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Friday, May 24, 2002
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The magic web
WHEN SONY Pictures, first announced last year that its studio, Columbia, had begun casting for "Spider-Man", rumours flew about the stars being considered for the title role. Was Leonardo DiCaprio of "Titanic" fame being considered? Had Ewan ...
Moments to cherish
A COMPILATION of the poetic works of our Prime Minister is being shot as an album. The pleasant surprise is that Keerthana, who made a mark in Mani Ratnam's "Kannathil Muththamittal", appears in it as a young girl selling flags to the PM himself. ...
Good with many loose ends
``IN THE Bedroom" is not a great film. But it is still one of a kind this year because it is, refreshingly, about ordinary people in a movie season crowded with geniuses, hobbits, wizards, and showgirls. The critics, of course, knew that ``In the ...
Wholesome in treatment
After winning wide international acclaim with his very first film, "Saroja," Sri Lankan filmmaker, Somaratne Dissanayake, is ready with "Chinna Devadhai", a poignant story set in the strife-ridden island of the 1980s.
TRADITION IN Carnatic music rests on the contemplative absorption of ragas and kirtanas. And sophistry in instrumental recitals is not necessarily the hallmark of good music. These two aspects were well brought out in the veena duet of Padmavathy ...
Musical genius of Paramacharya
THE SAGE of Kanchi, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati, was known for his masterly knowledge of music, as well as of many other subjects. He was known too for his love for listening to good music, and for his solicitude for musicians. The Veda Pata ...
A SWEET voice and a pleasant way of rendering sahityam plus a fair laya control account for Unnikrishnan's popularity and a full house present at Hamsadhwani repeatedly cheered him. V. V. S. Murari's violin support was wholesome. B. ...
A VERY enjoyable and outstanding programme on Sadasiva Brahmendra in the context of his Jayanthi was broadcast (a repeat of the programme recorded nearly two and a half decades ago) on the FM I Channel of Chennai on May 21. Sadasiva Brahmendra ...
A veteran honoured
GOING BY the invite the list of speakers that evening was impressive. The stature of the person in whose honour the function had been organised was imposing. So you felt you had to be at the venue on time, as there would be a huge crowd. Imagine ...
B. RAJAM Iyer is a musician of many parts scholar, concert artiste and musicologist. Born in 1922, he had the good fortune, when he was only 15 years old, to be accepted as a disciple by the legendary Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar in 1937. ...
Legend of Tirupati lucidly told
Aditya Multimedia Creations Pvt. Ltd. - CD-ROM The legend of Tirupati - price not mentioned. THE LEGEND of Tirupati and the descent of Lord Venkateswara to reside at the Seven Hills have been told in clear-cut fashion with ...
THE AMBATTUR Visakaa Irai Isai Peravai, (a cultural organisation dedicated to the memory of Arutkavi Sadhu Ram Swamiji), No.9, Prakasamgaru Street, Vijayalakshmipuram, Ambattur, (Phone: 657 1542), has organised a two-day music festival, in ...
A dedicated dancer, Urmila Satyanarayanan has not allowed success to go to her head, as CHITRA MAHESH finds out.
A CRAFTS exhibition-cum-sale' organised by the Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan, a unit of KVIC, Government of India, is currently attracting large crowds at Sri Sankara Hall, TTK Road, Alwarpet. Mainly aimed at the middle range shopper, the exhibition ...
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