Southern Spice

June 30, 2010
Meet Tamil TV's best known multi-tasker!
Chinmayi talks discusses her plans as a game show host. Ramesh Arvind is back!
The south actor talks about this week'd release Hendthira Darbar.
June 29, 2010
From software engineer to happening heroine!
Telugu actress Taapsee on her filmi debut. A 100 days of Ugragaami
In an attempt to take his art house cinema beyond a select intellectual group, writer-director Baraguru Ramachandrappa has embarked on an alternate release mechanism.
June 28, 2010
Will these Malayalam films rake in the moolah?
Here is a look at the June end films.
June 25, 2010
Setting trends with Mummy & Me!
Jeethu Joseph celebrates the success of the Malayalam movie. This Milaga is not so hot!
The Tamil film is funny in parts but fails due to the technical department. Karma: Telugu's supernatural thriller
Looking at American Sesh Adivi's upcoming film.
June 24, 2010
`Half-yearly report: Aaptarakshaka rules Kannada
How did the industry fare overall in the past six months? Let's find out. Are you ready to be Bengaloored?
Check out Swaroop Kanchi's new Kannada movie.
June 23, 2010
Looking at Deadly Soma 2!
Director Ravi Srivatsa and actor Audithya are back with the sequel to the Kannada film Deadly Soma. Half-yearly BO report: Suriya rules Tamil
Here's the half-yearly report-card for the Tamil film industry.
June 22, 2010
Half-yearly Malayalam BO: Pokkiri Raja rules
Here is a look at the winners during the first half of the year. 'I will be submitting Dam 999 for the Oscars'
Sohan Roy on helming a Hollywood film in India.
June 21, 2010
Young blood rule Telugu cinema for now
Half the year has gone. Here's a box office report. Punda is timepass
The Kannada film is about a guy who is obsessed with his bike and lady love. First look: Nandini Reddy's Ala Modalaindi
Nandini Reddy is ready with her directorial debut.
June 18, 2010
Krishnan Love Story is worth watching
The Kannada movie is just about okay. Raavanan is all style, little substance
The Tamil version of Raavan is a beautiful travel package that shows you the best of Mother Nature, and considerably less of human nature.
June 17, 2010
It's love versus a bike this weekend
Two movies await Kannada movie goers this weekend -- Krishnan Love Story and Yogish's bike film, Punda. Mani Ratnam's band of fine men
Here's a look at a few who blossomed and produced memorable work under his tutelage.
June 16, 2010
First Look: Jayaram in Makeup Man
Director Shafi is back with his latest Malayalam offering. Nana Patekar all set for Kannada debut
The actor is entering the Kannada film industry with Yaksha where he plays Yograj Pulakeshi, an upright police officer.
June 15, 2010
'I have no scenes with Aishwarya in Raavan'
Priyamani on acting in Mani Ratnam's bilingual.
June 14, 2010
'TV industry is bigger than film'
Prakash of Milana fame is testing the waters as a Kannada television producer with Lakumi. When Mani Ratnam got the best out of these actors
We go down memory-lane and track down the actors who gave their best for the south Indian director. Thamassu is thought provoking
The Kannada movie shows how humanity cuts across religious barriers. Watch Or Iravu, get spooked
Or Iravu, a scientific approach to ghosts, is worth a watch.
June 11, 2010
Panchakshari is archaic
The Telugu film is outdated in terms of theme at least in the urban context. It may appeal to the rural audience. It's like the social-devotional films which came in the 80s. Anushka stands out for her performance. From Mungaru Male to Mathe Mungaru
Looking at E Krishnappa's third Kannada film. Are you ready for this postman?
A look at the Malayalam film Oridathoru Postman.
June 10, 2010
Looking at Shivrajkumar's Tamassu
Agni Sreedhar debuts as a director with this Kannada film. From makeup man to producer
Chandra talks about his maiden Telugu production venture.
June 09, 2010
Chaitanya's next with Tamannaah
A look at the untitled Telugu film directed by Sukumar.
June 08, 2010
Why Sadaa is returning to Kannada films
The south Indian actress gets candid about life post Mohini. Major Ravi gets ready to shoot Kandahar
The tri-lingual film (Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil) is co-produced by Mohanlal's Pranavam Arts and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal and Ganesh Venkataraman of Unnaipol Oruvan fame in the lead.
June 07, 2010
Will Nadiya hit the jackpot?
