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THE STYLE FILE
Intermission ‘Boys’ girl Genelia says she’s totally clued in when it comes to clothes
Mentor and memories
Anupam Kher, Mahesh Bhatt, Raju Hirani, Tanuja Chandra and Mahima Chowdhary got together to judge an acting contest and choose three winners who will be given free training at Anupam’s acting academy “Actor’s Prepares” and ...
LOVE / HATE
Why I like... Namesake
I love Namesake because of the way it portrays relationships, parents and the kind of dreams they have for their kids. The kid grows in a completely different environment and there’s a complete disconnect between him and ...
Why I hate... Black
I didn’t like Black much because it was artificial. The theme, idea and the basic thread of the story were awesome but the way it was portrayed, it was very artificial. It was like watching an advertisement, a very ...
An optical printing effect whereby a single frame of film is repeated to give the illusion that all action has stopped. This is a technique often used by Martin Scorsese and ...
2. Which film starred World Cup-winning footballers Pele, Bobby Moore and Osvaldo Ardilles?
My First Break -- Charle
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Raja Mukthi 1948
M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, Serukalathur Sama, V. N. Janaki, P. Bhanumathi, M. G. Ramachandran, M. R. Swaminathan, P. S. Veerappa and C. T. Rajakantham
Movies: The Mask
Meet Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey), a mild-mannered bank employee who is a walking doormat for his boss and colleagues to wipe their feet on. However, his nights start getting better after he chances upon a mystical ancient mask that not only ...
Refund, please -- Krazzy 4
Yes, certainly, there was a noble idea somewhere in all that making fun of the mentally ill and questioning the sanity of modern day society.But thanks to the way it plays out, you desperately start praying for a regulation under which ...
The Mr. & Mrs. Devgan show -- U, Me Aur Hum
That phrase is used to punishing levels in this near-meandering melodrama littered with borrowed jokes and stolen moments from The Notebook, A Beautiful Mind and 50 First Dates. Yet, it all works strangely ...
Treated differently -- Nepaali
The ‘Jayam’ jamboree -- Santosh Subramaniam
Nowhere do you find an alien flavour in this Telugu import which has been aptly re-tuned to suit the Tamil milieu. For the fourth time in succession filmmaker Ravi shows he can re-make a film to suit the audiences here. ‘ ...
Faltering storyline -- Thozha
Although the musical score and camera work are good, Arovana Films’ Thozha fails to sustain interest.The story, which is about friendship, revolves around Raja (Nithin Sathya), Arivazhagan (Premji Amaran) and ...
Intense cinematic ride -- There Will Be Blood
One thing can be safely said about There will be blood — you won’t forget it in a hurry. Stark, fascinating and frustrating by turns, this Oscar-winning movie jolts you, keeps you guessing and lingers in your mind ...
One minute review -- The Spiderwick Chronicles
A dream debut?
Natraj Kumar Janakeraman shoots his first Tamil film in the U.S. in 40 days
Work is child’s play
Despite having millions in the bank and nannies to help her during the day, Posh Spice insists she is just like any other stay-at-home mum — because her children always bug her while she works. But Victoria says she doesn’t mind it ...
Robert Downey Junior has admitted he’s jealous of 007 star Daniel Craig and his rippling muscles. The Oscar-winning star has described his training regimen for Iron Man as one of the most painful experiences of his life. ...
Still mixed up in the Matrix
Reclusive Hollywood star Keanu Reeves is still being hunted down by fans over his Matrix movies. The Street Kings star says he can never leave the Matrix trilogy behind because of the fascination still shown ...
Feet on the ground
It’s little wonder Mariah Carey has a reputation as a diva because she is told how wonderful she is dozens of times a day. But the ‘Touch My Body’ singer insists all the attention she receives does not go to ...
Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria-Parker thanks her lucky stars that she snatched up her hubby when she did — because he is such a great lover. Eva says she is glad she tied the knot to basketball player Tony Parker because “Tony is ...
With three participants per show and three popular music stars judging them, every episode has a special guest, who will sing at the end of that episode. The winner gets a three bedroom apartment, the first runner-up a Hyundai car and the ...
With each increasing degree, the world we live, is melting like lava and is moving closer to Doomsday. This programme not only answers the what, why and when but also shows ways to fight back the fast approaching end of the ...
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