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The Maa in Paa
Trickster on a roll
T he winning combo of Selvaa and Jeevan is back. Comedy, action, sentiment, sleaze, Naan Avan Illai -2 (A) has them all in acceptable proportions, if you can forget the crass, seductive footwork of the heroines in the name of dance. ‘ ...
Music, a scoring point
A subtle performance by this year's National Award winner Prakash Raj and good music by Ilaiyaraaja should have worked wonders for Madhiya Chennai, directed by Vivekanandh-Veerasingam. But what stands in the way of making the film an ...
This empty vessel makes some noise
T here's an old Oriental joke about how their newborns are probably named after the sound the vessel makes when dropped during the naming ceremony. Priyadarshan probably borrowed the ritual during the Mahurat.But you have to give it to ...
Yet another underworld saga
A meer's Paruththi Veeran had quite a few bloody moments — Yogi (U/A) has them too. Projected as a film directed by Subramania Siva, Yogi reveals the influence of Ameer all the way. Hence it is rather disappointing that for a technician ...
Injuries don't bog Shah Rukh Khan down. Bollywood's badshah is determined to bounce back every time he's laid back
All set to make an impact
Art director Rembon loves challenges in his field and zeroes in on projects that offer them. malathi rangarajan writes
Dark is beautiful
The sultry Kashmera Shah, who played Ranbir Kapoor's sexy neighbour in Wake Up Sid, claims she and Bipasha Basu are responsible for making dark skin popular. She says: “When I entered films, I was dark yet considered hot and sexy. In my ...
Cinema Paradiso, a segment in ‘Good Morning Tamizha' on Jaya TV, is reviewing Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's visually brilliant “Dersu Uzala” today at 7.45 a.m.A 1975 Soviet-Japanese joint production, the film won ...
After two successful seasons, the show opens its third run on December 6. Hosted by Anu Haasan, it brings together celebrities from different walks of life — actors, filmmakers, playback singers, composers, politicians, writers and ...
Weekend special on
Chennai Live 104.8FM presents GRT Diamond Nite, a night of music on December 5 at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Lady Andal School, Chetpet. Feel the vibe with foot-tapping music by Bling Thing, a motley collection of rappers, reggae ...
In 1986, a freak break dancing accident lands Justin Schumacher (Jamie Kennedy) in a coma.Twenty years later, he wakes up to a new world and discovers that things have changed. With the girl of his dreams (Maria Menounos) engaged to ...
Finally lucky in love
I t was third time lucky when it came to marriage for J-Lo, but now she has found hubby Marc Anthony she admits she was way off the mark when it came to her exes. The Hispanic hottie says she has confused love with lust in the past but now she ...
Cruz to victory, forgettable
O scar night is a big moment for any actor but Penelope Cruz was on such a high after she won she felt like she was on drugs. Sexy Pene was in such a whirlwind she has just one memory of the evening — when Jack Nicholson gave her a ...
G oldie's girl Kate Hudson is proud of her career but she fears her son will take more notice of his dad's work than hers. Kate feels jealous that her ex, Chris Robinson's rocker lifestyle is more exciting for her five-year-old son Ryder than ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Ready to get back into Rings
G ood news girls — Viggo Mortensen is heading back to Middle Earth. The 51-year-old star has declared himself fit and ready to pull on his leathers for the anticipated Lord of the Rings prequels if called upon. “I think first ...
I'll never fall for a bad boy again
O ne good thing to come out of Rihanna's ordeal with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown is she has become a better judge of character. The sexy R'n'B babe has learnt to read people and is now keeping new friends at arm's length until she learns to trust ...
Keen on being green
S tardust beauty Claire Danes has been taking environmental tips from her pal and former co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Intent on being green the 30-year-old Romeo and Juliet starlet has been reducing her carbon footprint thanks to Leo and his ...
I wouldn't do nudity in films. For me, personally... To act with my clothes on is a performance; to act with my clothes off is a documentary.Julia Roberts
1. Of which Olympic sport in their State are Mammooty and Suresh Gopi brand ambassadors?2. Which acting legend recently adopted 1000 children who are HIV positive on World AIDS Day on December 1?3. Which Oscar-winner is sharing ...
Not inspired by Braveheart
S alman Khan's look in his upcoming historical film Veer with long locks and battle gear seems fashioned on Mel Gibson's look in Braveheart. When quizzed about this, Anil Sharma shot back, “I am not able to understand this; whenever ...
Grill mill - Suhasini
There's been no good story since Indira. I must like a story enough to take it to celluloid. In the last few years, there have been a few mishaps in the family, including my father's accident. This August I started writing a story; let's see ...
My first break
I always liked to see films my way, and so, joined the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu to become a cameraman. My first film was Poomani, directed by my friend Mu. Kalanjiyam. Kalanjiam and I had worked as assistants in Vasanth's ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Rama Rajyam (1947)
Shobhana Samarth, Prem Adib, Ameerbai Karnataki
The painter and his muse
Yesteryear heroine Radha's daughter, Karthika, is making a dream debut in Malayalam with Magaramanje directed by Lenin Rajendran. She plays Anjali Bhai, who had a tumultuous relationship with the famed royal painter Raja Ravi Varma. Playing ...
A ppavi is finally complete and all set for a December release. The last song, ‘Rayil Paadhayil Pookindra Naan', was filmed in picturesque Coorg, where newcomers Gowtham and Suhani danced under the direction of R. Raghuraj. Says ...
T his film, named after the rain fly ( easal) that has a life span of just one day, is about the terrifying happenings within a span of six hours. Director Vijay Adithya says the film is about 10 friends who lose their lives, and how all of ...
With two heroes, Udaya and Prabha, and heroine Unnimaya, one expects T irup ur to be a triangular love story. But, director M C Doraisamy tells us it is otherwise. “Prabha plays an action hero, while Udaya is the romantic hero. There's ...
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