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Wake up to a fresh breeze -- Wake Up Sid
Years ago, Karan Johar made a film with a tag-line that went: “It’s all about loving your parents,” a line that went on to be made fun of in popular culture (Remember Ram Gopal Varma’s dig in Company: ...
From yum to stale
Inspired by Ron and Judi Barrett’s 1978 well-loved children’s book of the same name, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is actually familiar fare disguised under eccentric toppings. It’s the classic tale of the ...
Suspense skewed -- Moonar
Discrepancies are aplenty and so are gaffes. Moonar (U/A) tries to stand on the strength of a true murder story — it could have, if it had been aided by racy narration. But instead of a bolstering screenplay, you have one ...
Log off logic -- Do Knot Disturb
There is something so magical about Govinda and David Dhawan that nothing can disturb their chemistry — not even a shallow plot! He is no longer the David of Swarg and Raja Babu days. Now, he thrives on ...
Success so special
Indian Artists has won the National Award for Special Effects for ‘Sivaji’ recently. malathi rangarajan on the making of ‘Oru Koodai Sunlight’
When a college student Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan) disappears one night, her parents fear the worst. Two weeks later, she is discovered alive but unconscious in the middle of the woods. When she awakens, her friends and family believe she ...
The programme chronicles the high pressure, high stakes world of brothers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta and their crack management staff tasked with running the day-to-day operations of their ultra-exclusive Green Valley Ranch Hotel and Casino in ...
Vijay TV’s month-long celebration to mark 50 years of Kamal Haasan’s film career culminated in a grand event attended by the glitterati of South Indian Cinema such as K. Balachander, Ilaiyaraja, Rajinikanth, Mohanlal, Mammootty, ...
An in-depth look at all the innovative products and technologies at IIT’s Shaastra ’09. From batmobiles to contraptions and from unmanned flying vehicles to fog screens, students put them all together.And finally mix ...
Champions League T20 special
Chennai Live 104.8FM, in association with krishcricket.com, presents a Champions League T20 special at Havana, Rain Tree, the whole season. Walk into Havana on any day till October 23, and you get a chance to interact with the Chennai Live ...
Enjoy the experience
cinema What are the reasons for the industry’s infatuation with 3D? parvathi nayar finds out
Recognition after roadblocks
Thoovanam, directed by Haricharan (co-director: Newton), was adjudged the Best Family Film for 2007 at the recently announced Tamil Nadu State Awards. For the director, the recognition was long overdue. What does he feel about it? Says ...
Split second actions
For the second time in his film career, director A. S. Geethakrishna has scored the music for Nimidangal, which he is making in Tamil, Telugu (Coffee Bar) and Kannada (Coffee Shop). As ...
Pitfalls of modern life
First-time director P. Karthikeyan has a background in making ad films. Consequently, the theme he has chosen for his debut venture, Ariyaan, revolves around an ad filmmaker (Aditya from Tollywood). The hero’s involvement ...
Single life, a hit
Life as a single mum seems to be agreeing with divorcee Madonna. The Queen of pop — who divorced hubby Guy Ritchie last year — believes the single life has not only improved her sense of fun — but her music is benefiting ...
Gwyneth’s bikini triumph
Gwyneth Paltrow is known for having the best pair of legs in showbiz, and now she has revealed how she got her shapely pins — through sheer determination. Gwyneth says it’s only through her strength of mind that she had the ability to ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Scarlett’s sexy suit
As sexy as she may look in her Iron Man 2 costume, Scarlett Johansson was terrified she would spend most of her days trying to get in and out of her skin-tight catsuit. The big screen vixen says she heard horror stories of ...
X-tra time for Rebecca Romijn
X-Men beauty Rebecca Romijn has set tongues wagging that another Wolverine style spin-off may be in the pipeline. Rebecca says if she can drop all of her baby weight by 2010 she would love to reprise her role as Mystique ...
Rap legend and movie muscleman LL Cool J is at risk of losing his lean look, thanks to pop tarts! The S.W.A.T actor is currently starring in a new TV show, NCIS: Los Angeles, playing a former Navy Seal but he’s finding temptation a problem ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
V. V. Satagopan, K. L. V. Vasantha, Kumari Rukmini, N. Krishnamurthy, Kothamangalam Subbu
1. Name the actor who played the titular hero in Superman Returns celebrating his birthday today. 2. Which iconic building was illuminated in yellow, the first time the building had ever been used as part of a film ...
My First Break -- Aparna
Famous in Italy, now
Abhay Deol was in Italy recently to attend the screening of Dev D at the Venice Film Festival. The audience gave him a standing ovation. As a bonus, he was invited to the Jager De Coulter party where only the crème de la ...
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