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Show of valour
Prashanth is a picture of excitement as he discusses his soon-to-be-released magnum opus Ponnar Shankar with malathi rangarajan
Film Review

Inspired, not impressive - Bhavani
Did Sneha really believe that Bhavani (U) would emerge as another Vyjayanthi IPS that catapulted Vijayashanthi to the top rung as an action heroine? Sad indeed! No doubt, slim, svelte, fiery and action-fit all at once, the bright-eyed beauty ...


Lives in limbo - Hereafter
Matt Damon plays the Clint Eastwood character in Clint Eastwood's Hereafter — the man of few words, the man from nowhere, the man so invisible, so far-removed from convivial society, that he might as well have no name. Why do you need a ...

The non-art of war - Battle: Los Angeles
On a settee at SETI Institute, a scientist is scratching the two-week-old growth on his chin, scanning his computers for signs of Intelligent Life. Someone should tell him that the aliens who routinely visit us are anything but intelligent. ...


Telewatch

Defending the nation
Get to know how much training goes into defending a nation on Discovery Channel this week.‘Gurkhas,' March 13, 9 p.m.: This programme profiles the story of the gurkhas, hill tribesmen from the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, who are ...

MOVIES
George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer star in this story about a man and a woman who fall in love while caring for each other's child over the course of a hectic day.Aquamarine(Movies Now, Tuesday, 3 p.m.)This comedy, ...


AIR SUPPLY
SERIALS
Events that sowed the seeds for revolutions, people who rewrote history and happenings that shook the world will be showcased in this programme. Idhu Eppadi Irruku(Makkal TV, Saturdays, 9.30 p.m.)This comedy programme offers ...

SERIES
This is one of the breathtaking and nerve-racking series. The series features episodes where human beings end up as easy prey for animals, carnivorous and herbivorous.In this episode, watch how a Texan man's visit to an African chimp ...


Cinema


MUMBAI EXPRESS
Tummy tuck
Anil Kapoor has always been ready with a quip. And now, thanks to his seniority, the star feels he can give free rein to his sense of humour.Recently, at a film event, he was being photographed with some other celebrities. Seeing the ...


MUMBAI EXPRESS
Angad, Puja's bhaiya
Miss India Universe Puja Gupta and TV anchor Angad Bedi are making their film debut in the Jackky Bhagnani-starrer F.A.L.T.U. The two have a lot in common. Says Puja: “We are both from Delhi; he's Punjabi and I'm half Punjabi (mom is a ...


MUMBAI EXPRESS
Zayed's ambitions
Zayed Khan has barely begun his production company ‘Born Free', but his ambitions are sky high. He says, “Our company has a truly democratic set-up. No ‘sirs' and ‘madams' for us. Everyone uses first names here and is ...


MUMBAI EXPRESS
Missing from the big screen
Meiyang Chang, who is enjoying a successful innings on the small screen with ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4', remains strangely off the big screen even after Badmaash Company.He says, “I had been getting similar offers. I don't mind ...


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Scared to tread the boards
Robert Pattinson has told how Twilight has ruined his theatre dream. The Brit hunk says he would ideally like to mix movie roles with stage performances in London's West End but the tenacity of Twilight fans has made him think again. “I ...


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Gaga over shoes
Fashion experts are putting the boot in on Lady Gaga for her potential lethal shoe fascination. The Poker Face singer has been stepping out in almost impossibly high and heelless designer shoes which may soon be replicated by High Street ...


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Tyler's dream
Liv Tyler wants to follow Gwyneth Paltrow in showing she can sing as well as act. The Lord of the Rings star says she's on the look out for a musical movie and a chance to use any singing talents she may possess thanks to her father, Aerosmith ...


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Kim finds Kris
Kim Kardashian believes she has finally found a man who can keep up with her. The 30-year-old reality TV star, businesswoman and now singer blames life in the spotlight for the failure of all her relationships up to now. But Kim claims her ...


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Raising hell at the movies?
Charlie Sheen believes his way back into movies could lie with fellow hell-raiser Mel Gibson! The “Two and a Half Men” star is said to be hatching a plan to produce and star in a movie in which he would form a double act with ...

SHOWBITZ
Actor Vikram is delighted. And, why not! He has been chosen for an honorary doctorate to be conferred on him by Universita Popolare Degli Studi Di Milano, Italy, for excellence in fine arts (acting).It is said that the trustee, the ...

CINE QUIP
That's what's nice about directing a film and having it done: There's nothing more I can do about it. It's done. That's it. All I can do is let it go and hope that people are kind to it. Tom ...


Columns

A new chapter
What's keeping actor Dia Mirza busy these days? Well… check it out

The Academy voter and the movie buff
What influences the choice of the Academy voters? Or do they have a mind of their own, asks sudhish kamath

The Eagle has landed
Duncan Kenworthy, who is vacationing in India, on his forthcoming film The Eagle

Double delight
Abhinay Deo is thrilled — he enters tinseltown directing two films in a row


BLAST FROM THE PAST
Kannika 1947
T. E. Varadan, M. S. Sarojini, D. Balasubramaniam, M. R. Santhanalakshmi, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, Kali N. Ratnam, Harini, Hemamalini and Lalitha-Padmini (dance)

Transition time
After playing boy-next-door in scores of films, Bharath is set to play a cool city slicker in his upcoming films

ITSY-BITSY
It is yet another Madurai-based story, but without the attendant violence or typical lingo. “ Kullanari Kootam is about middle-class Madurai youth, and is different from what you've been seeing in Madurai-centric movies so far,” ...

Parmeet's next
Parmeet Sethi's directorial debut, Badmaash Company, was an above average grosser last year. Ask Parmeet if it has opened more doors for him as a filmmaker, and he laughs, “I have already entered the biggest door that is there — ...


Films


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