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Forthcoming Events

Campaign for eco-awareness
BE IT the Wild Thornberrys or the Rugrats, Nickelodeon's characters are all set to create awareness about environmental issues, in children. Nickelodeon, an entertainment channel dedicated tokids is launching a series of educative programmes, ...


NFDC produces English film
THE CHENNAI office of NFDC is producing an English film directed by a Chennai girl Roopa Swaminathan, who was understudy of Mani Ratnam for some years. She did her post graduation in Mass Communications from Kansas State University. She worked ...

For action buffs
SEVEN UNUSUAL personalities will hit Chennai's theatres soon, with the release of the Sean Connery-Naseeruddin Shah starrer "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." The league, led by Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery), is a motley crew of ...
World classics
HERE'S SOMETHING special for film-buffs, especially for Tamil viewers, from the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). All the films are dubbed in Tamil. Doordarshan's Podhigai channel, is telecasting some of the world's best English ...
Evading law to 'Steal'
IN CELEBRITY Films' "Steal," three guys and a girl — Slim, Otis, Frank and Alex — are thorns in the side of retiring police lieutenant Jake Magruder. Terrific at stealing money and evading cops in the face of impossible odds. And ...

Film Review

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  • "Bheeshmar"
  • "Alai"
  • "Son of Alladin"
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    He did the English language proud
    MAHATMA GANDHI called him the tallest of the tall patriots. He was the disciple of Gokhale along with Gandhiji. He was an Indian who did the English language proud. He was the Rt. Hon'ble V. S. Srinivasa Sastri — teacher, legislator, ...
    An evergreen voice
    Her days are packed with riyaz, recordings and concerts. At 70, Asha Bhonsle refuses to slow down. She has outlasted her peers by adapting to the changing times and tastes, says V. GANGADHAR.


    Sampradaya bhajans
    NAMASANKIRTANAM FESTIVALS organised by Integrated Academy of Performing Arts and Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, are well received. At present Krishna Gana sabha is conducting its golden jubilee Gokulashtami festival, of which Namasankirtanam is an ...
    Endowed with musical excellence
    THE BEAUTY and grandeur of Carnatic music rest on the three vital factors — sahitya, sangita and voice. To take voice first, the proper use of voice alone can gauge the dimensions of the other two. A highly gifted voice tends to glamorise, ...
    Full-throated sans frills
    VASANTHI RAMESH has a sweet and malleable voice. She does not muffle, but sings full-throated. Her rendition is clear and precise. Alapanas are unhurriedly rendered. All credit to her guru Suguna Varadachari who was honoured by Hamsadhwani before ...
    Tribute to a great tradition
    RADHIKA MOHAN Maitra's disciple, Debashish Bhattacharya gave a sarod recital recently, under the auspices of Raga — a Gathering. The recital was a tribute to the tradition of the Maihar Gharana, to which Ustad Allaudin Khan and Ustad ...
    Theme based concerts
    THE FIRST concert in the "Voice Divine Series", presented by T. V. Ramprasadh, will be held on September 27, at 6.30 p.m., at Sastri Hall. Named "Purandhara Vaibhavam" — the voice of Saint Puranadaradasa — the recital will be in the ...
    For the spiritual soul
    Vamana Charithram - Sri Mukkur Lakshmi Narasimhachariar - produced and marketed by Swathi Narasimha Maha Yagna Trust - Price not mentioned. THE LORD, in His Vamana avatara, did not kill Mahabali but only punished him by sending him ...
    New devotionals
    Gita Cassettes GCD 255, 254, 256 - Devotional chanting - Ganesha Sahasra Namavali, Dharmasastha Sahasra Namavali, Vishnu Sahasranamam. Rs. 40 each. GITA CASSETTES have released three audio cassettes of devotional chanting, of ...


    Captivating performance by young danseuse
    Bharat Kalachar's Yuva Utsav has identified several talents who are now leading artistes in their not fields. Quiet a few of them happen to be own alumni.
    BHAASKARA COLLEGE of Fine Arts, Kaithapram, Kannur Dist., Kerala, offers scholarships to talented, economically weak students joining Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Bharatanatyam (Kalakshetra style and syllabus) and Carnatic music. Scholarship ...
    Dance with nostalgia
    IT WAS nostalgia all the way at the Bharatanatyam performance of Vyjayanthimala Bali at the ``Remembering Rukmini Devi" festival at Kalakshetra. Her technique, style, instinct, poetic spirit and dedication left the audience spellbound. The ...
    Fragments can convey feelings
    TO SEE the parts of a dance drama in isolation may offer a deeper insight into their structuring, and the intent of the choreographer. But can feelings be invoked by such fragments alone? The question was answered at Kalakshetra's lecdem ...


