Mira Nair: Made The Reluctant Fundamentalist for young generation
PTI: Mira Nair wants to make films for young generation
Mira Nair, who is equally at home directing stories from the sub-continent and from Hollywood, has merged both the worlds in The Reluctant Fundamentalist,a coming-of-age story where she deals with questions of identity and belonging.
The director, who has previously helmed films like Salaam Bombay, Mississippi Masaala, Monsoon Wedding and Amelia, has adapted Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid's novel to show a young Pakistani's love and subsequent disillusionment ... Read More
Film promotion requires more effort than its making: Dharmendra
Yesteryears ‘He Man’ Dharmendra, who has been in the industry for more than five decades and has worked in over 250 films, says these days people are giving more importance to the promotion of a film.
“Nowadays, it has become a trend that more and more pressure and effort is put on a film’s release rather than on its making,” Dharmendra said here Wednesday.
In his five-decade career, the 77-year-old has given numerous hits like “Phool Aur ... Read More
Bollywood has bigger scope: Sangeeth Sivan
Starting his career with Malayalam cinema and making films like “Vyooham” and “Snehapoorvam Anna”, Sangeeth Sivan got attracted to Bollywood because of its wider reach and bigger budgets.
“I never dreamt that I will come and make a Hindi film. I was attracted to it as it gives you a far bigger scope,” said Sivan who entered Hindi films with Sunny Deol-starrer 1997 movie “Zor”.
“Due to my small market in Malayalam cinema, I had a very ... Read More
Gippi Movie Review
Film : Gippi
Cast : Riya Vij, Taaha Shah and Divya Dutta
Music : Vishal–Shekhar
Direction : Sonam Nair
What is Gippi? It’s the story of a girl who transforms from teenage to adulthood. The movie delivers a loud and clear message. The movie takes us through the situations and the hardships thrown by life. The change in ones body, the constant nagging of parents, the sweet crushes, the evil school bully, the movie has it all. Though ... Read More
Celluloid Man movie review
‘A generation that ignores its history has no past’ is the one quote that stands out in Celluloid Man, a brilliant 150-minute documentary by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur on the life of legendary film archivist PK Nair, and how his obsessive attitude and steel determination to preserve films helped India retain its century-old culture of making movies. The director looks at his subject with a starry eyed devotion of a fan; he treats Nair almost like ... Read More
Sawaar Loon from Lootera
Watch out for the much awaited video song “Sawaar Loon” from the movie “Lootera”, staring the handsome hunk Ranveer Singh and gorgeous Sonakshi Sinha. It’s the second film of director Vikramaditya Motwane after Udaan, the music is composed by Amit Trivedi. Lootera hits the screens on 5th July 2013.
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Sadda Haq Does Not Hurt Religious Harmony: Movie Makers
By: Bharat Khanna
BATHINDA, Punjab (May 13, 2013)–Kuljinder Singh Sidhu and Dinesh Sood, director and producer of film ‘Sadda Haq’ are close friends and once roommates who come from Sikh and Hindu families, respectively, but they had never thought that the film they were going to make would face the allegations of hurting communal harmony.
Speaking to HT, Sidhu and Sood said, “We had been friends since 1997 when we started our masters in journalism course at ... Read More
Aurangzeb: Rishi Kapoor was uncomfortable working with Prithviraj
Noted actor Rishi Kapoor says he felt uncomfortable calling his co-star Prithviraj Sukumaran by his first name because it is the name of his grandfather, the yesteryear thespian Prithviraj Kapoor.
"I was uncomfortable working with Prithviraj for the first two days as it was my grandfather's name. But later, it was ok," Rishi Kapoor told reporters at the promotional event of the film.
Rishi Kapoor and Prithviraj will be playing cops in Aurangzeb.
Kapoor was all praise for ... Read More
‘Shootout At Wadala’ review: The unforgettable rise of the anti-hero - Manya Surve!
Manohar Arjun Surve. A bright student, who scored 78% in his college examinations but was never able to live the life of a respectable serviceman that he had envisaged for himself. The life-trajectory of this bright young boy is tragically altered and he is left with a newer, heavier avatar – that of the dreaded gangster Manya Surve.
Sanjay Gupta’s story, with snippets from S. Hussain Zaidi’s ‘Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia’, ... Read More
`The Great Gatsby` music tops charts, Big B happy!
`The Great Gatsby` music tops charts, Big B happy! Mumbai:Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is elated with the fact that the music of his debut Hollywood project `The Great Gatsby` has topped the music charts.
The music has been composed by Craig Armstrong.
"Incredible! The music of `Great Gatsby` opens Number one on charts... this is historic. Fabulous tracks from great artists.. hear it," Big B posted on Twitter.
