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The dividing line -- Naadodigal
He may have slipped in his first attempt as writer-director on the big screen, but you saw him rise next as a natural actor in ‘Subramaniapuram.’ Back to direction once again, he gains lost ground with Global Infotainment’s ...
Terrorism, with candyfloss -- New York
Storyline: To infiltrate a terrorist network, an FBI officer recruits the terrorist’s best friend.Bottomline: Yash Raj grammar ruins the statementRecently, Shekhar Kapur had asked Hollywood screenwriter David ...
Robbery and retribution -- Vaalmiki
Why go to the village for a story of the deprived? The city of Chennai has material enough, writer-director G. Anantha Narayanan seems to say. Set in the slums for the most part, Vikatan Talkies’ Vaalmiki (U) provides a ...
Go nuts over Bolt
No, no, it’s not about nuts and bolts! It is the tale of a super dog named Bolt (John Travolta). Bolt’s every day is filled with adventure as long as he is part of a reality show. Unaware that his power is fake and his amazing feats ...
Queen Latifah, the voice behind the woolly mammoth Ellie in Ice Age 3, talks about her experiences
Shortkut to fame?
Amrita Rao sheds her girl-next-door image for a fresh, sexy look in Shortkut The Con is On, says harshikaa udasi
Super Singer Junior 2
Battle lines have been drawn as Vijay TV gears up for Airtel Super Singer Junior 2. After Coimbatore and Tiruchi, auditions will be held in Chennai on July 4 at Mayor Sri Ramanathan Chettiar Hall, Santhome. Already 15 contestants have been ...
‘Rasigan’ on Kalaignar
‘Rasigan,’ a Sunday morning (11 a.m. to 12 noon) treat for film lovers on Kalaignar TV, touches the 50 mark on July 5. The accent is on talented fans of actors, singers, and composers selected for the show. Actors from MGR and ...
Stuck in a suburban malaise, a group of middle-aged friends decide to rev up their routine lives with a freewheeling road trip. Leaving behind their stressful jobs and family responsibilities, they drive off in search of freedom and adventure. ...
Back to his base
Ahmed makes a bow as director with Vaamanan
On a signing spree
Madhavan has been a star in the South for a long while. But what has gone unnoticed is the Rang De Basanti actor has been quietly making inroads into Hindi films. Maybe it’s the cute cellphone ads with ...
We don’t talk shop at home
Newlyweds Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have a rule that they don’t talk about work when they’re at home. X-Men star Ryan says to maintain wedded bliss they avoid talking shop so they can both relax and ...
Megan shows her mettle
Working with all those metal co-stars in Transformers has turned Megan Fox into a girl of steel. The sexy 23-year-old says she astounds movie makers with her all-action approach to filming and her ability to shrug off injuries. ...
Lady GaGa courts mystery and controversy wherever she goes — and her varied love life is no exception. When asked if rumours that one of the Pussycat Dolls had made an advance on her, Gaga coyly replied, “I don’t like to kiss ...
Don’t keep getting hurt
High School Musical hottie Ashley Tisdale may be classed as many teenage boys dream date, but she has already had her heartbroken. Poor old Ashley, who is now dating music video director Scott Speer, was distraught after one of her exes cheated ...
JJ’s next move
Captain Kirk will be going even more boldly where no man has gone before in the next Star Trek movie, director JJ Abrams has confirmed. The Lost creator is risking the wrath of Trekkies everywhere by recreating a new story for ...
ITSY - BITSY
The first production of NDTV Imagine in the South is a racy film set in Madurai, titled Madurai Sambavam. The film is nearing completion, and producer Suresh Balaji is keeping the storyline under wraps. The action-packed film ...
ITSY - BITSY
From being a big name on television to making a mark on the silver screen and from acting to direction, it has been one big leap for Abhishek Sanker (he made his debut as an actor in the critically acclaimed Mogamul). Following ...
LOVE / HATE
Why I like... Iberia
The magnificent blend of poetry and flamenco, the honesty and splendour of the visual structure and the brilliance of the dancers and musicians make this film by Carlos Sauraa a classic for cinema and the performing arts. I also love ...
2. Name the famous pilot who is being played by Oscar-winner Hilary Swank in Mira Nair’s upcoming bio-pic? 3. Name the Tamil flick of which Kambakkht Ishq is a remake? 4. The play ‘Everybody Comes to ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
P. U. Chinnappa, P. Kannamba, M. N. Nambiar, R. Balasubramaniam, M. R. Swaminathan, Yogam Mangalam, N. S. Krishnan, T.A. Mathuram and V. Gopalakrishnan (debut)
Grill Mill -- Namita
That’s because I am doing more of heroine roles and working round the clock. Two films which will hit the theatres soon — Indira Vizha and Jaganmohini — will certainly make the audience ...
My First break
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