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A film from the heart
A tall tale ... literally
FOR SATYARAJ it is a season of success. Forget the odd film that fails to make it generally the actor is having a good spell. Satire and suspense thrillers are genres that suit him well, and the astute leading man makes the most of them. ...
Indian short film in Oscar race
Ashvin Kumar's "Little Terrorist" has made it, where "Shwaas" failed, to the Oscars' nominations list, but in the Short Film category. Shot on a shoe-string budget and in five days, it has won prizes at several international festivals, says LEKHA J . SHANKAR.
Be warned that Pakistani director Sabiha Sumar's ``Khamosh Pani" (Silent Waters) could be a little disturbing ride down memory lane. Publicists proclaim that the film is the winner of 14 International awards. That for starters, should give you ...
WHEN ANYONE thinks of the Page 3 of a newspaper, that too a popular one, there is a certain impression that persists of popular people, happening stars, the wannabes, the stylish and the rich! But behind the glamour and glitter are many ...
Kisna The Warrior Poet
MAGNIFICENT VISUALS, vast expanses of dramatic landscapes and a built-in sense of romance, gives "Kisna ... " a feel of the "Last Samurai," "Cold Mountain" and "The Last Emperor" genre. When the conceptualisation and visualisation have been ...
Film for Valentine's Day
WHEN ONE entered the shooting spot at hotel Oceanic, a landmark in Santhome, it was Rohan, the hero doing a one-man show bashing up the baddies. Director Murali Krishna with the help of the stunt master `Thalapathi' Dinesh was shooting the fight ...
A maker waits with fingers crossed
Filmmaker Jayabharathy is getting ready with his next project and his never-say-die attitude ought to take him places, writes
Delight of twin legacy
IT IS not very often that audiences are as eager at the close of a kutcheri. This was one such special moment for young M. R. Subramaniam who obliged the rare gathering of Hamsadhwani's rasikas with many evergreen devotional songs. Nor does one ...
Garnering a little from the sea of music
"WHAT WAS the first kriti composed by Tyagaraja? Which episode of the Ramayana did Tyagaraja touch upon in his composition "Srirama Padama" in raga Amrita Vahini?" The Multimedia Quiz at the four-day Tyagaraja Aradhana celebrations organised by ...
Good control over laya
ANUJAN AND Ashwin from Mumbai, gave an elaborate vocal recital under the auspices of Rama Gana Sabha on the occasion of its first anniversary celebrations at Ramar temple in Ramnagar, Coimbatore. They exhibited their talent at their maiden ...
Homage to Tyagaraja
RENDERING OF Sri Thyagaraja's kirtanas is not the same as experiencing the subtleties and depth. The kutcheri by Madurai G. S. Mani at the Mylapore Fine Arts Club's Thyagaraja aradhana day was devoid of any inspirational traits, though he sang ...
Eleven gems of the saint-poet
Inreco IP 5103 Compact Disc - Carnatic Classical - Tyagaraja Hrudayam - Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan Rs. 200. "THYAGARAJA HRUDAYAM," released by INRECO, comprises 11 songs of Tyagaraja sung by Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan with ...
Resonant voice of Haridas Giri
Meditation in Krutha Yuga, Penance in Tretha Yuga, Archana in Dwapara Yuga and the chanting of the divine names of Gods in the Kali Yuga are the royal paths that lead to salvation and a state of beatitude. The quality of the devotional hymns ...
Props and performers share centrestage
Not an easy concept to translate, "Platform" stood out for excellent histrionics and beautiful sets, says ELIZABETH ROY.
In typical Pallava style
The pillars of the Venkatesa Perumal temple, Tirumukkudal, bear exquisite bas-relief sculptures. The inscriptions speak of endowments and gifts made to the temple during the Chola reign, writes CHITHRA MADHAVAN.
An architectural marvel at Keluvathur
THE SHORE temple of Mahabalipuram built by Rajasimha Pallava during the eighth century A.D. is an architectural marvel of Tamil Nadu. The contribution of the Pallavas to the field of temple art is noteworthy. In the initial stages, the Pallavas ...
Saint who underlined the power of Namasiddhanta
Every significant event that happened in the life of Narayana Tirtha was ordained by Lord Krishna, says
Stars glitter at awards function
The Madhavapeddi Awards, instituted in the memory of Madhavapeddi Satyam, were given away at a function held at Vani Mahal, Chennai, recently. A report.
This is the next production from the house of Radaan Media Works (I) Ltd. The serial revolves round the protagonist, Selvi, who struggles to strike a balance between her personal life and that of her brothers and sisters. Born in an affluent ...
This new women-oriented programme is being aired under the main segment, "Iniya Illam." A Jaya TV production, this segment is directed by Velmurugan.
Jaya TV in association with Asian Paints has planned to treat the viewers with a fabulous air trip to Chennai from Madurai. Thirty lucky winners will be selected by the Channel out of those who participated in various competitions held by the ...
This talk show pivots on various problems faced by women. Anchored by Suhasini, the programme aired its 100th show last week. The forthcoming episodes will bear a fresh look. ...
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