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Can you make a mishmash of an intelligent plot with an overdose of grossness? Sindhanai Sei’s (A) director Yuvan has managed it! An astutely planned and executed bank robbery on the one hand, and crude numbers on the other, ...
A child’s stand
A strong theme, a host of child artistes who score with their spontaneity and loving and sentimental village folks are the pluses of writer-director C. Azhagappan’s Vannathupoochi (U). However, the treatment is found ...
One for the masses
Director A. Venkatesh seems to have taken a vow to see that hero Arun Vijay clicks at the box office with Feather Touch Entertainment's Malai Malai (U). He has come up with a characterisation that fits Arun like a glove. Arun's hard work too is ...
30-something going on 17
If you could do it all over again, would you do it differently? Darn right you would. Especially if you were a rising basketball star with scholarship prospects and a bright future that you let dribble away, because you foolishly got your ...
Jab We Split, Socha Na Tha
Nobody seems to know the confused generation more than Imtiaz Ali. If he were a girl, we would’ve said: Tu Hamesha Correct Baat Bolti Hai, Jaaneman. The heart-versus-head conflict is back on a more intimate scale in ...
A first for Sathyam
The audio of the film Thiru Thiru…Thuru Thuru… was launched recently. A report
This week, the show has an interesting topic for debate — ‘Are you earning the right amount, just about right or too little? Do you think you can earn more with your experience or qualifications?’ Bosses and employees will ...
When the patriarch of an eccentric English family dies suddenly, more than a few family skeletons are dragged out of the closet. On the morning of his funeral, his two sons, their families and grief-stricken friends arrive to pay their ...
Premiering on August 12, this is a hidden-camera comedy series where real, unsuspecting people are put in unreal situations. While in disguise, Howie targets folks who believe they’ve been recruited to appear in a reality show, host a TV ...
Horse around with Nirupama and her victim Shravan at the Madras Riding School this week. Whether it’s showjumping or racing, there’s plenty of excitement in store. Feeding Frenzy (NDTV-HINDU, Sunday, 12.30 ...
A book comprising the screenplay of Vannathupoochi, published by Kizhakku Padhipagam, was released prior to the press show of the film, at Prasad Lab this week. Veteran filmmaker Mahendran and director Sasi were the ...
Look out for Lara
Lara Dutta is gearing up for what’s going to be a rather eventful second half of 2009
Bollywood takes the Shortkut
Luck, Shortkut — The Con is On, Kambakkht Ishq… Bollywood films seem to thrive on borrowed material. But what prevents the makers from acknowledging the original writers, wonders sudhish kamath
The hiatus is over
‘Jiththan’ Ramesh plans to return with Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu, a home production
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
There is only one thing more horrific than Josh Brolin’s disfigured look in comic book movie Jonah Hex — the ordeal that he endured to look that way. The No Country for Old Men star plays a ...
Despite having millions in the bank and an extraordinary upbringing, Tori Spelling still insists she is just like everyone else. The blonde Beverley Hills star was persuaded to take part in reality shows and write books in a bid to show the world ...
Yummy mummy Christina Aguilera is desperate to expand her family — but is worried it will ruin her chances of making a new mark on the music world. Sexy songstress Christina, who has just set up her own radio station and signed for a new ...
Denzel’s secret to success
Hollywood heavyweight Denzel Washington has revealed the secret to his long and happy marriage. The Oscar Winning star has just celebrated his 26th wedding anniversary and is now telling the world the secret to his success. “The secret ...
Rob to iron out suit situation
The producers of hit movie franchise Iron Man have made a clanger with their big star Robert Downey Jr — for not giving him his own suit! The Oscar-winning actor admits he is a little miffed at his bosses not following ...
Nayan says no
Not many actors will decline an offer to act in a Mani Ratnam film, especially if it’s something as big as Ravan. But actor Nayantara, currently shooting for the climax of Aadhavan in South Africa, did. ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Geetha Gandhi 1949
T. R. Ramachandran, B. S. Saroja, P.A. Periyanayaki, ‘Baby’ Padma, M. R. S. Mani, V. Kumaraswami, Angamuthu, Pandit Bholonath Sharma, K. Viswanathan, ‘Lux Soap’ Beauty R. Padma and Lalitha-Padmini (dance)
My first break - Sona
I began with a small role in Puthiya Varpugal and then did a character role in Oru Thalai Ragam. Only then did I don the hero’s role in films such as Nizhalgal, Sumai, Palaivana Solai and Sivappu Malli. I have ...
2. Whose last film role was a cameo as an angel in Steven Spielberg’s Always?
It was only when I realized how actors have the power to move people that I decided to pursue acting as a career — Cate ...
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