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To kick-start the new X-Men franchise based on the backstories of its mutant superheroes, Wolverine was the standout choice. Presented in the three previous XMen films as the raging loner with mysterious powers of healing, a body made of ...
Masala movie with a message
The soulful music of Deva, good acting by Radha Ravi and enchanting visuals by U. K. Senthil Kumar make S.S.Movie Makers’ Sooriyan Satta Kalloori, worth watching. Sooriyan Satta Kalloori has ...
Credible and clear
It is a love story. And, as usual, there are ups and downs in the tale. Director Lena Movender uses flashback for the narrative with clarity. SS Pictures’ Kannukkulle has some credible moments as the director has seasoned ...
True to formula
What is appreciable about Bharath is that though he plumps for action, locks horns with the baddies and has an unnatural love track like all heroes who toe the formula line, he steers clear of gimmicks and punch lines. Hence he doesn’t ...
A new Zodiac sign?
If the idea behind Madhu Rye’s book ‘Kimball Ravenswood’ was to expose the double standards of the Indian male, while poking fun at how shallow he can get by his outlook towards different types of women, maybe Ashutosh Gowariker ...
With Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino turns his subversive lens on World War II movies, says mini anthikad-chhibber
Riteish on a roll
interview Riteish Deshmukh talks about his latest releases, love for comedy and making the progression to a solo hero
Sunny days are back
chat Sushmita Sen talks to harshikaa udasi about Do Knot Disturb, the relationship with her co-stars and the films on her platter
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Stardom has no appeal for Kate’s kid
It’s unlikely Kate Beckinsale’s daughter will follow her mum into a life of acting. The English Rose says although 10-year-old Lily has appeared in a movie opposite Robert De Niro she has no desire to pursue it as a career. ...
Best foot forward for luck
Flying here, there and everywhere is part of the package when you’re a Hollywood superstar. But for Jennifer Aniston it requires a special little ritual every time she flies. “If I walk on to an airplane, I always have to go on with ...
Drew whips up some muscles
Drew Barrymore has become a muscle woman by whipping herself into shape for roller-movie Whip It. The actor and director says while she has not lost weight by training for the comedy movie, she is more toned than ever and is ...
Cornered in Iron triangle
Robert Downey Jr is getting off on his Iron Man threesome, while his wife watches! The former Hollywood wildman says being in the middle of a love triangle with Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson was one of the highlights ...
Excels at lying game
You can’t believe a word Jennifer Garner says — the Hollywood beauty has revealed she is a compulsive liar. The Alias star and wife of Ben Affleck plays a woman who can’t help but tell the truth in the new Ricky Gervais movie ...
The channel once again presents Vir Sanghvi with his new series. Unlike the last season, this time he takes a freeewheeling journey across Asia bringing viewers stories that highlight Asian food, drink, high-end luxury and hotels. The show ...
Special on Makkal
Makkal TV rolls out an array of special programmes as part of Gandhi Jayanti celebrations today. The day begins with ‘Naal Kaati,’ a half-hour programme at 6.30 a.m. in memory of Mahatma Gandhi, followed by a special interview with ...
The story revolves around Joe (Nicolas Cage), a ruthless hit man who travels to Bangkok to murder four enemies of his boss. Once there, he forms a relationship with Kong (Shakrit Yamnarm), a young street criminal, whom he hires to run errands. ...
This dance show turns 300 this week. The forthcoming episodes, to be anchored by dancer and actor Lakshmi Gopalswamy, will feature new rounds and challenging concepts in Bharatham.Anjarai Petti (Zee Tamizh, ...
On ‘Byte It!’, children explore the world of engineering and robotics while still in school. Also check out the various antivirus softwares in the market, and get some tips on selecting the right one. Finally, tee off on the show ...
My first break - Anuja Iyer
An out and out Chennai girl, I learnt Bharatanatyam and classical music from the age of 5. After finishing my masters in Mass Communication at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, I came back to Chennai. My parents were worried that a ...
Yes, not only did I go to Delhi four times, I also visited the place where I worked — the Air Force. When I went to Delhi to stage my troupe Om Ganesh Creations’ plays “My Dear Asha” and “Meendum ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
M.G. Ramachandran, S. M. Kumaresan, U. R. Jeevaratnam, P. V. Narasimha Bharathi, Malathi, M. R. Santhanalakshmi, M. G. Chakrapani, M. N. Nambiar and M. S. S. Bhagyam
Sanjay’s scary laugh
Sanjay Dutt is on a roll. He has three biggies lined up — Blue, All The Best and Aladin. In Aladin, he is the evil-hearted Jaffer of the original fantasy. However, Sujoy has decided ...
1. Today's is Gandhi Jayanthi. In Gandhi My Father, who plays the Mahatma and his son Harilal? 2. Name the Bharat Ratna and a living legend of Indian cinema who turned 80 on September 28. 3. Name the 1962 film where Horst Buchholz ...
The showman’s back
Remember the glossy films Suryan, Gentleman, Kaadhalan and Kaadhal Desam that K.T. Kunjumon (KTK) produced? He is now back with Kaadhalukku Maranamillai, directed by C. Balaji. The ...
Super Good Films’ R.B. Chaudhary has made several films in different genres, but this is his first attempt at a full-length comedy. Kacheri Aarambam, directed by Thiraivanan, and starring Jeeva and Poonam Bajwa, has ...
A suspense thriller, based on Rajeshkumar’s crime novel Iravil Oru Vaanavil, is in the making. Agaradhi, jointly produced by Varnika Movie Makers and K S Films, and directed by Naga Venkatesh, has ...
Back to college
After his first film, Thalaivasal (1991), director Selva has completed almost 20 films, including the sequel to his Naan Avan Illai, all set for a Deepavali release. “Thalaivasal is ...
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