Directed by Australian Baz Luhrmann the movie will open the 66th ... Read More
'Go Goa Gone' gets clearance in Goa, banned in Kuwait
Director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna's D.K.'s " Go Goa Gone" has got a clearance certificate from the Goa government, but the movie hasn't got a green signal in Kuwait and Nepal.
Illuminati Films and Eros International's "Go Goa Gone" is banned in Kuwait and it needs 20 cuts to release in Nepal, said a statement.
Tagged as India's first zombie-comedy movie, "Go Goa Gone", releasing Friday, is set in the backdrop of Goa, where four ... Read More
Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor team up for an English film
Producer Dinesh Vijan has managed to bring two exciting actors together for his next.
He has signed his friend and critically acclaimed director Homi Adajania (Being Cyrus and Cocktail) for an English film titled 'Finding Fanny' that will be aimed at a global audience.
What is remarkable is the fact that Dinoo has managed a casting coup by bringing together Deepika Padukone, his Cocktail leading lady, and Arjun Kapoor.
The two will share screen space for the first ... Read More
'Aurangzeb' promotion at under-construction sites
'Aurangzeb' promotion at under-construction sites
Arjun Kapoor, and Prithviraj Sukuraman in Aurangzeb More Pics
With new promotion techniques coming up these days, the team of forthcoming film " Aurangzeb" has decided to hold press meets to promote the thriller only at under-construction building sites here.
Set in Gurgaon, the movie starring Arjun Kapoor in double role is about land mafia and features Jackie Shroff as a builder, while Rishi Kapoor plays a cop trying to nab him ... Read More
Aamir Khan wanted to make film on 100 yrs of Indian cinema
Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan has revealed that he was keen on making a film to mark the centenary.
To celebrate the landmark of Indian cinema, four top Bollywood directors - Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap - have directed 'Bombay Talkies', an anthology of four short stories.
"I was looking to make a film on 100 years of cinema...I wanted to do something but couldn't do it. I am happy that the Indian cinema ... Read More
Review: 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' considers 9/11 effects
Directed by Mira Nair from Mohsin Hamid's novel, the film explores the geopolitical effects of the world we have made as seen through a Pakistani man's experiences connected to the U.S. It is a timely thought-provoking movie.
By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
If there ever was a time to see "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," that time is here and now.
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Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for Yash Chopra
Mumbai: Filmmaker, Yash Chopra, Rajesh Khanna and legendary playback singer, Asha Bhosale, are among those Bollywood legends, who will be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards here on April 30.
Bhosale will be presented with the Phalke Ratna Award for her contribution in the field of music for five decades.
Late Yash Chopra will be conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for his services to the Indian film industry as an iconic filmmaker. His wife ... Read More
Barbaadiyan song lyrics : Aurangzeb
Barbaadiyaan Song Video
Barbaadiyaan Song Lyrics
Ude ude phire raaton ko
Jeeyein jeeyein jeele khwabon ko
Dhuaan dhuaan samaa hai dekho.. woh oo wo..
Dhare hain kyun beh jaane do.. ho!
Chalo jale jale phirein
Doob kar marein
Shararatein sab karein
Barbadiyan.. meethi lage aazadiyaan…
O ho o o…
Khud ko kar Khuda sab kuch tabaah kar de
Humein jo bhi ho pata Saare gunaah kar de
Neeli neeli aag haan bhar le nigaahon mein
Jalti daastaan rakh de hawaaon mein.. woh o o…
Chalo jale jale phirein
Doob kar marein
Shararatein ... Read More
Chopras save family home from creditors in the nick of time
B R House is where the family patriarch and one of Bollywood's biggest producers, B R Chopra, conducted most of his business and also breathed his last in 2008. However, in his last days, Chopra saw B R Films slip into the red after a string of flops and a few co-production projects that did not take off. As debts mounted, cheques issued by B R Films began bouncing and court cases piled up.
But with ... Read More
Barfi! leads IIFA nominations with 13 nods
Anurag Basu's critically acclaimed and commercially successful movie "Barfi!" leads the nominations for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2013. Movies like "Vicky Donor", "Gangs Of Wasseypur" and "Agneepath" have also scored major nominations.
The IIFA Voting Weekend was held in March, and the resulting nominations list reflects the diverse and thriving landscape of the Hindi film industry at present.
