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In the race for 40 years
The recent Lights On show, with S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, had the audience mesmerised.
'Straight from heart'
Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara has brought Anupam Kher closer to his own self
Glamour and action aplenty
Cast: Sarat Kumar, Vadivelu, Salim Ghouse, Hanifa, Vincent Asokan, Ilavarasu, Namitha, Laya.
Director: K. Venkatesh Storyline: How a man takes revenge on the gang that killed his father.
Bottomline: Routine, herooriented. The legend of ...
Treatment simply not taut
According to Ann Heim, screenplay writer, while writing the screenplay for a film one should never lose sight of the aesthetics as a whole. Director Thankar Bachan, who has to his credit some good films like "Azhagi" and introduced director ...
Fun and frolic in the garden
Will Karthik's comeback vehicle live up to its name?
Genius many fold
Accomplished vocalist in two styles and ace mridangist T. V. Gopalakrishnan is the recipient of Chembai Puraskaram this year.
With a penchant for virtuosity
The vocalists at the Navarathri Festival of Music, Coimbatore, impressed the listeners with rich classicism.
Veterans emulated in style
The young vocalists lived up to the exacting standards of a kutcheri.
Clear stream of melody
Lakshmi Rangarajan revealed the delights embedded in the compositions.
Of the patterns of percussion
The genre of Sarvalagu in the art of percussion enjoys a special stature due to its gentle, pleasing, uncomplicated patterns that raise the Melaprapthi of a performance to appreciable standards. The swaying, foot-tapping, easy-to-comprehend tala ...
This year the 49th Vinayaka Chathurthi music festival organised by the Nandrudayan Vinayakar temple music Samajam, Tiruchi, got off to a harmonious start with T. V. Sankaranarayanan's vocal recital. TVS started the concert with a song on ...
The light music bonanza organised by the Engineering and Technology Association of Annamalai University at the Kamaraj Memorial Hall recently, opened with M. S. Viswanathan's everlasting signature tune, `Vanakkam Pala Murai Sonnaen,' was followed ...
CDs, cassettes and MP3 sets containing the `108 Divya Desa Yathra Divya Desa Yathra Divyanubhavam' brought out by Madurai-based Sri Gayathri Narayana Sabha were released at a function held at Srirangam recently. The albums contain complete ...
Backed by sound patanthara
Endowed with a rich voice, Tiruchi K. Ramesh rendered time-tested kritis.
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, Balaganamrutham, 1-C, Indrani Ammal Street, Mylapore (Ph: 24992474; 24996272) and Karnataka College of Percussion, Bangalore, will present Monsoon Music Marvel (dedicated to youth), from October 8-14, at ...
Salute to Tamizh
The Natyam Trust's latest production, `Tamizh,' will be premiered at The Music Academy on October 2, 7 p.m. "It is more of a thanksgiving to the Tamil land, that has given us so much," says Madhuvanti Arun, choreographer and director of the show. ...
Vibrant dance show
The Patteeswaram temple, Perur, was the venue of Natyanjali.
Innland Theatre in association with Alliance Francaise is staging 'Harshavardhan' written and directed by Jawaharlal. It has been translated into French by Prof. Leela Nagaraj. The play, which captures the quintessence of Harshavardhan's reign ...
A dream comes true
A black version of the Taj Mahal as visualised by Shah Jahan was created in Agra.
Celebrating the Cauvery
It is festival time as the Cauvery Pushkaram opens on Wednesday.
The 200th day celebration of Sivaji Productions' `Chandramukhi' will be held at the University Centenary Auditorium, Chepauk, on October 1, at 5.30 p.m., to coincide with the 78th birthday of Sivaji Ganesan. Dasari Narayana Rao, Minister, Coal &
The Taj and the mirage
The International Year of The Taj came to an end this week with a three-day glitzy event in Agra.
One hundred and counting...
`Paadhaigal,' has completed its 100th episode and has moved to the top of the TRP ratings.
Over to Meena
Packaging a programme with a popular star at the fulcrum has proved a sure draw on the small screen. The success of `Jackpot' with Kushboo as moderator has inspired Jaya to launch another game show.
This new all-women game show that went on air recently has radio jockey Balaji as the anchor. Five contestants are made to bid for a minimum of 300 points and a maximum the player intends to, before answering a question. One with the least ...
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