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Film Review

Refuse admission -- Get Educated – Paathshala
Right from the title, Get Educated – Paathshala, you get the patronising tone of this film.While it does try to educate you about all that's wrong with the education system in the country, this subject clearly needed more ...


Pray, why this sequel? -- Phoonk 2
Someone cast a nasty spell on RGV's filmmaking. Or so I wondered at the end of my review of Phoonk. RGV hits back with a vengeance and slaps us with a sequel that takes bad filmmaking to new lows.Maybe, just to prove a point. That ...

Down and out -- Cop Out
This is a very bad film — there is really no other or better way to say it. Cop Out is a mean-spirited, listless, foul-mouthed buddy movie. The jokes fall flat, the movie references are irritating and the high voltage star power does not ...

Enter the dragon (world)! -- How to Train Your Dragon
The gods in Movie Valhalla are kind — just as they forced hapless reviewers to watch drivel that went by the name of Cop Out, they also gave the bright, colourful, smart and sassy How to Train Your Dragon.Based on the 2003 book of ...

Comic sketches -- Date Night
Steve Carell is really, really funny. Even now his insane turn as newscaster in Bruce Almighty guarantees gut-busting laughs. Tina Fey is a very talented comedienne who has made her name with her takeoffs on Sarah Palin on “Saturday ...


Tv Serials

Serials
Celebrities share with viewers their favourite songs, most of which are golden hits. The next couple of weeks will feature Bharatanatyam dancer Vani Ganapathi.Paadavaa Un Paadalai(Jaya TV, Monday and Tuesday, 9 p.m.)Here's ...


Interview

Bounty of life
What's it like to play a bail-jumping ex-wife? Jennifer Aniston has the answer

Sen and sensibility
Sushmita Sen on motherhood, her upcoming film and involvement in the ‘I Am She' pageant


Telewatch

Movies
In New York, the former NYPD detective Ben Carson is hired to work as a night watch at the Mayflower Department Store that was partially destroyed by fire years ago. When he goes on his rounds the first night, he finds that the mirrors are ...

Series
Rolling off the assembly line and taking the world by storm in 1964, the Porsche 911 is now one of the world's iconic sports cars. Still produced on the same grounds that built the first 911, this car has grown to have 14 variations. From the ...


Cinema


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Sienna set for new Holmes with Jude?
Sienna Miller is the latest big star being linked to Sherlock Holmes and his second big-screen adventure. But it is the sexy star's real-life love affair with Dr. Watson actor Jude Law that could prove crucial in Sienna's blockbuster chances. ...

Gaga to poke your face
Lady Gaga's Poker Face is set to get a lot more pokey — in a 3-D movie. The eccentric singer is in talks to put her stunning live show on the big screen using the same 3-D technology that's been used in James Cameron's sci-fi epic ...

Lean days for Ricky?
Ricky Gervais fears his days in Hollywood are numbered because he's not fat enough! The Brit funnyman and The Invention of Lying star has recently lost more than a stone through a rigorous daily exercise regimen. But The Office creator may ...

Kim burns her bridges
Sexy socialite Kim Kardashian has slammed rumours that she has ever dated English football ace Wayne Bridge. The reality TV star and model has been linked to the England and Manchester City star since the pair were spotted in LA together. And ...

End of rocky reputation
Rocky rival Dolph Lundgren is hoping his upcoming reunion with Sylvester Stallone will shoot down the stigma attached to action heroes of the Eighties. The 52-year-old Swedish actor, famous for his role as Russian boxer Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, ...


Columns


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Samsara Nowka (1948)
B. R. Panthulu, T. R. Ramachandran, Trichur Premavathi, T. Suryakumari, M. J. Andal, T. R. Upendra

Grillmill
As far as I am concerned, writing film songs is easier. A spiritual bent of mind and a thorough knowledge of the subject are required to pen devotional songs. Besides, the words used should be chaste. For films, I write what appeals to the ...

My First Break -- Navneeth Kaur
When I was in Standard Eight, I acted in an album cut by playback singer Anuradha Paudwal. Impressed with my performance, I was called to act in a Telugu film titled Srinivasan Lakshmi (a remake of the Tamil film Kasi.) This movie helped me ...

Itsy- Bitsy
Director S.P. Hosimin's Aayiram Vilakku, featuring Sathyaraj, Shanthnoo, Sanaa Khan and Suman, is progressing at a steady pace. The music has been composed by Srikant Deva, and he recently recorded a number with K.J. Yesudas for Vairamuthu's ...

Radio Active
“Chennai Calling”, Chennai Live 104.8 fm's latest offering, hit the airwaves on April 12. This show is hosted by Arjun Thomas aka The Sexy T and Geoffrey Thomas aka The Big G. Their interviews with Chennai's famous faces and ...

Cine Quiz
1. Which Oscar-winning star's son recently received five-year prison term after pleading guilty to charges that he distributed methamphetamines and cocaine?2. Which film production company is named after the fictional Maine town from ...

Mumbai Express
Celina Jaitley, a self-confessed sishya of the renowned author Paulo Coelho, says, “I don't think Coelho even knows he is my guru. But he understands human psychology on a very philosophical level. He has been a motivator. He has always ...


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