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Why I like... Chennai 28
The movie I like is Chennai 28. First of all, because I acted in it. More so, because I was myself in it. Actually, I really didn’t have to “act,” you know. I was so free and casual with nothing major to do. The character ...
Why I hate.. Thozha
The film I don’t like is Thozha. Because, I “acted” in it. And, there were a lot of mistakes I made. You know, people don’t want to see me cry. But the director made me cry in the film. He gave me a pair, a love ...
The news of the Suniel Shetty-produced EMI being held up was doing the rounds. Sanjay Dutt had reportedly asked Suniel to re-shoot large portions of the film as he felt he was not looking fit enough. Neha Uberoi, who also stars in the film ...
Jothirmayi re-enters the Tamil film industry with Vedigundu Murugesan. Sunder C introduced her as heroine in his Thalai Nagaram, which also marked his debut as hero. After Thalai Nagaram, she acted in Periyar and ...
Four years after Soori, writer-director Selvan returns with Krishna Leelai, another angry hero subject. Jeevan plays the protagonist, and if your surmise is that it’s an amorous adventure on the lines of Manmadha ...
Walt Disney Pictures’ family classic is updated by the filmmaking team of Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer ("Father of the Bride". Newcomer Lindsay Lohan plays the dual role of Hallie Parker and Annie James who meet at a summer camp and ...
Mirinda College Da this time profiles the Sri Subramaniya Nadar College or the SSN College which is spread across 200 acres on the OMR. The college boasts state-of-the-art computer centres, workshops and labs, seminar halls and libraries. It ...
Grill mill -- Gayathri Raguram
No way. It’s a climb up. I am now a dance guru, which is not an inferior thing. The lifespan of women in films is short but I can continue to teach dance as long as I want to. I am happy that my work in Jayem Kondaan has been ...
My first break
I am basically a mandolin player. I learnt to play the instrument from Mandolin Srinivas. He taught me everything about creating good music and leading a balanced life. My father Sathyamurthy is a well-known name in the Telugu film industry ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, S. V. Sahasranamam, M. G. Ramachandran, D. Balasubramaniam, S. J. Kantha
2. Who played General Dyer (of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre infamy) in Gandhi?
Every time I go to a movie, it’s magic, no matter what the movie’s aboutSteven Spielberg
First, the good news. If there was an award for the best lit film, this may be nominated for the awards next year. But then, if lighting is the first thing you feel like talking about after watching the film… Ah yes, the good news… ...
You can sense an original film two minutes into it. Aamir is fresh right from the introductory montage of Mumbai waking up to ‘It’s a good day.’ We see everyday sights, like it would be cut for a documentary ...
First things first: how do they look? The answer is fabulous. The four women of Sex and the City don’t look much older than at the end of the show four years ago, and the fashion remains funkier and edgier than most ...
With corporatisation, star prices witness a meteoric rise. What do producers have to say? swarupa pillaai tracks the trend
interview It takes quite a bit of work to make the ten characters in Dasavathaaram work in unison, says visual effects expert Brian Jennings
WINNER He belongs to Kerala but Tamil comes quite easily to him. Meet Thilakan, chosen for a national award
She has a lot happening in her life. Author (of the new bestseller, “Speaking for Myself”), English Barrister, Queen’s Counsel and also wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Cherie Blair in her exclusive interview ...
Angelina Jolie could soon be sharing the screen with another luscious leading lady — Miss Piggy! The 33-year-old Oscar winner, currently expectant with twins, is being lined up for a quick-fire return to action as soon as she gets off ...
Thousands of men can only dream of kissing Scarlett Johansson — but for Penelope Cruz it was all in a day’s work. In fact, locking lips with the blonde beauty was such a non-event for Pene she has forgotten all about it. “The ...
She has been voted one of the world’s sexiest women countless times but Cameron Diaz still insists she is “nothing special”. The Charlie’s Angel puts the secret to her beauty success down to “a talented team of ...
Lucy Liu has ruled out any chances of an Ally McBeal reunion movie. The tiny “Kung Fu Panda” star says the hit 90s TV series would never follow in the footsteps of “Sex and the City” and try to make it on the big screen, ...
Sarah Jessica Parker is feeling guilty about on-set catfights — but not amongst the Sex and the City girls. The 43-year-old actor says rumours of rows among her and her SATC co-stars set the trend for other girly shows such as ...
This Father’s Day, tune in to BIG 92.7 FM to check out “what it takes to be a cool dad” as the channel features interviews of celebrity fathers. RJ Yo Yo will visit colleges and ask students “Is your dad cool to hang ...
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