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Campus and camaraderie
Opposites attract, and how?
Nagulan may score a hat trick with ESK Films International's Kandha Kottai, produced by T. D. Raja and directed by Sakthivel S. — following his first two hits Kadhalil Vizhundaen and Masilamani. While the first half of the film focusses ...
High speed hunting
When fans wish to see him only as a larger-than-life hero why not provide them the treat has been Vijay's stand always. He makes no bones about it, and reiterates the fact once again with Vaettaikkaaran (U/A). From the opening scene, ...
Encounters of the weird kind
If the aliens won't come to us , we can go to them — as in the latest blockbuster, Avatar
Merry days are here
Odipolaama will see Sandhya sprint ahead in a glamorous role
A decade of Hindi cinema
recap sudhish kamath traces the highs and the lows, the best and the worst of Hindi cinema over the past decade
Karan looks back
After getting a thumbs up (the Ranbir Kapoor-Konkona Sen starrer Wake Up Sid) and a thumbs down (the Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor flick Kurban), Karan Johar has had a rather mixed 2009.Ask the celebrity filmmaker to name the three high ...
A musical tribute
‘Kaadhoduthaan Naan Paaduvaen' is a musical salute to director K. Balachander. The half-hour programme, to be telecast every Friday, 10.30 p.m., will showcase songs from KB's films made between 1965 and 1975.What's more, KB ...
Hugh's new love
Former ladies' man Hugh Grant has cut back on the dating scene for the new love of his life — golf. Hugh revealed he has no interest in life other than his beloved sport. “I used to have a well-rounded personality, with lots of ...
Jake is hot stuff
Legendary director Jerry Bruckheimer is promising Jake Gyllenhaal fans a feast for the eyes with his new movie. Jerry says his leading man Jake worked out so much he was pumped up for his role in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. “He ...
Fame and fortune
Surprise hit of the year Susan Boyle was an unknown 12 months ago, but now she is one of the world's biggest stars, and the shy Scot is struggling to get used to all the attention lavished on her. “When it all first happened I just ...
Fergie blasts sand dance
Bumps and bruises are all part of the job for male actors, but Black Eyed Pea Fergie suffered a whole lot more for her first major movie role in musical Nine. The sexy singer was left suffering from serious chafing following her sand dance ...
Zoe feeling blue over her Avatar doll
Avatar beauty Zoe Saldana had no qualms about becoming a blue alien for the epic movie — it's the blue dolls she has an issue with. Zoe freaked out a little when she first saw her action figure. “I feel like if a Smurf were to grow ...
Capturing the Christmas spirit
Most channels are geared up to celebrate Christmas with a variety fare. The following are some highlights…Vijay TV: Special programmes have been scheduled on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The annual carol singing competition in ...
It's raining treats this Christmas season on Chennai Live 104.8 FM. This Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., tune in to “Paperback with Jane” and win special Christmas book hampers worth Rs.4,000. Then writer, orator and ...
The childhood friendship between producer N.C. Manikandan and first-time director Rajeshlingam and their experiences in college form the theme for Pugaipadam. Says Rajeshlingam, who has assisted Selvaraghavan for three years: “This is a ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
C. Honnappa Bhagavathar, T. R. Rajakumari, N. C. Vasanthakokilam, T. S. Balaiah, U. R. Jeevaratnam, D. Balasubramaniam, Kali N. Ratnam and C. T. Rajakantham
Yes. Notable among them are Visu's Pattukottai Periappa and Venkat's Andha Sila Naatkal. My first film was the Sivaji-Rajni starrer, Naan Vazhavaippen. But I should say it was TV which made me a household name.Why didn't you continue ...
My first break - Madhumitha
I was in college when I got an offer to act in Sandhade Sandadi , a Telugu film. Though I initially turned it down, director Muppalaneni Siva convinced me to do it. Half a dozen films followed. When director R. Parthepan saw my stills, he gave ...
1. Which Robert Zemeckis film starred Tom Hanks in six roles (including five distinct)?2. Name the nephew of Walt Disney, who as shareholder led two investor revolts, died recently.3. Which upcoming period film highlights the ...
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