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One for the record -- Sivappu Mazhai
For a film conceived, shot and readied for release in a span of just 12 days, Sivappu Mazhai (U/A) is a fairly coherent narrative with a mix of comedy, suspense and action.Producers Andrew Raymond and Suresh Joachim have worked hard for ...
A promising start, but… -- Jaane Kahaan Se Aayi Hai
When you know it's a film from the writer of Masti, Jhankaar Beats and Hey Baby, you know what to expect, don't you?Jaane Kahaan Se Aayi Hai has every bit of the writer's stamp — wordplay as pun-ishment, cheap jokes, juvenile ...
Mirroring chaos with clarity -- Green Zone
What a super film experience Green Zone is! From the firecracker opening to the sucker-punch climax, the film is a non-stop adrenalin rush. The hand-held camera and natural light make you feel as if you are seeing the action from the front, as ...
Cinematographer Richard M. Nathan talks to subha j rao on the fine art of making a street come alive in Angadi Theru
Singer Rita, who's struck gold with her recent numbers, on life behind the microphone
A cut above
chat Film editor Deepa Bhatia on how she shapes movies
The Aliwal Shoal sees the greatest congregation of sharks and rays anywhere on Earth. There are ragged toothed sharks, sand sharks and tiger sharks.Tiger Sharks grow as big as Great White Sharks – the biggest of the shark family ...
When R and B legend Marcus Hooks dies suddenly, VH-1 invites his original back up duo, Floyd Henderson and Louis Hinds, to appear at a memorial tribute at the Apollo Theatre. Floyd, who's bored in retirement, wants this more than anything. But ...
The programme, to be aired from April 18, will be anchored by actor and dancer Sudha Chandran.Dancers such as Vani Ganapathy, Priyadharsini Govind, Uma Murali Krishna and Srekala Bharath will be the judges in the forthcoming ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Milla Jovovich is facing her fears while scaring audiences with her zombie-bashing antics. The model-turned-actor will hit cinemas with a fourth Resident Evil movie and that means even less for Milla to get spooked about. “These movies ...
Art may soon be imitating life a little too closely for Jennifers Lopez and Garner. The post and present Ben Affleck partners are being lined up for a chick flick in which they play bitter love rivals. “It really is just coincidence that ...
Nicolas Cage has just realised a lifelong ambition — to shoot fire out of his hands! The Con Air actor says new movie Sorcerers Apprentice took him back to his childhood when he dreamt of having super powers. “This is what I've ...
Game for Prince part
Jake Gyllenhaal is hoping for more joystick-waggling if Prince of Persia proves a box office hit. The Brokeback Mountain star can't hide his thrill in having to become a gamer to research his video game-inspired role. “It was fun,” ...
Scarlett Johansson looks hot in Iron Man 2 but not nearly as hot as she felt. The sexy star has said she suffered for her art while acting out the role of Black Widow opposite Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man. “The suit I wore was tight but ...
Jacqueline Fernandez is on a roll after the good reviews for Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hai, in which she plays an alien.In her short career, Jacqueline has worked with several big names — starting with her debut, Aladdin, with Amitabh ...
This will be one instance when the hero dances to his own tunes. Music director Vijay Antony dons the greasepaint for his production Naan, directed by Jeeva Shankar. Producing the film along with him is his long-time friend Venkat Ramani of ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Raja Vikrama (1950)
D. Kempraj Urs, B. Jayamma, M. V. Rajamma, Pandari Bai, C. V. V. Panthulu, ‘Stunt' Somu, K. S. Angamuthu, Ganapathi Bhat, T. V. Sethuraman, N. S. Subbaiah, Saradambal, Mani Iyer and Jayaraj
My First Break - BELLIE RAJ
Hailing from Ooty, I completed schooling in the Nilgiris and pursued a degree in hotel management in Bangalore. I didn't know I could sing till I was 18. One day, I got a chance to sing before a small crowd in my village and received a lot of ...
A busy singer years ago, you have not been singing much post-marriage. Why?This is a million dollar question to which I don't have an answer. If a good singing chance comes my way I will grab it. I have, so far, sung nearly 6,000 songs ...
These days, youth channels are busy exploring the depth of love. If "Emotional Atyachar" on Bindass is busy distinguishing between love and lust through debatable sting operations, Channel V has come up with a reality show, "Truth Love Cash" that ...
1. Which was Disney's second feature-length animated film after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?2. Name the two real golfing legends portrayed in the exhibition match in the Will Smith-starrer The Legend of Bagger Vance.3. Name ...
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