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‘Raavan,' a re-incarnation
Swimming in known waters -- Sura
Adamantly adhering to the formula of a do-gooder's one-man expedition against corruption, Vijay shows that he doesn't intend to swerve even slightly from the path which he has trod on, in film after film. With Sura (U), the crowd-puller ...
No spirited encounter this! -- Kutti Pisasu
Well, what do you say of a film that is so steeped in the past, it's no longer funny. Combine that with many borrowed ‘influences' such as a car that changes Transformers style and the floating seeds of Avatar's magic tree, and you'll ...
Reason to cheer -- Invictus
Trust good old Clint Eastwood to craft a film that transcends the spirit of sport with its political layering without compromising on the integrity of a riveting sports film or the reputation of a celebrated leader of a nation while focussing ...
This joke's on you -- Housefull
The Sajids (producer Nadiadwala and director Khan) virtually declared war on film critics by setting a historic precedent. They not just refused to have a press screening for reviewers but also went on record giving reasons for their decision ...
As Bale Pandiya gets ready for release, actor Piaa Bajpai talks about how her journey through filmdom began
Life on the edge
Abhishek Bachchan on jumping off a cliff for Raavan, his role Beera, and working with wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Trying out a new turf
What does Vikranth have to say about essaying a negative role in Goripalayam, which releases today?
This film-based programme focusses on songs from latest releases. Besides, music directors, lyricists, singers and directors provide insights into how a song came about. Actor Suhasini anchors this programme.Nambikkai(Polimer TV, ...
Watch the most ambitious land reclamation project in history worth 3.5 billion dollar in this exciting episode. The Palm consists of the world's two largest man-made islands. The world's biggest dredgers and about 80 million cubic metres of ...
Living with his girlfriend and waitress Maya, photographer Leon waits for a chance to get into the photo business. When Maya contacts her friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of an art gallery, Susan Hoff. ...
Recreating a hit
Twenty-seven years ago, Thyagarajan acted with Sarita, Silk Smita and Jayamalini in the huge hit Malayoor Mambattiyan, which was remade in Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. Now, he has cast his son Prashanth in the new version of the film, titled ...
Tiruvannamalai's 10-day Brahmotsavam, where more than 15-lakh devotees throng the town, forms a major part of the A.G. Raja-produced Ivar. Directed by N. Priyan, the film was initially meant to be Raja's directorial venture. “Since I was ...
All for love
Nellai Pattinam is about the clash of ideals between a rich girl and a middle-class girl to win the heart of an underprivileged boy in college. While the rich girl throws her money power around, the other one even sells her jewellery to pay ...
Director Keera's Pacchai Engira Kaathu is the story of 27-year-old Pacchai Ramkumar, narrated from the point of view of seven individuals. Based on a real-life incident, Keera's movie is about the life of youth who blindly support politicians ...
The big move
Director Vijaya Varman's Biriyani, an emotional drama of the plight of a young domestic help, has won teenage actor Poo Myli, the ‘Best Actress' award at the Short Film Festival of Los Angeles. The film, based on Subhalakshmi Narayanan's ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Katy scores a new man
Pop beauty Katy Perry has a new man in her life other than Russell Brand — England soccer star Matthew Upson! The ‘I Kissed a Girl' singer has apparently developed a crush on the rugged defender after watching her husband Brand's ...
Less of Jess
Jessica Alba's many admirers won't want to miss her latest movie because there's no telling when she will be back. The 28-year-old actor has admitted she no longer feels compelled to put herself on the big screen as much as before the birth of ...
Iron Man in Gwyn's home
Hollywood beauty Gwyneth Paltrow is living as well as starring with comic book hero Iron Man. The Oscar-winning actor says her four-year-old son Moses is mad about the toys for his mum's latest adventures in Iron Man 2. “He has no idea ...
A real nightmare
Freddy Krueger actor Jackie Earl Haley is suffering his own personal nightmare. The Shutter Island star and new Nightmare On Elm Street actor says he is being tortured by grotesque spider man when he sleeps at night. “I have this weird ...
Rocky star Sylvester Stallone is planning to knock out Hollywood by landing a huge plane on it! The 63-year-old actor says he wants to spice up the upcoming premiere for his movie The Expendables by bringing the distinctive aircraft used in ...
Song Sung True
Writer Nicholas Sparks on getting Miley Cyrus to play the lead in The Last Song that releases today
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Bhooloka Rambai (1940)
KLV Vasantha, T. K. Shanmugham, T. R. Mahalingam, T. S. Balaiah, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram and Kumari Rukmini
Yes, I love Tamil cinema very much. I have acted in the Hindi version of Tamil hits such as Alaipayuthe ( Saathiya) and Ayutha Ezhuthu ( Yuva). I would love to act in Tamil films and also in bi-linguals or multi-linguals. My wish might come ...
My First Break -- Dhyana
I learnt Bharatanatyam at a tender age. When I finished my masters in Bio-technology, I got a chance to act in a film by popular director Logidas. Unfortunately, it did not materialise. So when Meera Kathiravan, his associate, asked me to act ...
1. Name the chairman/CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment who comes from an illustrious sporting family in India.2. According to Vanity Fair, who was the highest paid female star in Hollywood in 2009 and also the youngest actress?3. ...
On the heels of the IPL, T20 action is back, this time on the world stage. Catch up with the latest Twenty20 world cup news, reactions and comments from your favourite players on Chennai Live 104.8 FM.Mother's Day ...
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