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June 30, 2011
Ajith's George Clooney look
The actor will sport the look in his 50th Tamil film, Mankatha. 'I am a key player in the journey in Virodhi'
Telugu actor Kamal Kamaraju talks about playing a naxalite in his upcoming film Virodhi.
June 29, 2011
Pooja: Shah Rukh Khan is very famous in Sri Lanka
Pooja plays a Sinhalese princess in her comeback Sri Lankan film. Jayaram plays a yesteryear hero in Nayika
Get your lowdown on what's happening in the world of Malayalam cinema.
June 28, 2011
Urvashi Sarada is back as Nayika
The actress will be seen portraying the role of a famous actress of an earlier era. 'Virodhi is special to me'
Actress Kamalinee Mukherjee discusses her new film and her future plans.
June 27, 2011
Sreesanth's brother makes his film debut
Dipusanth's Kana Kombathu released across theatres last week. Neelakantha : I made Virodhi from my heart
The National Award wining director after three years with Virodhi. Review: Kana Kompathu should never have been made
The much hyped film is just unbearable. Review: Kirataka is a breezy entertainer
The movie has its highpoints but it stretches a bit too much.
June 24, 2011
Review:Aadaminte Makan Abu is simple and beautiful
The movie deserves every accolade that has come its way. Dhan Dhana Dhan fails to tickle the funny bone
Director Ramanath Rigvedi, who had a winner in Budhhivanta, falls flat this time. Review: Nagaram Nidrapotunna Vela is shallow
Director Premraj could have induced new elements in the film. Puri Jagannadh is back to Telugu films
Get your lowdown of what's happening Telugu cinema. Re-creating Rathinirvedam
The director talks about his decision to remake the classic, Rathinirvedam.
June 23, 2011
Will Madhavan-Lingusamy be a winning combo again?
Vettai will be Madhavan's first film in Telugu cinema. Another week, another controversy in Kannada films
In spite of actor Prem's request, producers of Dhan Dhana Dhan, have refused to postpone its release.
June 22, 2011
Aadaminte Makan Abu releases this week
Three Malayalam films will fight it out this weekend. Nithya Menen: The character I play is like me
Actress Nithya Menen shares her experience on working on a bi-lingual film 180.
June 21, 2011
'I never expected the National Award'
Saranya Ponvannan on winning the national award. 'Jayendra has given me a 180 in my career'
Actress Priya Anand talks about her forthcoming bi-lingual film 180.
June 20, 2011
Review: Uppukandam Brothers offers nothing new
Why did Srikanth choose such a B-grade film as Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action to make his debut in Malayalam films?
June 17, 2011
Review: I Am Sorry... attempts to be different
The film makes a strong case for itself with an unusual plot and interesting visuals. Review: Rathinirvedam is a cheap imitation
The film may still pull in crowd because of publicity. Swati is back with the Subramaniapuram team
After some splendid performances in Subramaniapuram, and Golconda High School, Swati is back in her new Tamil film Porali.
June 16, 2011
Controversy-ridden I am sorry out this week
A lip lock between the lead pair of the film created a lot of buzz ahead of its release. Meet Rathi Chechi's Pappu
Sreejith Vijay talks about his role in the 1978 remake.
June 15, 2011
Bala: I am the audience first, director later
The National Award winning director talks about his new film. Rathi Chechi returns to seduce a new generation
The 1978 Malyalam film Rathinirvedam will be remade by T K Rajeev Kumar.
June 14, 2011
First Look: Anupam Kher and Jayaprada in Pranayam
Along with Anupam Kher and Jayaprada, Mohanlal will also be seen in the film. Sudeep shoots Police Story 3 in a record 12 hours
Sudeep plays a police officer in the movie.
June 13, 2011
Review: Shankaranum Mohananum looks jaded
T V Chandran tries unsuccessfully to make a funny ghost story. Review: Vaadamalli is an inane campus love story
Stay away from this Malayalam film. Who will be Bheema in Randamoozham?
