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August 31, 2010
Looking at Vijay, Sharmila's Kari Chirate
A look at what the Kannada film has to offer. Class of 80: Rajni, Mohanlal, Chiranjeevi & more!
actors from south India posed for this rare photograph as part of the Evegreen Reunion.
August 30, 2010
After Passenger, it is Arjunan Saakshi
Get your low down on what's happening in the Malayalam film industry, right here! Suriya joins the circus!
Get your low down on what's happening in the Tamil film industry right here!
August 27, 2010
Moscowin Kaveri is beautiful nonsense
This Tamil film is beautifully shot but has no substance or meaning. This Preeti Hangama is best avoided
There's nothing in this weak Kannada story to hold our attention. Meet the glamorous journalist in Preeti Hangama
Shuba Punja gives a low down on her role in the Kannada film.
August 26, 2010
'Moscowin Kaveri presents a happy side of my life'
Ravi Varman talks about his Tamil directorial debut Moscowin Kaveri. Chiranjeevi to act again?
Ramcharan Tej announced that his father will act in his 150th film which will in all probability release next year on the megastar's birthday.
August 25, 2010
Ala Modalaindi promises to be a fun ride
On the sets of the Telugu film. V K Prakash debuts in Kannada
The director of Freaky Chakra and Punaradhivasam is coming out with his first Kannada venture Aidu Ondla Aidhu.
August 24, 2010
Father-son duo in Traffic
Get your low down on what's happening in the Malayalam film industry, right here! Yakshiyum Njanum is substandard
Yakshiyum Njanum, director Vinayan's rebellion against mainstream is substandard fare to say the least. The newcomers Gautham and Meghana deserved better.
August 23, 2010
'Meera was the only choice for Pattinte Palazhi'
Rajiv Anchal speaks about directing the Malayalam film, Pattinte Palazhi. Aathmakatha is worth a watch
Though this Malayalam film tends to be melodramatic at times, it is credible in the final analysis. Pattinte Palazhy could have been better!
The Malayalam movie has a lot of promise but fizzles out in the end. Inidhu Inidhu is worth a watch!
This Tamil remake of Telugu's Happy Days is a sugary sweet film full of romance and friendship.
August 20, 2010
Shourya is for Darshan fans
The Telugu film is full of action with a dash of brother-sister sentiments. Naan Mahaan Alla is almost perfect
The Tamil film starring Karthi, is an adrenaline rush from start to finish. It has its faults, but manages to work. Happy Happy ga runs out of steam
There's nothing new about this Telugu love story except for the offbeat ending. Kannada actor Ganesh turns director
Get your low down on what's happening in the Kannada film industry, right here! First Look: Jagapathi Babu in Gaayam 2
Even after 17 years, the Telugu film Gaayam is remembered by many. Now it's time for the sequel.
August 19, 2010
Sonu Nigam creates magic in Kannada
After belting out chart busters for director Yograj Bhat in Mungaru Male, Sonu Nigam is looking to create the same magic with his number Udisuve Belakina Seereya... in Pancharangi.
August 18, 2010
Venkatesh completes 25 years Telugu cinema
Get your low down on what's happening in the Telugu film industry, right here! Eagerly awaiting Karthi's Naan Mahaan Alla
Check out the actor's fourth Tamil film opposite Kajal Agarwal.
August 17, 2010
Kajal returns to Tamil with Naan Mahaan Alla
The Magadheera actress talks about her next film. She bunked school and won a TV show!
Read the story of Reshmi, the winner of a Tamil singing contest.
August 16, 2010
No big Onam releases this year
This year, Onam will not find any new big star releases or big budget productions at the theatres. Review: Plus Two is entertaining
There's hardly anything to complain about this Malayalam film.
August 13, 2010
Deadly 2 glorifies violence
Go for this Kannada movie only if you're action movie buff. Vamsam suffers from overkill
The Tamil movie is an intriguing clash of clans, but suffers from overkill. Shivrajkumar to make TV debut
Get your low down on what's happening in the Kannada film industry, right here! Kadhal Solla Vandhen fails to impress
The Tamil film which is a romantic story laced with humour, fails to live up to expectations.
