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Uncommon Salt?
What was it like working with accomplished actor Angelina Jolie in Salt, mini anthikad chhibber asks director Phillip Noyce
Film Review

Authentic old Madras flavour
Against the backdrop of the Madras of the 1940s is set a tale of gentle love between a sophisticated British beauty and a handsome hulk, a native from the most humble section of society. Director Vijay's eye for detail exemplifies the ...


Gee! Ghosts are here!
‘Marma Desam,' which had many glued to the box, revealed director Naga's obsession with the occult. Later, Origami became a household name when ‘Chidambara Rahasiyam' was aired and established Naga's penchant for the recondite. Now ...

Musty mush
Waiting in the wings for five years, this one behaves exactly the way a canned product left in the open does. Mush has gone musty and the adrenaline rush has gathered rust. A lot has changed in the interim.Kareena Kapoor has lost puppy ...

Tom cruises back to top gun
Aformula film from the first shot, `Knight and Day' works, thanks to the appeal of its stars, the banter and the breathless action. Just likeRobert De Niro in `AnalyzeThis' where he spoofs histough guy avatar, here youhave Tom Cruise ...


Cinema

Dan, a Potter fan
He may have grown up on screen but Daniel Radcliffe has proved he's still a big kid —- and a Harry Potter fan too. The 20-year-old actor has been whiling away time playing the Lego version of the Potter movies on his video game system. ...

Meester's challenge
Leighton Meester has thrown down the gauntlet to her fellow Hollywood gossip girls, claiming she has the fastest thumbs in Tinseltown. The Gossip Girl star and style icon says she texts her pals so much that she believes there is none faster ...

Tom and Ron
Tom Cruise isn't one to forget a birthday, especially one that falls so close to his own. The Top Gun star has just celebrated his 48th birthday but that meant it was time to spare a thought for the man who inspired his Oscar-winning ...

Arnie terminated Predator rematch
Arnold Schwarzenegger has missed out on a rematch with a killer alien by quitting movies for politics. Predators writer and producer Robert Rodriguez has confirmed he wanted Arnie in the action sequel to 1987's Predator, but the latter's new ...

Golden girl turns down golden guy
Golden Girl Betty White has ruled herself out of Oscar glory. The 88-year-old Hollywood veteran is at the centre of a Facebook campaign aimed at landing her the job of host of the 2011 Academy Awards. A similar campaign saw Betty host Saturday ...


Interview

A sweet and sour recipe
Trisha talks about her Bollywood debut Khatta Meetha, Priyadarshan and the much-needed luck factor

A tweet turn
Bipasha Basu hits social networking sites to promote films and fitness


Cinema

Shutter Island on DVD
Renowned director Martin Scorsese delivers “a stunning masterpiece that requires and demands multiple viewings” with this critically-acclaimed suspense thriller.Shutter Island has been released by Reliance BIG Home Video, in ...

Paiyya's 100-day run
cinema The road film crosses a new milestone

Chinatown on World Movies
Set in 1937, the film is about Jake Gittes, a Los Angeles private investigator who specialises in cases of cheating spouses.Jake is hired by a woman claiming to be a Mrs. Mulwray, who suspects her husband of marital ...


Music

Chugging on…
Chikku Bukku is a bouquet of genres, say the Colonial Cousins as they get ready for the film's release


Cinema


MUMBAI EXPRESS
Father of a rock star?
Suniel Shetty has completed 18 years in the industry. And is now a proud father of two teenage kids. He says, “I was in the U.S. recently for my daughter's Athiya's admission. My daughter is 18. I always wanted a daughter as my ...


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Get to know the delicious dishes that are available around the State. Also find out various joints that dish out items that are both delicious and healthy. Travel along with the host to an eat-out in Karur that offers a variety of healthy ...

SERIES
Physicist John Latham and engineer Stephen Salter are of the opinion that temperatures can be lowered down to normal by customising clouds through geo-engineering. The objective is to increase the reflectivity of the Sun to make Earth cooler. ...

MOVIES
Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness safe. They are targeted by an intimidating hit man and psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.You ...


Columns

Cine Quiz
1. Which new Disney flick has characters like Balthazar Blake and Maxim Horvath?2. Which Tamil director is donning the greasepaint for a full-fledged character in Avargalum Ivargalum?3. What important assignments did Lee Unkrich, ...

Itsy- Bitsy
Director M. Raja is doubly excited — he is in the midst of giving final touches to Thillalangadi, the Jeyam Ravi and Tamannaah starrer; and has signed up for his first directorial venture outside his home banner.Produced by Aascar ...

Shot at success
Does Sonam Kapoor hate love stories? Let's find out


BLAST FROM THE PAST
Chitrangi (1964)
AVM. Rajan, Pushpalatha, R. S. Manohar, Sheela, Ramadas, A. Karunanidhi, Pushpamala, Kannan, Navamani, Sulochana, Arunadevi

grill mill
A lot has been happening in the industry, but I'm just waiting for the right time.You have acted, directed and produced films too. Your favourite?I happened to direct two films ( Pombalai Siricha Pochu and Engal Kural) and ...

my first break
I had just completed my training to be an air hostess and was about to pursue higher studies, when director Muthuraj spotted me at a temple and signed me for his Kannada film Kadak. Again, director S.A. Chandrasekar saw me at a dance ...


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