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Friday, August 29, 2003
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A genius at suspense
The week-long festival of Turkish films, held recently in Chennai, had a splendid variety of stories. RANDOR GUY traces briefly the history of a different kind of cinema.
Glimpses of Japanese celluloid
As many as 14 movies will be screened at the eight-day Indo-Japanese film festival that begins tomorrow. A curtain raiser.
Lara is back
THIS SEQUEL to the 2001 hit video-game adaptation, "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" finds Jan de Bont stepping in for director Simon West, helming his first feature since "The Haunting" (1999). From a script by first-time scribe Dean Georgaris, "Lara ...
A lesson forever
T. V. Chandran's `Padhom Onnu: Oru Vilapam' focuses on some of the burning issues in Kerala society.
Hrithik's new image spells success
In success, he is humility personified. Hrithik Roshan is now celebrating the success of "Koi... Mil Gaya". In this interview to ZIYA US SALAM, he takes a trip down his career graph.
Creating a world of illusion
R. C. Kamalakannan, T. K. Jayakumar, and V. S. M. Mohan of Indian Artists have won the national Award for Visual Effects for the film, "Magic Magic". CHITRA MAHESH talks to them.
Feast for the mind and spirit
Amudam Music Private Limited - Carnatic Classical - Tamil Maalai - Sudha Raghunathan - Price - Rs. 55. AMUDAM MUSIC has brought out an audio album, of exclusively Tamil songs rendered by Sudha Raghunathan, perhaps, the most sought after ...
The Saint's genius highlighted
SAHITYA WEALTH, musical resources and structural grandeur represent the zenith of Saint Thyaragaja's genius. To a knowledgeable rasika, Pantula Rama's performance for the Thyagaraja Seva Samiti, by the song selection represented these three ...
KAVITHA AARUDRA speaks about the complex concepts of classical music with simplicity. She takes one into the inner courtyards of Gharanas like the Mewati, Gwalior and Kirana of which she has been a student learning from Chitra Japirdar, Surmuni ...
To overcome hurdles
COINCIDING WITH Vinayaka Chathurti, Geethanjali of Super Audio (28535177,28535188) has produced Sankatahara Chathurti Pooja (Sacred Sanskrit Recital), a CD for the benefit of those who wish to observe the vrata and perform the puja. Legend has ...
Songs of Annamacharya
A SELECTION from the bhakti soaked compositions of the saint poet, Sri Annamacharya, was presented in a lively manner by Urmila Sathyanarayanan under the title ``Bhavayami Bala Gopalam" for the Indian Fine Arts Society at the German Hall on ...
Magnificent samples of Buddhist architecture
RATNAGIRI OF the Birupa river valley in Cuttack district (Orissa) is a famous Buddhist centre. The small hill near the village of the same name has rich Buddhist antiquarian remains. A large-scale excavation conducted at the site between 1958 and ...
Cluster of temples in dilapidated state
LONG YEARS of neglect by the authorities combined with indifference on the part of the public have led to the decay of a cluster temples in Pulipparakkoil, about two kilometres from the Patalam railway station, near Chengalpattu. Said to belong ...
THE ASHTABANDANA Mahasamprokshanam of the 800-year-old Sri Sundara Varadaraja Perumal temple in Virugambakkam, will be performed between 7.30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sunday (August 31). The temple is situated on the road to Koyambedu from ...
Where arrows turned blossoms
KAADAMPUZHA IS about a one-and-a-half hour drive away from Pattambi, into the hills. The route passes through the trading town of Kunnamkulam, and the tiny temple town is located off the Calicut highway, 16 kilometres from ...
Unique form of Ganesha
THE VELLEESHWARAR temple, dedicated to Lord Siva, situated on South Mada Street in Mylapore, close to the more famous Kapaleeshwarar temple is one among the seven ancient Siva temples in the area. The Vellishwarar temple complex has numerous ...
Praised by Azhwar and Nayanmar
THE AFTERNOON is hot and the parched lands on either side of the road do little to help. The bed of the Cauvery is completely dry. It is certainly not the picture Thirumangai Azhwar, one of the 12 saints who collectively sang 4,000 verses in ...
Rhythm for a cause
WITH NOTES, melody and feet gliding the evening at Music Academy on August 24 was an example of social consciousness fusing with culture. Which came first? That was not the point. What mattered was that artistes gave much of themselves a ...
Welfare facility at Thirupoonthuruthy
THE OPENING of Sri Narayana Tirtha Tarangini Mahal at Thirupoonthuruthy on the Gokulashtami day marked yet another milestone in the history of the Thirupoonthuruthy Sri Narayana Tirtha Trust which celebrated the 11th Gokulashtami Tarangam ...
A curtain raiser
DISCOVERY CHANNEL has organised a preview of its programme, "Nefertiti Revealed" at Arcot Hall, Taj Connemara, Chennai on August 29 at 11.30 a.m. The programme is a curtain raiser on the resurrection of the life and times of Egypt's most ...
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