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Dutt's the spirit
Stranger than fiction
The greatest love stories end with death. This one tries so hard to bump its leads off in its pursuit of greatness that it fails miserably. This could very well be the story of two talented actors trying to exit a bad film. Right at the ...
By hook or by crook
For a moment there, you shudder at the thought of Emraan Hashmi being India's ambassador of world peace in the wake of racist attacks on Indians in Australia!Thankfully though, he's not expected to do much of that. What he's expected to ...
Director Pandiraj is an elated man. While his Vamsam has touched a chord among a section of movie-goers, his debut vehicle Pasanga, which was critically acclaimed and won many awards, has been selected for the 19th China Golden Rooster and ...
Myna creates a flutter
Director Prabhu Solomon on the making of Myna that has won him rave reviews
Fast forward for Asians in Hollywood
Jackie Chan, Ken Watanabe, Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri… Asian actors have made their presence felt in the West. But when will they become an integral part of Hollywood, wonders parvathi nayar
Pretty woman and pretty places
This film was in the news as pretty woman Julia Roberts was in India shooting. We waited with bated breath and greedily gobbled every tidbit thrown at us about where she stayed, what she wore and what she ate.Depressingly shallow, Eat ...
Do Dooni Chaar has to be one of the most important films of our times, a landmark in Indian filmmaking, a celebration of the Great Indian Middle Class and its values in the tradition of Khosla Ka Ghosla. An honest and more significant film ...
Ranbir is as excited as his parents, Rishi and Neetu, about their first outing together after 30 years — Do Dooni Chaar. Says the proud son: “I hope their film is a bigger hit than any other film. Both of them are playing solid ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Feeling at home
New Desperate Housewife Vanessa Williams is already feeling quite at home on Wisteria Lane. The former model and singer has jumped from ‘Ugly Betty' to ‘Desperate Housewives' with so little trouble that even she's surprised. ...
Jesse can't face Facebook
The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg is not nearly as sociable in real life as he is on screen. The 26-year-old actor takes a leading role alongside Justin Timberlake in the hit movie about the birth of Facebook, but he can't stand the ...
Emma sticks to acting
Hollywood beauty Emma Roberts has told how she almost gave up movies for law. Emma, the niece of Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts, says she was tempted to give up her acting dream after watching Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde. “I did ...
Tom Selleck has told of his frustration at the misfiring Magnum movie. The actor is desperate to reprise his role as the Hawaiian private investigator in a big-screen reunion of the original Eighties cast. “It is frustrating,” says ...
New Big Boss for Glee?
Bruce Springsteen is planning to jump on the ‘Glee' bandwagon by making a cameo appearance on the hit show as Finn Hudson's uncle. Show insiders have revealed The Boss is in talks to appear in the show where his hits, including ...
A ‘Biutiful' break for Bardem
Javier Bardem on his role in Eat Pray Love, his co-star Julia Roberts and more
1. The first three of which three romance fantasy films have been directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Chris Weitz and David Slade respectively?2. Which Oscar winner has been reportedly roped in as a partner by Gautham Menon for his Photon ...
Image is what you create. Once people come to the theatres, it is your job to break the previous image and give them a new one, that's what movies are all about
Robot and after
With Robot running to packed houses, Aishwarya Rai looks forward to Action Replayy and Guzaarish which are releasing back to back
“Navaratri Special' is the highlight of the channel's programme for the week. Devotional songs, special Balasankirtanam and discussions about the festival, including recipes, form the content.Guruvarul(Sri Sankara, Sundays, ...
Firefighter Gordon Brewer is done putting out fires and ready to start one of his own. When his wife and child are horrifically killed in an international terrorist bombing — linked to Claudio “The Wolf” Perrini — the ...
The series brings an unlikely but extraordinary wildlife discovery which has led to a last-minute campaign to save one of Borneo's most secretive and charismatic animals. In the past two years, scientists have found irrefutable evidence that ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Chittoor V. Nagaiah, R. S. Manohar, Krishna-kumari, ‘Javert' Seetharaman, T. V. Kumudhini, Mohan, K. P. Kesavan, K. R. Jayagowri and Vimala
my first break -- HARIPRIYA
When I was in Class XII, I used to participate in cultural programmes. Director Richard Castelino got to see a few of my pictures from the programmes, and offered me the lead in his Tulu film Badhni. After this, I did a Kannada film and a ...
You started out as a villain, and were successful in character roles too. But, why do you keep looking to play the lead, an area you've not been successful in?I've played the lead in nearly half-a-dozen films, and a couple of them did ...
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