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December 31, 2010
Review: Not Wah re wah at all!
The film is a poor copy of What Women Want. The Top Malayalam directors of 2010
Shaji N Karun tops the list. Check out who else made the list. First Look: Rana Daggubati's Nenu Naa Rakshasi
The actor's second film is all set to release in January.
December 30, 2010
First Look: Prithviraj becomes Mallu Singh
After the success of Anwar and Arjunan Saakshi, Prithviraj will play a Sikh charecter in his next. The Top Tamil Actresses of 2010
Anjali tops the list. Check out who else made the list. Top Kannada directors of 2010
The brilliant Girish Kasarvalli makes the list. Check out who else did.
December 28, 2010
The Best Telugu directors of 2010
Here's a list of the best Telugu directors who call the shots in 2010. Finally, an animation film in Kannada
Chintu Skool has a message for the younger generation as well.
December 27, 2010
The Top Tamil Directors of 2010
A list of Best Tamil director's of 2010. Review: Marykkundoru Kunjaadu works
Marykkundoru Kunjaadu brings Dileep back to the territory that has endeared him to his viewers. Review: Tournament is a crass comedy
Director Lal's film is a huge disappointment.
December 24, 2010
Review: Mylari is a good entertainer
This is definitely both Chandru's and Shivanna's 'sure shot' at erasing their past mistakes. Review: Ragada is paisa vasool
The film belongs to Nagarjuna. Mylari, Shivanna's Christmas treat
Actor Shivarajkumar talks about his movie Mylari.
December 23, 2010
Kamal Haasan delivers with Manmadhan Ambu
Manmadhan Ambu is Kamal Hassan's film all the way!
December 22, 2010
Top Kannada Actresses of 2010
Here's a look at the leading ladies who were not mere arm candy. Shooting India's best film
Cinematographer Anjuli Shukla talks about winning the National Award for her first film Kutti Srank.
December 21, 2010
Ready for Priyamani's actioner?
The actress teams up with Nagarjuna and Anushka in Ragada. Top Malayalam Actresses of 2010
Looking at five heroines who made an impact this year. Romantic numbers abound in Kaavalan
It's a relief to see less of hero-overtones and more soft numbers.
December 20, 2010
Ganesh in Kannada remake of Mynaa
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Kannada cinema, right here! Top Telugu Actresses of 2010
Here's looking at the top five of the year.
December 17, 2010
Easan is worth a watch but...
If the director had shored up the second half just as much he's worked on the first, Eesan would have been a brilliant effort all over. Nayaka: Not good enough
Nayaka would have been a good effort if supported by a strong script and characters. Huli is all action and dialogues
Huli is an average mass movie with messages that we have heard time and again. From Whistling Woods to 24 Hours
Aditya Sam Abraham talks about his first Malayalam feature film, 24 Hours. Review: Big B, Mohanlal shine in Kandahar
A better script would have perhaps made the reutrn of Major Mahadevan more appealing.
December 16, 2010
Nagavalli is fascinating
Nagavalli, the remake of the Kannada film Aptarakshaka is eminently watchable on account of its very good screenplay, fine performances and direction besides sound technical values. Triple treat for Kannada movie goers
Kannada cinema goers will have three films -- Huli, Rame Gowda Vs Krishna Reddy and Nayaka -- to choose from this Friday. Top Telugu actors of 2010
Here's a closer look at the young Turks of 2010. Shooting with Big B, Mohanlal
Ganesh Venkataraman on sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan and Mohanlal in the tri-lingual film, Kandahar.
December 15, 2010
Venkatesh's double treat!
Venkatesh is back with his latest Telugu movie Nagavalli. Top Kannada Actors of 2010
Here is a list of Kannada's Best Actors of 2010 Eesan's music is just average
Eesan seems to have the usual collection of kuthu, romantic and energising songs, but there's nothing that scales the heights of musical brilliance.
December 14, 2010
Best Tamil Actors of 2010
Here's a dekho at this year's best performances in Tamil cinema. From NRI engineer to filmmaker
Devakatta on Prasthanam and his future plans.
