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The Godot finally arrives
Yet another news channel hits the screens today. But Siddharth Gupta, CEO of Channel 7, tells SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY that it is not quite `yet another' addition to the bunch.
All new star cast
ALAIPAYUDHAE PICTURES' "E3 - Ilamai Idho Idho" seems to tread where not many filmgoers venture. Sai Rakesh, a popular television face, is one of the heroes of "E3 ... " In fact the film is teeming with new actors. Vinodraj and Anup Kumar ...
The hills reverberate with sound of music
Austria celebrates the 40th year of "The Sound Of Music" and the birth centenary of Maria Von Trapp, on whom the film is based. RANDOR GUY revives memories of the movie that has become a legend.
TWO CHEERS to Bollywood. It dares to enter where the national media shies away. It talks of the Northeast. It talks of Manipur. It talks of the Naxalites in Andhra Pradesh - parts of the country where a grenade attack or a mine blast killing a ...
THIS ONE is a typical offering from the Mahesh Bhatt camp. Plenty of skin, some nice music, some imaginatively shot sequences, some darkness, some blues. And at the end of it all, a film that grows on you gradually, ever so slowly but ultimately ...
THE LATEST Hollywood movie to give comic books a bad name, "Elektra" stars Jennifer Garner as a super heroine who dons fetish-wear the colour of blood before laying waste to every man in sight. ``Your parents must have had a sense of humour,'' ...
THIS COLUMBIA Tristar Films presentation, produced by Ghost House Pictures and directed by Stephen Kay, is a psychological horror that fails to thrill. As disoriented as the hero traumatised by the boogeyman of his childhood days, the film ...
Role enacted with diligence, dedication
Melodic strains of bhakti
HUGE IDOLS of Gods and incense permeating an atmosphere of tranquil prayer, with the traditional floor mat adding colour to the informal ambience... is it a prayer hall, one wonders. The residence of Kanthimathy Santhanam, a virutham, bhajan and ...
Narayana Tirtha tarangams rendered
NARAYANA TIRTHA, a saint-poet, was born in 1675 in a village near Guntur. He, by divine decree, later came to the south and settled down in the small town of Varahur. Tirtha was a great devotee of Lord Krishna, and his Krishna Leela Tarangini ...
ROHAN KRISHNAMURTHY, a teenage mridangam player from the U.S. began his training under Damodharan Srinivasan, and had his talent further honed by Guruvayoor Dorai. Besides being a performer, he has also an innovative mind that ...
Bowing styles compared
THEIR SMILES said it all. "After a hectic season of music, it is rewarding to get recognised, and that too from two of the time-honoured sabhas in Chennai," say violinists M. Lalitha and M. Nandini, after receiving the Best Senior Violinist Award ...
Kathakali goes abroad
A group of Kathakali artistes, handpicked from institutions across Kerala, will tour the U.S. performing and conducting workshops. RUPA SRIKANTH writes...
Cultural expression takes myriad forms
In a rich celebration of the theatre, Koothu 2005 featured arts, traditional and contemporary.
Women who broke bonds
Nora, Julie and Chitra seamlessly combined to emerge as the New Woman in ``Cupid's Broken Arrow" presented by Angika.
Theatre with punch
IT IS the age of launches. Early this week it was by Masquerade launching its 2005-06 theatre season in collaboration with Cedars, the first restaurant to bring the flavours of Lebanon to Chennai. They called it an evening of Punch Theatre, ...
Needs financial help
TRIPURASUNDARI SAMEDHA Tirukandiswarar temple in Chakramallur village of Arcot taluk desperately needs financial aid. Situated in the Kshadaranya region (six forests where six sages did penance) on the northern side of River Palar, the temple ...
Bestowing grace from a cave
THE ROAD branching off at Thudiyalur on the Coimbatore-Mettupalayam highway through Pannimadai to Varappalayam fills the mind of the traveller with sweet sensations. The serpentine road and the calm, green and pastoral landscape through the ...
Evolution of a spiritual movement on display
The Belur Math of the Ramakrishna Mission houses a unique museum which unfolds like the petals of a lotus. Several original articles preserved and exhibited here are sure to evoke stirring emotions in the mind of the visitor, observes INDRANI DUTTA.
THE KUMBABISHEKAM for Sri Yoga Maya Bhuvan eswari temple and for the Adishtana of Sri Bhuvaneswari Swami at Kallikuppam in Ambattur, Chennai, will be conducted on April 10. Sri Bhuvaneswari Swami established the Sri Yoga Maya Bhuvaneswari ...
Joy of a dancer
IT IS a film that has a rare luminescence. `Pravahi, the dance of Alarmel Valli' by Arun Khopkar flagged off the `Lights On' series presented by Sathyam Cinemas at the Sree auditorium. The programme has been conceived and curated by Prasanna ...
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