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In nuance lies his strength
There are almost as many differences between Shyamalan and Spielberg as there are similarities. The maker of ``Signs" is actually more Hitchcockian, says UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA.
Drama
Room for interpretation
Kandor, an offering from the Malta theatre troupe, was interspersed with abstract compositions and physicality, which came through as acrobatic bouts, writes ELIZABETH ROY.

Cinema
Stories sculpted out of unfulfilled desires
'`I work with situations from real life. Once I feel strongly about something, I have to put it in a movie."


BC should strengthen celluloid link
THE LINK between the British Council and cinema has been strong in India. At least, it was till a few years ago. There may not be any particular reason why the Council has been, of late, according a lower priority to this visually enchanting ...
Romance on campus
THE LOCATION was the grounds of the YMCA College of Physical Education. The unit of G. J. Combines's ``April Madhathil'' was busy shooting. Students, who had gathered in groups, were happy to get the autograph of the leading lady and the hero. ...
About "Jai"
IT WILL be another mega "J" for Prashanth after "Jeans". This time it is a home production under the banner of Lakshmi Shanthi Movies and will be called "Jai", indicating a sentimental step towards victory. For the first time the real life father ...

Film Review


Personality
Blend of wisdom, courage and benevolence
The 107th Tirunakshatram of the 44th Jeeyar of Ahobila Math will be celebrated on September 9. R. VARADARAJAN pays homage.

Music
Pictures of rare charm
A MUSIC performance is good or bad according to whether it is addressed to its inherent aesthetics or diluted by the influence of ephemeral factors. Dedication to the former automatically ensures pleasing the audience, whatever the style an ...
IFA festival
THE 70TH South Indian Music Conference and Festival organised by The Indian Fine Arts Society, will be held from December 18, 2002 to January 3, 2003, at the Bala Mandir German Hall, Thyagaraya nagar, Chennai. K. J. Yesudas will preside over ...
Music classes
SRI CHANDRA- SEKHARENDRA Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya has organised classes for devotional music , on Fridays and Sundays, at the Regional Office, No. 98/99, Luz Church Road, Mylapore. For details, ring up ...
Wholesome entertainment
WHETHER IT was Ananda Bhairavi, Saramati, Kamatch or Todi the lines were clearly drawn and the raga swaroopa delineated in full and identifiable manner by veteran violinist V. V. Subramaniam at the Papa Venkataramiah birth centenary ...
Devotional songs aplenty
Sri Venkateswara Suprabatham — Sanskrit Devotional: Vangala Kasinatha Sarma and Nishtala Surya Prakash Rao, SEA Records, SD SAD 6C4003, Price: Not mentioned. THE ALBUM `Sri Venkateswara Suprabatham', rendered by Vangala Kasinatha ...

Dance
Melange of emotions
SANTA RASA, which brings to the individual spiritual peace is considered the ultimate goal of all our art-forms, especially so, for Bharatanatyam, as it is the basic undercurrent of this glorious art. It requires great skill to focus on this mood ...
Lessons from the stalwarts
SRI SANKARA Senior Secondary School, Adyar, had visitors of a different kind this past fortnight — cultural ambassadors with a mission. Deepti Omchery Bhalla and Shovana Narayan, dancers from Delhi, were in Chennai on the first leg of their ...

Arts & Crafts
Home-made, handcrafted
WOMEN , working from their homes individually and in small units, manufacturing eco-friendly and environmentally sound products is the focus of `Shree's Margin Free Sale', which opens today at CP Art Centre, (Mini Hall) No. 1 Eldhams Road, ...

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