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Coming together for a cause
Focus At its 25th anniversary celebrations, the IDA honours Leela Sekhar, chairperson, Chennai chapter.
The dawn after ‘Twilight'
Actor Taylor Lautner gives an update on ‘ Eclipse,' the latest film in the successful ‘Twilight' saga
‘Every stage is a classroom'
I t was really difficult getting him to talk and it took a lot of prodding to get information from him. The man, whose initials indicate a great lineage, strongly believes that his music should do the talking. It is none other than violin ...
Golden jubilee of a musical monarch
Musings On July 28, 1963, a function was held to celebrate 50 years of Ariyakkudi's induction on the Carnatic stage. The list of attendees read like a who's who from across the world.
Treat and trinkets
The audio release of ‘Inidhu Inidhu' on August 1 promises to be very different from the run-of-the-mill exercises you are used to.
Musty mush -- Milenge Milenge
Waiting in the wings for five years, this one behaves exactly the way a canned product left in the open does. Mush has gone musty and the adrenaline rush has gathered rust. A lot has changed in the interim.
Kareena Kapoor has lost puppy ...
Hurt blocker -- Lamhaa
Sanjay Dutt probably has a clause in his contract that promises him at least two sets of Ray-Bans or equally cool designer sunglasses, and 15 minutes of slow motion no matter what movie he's in, just like Bipasha Basu and Aishwarya Rai have ...
Stale saga of revenge --Thambi Arjuna
A debut director would like to have all the good things in his first film so that it clicks at the box office. But he must know how to use them in the right measure. This is where the director of Angel Film International Thambi Arjuna has ...
Comedy of errors -- Thillalangadi
A ctually it's tough to understand the route Thillalangadi (U) takes, and the screenplay and direction don't improve matters. By the time you realise that behind the comic façade lies a tale of a serious do-gooder you lose patience. Is it ...
Salt shakes the pepper -- Salt
A ten-day namasankirtanam fest was held at Sree Ayyappan Puja Sangham, Coimbatore.
Strict adherence to patanthara
Vijay Siva's concert was filled with melody; Nithyasree's brought forth the mastery over range and Amirtha Murali exhibited her penchant for sangatis and subtle prayogas.
Padma Ramachandran's concert was featured as part of the 64th monthly music festival at Tiruchi Tamil Isai sangam.
Swift exploration of ragas
Mohan Santhanam's swara exercises were impressively planned.
In the realm of elegance
Jayalakshmi Sekhar renders sensitive strokes with subtlety on the veena. And Radha Parthasarathy's raga treatments showed her comprehension and maturity.
DEVOTIONAL Aparna Sharon's ‘Adonai, Swasikiren Umakkaga' is a peppy album.
In her elements
Geetha Raja's recital was at once vibrant and meditative.
Rich medley, for the young
The curtain goes up on Svanubhava, August 2-7.
Pallavi Sriram is a beautiful ambassador of the Chitra Visweswaran style of Bharatanatyam. Rachana came across as meticulous and sincere.
Emphasis was on speed
Though Aparna Pillai's communicative skills were excellent, her performance for Brahma Gana Sabha's Aadi Natya Vizha did not rise beyond the superficial.
Sanjana's abhinaya was articulate and had clarity of thought and gesture.
Anchored in logic
DRAMA Apt casting was one of the strengths of Thanimai.
Saying it with stones
FOCUS The memorial stones discovered in the Kondaharahalli village belong to the 10th tenth century C.E.
Clean, natural humour
Brilliant sense of timing was Ravi Baswani's strength.
Packed with information
The Silappathikara vizha was a real treat to those who love Tamil and literature.
Audition for children
Kala Manjari, 6/12, First Street, Venus Colony, Alwarpet, plans to form a children's choral group, Sa Re Gaa, to make singing an enjoyable adventure for them.
An audition is to be held on August 4, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The aim is to ...
New serial on Jaya TV
Another soap hits the small screen this week. ‘Soundharavalli' to be telecast on Jaya TV (Monday to Thursday, 8.30 p.m.) will see the return of ‘Roja' Madhoo and ‘Ullasam' Maheshwari. Sudha Chandran plays a pivotal role. The ...
Who from Madhu Balakrishnan's Thanjai Thalapathigal is capable of facing Mathangi, the team captain of Kovai Killadigal? Watch the show this week for yet another tough fight. Anupama's Nellai Suravali is at its innovative best with a unique ...
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