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Predictable and... surprising
It's Kidman and Crowe at the top of this year's Golden Globe Awards, which salute the tested and the trendy. ANAND PARTHASARATHY looks at the winners... More


Quintessential American hero
HARRISON FORD was the recipient of the 2002 Cecil DeMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field." Over the course of his career, Harrison Ford has become one of the most ... More
Film festival
THE NATIONAL Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and the International Cine Appreciation Forum are jointly organising the NFDC film festival in the city. The festival was inaugurated on January 23, by the Chairperson of the NFDC, Ms. Hemamalini. ... More

Film Review
Music
Music in harmony
ALBA ABCD 164 - Compact disc - Fusion - Twins - Eero Hameenniemi and Karaikudi R. Mani - Price not mentioned. KARAIKKUDI R. MANI, one of the contemporary custodians of classical laya values and also a vidwan with a keen, innovative mind ... More
Impeccable performance
FOR MANY years now, in the winter season, the "happening" time of the year, the cultural life in our metropolitan cities has been additionally enriched by cultural events from abroad particularly from Germany, events sponsored by the German ... More
Frenzied pace
THE PERFORMING style of the violin brothers Ganesh and Kumaresh was powerfully energetic, intensely precise and intuition-driven. God has given them extraordinary communicative skills, to scale musical heights and delve into ocean depths, but ... More
Melodic expanse
TYAGARAJA'S ``MUNDUVENUGA'' in Durbar was sung with feeling and emotion by Nedunuri Krishnamurti in his vocal recording, broadcast on Chennai's A channel on January 20. His Dhanyasi alapana replete with refinement, rakti and dignity was a verdant ... More

Dance
Fine attempt at fusion
THE COMPERE was at great pains to inform the audience on January 15 at Bharat Kalachar that it was a humble attempt at doing something different. In that context such efforts need to be lauded especially when it is so easy to be typecast and ... More
In selfless style
THOSE WHO say contemporary traditional Bharathanatyam is cosmetic and designed for projection of the dancer than the dance must witness Preethi Athreya's dance. There is a touching gentleness in her dance and a completely internalised, totally ... More
Vibrant dancer
THE ANNUAL dance series of Kartik Fine Arts, that concluded recently, Keerti Ramgopal from Bangalore, a disciple of Padmini Ramachandran. Keerti is a vibrant dancer with ample potential to blossom into a refined performer. Hardwork and sincerity ... More

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