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The role of criticism
The day an artist becomes a holy cow, the artistic process is adversely affected.
In the City
Love across social divide
`Vedham Pudhidhu' Kannan turns director with `Amirdham,' releasing today.
Usually it's the leading lady's dad who is a criminal. For a change, both the hero's and the heroine's fathers are bad men in Kavithalaya's `Idhaya Thirudan' (A). But they are two of the most inert, harmless villains you will come across in ...
Lurching in all directions
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Udita Goswami, Dino Morea, Tara Sharma Storyline: Emraan's character meets Udita's character and they do what they do best by the pool, on the stairs, in front of London Bridge, on a London bridge...
Bottomline: A sordid ...
Storyline: Four brothers avenge their Mom's death, the woman who adopted and reformed them.
Bottomline: Great entertainment There's something absolutely endearing about black-American action flicks. They are slick, they are cool, they ooze ...
Storyline: Upwardly mobile Dick and Jane live the American dream, until the plug is pulled from their plasma TV, tossing them into the real world.
Bottomline: Neither here nor there As a film that sees the possibility for humour in the Enron ...
Friends will be friends
Even in the underworld, as `Naalai,' suggests.
Obeisance to Tyagaraja
Passion, emotion and melody
In a rare event, singers S. Janaki and P.B. Sreenivos joined hands to create music.
Of elegance and interpretation
A good concert should convey the singer's manodharma.
S. Balachander, the veena vidwan who successfully established a unique style of his own, was undoubtedly a class apart. A self-taught veena artiste, he rose to great heights due to his innovative, brilliant mind and complete dedication to his ...
Dhrupad in different styles
Dhrupad festivals are not frequent happenings even in north India. But Chennai hosts its first dhrupad music feast (February 16-18), organised by Prakriti Foundation in association with the Sangeet Natak Akademi at heritage venue Museum Theatre. ...
Explosive mix of tune and tempo
Rhythm dominated `Akhanda Margam,' an exploration of Bharatanatyam.
Poetry with pots
Earthen pots, created by Ramu Velar, are on display at Dakshinachitra.
Music extends a healing touch
There's more to the seven notes of Carnatic music, Ganapati Sachidananda Swami explains.
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