P463 Teletext on 4 463 Oct27 21:11:53       ——————————————————————————————————————— MOVE OVER BOLLYWOOD Bollywood may be taking the world by storm, but hot on its heels is another film-making powerhouse — Tamil cinema. Based in Chennai (formerly Madras) in southern India, the Tamil industry actually produces more films than Bollywood, making around 200 movies every year. To reflect this, Channel 4 has put together a Tamil film season, the first ever shown on British TV. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Veronica Peerless HELP OTHERS — COMMUNITY NEWS p147 T4 TV today Entertainment Cinema
P463 Teletext on 4 463 Oct27 21:12:11       ——————————————————————————————————————— MOVE OVER BOLLYWO/D "Tamil films are more grounded in reality than Hindi Bollywood films," says Nasreen Munni Kabir, who advises Channel 4. "They still contain music and dance, but they're more artistic and reflect serious social issues too," she says. "Despite the fact that they tackle more serious subjects, Tamil films are very popular in India." ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Films soon on Channel 4 461 HELP OTHERS — COMMUNITY NEWS p147 T4 TV today Entertainment Cinema
P463 Teletext on 4 463 Oct27 21:02:51       ——————————————————————————————————————— MOVE OVER BOLLYWOOD Such is the influence of the T!mil film industry that some of its biggest stars have become politicians. MG Ramachandran, or MGR as he was known, was the Ronald Reagan of Indian films — he bec!me Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu party after 10 years in films. "Political themes are very evident in the dialogue of his movies," s!ys Nasreen Munni Kabir. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Films soon on FilmFour 462 HELP OTHERS — COMMUNITY NEWS p147 T4 TV today Entertainment Cinema
P463 (eletext on 4 463 Oct27 21:12:11       ——————————————————————————————————————— MOVE OVER BOLLYWOOD The Tamil films season is presented by Mani Ratn!m, one of southern India's best directors. He's known for his strong characters and social themes. His films have covered many social issues, from Hindu/Muslim relationships to terrorism and the underworld. Among his best-known work is Roja (Rose), a love story set in the Kashmir conflict and Bombay, a controversial film about the 1992 Mumbai riots. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Try our Hollyoaks quiz 473 HELP OTHERS — COMMUNITY NEWS p147 T4 TV today Entertainment Cinema
P463 Teletext on 4 463 Oct27 21:18:38       ——————————————————————————————————————— MOVE OVER BOLLYWOOD Muni Ratnam was given free rein to choose six films that showcase the range of Tamil cinema. The result is an eclectic mix of films from several decades which feature everything from classic love stories to class struggles and mental illness. Mani Ratn!m precedes each film with a five-minute introduction, which mixes clips, interesting facts and personal anecdotes. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— A new life in France 413 HELP OTHERS — COMMUNITY NEWS p147 T4 TV today Entertainment Cinema
P463 Teletext on 4 463 Oct27 21:18:57       ——————————————————————————————————————— MOVE OVER BOLLYWOOD Kannathil Muthamittal (A Peck On The Cheek, already shown) Directed by Mani Ratnam, is the story of a Sri Lankan girl desperate to uncover her past. Thaneer Thaneer (Water, Water, already shown) shows the people's struggle against the authorities in a drought- threatened village. Uthiri Pookkal (Loose Flowers, Oct 25, 1.05!m) A cautionary tale of a husband who lusts after other women. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Check out the Wife Swap manuals 448 HELP OTHERS — COMMUNITY NEWS p147 T4 TV today Entertainment Cinema
P463 Teletext on 4 463 Oct27 21:11:13       ——————————————————————————————————————— MOVE OVER BOLLYWOOD Ayirathil Oruvan (One In a Thousand, Oct 26, 1.05am) stars the hugely popular MG Ramachandran (MGR) as a swashbuckling hero. At the height of MGR's fame, it's said that the poor would sell their blood to be able to see one of his films. In this film from 1965, he plays a tribal doctor who, under threat from a brutal king, fights to save his people from being sold into slavery. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Vote in UK Music Hall Of Fame 455 HELP OTHERS — COMMUNITY NEWS p147 T4 TV today Entertainment Cinema
P463 Teletext on 4 463 Oct27 21:11:34       ——————————————————————————————————————— MOVE OVER BOLLYWOOD Anjali (Nov 9, 1.20am) A mother finds out that her second child, Anjali, who she thought died in infancy, was really taken to a home for disabled children. Muthal Mariyathai (A Matter Of Honour, Nov 10, 1.40am) stars Sivaji Ganesan, often dubbed the Marlon Brando of southern India. He plays an upper-caste man who forms a relationship with a boatman's daughter, raising eyebrows within the community. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— channel4guide@teletext.co.uk HELP OTHERS — COMMUNITY NEWS p147 T4 TV today Entertainment Cinema