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Friday, November 25, 2005
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`It's about love and forgiveness'
Passion for Tamil
Pa. Vijay makes compromises while writing lyrics but his love for Tamil is ardent.
In the City
Sai Krupa, Nikitha Ramesh and M. Meghana; 7.30 p.m.: R. Subhiksha and R. Sadakshi. Narada Gana Sabha Main Hall.
November 26, 6.30 p.m.
`Thiruvilayadal' by Ambica Buch. Sivan Fine Arts ...
Zorro returns with his saga
Zorro joins the glittering galaxy of immortal film heroes.
Flamboyant, foolhardy documentary filmmaker Carl Denham sails off to remote Skull Island to film his latest epic with leading lady, Ann Darrow. Native warriors kidnap Ann to use as a sacrifice. They summon `Kong' with the help of a local witch ...
Simbhu gears up
`Vallavan' is progressing at a rapid pace and heading it is Simbhu who has written the story and screenplay. He officially turns director for the first time with the film. Dialogue is Balakumaran's. In fact, the entire `Manmadhan' team, except ...
Come-back for Karan
Karan, who entered the industry with Kamal's `Nammavar,' and went on to work in many films, re-enters the fray after a hiatus, as the hero of `Kokki.' Prabhu Solomon of `King' fame is the director. Karan, you hear has lost 18 kg, and is all set ...
AP Film Garden, the production house whose first film was `6.2,' is all set to release it's next creation, again with Satyaraj _`Vanakkam Thalaiva.' AP has also embarked on its third film. Having been assistant directors who couldn't make it to ...
The unit of Kavithalaya's `Idhaya Thirudan,' directed by Saran, is just back after shooting a couple of song sequences in picturesque backdrops in Munich and Vienna for 12 days. `Jayam' Ravi and Kamna, the lead pair, shook a leg for the numbers ...
Most chilling of them all
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire may not make concessions for people not in the know six books and three movies later you'd expect everyone watching this film to be able to differentiate a snitch from a bludger. However, for the sake ...
Of emotions uncommon
Storyline: The experiences of a 13-year old who comes face to face with the third gender.
Bottomline: A bold attempt by Sivan Santosh Sivan's gutsy subject ably supported by Raaja Chandrashekar's research, script and dialogue, has resulted ...
Quietly defying norms
Through the years Tamil cinema has never been too bold as far as the chastity of the heroine is concerned. She may have a wastrel or a philanderer for a husband, but that she has to grin and bear it, has been the norm. Now without making much ado ...
Storyline: A maniacal killer aboard a flight goes in pursuit of a female copassenger.
Bottomline: Listless violence. Director Wes Craven is better known for what are known as `slasher' horror movies ``A Nightmare on Elm Street," ...
Steeped in classical values
She has won awards, titles and honours galore. But Vedavalli constantly strives to further her contribution to Carnatic music.
When genius and craft blended
Srinivas's mandolin and Ustad Sultan Khan's sarangi in jugalbandhi created a poignant mood
Melodic confluence of styles
A seamless blend of genres marked the unusual vocal-flute jugalbandhi by Bombay Jayashri and Pandit Ronu Majumdar.
The musical melting pot
That fusion is a great unifier was evident at the Swedish band Mynta's performance.
Romancing the rain with Malhar
Ustad Nishat Khan's choice of Miyan Malhar augured a rasa-filled experience and the audience was not disappointed.
Todi comes as the crowning glory
Three concerts violin, vocal and veena stood out for their adherence to sampradaya.
Celebration of talent, team spirit
The students of Vidya Mandir celebrated golden jubilee with dance and music.
Time for the Other Festival
The Park's The Other Festival opens at the Museum Theatre, on December 1.
Thriller but slow
The build-up was convincing but what Augusto's ``Unmai Sambavam" lacked was tempo.
Saying it with teak
Antique items, jewellery and quality craft are on display at Rani Arts and Teak and The Museum Company.
`Meditation holds the key'
In his lecture at the Fort Maidan in Vellore, Swami Paramahamsa Nithyananda laid stress on good thoughts.
The comedy serial is crossing the 300th episode mark and three new faces are introduced in this special episode. Ambikeshwari or Ambi is a model, Singari or Singi a Radio jockey and Vayadi Vanaja is studying Plus 1, who aspires to be a ...
The 150th episode of this mega soap is to be telecast on this day. The serious family drama is set to take many more twists and turns with the introduction of a character, Kalaichelvi. Produced by Jayasudha Nitin Kapur and directed by E. ...
Sigaram Thotta Manidhargal
The celebrity of this week will be M. N. Nambiar, who has been in the film industry for more than 70 years. `Makkal Yaar Pakkam' Gopinath interacts with this legendary actor, who has entered the film industry at the age of thirteen. ...
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