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Lights, camera, ACTION
Real, but commercial
Jyotirmayi and Vadivelu join Pasupathi for Vedigundu Murugesan, a village story that sounds promising. “The treatment will be mature but will remain within the commercial format. We’ve got just 10 days of work to wrap up the ...
Thirty years ago, Jayamalini took moviedom by storm with Jaganmohini. Today, Namitha is gearing up for a similar show with the new version of the film. Why Namitha? “She’s one actor with glam who can pull it off successfully. ...
Pandhaya Kozhi starring Narain and Pooja did well in Malayalam, you hear. The film takes a Tamil form as both are popular faces here. ‘Bose’ Venkat has done a significant role, and Lal and Geetha are the other known names. But ...
Back in action
Generally, Arjun directs his stories. After Vathiyaar, the hero-writer-director joins director A. Venkatesh for the second time with Durai. The story and screenplay of Durai are Arjun’s. Gazala ...
Beauty and brains
Hollywood beauty Anna Faris had a shock revelation swotting for her sexy centrefold role in comedy movie House Bunny —Playboy bunnies have brains as well as breasts! Brokeback Mountain star Anna co-wrote and produced ...
Kiefer Sutherland has said how he is finally happy to follow in his famous father’s footsteps after years of battling against his legacy. The 24 star admits to finding it hard being known as the son of screen veteran ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Gearing up for Nine
Penelope Cruz can’t wait to show audiences her hidden talents. The Spanish beauty has been polishing her singing and dancing skills for big screen musical Nine and she can’t wait to show the world she has the ...
What makes Sam furious
Pulp Fiction star Samuel L Jackson is fuming about a stripper scene in his new movie because the girls were not allowed to get naked! The 59-year-old actor plays a cop in the gritty thriller Lakeview Terrace but the sex ...
Downey plays detective
Guy Ritchie believes he has solved his own mystery by casting Robert Downey Junior in his Sherlock Holmes movie. Madonna’s director husband says he is thrilled to land Iron Man star Downey as his lead after wracking his ...
Bobby Deol talks about his two loves — family and films
Vinay Rai seeks variety. And that explains why he plays a totally de-glam role in Jayam Kondaan that’s releasing today
Tugs at your heartstrings - Mumbai Meri Jaan
Storyline: One week in the life of Mumbaiites from different walks of life in the aftermath of the Mumbai blasts.Bottomline: Glimpses of geniusNishikant Kamat has to be among the most promising filmmakers today. ...
Can’t Chhel this, Maan - Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam
Storyline: A bunch of theatre actors have to act off stage to fool the underworldBottomline: To see or not to see is not even a questionYes, you will laugh out loud maybe two or three times in the film but that alone ...
ONE MINUTE REVIEW
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Storyline: When scientist Trevor Anderson (Fraser) sets out along with his nephew Sean (Hutcherson) and mountain guide Hannah Ásgeirsson (Briem) to find out what happened to his missing brother in Iceland, they discover that the ...
Phew! Phoonk - Phoonk
Storyline: A builder’s child becomes the victim of black magic after her Dad fires a witch Bottomline: Hamming hits new highsThe only horror in Phoonk is how much Ram Gopal Varma makes his actors ham. ...
The game show, hosted by Khushboo, will get a facelift from the forthcoming week. To make it more colourful, the programme is being filmed on a new set, the highlight being the digital board. Change in timings The ...
Two is company
After the success of Welcome and Singh Is Kinng, Anees Bazmee is once again teaming up with Akshay Kumar in Hera Pheri 3. Anees can’t stop singing Akshay’s praise. Says the director: “I am ...
Why I love... Aamir
It was shot really well. Right from the direction, acting, action, story — everything about this film is awesome. Rajeev Khandelwal has done a good job. His dialogue delivery, expression and use of pause are quite nice. The cast is really ...
Why I hate... Saawariya
down the histrionics. I can't call myself an actor since I've just done one movie (Poi SollaPorum), but I think acting is about all being natural
1. Which ‘Batman’ starred in Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun? 2. In Ratatouille, name the French chef whom Remy idolises. 3. WALL-E is an acronym ...
What is Ad lib?
Any piece of dialogue or expression improvised by an actor during his performance. This may not have been in the script but may have deliberately or accidentally found its way into the scene. Improvisation consists of ad-libbed dialogue or ...
Vinayaka Chathurti special on Vijay
Vijay TV celebrates Vinayaka Chathurti (September 3) with a host of special programmes.Begin the day with ‘Vinayaka Thuthi’ at 7 a.m. Popular Carnatic vocalists such as M. Balamuralikrishna, Nithyashree Mahadevan and Sudha ...
This new series visits some of the most exciting cities in the world and, with the help of knowledgeable local celebrities uncovers hidden gems that tourists and locals alike aren’t generally aware of. Planet Carnivore – ...
The film stars Eddie Murphy in three different characters. During an impossibly adverse childhood, being raised at the Goldon Worton Restaurant and orphanage, the nerdy Norbit (Eddie Murphy) is rescued on the playground by Rasputia (also ...
The actor in you has not been utilised properly by filmmakers. Do you have any regrets? You have to be lucky to get good roles. Directors such as K. Balachander, Bharathirajaa, Bhagyaraj and Balu Mahendra did create powerful ...
My first break
Newer challenges have made life thrilling
BLAST FROM THE PAST
T. R. Mahalingam, M. V. Rajamma, D. Balasubramaniam, P. R. Mangalam, P. S. Sivabhaghyam and P. G. Venkatesan
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