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The arrow finds its mark
My mind is on an English history overdrive. I am reading Hilary Mantel's excellent, exciting, extraordinary, “Wolf Hall”, which presents a fascinating portrait of Thomas Cromwell as he successfully manoeuvres his way around the ...
Watch it…just for kicks
Horror of horrors, Jaden Smith got top billing, ahead of Jackie Chan! Considering the movie is produced by the 12-year-old actor and rap artiste's parents, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, it is to be expected. However, it is difficult for us to ...
A mystifying night
Paranormal happenings can be a treat for the horror film buff provided they are packaged well enough to thrill. Orr Iravu (U/A) made by three young enthusiasts, Hari Shankar, Harish Narayan and Krishnashekar, toes an eerie line even as it ...
Dying to live!
Manoj Bajpai on his powerhouse performance in Raajneeti
The Buzz About Toy Story
Tim Allen once again brings alive the character of Buzz Lightyear in the animated film Toy Story 3, releasing next week
Chugging along with confidence
Director Manikandan on his upcoming Chikku Bukku, a film that begins in London and ends in Karaikkudi
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Why is Jess jumpy?
Justin Timberlake has a new woman in his life and girlfriend Jessica Biel is getting jumpy. The pop hunk is working with country beauty Cheryl Crow on a musical collaboration and sources say Jessica is more than a little insecure about the ...
Heigl's new look
Katherine Heigl is finding it harder to be sexy these days — and it's all down to her hair. The Killers beauty says she hasn't felt right since dying her hair brown for a movie role and she now finds herself pining for her blonde ...
New kid on the block
The new Karate Kid has got the official stamp of approval from the original Kid, Ralph Maccio. The 48-year-old actor played the crane-kicking hero in the Eighties and is now seeing Will Smith's 11-year-old son Jaden take the franchise to a new ...
Fight to the finish
South African star Sharlto Copley has had to fight for his place in The A-Team twice. The District 9 actor beat a number of hopefuls to play Murdoch in the new movie based on the classic TV series, but he first fought for his place back in his ...
Troubles too close to home
Kristen Stewart has told how the hysteria around her Twilight adventures has even affected her friends and family. The 20-year-old actor says she deliberately avoids social networking sites but this hasn't stopped her family being targeted by ...
The fourth annual UniverCell Vijay Awards, held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium on May 29, was a glittering affair. Of the 131 films released in 2009, winners from 32 different categories were announced. Superstar Rajnikanth was presented with the ...
Neha to play Eva Braun
Neha Dhupia is all set to play a historical character for the first time in her career in the upcoming film, Dear Friend, Hitler, in which she plays Eva Braun.Neha says she is reading books, and watching films, documentaries and TV ...
4. In the Disney classic Pinocchio, who is appointed by the Blue Fairy to serve as the official conscience for Pinocchio?5. Which production company is behind flicks such as Thiruttu Payalae, Santosh Subramaniam and Irumbu Kottai ...
Director Sripathy Rangasamy, who learnt his craft from Venkat Prabhu, has come up with Kanimozhi, an “unusual” love story. Starring Jai, who is cast opposite Shazan (Alyque) Padamsee, the film, shot in sync-sound, is from the ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Ithaya Geetham (1950)
T. R. Mahalingam, T. R. Rajakumari, T. P. Rajalakshmi, C. V. V. Panthulu, P. S. Veerappa, M. G. Chakrapani, C. S. D. Singh, V. S. Susheela, Lalitha-Padmini (dance)
My first break - Neetu Chandra
I worked on ad films during my college days. On one occasion, I acted with Amitabh Bachchan in an ad film for Parker Pens, directed by Priyadarshan. After the shoot, Priyadarshan asked me whether I was interested in feature films, and when I ...
After the success of Oomaivizhigal, you did several films. But there has been a sudden lull. Why?Oomaivizhigal was a trendsetter in Tamil cinema. I did 10 films after that. Then I got an opportunity to do a mega serial, ...
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