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Mr. Good, Bad, Ugly
A musician, naturally
I’ve had the rare opportunity of witnessing my grandfather composing a kriti
Humorist springs a surprise
Madhan Bob and his music troupe will be seen in action along with SPB, who joins them for the bonanza.
Back from the brink
In a miraculous way Semmangudi’s morale was completely restored during his visit to the Capital in October, 1978.
In the City
MY FAVOURITE RAGA
RAGAS INSPIRE ME AND HELP RECREATE THE MOVEMENTS AND THE MOOD.
No funny, no money - Money Hai Toh Honey Hai
Cast: Govinda, Manoj Bajpayee, Aftab Shivdasani, Celina Jaitley, Hansika Motwani, Upen Patel, Prem Chopra
Storyline: A dying man names six random strangers in his will to take over his textile business
A conquest yet again! - Kuselan
Storyline: A story of two friends, one rich and famous, the other poor and upright.
Bottomline: A glimpse of Rajini, an ace performer and Pasupathy, a proficient actor
The superstar is a super actor too — an ...
Banal theme, boring acting - Mission Istaanbul
Storyline: A journalist finds his life in danger as he discovers the truth behind a controversial TV network with a little help from a mysterious commando.
Bottomline: Chances of box office success? Mission ...
In a lighter vein
The story is about complexes, but told with a sense of humour.
Accolade for trailblazer
He chose the clarionet to stand out. And A.K.C. Natarajan has succeeded in no small measure.
Marked by high aspirations
Savita Narasimhan’s music had all the ingredients of classicism.
The range and richness of his voice aided Swarna Rethas in bringing out the nuances of ragas.
The Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam celebrated the 600th birth anniversary of Thallapakkam Annamacharya recently in a grand manner on his birth star Visakam. Over 700 musicians rendered devotional songs together and paid their respect.
Lyrics and music dominate here
The compositions of the late Ambujam Krishna have been set to music by several stalwarts who had adorned the Carnatic music arena for several decades.
The untuned compositions of the composer are still being set to music by those who have ...
Unnikrishnan’s recital was a fitting tribute to Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer.
Semmangudi on Semmangudi
The film had the stalwart plain speak on various aspects.
River — agony and ecstasy
Malavika made movement and rhythm tell the story of the Ganga, while Shijit communicated through jati.
Stickler for discipline
To movie moghul T.R. Sundaram, whose birth centenary just passed.
Kumbabhishekam in Pennsylvania
The Kumbabhishekam for the Rajagopuram and the kalasas of the main shrines of Sri Sarada, Sri Chandramouliswarar and Sri Adi Sankara at Stroudsburg (Poconos) Pennsylvania, USA, was performed on July 14.
Devotees from various parts of the ...
Of five elements and more
Youngsters formed a major part at the two-day musical discourse of Arun Madhavanji.
Slice of Mahabharata
Kattai-koothu Gurukulam will present from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. August 14-15, “Draupathi Kuravanji” written by Konamedu Ramasami Vadyar, at Kalakshetra auditorium in honour of Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, on his birthday.
The group ...
Spread over 18 episodes, this documentary serial, already on air from July 26, focuses on the profound impact of ancient India on South East Asia.
More than 100 ancient monuments and temples in Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and ...
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