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Laughing all the way to the bank
These days, actresses also command a price if they’re to be part of a project, says harshikaa udasi
All set for a new innings
Actor Suriya on his first Hindi film to be directed by Ram Gopal Varma
More for the masses
Shakti Chidambaram’s Rajaadhi Raja produced under the Cinema Paradise banner is a mass entertainer. In the second half, the screenplay begins to drag. Rajapandi (Lawrence) hailing from a lower middle class family ...
Taking its own sweet time!
Ayngaran’s Sarvam starts off with a surprise — it’s a psychological thriller with a U! The freak accident and resultant deaths which connect three sets of people unknown to one another could have been an ...
Granny smarty pants
Blame it on the pace. Apparently, Ava Mukherjee was seven years old when she sat for a narration. By the time, the makers finished telling her the story, she was seventy-something. 3. What’s the best kept secret in Granny Smarty ...
The movie doesn't work
"Angels & Demons", the book, is powerful, suffused right from the start with darkly atmospheric elements of fear and horror, with a tinge of madness and even the possibility of divine miracles. Angels & Demons, the movie,unfortunately, is .
Riveting plot, but…
A mother understands what a child does not say. But does the child understand what his mother wants? We deposit all our worries with her, but where does she go to share her sentiments? Meg Ryan plays Martha, a mother who lost her partner ...
Cinema’s new ‘baddie’
Premsai’s much-deserved break on the big screen has come with Rajaadhi Raja in which he plays villain
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Brad is busy
Brad Pitt will prove he and partner Angelina Jolie are still in love, with a Brangelina road show. The Benjamin Button star has told Angelina he wants her with him for his promotional duties for the new Quentin Tarrantino movie ...
Mariah picks the wrong nose
Mariah Carey can lay claim to one of the most bizarre on-set injuries in Hollywood history, all because of a false nose. The megastar songtress plays a teacher in new movie Push but attempts to play down her glamorous image ...
Jess a Brit fatter
Big-screen beauty Jessica Biel won’t be making a trip to the U.K. any time soon because every time she visits she puts on weight. Jess says when she stays in London she can’t face the thought of going to the gym — and eats too ...
The sole of austerity
The recession has well and truly hit Hollywood, according to Owen Wilson, who reveals he had to reuse a pair of cowboy boots for his new movie. The 40-year-old star says the shoes he was given in his costume for Night at the Museum 2 were the ...
Raagamalika reaches a milestone. The 300th episode will take place on May 31, 6.30 p.m. at Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet. Participants and leading playback singers will share the dais in this special show. Young talent ...
Return of the Rhino
Discover how extinct species were flown back into wildlife, in this programme. Botswana, the small country with a large wildlife area covering 27 per cent of the countryside lost its rhinos, every last one of them to poaching in the ...
Jackie Chan plays Jack, a world renowned archaeologist, who has begun having mysterious dreams of a past life as a warrior in ancient China. When a fellow scientist enlists his help locating the mausoleum of China’s first emperor, the ...
Why I like... The Godfather
I am a huge fan of this franchise and have watched it more than a hundred times. Not many people know that this film was made under great difficulty. I first watched it 10 years ago, and have been hooked since. I carry a DVD of it with me ...
1. Wayne Allwine, who died on May 18, and his wife Russi Taylor are known as the voices of which famous cartoon ‘couple’?
My first break - Shakthhi Kumar
I am basically an aircraft maintenance engineer. As I was interested in films, I joined the Tamil Nadu Film and Television Institute. Later, I worked as an assistant to dance master Kala in Puthu Puthu Arthangal. ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Paarthibhan Kanavu 1960
Gemini Ganesh, Vyjayanthimala, S. V. Ranga Rao, S. V. Subbaiah, Ragini, S. A. Asokan, ‘Javert’ Seetharaman, K. Malathi, P. S. Veerappa, B. Saroja Devi and Kumari Kamala
I’ve done 16 films in Tamil, and over 15 films in Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati and Marathi. I entered the industry with Ottran, opposite Arjun. The song ‘Chinna Veeda Varattuma’ became a hit. I don’t believe in the ...
Ash for Ash
Shankar is known for his innovations in his films. Now, his magnum opus Robot will have another unique feature. Our own Aishwarya Dhanush will be lending her voice to Aishwarya Rai. After having heard her voice for a few ...
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