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Friday, June 20, 2008
Friday Review Chennai and Tamil Nadu
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Will Rani’s ‘magic’ work?
Delightful AIR package
Vocal, harmonium and mridangam made for a lovely experience.
‘Insults steeled my resolve to succeed’
Love for all the genres
An accomplished violinist, V.S.Narasimhan is an expert in Western music and has had a long association with film music.
My favourite raga
Aditi Mangaldas is a kathak dancer who uses the traditional repertoire to present modern oscillations. There is a judicious mix of the traditional and the contemporary in her work. She has presented her individual pieces and also the group ...
A feat with 10 faces
Academy Award winning make-up artist Michael Westmore on the ‘Dasavathaaram’ experience.
Raring to go
Young and optimistic, director Madhumita awaits the release of ‘Vallamai Thaaraayo.’
Agony, irony, ire
Catch Alex Gibney’s Oscar winning documentary, ‘Taxi to the Dark Side,’ on NDTV Documentary 24X7.
The hunters’ story
Go behind the scenes to watch an intriguing footage that showcases life in a desert and of its inhabitants in their full glory on the NDTV Documentary channel this June.
In the City
At Varasiddhi Vinayakar Pravachana Mandapam, The Hindu Colony, Nanganallur.
June 21, 6 p.m.
•Sri Thiagaraja Sangeetha Vidwath Samajam
At 5, Thiagarajapuram, ...
An unforgettable summer -- Summer 2007
Storyline: Five medical students go to a village for compulsory service; soon the focus shifts to the silent agrarian crisis gripping the nation
Bottomline: Not to be missed
Debutant director Sohail Tartari dares to ...
Fun outing for women -- Sex and the City
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth
Storyline: The four women pick up where the series left off, and learn about life after love.
Bottomline: Carrie, Samantha, ...
Absolutely crass -- Mere Baap Pehle Aap
Not many understand the joy and the pain of a man looking to start all over again on a clean slate. Not the least among them is good old Priyadarshan who pours such ridicule, such scorn on a man starting late that his film ‘Mere Baap Pehle ...
A child’s sentiments
Revathi is back with Mother Art International’s ‘Vannathupoochi.’
Communication is the key
Journalist by profession, Gnani has a passion for theatre with a keen interest in alternative cinema.
Simple, appealing tunes
The CD rendered by Sathur Sisters, has Tamil and Sanskrit songs on Sri Chandresekharendra Saraswathi.
Beyond the format
It is a good augury for Carnatic music that over the past decade many promising male vocalists have made their presence felt in the cutcheri arena. . M. Balamuralikrisna (Kunnakudi) is one of those promising vocalists who exhibits his ...
‘Nixon’s Nixon,’ an 85-minute laughter-filled play staged at Washington’s Round House Theatre, pulls no punches.
Writer, director and artists came together to present an endearing Tenali Raman who regaled the audience with his timely punches.
Dazzling jamboree, yet insular
The question is did the IIFA award extravaganza fulfil its goal?
Back on its wheels
With its beauty retrieved by artisans, the wooden car of Mallikeswarar Temple, Mannadi, is all set to roll after a gap of 58 years.
Just for kids
Pyramid Saimira Productions launched a new series, ‘Super Sundari,’ exclusively for kids, to be aired on Kalaignar TV, 17.30, on weekdays.
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