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Victory, Verve, Vikram
Celebrate the divine get-together
It is time `Serthi' utsavam is restored at the Srirangam temple, with Aadi Pooram falling on August 8.
42 years of an art story
Sathyam Cinemas, Chennai, had organised an interactive session with artist and art director Thota Tharani.
In the City
Thirumayilai P. Varamurthy (nagaswaram); 6.30 p.m.: J. A. Jayanth (flute). August 7, 4 p.m. Vidya Kalyanaraman; 6 p.m.: Bombay Jayashree Ramnath. August 8, 6.30 p.m. Master M. ...
Pollock scores where Hitchcock failed
Sydney Pollack shot inside the U.N. for "The Interpreter." Will the privilege work in the movie's favour?
`Chandramukhi' in S.A.
Chandramukhi completes its 100-day run in South Africa too.
Style that's in
In keeping with the fad among today's heroes, Madhavan will be once again seen with the hairstyle he sported in `Priyasakhi,' in `Thambi.' Director Seeman is always very particular about the story and songs of his films. `Panchalankurichi,' his ...
On the film world
Aptly named `Kodambakkam,' actor Nanda's next film after the (hopefully) soon-tobe-released `Selvam,' is about the happenings in a young filmmaker's life. Nanda has not had a release in the last couple of years, after `Punnagai Poovae.' Tejasri ...
R. B. Choudhary's elder son, Ramesh (of `Jithan') is on with his next project. Titled `Madhu' the story will make as much impact as `Kadhalukku Mariyaadhai' did, believes the unit. Choudhary was so taken in by the story that he gave his son the ...
Ramba, who made quite an impression as heroine opposite top heroes like Vijay, will make a comeback in Tamil with `Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhali.' For the first time she is paired with a new face -- the hero's name is Chandran. `Oru Kadhalan --' will ...
Half-hearted attempt at humour
A Travolta-Thurman dance, a lot of trigger-happy black American gangsters, wannabe black American whites and an Aerosmith concert the only things that are cool about "Be Cool." This F. Gary Gray sequel to "Get Shorty" gets a little ...
Surprises enough and more
Manibharati, the director who made his debut with the family flick, `Anbae Anbae' that had Shaam and Sharmili in the lead, returns with a tale marked by unexpected twists Senthamizh Kalai Koodam's `Andha Naal Gnaabagam' (U). Guru ...
Preachy and predictable
At the outset, the makers have to be thanked for changing the original title, `Rascal,' to `Daas,' (U). You can forget the ignorable slug, `A lovable rascal.' This Lakshmi Movie Makers (India) Ltd. production amply proves that a hero, despite a ...
T. Nagar visits Kodambakkam
The creation of T. Nagar in Kodambakkam is a highlight of this Vijay-starrer.
Versatility of a rare kind
Craftsmanship and sensitivity made Sriram Parasuram's performance unique.
Full of melodic expressions
The greatness of the Ramayana is that the sages doing ascetic penance craving to see God were blessed by Sri Rama Himself coming to see them in the forests. Such an ecstasy was bestowed on Sri Tyagaraja when Sri Rama gave darshan in the ...
Feast of Tamil songs
Young Kashyap Mahesh impressed with his vocal concert organised by Tamil Isai Sangam, Tiruchi.
A trip down nostalgia lane
Tamil vintage plays staged recently evoked great response.
New sanctum for the Lord
Lord Koteeswara is the presiding deity of the Koteeswara Swami temple at Kannan Kottai village in Gummudipoondi taluk, Tiruvallur district. The temple is easily accessible from Sathyavedu. The journey from Chennai city to this temple takes ...
The colourful world of the Nayaks
Grace and grandeur mark the lifestyle of the Nayaks. Fourth in the series on Sarasvati Mahal Library.
Wish that led to a Penance
It was festive time at Sankarankoil temple, 50 kilometres from Srivilliputtur, where `Aadi Tapasu' was celebrated recently.
Cherished possession of Pearl City
The annual festival of the holy church of Mother Mary, Tuticorin, is being celebrated today.
Focus on service to humanity
Panel boards of blue, pink and yellow with pictures depict the life and teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba and service projects of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations at "Sri Sathya Sai Darshan" - a photo exhibition, organised by Sri Sathya Sai ...
Just in jest
Surendra Sharma's Hasya Kavi Sammelan had the audience in splits.
Get ready for wholesome entertainment as the channel rolls out exciting movie package on Saturdays. To add verve to the show, the channel has planned to celebrate the week till August 20 with a difference. Watch each week's film ...
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