December 13, 2010
Kanasemba Kudureyaneri, a must-watch
Great performances, thought provoking storyline and a different narrative make Kanasemba Kudureyaneri a must watch. Na Rani Nee Maharani , a bad remake
Na Rani Nee Maharani is a bad remake of Rani Maharani. Shruti Haasan, Siddharth in Walt Disney film!
Telugu film Anaganaga O Dheerudu to be produced by Walt Disney. Captain's outing with Virudhagiri
Virudhagiri serves the purpose to be a political vehicle for Vijaykanth.
December 10, 2010
Siddhu +2 falls flat
This Tamil flick is nothing but two and half hours of wasted potential. Katti Kanta Rao is entertaining
Katti Kantha Rao is a typical Naresh film, set against a family backdrop that tickles the funny bone. Prithviraj: People outside Kerala know I exist
Prithviraj, the next superstar of Malayalam film indusry gets candid. Best Actor is watchable
First time director, Martin Prakatt gives us a heart warming film that feels real even when it has a fable like premise.
December 09, 2010
The Best Tamil Films of 2010
Here are the films that won over both the classes and the masses. International Film Festival of Kerala kicks off
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Malayalam cinema, right here. Jayendra's 180 turn
Noted ad film-maker P Jayendra has finally turned feature film-maker with his latest movie, 180, a bilingual (Tamil and Telugu).
December 08, 2010
Best Kannada Films of 2010
Here's a look.
December 07, 2010
Sumana's next is Edegaarike
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Kannada, right here! Top Malayalam movies of 2010
Here are the five which impressed us so far.
December 06, 2010
The Best Telugu Films of 2010
Here's a look at the top five movies of the year. Alasyam Amrutham is interesting
The story which is limited to one location and a deadline keeps you hooked to the screen. Sahasram lacks thrills
There's not much going for this Malayalam movie.
December 03, 2010
Upendra is super!
The much awaited film directed by Upendra highlights the political lacuna in our country in the year 2030. Review: Suriya shines in Ratha Charithram 2
Ratha Sarithram has a lot of things going for it, including charismatic actors and dramatic possibilities. But it doesn't capitalise on those strengths. Shwetha Menon: I would love to play a tomboy
Shwetha Menon on playing a sexy older woman in Rathinirvedam 2 and the new roles she would love to take on. Genelia: I will not give up South films
The actress is busy with four different language movies -- Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi! Chikku Bukku is tedious
This Tamil movies makes no sense whatsoever.
December 02, 2010
Are you ready for Upendra's comeback film?
Director-actor Upendra is returning to the silver screen as director after a long gap of ten years with a title-less Kannada film. Arya: I don't believe in luck or destiny
Arya on his latest Tamil movie Chikku Bukku and why he doesn't believe in luck.
December 01, 2010
'Rakta Charitra 2 is Vivek and Suriya's film'
Priya Mani on Rakta Charitra 2. Upendra, the story so far
Check out the Kannada filmmaker's latest movie. Vote: The hottest south stars in Bollywood
They came but did they conquer? Vote for your favourite now!
November 30, 2010
Catch Subramaniapuram's hitmaker on TV!
James Vasanthan returns as host of a new Tamil gaming show Varthai Oru Laksham on Vijay TV. 'Jeeva was always on my mind'
Manigandan on how the late filmmaker and mentor influenced every shot of his first Tamil film Chikku Bukku.
November 29, 2010
Amrita Rao's sister joins films
Preetika Rao talks about her Tamil debut, Chikku Bukku. Kanimozhi doesn't make sense
This Tamil movie starring Jai and Shahzahn Padamsee could have been good, if it actually had a story. Karma is for a niche audience
Karma has a new theme and concept as far as Telugu cinema is concerned but doen't offer much entertainment. What it does offer is a slice of Hindu mythology. Swantham Bharya Zindabad is insipid
Lines get crossed in this Malayalam movie. Oru Small Family has no impact
The Malayalam movie takes on the scourge of alcoholism but fails to make any impact.
