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Why I like... Raja Paarvai
The movie I love is Raja Paarvai, which had Kamal and Madhavi. It was directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao and the music is by Ilaiyaraja.First, that’s the movie that inspired me to become a musician. It was the turning point ...
Why I hate.. Hum Aapke Hai Kaun
There’s a movie called Hum Aapke Hai Kaun (laughs out loud). I think it took Indian cinema back by 10 years. I think it was the most contrived, syrupy, lollipop-py mega serial.Actually, it was even worse than a ...
Daler sings for Rajni
What is the connection between Hindi pop star Daler Mehndi and Superstar Rajnikant’s Kuselan? Kuselan’s music composer G.V. Prakash has confirmed that Daler will be singing for the first time ...
1. Which Steven Spielberg movie had the working title “Watch the Skies”?
Moments around sunset and sunrise, where light levels change drastically and quickly, lending a warm orange glow to earlier shots, and a clearer blue in later minutes that allows a crew to shoot night scenes while light still ...
Ollie Trinke (Ben Affleck) is a top-of-his-game Manhattan music publicist. He has a perfect life with a beautiful wife and a baby on the way. Suddenly things go astray, and Ollie finds himself jobless and a single father which forces him to ...
In ‘Redemption,’ Underlay drifts between the past and the present after he is shot by an unknown intruder, reliving the 1996 plane crash that led to his rebirth.Smallville (STAR World, Saturday, 8 ...
This Radaan Media Works’ new soap, which began on April 28, is about Lord Siva. Watch out for interesting episodes portraying His pranks with His devotees, how He rescues them while in distress, the intellectual conversations between Him ...
How did Enna Kodumai Saar Ithu become such a big catch phrase? From Chennai 28 or even before it?
My first break -- Simran
As a college student, I used to participate in several cultural programmes. This led me to anchor ‘Super Hit Muqabla’, a popular show, on Doordarshan. Then I was spotted by the Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL) which ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Utthama Puthran 1940
P. U. Chinnappa, T. S. Balaiah, M. V. Rajamma, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, T. S. Krishnaveni and Kali N. Ratnam
From Russia with love
Every alternate Sunday, Russian film classics are being beamed on Makkal TV
‘Adapt-tashan’of the ‘pharmoola’
As Bhaiyyaji (Anil Kapoor) would say, “in the backside” of every Hindi film, there is a “pharmoola.”Underwear Indian, bathroom western but business inside is always as usual. Pardon the flavour, but Hindi films out ...
A game called murder
Cast: Rishi Kumar, Sudhakar Vasanth, R. Sundararajan, M.S.Bhaskar, Chittibabu, `Poovilangu' Mohan, Sruthiraj, Suji Bala and Sanjayram.
Storyline: A chain of murders leaves the police baffled.
Bottomline: Weak screenplay ...
As kids we learnt our moral lessons from the Panchatantra, but Kay Kay seems to have learnt them from the ‘Paanch’ tantra. Kay Kay had packed in a powerful performance in Anurag Kashyap’s Paanch but the film ...
All about Bette
nostalgia Bette Davis, the star of Hollywood’s golden period, is remembered on her birth centenary
A lensman’s angle
Cinematographer Dwaraganath on his latest assignment, ‘Chakravyuham’
Namitha gets serious
face-to-face If you thought Namitha is showing more skin than talent, think again. Her forthcoming films will take her notches up as an actor, she says
Show time folks!
Urmila Matondkar on her role in films and the small screen
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Hey, I escaped them all!
Starlet Christina Ricci refuses to go out at night in case she gets her picture taken by paparazzi. “I stay out of those magazines because I don’t go anywhere at night-time. I’m a day-time celebrity,” she says. The tiny ...
A domestic goddess in Paris
Former wild child Paris Hilton has her new boyfriend Benji Madden to thank for calming down. The blonde heir-head says she has ditched the party lifestyle and now prefers to stay in and cook for her man. “My relationship with Benji has ...
Harrison Ford insists he never wanted to make his love affair with Calista Flockhart part of his latest Indiana Jones adventure. Former “Ally McBeal” star Flockhart was rumoured to be playing Ford’s love ...
Fight to the finish
Jackie Chan has vowed to carry on his martial arts stunts until he is old and grey. The martial arts master and star of Rush Hour says he loves doing his own stunts and despite aches and pains he will be high kicking well into ...
‘I might be back’
Hollywood action star-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to be reactivated as killer cyborg The Terminator. The 60-year-old Governor of California might be a little rusty from sitting behind a desk but he’s ...
Nalla Kaalam Porandhaachu
If you are a person who believes in astrology and vaasthu, then here is a show which will give you details on what your stars say, tips on vaasthu and auspicious time so that you can plan your week accordingly.The show is hosted by RJ ...
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