August 12, 2010
Inidhu Inidhu's music is peppy
Overall, the album sounds happy, peppy and enthusiastic except that it overdoes it at some points. Will Deadly 2 be as good as Deadly Soma?
Kannada actor Audithya and his team are waiting with bated breath to find out.
August 11, 2010
'Main requirement in soaps seems to be good looks'
Meet Mouli as he chats exclusively with, blasting his way through thoughts on his work, life and TV.
August 09, 2010
First Look: Kamal Haasan in Malayalam flick
Jayaram, Jayasurya, Kunchacko Boban and Meera Jasmine include the rest of the cast. When Rajnikanth, Chiranjeevi shared the same stage
Here's what happened at the Robot audio launch in Hyderabad.
August 06, 2010
Tamil's Kites could have been better
Sathyajyothi Films' Tamil film doesn't quite live up to the expectations. Ajith's 50th film launched
Get your low down on what's happening in the Tamil film industry right here! Jannat's Sonal Chauhan's Kannada debut
Get your low down on what's happening in the Kannada film industry right here! Don Seenu is Ravi Teja's show all the way
Don Seenu is an out and out commercial potboiler which provides mindless entertainment.
August 05, 2010
The amazing true story of Narayana Mandagadde
Narayana Mandagadde is the subject matter of one of the most awaited releases of the year. Magadheera runs non-stop for 365 days
Get your low down on what's happening in the Telugu film industry right here!
August 04, 2010
Kamalinee: I just go with my instincts
Kamalinee Mukherjee talks about her recently released Telugu film, Maa Annayya Bangaram, being choosy about films and her future projects. Recreating Ganesha chaturti of the 80s
Director Nagendra Prasad is recreating the splendor of Ganesha chaturti, as celebrated in the 80s, in his soon to be released Kannada film Vinayaka Geleyara Balaga.
August 03, 2010
Kamal Haasan's Malayalam comeback
Get your low down on what's happening in Malayalam cinema, right here! Telugu actor Ravi Teja takes on Big B!
The actor is starring in Don Seenu, a film said to be inspired by Amitabh Bachchan's Don. Raama Raavanan fails to deliver
The Malayalam movie fails to deliver despite an interesting plot.
August 02, 2010
Coming soon: Krishnan Love Story 2
A remake of the film in Telugu and Tamil is also on the cards. Mammootty in Pranchiyettan and the Saint
Writer-director Ranjith teams up with Mammootty once again in the Malayalam movie. Avoid Advocate Lakshmanan Ladies Only
Advocate Lakshmanan Ladies Only -- starring Mukesh, Jagdheesh and Mallika Kapoor -- is crass and tacky. When Rajnikanth, Ash danced to Rahman's tunes
The maestro has put together intriguing numbers for the Tamil film, Endhiran (Robot).
July 30, 2010
Penn Pattanam could have been better
For all its novelty of having four female leads, the Malayalam movie leaves much to be desired. Holding hands with Amitabh Bachchan!
Get your low down on what's happening in Kannada cinema, right here!
July 29, 2010
Meet Lal Jose's bold and beautiful Elsamma
Actor Augustine's daughter Ann Augustine on her Malayalam debut in Lal Jose' Elsamma Enna Aankutty. Trisha, Prateik Babbar in Hindi remake of Vinnai..
Gautham Vasudev Menon, who directed the Tamil original, will direct the Hindi version as well.
July 28, 2010
Saurav's acid test in Nee Bandu Nintaga
Saurav turns pop singer for his upcoming release Nee Bandu Nintaga. Naan Mahaan Alla's music is worth a listen
Here's what Yuvan Shankar Raja has to offer in his latest Tamil offering.
July 27, 2010
The awakening of Kamalini in Kutti Srank
Kamalini talks to in an exclusive interview about Kutty Sranku. Muran, Cheran's new Tamil film
An update on what's cooking in the Tamil film industry.
July 26, 2010
Vedam is Vaanam in Tamil
Check out Vaanam. Ramya, Arjun Sarja in Khaaka Khaaka
Gautham Vasudev Menon's films are being remade in Kannada with Ramya in the lead.
