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Waiting for Mr. Bachchan
In the City
Akkarai Sisters (violin); 2.30 p.m.: K. Dharini; 4 p.m.: Sumathi Krishnan; 6.30 p.m.: T. M. Krishna.
The Telugu hit `Bhadram' is being remade in Tamil as `Saravana.' After `Manmadhan,' Simbhu and Jyotika team up once again for the film. Simbhu's films take time, while director K. S. Ravikumar is known to complete projects ahead of schedule. The ...
Tale with twists
"Kadalikka Neeramillai" became a trendsetter in those decades. After acting in some 100 films, Ravichandran has now taken up the megaphone and shows flair too. His son Hamsavardhan is the hero of ``Mandhiran" and he has not disappointed his ...
Crossing the reel to real
He is not a flawless man. Nor are his films a work of genius they depict the reckless passion, the overweening honesty of the man, not the brilliance of the irresistibly talented. He can also be angry to the point of irradiation. But he ...
The humour is juvenile
This problem child trying to live off the glory of elastiface Jim Carrey's hit, "The Mask" has it all wrong. In the first place, Jamie King doesn't even come close to the uber-caffeinated entertainment Carrey gave us as the green-faced, crazy ...
The sentiment stirs
This time too it is a multi-pronged effort from Cheran, and the writer-director-actor scores in all areas. You see the capable technician mature into a performer of merit in Srishti's `Thavamaai Thavamirundhu' (U). A maker's flick that follows ...
This comedy fails to click
Bottomline: The movie's like a busy junction with characters and their subplots meandering through. Sujoy Ghosh has a penchant for stories with several threads, as he showed us in "Jhankaar Beats." His "Home Delivery" is a busy little tale ...
Travails of a journalist
Coming from the director of `Parthiban Kanavu,' `Chadurangam,' is bound to raise expectations.
Simplicity was her hallmark
Perfectionist to the core, M.S. was meticulous right from concert preparation to the way she draped her sari.
Voicing a prayer
Two special concerts were organised for a noble cause at Coimbatore recently.
Agility meets imagination
The sitar and the mandolin overcame tonal variations in a melodious union.
The sitar and tabla blended with the mridangam and kanjira at Nani Palkhiwala Hall, Coimbatore.
Rich traditional fare
The chaste alapana of Madyamavati was the hallmark of the concert of Ranjani and Gayatri.
Purity vs. popularity
It was flamboyance that dominated T. M. Krishna's recital.
Impeccable laya control
With her sensitive interpretation, E. Gayathri captivated the audience.
No more in the background
`Paadaadha Paattellaam' presented scintillating film songs of yesteryear.
Picture of diligence
Mathura Viswanathan's determination to excel was evident both in her approach and dance.
Moving beyond mere excellence
Priyadarsini Govind's constant search for fresh perspectives within gives her artistry depth and uniqueness.
Icons from the epic gallery
Pritham Chakravarthy and Palani brought alive the agony of Dushala and Dushasana at The Park's The Other Festival.
Did Bhagavan sleep?
As Ramana Maharishi's 126th jayanti is being celebrated, M. R. Venkatraman, who grew up at Ramanashram, shares his experience.
Short notes on the Goa festival
Snippets from the recently concluded IFFI in Panjim
Honour for musician
Flute maestro N. Ramani was conferred the title, `Nadhadweepa Kalanidhi' in Tiruchi recently.
The serial which is being aired on weekdays from November 28, deals with the story of four sisters, the problems they face in their life and how they solve them. The cast include Jeeva, Vandhana, Supriya, Srividhya, Abhishekand others. The ...
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