as a human is even more precious to me. He is kind, gentle and patient. Also his behaviour is so refreshing. He makes it look so easy to be a ...
Movie with a message
Love is only a part of Pankaj Productions’ “Aruvadai”
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Bond crew get naughty
James Bond hunk Daniel Craig has been made to feel his age on the set of the latest 007 blockbuster. Cheeky cast and crew on the Panama set of new Bond movie Solace of Fear made sure their leading man’s 40th birthday did ...
Reese falls short as biker chick
Reese Witherspoon had trouble being a biker chick for new movie Penelope because of her short legs. The Oscar-winning star plays the best pal of a pig-nosed Christina Ricci but it wasn’t an easy ride. “I had quite a ...
A right royal rub down
Eric Bana didn’t stop getting touched up on the set of The Other Boleyn Girl. It wasn’t that his fellow cast and crew wanted to get a feel of his six-pack though, it was just that everyone wanted to get their hands ...
Little Nat big on love
Natalie Portman is convinced she’s managed to keep her love life private by simply being tiny. The 5feet 2inches Star Wars stunner says she looks so insignificant when she goes out that even the paparazzi can’t keep ...
The write choice
Brit beauty Kate Beckinsale is relieved her daughter doesn’t want to follow in her footsteps as an actor. Lily, 9, Kate’s daughter by actor Michael Sheen, is determined to be a writer instead. “She’s writing like 11 novels ...
If you’re a die-hard Ilaiyaraja fan, then you can’t afford to miss this programme. “Rajangam” on Aahaa 91.9 FM celebrates the maestro and his music in an exciting way.Says R. Balaji, who anchors the show with the ...
Women’s Day special
SS Music celebrates International Women’s Day by with a host of programmes. ‘Women Speak,’ March 8, 9.30 p.m., features six accomplished women — poet and politician Thamizhachi, actor and social activist ...
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