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Horror is the current flavour
In the best of moods, always
Satyaraj is a busy actor on the commercial circuit. But he has other plans too.
Striking a winning chord
Music composer Vidyasagar is on cloud nine what with ``Chandramukhi," marching towards silver jubilee.
In The City
Gory and jaded version
Steven Spielberg's latest "War of the Worlds" is the most disappointing in his entire repertoire. Even among his science fiction films, such as "E.T: The Extra Terrestrial," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Jurassic Park," "War of the ...
Crass treatment of a serious issue
Quoting the President in the titles or displaying the Mahatma's biography in the climax can in no way sanctify the grossness that inundates Studio Lights' `Alaiyadikkudhu' (A). A rape victim going around killing those who indulge in the ...
Entry through Malayalam
K. T. Kunjumon, whose films secured immense popularity for its heroes, heroines and technicians, a decade or so ago, seemed to have lost the magic touch when it came to his son. He tried to launch his son Ebi in a big way with `Koteeswaran,' ...
Jeevan's debut film, `University,' did not do much for him career wise, but the negative role in `Khaakha Khaakha' catapulted him to fame -- his long locks making a tremendous impression. But to Jeevan enough was enough. He did not want to ...
Vinayan's recent Malayalam fantasy that had more than 300 dwarfs acting in the film, made quite an impact. The Tamil version, `Arpudha Theevu,' will include Manivannan, Vaiyapuri and Karunas. Many of the scenes are being re-shot with Tamil ...
A look at the credits
`Aayul Raegai' is a story that deals with the bestiality in man. Thennavan, a character actor of the big and small screen plays the lead. B. Kannan's camera, Vikaram Dharma's stunts, Anil Pembrikar's makeup and Madhan's screenplay and dialogue ...
Mixed innings from Varma's bat
Sarkar has Ram Gopal Varma play an innings that reminds you of Virender Sehwag. This recklessly yet solidly compiled century has him despatching the ball beyond the boundary at least a dozen times. But, `Sarkar' also has an equal number of loose ...
Tiring guessing game
Storyline: Life gets a tad uncomfortable for Nikhil who's lost his memory. He can't remember if he loves his wife or whether she was trying to kill him.
Bottomline: Too many twists A car driving off a cliff is a pretty dramatic way to begin. ...
Frolicking on the beach
The sea shore forms an important part of `Adhu Oru Kanakkalam.'
For over four decades Raadhu has been scripting and directing plays that have withstood the test of time.
Bhairavi, symbol of Shakti
Violin maestro Kunnakudi Vaidhyanathan chose Bhairavi to commemorate a special moment in his life and career.
Voice facilitates free expression of ragas
The performance of T. M. Krishna had an imperious aura built on the control of commanding voice directed to full spontaneity of free expression. The occasion was the celebration of Muthiah Bhagavathar Day under the joint auspices of Narada Gana ...
The poet Oothukadu Venkatasubbaier, has carved a special niche for himself in the genre of devotional hymns. His songs have a unique, lilting quality as they are woven with beautiful lyrics, swaras and also often with `jatis.' The devotional ...
The accent was on sahitya
Sikkil C. Gurucharan proved his mettle at the concert for Alapana, Coimbatore.
A lovable adventure
Little Mouk, presented by Landing Stage, endeared itself to the audience, especially kids.
Swept off its feet, literally
Capitals were lost and rivers buried as giant waves hit the coast of ancient Tamil land.
Shaped like an elephant
The vimanas of temples take different shapes.
Piece of electricity that stirred Steinbeck
He had a memorable celluloid career lasting nearly half century. Henry Fonda is remembered on his birth centenary.
108 Divya Desams
Visit new places of worship every week. Directed by T. Premras, R. V. S. Krishna is producing this programme under the guidance of V. Chiranjeevi and V. Chinmayi. ...
Stay tuned to make sluggish Sunday more exciting as Vijay TV offers an array of special programmes. "Hello Friend" at 10 a.m. will feature a game show with lyricist Pa. Vijay as the judge and five contestants who will ...
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