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Return to romance
In the two films he's done so far, Aadhi has proved his spontaneity as an actor. Ayyanar, (U/A) his third, is a reiteration. Suspicion, murder and the aftermath form the fulcrum. At a superficial level, it is a chilling story of sibling ...
Predictably, the dialogue in Virudhagiri (U/A) aims at lionising Vijayakanth the politician. Showering encomiums on the hero at every turn, the first part is the story of an upright police officer, who is also a fearless champion of the ...
Slice of Singapore
Director T. T. Dhavamanni on his debut film Singaiyil Gurushetram which was entirely made in the island country
Ten on ten!
What's Hollywood's top ten films of 2010? parvathi nayar draws her list
Slasher flick arrives
Tamil cinema has adopted almost every genre that it could possibly localise to bring newexperiences to the audience. Even the cowboy western had a revival earlier this year. But, so far, the slasher movies have been left untouched. The ...
God surveys … and strikes
The much-expected Easan (U/A) is here and Sasikumar's yen for on-screen gore comes to the fore yet again. But the intelligence with which he has woven the line makes the accompanying gruesomeness excusable.Not that the genre is anything ...
All spice, no substance
Mirch is four adult jokes tied together as one full-blown film and if it was just that — an anthology of short and snappy tales of infidelity then and now — it might have been a fairly engaging film.But it tries hard to ...
Strictly for Tron fans
Maybe one needs to be a total fanboy to enjoy Tron Legacy because after being gob-smacked by the spectacular visual design and mentally grooving to the super cool soundtrack (Daft Punk), I was bored out of my wits.On the one hand there ...
Neil, the singer
Neil Nitin Mukesh has a rich musical legacy behind him in the form of his father Nitin Mukesh and his legendary grandfather Mukesh. Though Neil has departed from the family tradition and chosen to be an actor, not surprisingly, he often turns ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Russ on the run
Russell Brand has come up with a cunning plan to avoid the nightmare of the makeup chair. The comedian-turned-actor says the experience of his Tempest co-star Djimon Hounsou has made him wary of dramatic transformations in his movies. ...
Ange goes soft
Angelina Jolie admits she jumped at her Tourist role because it meant she could be a real girly girl for once. The Tomb Raider star says acting alongside Johnny Depp was only part of the reason she signed up for the film. "I love that my ...
Justin's just a big kid
Justin Timberlake is nothing but a big kid when it comes to movies. The pop hunk admits he only signed up to voice Boo Boo in the new animated Yogi Bear movie because of his days being glued to the old cartoon as a kid. "I grew up with ...
No bad boys for Glee girl
Glee star Dianna Agron may play a bad girl on the hot show, but in real life it's all good, including her men. The sexy star, currently rumoured to be dating her I Am Number Four co-star Alex Pettyfer, says she could never date a bad boy ...
Wilde way to wedded bliss
Tron: Legacy beauty Olivia Wilde is offering marital advice to her fellow Hollywood celebs. The sexy star has been married to musician/filmmaker Tao Ruspoli, the son of an Italian prince, for seven years without any itch. “My big tip is ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
P. U. Chinnappa, T. R. Rajakumari, Serukalathur Sama, T. S. Balaiah, T. R. Mahalingam, K. K. Perumal, A. Sakunthala, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, Kali N. Ratnam, L. Narayana Rao, S. S. Kokko, C. T. Rajakantham, P. R. Mangalam, P. G. Venkatesan, T. R. B. Rao, M. E. Madhavan, ‘Buffoon' Shanmugham, J. M. G. Sarada and G. Saraswathi
I was more interested in production than acting. As I am not in India permanently, I plan to do it at my own pace.It shouldn't be difficult to produce films, if you have the money.Coming to India and producing a movie is not ...
MY FIRST BREAK
I come from a family of musicians. My uncle is none other than music director Deva. Director A.Venkatesh, who once saw me at my uncle's recording studio, said that I looked like actor Vijay. Though initially I was not very keen on acting in ...
This new show takes viewers on an interesting journey to discover the real taste of food. It explores cuisines of various districts in Tamil Nadu. A little bit of history and recipes of dishes popular in a particular locality will be ...
A successful financial executive has more time for his blackberry than his seven-year-old daughter. When he has a crisis of confidence and his career starts going down the drain, however, he finds the solution to all his problems in his ...
It's a dream-come-true for Bob Marley fans. TLC goes behind the scenes of the life of this musical legend and Jamaica's finest export. Watch his long time girlfriend and Oscar nominated actor Esther Anderson share exclusive home video footage ...
In recent times, many South Indian films, particularly Tamil movies, have been entered in or been invited to film festivals abroad. Thanks to professional sub-titling, these films have entertained foreign audiences, and, many a time, brought ...
1. Nilesh Sahay, who is expected to make his Hindi film debut soon, is the son of which yesteryear actress and the nephew of which popular actor?2. Which TV show's Indian version is Shah Rukh Khan scheduled to host next?3. Name ...
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