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Through a lens, brightly
In The City
Fiction as fascinating as fact
``Cinderalla Man" releasing today has both fist and heart.
Creator of make-believe world
Yesteryear art director Baboo shares his experiences.
The Mask's second spell
Coming Soon, only ten years after the original, is the flick ``Son of the Mask." Perhaps ten years isn't too long to wait for the child of an infamous movie hero. But why so long? After years of trying to get Jim Carrey to reprise his role as ...
Punches served with emotion
Storyline: The almost-true story of legendary heavyweight champion Jim Braddock Bottomline: Flawless, but a tad self-serving. Fact is stranger than fiction, and in the world of film, one might say that truth is more riveting than fiction could ...
A skin show
Pedigree. It is no guarantee of class. Ask Aaditya Dutt, grandson of Anand Bakshi who makes his directorial debut with "Aashiq Banaya Aapne," and gives us enough evidence to prove he is no chip off the old block. His stop-start narration, his ...
Lyrical tilt to a love story
Storyline: A close-knit group of friends are in for a shock when they meet after five years.
Bottomline: A theme handled with finesse. From shot one of Chozha Creations (P) Ltd.'s `Oru Kallooriyin Kadhai,' you see writer-director Nanda ...
So honest, so touching
Storyline: It is about the grit of an 18-year-old boy, with disability, to find a place in the Indian cricket team.
Bottomline: It bowls you over. You can't help but admire Nagesh Kukunoor. There's a certain honesty about Kukunoor's films ...
Martial arts with a few laughs
Storyline: A bumbling, wellmeaning cop with powerful chi may well be the saviour of mankind from The Master of Absolute Evil.
Bottomline: A lot can happen over a cup of chi.
For breezy entertainment
Interesting character casting is the highpoint of ``Vetrivel & Saktivel."
`Classical music is the base of Thevara Isai'
Kudanthai Lakshmanan's passion for tirumurai singing began when he was barely 12.
Sweet digressions on sitar
The audience was witness to Pt. Janardan Mitta's excursus into ubiquitous ragas.
Feast for the connoisseur
It is raining music in Coimbatore, where a festival is in progress.
Simple Tamil lyrics pleasingly rendered
Brazil Dr. Subramaniam is a prolific composer of devotional compositions on the various deities in the Hindu religious pantheon. His songs with simple Tamil lyrics have an appealing emotional quotient and are wrapped in pleasing melodies set to ...
It's not just in the mind
A concert, minus the contemplative element, becomes a mere vocal exercise.
Nimble feet, myriad expressions
Quick footwork and eloquent abhinaya marked the performances at the Pollachi dance festival.
Odissi, trend and tradition
There is enough space for every style of dance when Ramli Ibrahim takes the stage.
On a melodic time machine
Y. Gee. Melody Makers' mammoth light music show was a winner from the word `go.'
Directed by Bombay Chanakya in association with Min Bimbangal, the serial revolves round the protagonist, 24-year-old Lalitha, who leads a happy life with her husband, Raghav and her four-year-old daughter. But fate intervenes and she dies. ...
Old film songs have an eternal appeal for their beautiful lyrics and melody. It would be interesting to listen to the yesteryear artistes talk about these songs and reminisce on the experiences during the making of those films. Beginning Sept. ...
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