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Bollywood's favourite filmmaker
The box office success of "Khakhee," that also has won critical acclaim, has firmly established Rajkumar Santoshi as Bollywood's most sought after director. V. GANGADHAR learns that Santoshi's passion for cinema has not waned.
Cinema

The Christ saga on celluloid
Controversy has been dogging Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ." It raised hackles and built up enthusiasm. Despite the avalanche of protests, advance booking for the film was unprecedented in America, says RANDOR GUY.

Film Review


  • "Kangalal Kaidhu Sei"
  • "Autograph"
  • "The Haunted Mansion"

    On Location

    A Tamil remake
    A CIRCUS tent at the location was puzzling. Was it another "Apoorva Sagodarargal" ? ``Not quite,'' said director S. Ramu.Uvashree Creations' "Meesai Madhavan" is a Tamil remake of the Malayalam film, "Kabulivala". Two rag pickers, enacted by ...

    Music

    Thin and diluted
    AN IMPRESSION has been created that thinning the voice, almost to a fade-out, particularly in the top shadja and above contributes to mellowness. This practice is mainly to be noticed among women artistes. Does it mean that open-throatedness and ...
    More force than finesse
    SIRKAZHI SIVACHIDAMBARAM had drawn an interesting programme of Tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit compositions for his concert at Hamsadhwani. And as usual he sang with fervour the Tamil vrittams of saints and seers which preceded every kriti. In ...
    Mother on the Mother
    Hindustan Record Popular, 2 cassettes-3722-C-571 and 3722-C-572-Sri Aurobindo's `The Mother'-Read by the Mother of Pondicherry-Price Rs.80. THE MOTHER of Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, was a God realised soul who was born in Paris, ...

    Dance

    Youth impress with zeal
    Maha Sivaratri at Chidambaram is something special with the dancers paying homage to Nataraja. NANDINI RAMANI writes...

    Theatre

    A slice of the epic
    The tragic tale of Aravan offers theatre immense scope for interpretation. KAUSALYA SANTHANAM writes on the attempt by Moondram Arangam.

    Arts & Crafts

    Compelling craft items
    WHILE LEPAKSHI'S heritage collection exhibition (currently on at Best Seller Hall, 43/1, Besant Avenue Road, Adyar) mirrors the varied craft skills of Andhra Pradesh, the Rajasthan exhibition at Sri Sankara Hall, TTK Road, showcases handcrafted ...

    Festivals

    The Mahamaham — in retrospect
    Mahamaham, the holy event that happens once in 12 years, is round the corner. N. VANCHINATHAN looks back in this nostalgic piece.

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  • Charity concert
  • Paduka Peetam
  • Karappankadu festival
  • Mass chanting
  • Maharudra yagnam
  • Radha Kalyanam
  • Showcasing young talent
  • Aradhana
  • TinTin on DD
  • Documentary on Tyagaraja

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  • Raja Rajeshwari
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