July 23, 2010
Thillalangadi is a ridiculous pot-boiler
Don't expect logic or rationale from this Tamil movie. Kutty Srank is Mammootty's show all the way
The film rests on the Malayalam actor's able shoulders. Pawan Kalyan returns with Komaram Puli
A closer look at the 'Power star's' new Telugu film. Watch out for Vijay's Velayudham!
Check out the launch of his ambitious Tamil project.
July 22, 2010
'I wouldn't have dared to develop Aatmakadha'
On the sets of his upcoming Malayalam film -- Aatmakadha, Sreenivasan talks about his current projects and much more. 'I didn't expect Rajamouli to repeat me'
Saloni Aswani on her full-fledged role in the director's latest Telugu film Maryada Ramanna.
July 21, 2010
Telugu actor Sunil turns hero for Rajamouli
Sunil turns hero the second time around with S S Rajamouli's Telugu movie Maryada Ramanna. First Look: Malayalam film Sakudumbam Shyamala
A look at Radhakrishnan Mangalath's debut Malayalam film.
July 20, 2010
Ready for this thrilling Cocktail?
Check out what Arun Kumar's Malayalam directorial debut starring Jayasurya and Anoop Menon is all about.
July 15, 2010
Manjari in K Vishwanath's Shubhapradam
The Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na girl talks about her upcoming Telugu release Shubhapradam. Thillalangadi music is run of the mill
Thillalangadi goes through its fair share of ups and downs and differing musical treatment, due to the fact that it features work by two composers.
July 14, 2010
Bharat and Bhumika's Thakita Thakita
Bhumika Chawla and her husband, yoga guru Bharat Thakur to produce Thakita Thakita. It's cricket time for the Kannada film industry
The Kannada film fraternity will be battling it out for the Rajkumar Cup in a series of T20 matches.
July 13, 2010
The dancing queen of Tamil TV
Kala Master, the creator of Tamil television's dance show Manada Mayilada talks about the show that just completed 150 weeks.
July 12, 2010
Lal Jose's Elsamma Enna Aankutty
Lal Jose's latest film Elsamma Enna Aankutty is making news. Here's why. Review: Anandhapurathu Veedu does not scare
The film is perfect for children with its mild twists, simple CGI (that looks straight out of a serial) and feel-good ending. Review: Oru Naal Varum lacks magic
Oru Naal Varum may be a well intended social satire but it ends up as a conundrum. Review: Nallavan has nothing new to offer
There was much riding for Jayasurya on Nallavan. But except for the different getups, it does not have anything new to offer.
July 09, 2010
Meet Arya's new heroine in Chikku Bukku
Cadbury's ad girl Preetika in Tamil film Chikku Bukku. Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu is gripping
Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu, is eminently watchable. It's a gripping and touching tale.
July 08, 2010
Shooting Madhrasapattinam
Cinematographer Nirav Shah speaks about Madhrasapattinam Arya on his big release
Actor Arya on his big release Madhrasapattinam, a period film directed by Vijay
July 07, 2010
Nani, the kabaddi player
After a great debut in Ashta Chamma, Nani is slowly establishing himself in the Telugu film industry.
July 06, 2010
Directing Madhrasapattinam
Director Vijay talks about his upcoming film Madhrasapattinam. Anant Nag and Suhasini in a comedy
Anant Nag and Suhasini are coming, to theatres near you, to tickle your funny bones in Eradane Maduve!
July 02, 2010
Ambasamudram Ambani is worth a watch
This Tamil movie delivers a solid message. Hosting Home Minister
Game show host Anu Prabhakar has become a house hold name. Her stint with Home Minister further endeared her to audience.
July 01, 2010
Rubbing shoulders with Big B, Mohan Lal
After Gandedhe, Ragini Dwivedi is all set to star opposite his uncle Arjun Sarja in a Tamil film. Jhummandi Naadam is a pretty cliche
K Raghavendra churns out a film which is typically in his format -- a cliched story, numerous songs-dances and filled with too much colour.
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