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Chart Attack
There's more to Harris Jayaraj's music than meets the ear, says t. krithika reddy
Film Review

Grain and pain
For the Tamil filmgoer used to the unassailability of the hero, Nellu's (U/A) climax is quite unexpected. Truth doesn't triumph nor does malice bite the dust as it ought to — in fact, it's the other way round! This clear deviation from ...


Cruising with Kamal
As an actor, he is infallible. As a screenplay writer, his trimming technique proves his acumen. As a singer, he has the potential to give professionals a run for their money. As a lyricist, he has the makings of a master. Not to forget the ...

Celebrating motherhood
Thenmerku Paruvakkaatru, produced by Jotham Media Works, with its mother sentiment makes a mark among films with rural themes. After his maiden outing, Koodal Nagar, director Seenuramasamy returns to tell the story of Veerayi (Saranya) and her ...

Plot holes aplenty
T he movie opens with a mysterious woman reading a letter in a sunny Paris café. The letter tells her to head to the station, catch the 8.22 to Venice and find a man who matches the sender's height and build. She burns the letter and ...

Like a child's scrawl
You know that feeling you get when you see a little boy sticking his tongue out and drawing hideous shapes and figures without a care in the world. Now in his head, the kid thinks he's an artist. So what do you do? Tell the kid he will never ...

Farce far from Farah's best
1. Farce: It's never easy to make a farce, let alone make a farce that a mass audience will gladly lap up. Why not? Well, name one farce that you actually remember that was made in India. Ok, now that you have barely found one or two after ...


People

Puthran shows promise
Jayabharathy gets candid about his career and his forthcoming film Puthran


Television

Down memory lane
TV The band Coldplay shares its experiences about its rise to stardom on TLC tonight


Telewatch

Rasikka Rusikka
Dishes unique to different parts of Tamil Nadu are prepared by homemakers and featured on the show. ‘Rasikka Rusikka' has a variety of segments, including Soup and Juice, Amma Samaiyal, Snack Time and Veetukku Veedu.Dr. Subha Ravi ...


MOVIES
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Connor Mead is the kind of guy who dumps three girlfriends. At the same time. By teleconference. So when he attends his brother's wedding he has a single goal: score with the only bridesmaid he somehow missed. But the ghost of his departed ...


SERIES
Ultimate Cake Off
The greatest cake artists in the world go head to head in competition to build the ultimate cake.Each week, three renowned cake decorators lead their teams to build cakes over five feet tall, and weighing hundreds of pounds.In ...


Cinema

Of wit and humour
K. Bhagyaraj talks to K. Jeshi about his films, son Shantanu and more

Take Two
Vidya Balan tells sangeetha devi dundoo what it takes to portray two real-life characters, Jessica Lall's sister Sabrina and late actor Silk Smita


MUMBAI EXPRESS
Ice Queen
Mumbai is facing one of the most severe winters in many years. But the petite Rani Mukherjee is made of sterner stuff.At a recent shoot, while everyone around her shivered in an air-conditioned studio, Rani stood without any warm ...

Comic detour
Action star Ajay Devgn whose recent comic avatar has gone down well with the audience is all geared up for yet another laugh riot, Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Jolie good for walk up the aisle
Angelina Jolie has fuelled wedding rumours by confirming partner Brad Pitt very much fits her ideal of the perfect man. The Tourist star says at 35 she's finally hit upon the formula for long and lasting love. “You have to have the same ...

Reese recalls her date hate
Reese Witherspoon never forgets when it comes to men. The sexy star says starring in date movie, How Do You Know?, reminded her of her own worst date. “I remember one guy corrected my grammar on a first date,” says Oscar winner ...

Amy delighted
Amy Adams has told of her delight at finally landing a role with Batman after just missing out on being his sidekick. The Enchanted star says her role in acclaimed new movie The Fighter has helped make up for her fleeting adventure with Batman ...

Sam gambles on a thumbs-up
Avatar star Sam Worthington is hoping not to get thrown to the lions by starring in a sequel to flop movie, Clash of the Titans. The Aussie actor has likened pleasing audiences of the so-called 3D spectacular to a gladiator performing in the ...

Tron goes wrong for Garrett
Tron hunk Garrett Hedlund has told how he almost took out one of the movie's crew with one of his character's hi-tech discs. The Country Strong star says he is relieved he didn't do the unfortunate worker more harm in the mishap during the ...


Columns

Itsy bitsy
When there are two heroes and a heroine, one expects a triangular love story. But, director Manigai makes Vaada Poda Nanbargal different. Hero Nanda ( Pugaipadam ) and new-face Yashika are paired in the film, while Sharran plays the hero's ...

Cine quiz
2. Name the director behind Telugu hits such as Mangamma Gari Manavadu, Muddula Krishnayya and Muddula Mavayya.3. Which globally famous studio is co-producing the multi-lingual Anaganagaa O Dheerudu starring Siddhartha and Shruti ...


MUMBAI EXPRESS
From sari to shirt
Akshay Kumar's look for Tees Maar Khan — floral shirt and colourful vest worn over denims — is as common as the virus this month. It looks put together but the star reveals otherwise: “The floral shirt I wear in the film is ...


BLAST FROM THE PAST
Chogamelar 1942
Kothamangalam Seenu, K. Aranganayaki, M. R. Radha, Kulathu Mani, P. S. Gnanam and T. K. Pushpavalli

Grill mill - G. Srinivasan
I have acted in nearly 150 films. My recent film is Nagaram, produced by Kushboo and directed by Sunder C. My next film is the Hari-directed Vengai starring Dhanush as the hero. Now people want to see me in more films. Acting is my passion and ...

My first break - Susan
I was working with Dell as a trainee after getting a diploma in software engineering in Bangalore. My brother Samuvel was a writer. One day, a producer asked me whether I was interested in doing a programme on Jaya TV. I agreed. Brammah, ...


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