The hottest girl of the eighties makes a comeback as the new anchor for the second season of the popular Tamil TV show, Jackpot. This Ringtone is outdated and tacky
The Malayalam movie directed by newcomer Ajmal is outdated and tacky. Aithalakadi disappoints
The Kannada film fails to live up to the hype it had generated. First Look: Nayantara, Manisha Koirala in Elektra
Shyamaprasad has roped in the two actresses along with Prakash Raj for the Malayalam movie.
June 04, 2010
Ravichandran shines in Hoo
The Kannada film is sure to appeal to Ravichandran's fans. Vedam is outstanding
The Telugu film directed by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi is a trend setter. A look at Malarvady Arts Club
Here's what Vineeth Sreenivasan's upcoming Malayalam film is all about. The man behind Chithi and Savithri
C J Bhaskar talks about his long successfully running soaps.
June 03, 2010
Review: Pen Singam falls flat
J Nandini Arts' Tamil film based on Kalaignar Karunanidhi's story, and starring Meera Jasmine, is no queen of the jungle. Creating history with Aithalakadi
Neettoo takes you through the making of the film. From Gamyam to Vedam
Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi talks about his upcoming film Vedam. Baana Kathadi's music is average album
It might not be scintillating, but it's worth a listen.
June 02, 2010
First Look: Kannada film Rajadhani
The action movie stars Yash, Satya, Chetan Chandra, Ravi Teja and Sandee and is directed by Raghu Jaya.
May 31, 2010
Meet super-talented Anushka Shetty!
The star of Arundhati talks about her new Telugu film and why she chose to become a yoga teacher. Kaadhalagi starts well, ends disastrously
The Tamil film flounders into nothing despite a decent start, because of a poor script and faltering performances. Katrathu Kalavu is worth a watch
The story of this Tamil flick isn't new, but is told in a refreshing fashion with a cast that sets out to have fun and gives you a good ride in the process. Avoid Nannavanu
The Kannada film fails to recreate the magic of some of the recent rebirth-oriented scripts like Magadheera.
May 28, 2010
Rana Daggubati: Selva and I think alike
The Telugu actor on shooting for Selva's bi-lingual and his Hindi debut Dum Maro Dum. Now Mammootty in a Kannada film
The actor has a double role in the movie directed by Abhay Simha.
May 27, 2010
Golimaar is a typical masala film
The Telugu film is a typical Puri Jagannadh film where the hangover of Pokkiri is still visible. Asin: Doing Kaavalkkaran was like coming home
Asin tells Shobha Warrier about her new Tamil film, life in Mumbai and her new films. Bale Pandiya's music is pleasant
Composer Devan Ekambaram has made a conscious effort to produce a different listening experience with this Tamil album. First Look: Mohanlal's Shikkaar
Looking at director M Padmakumar's story narrated on a realistic premise.
May 26, 2010
Meet Kannada TV's poster boy
Dilip Raj talks about his journey to the small screen. Amar Singh, Dimple Kapadia in a Malayalam film
The two make quite an unlikely pair in director Umar Karikad's Malayalam film Bombay Mittayi.
May 25, 2010
'Golimaar is a typical Puri Jagannath film'
Priyamani talks about Raavan, her latest Telugu release Golimaar and more. 30 singers, one anthem and Rahman's music
Ulaga Tamizh Semmozhi Maanadu, the official anthem of the World Classical Tamil Conference, scored by A R Rahman is a very pleasant musical experience.
May 24, 2010
Kola Kolaya Mundhirika will have you in spilts
The Tamil film with Crazy Mohan's dialogues, is a blast. Stay away from Magane En Marumagane
This Tamil film starring Vivek is an endless tearjerker. Review: Nooru Janmaku is dull
The Kannada film starring Santosh and Aindrita, is a love story set in the backdrop of recession. Watch it only for the cinematography. Review: Kanagavel Kakka lacks originality
The Tamil movie starring Karan, is a reasonably-paced drama, but predictable. Review: Mummy & Me is loud
Jeethu Joseph's Mummy & Me, starring Urvasi, Archana, Mukesh and Kunchako Boban, works in parts; it is too loud the rest of the time.
May 21, 2010
Manja Velu is a masala entertainer
The best thing about a Tamil movie like Manja Velu is that it doesn't take itself seriously, and doesn't expect you to either. Shankar IPS is an out and out Vijay film
The Kannada film shows the police force in a good light as issues like acid attacks are tackled. Komal gets all the women!
