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Will `Swades' repeat the `Lagaan' magic ?
A telling visual
Suha Arraf's "The Syrian Bride" was screened at the IFFI 2004. Her remarkable debut screenplay fleshed out a real life event with a keen eye for details, says GOWRI RAMNARAYAN.
All the way from Malaysia
GEETHA, A popular television personality in Malaysia, has come down to Chennai to produce the Tamil film, "Arindhum Ariyaamalum," under the banner SG Films. She is keen on providing fare of good standard for Tamil audiences. Ramgopal ...
NUNGABAKKAM CULTURAL ACADEMY
Khamboji worthy of the master
WITH HIS pleasant resonant voice fully aligned to the sruthi, Unnikrishnan rendered a fully satisfying and scintillating concert, which delighted the connoisseur as well as the lay listener. The raga essay in Kambhoji was full of slow, medium and ...
BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN
Mesmerising effect of flute
B. MUTHUKUMAR'S mellifluous touch on the murali brought Mohanam an enchantment all its own on December 1. As he drew his alapana to a close, this distinguished disciple of the flute maestro, N. Ramani, paused slightly. Then he gently glided ...
KOSMIC KMC 237 - Fusion - Navarasaraga Tillanas - Kunnakudi R. Vaidyanathan - Price Rs. 50 AN AUDIO cassette comprising nine Tillanas played by Kunnakudi R. Vaidyanathan, a musician possessed by a Nietzschean will to power, ...
KARTHIK FINE ARTS
A Priya feast
THE PLEASURE they bring apart, awards and honours bring pressure on artistes. Priya Sisters, recipients of ``Isai Peroli" from Kartik Fine Arts justified their title by offering a bright performance. The highlight of their concert was the ...
Evening of melody and bhakti
IT WAS a confluence of raga and bhakti at the spacious environs of the Taj Coromandel in the city recently. ``Bhajan Sandhya" the spiritual evening of bhajans by Purshottamdas Jalota preceded by Padmaja Phenany Joglekar was a ...
BRAHMA GANA SABHA
String of songs sans planning
SUBHASHREE RAMACHANDRAN has a clear and pleasant voice. Her afternoon concert would have been more impressive with better planning instead of a string of compositions, 14 to be precise, from the Kalyani Ata tala varnam to the final tukkadas. The ...
Full of grace and melody
NITHYASHREE MAHADEVAN'S thematic concert for Jaya TV's Margazhi Utsav was testimony that she is a potent force in the contemporary brigade of Carnatic music vocalists. Her exceptional vocal presentation that untiringly sweeps the various ...
Dance to the maestro's laya
``VADYAM THATHA Nrityam Cha Trayam Sangitamucyate" - the essence of this well-known statement is to be visualised in a creative attempt by laya exponent Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, in Siva Priya, a programme conceived and choreographed by him. ...
KARTIK FINE ARTS
Well beyond proficiency
IT IS difficult to segregate the physical and the metaphysical within the stillness of Priyadarsini Govind's Bharatanatyam dance style. Her every studied gesture and nuance feels like an extension of a thought process that comes from deep within, ...
Of lands, minds and moods
``SARVE JANAAH Sukhino Bhavanto" the music flowed as the curtain came down on Ainthinai, a thematic event organised by KalaSamarpana Foundation of M. V. Narasimhachari (supported by Chennai Petroleum and Palepu & Co). An atmosphere of ...
Tangles of a relationship
"HEADS YA tails?" presented by the Madras Sterling Round Table 123 and the Rotary Club of Madras Downtown at the Kamaraj Arangam on December 4 had a lot going for it. Brilliant acting by the lead players for one, a tight script for another and ...
Natural dyes on natural fibre
THE FRAGRANCE of fresh split palm leaf, bamboo, banana fibre and screw pine fills the air while craftsmen prepare `katha' and other natural dyes on six to seven `choolhas' under the watchful eye of one of India's foremost experts in natural dyes, ...
Snack for casual nibbling
GOWRI RAMNARAYAN manages to watch Manu Rewal's "Chai Pani Etc," one of the crowd-pullers at the IFFI 2004. It is a trite tale, but has a spark of youthful energy.
Four-day Bharati fest
THE ANNUAL Bharati Thiruvizha organised by Vaanavil Cultural Centre, (Ph: 2442 6999; 2442 5735) will be celebrated from December 10 (today) to 13, at Bharati Illam, Thulasinga Perumal Koil Street, Triplicane. The fest is a fitting tribute to ...
Fun, frolic and contemplation
Music, dance, theatre and puppetry combined in a brilliant kaleidoscope of artistic patterns at The Other Festival, marvels
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