    Theatre workshop
    A TEN-week workshop conducted by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Akademi of Music, Dance and Drama, for young theatre artistes of North Zone concluded on September 22. The workshop is part of a decade long programme initiated by the ...

    Arts & Crafts

    Aesthetic statements in jute
    A DESIGNER collection of jute artefacts and fabric, crafted by rural self help groups under the Central Government's jute cluster groups scheme is being showcased by Mankind Manouvers, an NGO, at an exhibition-cum-sale, which opens today. The ...


    Ancient Chola temple at Madambakkam
    THE SMALL and little-known suburb of Madambakkam, situated close to Tambaram, is home to a very ancient temple dedicated to Lord Siva, known here as Lord Dhenupureeswarar. This temple, dating back to more than a thousand years, was built ...

    Places Of Worship

    Many a tale behind the Lord's posture
    THE LEGEND of "Aerikaatha Ramar" Temple in Madurantakam is wellknown. There is another place which has a similar association. It is Nemili, three km from Nallattur, famous for its Jayaveera Mangala Anjaneyar Temple, situated 11 km from ...


    Navarathri utsavam
    THE SARADA Navarathri Mahotsavam will be celebrated from September 26 (today) till October 5, at Sankara Madam, Sri Kamakshi Bhagawat Padal Asthanam, No. 33, Easwaran Koil Street, West Mambalam. Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Laksharchani will take ...
    Ushering in Navarathri
    A UNIT of the Sringeri Sivaganga Math at Ellaipillaichavady, near the town of Pondicherry, in which a shrine of Sri Saradambal is also located, has been distinguishing itself by celebrating Navarathri festival every year. The management of the ...
    Colourful Dasara - faraway from Mysore
    KULASEKHARAPATTINAM, A nondescript village in Tiruchendur Taluk, is 55km south of Tuticorin, on the East coast road, en route to Kanyakumari with its immaculate beach line studded with casuarinas and palmyra groves. This littoral village, shorn ...
    Nine-day festival
    THE MEMBERS of Shri Saptharishi Mandali has organised a 12-day navaratri festival (from September 25 to October 6) at Shri Vedavyasar Tapovanam, Kalathumettu Street, Kamarajapuram (2227 2967). Ganapathy homam, abhishekam, chanting of Lalitha and ...
    At Nanganallur
    THIRUMAADAKOIL SRI Varasakthi Vinayakar Temple, MMTC Colony, Nanganallur, will celebrate Navarathri from September 26 (today) to October 5. Devotional concerts will be held on all the days at 6.30 p.m. ...
    Vaishnavi temple
    WITH REFERENCE to the news item, `Navartri fest at Vaishnavi temple' published last week, Sri Vaishnavi Trust clarifies that the temple is run by the Trust and not Sanmarga Sangam. Thanking the readers for their enquiries the Trust further ...
    Sholingur utsavam
    THE HILL temple of Sholingur, abode of Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy, will celebrate Navarathri for ten days beginning today. The Consort of the Lord, Sri Amrithapalavalli Thayar, is now in the temple at the foot of the hill where She will remain ...
    Tirumalai Tirupati Brahmotsavam
    FOR THE religious, go on a spiritual tour with Jaya TV as it has planned to telecast the Tirumalai Tirupati Brahmotsavam from tomorrow to October 6. Begin your day at 6 a.m. by watching this 10-day festival. For those who might miss this ...


    Animation contest
    "Son of Alladin" invites all young animation film addicts to experiment with 3D Animation at Landmark, Spencer Plaza. Through an inspiring track from "Son of Alladin", Pentamedia Graphic's full-length 3D animation film, releasing today at Satyam ...
    Music competition
    THE KRIDA Foundation, Saraswathi Vidya Niketan, Nanganallur, will be conducting competitions for children in classical vocal music, slokas, devotional and patriotic songs and instrumental music on the occasion of Navarathri. The competitions will ...
    Music contest
    MYLAPORE FINE Arts Club will conduct a music competition from October 12, every Sunday. Application forms are available at the Sabha office at 45, Musiri Subramaniam Salai, Mylapore, from October ...
    ITFA awards
    THE FIRST International Tamil Film Awards (ITFA) will be held on October 12, in `The Arena of Stars,' Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Seventh Channel and Astro Vaanavil are jointly organising the awards function. Seventh Channel ...
    Laugh for a cause
    THE ROTARY Club of Madras will present "... And Laugh a Lot," a fund-raising event comprising three situational comedies by Masquerade - The Performance Group. Proceeds from this event will go towards numerous charitable endeavours instituted ...
    Test your calibre
    KISHKINTA IN association with Jaya TV has planned to organise a calibre show, which gives students a chance to exhibit their skills on various aspects. The competitions include dance (solo and group), music (vocal and instrumental), oratory, ...
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