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Meet Prince Harming
The best part about Yuvvraaj was the trailers that played during the interval.Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By Chance seems like an insider’s take on the Hindi film industry starring Farhan Akhtar, Konkana Sen, Rishi Kapoor, ...
Fast moving formula
White Sumos, hefty henchmen, a wily politician and his brazen right hand — all the clichés of a commercial film are here. And so is a speedy screenplay. Every film needs the right kind of publicity to sell. The Thenaavettu (U) ...
For the fan boys, by the fan boys
I had a bad feeling about this. Would an animated reboot to the glorious franchise actually get us hooked the same way the first three films did or, at least, to the extent that the next three did? Though John William’s legendary opening ...
A bird you could watch
This is a bad time to be in the terrorism business,” says FBI agent Morgan (Billy Bob Thornton) to his hapless prisoner Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf). Now Jerry isn’t into terrorism, or any other business for that matter — ...
After many summers
Ashutosh Rana on Summer 2007 and his penchant for purity of language
ISSUE Will Bollywood be able to overcome the economic slump, wonders harshikaa udasi
Doing a Rajni
Sundar C is back doing what he does best — remakes. He is going to remake the 1980s hit Murattu Kalai starring Rajnikant. Selvabharathy, who directed films such as “Ninaithen Vanthai” and ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Leonardo DiCaprio has admitted to being jealous of his showbiz pals when it comes to family. The Titanic star says his fellow actors Tobey Maguire, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon all make him feel like settling down because of their ...
Papa doesn’t preach
Punky pop starlet Pink doesn’t rely on what record producers think of her latest songs — she asks her dad instead. Pink says she always gets so nervous before her albums come out she gets her dad to listen to it to boost her ...
Thinking of babies
After spending hours with new mum Nicole Kidman, pop songstress Fergie is feeling very broody. The Black Eyed Pea insists she is not pregnant but helping to look after Nicole’s baby Sunday Rose has made her think about starting a family. ...
Bored of dieting
Bootylicious beauty Beyonce is considering giving up watching her weight completely because she is so sick of eating fish and steamed vegetables. Newly-wed Beyonce longs for the days she is not appearing on camera so much so she can stuff her ...
Miley not smiley over bad blogs
Tween starlet Miley Cyrus loves Googling her name to see what the world thinks of her. But the 16-year-old Hannah Montana star admits that reading bad reviews really upsets her. “I gotta admit that I do sometimes read all the blogs about ...
Join the crew of the USS Ronald Reagan and see how their training prepares them for the myriad deadly situations that could occur on this massive vessel of war. From combat aircraft and weaponry to the safety drills that simulate everything ...
After making his first government-sanctioned kill, James Bond (Daniel Craig) is given double status. Now armed with a licence to kill, Bond’s first mission is to bring down Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a shady financier who funds ...
The third season of the popular reality show for children begins from December 6. The talent hunt show is an extension of ‘Little Masters.’ Auditions will be conducted in Chennai, Coimbatore and Tiruchi, and 25 children will be ...
Why I like... Om Shanti Om
Even if the film is about rebirth and a little too fictitious, the thing I really loved about it is the idea that if you wish for something with your heart and soul, the universe makes it happen for you.It made us feel great about life ...
Why I hate ... Subramaniyapuram
touch each other. If the violence was a little subtle, I would have loved the film.They say there's a thin line between I love and I hate. I couldn't handle theviolence they celebrated on screen.As told to sudhish ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
En Thangai 1952
M. G. Ramachandran, P. V. Narasimha Bharathi, Madhuri Devi, P. S. Govindan, M. G. Chakrapani, E. V. Saroja and M. N. Rajam
Hard work and self-confidence have made me what I am. I’m happy I’m singing at a time when the industry has several talented singers.
My first break - Lalitha Mani
From a young age, dance and I have been inseparable. With the help of a relative, I joined a cinema dance group. Later I served as an assistant to Hiralal master for five years. It was while working with dance master Puliyur Saroja that I met ...
If you have to have a job in this world, a high-priced movie star is a pretty good gig
A clever phrase or short sentence to memorably characterise a film, and tease and attract potential viewers, or sell the movie. The line pitches the story or the core premise of the film in the simplest smartest way possible on a film’s ...
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