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Lyrix in Pix: Ennadi Meenatchi

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Chennai International Screenwriting Workshop: rolling!

The Chennai International Screenwriting Workshop (CISW) organized by Raaj Kamal Films International started rolling yesterday with an event for the media. There were several writers and directors present at the event, displaying camaraderie.

Kamal dedicated the workshop to Ananthu, one of his mentors. He displayed his humble side when stating that he was still a student and that he learnt from juniors too. See reports from and Dinamani and Dinathanthi. Other reports can be found on Sify.com, Behindwoods and IndiaGlitz.

The Hindu, the prime sponsor of the event, carried a piece which gives a peek into the genesis:

The Tamil filmmaker is like a street dancer with some exciting moves but if you ask him to show you something else, he will do the same thing again. The need of the hour is trained dancers, who can adapt to different forms of dances. But where will new forms come from if we continue to keep churning out the same old moves?

First out with the photos was Galatta.com. Kamal looks trim in a just-out ‘RKFI’ T-shirt!

Check out the schedule for the workshop. The primary instructors will be Anjum Rajabali, Atul Tiwari and K Hariharan.

More to follow…..

[With inputs from Ananth]

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Lyrix in Pix: Chinnanchiru Vayadhil

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Lyrix in Pix: Naanaaga Naanillai

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Lyrix in Pix: Nee Oru Kaadhal

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Lyrix in Pix: Unakkenna Maelae

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Dashavtar reviews, reactions

Some movies come with a bang and crash with a thud; others cause only a mild flutter. While Dasavatharam burnt up the box-office in the middle of 2008, its Hindi version passed off almost unnoticed in April of this year. In tune with this blog’s balanced nature, here’s a round-up of some reviews and reactions of Dashavtar.

The marketing did work to some extent. RealBollywood.com featured an interview with KS Ravikumar. Blogs like PassionForCinema came up with previews.

Though most of the Hindi audience seemed to have not warmed up to the movie, there were some unbiased reviews from The Times of India, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Central Chronicle, RealBollywood.com and Khabrein.info.

A good opening was expected, as there wasn’t much else to watch due to the Hindi movie producers’ strike. There were such reports from Kolkata (The Telegraph | IndianTelevision.com). BollywoodHungama.com showed mixed reactions from Mumbai, as seen in the video below.

Rudresh came up with some box-office figures on his blog. Thaindian News and Webdunia reported on the failure of the movie.

[With inputs from Ananth]

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Lyrix in Pix: Ai…Ai…Orayiram

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Kamal unable to vote!

The people have India has spoken and a new government is on its way. But our man, who dutifully exercises his right to vote every time, was unable to do so this time around. It is not fully clear whether Kamal’s name was struck off the electoral rolls (due to his move to the outskirts of the city) or he indeed did have his name but in a different polling centre. Kamal expressed his anguish to eagerly awaiting media.

Kamal had put off shooting for Unnaippol Oruvan for a couple of days, but stayed back in Hyderabad after learning about his inability to vote.

Read other reports and interviews from IBNLive, Behindwoods, Thatstamil, Dinamani, Dinamalar and Dinathanthi.

[With inputs from Ananth]

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Lyrix in Pix: Illakanam Maarudho

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