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SEN and the art of living
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Cinema

Back after a break
After a brief hiatus, AVM Kumaran is back, doing what he loves best — making movies


Dream Girl gets real
Hema Malini wears a new hat as judge on “Dancing Queen”, a reality show on TV. harshikaa udasi talks to the actor

Crooning glory or shining star
Some of our best known playback singers couldn't resist the lure of acting. But were they successful?


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Home is where the Marte is
Angelina Jolie has revealed the main reason why she and Brad Pitt can never leave New Orleans: their kids are mad on greasy treats. The Tomb Raider stunner is in New Orleans with her six children for the premiere of ...

Ousted by another Madden
First she was dumped by her beau Benji Madden, and now Paris Hilton has been pushed aside by another member of the Madden clan — baby Harlow. Paris used to be best friends with Harlow’s mum, Nicole Richie, who is engaged to ...

Can’t hide her love for dancing
Supermodel Heidi Klum is desperate to appear in “Dancing with the Stars”. Leggy blonde Heidi is such a big fan of reality dance shows she cannot wait to be approached to star in one. The gorgeous Victoria’s Secret model tried ...

Oh! I’ve lost it again
Pop rock singer Katy Perry is so forgetful she is spending a fortune on mobile phones. The ‘I Kissed a Girl’ singer says she has to get a new phone every few weeks because she is always losing them. “I lose everything, in ...

Mrs Jackman has claws out for Wolverine
Hugh Jackman will have to get past his wife if he is to make any more Wolverine movies. The Aussie actor says the facial hair he has to grow in order to play the clawed X-Men hero has become something of a source of irritation with his missus, ...


Film Review

The anti-date movie
Due to the unavailability of the DVD of Woody Allen’s Husbands and Wives, it maybe difficult to comment about how original Dil Kabbadi really is. Having rarely reviewed films without watching the ...

Silly point really
I knew there was a good enough reason why cricketers don’t become film stars in our country despite the huge fan following, despite all that experience with endorsements.Good old Kumble finds himself on a sticky wicket and Mandira ...

Action unlimited
The first Transporter film in 2002 about ex-special forces agent, Frank Martin, a mercenary transporter of all manner of goods, was the greatest fun and with “Ronin” created a whole new grammar of car chases. As cars zoomed ...


Telewatch


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Serials
Kushboo’s Avni Tele Media is ready with its latest serial, ‘Naanal.’ It will star Sonia Agarwal, who makes her debut on the small screen. The serial, to be telecast on weekdays on Kalaignar TV from December 15 (watch promos ...


Columns


LOVE/HATE
Why I like... Kannathil Muthamittal
It’s a tough one because there are so many movies I like. I like Mouna Raagam, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Lakshya, Roja, Andaz Apna Apna and Sindhu Bhairavi. In Malayalam, I love Cherunarupunjiry and Vanaprastham. I ...

Why I hate.. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
I enjoy cinema. There aren’t too many movies I have hated so much. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham is one movie I didn’t like. It was too lovey-dovey, overflowing with love. It was too hyped with the star cast and it was ...


ITSY BITSY
Ghajini world premiere
The much-awaited Aamir Khan thriller Ghajini, a remake of the Tamil film by the same name, is creating enough buzz among audiences after the promos went on air. The music by A. R. Rahman is already topping the charts. The movie ...

New Year in Dubai
Trisha and Ramya Krishnan might be actresses belonging to two generations but they don’t seem so far apart when they are together, especially at parties. They can be seen having their share of no-holds-barred fun at discos and cocktails ...

Passport to success
Not many people know that to enter the film industry the basic necessity is to have a good portfolio. It is only with a portfolio that directors and producers will even agree to meet these aspirants. Anthony Sridhar, a leading photographer of the ...

Mamta croons
The svelte and talented actress Mamta Mohandass was the only import from Kerala who was comfortable with Tamil and could sing as well. Sadly as they say she was too much talent for our directors to handle or at least that is all that transpired ...

Grill mill
I have decided to do more of my type of films — which means comedy in full measure. People in general like comedy and they want to see more of me; it’s my wish to entertain them in a bigger way. Why have you ...

My first break - Prasanthini
I learnt music, the basics, at a young age. But I never thought I’d take it up as my profession. When I was in Standard Eleven, my focus slowly shifted to singing. That was when I went for an audition at music director Harris ...


BLAST FROM THE PAST
Andha Naal 1954
Sivaji Ganesan, Pandari Bai, ‘Javert’ Seetharaman, P. D. Sambandham, Suryakala and T. K. Balachandran


MUMBAI EXPRESS
Playing it safe
The team of Chandni Chowk To China is on a promotional tour. At a recent press meet in Delhi, three songs from the film were screened. But before that cell phones of those present were taken away so that nobody could video ...


CAPSULE
What is Mockumentary?
A fictional, farcical film that has the style, ‘look and feel’ of a documentary, with irreverent humour, parody, or slapstick, that is deliberately designed to ‘mock’ the documentary or subject that it ...

Cine quiz
1. Who plays John Connor in the next Terminator flick Terminator Salvation? 2. Which Nitin Bose-directed Hindi classic from 1961, with a very ‘watery’ title, starred Dilip Kumar and ...



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