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Friday, February 12, 2010
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Not the real thing - Aasal
Two brothers and a half brother in conflict — over their father's affections, property and the way business should be conducted — make for an interesting premise. And, considering the high-profile team involved — director ...
Slumdog carrom champ - Striker
I f Siddharth scored the Queen with Rang De Basanti, he has a dream follow-through in Striker, playing the role of a lifetime as Surya, a carrom champion who tries to play by the rules, with his eye firmly on the aim.But as he realises, ...
Look who's calling the shots!
issue The release of several films has been stalled in recent times because of protests and unofficial bans. harshikaa udasi gives the lowdown
As part of Ulaga Thiraipada Varisai, watch this 1980 Soviet adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic. The fifth in ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson' series, the film is directed by Igor Maslennikov.Malarbhoomi ...
Karunas who plays the protagonist for the second time
interview Art director T. Santhanam talks about his creative journey in Aayirathil Oruvan and a challenging project ahead
The episode deals with two couples and their single friend — their complications of dating, commitment and marriage. It looks at different relationships at various stages. The comedy series follows the unique friendship between a married ...
The four Pevensie children return to Narnia only to discover that hundreds of years have passed since they ruled there, and the evil King Miraz has taken charge.With the help of a heroic mouse called Reepicheep, and the exiled heir to ...
Moves to Mumbai
Southern stars have always made it big in Mumbai and Kamal Haasan's elder daughter Shruti Haasan seems determined to be the latest on the list. After having tried her Luck with the Imran Khan-starrer, Shruti shuttled between her dad's home in ...
With Valentine's Day around the corner, what is bodylicious Bipasha Basu planning to gift her dashing boyfriend John Abraham whom she has been dating for quite a few years? The sexy actress, who has recently launched her fitness DVD ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Back on track
Lindsay Lohan is being coached back to superstardom by controversial fashion queen Kate Moss. Mean Girls star Lindsay, like Kate, has been in and out of rehab due to her self-destructive lifestyle in recent years but she is now back on track, ...
Stress and home
Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker is taking strain juggling movies with raising three children. But the 44-year-old actor acknowledges she has it easy compared to most working parents. “It is stressful but it's good,” says ...
All because of Brit
Kevin Federline says life with Britney Spears was so stressful that he comfort ate as a way of coping. Brit's ex-hubby has blamed the Toxic pop princess for his huge weight gain and subsequent appearance on Celebrity Fit Club. “Me and ...
Glad rags glee
Maggie Gyllenhaal is over the moon with her Oscar nomination, most of all for the chance to dress up. Fashionista Maggie has been so busy being a yummy mummy to baby Ramona she grabs any opportunity to put on her glad rags. “I like all ...
Lady Gaga's shy side
Known for her controversial attitude and extrovert dress sense, Lady Gaga insists she's actually shy underneath her loud and proud façade. The blonde bombshell says she is intimidated by fellow celebrities and would much rather hide away ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
N. C. Vasanthakokilam, V. V. Satagopan, K. Sarangapani, A. Sakunthala, S. M. Subbaiah, Chandra, M. V. Mani and K. N. Kulathumani
My First Break -- M.J. Shriram
I began singing at the age of five. I once shared the stage with popular singer T.K. Kala, when she performed near by my house for Vinayaka Chathurti. I got in to light music after my friend violinist Mani put in a word about me to leading ...
You were a Kalashetra student, but in films, we never got to see your potential as a dancer?I've done a few good films in Malayalam that brought out the best in me as a dancer. For instance, Thooval Kottaram that ran for nearly 300 ...
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey, Julia Roberts, Anna Hathaway, Topher Grace, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Eric Dane, Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, Carter Jenkins, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, ...
2. Which Indian screen legend recently observed this about the dhoti: “…simple elegant convenient and with its own characteristic charm and above all - air conditioned at all times!!”?3. Name the father and son duo ...
Pick a card; roll the dice; spin the wheel of love with Chennai Live 104.8fm this Valentine's Day.At Citi Centre and Sathyam Cinemas, Chennai Live 104.8fm puts up a stall where you can see how lucky you can get with love. To add to the ...
After the huge hit Yavarum Nalam with Maddy, Neetu Chandra is gearing up for this week's Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai, in which she is paired with Vishal. Says Neetu: “Ram Gopal Varma's Rann has just released, and I have five Hindi films ...
Packing a punch
Ajith Kumar broke his silence with a bang at a recent felicitation for the Chief Minister when he requested that film artistes should not be coerced into attending political functions. That he was given a standing ovation by none other than ...
Pick and choose
Despite the lukewarm response to Odipolama, Sandhya is quite upbeat about her forthcoming films. While Irumbukottai Murattu Singam is scheduled for release very soon, it is a Kannada film that has Sandhya all excited. “ Aptha Rakshaka, ...
Lots on her platter
After the success of Kanden Kaadhalai (KK), Tamannaah is gearing up for the release of Paiyya. “My character in Paiyaa is very different from the one I essayed in KK, and it will show the audience what I am capable of. Thillalangadi is ...
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