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Lifting the veil on unusual themes
One long adventure with art
Padma Sri: another feather to Shobana's colourful cap.
Animal Planet has introduced a time-band strategy a dedicated programming slot for viewership in India for four well-defined bands. It has also introduced an India-centric one-hour weekly slot called Indian ...
IN THE CITY
Sowmya Thilak (Bharatanatyam); 7.15 p.m.: T. Pooja and T. Prarthana (Kathak).
Uma Nambhudripad (Bharatanatyam); 7.15 p.m.: Bharghavi Gopalan.
Focus shifts to human values
The Oscar nominations reflect a bias towards films that deal with human relationships.
`Vaettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, ' which eventually found a producer in Manickam Narayanan and his Seventh Channel, is progressing at a rapid pace. Productions running into rough weather are not new to director Gautam, but the positive aspect is he ...
Shooting for Sarath Kumar's 100th film, `Thalaimagan,' produced by Radhika's Radaan is in progress. It will be a debut venture for its director R. D. Balaji and composer Paul J. Three songs have been recorded, and the first schedule at Hubli has ...
An imposing array of technicians comes together for `Jillunu Oru Kadhal' that has Surya, Jyotika and Bhumika playing significant roles. A. R. Rahman is the composer, R. D. Rajasekar is the cameraman and Rajeevan handles the art. "The apartment ...
The action packed story of a young man from the village and his experiences in the city is what `Kokki' is all about. Karan plays hero for the first time and if it clicks we should see him more often on screen. Prabhu Solomon, who made `King,' is ...
Both dream and nightmare
Cast: Aamir Khan, Alice Patten, Siddharth, Kunal Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan, Madhavan
Storyline: A British filmmaker who comes to India to make a film on young revolutionaries of yore finds a carefree, indifferent ...
With accent on a brave breed
Storyline: A fearless stuntman in cinema loses concentration once he falls in love.
Bottomline: A different approach to action. It's heartening to note Jeeva selecting roles with care these days, after his success stint with `Raam.' He joins ...
Rising above challenges
Musician Gayatri Sankaran's career has been a saga of grit and determination.
High in aesthetics
It was variety fare for music lovers at Sri Thyagabrahma Gaananjali, Coimbatore, recently.
Fragrance of ragas
Both Krishna and Unnikrishnan delighted the Tirupur audience at `Isai Amudham.'
Tyagaraja aradhana on campus
Rendering of Pancharatna kirtanas marked the Tyagaraja aradhana observed by students.
`Rasa' in Trinity's music
At Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Pongal Festival, Radha Bhaskar explained the features of the Trinity's compositions.
The Lalgudi odyssey continues
History repeated itself as three generations of the Lalgudi School performed at the 50th art festival of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha.
Melody, clarity, harmony
Tatvaloka organised a group-singing programme recently.
Kirtanas of dignity and grace
Senior artistes gave credence to the greatness of the pancharatnas by rendering them as goshti ghanam.
Steeped in divinity
M. S. Subbulakshmi, the uncrowned empress of Carnatic music, whose magnetic presence in the sphere for more than seven decades, was unparalleled. An artiste consumed by a fierce passion for quality presentations, she earned the reputation of ...
Rich in content
The students of Lasya Nrityalayam presented `Nritya Mahotsavam' in Tiruchi recently.
Skilful and artistic
In a series of Bharatanatyam programmes organised to promote young talent by R. R. Sabha, Tiruchi, the senior students of Salangai Academy of Classical Arts, Tiruchi, gave a delightful performance. The trio G. Sobitha, B. S. Janani ...
Poignant images of mother's sentiments
Sensitive emotions and sparkling footwork marked the presentations at Bharat Kalachar.
Churches tell historical tales
The churches in Kanyakumari district bear testimony to the influence and spread of Christianity in the region from the early ages.
Master cuts of editing greats
The recent edition of `Lights On' included an interesting face-to-face with film editors B. Lenin and Bina Paul.
The comedy serial `Krishna Cottage,' will be airing the 350th episode on Jaya TV on February 6 at 9.30 p.m.
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