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As good as it gets
He has his designs on men!
Aki Narula seems to have become quite a beachwear designer, says harshikaa udasi
The name game
Call it scarcity of imagination or sentiment, Tamil filmdom today abounds in remakes and repetition of old film titles, says malathi rangarajan
Bond, Craig style -- Quantum of Solace
Never mind the mystifying name, the fact there is no Moneypenny or Q and that the iconic gun barrel sequence and super lush Monty Norman theme comes at the end of the film (that is a bit of a disappointment). The bottom line is Daniel Craig has ...
Songs stand out -- Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi
A mix of Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Tapasya (remember the Rakhi-Parikshit Sahni starrer of the early 1970s?), Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi, true to Rajshri style, is a feel-good film with an ...
His bag is full
After two hits, Arjun Rampal has enough to look forward to
Suneil Shetty is ready to wait and take on only challenging roles
In this sequel to the 2005 blockbuster, the Fantastic Four face their greatest challenge yet. Now in control of their powers, the four superheroes have returned to leading normal lives. While Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd) and Sue Storm ...
Four groups of ordinary people have been dropped off in the remote wilderness of Alaska and must now find their shelter. Dennis Wise and his two daughters encounter a bear just minutes into their journey. Greg and Bernice Pierson are pushed to ...
This is for three-year-olds, who will be in the company of their parents. The focus will be the world as the toddlers see it. 20-20: Childrens Day Special (Jaya TV, Friday, 9.30 p.m.)20-20, the ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Miles away from dream car
If teen dream Miley Cyrus thinks she is getting a bright pink sports car for her 16th birthday, she is in for a big surprise. Her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, says he won’t let his daughter drive round in anything short of a tank — so she ...
Still gonna get Dirrty
Christina Aguilera may be a mother now, but she’s still going to get Dirrty. The sexy singer became a first-time mother earlier this year but has every intention of returning to her old raunchy ways. “One of the things that’s ...
Kim’s solution to jet lag
Blonde bombshell Kim Cattrall has an unusual cure for jet lag — sex. Staying true to her man-eating character Samantha in Sex and the City, Kim recommends travellers to do whatever it takes to stay awake as long as possible. “I find ...
Keanu Reeves has got himself so wrapped up in his sci-fi roles he’s actually started believing in little green men. The 44-year-old actor is following up his role in the Matrix trilogy with a remake of the 1950s sci-fi classic The Day ...
‘I don’t get nervous’
Latina lovely Eva Mendes has a tendency to appear naked on-screen because she’s not shy about stripping off. The sultry star says once she’s signed up to reveal all, she doesn’t worry about it. “Once I have decided to ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Anjali Devi, G. Varalakshmi, Lakshmikantha, Mukkamala Krishnamurthi, Kona Prabhakar Rao and Appa K. Doraiswamy
3. Which was the first Indian film to be revived/colourised for a theatrical re-release? 4. Which award-winning Tamil actor made his acting debut in Puthiya Paadhai? 5. In which K. Viswanath film did Mammooty play ...
Dancing in films was new to me and I learnt it especially for ‘Manada Mayilada’
My First Break -- JEEVA
Acting happened just like that. Ravi Mariya, who directed my first film, asked me whether I was interested in acting. I answered him with a big `NO'. But my father R. B. Chowdhary said if I went abroad for studies, it would take nearly ...
LOVE / HATE
Why I like... Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Right from the beginning you know what’s going to happen. You know it is going to be a happy ending, but the way the director narrated the story was fantastic. The songs were fresh. When everybody was going for glitz and glamour, they stuck ...
Why I hate.. Saawariya
I didn’t like it because of the way the entire story was narrated and the flawed direction. You didn’t know which period it belonged to. It seemed like the director wasn’t clear about what exactly he was trying to ...
What is Anime?
A style of animation film, originally called ‘Japanimation,’ that has its roots in Japanese comic books (known as manga), and covers a wide range of genres such as romance, action/adventure, drama, gothic, historical, horror, ...
In Golmaal Returns, Kareena Kapoor scares the daylight out of her husband Ajay Devgan. In the film, she is hooked on saas-bahu serials and suspects Ajay of infidelity. Ask Ajay what was it like to be tortured by Kareena in the ...
A new avatar
Sneha is known for her gorgeous smile and a fine set of pearly teeth. In films, she has most often played the girl-next-door. But not anymore. In one of her forthcoming films, Sneha plays a tough cop a la Vijaya Shanthi that ...
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