Trehan reports on the fastest-growing, sunshine
is a staggering Rs 50,000 crore industry, growing at a robust
25 per cent. And no, it has nothing to do with microchips and
motherboards. It is, instead, about diamonds and dreams.
Madonna’s new avatar
She’s as subtle as a
half-brick to the head, of course. Madonna, wearing military fatigues
and a black beret, surveys her troops. Stomping along a suspended
walkway over the heads of the audience while their leader sings American
Life, they include a man in stereotypical Muslim attire, and a
Catholic stripper nun.
Hip hop through Austria
Priyanka Singh and
Poonam Batth describe a summer sojourn in Austria
snow-capped mountains, endless alpine meadows, picturesque valleys, and
blue lakes`85 the other name is Austria. While the cities have a lure of
their own, the countryside just leaves you taken. We map the land.
Ideal sci-fi thriller
Ervell E. Menezes
Enter the world of robots. The
year is 2035, the place Chicago where robots are an everyday household
item, they do the laundry, fly our aeroplanes and watch our kids.
still sets the screen ablaze
Gangadhar on how the magic of Sholay, re-released recently in
Mumbai, endures. The movie that captured a nation’s imagination
still evokes a buzz even after 25 years.
Road, the hub of the Hindi film industry, is humming. There are queues
outside Minerva theatre which proudly displays the ‘Housefull’.
The old, unforgettable Sholay is back—brand new, swanky and
spunky, with a new sound system in an eye-catching new print.
Phir Milenge: Director Revathy’s second coming
actress who acted 95 films in five languages, Revathy’s social
consciousness finds a voice in her directorial venture Phir
Milenge, which tackles the sensitive issue of HIV infection.
Revathy who hit the headlines with her very first film as a
director, Mitre — My friend, comes across as a
disarmingly simple person with a no-nonsense attitude in an
interview with Ranjita Biswas.
Menon, popularly known as Revathy is a film director with
courage of conviction. Not only is she one of the most popular
actresses in South India — she has starred in 95 films in the
South — she is also turning out to be a successful director
whose films have a message for the masses.