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Yet another comic caper
Rohit Shetty is back with his annual Deepavali outing, a time when trade pundits feel audience lose touch with anything that comes in the bracket of sensible entertainers.Perhaps they are right, for the Chopras and Bhansalis no longer ...
A bumpy, painful ride to the 70s
This one promises a blast but turns out to be whimper. Taking cue from the retro trend, Vipul Shah adapts his Gujarati play and goes Back To The Future all over again! He ropes in Nitin Desai to create a classic 70s vehicle but doesn't ...
Funny in parts
Robert Downey Jr belongs to that select list of actors who could read the apocryphal phonebook and make it sound more compelling than Shakespeare. He always brings something unusual to the roles he plays — even to the flatliner comedy ...
Treatment holds the key
King or Kokki, Lee or Laadam, director Prabhu Solomon's urge to be different even within the ambit of the commercial format has always come to the fore. It happens with Mynaa (U) too. The theme is run-of-the-mill. But treatment, technical ...
Paris at its own pace
This movie works only because of John Travolta's considerable charisma. As long as he is on screen, with his shaven head, rock star jewellery and scarf jauntily wound round his neck continuing conversations from Pulp Fiction through Swordfish ...
Director Vipul Shah talks about his latest Action Replayy, and zeroing in on the cast
The story of a film
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On a high
Pushkar and Gayatri on the making of Va, Quarter Cutting
Coming from illustrious film families, much was expected from Sikander Kher (son of Anupam and Kirron Kher) and Samraat Mukherjee (cousin of Kajol and Rani). But their careers did not take off as expected. Now both the youngsters have got ...
Slice of the city
Sundar C on Nagaram, in which he also plays the lead
With Golmaal 3, Ajay Devgn reveals his wild and wacky side again
Give the ‘Devil' its due?
When five disparate people get trapped in a lift, horrid things happen to them… Are you ready for M. Night Shyamalan's Devil?
1. What is the subject of The Cove, which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Film in 2010?2. Which film is based on the novel ‘Addie Pray' by Joe David Brown?3. Which flick features these lines: “You've got to ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
On a lone mission
Johnny Depp could soon be getting a new celeb property — a wigwam! The Pirates of the Caribbean star is eager to start preparation for his role as Tonto in a Lone Ranger movie by shacking up with some real American Indians. “Johnny ...
Siberia is the most unforgiving environment on the planet but that won't deter Ian from trekking across the wasteland of one of the most isolated regions of the world. On this epic journey, Ian takes a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway, ...
Veteran film and stage artistes battle it out for the Jackpot prize in this episode. The teams comprise Jothilakshmi, Jayalakshmi, Neelu and Krishnaraj on one side and Sakunthala, A.R.S., S.N.Parvathy and V.S. Raghavan on the other. The chirpy ...
New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber's ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. Ryder is the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly armed gang of four, threatens to execute the ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
S. D. Subbulakshmi, G. Pattu Iyer, V. N. Janaki, T. R. Ramachandran, Kali N. Ratnam, T. K. Sampangi, M. R. S. Mani, T. R. B. Rao, M. A. Ganapathi Bhat, V. S. Santhanam Ayyangar, R. Ramanuja Chariar, V. A. S. Mani, ‘Master' Sathasivam, Nagalakshmi and ‘Kumari' Subbulakshmi
His Nadunisi Naaygal and the Hindi remake of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaya may be top priority, but Gautam Vaudev Menon is multi-tasking in a big way. His Photon Kathas Productions (PKP) has been listed on the Alternative Investment Market (London ...
I know why you are asking me this question. I started my career as an announcer on Doordarshan (DD). Then I read the news on DD and Sun TV. Had the small screen not been there, I would have become a singer. Basically, I am a singer and my guru ...
MY FIRST BREAK
My father, ‘Mathampatti' Sivakumar, has produced five films of which Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi and Thainadu became hits. At that time, I was very small and didn't know much about films. Despite having my father in the industry, I ...
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