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June 10, 2011
Review: Aaranya Kaandam bypasses gangster cliches
The film is entertaining even if the pace dips and rises at places. From modelling to the heroine of Vaadamalli
Actress Richa Panai talks about her debut movie Vaadamalli. First look: Naga Chaitanya's Dhada
The film is based on a real life incident that happened in the United States to a Telugu youth. Review: Badrinath doesn't impress
Allu Arjun's action and Tamannaah's skin show cannot save the film.
June 09, 2011
Aaranya Kaandam: A day in a gangster's life
Debutante director Thiagarajan Kumararaja talks about his award-winning film.
June 08, 2011
Kannada director hunting for new faces
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June 07, 2011
Shooting Badrinath in the Himalayas
Cinematographer Ravi Varman describes the challenge of shooting in the legendary mountain location of the Himalayas for his second Telugu film in nine years
June 06, 2011
Karnataka stars bat their way to victory
Filmstars took to Cricket as the T20 Celebrity Cricket League kicked off in Bangalore. 'Films can do without background music'
National Award winning composer Isaac Thomas Kottukapally on his win. First Look: Dr Love stars young faces
The film is about a love guru who imparts wisdom to college-going students.
June 03, 2011
Review: Johnny Mera Naam... falls short
But actors Vijay and Ramya do a neat job. Review: Rajadhani disappoints
The film leaves you asking for more. Stars pad up for cricket show
The much awaited Celebrity Cricket League will kick start from tomorrow in Bangalore. After Ramya, Pooja Gandhi rakes up controversy
The actress has filed a police complaint against family friend Kiran.
June 02, 2011
First Look: Mahesh Babu's Dookudu
The film is generating a lot of curiousity. Watch out for these Kannada films this week
Along with the much anticipated Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam, two other big budget films will be released this week.
May 31, 2011
'Aadukalam sees Dhanush in his best performance
National Award winning director Vetrimaran talks about his film. Pradeep Maadugala: People will now believe in me
National award-winning director Pradeep Maadugala talks about Advaitam and much more
May 30, 2011
Review: The Train is just a star vehicle
Director Jayaraj swings between telling a touching tale and pushing a typical star vehicle. Jogaiaha audio creates history!
Shivarajkumar's 100th film has created a record in the Kannada film industry as audio CDs of the film have registered a record sale within just five days of its release. Review: Ethan has its moments
The screenplay is brisk in the first half but loses pace later on.
May 27, 2011
Review: Nothing new in Dussasa
Posani Krishna Murali's Dussasana portrays politics as it is with nothing new to offe. Review: Sabaash Sariyaana Potti is tedious
It's a yawn-fest that tries to piggyback on Jayaram's reputation. Kajal Agarwal in KV Anand's next
After the stupendous success of Ayan and Ko, KV Anand is ready with his next titled Mattran. First Look: Karmayogi hits theatres in June
Director V K Prakash's latest is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
May 26, 2011
First Look: Krishnudu's ready with next film
Ram Venky's directorial debut is set to hit cinema screens in June-July.
May 25, 2011
'We all knew we had a great film!'
Three-time National award-winning cinematographer Madhu Ambat talks about Adaminte Makan Abu and much more Nagarjuna escapes flight mishap
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May 24, 2011
Diganth and his two Anarkalis
Get your lowdown on what's happening in the world of Kannada cinema, right here. 'Malayali jury members play down own actors'
National Award winner Salim Kumar talks about the politics behind the awards and how he manages to play comic and serious roles with equal conviction.
May 23, 2011
'The National Award was a surprise'
Debutant director Salim Ahmed won four major honours in the 58th National Awards. Review: Janapriyan is disappointing
Janapriyan is a social drama peppered with humour but it is not as endearingly as it had promised to be.
May 20, 2011
Review: Kanden is disappointing
The film doesn't capitalise on its strengths. Review: Puttakana Highway is thought-provoking
The film presents the flip side of development. Review: Veera is a tedious watch
Even Ravi Teja cannot save this masala movie.
May 19, 2011
Puttakana Highway is a story about farmers
Kannada film Puttakana Highway highlights the national issue of farmers who have to give up their fertile land for the construction of a highway Malayalam director Vinayan makes a comeback
The director, who's been in the news for his controversial feuds, is back with a romantic thriller.
