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Friday, February 26, 2010
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Up in the Air is about a man's journey through many, many flight miles to reach the golden 10 million mile frequent flyer mark.Watching the movie brings to mind Simon and Garfunkel's cheerfully cheesy line, ‘Suitcase and guitar in ...
Copy, Paste, Click
The biggest and single-most scariest part of Click is watching Sada go glam as a model in the shortest of skirts and plunging necklines, speaking in Sridevi-accented Hindi.Cheap shot? You can say that for the film as well. The film's ...
Stars at gunpoint
Tune in to NDTV-Hindu tonight for a new chat show featuring film celebrities
Hema Malini has pulled all the plugs to make Tell Me Oh Khuda a perfect re-launch for daughter Esha Deol. Since clothes and the look are paramount today, the shrewd producer has hired Rocky S, one of the most sought after fashion designers. ...
The story centres around a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to an Enron-type corruption trial in ...
The programme follows two lovers who struggle to keep together under the strict society rules. Never seen it, never done it — monks dancing dressed as Gods; women singing in traditional dresses. These are the people of the Spiti Valley, ...
The popular TV series, based on R.K. Narayan's work, has been dubbed into Tamil and telecast for the first time. Set in Narayan's fictional town of Malgudi, the series is directed by actor and director, Shankar Nag.The music is scored ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Anyone can go gaga
Lady Gaga has an outrageous fashion sense in Tinseltown but insists anyone can create her look. The hot pop star, who wears masks, hair bows and leotards on a daily basis, says her look is so wearable — all her fans should feel ...
Benicio, a big softie
Benicio del Toro is seen as one of Hollywood's sexiest men, but one of his co-stars describes him as a big softie. Emily Blunt, who stars alongside Benicio in The Wolfman, says his sexy hard man persona is all an act and he is actually the ...
Kylie yearns for a break
All work and no play make Kylie Minogue a dull girl, apparently. Everyone's favourite pint-sized pop star admits she has been working so hard recently that she hasn't gone out to enjoy herself for months, and it is getting her down. “I ...
Ever since she was double crossed by her friends on “The Hills”, Lauren Conrad admits she has huge trust issues. The blonde reality star says, “I have friends I don't trust. But that is just part of this industry,” says ...
Fit as a fiddle
Age is no barrier for John Travolta when it comes to doing his own stunts and it is all thanks to his dancing shoes. The Pulp Fiction action man, 56, says thanks to his background as a dancer in movies such as Saturday Night Fever and Grease, ...
In his forthcoming Adutha Thalaimurai, Cheran will probably be able to do focus more on the story and direction departments, without the attendant pressures of acting.Produced by Kalpathi S Agoram, the film will have new faces. For ...
Love's in the air
Bharat is on a roll, with two pretty heroines for company in Thambikku Indha Ooru. In Singapore, it's love at first sight when he sees pretty damsel Sana Khan, who has just arrived from India. She doesn't reciprocate, but secretly yearns for ...
Jeeva will star opposite a new face, but a popular one, for his forthcoming KO, directed by K.V. Anand. Karthika is no newcomer to films, being the daughter of yesteryear star Radha. Plus, she's also done a demanding role opposite Santosh ...
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaya 's (VTV) music sounds different because A.R. Rahman has dispensed with structured songs. “I was able to experiment with a non-structured song format for VTV because of Gautham Menon's understanding of the style and ...
The cast of Sohan Roy's International production in English and Hindi has been finalised. Says Vinay Rai, who is essaying one of the lead roles: “I am excited about doing the main role in DAM 999. The fact that the film will focus on ...
Among other things, Sampath talks about playing a homosexual in Goa
Hitting the Road to fame
After receiving a standing ovation at international festivals, Dev Benegal's Road, Movie releases in the country on March 5. harshikaa udasi catches up with the director
1. Which legend gave his verdict on talkies with the quote “Moving pictures need sound as much as Beethoven symphonies need lyrics”?2. Which actor with Indian roots is the Associate Director of the White House Office of ...
Room with a view
Emraan Hashmi's house is reflective of his persona
BLAST FROM THE PAST
P.U. Chinnappa, P. Bhanumathi, K. Malathi, M. G. Ramachandar, D. Balsubramaniam, Nagercoil K. Mahadevan, K. P. Kesavan, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, T. S. Durairaj, ‘Yathartham' Ponnusami Pillai, ‘Kaka' Radhakrishnan and Parvathi
Chennai Live 104.8 fm is colouring the airwaves in vivid shades of scarlet, blue, green, white and purple! The colours represent five types of women. Scarlet, the colour of passion, represents women with a mission — successful ...
I do get big screen offers every other day. But the roles don't satisfy the actor in me. When today's heroines themselves do not have much work in a film, how can I expect good roles? I have acted in nearly 125 films in Tamil, Telugu, ...
my first break -- RAAGHAV
I am a gold medallist from the Anna University and later did my masters in computer science in the U.S. I used to do variety programmes in college and on one such occasion, Danny, programme in-charge of Nila TV, asked me to anchor some of his ...
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