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Master of the game
Thirty years and innumerable outings at the turnstiles later, Mohanlal still nurtures the same passion for cinema, says saraswathy nagarajan
Film Review

Telling impact
Storyline: A sedate common man plants explosives in various parts of the city holding it to ransom. Bottomline: Kamal, the Commendable!No remake can avoid a comparison with the original and the dictum holds good for Kamal ...

A delightful day out
Storyline: An ad film director is saddled with the baby he had wanted as model …Bottomline: Healthy laughs and thrills …In a scenario where comedy without crudeness is rare Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru ...

Up there with the best
Voice Cast: Ed Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome RanftStoryline: A 78-year-old balloon salesman and an eight-year-old boy go in search of adventure in a house ...

Where’s the story?
Cast: Navdeep, Abinai, Ashis Vidyarthi, Vijayakumar, Livingston, Sathyan, V.M.T. Charlie, Madhumita, Mallika Kapoor, Sara, Suja, Meerakrishnan, Sriranjani, Devadarshini.Storyline: The hero is repeatedly disappointed in love. ...

An interesting journey
Cast: Aravind Vinod, Srithika, Rajkumar, Singamuthu, Kumarimuthu, Muthukalai and a host of new faces.Storyline: About a pair that meet in a long-distance bus and the love that blossoms. Bottomline: The director ...

Return to form and formula

Caught at silly point
Is Dil Bole Hadiappa a silly romantic comedy involving a cross-dresser in a men’s cricket team or a serious film with ambitions of making a feminist statement? It fails on both counts.The story in Anurag Singh’s film, ...


Amanda feels awkward
Although millions of men would have died to be in her place, kissing sexy Megan Fox was one of the hardest jobs in Amanda Seyfried’s career to date. The shy Mamma Mia star felt so awkward locking lips with the siren for ...

Style secret
When it comes to clothes Gossip Girl Leighton Meester is a real fashionista and now she has let slip the secret to her style. The brunette beauty says she is a fashion success because she chooses her outfit depending on her mood and isn’t ...

Singing for her supper
Vanessa Hudgens has been so affected by her High School Musical role she is always breaking out into song. The tween star admits she is always that annoying person in a crowd who will just start singing but she just can’t help it. “I ...

What’s Jen looking for?
Jennifer Aniston has given hope to her male fans everywhere with her checklist of what she’s looking for in a lover. Rather than money and movie star good looks, the 40-year-old former Friends actor insists she just wants a ...

Leona leaves no space for Lou
Meek and mild mannered Leona Lewis has never been a diva in her attitude — until it comes to the bedroom! Leona admits she has taken over all the wardrobe space and left her devoted boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa with none. “Oh my god ...


A field day
Shahid Kapur on Dil Bole Haddipa and playing cricket with Rani Mukherjee


Music in the making
First-time composer Satish Chakravarthy, from A.R. Rahman’s stable, is hopeful about Leelai


Zee Tamil presents the award winning movie ‘Subramaniyapuram’. Directed by Sasi Kumar, the movie stars Jai, Swathi, Samudrakani and Ganja Karuppu. James Vasanthan has scored the music. Special programmes ...

Tv Serials

Feeding Frenzy
Though every city has its share of Chinese restaurants, they are most likely to serve adaptations of Chinese delicacies. To relish authentic Chinese cuisine, Soumya embarks on a culinary tour to Mainland China. Nirupama takes in the ...


Frank Falenczyk (Ben Kingsley) is a hit man for his Polish mob family in New York. Because of his drinking problem, he messes up an assignment which puts the family business in jeopardy. So he is sent to San Francisco where he attends AA ...


Singing plans
Priyanka Chopra has proved herself as an actor with films such as Aitraaz and Fashion, but she has another talent that has hitherto been latent. The actor reveals she has a fine singing voice and has ...


Spot her at Lokhandwala
interiors Luxury and comfort blend in Reema Sen’s flat

Nex-Gen tale
The story goes that both Sondarya and her father Rajinikanth were so taken in by the script of Goa that director Venkat Prabhu didn’t have to convince Ochre Studios much to produce it. With Jai, Premji, Sneha and Pia in ...

What’s on Chennai Live 104.8 FM?
Goofy , crazy, lazy, charming and humorous. That’s RJ Melbin for you!Though a self confessed procrastinator, when it comes to his job, Melbin is a pro. He loves watching movies, playing basketball and claims that his only ...

Chella Pillai 1955
K. R. Ramasami, Savithri, B. R. Panthulu, T. S.Balaiah, K. A. Thangavelu, P. Kannamba, `Javert'Seetharaman, Pandari Bai, P. D. Sambandam, `Kaka'Radhakrishnan, C. C. V. V. Panthulu and Vadhiraj

From a tender age, I wanted to be in films. I joined the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, in 2006. I have worked on two DD telefilms with Vikas Desai (FTII direction) for “Aur Ek Kahani”. I have also worked in a ...

I never argue with any director. That’s why I’m never out of work

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