The maximum 13 nominations have been bagged by "Barfi!". It is followed by nine nominations for ... Read More
Sing Along – Badtameez Dil
Badtameez Dil Lyrics
Badtameezee ek bimari hai
Ek aisi bimari
Jo dhere dhere waqt ke saath
Budhaape mein badal jaati hai
Main kehta hoon jab tak budhaapa nahi aata
Thodi badtameezee hi kar lete hai
Paan main pudeena dekha
Naak ka nageena dekha
Chikni chameli dekhi
Chikna kameena dekha
Chaand ne cheater hoke cheat kiya toh
Saare taare bole gilli gilli akhaa
Pa para para…
Meri baat, teri baat
Zyada baatein boori baat
Thaali mein katora leke
Aaloo bhat, Muri bhat
Mere peeche kisi ne repeat kiya toh
Saala maine tere muh pe maara ... Read More
Yeh Jawani Hai deewani’s buzz increases with release of “Balam Pichkari”
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani starring former lovers Rabir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone has been creating huge buzz with its trailers and the song ‘ Badtameez Dil’. Now, the 2nd song of the movie has been released titled “ Balam Pichkari”, the song is as catchy as ‘Badtameez Dil’ and started becoming a rag in YouTube.
Within 24hrours of its release on YouTube, the song ‘Balam Pichkari’ has crossed 2 lakh views and is going viral pretty ... Read More
Himmatwala: 1st Tuesday Box Office Collections
Himmatwala dropped collections on its 1st Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office. The movie collected 4.10 Crores, taking its 5 Days domestic total to 39.60 Crores at the Box Office.
The movie made a decent business in the morning and afternoon shows in single screens as well as multiplexes. The collections would have been better further, but the occupancy dropped in evening and night shows due to IPL Opening Ceremony.
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'Kahaani', 'Barfi!' lead TOIFA technical awards
Vidya Balan-starrer 'Kahaani' and Barfi!', which starred Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, picked the maximum awards in technical categories at the debut edition of the Times Of India Film Awards (TOIFA) in Vancouver.
The technical awards were announced on Friday at a night full of fun, fashion and glamour.
Kahaani, directed by Sujoy Ghosh, won the best editing (Namrata Rao), best story (Advaita Kala and Sujoy Ghosh), and ... Read More
Bollywood fever builds in Vancouver for film award show
Hundreds of fans were once again camped out at Vancouver International Airport on Friday for a chance to see some of the biggest stars in the Bollywood film industry arrive for Saturday's award show, including superstar Shahrukh Khan.
"I am very happy that we are here talking about cinema to people who are not only from India but from the rest of the world too and local Canadians... I hope they like us," said Khan shortly ... Read More
The Times of India Film Awards kicked off on Thursday
The show started late and there were plenty of empty seats, but the crowd continued to build and thousands of excited Bollywood fans raised the roof when the stars of the show hit the stage.
Earlier in the day hundreds of fans were at the Vancouver airport hoping to catch a glimpse of the film stars arriving.
Shaguftah Patel was one fan who came from across the country for the chance to see them in the flesh.
"I'm ... Read More
NO TAKER FOR GOOD FILMS.
Film maker Joshy Mathew who won this year National Award for best film on environment conservation for his movie Black Forest has said that he is yet to fund an exhibitor for his film. Even the cinemas of kerala film Development Corporation are unable to screen award winning films, he said. All the 12 cinema halls operated by KSFDC have been booked for main stream star studded films he added
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No National Award for 'Barfi!', Priyanka upset
Actress Priyanka Chopra, whose performance in 'Barfi!' was appreciated by the audience, is upset that the film did not get a single National award.
The winners of the 60th National Film Awards were announced on Monday.
"I am feeling bad that 'Barfi!' did not win National Award. But then it is up to the jury why they did not give the award," Priyanka told reporters at the launch of her first item song 'Babli badmaash'.
'Barfi!' was ... Read More
Watch Kalki seduce Emraan Hashmi with a guitar and a melody
The makers of ‘Ek Thi daayan’ released the first song- a romantic track titled ‘Yaraam’. The song features Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Huma Qureshi and Konkona Sen Sharma, and has many interesting moments.
The track opens with Emraan Hashmi, a magician asking Kalki Koechlin, “What do you do?” and Kalki replying “Aapse Ishq”. Immediately Emraan retorts, “Isliye mere hathon katil hona chahti ho”, and the whole auditorium breaks into laughter.
The song is composed by Vishal Bhardwaj, ... Read More
Why doesn’t Aamir Khan attend popular award functions?
Aamir khan is definitely one of the Bollywood’s actors with exceptional charisma in terms of spinning the money at the box-office. But never to forget he is also an outstanding actor who always encourages versatile & art movies which give a lot of scope to true acting.
