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A saga so sweet -- Inidhu Inidhu
The dreams and drive of eight youngsters of an engineering college is the crux of Inidhu Inidhu (U). The refreshing campus tale takes you through four years of their student life, and should be a nostalgic trip for the middle-aged and a ...
Laudable attempt -- Vilai
S.B. Film production's Vilai deals with girls being forced into commercial sex. With an issue of this nature in hand, it would be tempting to sprinkle the film with inappropriate scenes bordering on the indecent. Thankfully, director G. ...
Vendetta rules -- Naan Mahaan Alla
A perfect ten to Suseendran for the casting of Naan Mahaan Alla (U/A)! Every actor, big and small, is an admirable choice. NMA begins on an eerie note and ends on similar lines with nemesis having an edge. Plot and premise wise NMA isn't new ...
The big fight -- Neeyum Naanum
Team Visions' Neeyum Naanum is the story of an arrogant school boy who fights with his classmate, and wants to win in a dance competition, by virtue of being the son of the school chairman. However, the school's dance master has other ...
One for the family -- Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland is so cut out for Tim Burton, that it's a surprise the quirky director had not approached the material before. Here Lewis Carroll's weird and wonderful world comes alive in 3D. Alice is 19, and tired of the stuffy Victorian ...
The rivers meander -- Moscowvin Kavery
Quite naturally, the highlight of Moscowvin Kavery (U) is its splendid cinematography — helming the project is ace lens man Ravivarman. But the lacunae in other departments, viz., story, screenplay and direction, confound the viewer. ...
Deepika's got talent -- Lafangey Parindey
Is this thing called Lafangey Parindey because every song in the film has either of those two words in the first line? Or did the makers feel compelled to add one of the two words in each song because the film is called that?But for ...
Return to form -- Aashayein
Twenty minutes into Aashayein, you find yourself in a depressing place where the terminally ill come to die. And the gloom of death is visible on every face around and Kukunoor takes his own time to let the protagonist get used to it with ...
Sensitivity given the go-by -- Hello Darling
Hello Darling's idea of humour involves actually spelling out the double entendre associated with the character of the lecherous boss Hardik Vasu (Javed Jaffery). But that's NOT how that name is spelt in the film and later one of the ladies ...
After making a foray into Bollywood with Raavan, Priyamani will again be seen in Rakht Charitra
Year of the odd couples?
Are the days of the perfect Bollywood jodi a thing of the past? Unlikely pairing leads to some refreshing chemistry, observes Harshikaa Udasi
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Paris Hilton has searched high and low for a best friend but no matter what she does she just can't seem to find one. The hotel heiress, 29, is specific about the qualities she is looking for in a buddy because she knows she'll never get them ...
More baby joy
Sandra Bullock is so wrapped up in motherhood she wants to double her brood. The Oscar-winning actor has thrown herself into life with adopted baby son Louis since the break-up of her marriage to Jesse James and is now thinking of adopting a ...
Recipe for Carey's success
Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan feels part of her success as an actor was thanks to being in school plays — as boys. The diminutive Wall Street 2 star says, “I went to an all-girls school and was always jealous of the girls who got to ...
What they will wear
Bride-to-be Katy Perry is not letting any details slip about her nuptials to Brit comic Russell Brand — except for what their ushers will be wearing. In true tongue-in-cheek form Katy says all the ushers will be made to take on Russ's ...
Still suffering wedding jitters
Memories of the stresses involved in organising her wedding to Tom Cruise still give Katie Holmes the shivers — four years later! The brunette beauty married Tom in a lavish Italian ceremony but just the thought of how much work went ...
A triangular love story set in a college and based on an incident in the life of director Jayakumar forms the basis of Unakkaga En Kaathal. Apparently, the incident created a lot of sensation when it happened, and Jayakumar is unable to get it ...
The show throws up many challenges to participants with new rounds every week. This week's instalment will see youngsters face traumatic situations and come up with ways to handle them.Villi Bharatham(Sri Sankara TV, weekdays, ...
1. Which upcoming flick has the tagline ‘Man…Machine…Mohobbhat'?2. Which famous film festival was held for the first time from September 20, 1946?3. Which recent Tamil hit is to be made into Kannada as Kempe ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Bhaktha Jana 1948
C. Honnappa Bhagavathar, P. Shanthakumari, Chittoor V. Nagaiah, K. Sarangapani, B. R. Panthulu, T.V. Kumudhini, T. N. Meenakshi, K. R. Chellam and Lalitha-Padmini (dance)
My First Break
I was interested in films from my childhood. I used to watch and participate in school plays. As I wanted to enter cinema, I came to Chennai. Being a diploma holder in mechanical engineering, I landed a job as a systems coordinator. I joined ...
Grill Mill -- Jayachitra
You've been acting for more than 25 years. What made you switch to direction?I've done over 200 films in the four South Indian languages and with almost all the top heroes. In my second innings, I appeared in hits such as Puthu Puthu ...
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