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A direct hit?
Storyline: An architect falls in love with a Christian girl. He becomes an atheist when community becomes an obstacle. All is well till he gets an offer to renovate a haunted palace into a hotel.
Bottomline: Bhatt doesn't ...
Lear is last
It’s a role so tough that it can destroy any but the best, yet it’s an anointment of greatness that most classical stage actors seek — the chance to be called one of the “great Lears”. However, in Rituparno ...
A film on filmmaking
First things first. This film appears to be a tribute to anything that is attempted or happens for the first time. Before the credits come on, it opens with images from pioneering celluloid efforts, from Lumiere Brothers to Dadasaheb ...
You’ll fall in love with it
You can run, but you can’t hide. Those super trouper lights are gonna find you. Abba’s back, rising from the ashes like a particularly chirpy phoenix in glittering pink hot pants. With tunes that cling so tight, they make Ricky ...
All hype, little substance
Righteous Kill is a regular, by-the-numbers, police procedural that has a lot of hype going for it, thanks to the casting coup of bringing Robert De Niro and Al Pacino together. Here, the thespians play grizzled veteran NYPD cops, Turk (De Niro) ...
Fashion intermission Whether it’s street chic or red-carpet glamour, Simran is a head-turner
On her own terms
Interview Actor Sangeetha keeps her eyes open for the unusual
The latest entrant
Priya Anand is her name and this Tamil girl educated in the U.S. and residing in Bangalore is the latest entrant to Kollywood. Her first film Pugaipadam opposite newcomer Amjad has hardly been wrapped up, but she has already ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
The Millennium Eye?
Jessica Biel may be beautiful but she might not have the brains to go with it. The Hollywood stunner and girlfriend of Justin Timberlake has been shown up by her Easy Virtue director Stephan Elliott for being just a little bit ...
‘I’m not red hot’
Scarlett Johansson is classed as one of the world’s sexiest women — but she doesn’t believe it. The red hot honey admits she can be glamorous but still does not see what all the fuss is about when it comes to her looks. ...
Meg and her pals
Rom com queen Meg Ryan has her close circle of friends to thank for her success. The 46-year-old star asks her closest gal pals about everything and relies on them to help her make decisions. “I have a close tribe of girlfriends without ...
Happy to own up to her flaws
Reformed bad girl Drew Barrymore says her wild child days are over, thanks to her ability to admit to her mistakes. The Charlie’s Angel says she now loves embracing her flaws. “All I know is if you’re just true to yourself and ...
Revved up for Death Race
Hollywood action man Jason Statham has told how being in the driving seat of high octane movie Death Race took him back to his petrol head past. The Transporter star has told how he was in his element filming ...
Kalaignar TV will air a new serial, ‘Gokulathil Seethai,’ from September 22 at 9. 30 p.m. The serial, which will be telecast from Monday to Friday, is directed by C. J. Bhaskar with film actor Sanghavi in the lead. It is produced by ...
B.A.G Films and Media Limited is producing a kids show for Zee Tamizh channel, to be aired during weekends on primetime. Titled ‘D for Dance,’ it is for kids aged between six and 12. Auditions were conducted at Chennai, Coimbatore, ...
Why I like... The Guns of Navarone
If ever a film comes close to bridging the gap between fantasy and reality, it is The Guns of Navarone. Yes, it is based on a work of fiction by Alistair MacLean. However, when adapted to the screen, the story underwent necessary changes. ...
Why I hate.. Titanic
A syrupy love story at best, Titanic pretends to be an epic film. With rather surprising favour from critics, it is in fact seen as one. There is little commentary on Titanic’s debacle, a subject of great importance and wonder. I ...
If you want to know what Madhur Bhandarkar’s next film Jail is going to be about, here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth. Madhur says, “I thought of Jail as a novel subject. In the film, a common man Parag ...
1. If it is Kuselan in Tamil for Katha Parayumbol, what is it in Hindi?
You’ve tried your hand at acting, direction, production, television and stage. Which is the most difficult? Production, because it is difficult for artistes like me to make films on a shoe-string budget. But, direction and ...
My first break - Saindavi
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Dasi Aparanji (1944)
Pushpavalli, Kothamangalam Seenu, M. K. Radha, Kothamangalam Subbu, L. Narayana Rao and Sundari Bai
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