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Feet firmly on the ground
Straight talk with Sada
`Priyasakhi,' Sada's next film after `Anniyan,' is releasing today.
Rooted in literature
`Akkale' by Shyamaprasad has won the national award for the best regional film.
Cruising along merrily
He is a star, a media icon. His every move makes news. Tom Cruise's track record makes him a bankable actor.
A firebrand speaks
Thankar Bachan touches upon his next film, and issues involving cinema.
In The City
R. Nithya and R. Vidya; 7 p.m.: M. S. Gopalakrishnan and Narmada (violin).
P. S. Higher Secondary School, Mylapore.
July 27, 5.30 p.m.
July 28, 5.30 p.m.
A sojourn with Sivaji Ganesan
Bharat Kalachar, in association with Piriyamana Thozhi will remember Sivaji Ganesan, the legend, on July 21 (the day marks the fourth death anniversary of the actor) and 22. Titled Sivaji Ninaivanjali, the programmes include a private screening ...
`Dil Vil Pyar Vyar' starring Madhavan, Namrata Shirodkar, Riya Sen and Sonali Kulkarni, comes to Tamil as `Kaettaverellam Paadalaam.' The unique aspect is that 12 hits of the late composer R. D. Burman have been remixed for the film. Pazhani ...
Parthiban and Vadivelu make an interesting combo with their comic wisecracks and cheeky exchanges. The two team up again in `Kundakka Mandakka.' The duo had made the phrase popular in one of their films. Ashokan, the film's director, chose the ...
T. Shivraj who gave `Adithadi' and 'Girivalam,' will directSatyaraj once again for `Devuda.' The stills that have the hero in a godman's garb have sparked a controversy straightway. This is a story told in a light vein and has a significant ...
Vishnuvardhan, the director of `Arindhum Ariyamalum,' could well be termed a star maker. Navdeep, its hero, has been signed for a Shankar production, and Arya who made quite an impression in `Arindhum_' has quite a few producers keen on casting ...
A long winding narration
Cast: Arjun, Rajesh, Vijayakumar, Vinuchakravarthy, Manivannan, Ponnambalam, Riyazkhan, Livingstone, Sulakshana and Sneha.
Direction: Sundar C.
Storyline: A ruffian falls in love and pays the price for it.
Bottomline: Too ...
This humour is a damp squib
After declaring ``Maine Pyaar Kiya" years ago, a wiser, jaded Salman Khan laments, ``Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?" He plays Dr. Samir Malhotra, for whom mending bones and breaking hearts is all in a day's work. His strategy to keep the ladies at bay ...
As lifeless as the Sahara
Devoid of life. A description that applies as readily to Sahara: The Movie, as it does to Sahara: The Desert. Based on the 1992 novel by Clive Cussler, this film could have been so much more. With the recent craze for sophisticated mystery ...
On a killing spree
This movie, a Thai blockbuster has a body count of over a hundred. Yes, you read that right. If you watch this film, you will see over one hundred characters killed off, that is if you are in the mood for it. There are twenty minutes of narrative ...
All for a fizzy drink
Surya is the hero and Goutam Menon the director but it is not a regular film.
Visual poetry on Adi Sankara
The advent of Adi Sankara 1,200 years ago was of tremendous significance to the religious, cultural and spiritual history of India. While he could be highly polemical for the world of scholars, he could come down to the level of the common man ...
Music with a purpose
To bring out the hidden talents of the young, Keerthanas, a school of music in Coimbatore, conducted a two-day festival recently.
Keyboard weaves a spell
The keyboard recital of 10-year old K. Sathyanarayanan on July 19 was a landmark event for Bhairavi
Lilting in devotional spirit
The recital of Narayana Tirtha's Tarangams by K. Omana Kutty was moving in its melody.
``Dhana Vaibhavam" presented by Saraswathi Gana Nilayam stood out for grace.
Full of clichés
``Bharat Ratna" fell very much on the beaten track.
Meet the `ideal' husband
If praise and love alone are what you want from your spouse, a machine will do, well almost!
Sample of Rajasthan architecture
Not a single nail has been used in the construction of Sri Sankeshwar Paraswanath temple, Coimbatore, where silver jubilee celebration has just begun.
The great sweep of Tamil
The Sarasvati Mahal Library has a rich collection of Tamil manuscripts. Second part in the series.
Walk to please Bholenath
In Orissa, during Shravan (July-August), devotees visit shrines of Siva on foot.
Docu Awards 2005
The contestants were asked to send four kinds of docu-films, based on sociology, economics, environment and general topic. Three films were slotted to be aired during the cine fest held for 30-minutes. A cash award of Rs. 25,000 as first ...
To make the series more special, some of the celebrities have been roped in to participate. Actors Sibiraj, Madhumitha, dancer Uma, musician Shanmughapriya as one team will play against `Jeyam' Ravi, Mumtaz, Maanu and musician Haripriya, the ...
En Thozhi, En Kadhali, En Manaivi
The new serial, produced by director Vasanth, revolves round the trials and tribulations faced by six individuals and how they overcome them. Cast: Venu Arvind, Chetan, Prem Sai, Durga, Devipriya and Nilima ...
Connect with Shaam
Stay tuned to watch a lively chat with actor Shaam. Listen to him as he talks about his latest film, "Ullam Ketkume," and other projects on hand besides talking about his aspirations and future plans. ...
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