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Vidya’s Kismat
Since her debut in Parineeta, Vidya Balan has stolen several hearts. Will her new film Kismat Konnection prove as lucky for her, asks Chitra Swaminathan
Film Review

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Kung Fu pandemonium
This cheeky tribute to the ‘Please teach me kung fu, master’ genre films will make you laugh out loud, and like most animation films for kids, also teach young ones a thing or two about belief, confidence and chasing their ...

Where there’s a Will
There are superhero movies. There are superhero spoofs. And, there’s Hancock.Seriously, Will Smith’s got to be the funniest thing on film to have ever saved the world. When was the last time you actually had ...


Strong points
Arvind Vinod, a VJ on Sun Music, turns hero with director Muralikrishna’s Balam. “He’s a new face all right, but the TV experience has made him very comfy with the camera,” says Muralikrishna. A film targeting ...

Successful SAC finds
S.A. Chandrasekaran’s Pandhayam is gearing up for release and the camp’s current favourite, Vijay Antony, is the composer. Including Antony, the director’s introductions have by and large blossomed well. ...

Significant dimension

Name game
After facing flak for originally naming his film Porukki (the Sundar C. starrer was later released as Sanda), director-producer Shakti Chidambaram has begun to play it safe. This time he has settled for ...

Why I like... Thalapathy
It is impossible to name just one movie. I’m a huge Mani Ratnam fan as well as an obsessed Rajni fan so Thalapathy is a natural pick for me.The relationship between Deva and Surya in the film is one of the most special ...

Why I hate… Dhoom 2
Aishwarya annoyed me. Hrithik’s abs were an overdose and Uday Chopra’s forced antics grated on my nerves.The only thing that could have saved this movie was Abhishek Bachchan and even he turned out to be rather insipid. A ...

Letters and luck
Hannsikaa Motwani is reverting to the original spelling of her name: Hansika. When asked for the reason, her mother Mona said, “We added an extra ‘n’ and ‘a’ at the insistence of Himesh Reshammiya during the making ...

Cine Quiz

Grill mill
You were such a successful director-actor. Why weren’t you able to survive in the field? I am a known name in the industry even today. Success or failure is just a passing cloud. I believe hard work alone takes you ...

My first break -- Navya Nair
I was in Standard Ten in 2002, when I got a call from one of the ace Malayalam directors, Sibi Malayil. He saw my photograph which had appeared in Malayala Manorama. I was chosen to act with Dileep, then an up and coming ...

En Manaivi 1942
K. Sarangapani, K. R. Chellam, Nagercoil K. Mahadevan, R. Padma, M. K. Meenalochani and Rallabandi Natesam


Good Knight, Sweet Prince
Jaw-dropping effects and mind-altering sets — of course. But The Dark Knight, which opens today, will always be remembered as Heath Ledger’s final screen outing, says mini anthikad-chhibber

Strong link
Ramgopal Varma speaks about his latest film Contract, releasing today

Who is she?
Miley Cyrus on Hannah Montana, the film

Kiss and tell
Selma Blair loved locking lips with her Hellboy co-star Ron Perlman, even though his face was covered in plastic and make-up. Sexy Selma says after a few takes she hardly noticed she was kissing a man with a prosthetic ...

Sequel to Sex and the City
Sarah Jessica Parker and her girly gang will be back with more Sex and the City sooner rather than later. The star and producer of this year’s SATC movie is already deep in discussion about a follow-up in which she will once again team up ...

Colour-coded cravings
Yummy mummy-to-be Minnie Driver has been having colour-coded cravings during her pregnancy. Minnie, who is eight months pregnant by a mystery man, insists everything she eats has to be green. “I’ve been addicted to green. I’m ...

Keys rattles Winehouse
Amy Winehouse is suffering another crisis — this time over James Bond! The controversial Back to Black singer is apparently furious at having lost her chance to sing the theme tune to new 007 movie Quantum of Solace to ...

Can’t bear it
Cocktail waitress-turned-model Sarah Larson still cannot get over her split from George Clooney and is hoping she can build bridges with the Hollywood hunk. She split from gorgeous George in May but two months on she is still pining for him and ...


Get crazy
If you’re skilled at asking crazy questions, here is a platform for you to exhibit your talent. Every Saturday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., RJs Balaji and Bosskey will be present with their new segment “Neir Notice” on ...

Directed by M.R.Senthilkumar, this mega portrays the life of an employed woman, hailing from a middle-class family, who raises her voice against male chauvinism. The series profiles the challenges faced by working women and their ...

In the remote Moroccan desert, a rifle shot rings out and sets off a chain of events involving four different families — a holidaying American couple, two Moroccan herdsmen, a Mexican nanny illegally crossing the border and a surly, deaf ...

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