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Rivers of romance
As Moscowvin Kaviri gets ready to hit the screens, its maker Ravivarman shares his thoughts about the film with Malathi Rangarajan
Film Review

Stuck in the same groove -- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Watching the third instalment of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was the weirdest experience. There were girls deliriously screaming every time Robert Pattinson as vegan vampire Edward Cullen and Taylor Lautner as werewolf Jacob Black made cow's ...


You'll just love it -- Despicable Me
Watching Despicable Me restored my faith in films. I haven't had so much fun in the longest time! It was sheer joy to sit with the audience, young and old, and enjoy the vivid animation, super puns and delightful characters.The action ...

Good old-fashioned dialogue baazi -- Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai
If Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om celebrated the colour and choreography of the Seventies and paid tribute to escapist entertainers of the bygone era, Rajat Aroraa's Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai goes beyond kitsch and brings the writer back in ...


Cinema

Itsy-bitsy
Patience pays. After extended negotiations, Ajith Kumar has finalised three films at one go. Ajith's 50th film will be Venkat Prabhu's Mangatha, produced by Dayanidhi Alagiri's Cloud Nine. The second one is for director Vijay Alagappan ...


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Big kid
Sylvester Stallone has revealed the secret to being able to carry on as an action man at the age of 64 — he is just a big kid. The Rocky hard man is astounding critics with his new action adventure The Expendables and he puts his ...

Personal contact
Justin Timberlake refuses to Tweet or Facebook because it's just not personal enough. Even though he stars in new movie The Social Network, Justin says, in reality, he has as little to do with the Internet as possible. “I don't have a ...

Back as Bond?
B ond hunk Daniel Craig has spoken out his frustration at not being able to revive 007. The 42-year-old Brit hunk in trunks is eager to get back to the Bond franchise — which has been halted due to finance problems — as soon as ...

Action is child's play
Dodging bullets and explosions are all in a day's work for Bruce Willis, but they're nothing compared to the angst he feels when it comes to raising his daughters. The Die Hard actor says: “I'm not scared of anything, except when it ...

Vanessa passes out
High School Musical sweetheart Vanessa Hudgens worked out so hard in training for her new movie that she passed out. She shed her sweet girl image for her new movie Sucker Punch and the full-on exercise routines left her in pain and tears. ...

Celebrating Feminismo
Now, who said willowy women can't indulge in kickass action? parvathi nayar lists Hollywood's top ten actors who bash stereotypes


Interview

Yesterday, once more
Antara Mali faces the camera after a hiatus with an Amol Palekar film

Predators pack a punch
Lead actor Adrien Brody offers a peek into the new world of Predators


Tv Serials


AIR-SUPPLY
Serials
This show has reached the semi-final stage. Contestants will have to sing the songs of TMS, P. Suseela, Vani Jayaram and others. The voices that are nearest to the original get selected for the final. A.L. Raghavan, Deepan Chakravarthi and ...

Toon time!
C hithiram TV, part of Kalaignar TV, will telecast a cartoon series specially for children soon. To begin with, watch ‘Turbo Dogs', a 3-D animated serial which will be shown daily between 5.30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Then there's ‘Monster ...


Columns


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My First Break -- Vinitha
I started learning music at a young age, got my first break when I was 15 in a Malayalam film, titled Notebook. Interestingly, it was an English song, which became a hit. My first Tamil song is for Mittai. Sabesh-Murali have scored the music ...

Grillmill
You started off with a promising role in Poovilangu but didn't make it to the top as expected. Why?I was part of Komal Swaminathan's troupe and was on stage more than 2,500 times. My first film was Thaneer Thaneer. I followed it up with ...

Cine Quiz
2. Who is the paternal grandfather of upcoming Telugu star Naga Chaitanya?3. Whose novel was adapted by Alfred Hitchcock as Psycho?4. Which studio, known for the 1915 Charlie Chaplin comedies, was founded by in Chicago by George ...


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