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Look, I’m Back!
With Arumugam set for release next week, actor Bharath opens up on ‘real’ scripts, working with reputed directors, trying hip-hop in films and more. t. krithika reddy listens in

The eternal charmer
Age fails to wither Dev Anand’s charm. And the box office fails to dull his spirit

On a song
Composer Thaman on what keeps his music alive

China in Bollywood
How have we portrayed China in Hindi films? rana siddiqui zamanwrites

Act II
Mammooty on the adrenalin rush that theatre gives him

Reality Bytes
Actor Gerard Butler on his role in The Ugly Truth, that’s releasing today

Go easy, Ash
Aishwarya Rai, like her father-in-law, the Big B, is thrilled when she’s recognised as a professional. She is currently shooting for two films — the Sanjay Bhansali-directed Guzaarish and the Mani Ratnam-directed ...

Dolled up for toy story
Hollywood beauty Jennifer Connelly has said how shocked she was at getting all dolled up for her animated movie debut. The Hulk actress provides the voice to one of the rag doll characters in new movie 9 but ...

GaGa hits back at Idol gossip
Lady GaGa has shot down suggestions she might be an American Idol judge by attacking the whole concept of TV talent contests. The 23-year-old Poker Face singer has denied rumours that she was asked to take over from Paula Abdul as an Idol judge ...

I’ve got no dough!
Jamie Oliver is not only a Naked Chef, he’s skint too! The superstar cook has played down talk of all the millions he is earning from his restaurant chains and TV shows, claiming he barely has any money in the bank. “Over the last ...

Adam gets serious
Hollywood funnyman Adam Sandler is too funny for his own good. The Wedding Singer star says his reputation as a comedian and a prankster is now at a point where he’s funny even when he doesn’t want to be. The ...

Nat wants to act
Aussie beauty Natalie Imbruglia plans to return to acting — if only someone would hire her! The Johnny English star and singer has just released a new album but is also hoping to get back to her acting roots by going for ...

Film Review

All’s not well that doesn’t end well
This one’s for the frontbenchers. The lead pair, Radha Ravi, and Anand Babu in a neat cameo come up with good performances, but director Eureka has not utilised them well in Sri Thenandal Films’ Madurai Sambavam ...

Some sweet moments
Music composer Vijay Antony and cinematographer Balasubramaniem have helped debut director GNR. Kumaravel a great deal in Gemini Film Circuit’s Ninaithale Inikkum, presented by Sun Pictures. A rehash of the ...

Guns and chases
The movie opens on a dark stormy night with a horse drawn carriage clip-clopping dismally on a cobbled path. The visual cues prepare you for an ancient dateline and sure enough, we are in France in the middle of the 17th Century. McCullen, an ...


This programme deals with paranormal incidents. This week focussus on three villages. In one, a deity Pandi Muni is believed to protect wealth, which is hidden under a rock. The rock has an inscription and anyone who tries to read it is said ...

The Big Pic
Anuradha Ananth reviews “The Final Destination”, a film she saw, for the most part, with closed eyes and white knuckles. From the script to the screen series, re-visit “The Bridges of Madison County”, the best selling ...

Sports Cafe
Listening to the radio on weekends has become so exciting; Felipe Massa, Kimi-Matias Räikkönen, Javagal Srinath, Shane Bond, John Wright, Stephen Fleming, Dennis Lillee and Saina Nehwal are just some of the voices you will hear when ...

Set in the 1960s London, “Flawless” revolves around Laura Quinn (Demi Moore ), a bright, successful executive at the London Diamond Corporation. Despite her achievements, Laura is continuously overlooked for a promotion, losing out ...

New comedy show for kids
Cartoon Network brings a lot of excitement with its latest animated comedy show ‘Billy Mandy Aur Life Mein Haddi’ from September 14, Monday to Friday, 7.30 p.m. The show is about the escapades of two six-year-olds, Billy and Mandy, ...


Cine quip
I keep hearing that our films are escapist and unreal but I find our films the most real in the world. We don’t have people going up in a rocket and single-handedly blowing up a meteor. We don’t have a president on Air Force One ...

My first break
It all started when M. S. Senthil Kumar, then producer of ‘Sapthaswarangal’, came to my college culturals and heard my friend and I perform the ‘Chandraleka’ song from Thiruda Thiruda. That’s ...

Grill mill - Mamootty
You are acting in Pazhassi Raja now. The stills remind us of your Oru Vadakkan Veera Katha…That’s because martial arts form the backdrop of both ...

Kubera Kuchela 1943
P. U. Chinnappa, Papanasam Sivan, P. S. Govindan, T. R. Rajakumari, S. R. Janaki, R. Balasubramaniam, D. Balasubramaniam, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, M. K. Meenalochani, ‘Pulimootai’ Ramasami, L. Narayan Rao, T. S. Durairaj, P. G. (‘Alwar’) Kuppusami, T. V. Annapoorani and E. Krishnan

New score
Following its earlier production Thambikku Intha Ooru, V K Media has just launched its second film Thiruttani with Bharath and Sunaina in the lead. Raj Kiran plays an important role. While director Perarasu ...

Image makeover
Vishal undergoes an image makeover from action to romantic hero. To impress his fans, Vishal is doing it thrice over in Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai where he will be seen serenading three heroines. Neetu Chandra is one of them. ...

Scouting around
After playing the second lead in Aascar Films’ forthcoming Leelai, Suhasini Raju is out to do main roles in future. As a professional Bharatanatyam dancer, drop-dead gorgeous Suhasini will no doubt be comfortable ...

Cine quiz
1. Name the 1974 mystery thriller, about audio surveillance and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Gene Hackman. 2. In Gone With The Wind, who does Scarlet O’Hara ...

Every corner is special
Sudha Chandran’s home reflects her personality – simple, yet dramatic


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