The popular Kannada comedian is surrounded by women in his next forthcoming movie, Wah re Wah.
May 20, 2010
Ghajini team returns with 7aam Arivu
The deadly combination of Suriya, Murugadoss and Harris Jayaraj is back.
May 19, 2010
From Love Guru to Gaana Bajaanaa
The Love Guru team is back with their next Kannada film, Gaana Bajaanaa. Aindrita Ray: I've learnt to be more careful
Aindrita Ray talks about her upcoming Kannada film Nooru Janmaku and the slapping incident that occured while shooting for it. First Look: Sreenivasan, Sharbani in Aatmakadha
Versatile genius of Malayalam cinema, Sreenivasan, is playing a central character in the forthcoming Malayalam film.
May 18, 2010
'Kola Kolaya is the exact opposite of Vallamay'
Madhumita on directing her second Tamil movie, Kola Kolaya Mundhirikka and more.
May 17, 2010
Learning about the Ramayana from these twins!
Lava Kusa-The Warrior Twins made at a cost Rs 18 crores is slated to hit screens this summer.
May 14, 2010
A Kannada version of You Got Mail!
The film does little to add a feather to Ramesh's cap. Prakash Raj scores with Nannu Nanna Kanasu
Prakash Raj's much awaited directorial Kannada debut is a must-watch family entertainer. Indrajith's life after Nayakan
Indrajith talks about his upcoming Malayalam film Nayakan.
May 13, 2010
Prasthanam's star is back with Andhari Bandhuvayya
Sharwanand talks about his upcoming Telugu film.
May 12, 2010
Rama Rama Krishna Krishna is an entertainer
Ram and Arjun shine in Rama Rama Krishna Krishna, a film with loads of action. Prakash Raj turns director!
The National-award winning actor makes his directorial debut with Nannu Nanna Kanansu.
May 11, 2010
Meet Kanasu's mother
Sithara talks about her 11 year hiatus. From Leader to Rama Rama Krishna Krishna
Priya Anand talks about the differences between acting in the two Telugu movies.
May 10, 2010
Alexander The Great is a bad copy of Rain Man
The Malayalam movie would have been good if not great had it stuck to the relationship between the siblings. Instead the filmmaker has made a typical masala movie. Tamil's Abhi is now Kannada's Kanasu
Amoolya talks about the Kannada remake of the Tamil film. Satyan Anthikad scores again!
The Malayalam film, Kadha Thudarunnu, is refreshing. Pokkiriraja disappoints
Watch this Malayalam flick only if you're a fan of Mammootty and Prithviraj. Stay away from Guru Sishyan
This Tamil movie is a tedious exercise in vulgarity. Kutty Pisasu is strictly for kids
Go for this Tamil movie only if you have the mental capacities of a six-year-old. Will Krish do a Gamyam with Vedam?
The director is ready with his second Telugu movie starring Allu Arjun, Anushka, Manoj Manchu, Manoj Bajpai and Lekha Washington.
May 07, 2010
Welcome to the Wild West, Tamil-style!
Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam is a homage to the Wild Wild West and works for the most part. Getting Kannada movie stars to bare their souls
Vinaya Prasad who has just completed the first season of the popular Kannada talk show Nanna Haadu Nannadu talks about her hosting experience. Three Malayalam stars vie for supremacy at the BO
Today will see three major films hitting the theatres.
May 06, 2010
Check out this Tamil cowboy!
Lawrence talks about his exciting role in the upcoming film Irumbukottai Murattu Singam. Ravanan music review: Go for it!
Though the Tamil version of Raavan's music album by A R Rahman doesn't scale the heights of brilliance, the maestro's expertise in instrumental arrangement, choice of vocals and Kaviperararu Vairamuthu's lyrics more than make up for it.
May 05, 2010
Directing a Tamil cowboy film
Director Chimbudevan can't stop gushing about his Tamil cowboy film, Imsai Arasan 23aam Pulikesi. First Look: Duniya Vijay's Kanteerava
Check out the Kannada film that is set for Dassera.
May 04, 2010
First look: Anushka Shetty in Panchakshri
After the super-successful Arundhati, the actress will be seen in the telugu film produced by makeup man Bommadevara Ramchandra Rao.
May 03, 2010
Now, it's 5 Idiots in Kannada
Child artist Master Anand now debuts as a director.
February - April 2010