November 26, 2010
Review: Nandhalala is brilliant
It takes a great deal of gumption to avoid commercial overtones, inject the right dose of humour, angst and poignancy, enough to draw you right into the film, but Nandhalala definitely accomplishes that. Review: Bisile disappoints
Script lets the movie down. Orange: An overdose of love
Bhaskar's latest Telugu offering is disappointing and confusing. Manmadhan Ambu hits all the right notes
Devi Sri Prasad has a reputation for sticking with his regulation format of tunes and here too, you can see it pop up at certain places but there's also a departure from the usual, mostly an influence of Kamal Haasan in both lyrics and music. Coming soon: Mammootty's Best Actor
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Malayalam cinema, right here!
November 25, 2010
'I am a chick with unique ingredients'
Jennifer Kotwal is confident about her place in the industry as she talks about her latest Kannada film Bisile, her interaction with Dr Rajkumar and her weight gain. Exclusive: Ram Charan Tej on Orange
Chiranjeevi's son talks about his latest Telugu film that also stars Genelia D Souza and Shahzahn Padamsee.
November 24, 2010
Meet the American in a Telugu film
True Blood's Jade Tailor talks about Karma, the supernatural thriller directed by her co-star Adivi Sesh. Arjun Sarja's comeback to Kannada cinema
The actor is back with Kontract starring J D Chakravarthy and Minissha Lamba, and an item number by Mallika Sherawat.
November 23, 2010
'I am no Mahesh Babu or Pavan Kalyan'
US born and bred Adivi Sesh talks about directing and acting his debut Telugu film. Goodbye, Mankada Ravi Varma
Shobha Warrier pays tribute to the world renowned cinematographer who passed away on Monday.
November 22, 2010
Madhavan on a roll in Tamil too
The actor has signed up two Tamil films. Kanyakumari Express, a failed mission
Kanyakumari Express has Suresh Gopi playing a cop again, but the Suresh Babu-directed film fails to deliver. First look: Master Kishan in 15
The child actor will be playing the lead in 15, ee vayase onthara, a film around the lives of 15-year olds. This is Kishan's father, Srikanth's debut directorial.
November 19, 2010
Chiru is for die-hard romantics
Watch Chiru if you have nothing else planned for the weekend. Sundar C's different avatar in Nagaram
Nagaram is worth a watch, just to see Sundar C in a different avatar. New films galore in Malayalam
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Malayalam cinema, right here! Prabhu Deva directs Jayam Ravi
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Tamil cinema, right here!
November 18, 2010
'Chiru is not like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge'
Chiranjeevi Sarja on his third Kannada film. Best of Luck: A flash of Priyadarshan
There confusion galore in this Malayalam movie. The Thriller lacks thrills
Prithviraj shines. Other than that, there's nothing much to write home about.
November 16, 2010
First Look: Venkatesh in Nagavalli Chandramukhi
Venkatesh will be seen in Nagavalli Chandramukhi (the sequel to Chandramukhi), a Telugu remake of Mohanlal's classic Manichitrathazhu and Vishnuvardhan's Kannada super hit Aptharakshaka. Engeyum Kaadhal music has its moments
Engeyum Kaadhal might sound, at times, like it's a mishmash of Harris Jeyaraj's previous works, but it does have its melodious moments, and those make the album worth a listen. Rubbing shoulders with Dimple, Amar Singh
Vinu Mohan on acting with the veterans in the upcoming Malayalam film Bombay Mittai.
November 15, 2010
A Tamil movie where Obama is the 'hero'!
Janaki Viswanathan tells Shobha Warrier about her movie Om Obama. Eno Onthara: Too faithful to the original
Eno Onthara, starring Ganesh and Priyamani, is outdated; Mussanje Mahesh remains a bit too faithful to the original. Priyamani is the saving grace. Holidays is atrocious
The supposedly suspense thriller is anything but entertaining. Eemaindi Ee Vela is shady
Eemaindi ee Vela looks at the fragility of relationships and marriage but in a seedy way. The lopsided treatment, moralistic stances and unpleasant content is tedious to watch.
