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Friday, October 16, 2009
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Forget it! -- Acid Factory
Two guys wake up on the pavement with no memory of who they are. They look for what they can find on themselves. Nothing. No money, No phone, no wallet either. Their suits are a little torn after whatever happened the previous night. A ...
Going great guns
chat Ajay Devgn is an excited man with his All the Best releasing today and lots more in his kitty
This Deepavali, you can see ‘Jeyam’ Ravi in a new avatar. t. krithika reddy takes stock of his action-adventure Peraanmai
Venkat Prabhu and Soundarya Rajinikanth speak to subha j rao on Goa, and how it will be a holiday to remember
Sharing life’s lessons
Amidst the plethora of Deepavali programmes that satellite channels have lined up for viewers, Sivakumar’s talk on Vijay should be special, says Malathi Rangarajan
In feudal China, the King of Qin is waging a bloody campaign to conquer the land. He has been made a target of three assassins: spear-wielding Sky, the lovers Broken Sword and Flying Snow. One day word comes that he has nothing left to fear; a ...
Cinema and more
Friday: On ‘Thaka Thimi Tha’ (12 noon), actor-dancer Shobana shares her film and dance experience. ‘Paadi Vilayadu’ (6.30 p.m.) features celebrity participants Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Uma Padmanabhan, V. Balaji, ...
A line-up of programmes for this festive weekend
Suryadev Property Matters
In an interesting new series from NDTV-HINDU, join Sara every Saturday morning as she scopes out the rapidly expanding city of Chennai and its dynamic real estate trends. Find out what to buy, what to rent and what to stay away from. Explore ...
My Tunes, hosted by Arjun Thomas, is an interactive show for music lovers. Different genres will be featured. That’s not all. You can also listen to the host sing and play the ...
Neil sings in Jail
After crooning the title song in Aa Dekhen Zara, Neil Nitin Mukesh has sung in his forthcoming Jail too. The ‘Saiyaan Ve’ song is a Sufiyana number composed by musicians Toshi and ...
Deepavali goes international
The fate of Blue is going to impact the Deepavali celebrations of not only its Indian cast and crew but also that of a sizeable number of international people associated with the film. Blue boasts names such ...
High stakes gamble
When we say this Deepavali is going to be huge for Bollywood, we mean it’s really going to be HUGE! At the time you read this, the fate of just a little under Rs. 200 crore is being decided at the innocuous little ticket windows at movie ...
Achchamundu goes to Cairo
Achchamundu! Achchamundu!, the Tamil feature which ran successfully in Tamil Nadu, recently got selected for screening in the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt. Directed by Arun Vaidyanathan, the film, featuring Prasanna, Sneha ...
For his film Veedu, Balu Mahendra constructed a real house. For Kaadhalan, Shankar built a glass bus. Now, for his forthcoming rural drama, Vaanam Paartha Seemayile (produced by Pyramid ...
Raring to go
Pyramid Saimira is back in the game with two Tamil films. Director Krishna (also credited with story, screenplay and dialogue) is fast completing his romantic thriller, Yen Ippadi Mayakkinai. Returning to Tamil films after a ...
Life’s a song
Suchitra Ramadurai has an impressive line-up of songs to her credit. “My career as a playback singer seems to be on an upswing. I’ve a wide repertoire — kutthu, western, folk and now melodies in films such as Eeram, Moscowin ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Taylor made to find a man
Singing sensation Taylor Swift says after dedicating her teens to music she is ready for a love life. “I have always been really busy, so finding a date was never easy,” says Taylor, who turns 20 in December. “I’m better ...
Vince overcomes shark phobia
Vince Vaughn has overcome a lifelong fear of sharks by shooting the new comedy movie Couples Retreat. The former boyfriend of Jennifer Aniston admits he was a nervous wreck at having to swim in the shark-infested waters off the ...
A lover not a fighter
Although his character in Twilight is an indestructible hunk, Robert Pattinson says he could never get into a fight because he would lose. Unlike Edward Cullen, Robert says he would try to fight on behalf of a girl but it would ...
Megan stands by her man
Transformers beauty Megan Fox is so desirable it is unlikely she would ever be single for very long — but when she is, she hates every second of it. Sexy Megan has a very on-off relationship with boyfriend Brian Austin Green and she ...
Drew thrives on fear factor
Many people use extreme sports to get their kick out of life but Drew Barrymore just tries a new career. Multi-talented Drew has tried her hand at acting, producing and directing — but she says it is the fear of failing that drives her to ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
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T. K . Shanmugham, T. K . Bhagavathi, M.V. Rajamma, K. R. Ramasami, M. S. Draupadhi, ‘Friend’ Ramasami, P. G. Venkatesan, K. N. Kulathu Mani and A. R. Sakunthala
1. The 1996 film Infinity is about the early life of which Nobel Laureate? 2. Who voiced the adult Simba in The Lion King? 3. Who played the astronaut John Glenn in The Right ...
My First Break -- SUJA
When I was in Standard IX, I got an offer to act in a film cranked by popular cameraman Rajarajan, who was my neighbour. With hesitation, I agreed to act in Plus Two. I did not get good offers after that. One day, out of the blue, I got a call ...
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