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Friday, May 15, 2009
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HAPPY days again
The rage returns
Hugh Jackman on his role in the much-awaited X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which is releasing in the city shortly
A beautiful biopic
Storyline: A biopic of Harvey Milk, the first openly-gay politician in the United States Bottomline: Sean Penn and Josh Brolin’s excellent performances are the high points on this richly-nuanced celebration of a life ...
Home is where his heart is
interiors Dara Singh’s home, where the family gets together, is the core of his being
Dream come true
chat Playback singer Devan on his new role as composer for Bale Pandiya
Actor Vega, flush with the success of Pasanga, on films and life
On a new high
What was it like to bag the Phalke Memorial Commercial Film Award for Jodhaa Akbar? Ask Ashutosh Gowariker
Glitter at Singapore
Honour awaits several actors and technicians of Tamil tinsel town this weekend
A bunch of roses
serial Woven around five young women, “Roja Kootam” on Vijay TV is not the usual sob story
The Russian film, ‘The Elusive Avengers’, with Tamil sub-titles, comes to the viewers as ‘Pazhi.’ Directed by Keosayan Edmund, this 1966 release is about civil war. Election special
Music launch for Ghai’s new film
With the lack of new releases, Bollywood parties are thin on the ground; but showman Subhash Ghai launched the music of his new production Paying Guest with his usual enthusiasm. It was attended by everyone in his cast — ...
Self-proclaimed fan of Resul
Oscar winner Resul Pookutty’s fans include industrywallahs too. Actor Gul Panag is a self-proclaimed fan of Resul though she has still to work with him. She recalled her first “meeting” with Resul. “I had heard a lot about ...
After playing a school girl and close to real life characters in movies such as Chennai 600 028 and Anjathey, Vijayalakshmi will provide the glam quotient in her next film opposite Krishna, brother of ace ...
Director Saran has roped in Bharadwaj to score music for Sivaji Productions’ Asal starring Ajith. After all, Bharadwaj has given Saran super hits in several of his films. So, what is his brief for Asal? Says ...
G. Murali Appas’ second directorial venture (after Raasi with Ajith Kumar) Solla Solla Inikkum is ready for release. The film features Navdeep as hero and Mallika Kapoor, Madhumita, Suja and Sara ...
The 12th Shanghai International Film Festival, scheduled to be held between June 13 and 21, has selected the forthcoming Tamil feature film Achchamundu! Achchamundu to be screened under the International Panorama category. ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Tough friends keep me grounded
Tinseltown darling Amy Adams thanks her family and friends’ harsh words for keeping her feet on the ground. If the American beauty steps out of line she always has someone nearby to have a go at her. “I surround myself with people who ...
Tom’s moan about Rome
Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has said how he feared for his safety while shooting the movie version of Dan Brown’s thriller “Angels and Demons” in Rome. It wasn’t religious protestors that posed a threat to the Big ...
Eva’s getting more desperate
Fans of Desperate Housewives could be in for a few more years of trials and tribulations from Wisteria Lane. Eva Longoria Parker, who plays Gabrielle Solis, has confirmed there are plans in place to continue the hit show. “There are at ...
‘I’m average in Egypt’
Super sexy Megan Fox loved filming Transformers 2 in Egypt because she could go unnoticed. Megan says when she walks through the streets of LA her looks draw attention to her, but in Egypt the men find her dull looking. ...
Motherhood over Hollywood
Sarah Jessica Parker is ready to quit movies for her soon-to-be expanding family. The 44-year-old Sex and the City star and actor husband Mathew Broderick are soon to be parents to twin girls through a surrogate mother, and Sarah is already ...
LOVE / HATE
Why I like... Periyar
Because, it was based on a revolutionary who struggled to do away with suppression of women and Dalits. And, it was a well made film. Director Gnana Rajasekaran, cinematographer Thangar Bachan and lyricist Vairamuthu did a great job. As an ...
LOVE / HATE
Why I hate... Semaragalai
This was based on the Mel Gibson-Helen Hunt starrer What Women Want and I signed up for it thinking it would be really interesting. I was very keen on doing the unusual role of a man who gets the ability to read women’s ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Andhaman Kaithi 1952
M. G. Ramachandran, Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair, K. Sarangapani, M. R. Swaminathan, S.D. Subbulakshmi, P.K. Saraswathi, M.S. Draupadhi, T.N. Sivathanu, M. R. Swaminathan, M. S. Karuppaiah, K. S. Balaiah and K. S. Angamuthu
Grill Mill -- Vishal
My first break
1. Which James Bond character has been played by Donald Pleasence, Telly Savalas and Charles Gray? 2. Who has won two Academy Awards, one for playing a transgender man (FTM) and the other for acting the role of a struggling ...
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