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The quest continues…
As director Linguswamy completes a decade in cinema, he talks about his star-spangled Vettai and successful tryst with production. T. Krithika Reddy recaps the conversation


Almost goodbye!
A deep sense of anticipation consumes fans that have embarked on the countdown to the cinematic version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Parvathi Nayar writes

A tale that needs to be told
Abhishek Bachchan opens up on Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey and his stubble-less look
Film Review

Action towers -- Vallakottai
The scales tilt in favour of Vallakottai (U) mainly because the film doesn't sag even for a moment. The story opens at high speed, and A. Venkatesh's screenplay and Arjun's action help maintain the tempo till the end. Don't look for logic ...

Tale of two families -- Uththama Puthiran
Very sensibly, director Mithran Jawahar has done away with many of the unwarranted segments found in the Telugu original, Ready. Jawahar's joint family syndrome evident in Yaaradi Nee Mohini, his first hit with Dhanush, gains further strength ...

Stranded in the lift -- Devil
When I was little, I watched a trailer of a movie. I don't know if the movie was ever released. The trailer, which terrified and traumatised me forever, showed people stuck in a lift over the weekend attacking and eating each other up ...

Cut and dried -- Va, Quarter Cutting
The premise is interesting and rather new for Tamil film watchers. That's it. Otherwise the screenplay dithers its way to an insipid finale, by which time you get fidgety. This, despite Shiva and Charan being at the forefront of action! Va, ...

A funny portrait of the times -- The Social Network
Can a movie about a computer programmer be fun? Not just bits of the movie where computers magically boot up in seconds and cool lines of green code scroll gracefully down black screens while scruffy programmers with fingers flying lightly ...


Events

Write and win
Here's your chance to catch the premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1”


Tv Serials

Serials
The reality show ‘Solla Thudikuthu Manasu' that discusses interpersonal problems, will now be aired at 7.30 p.m. instead of 8.30 p.m.Azhagiya Pennae(Zee Tamil, Monday to Friday, 2.30 p.m.)

Telewatch

Series
In this new series, host Charlotte sets out to find out what it's like to live 200ft above the ground in a complex three dimensional world of Borneo where the trees are the tallest and where one slip could be fatal.Using modern ...

Movies
If you somehow had the chance, would you live your life over? 30-something Mike O'Donnell would. Then one mysteriously magical moment, Mike gets his chance. He's suddenly back at Hayden High where he's the star of the basketball team, a total ...


Cinema


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Highs and lows
Taylor Swift has vowed to keep singing about her highs and lows with men. But the country pop megastar says she will never kiss and tell about any of her lovers. “I have this interesting contradiction in my personality — I write ...

Dead set on zombie role
Hollywood beauty Megan Fox's next performance could be rotten — literally! The Transformers star is mulling over an offer to star in a horror love story in which she plays a heartbroken zombie trying to find her lover. “It's an ...

Open to bargains
Come awards season, Naomi Watts could easily turn up on the red carpet in someone else's cast offs rather than a designer dress. The King Kong star says she has a passion for second hand shops and thrift stores and is open to sporting a few ...

For my kids' sake
Brad Pitt may have a fan base of millions, but his six offspring are not among them it seems. “I'm no superhero to my kids,” says Brad, who voices a superhero in animated movie Megamind. “That's why I wanted to do this movie ...

Winning role with director's cut
James Franco's haircut almost lost him his starring role in hot new movie 127 Hours. The Oscar-tipped real-life survival story of mountain climber Aron Ralston was almost denied to Spider-Man star James when director Danny Boyle struggled to ...


Columns


BLAST FROM THE PAST
Vidyapathi 1946
T. R. Ramachandran, K. Thavamani Devi, Trichur Premavathi, M. N. Nambiar, D. Balasubramaniam, M. R. Swaminathan, T. N. Sivathanu, MSS. Bhagyam, T. G. Kamala Devi, C. K. Saraswathi, R. Malathi and M. M. Radha Bai

Cine Quiz
1. Which film had the tagline: “Being the adventures of a young man ... who couldn't resist pretty girls ... or a bit of the old ultra-violence ... went to jail, was re-conditioned ... and came out a different young man ... or was ...

Grill Mill
When I started years ago, I did not bother much about honing my acting skills. My first film was Vazhaiyadi Vazhai, directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan. It was a success. But, unfortunately, I did not have anyone to guide me in the field. So I ...

My First Break -- Vishnu
After spending almost 10 years playing cricket for the State, South zone and the Rest of India, I had to take the most difficult decision of my life — to think of a different career since an injury made me unfit for the game. That was ...


MUMBAI EXPRESS
Concerned about kids
After impressing adults with his Golmaal 3, Ajay Devgn is targeting both grown-ups and kids with his forthcoming flick, the animated Toonpur Ka Superhero. But having discovered his magic box office formula — comedy — Ajay doesn't ...


ITSY-BITSY
Star power
Venkat Prabhu's Mankatha is a true-blue multi-starrer. In the acting department, the main leads Ajith Kumar and Trisha are ably complemented by Telugu stars Nagarjuna and Vaibhav Reddy along with Lakshmi Rai, Ganesh Venkatraman and Premgi ...


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