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2008-07-06 00:00:15

Indian cinema has produced some great films in its time, one of them being Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Sometimes Happiness, Sometimes Sorrow), which is a modern Bollywood blockbuster. Released in 2001 and directed by one of India's leading film producers, Karan Johar, it tells the story of a wealthy and successful businessman, Yash Raichand (played by Amitabh Bachan) who provides his family with a lavish lifestyle. His wife and two sons are his pride and joy. However Yash's eldest son Rahul...

2008-07-04 09:00:28

By Arifa Akbar Arts Correspondent Dr Mahesh Kumar is something of a local hero as the head of radiology at Pennine Acute Trust, which runs hospitals in Oldham, Rochdale, Bury and north Manchester. But to achieve international fame he has had to try something different - he has become a singing, dancing, murdering gangster. At least, he has for the purposes of a Bollywood movie. The thriller Accident premieres in London today, and will be released in America later this month, but it is...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

By PRAVDA GODBOLE One of the most successful actresses in Tollywood, Rituparna Sengupta set foot in Bollywood with Main Meri Patni Aur Woh - a film that not many would choose as their debut vehicle. But, Rituparna is not one to settle for the run-of-the-mill films. Though the film did not exactly strike gold at the box office, she soon impressed all with her immense talent, not to mention her beauty and charm. The actress has recently signed a Warner Bros film titled, SRK. Such is the...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

By SRINIVASA RAMANUJAM TIMES NEWS NETWORK Reports have it that when Superstar Rajinikanth accepted to act in Chandramukhi, the first question he asked was who the music director would be. The importance of music in his films might have been playing in his mind even when he accepted Kuselan, and that's when Veyyil came into the picture. "Kuselan was a different story and needed music that suited it," Rajinkanth narrated at the audio launch of the film which was held recently, "When I...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

By Sreedhar Pillai As America gears up for its independence day (July 4) Bollywood and Kollywood too are moving into top gear. On July 4, two big Hollywood films - Will Smith's Hancock and the action thriller Wanted are releasing worldwide. Theatres across the city will screen these two blockbusters. In Bollywood it is the battle royale between two young kids who want to be future superstars. Leading producer Harry Baweja is putting everything to make his son Harman Baweja's debut...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

Young GV Prakash Kumar is visibly excited. After a series of movies that featured upcoming actors, he was suddenly called to compose music for the superstar of Kollywood. " For me, the music should speak for itself. Being a big fan of Rajini sir, I have composed music for the film as a fan. Only after satisfying the fan in me did I play the songs to the director," he says. He vividly remembers the day when he met Rajinikanth, which the latter described in detail at the audio launch. "There...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

Despite the debacle of Thee Nagar and Kathavarayan, Karan seems to be one determined man when it comes to Kollywood. The actor who is currently working on the film Kanagavel Khaaka, is very sure that the film will go on to become a blockbuster hit. "It is an drama with enough scope for action," says the talented actor.The film has been directed by Kavin Bala, who has worked as an associate director to the likes of Hari and Saran. Kannada actress Hari Priya will play the female lead...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

By PRATHIBHA JOY Somewhere, a fancy ringtone sets off. The cellphone activity triggers a rather irritating static noise through the microphone and speakers set up at a promotional event. "That's my wife, don't pick up," says actor Boman Irani, who had the (mis)fortune of having the mike pinned on him just then. As the phone goes silent, he proceeds to brief the audience on what brought him to Bangalore. The noise is back, and this time with a vengeance. "Well, that is not my wife," says...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

After Kamalinee Mukherjee, here's the latest Bengali beauty on the Tolly block. Newcomer Megha Burman is to star in debutant director Hari Yelleti's film Ankit, Pallavi and Friends opposite Nikhil of Happy Days fame. The film is a contemporary story of five friends' coming of age, there lives, loves and the professional journeys. Meghha Burman plays Pallavi, a modern, educated Hyderabadi, who knows what she wants from life. Much like her character, Meghha in real life too is a lady who...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

He is Subhash Ghai's latest 'discovery'. Anurag Sinha has been keeping a low profile after the much- acclaimed Black and White. The actor says he likes it that way. He doesn't really like to talk about something before it is really out. "Even when Black and White was being made; we never really talked about it until it was on the verge of release," he adds. What's he up to now? "I am busy with my sports and also reading scripts. I'd rather be trekking and hiking than do wrong films," he...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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