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This Potter is darker, scarier
Harry Potter stumbles on a secret at his school, and his escapade fantasy has the usual Rowling bonanza, which helmer Columbus portrays faithfully in his latest celluloid work. But somewhere the laughs and thrills lack the kind of stimulation to get us on a real high, writes GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN.
Cinema
Grievance of a book lover
MOVIES KEEP taking from books but don't always return the favour. (I'm not being fair to cinema I know, but April being World Book Month, I'm going to side with books.) My quibble as a book lover who also happens to be a movie lover is this: why ...

Film Review

  • "Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets"
  • "Analyze That"
  • "Punnagai Poovae"

    Personality
    Forever on an exploring track
    Acting is only one of Shobana's many talents. SUDHA UMASHANKER in conversation with the artiste, who has several projects lined up.

    Music
    Perfect Rama Navami concert
    SPIRITUALITY AND sangita are supposed to go together. Even in a Sri Rama Navami concert, the former is hardly to be seen from any musician. One has to be thankful if at least the latter is of good quality. Rarely do we find a musician who ...
    Wholesome devotional experience
    A GURU of 40 years' standing in Chennai, Pt. M. S. Kulkarni, proves the dictum that a musical Gharana invariably grows around the genius of a creative master. Pt. Kulkarni commanded unqualified reverence as a teacher and attracted aspirants, ...
    Feast of fusion music
    SHRADDHA, a reputed group from India, presented to the music lovers of Singapore on April 12, a fine feast of fusion music by some of the outstanding musicians of the day, at the Concert Hall, Esplanade - Theaters on the Bay. A first time ...
    Of rare vintage
    THE CHARISMATIC vidwan of the 20th century, GNB, who was blessed with a magnificent Srikanta, mesmerised and captured the hearts of thousands of rasikas. His concert was relayed on AIR Chennai on April 19. That he was cent per cent a thinking ...
    Prized collection
    GANAMRUTHAM, RELEASED by Geethanjali, features Parvati. The album is tightly packed, comprising ten compositions by various composers, such as Dikshitar, N. S. Chidambaram, Purandaradasa, Tyagaraja, Muthiah Bagavathar, Annamacharya, ...
    Anniversary
    THE 49TH anniversary of The Mylapore Academy will be celebrated on April 29, at 6 p.m., at Venkata Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore. The celebrations will include the 27th anniversary of Dhanvanthiri Vaidyasala, the ...

    Dance
    Fresh approach to Swati Tirunal
    DANCERS THESE days are busy paying tribute to the royal patron of Arts, Maharaja Sri Swati Tirunal. At Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Parvati Ravi Ghantasala, presented a Bharatanatyam recital based on certain well-known pieces of this composer. Parvati ...

    Drama
    An over-ambitious effort
    THOSE KEEN on Shakespeare will be familiar with his name. In 19th century England, the actor, who surpassed himself in enacting tragic Shakespearean roles, became a household name. First introduced as Shylock in the Drury Lane production of ``The ...

    Miscellany

  • Combining religion and social welfare
  • New temple car for Ramanuja
  • Sri Ramana Aradhana

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