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Taste of candyfloss -- Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya
The wizard of sophisticated romance is back, and how! As a story Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya (U/A) says nothing new. But Gautam Vasudev Menon's treatment makes all the difference. Every frame spells class and every scene oozes realistic love not ...
Have time? Take this call -- 'Karthik Calling Karthik'
Imagine a grown up young man smiling and talking on the phone every morning for hours together, sitting on his bed. He waits for these calls and loves these conversations he has. Romantic?Now, imagine it's him on the other end of the ...
Con Banega Crorepati? -- 'Teen Patti'
Filmmaker Leena Yadav must be absolutely convinced that our fear of mathematics would keep us away from figuring out how her theory of probability works.Hence, math in Teen Patti becomes mumbo-jumbo manifested through an overdose, an ...
Director Meera Kathiravan relives village life through his debut film Aval Peyar Tamizharasi
Life through the lens
The camera seems to be the protagonist in Dibakar Banerjee's offbeat film Love Sex Aur Dhokha
And the Oscar may go to...
Who would win, who should win and why, Sudhish Kamath takes a shot at the guessing game
Abhay Deol on what it was like working with director Dev Benegal for Road, Movie
Watch this Russian film in Ulaga Thirai Pada Varisai. A Soviet cargo ship carrying opium is attacked by pirates. The crew members are left to die on a sinking ship but they manage to escape. Now they must fight the pirates for survival. The ...
Visit a sanctuary of chimpanzees in South Africa. A heart-warming feature that shows how these chimpanzees have never felt the grass under their feet, never learned to climb a tree, have never known companionship. But Jane Goodall Institute's ...
Turk and Rooster, two aging NYPD detectives who have been long time partners, are faced with a serial killer who is murdering sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues, and when they start working with a younger team, Perez and ...
Town of snakes
Nanjupuram is a fictional village where snakes are more feared than worshipped. Of course, the film's hero Raghavan is not scared. But, due to circumstances, he develops fear too, and this affects his life, and his love interest Monica. ...
The magic number
So, you thought Ajith Kumar is disillusioned with the film world, and is pursuing his other passion - motor racing. Clarifies Ajith, who has signed up for one season of F2 racing: “My 50th film is for Cloud 9 (Dayanidhi Alagiri and ...
Yesteryear heroines Radha and Ambika's brother Suresh is the latest to enter Tamil tinseltown. Says Suresh: “Way back in 1997, I did my first Telugu film Paradesi, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Later, I left for the U.S. to study film ...
Malayalam superstar Mammooty and our own action hero Arjun come together for Vande Mataram, produced and written by Henry, and directed by T. Aravind. Says Henry: “While the name was cleared for Malayalam, it took a while for Tamil. The ...
I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Making a mark with mail
Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo is living proof that it pays to suck up to your idols. The 42-year-old star has said how he would never have been given the chance to star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Shutter Island had it not been for a ...
Rihanna has no need to wear a disguise when she goes out because her friends are often mistaken for her. The ‘Rude Boy' singer is lucky because her friends often deflect attention from her so she can sneak past fans and paparazzi. ...
Russell Crowe says the battle scenes in Robin Hood were a far scarier experience than those he faced in the Oscar-winning blockbuster Gladiator. A number of members from the cast and crew were injured in the epic fight scenes for Russell's ...
For art's sake
Poor old Robert Pattinson reveals he's suffered for his art and been beaten up by thugs who thought he had a big ego. The Hollywood heartthrob and star of the new movie, Remember Me, says: “I've been beaten up a few times by a lot of ...
Daddy Bruce's tips ignored
Although Bruce Willis is one of Hollywood's top earners, his kids have refused to take any advice from him on how to get on in acting. The action hero says he doesn't give his children any tips on showbusiness because they have made it clear ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
M. S. Subbulaksmi, Y. V. Rao, Shantha Apte, V. A. Chellappa, K. Sarangapani, ‘Appa' K. Duraiswami, T. S. Durairaj, ‘Golden' Saradambal, T. S. Krishnaveni, Sripad Shankar
You can say “Vanitha, before and after marriage”. There was a time when I worked round-the-clock in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. I cut down my assignments following my marriage to singer-actor Krishnachander in 1986. ...
My first break -- Subhalekha Sudhakar
Hailing from Visakhapatnam, I came to Chennai in 1980 to study in the film institute. With the dream of becoming an actor, I stayed back and started scouting for chances. It was a time when shooting for films in all the southern languages ...
1. Which is the most successful British film to date at the Oscars with eight awards?2. Which legend of Tamil cinema came from a goldsmith's family in Mayavaram?3. Which was the first of the three films to have won the top five ...
Excitement in the air
It's the time when everyone is wondering who will brandish the Oscar Statuette. The Golden Globe awards made their choice loud and clear, it's now time to hear from the Academy. There has been a lot of excitement and so Chennai Live 104.8 fm ...
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