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Will and skill
Hindi cinema gets a new ‘flavor’
interview 99, releasing today, is the first mainstream Hindi film of Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru of Flavors fame. sudhish kamath talks to the directors
The law of lust
After a point you begin to wonder whether you are actually watching an S. J. Suryaa film! Without much of a slant towards the carnal, Newtonin Moondraam Vidhi (A) — a revenge drama executed in a matter of two hours ...
In Kidsville, for a change
Heroism may be too big an epithet to describe the action of the 10-year-old protagonist, and villainy too strong for the ill-tempered young fellow, his classmate. But the two along with rest of the school manage to keep you engaged throughout in ...
All in the jeans
Cast: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively Storyline: Four young women explore the joys and sorrows of college days and holidays, old friendships and new acquaintances, falling in love and out of ...
Talent finds a meeting point
Joint-venture Two mega projects involving Tamil and Malayalam heroes are moving at a brisk pace
‘Bad boy’ Richie
Richard Raj is excited about his film Thalai Ezhuthu and his villain role in Jaggubhai
Can you believe it? A film is actually going to be called Maakaan, which in local lingo could mean a man who is physically strong but mentally a dimwit! And its protagonist is Selvan who is himself directing Kavithalaya’s ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Return of Spock
Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy has said how he lost faith in the sci-fi franchise before being persuaded to return to his Vulcan ways on the big screen. Nimoy, 78, returns as pointy-eared alien Mr Spock in a cameo in JJ Abrams’ new Star ...
Oscar alarm bells
Wolverine hunk Hugh Jackman nearly missed out on his chance to host the Oscars because he thought his phone ringing was his alarm clock. Hugh says he was fast asleep when he got the prestigious call and almost turned his phone off in a rage. ...
Kissing Shia was weird
Hollywood beauty Megan Fox says there is only one thing stranger than acting opposite invisible robots in Transformers 2 — love scenes with co-star Shia LaBeouf! The 22-year-old actress says having to act our intimate ...
Taylor Swift may have become one of the most popular girls in pop right now, but it hasn’t always been that way. The leggy blonde star says she was picked on at school and never made friends because she was strange. “A lot of girls ...
Stiller stunned by fan power
Ben Stiller is amazed at the lengths his fans will go to in order to show their appreciation for his madcap movies. The humble Zoolander star says he still finds it odd that anyone would want to meet him and so is often shocked ...
The search for the CSK Cheerleaders has intensified, as the 10-episode series draws to a close today. The skills of the teams were judged on their motivation levels, innovative routines and whacky slogans. Three teams — V Pop, ...
In this episode that highlights the war in Afghanistan, listen to new stories from a country where death, destruction and mayhem have at times reigned supreme. Diego Bunuel takes a 52-minute road trip from the capital Kabul to Taliban hotbed ...
Acrobat Yin (Michelle Yeoh) is a distant descendent of the sworn protectors of the Sharira, a Relic purported to contain the pure essence of a Holy Man in the Buddhist religion. One day a man from Yin’s past shows up with a clue to ...
Why I like... Vaaranam Aayiram
Because, thanks to its weak treatment of the father-son relationship, it gave other directors an idea to work better on the topic. Also, it taught you that when making a film set in different time periods, you should research better, and not ...
Why I hate... Aval Appadithan
This film by C. Rudraiyaa was released when I was born. I saw it when I was 15 and thought it was so modern in its thinking. I was told it did not do well at the box-office. But, even now, its appeal is timeless. The characters were so true to ...
Hrithik Roshan is India’s very own Greek God. Little surprise he’s endorsing the Macro Man innerwear range. Ask the star the secret behind his great body, and he laughs “Well, I’m paid to be fit.” Then, Mr. Earnest ...
1. Which famous NYC store was the setting for all the versions of the film Miracle on 34th Street movies except the 1994 one?
How many heroines can boast of getting it right twice in a row when it comes to choosing offbeat scripts and reaping success as well? Vega who played a school student in Saroja is one. This Aussie born Delhi girl's wait for the right role seems ...
A laugh riot
Thoranai The film will leave you in splits, says Saba Iyappan who makes his directorial debut
My first break - Swarnalatha
I was interested in singing, even as a three-year-old. I learnt Carnatic music from my sister Saroja and later from Ramachandra master. My family wanted me to sing in films, and I approached M. S. Viswanathan. He asked me to sing, and I sang his ...
You’ve given 116 films. But there has been nothing from your stable in the last three years. I’ve had my hands full after becoming the president of the Tamil Film Producers Council. I’m also involved with Kalaignar ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Chandragupta Chanakya 1940
Bhavani K. Sambamurthy, N. C. Vasanthakokilam, Brihadambal, T. K. Kalyanam, S. S. Kokko and P. Saradambal
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