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Of timeless themes
In The City
Nitya Venkateswaran (Bharatanatyam); 7 p.m.: Uma Palaniappan (Bharatanatyam).
February 22, 5.15 p.m.
Akshaya Padmavarshini (Bharatanatyam); 6.30 p.m.: Lavanya Sankar (Bharatanatyam). DRAMA Hari Giri ...
The makers of `Nagareega Komaali' are a confident group. They are very sure that the film will go down well with the audience. The progeny of popular yesteryear comedians come together for the venture Surulirajan's grandson Jayashakti is ...
A different stroke from debut team
A near-new star cast, a debut-making director and a first time composer enter the arena together to offer some worthy fare in Dreambridge Productions Private Limited's `Chithiram Paesudhadi' (U/A). The promos had given the impression that this ...
Going overboard with sentiment
Storyline: The heroine who is an orphan yearns for mother's love and manages to take home one too!
Bottomline: Sentiment turns a damp squib.
Just as you assume that the relevance of R in the name June stands for the heroine's love for rain, ...
The other side of showbiz
Storyline: Sugavanam comes to the city to become a film director, but it's not going to be easy.
Bottomline: It is not all glam and glitter.
It's not a never-before-handled theme. From the four-decade old `Kadhalikka Naeramillai,' to the ...
Walking the tightrope
Storyline: A Brahmin girl's unrequited love; and the plight of people when oil is struck in their village are the main tracks.
Bottomline: An overdose of ideas! Caste, religion and language are volatile subjects especially in cinema ...
The Nagi Reddy legacy continues with the granddaughter producing `Mercury Pookkal.'
Beauty who played vamp
She started off as heroine but destiny had other plans for Nadira.
Delving into a treasure house
T.M. Krishna and violinist Shriramkumar are documenting Sampradaya Pradarshini. What triggered the idea?
Homage to Tyagaraja
Sri Thyaga Brahma Gananjali, Coimbatore, celebrated the annual Tyagaraja music festival recently in which eminent artistes participated and presented the saint's compositions.
An edifying experience
Sampradaya and manodharma went hand in hand in the vocal recital of Pantula Rama.
Emotional singing sans frills
It was an aural treat for the audience of the Winter Music Festival organised by Nadopasana Music Trust.
Sukhanubhavam, Sowlabhyam and Sunadham these words sum up the experience one gets listening to P. Vasanth Kumar. Lalgudi's Valaji Varnam, full of passionate phrases woven cleverly into beautiful rhythmic patterns, has been played with ...
Rakti element dominates
Melody and elegance marked the veena recital of Revathy Krishna.
For an hour of relaxation
Composed and directed by Prapancham Ravindran Classical Carnatic - C.D. (Price not mentioned) Prapancham Ravindran, a recognised mridanga vidwan, is also a meritorious composer and music director. The album has an instrumental ensemble of ...
Saintly gems glitter with new charm
`Sangeetha Sangamam' was a unique homage to Tyagaraja at the Narada Gana Sabha recently.
For a plastic-free world
The `pom-pom' rail, crafted by the Chennapatna toy makers, and a kora grass mat have won the UNESCO-CCI award.
It's showtime in Bangkok!
A peek at what is in store for movie-buffs at the Bangkok International Film Festival.
Learning the finer points
Students got useful tips from veterans in the music and dance sessions organised in Tiruchi recently.
Fit for Ariyakkudi's stature
The 60th birthday of Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar in 1950, was celebrated in a grand manner all over South.
Honoured by the State for contribution to arts
Over 100 artistes from various fields have been conferred Kalaimamani. The awards will be given away on February 25.
Sufi music festival
Marvellous is the sound that enriches the soul. The Sufi, Mystic and the Baul music intuits and affirms the fact that in ecstasy, a mystic sends his answers to the supreme being, who reveals Himself to him. Presenting this ancient but variable ...
All India Craft Bazaar, an exhibition of crafts from various States, is being held at the Guild of Service, 18/28, Casa Major Road, Egmore, till February 28, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Seventy artisans are present at the exhibition, which offers ...
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