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The Coolest One
As Naan Magaan Alla hits the screens today, Kajal Aggarwal opens up on a slew of topics — from films to friends. T. KRITHIKA REDDY listens in
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Showcasing dynasty feuds -- Vamsam
Pandiraj of Pasanga is back — his second directorial venture, Vamsam, (U) has released amidst much hype and hoopla. And the banner and the background of new hero Arulnidhi have made it a much-expected film.Hats off to Pandiraj for ...

Fun takes a drastic turn -- Kaadhal Solla Vandhaen
Intelligent humour that erupts at the most unexpected moments has been the mainstay of Bhoopathy Pandian's films. Even serious scenes have an undercurrent of levity running through them. We saw it in Devadhaiyai Kandaen, Thiruvilaiyaadal ...

The brawn does the talking -- The Expendables
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone in the same frame? That alone is worth the price of the ticket! Last week, we had the Academy Award-winning Adrien Brody trading his piano for punches in Predators, a throwback to the ...

Breaking News – Here's a winner -- Peepli Live
Aamir Khan knows quite a bit about timing it right. A small art house indie that may have otherwise not got the attention it deserves gets all of it and more, thanks to the box office mogul.Very few art house films have drawn the ...

Guess who's coming to dinner? -- Dinner for Schmucks
For once, we came first in the inspiration game! Sagar Ballary's Bheja Fry inspired by the Francis Veber play The Dinner Game (Le dîner de cons) came first, and was gut-busting funny.Dinner for Schmucks, on the other hand, reminds ...

It's raining cats and dogs! -- Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
If you're in a mood that demands you see one of the comedies playing in town, you could do worse than Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. A lot worse, in fact — you might go to see Dinner for Schmucks, which must rank as one of ...


This programme takes Michael to 20 countries and a world that has changed beyond belief since the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Iron Curtain. It's a journey of hope and unity in places of fear and war.Man vs. ...

Directed by R. Pavan, the story revolves around the life of Anand, who dies in an accident, and his daughter who avenges his death.Tilakavathi and Anand are best friends and their friendship flourishes even after they get married (to ...


Catching them young!
Prakash Raj on the making of Inidhu Inidhu, a positive story about youngsters

Masters at work
Director Priyadarshan and showman Subhash Ghai team up for a project

New challenges beckon
After Fashion and All The Best, Mugdha Godse is seen in a supernatural thriller, Help


Encounters of the alien kind
offbeat Love them or hate them, but they are here to stay. parvathi nayar lists some of the all-time favourite screen aliens

Titanic in 3D
James Cameron has said how he passed up the chance to direct another Terminator movie to bring cheesy epic Titanic back to the big screen. The Oscar-winning Avatar director says he is excited about putting Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet ...

It's Julia's call
Eat Pray Love star Julia Roberts will not jump on Hollywood's reboot bandwagon. The 43-year-old actor says there's no way she would return as Vivian Ward in a sequel to the classic 1990 movie Pretty Woman that catapulted her to stardom as ...

Hairdo can do anything
Come awards season, Jennifer Aniston's famous hairdo could be up for an Oscar, all of its own. This time, the star's silky barnet has helped its owner age on screen without the help of computer wizardry or movie make-up. Jen and co-star Jason ...

Ricci joins Team Edward
Christina Ricci is the latest recruit to the Robert Pattinson fan club. The former “Addams Family” actor stars alongside the Twilight hunk in new movie Bel Ami and was shocked by his charm. “Before working in this movie, I ...

New brand of marriage
We'll be hearing a lot less from the loudmouth couple Russell Brand and Katy Perry once they tie the knot. Pop beauty Katy has told how she and her funny man fiancé plan to keep their marriage sacred once they eventually walk down the ...

Mumbai Express
Salman Khan and Aamir Khan have expressed their friendship in an Amar Akbar Anthony style. When Salman Khan went to the Go India Foundation to donate blood with his Dabangg team, Arbaaz and Sonakshi, he spontaneously sent a text to Aamir ...


Touching tale
Watch “American History” on UTV World Movies on August 21, 10.30 p.m.As for the storyline, Derek Vinyard returns from prison to find his younger brother, Danny, caught in the same web of racism and hatred that landed him in ...


Cine Quiz
1. Which feature film did Pixar release between the first two Toy Story flicks?2. In the list of ‘CNN's top 25 Asian actors of all time', released before the Oscars this year, there were five Indian stars. Three were Amitabh ...

Kanchana 1952
K. R. Ramasami, Lalitha, Padmini, M. R. Santhanalakshmi, R. S. Manohar, M. N. Nambiar, T. S. Durairaj, Kumari Thangam, P. S. Gnanam, ‘Appa' K. Durai-swami, N. S. Narayana Pillai and N. Kamalam

Getting tough
His role in Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu was soft and subdued, but in Bale Pandiya, Vishnu plays an action hero. “I was in search of a script that would help me explore another facet of my ability; but, I did not want to end up doing ...

Does it bother you that you've not reached the top spot as a cinematographer?Not really. I was N.K. Viswanathan's (who directed ‘Jaganmohini') associate, and I've survived in the industry with 54 films — 18 for actor Arjun, ...

My First Break -- Samantha
I'm from Chennai, and was a student of Stella Maris. In my spare time, I used to do modelling, and that landed me my first film Moscowvin Kaviri. However, my first release was Ye Maaya Chesave, the Telugu remake of Vinna i Thaandi Varuvaaya, ...


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