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2008-08-20 00:00:27

Hasini is making her first screen entry with Universal Movie Makers' Thiruna. Universal Movie makers was started by Karunakaran, an industrialist residing in Kanchipuram, to fulfil his son Subash's wish of becoming a hero. With Subash as hero, shooting of Thiruna started in AVM studios new Ganesha temple recently. During the poojai of the film, Kollywood personalities including director Ameer, Sundar C and Subramaniyapuram Sasikumar wished Subash luck for his first venture. The movie...

2008-08-13 15:00:36

I owe my success to Ram Gopal Varma," declared actor Jagapati Babu at a recent function. Definitely he wasn't singing paeans to the maverick director. He was rather stating a fact. Packaged as an angry young man in RGV's Ghayam, the actor buried his past ghosts to emerge as a saleable star. Sensibly, to avoid being stereotyped, he juggled roles in his 40- odd films --- as a lover boy in Subhakanshalu, a caring husband in Subhalagnam, a doting brother and an estranged son in Sivaramaraju...

2008-08-13 15:00:36

Vishal, who is basking in the pre-release hype of Salute, has announced that he would be turning director very soon. But he confessed that he would move behind the camera with more confidence if the big budget Salute spells super bucks. After Tamil films, the lanky actor made an impact even in Telugu with his dubbed films Pandem Kodi and Pogaru doing well at the BO. According to Kollywood grapevine, except Pandem Kodi, the actor had assisted in the direction of all his films and...

2008-08-13 15:00:36

The super hit combination of Vishnuvardhan, Suhasini Mani Ratnam and director Dinesh Babu is back again. The trio have earlier done films like Suprabhata and Hendthige Helthini. Vishnu and Suhasini were last seen in Nagathihalli Chandrashekar's Maathad Maathad Mallige. The current flick has been titled Master in which Vishnu plays a school teacher. The music for the film is being scored by V Sridhar, who recently gave a hit in Mussanje Maathu. (c) 2008 The Times of India. Provided by...

2008-08-12 00:00:29

By Priyanka Dasgupta What impression of India did you get in Pakistan when you were shooting for Ramchand Pakistani? I've been a part of many Indo-Pak peace initiatives. Those across the border have a lot of curiosity about India. Today mainstream Indian films are getting released there. Earlier pirated DVDs would be in circulation. Some of our actors have their roots there. Yet, sometimes, they feel that we behave like the big brother. Was the experience of shooting in a Pakistani...

2008-08-12 00:00:29

By SHARIN WADER Tut-tut, you do not invite Salman Khan to cut the ribbon and inaugurate a new gym and then present him with a blunt scissors to do the job. Especially without his ghar ka Katri(na). It brings out the animal in him! That much, we could have told Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil who took the Bollywood muscleman to Thane to do the honours at his friend Prabhod Davkhare's new fitness studio. Non-plussed for a moment, Salman attacked the stubborn ribbon with his...

2008-08-08 09:01:05

By Jeff Vice Deseret News BRICK LANE -- ** 1/2 -- Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson; with English subtitles (East Indian dialects); rated PG-13 (profanity, sex, slurs, violence, vulgarity, nude art) Even a single misstep could have turned the British drama "Brick Lane" into one of those predictable, made for the Lifetime cable channel melodramas. As it is, the film narrowly avoids doing it. A good, mostly fresh- faced cast certainly helps in that regard, as does...

2008-08-06 21:00:21

Please consider an interview with director/writer Dilip Mehta and producer Noemi Weis. These courageous filmmakers made "The Forgotten Woman," a quietly powerful documentary that looks at the destitution and marginalization of 20 million widows in India. These women are forced by age-old traditions to live out their remaining years isolated from and shunned by the society at large. This staggering number almost equals the entire population of Canada. As part of Independent Documentary...

2008-08-04 18:00:34

BOLLYWOOD films on Tyneside are apparently like Number 1 buses in Heaton. You wait for what seems like an eternity for one and then two land at your bus-stop at once. Nevertheless, the news that a second Bollywood feature film is being shot in the region, which comes just a few weeks after the first film crew (shooting Kaun Bola) arrived on Tyneside is pretty exciting. Shooting began on Apni Boli Apna Des (Our Language, Our Country) last week and will carry on until September....

2008-07-24 09:00:47

CONTACT centre workers added a touch of spice to lunch breaks with a Bollywood dancing class. Professional bhangra dancers, including high-profile actor Amit Jalopara, paid a surprise visit to the Stockton-based Virgin Media centre to teach staff some elaborate moves. She said: "Bollywood dancing is a mix of bhangra and classical Indianmoves so isn't easy to pick up, but the staff were great sports and gave it a really good go." The event was held as part of the launch of Virgin...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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