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Camaraderie at Cannes
It was a `historic' press meet at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The nine-member Jury, led by U.S. director Quentin Tarantino, spoke about their 10-day cinematic orgy, deliberations and the choices they had made. LEKHA J. SHANKAR reports.
On a positive note
"Aayudha Ezhuthu" and its Hindi version, "Yuva," have been getting tremendous response, except in places such as Delhi or Salem. For director Mani Ratnam, it is success on his own terms, writes RANA SIDDIQUI.
Taking time ... but making it
Susi Ganesan, who apprenticed under Mani Ratnam and whose first two releases won acclaim, is now working on his third venture that will star Madhavan. The director in a face-to-face with MALATHI RANGARAJAN ...
NFDC's English venture
"FIVE BY Four," a film in English produced by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and written and directed by Roopa Swaminathan has been selected for being screened in the Panorama Section of the 7th Shanghai Film Festival, which ...
Brimming with optimism
THE SHOOTING of Mass Movie Makers "Sadhurangam" with Srikanth and Sonia Agarwal in the lead was progressing briskly. Director Karu. Pazhaniappan was engrossed in completing as many shots as possible before sunset. He said the film would ...
Wholesome veena recital
TRADITIONAL PHRASINGS, idioms, emphasis on mandra stayi and detailed alapanas earned wholesome praise for S. Srinivasan's veena recital at Sri Tyagaraja Sangita Vidwat Samajam. Dikshitar's classic, "Balagopala" (Bhairavi - a homage to Mannargudi ...
Impressive aural impact
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For a `Beautiful Sunday'
VIRGIN RECORDS (India) Pvt. Ltd. has released a new album, `Beautiful Sunday,' a collection of 21 numbers such as "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep," "Walking Back to Happiness" and "Sugar, Sugar." It also includes the evergreen classic, "Those Were the Days" ...
Bhakti underlined through art
The light-dark hour in which Narasimha ends the life of Hiranyaksha always has its magic and the enactment at this year's Bhagavatamela in Melattur mesmerised the audience, writes
The voices did not reach out
Though visually appealing, Koothu-p-pattarai's production based on `Panchali Sabadam' did not capture the beauty and force of Subramania Bharati's writing. KAUSALYA SANTHANAM reviews...
A dream that led to Devadanam
TAMIL NADU is a land that abounds in temples. For the hundreds that are well known, there are an equal number of temples that lie in total anonymity, despite their erstwhile grandeur. One such is the many-centuries-old Ranganatha temple in ...
Glistening spires of Palitana temples
The temples atop Shetrunjai Hill in Palitana, known for their architectural splendour, are very sacred to the Jains. R. KRISHNAMURTHY pays a visit ...
Similar to Srirangam in many ways
Veda Narayana Perumal at Thottiam, near Namakkal, is seen in a reclining posture and it is believed that He uses the four Vedas to rest His head on, writes R. S. RAGHAVAN.
In precincts serene and green
Chancing to enter the Marundeswarar temple, at Thiruvanmiyur,
Unparalleled queen of gayaki
Malika Pukhraj's music echoed the earthly sounds of melody. She died at Islamabad early this year but her "nazm" recitations and ghazal renditions live on. A tribute by JYOTI NAIR BELLIAPPA ...
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