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Angst of a mother
I t's not just the title that's cryptic — parts of Naane Ennul Illai (U) are vague too. Yesteryear heroine Jayachitra is the writer and director of NEI, and son Amresh Ganesh, its hero and composer. Such a team is a rarity — a ...
Melodrama and mediocrity
D ignity marks the portrayal of Satyaraj, who has sensibly shifted to character roles. But even his commendable performance doesn't lift Gowravargal (U) from its levels of mediocrity. You do witness spurts of intelligent story-telling, but ...
Foul-mouthed and funny
P erhaps it grew from a test study conducted to see how chick flicks and rom-coms could somehow appeal to the male segment of the audience as well. This — apocryphal — study then came up with a formula: between declarations of true ...
A battered remake
Give it to an untalented artist and ask him to give it his original touch.Take Irrfan Khan… good thing, fantastic actor. Now, what do you do to make him look bad?Mani Shankar's original touch involves giving him a hideously ...
For some laughs
Mark Wahlberg as the foul-mouthed Staff Sgt. Dignam in Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006) crushes the police camera technician saying: “I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy.” In the new hilarious buddy cop ...
Master of montage
National Award-winning Sreekar Prasad talks to subha j rao about the fine art of editing and the excitement of being the first viewer of a film
Hrithik Roshan opens up about Guzaarish, and the myriad experiences he went through during the making of the film
Through the looking glass
Madhie, who has received rave reviews for his cinematography in Naan Mahaan Alla, talks about how his tryst with the camera began, his repertoire of films and upcoming projects
Fits to a T
Bollywood hunk John Abraham is a self-professed sports lover. He keenly watched the events at the Commonwealth games and now plans to go to Qatar in January for the Asia Cup in which the Indian football team will be is also participating. He ...
Watts mystified by Monroe
Naomi Watts seems to be having a little trouble with her blonde ambition. The Aussie actor is set to play legendary screen siren Marilyn Monroe in a big budget biopic, but she admits the prospect is almost overwhelming, and she has no idea ...
Keira set for alien adventure?
Keira Knightley may blast off into outer space for some Alien hunting. The Atonement beauty is rivalling Natalie Portman for Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, which will tell the tale of the killer creatures before the original Alien, starring ...
Dan's pottering about
Daniel Radcliffe has promised to re-live his Harry Potter years in one marathon DVD session — and he's dreading it! The 21-year-old actor has completed back-to-back filming on the last two Harry Potter movies, but still has one duty to ...
Kristen's on a fun trip
Gossip Girl beauty Kristen Bell is perfect for a little slapstick — because she can't help making a fool of herself! The Burlesque beauty says she is so accident-prone that taking a tumble on comedy movies comes easy to her. “The ...
Cher, the charmer
Extrovert songstress Cher had a ball filming her new movie Burlesque until she was upstaged by her younger co-stars. The Oscar-winner who continues to look great for her age, admits she found the early mornings a struggle, had to make an ...
The South Pacific islands are the most remote in the world. Their extraordinary isolation has created some of the most curious, surprising and precarious examples of life found anywhere on Earth; from giant crabs that tear open coconuts, to ...
The Skeleton Key
A hospice worker is hired to care for an ailing elderly man in a foreboding and decrepit Gothic mansion. Exploring the old house armed with a skeleton key that unlocks every door, she discovers a hidden attic room that holds a deadly and ...
There is a thin line that separates social drinking and addiction. It is not only the individual but also the entire family that suffers on account of an alcoholic. The issue is discussed in two episodes — October 27 and November 3 ...
After the recent success of Kacheri Aarambam, Super Good Films' R B Chowdhry is on to his 55th production, Rowthiram. Known to have launched many a new face in the film industry, Chowdhry introduces a slew of newcomers, including director ...
1. In the Disney classic 'Snow White and Seven Dwarfs', which little fella wore glasses?2. Which first information about which multi-lingual magnum opus of Indian cinema was an advertisement on the back cover of the song book ...
My first break - Kamna
In a rush. I was in college when I did the video ‘Chodo Aanchal’ for Bombay Vikings. That gave me an opening for some of the best advertisement films. Around then, I was signed for the film Premikulu directed by Jaya. Before my ...
Because I started as a singer, and acting happened much later. And, I've not done lead roles either! I've sung nearly 5,000 songs, but acted in only 85 films.What do you want people to call you — a singer or an ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Ore Iravu (1951)
K. R. Ramasami, A. Nageswara Rao, T. K. Shanmugham, B. S. Saroja, Lalitha, T. S. Durairaj, T. S. Balaiah, and T. P. Muthulakshmi
A fter becoming choosy about his assignments (he had no release this year), Saif Ali Khan is going out of his way to reconnect with his favourite filmmakers who meanwhile have moved on to other heroes. Sriram Raghavan, who directed Ek Hasina ...
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