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Bollywood takes a reality check
Off-beat subjects, real life situations — Bollywood ushers in the new-age reality film.

Moment of pride for all Indians
The day was October 23. MS held the distinguished audience in thrall.

Success alone succeeds
The success of `Arindhum Ariyaamalum' is a shot in the arm for Vishnuvardhan, for whom his debut film as director did little.
Know Your City

In the City
Abhinaya C. Mohan; 6.30 p.m.: Sikkil Sisters and Mala Chandrasekhar (flute). September 18, 6.30 p.m. Mambalam Sisters. September 19, 6.30 p.m. Sanjay Subramaniam. September 20, 6.30 ...

Glam and action
After `Yei,' Sarath Kumar and director Venkatesh come together once again for `Chanakya.' `Chanakya' promises to be a complete entertainer with oodles of oomph, Nameeta style, and plenty of action. Sarath, you hear, has paid of a lot of ...
Film Review

Love dons a surreal garb
Unlike Jeeva's `12B,' which confounded viewers, Annai Mary Madha Creations' `Ah ... Aah — Anbae Aaruyirae' (U/A) prepares you for what's to come, with a clear intro that melds beautifully with the opening song sequence. It is the story of ...

Friction not unusual
This time Silambarasan enters the fray with a full-fledged action flick — V Creations' `Thotti Jaya' (U) — where windshields are broken, bad men are beaten up black and blue and heads are smashed with iron rods but none actually gets ...
The law of opposites
The reason you can't really take Salaam Namaste seriously is because it doesn't want to be taken seriously. How else can you explain the way it neatly fits into the Yash Raj Films category created by Hum Tum? The first half of the film has ...
On Location

A case of love at first sight
Five national award winners with Priya V. at the helm are involved in the production of ``Kanda Naal Mudhal.

The Greta legend lives on
In September, her birth centenary month, the slogan is ``Garbo lives!" Such is the impact Greta Garbo has created.

Fresh and melodious
September Season 2005 was an aural treat for the music lovers of Coimbatore.
Prefers to shock and startle
Capable of quality music, T. N. Seshagopalan opted for the razzle-dazzle.
Total adherence to classicism
RTP was the highlight of Akkarai Sisters' violin duet, organised by Rajalakshmi Fine Arts recently.
He keeps them spellbound
The experience was enriching when Anup Jalota performed in inimitable style.
In true Mudicondan tradition
Bhagyalakshmi Chandrasekhar, a commendable veena artiste, belongs to the honoured tradition of Mudicondan Venkatrama Iyer. The album begins with his lively Varnam in Shanmukhapriya. A Mysore Maharaja kriti in Amruthavauhini with a melodic alapana ...

Glimpses of many dance styles
Dance lovers were treated to different forms of the art at the Pollachi dance festival.
Grace marks subtle dance style
Prateesha showed tremendous restraint in achieving the elegance of Saatriya.
Medley of emotions
It was story telling at its best as `Sita Swayamvaram' unfolded.
Arts & Crafts

Jewellery and handloom fair
A contemporary jewellery, handloom and handicrafts exhibition is on at the Guild of Service, Casamajor Road, Egmore, till September 18 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Items include precious and semi-precious stones, silver, one-gram gold and silver ...

The violin finds voice when he plays
A phenomenon in the field of music, violin exponent Lalgudi Jayaraman turns 75 tomorrow.

Tv Serials

Thaka Dhimi Tha
The Bharathanatyam show on Jaya TV, "Thaka Dhimi Tha," will have a new anchor, actor and Kuchipidi dancer Indraja, from September 18. The programme has been a platform for dancers, from India and abroad. The programme will henceforth have ...

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