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The makings of a winner
Sathyajothi Films rarely disappoints. With Jayamkondaan (U) the production house lives up to its reputation yet again. Rising above clichés for the most part, writer-director R. Kannan presents a story of underplayed ...
Sound, and fury too
Cinematographer-writer-director Jeeva’s films stand apart for the sheen of his frames on celluloid, stories that are different and for direction that is always a cut above the usual. Once again in Media One Global Entertainment Ltd’s ...
Rock On is predictable from start to the supers in the end that will tell us what happened to each of the band members and is certainly not the film you ought to watch after the spoof Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.Yes, it has every ...
This week, Wall-E comes to this part of the world to give us a sneak peek into the future, aided by state-of-the-art animation and the marvel of technology, only to tell us a story the good old fashioned way. Remember the ...
A different Wednesday
As we struggle to make the rent — and to make it to work on time — days rush into days. It’s hard to tell, say, one jam-packed yet curiously featureless Wednesday from another. Yet the turn of a card, or the random cruelty of a ...
Nothing special about Vegas
What Happens in Vegas doesn’t introduce you to lead characters. It introduces you to a pair of tired stereotypes. Joy McNally (Diaz) is a super-organised over-achiever who’s in a dissatisfying relationship with a man who ...
Slice of reality
Santosh Sivan on the making of Tahaan, which releases today
Tusshar gets ideas
Tusshar Kapoor’s cousin brother Abhishek Kapoor has made a big splash with his directorial debut Rock On. This seems to have given Tusshar ideas about directing a film himself. Ask Tusshar if he too would like to direct a ...
London Dreams is the next film to roll out of Vipul Shah’s factory. A chat with the producer-director
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Big screen Disaster
Hollywood socialite Kim Kardashian has said how she and her Disaster Movie co-stars couldn’t resist sending up Amy Winehouse in the big screen spoof. Troubled Brit singer Winehouse is one of the few real-life characters ...
Eva loves cooking
Hosting huge dinner parties is Eva Longoria Parker’s new hobby. The tiny Desperate Housewife loves to cook so much that she prefers to invite her pals home rather than take them out for a meal. “I am a big cook. I love cooking,” ...
‘I was a complete geek’
Having Hollywood A List parents does not guarantee you popularity, according to Rumer Willis. The 20-year-old starlet says even though she is the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore she was still an outcast at school. “I was a computer ...
Megan, the tomboy
Super-sultry Megan Fox cannot understand why she has been dubbed the sexiest woman alive because she feels like a boy! The Transformers star hates her title and considers herself a tomcat rather than a sex kitten. “It ...
Ready to get ‘Footloose’ again
Kevin Bacon will celebrate 20 years of marriage to actress wife Kyra Sedgwick by getting ‘Footloose’ again. The 50-year-old Apollo 13 star made his name as a dancing misfit in the Eighties teen movie ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
M. G. Ramachandran, M. N. Nambiar, M. R. Swaminathan, T. S. Balaiah, ‘Pulimoottai’ Ramaswami, K. Malathi, Thavamani Devi, M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar.
Alex Fletcher, a washed up 1980s pop star, gets a chance at a comeback when a pop diva invites him to write and record a duet with her. Alex hasn’t written a song for a year, has never written lyrics, but he has to come up with a hit in ...
My First Break -- Grace Karunas
My career as a singer started at five at the CSI Church, Poonamallee. On the day of the contest, I was unable to finish the song having forgotten the last four lines. Everybody in the church asked me to stop. But I refused to do so without ...
2. Who directed the classic Best Foreign Film Oscar winners La strada and 8½? 3. Which term used for photographers supposedly comes from the film La Dolce Vita? 4. Name ...
A common pseudonym used by directors who refuse to put their name on a film and want to disassociate themselves, usually when they believe their control or vision has been hijacked by the studio or external forces against their wishes. The ...
After the impressive publicity campaign for Santosh Subramaniam featuring famous dad-and-son images on posters, Prakash ‘innovative’ Raj has adopted a similar technique for his upcoming release,
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