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Here comes the Indian superman
In the City
The film from papa's angle
Rakesh Roshan is extremely happy with both the visual effects and DI work for "Krrish." He shares his impressions here. Why Prasad EFX, Chennai, for this mega project? I got in touch with Craig Mumma and Marc Kolbe, special effects ...
Prasad EFX was the scene of action as `Krrish' got ready. What exactly happened there?
Monica to play Sonia
In a film on Sonia Gandhi's life, Monica Bellucci has been chosen to play the leader.
`"Krrish" will be a trendsetter'
Craig Mumma, the man behind the scene, exchanges his views about the film, the technology and much more. Excerpts from the interview: What actually inspired you to accept a project in India? Well, it was a challenge. When Rakesh ...
The genre may be action, but from what you hear, `Aachaarya' is going to be different. You tend to believe it because the debut-making director Ravi has apprenticed under none other than Bala. Based on a true-life story, Ravi is said to have ...
It's buddies, animus and action again - Naalai
Storyline: Two orphans find asylum in a bad man's den and he shapes them into hardcore criminals.
Bottomline: Crime time crisply treated. You have to hand it to writer-director Udhayabanu Maheshwaran. Rarely do you get to witness a short, ...
Monkey business -- Spymate
Storyline: Minkey the chimpanzee and partner Mike join to save his daughter Amelia and the world.
Bottomline: Good action, lopsided drama Looking for `Finding Nemo' here? Or even `Monster's Inc.'? You might as well wait for eternity, for ...
Chennai lad caught in a trap
The `Thiruda Thirudi' director is back and with a hot song too.
When konnakkol added lustre
Subhash Chandran's display was splendid without eclipsing Subramaniam's performance.
Gowri Manohari stole the show in Ashok Ramani's concert dedicated to Tamil poets.
Feast of ghazals
Pt. Vinod Kumar's recital for Thyagabrahma Sabha, Thanjavur, proved that music transcended barriers.
Challenge met with aplomb
The clear, unclouded voice of Seetha Narayanan made much impact.
Sensitive on simple lines
Fine raga delineation and bhava were the highlights of Renganatha Sharma's recital.
Thanjavur Sankara Iyer's contribution to Carnatic music is perhaps not as much sung as it deserves to be. A prolific composer of high calibre, a well recognised guru, a commendable performer who despite ill health has the mental strength to give ...
On a roller-coaster ride
Force rather than aesthetics seemed to be the concern of O. S. Thiagarajan, who sang for Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha.
Thirukannapuram T.S. Srinivasa Iyengar is a noted Sanskrit scholar, whose mentor was the erudite Karappangadu Desika Varadachariar. He has composed the Suprabhatham, Prapatti and mangalam on Sowri Raja Perumal ( Tirukannapuram) and the presiding ...
It was a memorable evening for Hindi film buffs as old hits were sung by young voices.
Adapted well to local milieu
`Visaranai' was a refreshing production that gave a boost to the sagging sabha scene.
Wafting magic on fabric
Working their magic on saris, fabric and made-ups are two fabled traditional textile embellishments: Kashmir's crewel embroidery and the hand block prints of Madhya Pradesh. These are being showcased at two different locations, The Klassic ...
Presented by actor Prithviraj, this game show has crossed over 350 epsiodes. Each week will have new contestants to take up the challenge. The programme has been conducted in Malaysia, Colombo, London. The latest show was held in ...
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