May 18, 2011
'They call me Kick Shaam!'
Tamil star Shamsuddin Ibrahim, better known as Shaam tells Radhika Rajamani about his first movie, Kick that made him a superstar and earned him a nickname!
May 16, 2011
Suresh Gopi: Melvilasom is a landmark film
Suresh Gopi talks about Melvilasom, a movie he will always cherish. Review: Yogi disappoints with Devdas
The film is a shoddy attempt backed by a hackneyed plot. Review: Maharaja Talkies isn't worth the time
Even leading lady Urvashi fails to save the film. First look: Virodhi is a socio-political thriller
Naxalism serves as a backdrop for the story.
May 13, 2011
Review: Seema Tapakai is a time-pass film
The audience can happily shut themselves away from their real-life hassles and have a roller-coaster ride of emotions and laughter watching Review: Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai is brilliant
For its unconventional story-line, protagonists and plot-points, Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai is a must-watch. Review: Narthagi is a courageous attempt
Narthagi attempts to break new ground and address the pain of a community that has suffered for ages. Review: Kool is not a cool love story
Kool promised to come as a summer respite but instead adds to the heat.
May 12, 2011
'Kool has no logic but it has magic'
Actor Ganesh talks about his directorial debut Kool. Directing Melvilasom in 12 days
Director Madhav Ramadasan talks about the success and directing his debut film Melvilasom. Review: Avan Ivan's music is impressive
Yuvan Shankar Raja moves out of his comfort zone with this one.
May 11, 2011
Kannada animation movies coming up!
Chintu School and Khaaravela look promising. 'Melvilasom was inspired by my guru'
Theatre personality Soorya Krishnamoorthy, who scripted Melvilasom from his play, talks about the whole process.
May 10, 2011
VK Prakash gets ready with Three Kings
Upcoming Malayalam film 3 Kings is an out-and-out comedy. Sukumar's riding high on film's success
The film's getting positive response and the filmmaker's jubilant.
May 09, 2011
Vijay's Kaavalan at the Shanghai film festival
Kaavalan has been selected amongst 2500 submissions from 80 countries Seniors is a cheap comedy
Seniors may turn out to be a commercial success as its humour tickles the baser instinct of the audience.
May 06, 2011
Review: Engeyum Kaadhal delivers little
Watch the film only if you're in the mood for arm-chair travel to Paris and foot-tapping music. Pix: NTR Jr's grand wedding, reception
The wedding was well attended by film stars, politicians and bureaucrats. Review: Hudugaru remains faithful to the original
The film deals with love, marriage, divorce and is laced with heroism and humour. Tamannaah returns to telugu films
The actress discusses her new film and her future plans.
May 05, 2011
Another love story from 'lover boy' Jayam Ravi
The actor talks about being directed by Prabhu Deva and his plans to become a filmmaker. 'You will see me in a new avatar in Hudugaru'
Kannada actress Radhika Pandit talks about her upcoming film Hudugaru and her jounrey so far.
May 04, 2011
It's Seniors versus Manikya Kallu this Friday
Malayalam films Seniors and Manikya Kallu will fight it out this weekend. Narthaki: A touching film on transgenders
Debutante director Vijayapadma talks about the hardships of making such a movie.
May 03, 2011
First Look: Santosh Sivan in Makaramanju
The film has been garnering critical acclaim at film fests. Pix: Prithviraj's grand wedding reception
After a quiet wedding, a lavish reception was held for Malayalam actor Prithviraj. NTR Jr to wed Lakshmi Pranathi on May 6
Catch the action in the Telugu film industry right here! South Indian actresses to sizzle in Bollywood
Meet the ladies who will be making their Bollywood debuts soon.
May 02, 2011
The Very Best of K Balachander
The Phalke awradee has given a new direction to Tamil cinema with his work. Review: Melvilasom surpasses expectations
The Malayalam film is shot in a single room, covering a court martial in progress. Pix: Rajnikanth starts shooting for Rana
The film sees Rajni in a triple role, opposite Deepika Padukone.
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