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Call of Duty
Suriya's scrip soars with every film. T. Krithika Reddy talks to the man who has a mission to fulfil in next week's release Raththa Charithram
Film Review

Real road film
It's a revelation that makes you sit bolt upright. You know Mysskin is a maker of quality films. But that he is also a meritorious performer comes as a surprise. Looking every inch the mentally imbalanced grown-up he portrays, Mysskin does a ...


Behind the facade
The protagonist of Mandhira Punnagai (U/A) isn't a person you would like to rub shoulders with. Frank and forthright to a fault, his acid tongue is his weapon. But behind the unwarranted rudeness is a maimed mind. You don't come across such a ...

Dull dose of realism
At its best Kanimozhi, the first movie from UniQ Productions directed by debutant Sripathy Rangasamy, is a genuine attempt at creating realistic cinema that also entertains. But at its worst, it is a dull, boring dose of realism that leaves ...

Lovers Aaj Kal
“What happens when you jump from here,” a thrice-divorced single aunt asks Abhay (Imraan Khan) about the consequence of taking a leap from the top floor of a multi-storeyed building.Eh? Possible death, multiple fractures, ...


Tv Serials

MOVIES
Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg star in the comedy. Getting married to Zooey, an attractive brunette, should make Los Angeles realtor Peter Klaven, the happiest man in the world but as the day approaches he realises he ...


Film Review

Ready for the choo-choo ride?
Action-director Tony Scott and Denzel Washington teaming up for their second train movie doesn't sound like a particularly thrilling idea — surprisingly, however, Unstoppable proves to have all the excitement that was missing in their ...

Race to fame
The life and times of racing horse Secretariat is the stuff of American legend. Not a problem, however, if you've grown up in a different country, unaware of the equine superstar: the film still appeals if you love horses, or avidly read Dick ...


Tv Serials

SERIES
Strap on your helmet and take a deep breath… For, in this episode, viewers will roll coast to coast and experience the most terrifying ride of them all. So, get set for some extreme adventure…Into Alaska with Jeff ...


Telewatch


AIR SUPPLY
SERIALS
Murder, violence against women and children, kidnapping… such crimes can shake the confidence of people. This new programme analyses where such crimes occur, and the reasons behind the increasing crime rate in the ...


Cinema


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Living to the Max
Christina Aguilera insists she and soon-to-be ex-husband Jordan Bratman are still together as devoted parents. The Burlesque star insists her split from Jordan is amicable and that both she and her ex will continue to put their three-year-old ...


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Leo dents Zac's chances
Zac Efron is out of the running for Superman — and it's all down to his Titanic pal. The High School Musical hunk was in line for a new movie version of the Man of Steel until Leonardo DiCaprio stepped in. “Zac has been asking ...


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Singing to acting
Glee beauty Lea Michelle wants to stop singing. The sexy star says her all-singing, all-dancing performances on the hit show “Glee” are starting to wear thin and she is looking to mix things up with some straight acting. “I ...


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Saying it with flowers
Kirsten Dunst was presented with flowers to make up for her treatment at the hands of co-star Ryan Gosling on the set of All Good Things. The Spider-Man star was gifted the bouquet by movie hunk Ryan after he had to act out a fight scene in ...


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Rupert to go where Eagle dared
Emma Watson is pushing her Harry Potter co-star Rupert Grint into a leap of faith — off a ski jump. The movie beauty is encouraging Grint to make a biopic of blundering British Olympic ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards his ...


MUMBAI EXPRESS
Who will win?
Diwali 2010 saw Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn clash at the box office. While Akshay's Action Replayy found few takers for a first watch — forget a replay — Ajay's Golmaal 3 was declared a smash hit.Now, Ajay and Akshay will ...

Tress stress
Ranveer Singh is Yash Raj's latest discovery in Band Baajaa Baaraat. Since it is a Yash Raj film, lavish songs and dances are a given. But during the shoot of one such song-and-dance extravaganza, there was a hitch — Ranveer's silken ...

No more singing
Neha Dhupia has rapped a few lines for Phas Gaye Re Obama but don't expect to see the actor frequenting the recording studios anytime soon.Says Neha: “I don't believe in doing the same thing again. If I rap once, it doesn't mean I ...


Columns


BLAST FROM THE PAST
Udayanan Vasavadatta 1946
G. N. Balasubramaniam, Vasundhara Devi, M. S. Saroja, D. Balasubramaniam, K. Sarangapani, Kali N. Ratnam, C. T. Rajakantham, N. Krishnamurthy, P. S. Veerappan (later Veerappa), T. K. Sampangi, M. V. Mani, Kolathu Mani, T. T. Arasu, V. Nataraja Iyer, K. N. Kamalam, K. N. Rajam and N. Nagasubramaniam

MY FIRST BREAK
I was born and brought up in Theni-Periyakulam. I used to watch at least 400 films a year as I was interested in cinema from a young age. After studying engineering in Bangalore, I came to Chennai. I joined Sundar C. as an assistant director ...

GRILL MILL
That is a million dollar question. I acted in Kalai in Tamil as Silambarasan's grandmother. It was a good role and if similar roles come my way I will surely take them up. These days, we don't get to play powerful, challenging roles on the big ...

Enter and win
The Hindu MetroPlus and Sathyam Cinemas present The Chronicles of Narnia contest. Fox Star Studios India's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is releasing on December 3 in 3D.Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with ...

Cine Quiz
2. Which movie's poster screams ‘After Robot The Rajini, its Surya The Ghajini'?3. Name the celebrated mime artist who had the only spoken dialogue in Mel Brooks' comedy Silent Movie.4. The iconic Shirley Temple has served ...

ITSY-BITSY
Ganesh Venkataraman is just a couple of years old in the industry, and he's already worked alongside heavyweights such as Prakash Raj, Mohan Lal, Kamal Haasan, Sathyaraj, Amitabh Bachchan, and now, Ajith (in Mankatha). The young actor is ...

Second Coming
Suresh radiates a can-do optimism as he renews his lease with filmdom. T. Krithika Reddy has a tete-a-tete with the actor


Films


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