November 12, 2010
Nothing new in Huduga Hudugi
The 'ugly truth' about Huduga Hudugi is that it is a collage of several mushy movies. Kalyaram Kathi follows the beaten path
The Telugu is just another regular commercial film with the typical ingredients. Crowning of the new 'Raj'?
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Malayalam cinema, right here! Tamil's Nadodigal gets Kannada remake
The Kannada remake, for the first time, brings together Puneet, Yogish and Srinagara Kitty together.
November 11, 2010
Ganesh and Dhyan face off
Two Kannada films Eno Onthara and Huduga Hudugi starring the two actors are releasing on the same day. Kajal Agarwal's sister takes the plunge
Nisha Agarwal is making her acting debut with the Telugu film Emaindi ee Vela.
November 10, 2010
Tamil's Kalavani gets Kannada remake
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Kannada cinema, right here! First Look: Karthi in Siruthai
Karthi's next project is Siruthai -- a Tamil remake of Vikramarkudu, a hugely successful Telugu film made in 2006 starring Ravi Teja and Anushka and directed by SS Rajamouli.
November 09, 2010
'Elsamma is close to my heart'
Lal Jose gets opens up about his Malayalam film. First look: Ram Charan Tej, Genelia in Orange
The Telugu film also starring Shazahn Padamsee is produced by Nagendra Babu (Chiranjeevi's brother) under the banner of Anjana Productions and directed by Bhaskar of Bommarillu and Parugu fame.
November 08, 2010
Vijay gifts cows
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Tamil cinema, right here! Must watch movies at Bangalore film fest
Films from Germany, Romania, France, Israel, Taiwan, Korea, Argentina, Netherlands, Norway, Mexico, South Africa, Iran, America and Czech, as well as Indian films will be screened at the week-long festival. Vallakkottai is both funny and boring
In the mood for a spoof on super-heroes? Then watch this.
November 05, 2010
Nothing original about Karyasthan
Dileep's hundredth appearance as an actor on the big screen directed by newcomer Thomson and scripted by his trusted team of UdayKrishna and Sibi K Thomas fails to entice the viewer and leaves a feeling that he deserved better. Va Quarter Cutting could have been funnier
Va Quarter Cutting is brilliant in parts Uthamaputhiran is illogical
Uthamaputhiran is fluffy, frothy, impossibly light and has no business with logic or reason. Collector Gaari Bhaarya - old wine in old bottle
Collector Gaari Bhaarya has a good theme but loses out on account of typical treatment.
November 04, 2010
Mynaa: A breath of fresh air
Red Giant Movies' and AGS Entertainment's romantic tale is shot with realism. Despite similarities to other rural stories, this Tamil movie works on its own. RGV's plans for Chiranjeevi
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Telugu cinema, right here! Krishnan's getting married!
After winning hearts with his 'love story', Kannada industry's on screen Krishna, Ajay Rao, is now gearing up to share his 'marriage story' with Krishnan Love Story.
November 03, 2010
Why Bhumika did Collector Gari Bhaarya
Bhumika Chawla on her new Telugu film and life after marriage. The movie that floored Kamal Haasan
Prabhu Solomon on his Tamil movie, Mynaa which is making waves.
November 02, 2010
Ready to entertain this Deepavali
Mitran R Jawahar on his Tamil movie starring favourite leading hero Dhanush and Genelia D' Souza. First Look: Santosh Sivan's Urumi
The trilingual film -- Malayalam, Tamil and English -- stars Prithviraj, Genelia D' Souza, Vidya Balan, Tabu, Prabhu Deva, Amol Gupte and Jagathy Sreekumar.
November 01, 2010
'Va Quarter Cutting is about Chennai at night'
Pushkar talks about his new Tamil venture with his wife Gayatri, which is slated for Diwali. Yaksha: A revenge gone wrong
Yaksha, which marks Nana Patekar's Kannada debut, is avoidable. It is a revenge drama gone wrong. Veera Parampare has great performances
Veera Parampare has nothing extraordinary or new to offer, but Ambareesh and Sudeep fans won't be disappointed. Gaana Bajana falls short
What could have been a good family entertainer falls short of striking a chord.
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