1. A life, not smooth as Silk

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    By T S Sudhir Thanks to the aggressive and in-the-face promotion of `The Dirty Picture’, the north has discovered Silk.  It would seem Vidya Balan has, perhaps deliberately, not made up her mind on whether to say she is playing Silk Smitha or not. Her version changes with her geographical coordinates. (She told the...
  2. Chennai by night

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      (Slogan Murugan is a photojournalist and is now based at Mumbai.)    
  3. Destined to visit Vizag?

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    By T S Sudhir Our introduction to the coastline of Visakhapatnam happened years before we physically arrived there. K.Balachander’s superhit `Maro Charitra‘ (later remade in Hindi as `Ek Duje ke liye‘, that introduced Kamal Hassan to audiences north of the Vindhyas) was shot here. I have visited Vizag several times...
  4. Kamal’s been-there-done-that

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    By T S Sudhir The scene where Kamal Haasan draws the maximum applause in Manmadhan Ambu is ironically where Ulaganayagan (Universal Hero) Kamal does a Superstar Rajini. The flick of Rajini’s trademark cigarette, glares or chewing gum is replaced by the mobile phone. Perhaps Kamal’s way of `connecting’ to his...
  5. Ulaga Nayagan wows Singapore

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    When Sun Pictures-Shankar-Rajinikanth combo organised their `Enthiran’ audio release in Kuala Lumpur, how could Red Giant-K S Ravikumar-Kamal Haasan trio not do a `Singapore calling’. Wooing the Tamil disapora in these countries seems to be latest fad as Kamal and company made their entry into Singapore Expo to release the...