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Ideology shackled
The Censor Board has banned or cut Gujarat-related films by Sharma, Patwardhan, Anwar and Pimple. But the unyielding filmmakers opt to fight for justice. With such people around, the future may not be so bleak, says ZIYA US SALAM.
Cinema

Catching Kamal in action
WHEN `KAVITHALAYA' Krishnan excitedly calls you up to speak about his recent experience of watching Kamal Hassan acting out a sentimental sequence for "Vasool Raja MBBS" your immediate thought is, `So, what's new?' Naturally. Stating that ...


Horror is the genre now
"SHOCK" SEEMS to have heralded a shift in genre, from action to horror, because now you have quite a few frightening flicks in the making — the Sneha starrer, "Adhu," "Senthazham Poovae" with Devyani and "Kurukkezhuthu." Of these ...

Film Review


  • "Sound Party"
  • "Taarzan, The Wonder Car"

    Music

    Bhairavi gets precedence
    THE PERFORMANCE of Suguna Purushottaman under the auspices of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in the Gokulashtami series was oriented to focus articulation on her vidwat as could be inferred from her presentation of the alapanas of "Janaki Ramana" in ...
    Mix of clarity and brevity
    Charsur DW — compact disc CDW 088 D - Carnatic classical vocal - Dhrdha Bhakti - Gayatri Venkataraghavan - Rs. 195. GAYATRI VENKATARAGHAVAN, a sensitive talented vocalist has had intense training under several ...
    Enjoyable Hindustani
    DISTINCT, YET similar music from the Agra Rangeela Gharana is not something you normally expect to hear in the vicinity of the Mylapore Tank. Meera Savoor's Hindustani vocal recital sponsored by Aalaap provided one with this northern flavour ...
    Full of aesthetic passion
    FINE VOCAL balance with a range of beautiful Bhairavi sancharas spoke of the good aspects of T. M. Krishna's music heard at the festival conducted recently by the Tyagaraja Festival Committee at Tirupati. The Varali alapana and kriti "Eti Janma" ...

    Dance

    Mohiniyattom workshop
    DASYAM SCHOOL of Mohiniyattom, run by Gopika Varmais engaged in the promotion and propagation of the dance form, by teaching aspiring students. Recently Dasyam held a ten-day workshop, on devising a new set of Nritta Hastas, to be incorporated ...

    Theatre

    Playing for 50 years
    Madras Players is celebrating its golden jubilee with Girish Karnad's ``Nagamandala." ELIZABETH ROY traces the beginnings ...

    Religion

    `Reckon with the hidden factor'
    HIS ITINERARY reads like that of a business magnate. But he is not one. The mammoth audience at his programmes would deceive a bystander into believing that a pop star is performing. Yet he is far removed from that. He is as he describes ...

    Places Of Worship

    Temple with exquisite carvings
    THERE ARE different forms of Sri Dakshinamoorthy (such as Yoga Dakshinamoorthy,' `Veena Dakshinamoorthy,' etc.) but the one installed at Sri Kailasanathar temple, Govindawadi, near Kancheepuram has many factors that differentiate this idol from ...

    Miscellany


  • Tribute to GNB
  • Guru Peyarchi
  • Thematic presentation
  • Samprokshanam
  • Anjaneya festival
  • Sanguthirtha Pushkaram

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