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Sizzlers from Hollywood
In a new arena
SATHYARAJ IS doing a Malayalam film in which Suresh Gopi is the other hero. Now that is news because from what you understand Sathyaraj generally prefers to stick to Tamil films. But the makers seem to have convinced him this time ...
It's a heavy price to pay
THE DEATH, recently, of young Monal, sister of leading actress Simran, shook the industry and the common man. But the shock did not last long. Soon it was dismissed, not without a tinge of sadness, as yet another case of suicide. But it is cruel, ...
IN THIS brief chat, Uday Singh, India chief, Columbia Tristar, talks about the Hollywood scene in India. How big is the Hollywood film market in India? The English film market in India continues to be at the top end about five to ...
'Mitr' flag flies high
AFTER QUITE a warm response at home and in America, director Revathy has it coming big in Europe too. Her film `Mitr' was shown recently at the National Film Theatre, London. The screening of the 97-minute film was part of ImagineAsia, British ...
Harrowing time in Toronto
ON APRIL 27 evening, one of Asia's most well known actors was prevented from boarding a flight in Canada. Reason? He was suspected to be a terrorist! ``You can't have a name like Kamal Haasan, which sounds very Islamic, and hope to be left in ...
SET AGAINST the sterility of hackneyed cutcheri pantha, Sanjay Subramaniam's approach brought vibrant vitality to his music, though it must be admitted that he forfeited musical finesse in preference to an assertive style. In his recital ...
Seminar on Western Music
IT WAS a most interesting and enlightening afternoon for a host of students and teachers of Western Music, when Mr. Timothy Arnold, Head of International Operations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London premier ...
THE LEGENDARY Carnatic musician Maha Vaidyanatha Aiyar's 72 Mela Raga Malika is a magnum opus. In praise of his favourite deity Pranatharthihara and His celestial consort Dharmasamvardhini in Tiruvaiyaru, the composer has packed into the recital ...
Spiritually elevating music
IT WAS a unique experience to listen to the music of the Gundecha Brothers, who performed in Chennai recently. The singing, dhrupad style, was divine and one felt lifted to a more elevated state of mind. It was not just another good concert. It ...
In praise of Divine Mother
Gita cassettes-GCD 144-Sanskrit Devotional-Soundaryalahari-B. Arundati. Rs. 40. SOUNDARYALAHARI, the unmatched hymn of Adi Sankara, is a rare Tantra work in praise of the Divine Mother. It is basically in the form of a prayer which when ...
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