He won lot of awards and accolades but Aamir Khan never attends any award function whatsoever and he states that popular film awards like Filmfare, IIFA, etc are not ... Read More
Indian Film Festival Melbourne to celebrate 100 years of Bollywood
Indian Film Festival Melbourne film, which is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the commonwealth, is going to happen in Melbourne this year celebrating 100 years of Bollywood. Vidya Balan has been chosen as the brand ambassador for the second time in a row. The festival will happen from May 3rd to 15th.
The festival will start with the movie “Raja Harishchandra’ which was the first ever Bollywood movie released in 1913 and end ... Read More
5 worst item numbers of Bollywood
Off late item numbers have been having great impact on the movies. Now a days Item number are being used as a trailer for the films they are part of. Here is a list of item numbers which were not worth calling themselves an item number.
Mehbooba from “RGV ki Aag”
Everything about this was bad and so was the item number. Extra tanned Urmila Matondkar with skimpy clothes looked more scary than hot. It was way ... Read More
Kai Po Che boy Sushant Singh Rajput in Kjo’s next
Kai Po Che
With Kai Po Che going on to be a super hit movie, all the lead actors are getting many offers. Recently Raj Kumar Yadav was announced the lead actor in which Freida Pinto is making her Bollywood debut. Amit Sadh bagged new movie with same production company which produced Kai Po Che. Sushanth Singh Rajput is doing an guest role in Aamir Khan’s next movie ‘Peekay’.
But Sushanth has a bigger reason to smile. ... Read More
Movie Review : Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga
saare jahaan se mehnga
Movie: Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga
Bollywood Celebden Rating: 2/5
Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Vishwa Mohan Badola, Pragaty Pandey, Zakir Hussain, Sitaram Panchal
Story: Rupesh Thapliyal, Vijay Manral
Music: Manish J.Tipu
Director: Anshul Sharma
Puttanpal (Sanjay Mishra) is a typical middle class person who works in a government veterinary hospital and has a small family with wife Noori(Pragaty Pandey) who runs a small beauty parlour, a retired father Nagpal(Vishwa Mohan Badola) who wants to live privileged life and an unemployed ... Read More
Mira Nair to re-release Salaam Bombay after 25 years
Mira Nair's ode to the city's underbelly turns 25 this year with a re-release. So where is the motley crew today?
Salaam Bombay, Mira Nair's debut film that won many international accolades including the Camera d'Or and the Prix Publique at the Cannes Festival, is turning 25 this year and to commemorate this, PVR is re-releasing the landmark film on March 22.
Shot in real locations and featuring non-actors, the international project chronicled the life of street ... Read More
Rajinikanth's Kochadaiyaan to be released in four languages
Kochadaiyaan features Bollywood siren Deepika Padukone opposite Rajinikanth.
Here's some good news for all Rajinikanth fans. The megastar's highly anticipated movie Kochadaiyaan will be released in not just one or two but four languages.
The movie, which is directed by Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya R Ashwin, will be released in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English.
This is the first time that Rajinikanth will be releasing his film in so many languages. This is being done to cater to the ... Read More
Can A Dalit Woman Play a Nair Role in Malayalam Cinema Today?
I think this Rosy Memorial Lecture is a historically significant move for
two important reasons. First of all it gives us a chance to remember and
commemorate P K Rosy, the Dalit Christian woman, who was the first heroine
of the first film in Malayalam, Vigathakumaran, which was made and
released by J C Daniel in 1928 in Trivandrum. This lecture series in her
memorial will surely help us pay our tribute to this pioneering woman who
came forward to ... Read More
Amitabh Bachchan to work with Anurag Kashyap
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is teaming up with Anurag Kashyap in his next untitled movie.
The 70-year-old will play the lead in the thriller, which is set to go on the floors early next year.
"I am delighted to be working with Anurag, a director, who has through his rugged belief in his kind of cinema compelled us to fall in line with him. I have a general concept of the story and anxiously wait for him to ... Read More
Pakistani actress Meera to remake 'Pakeezah'
Meera, who made her debut in Mahesh Bhatt's 'Nazar' ten years ago but failed to make her mark in Bollywood, is now dreaming real big.
The actress wants to step into the shoes of (late) Meena Kumari and is leaving no stone unturned to cast herself in the role of the Sahibjaan of Kamal Amrohi's 1972 classic 'Pakeezah'. On Monday, Meera met Amrohi's son Tajdar and requested him if she can make the film with her ... Read More
Best film Oscar for 'Argo' upsets Iran
Oscars 2013: 'Argo' wins best film award, Ang Lee best director
The best film Oscar for the CIA thriller "Argo" has riled Iran, which says the award has unveiled the "bare politicization in Hollywood".
"In the era that politicization in Hollywood was very strong, and every awards and festivals in Hollywood had paid much attention to the anti-Iranian movie 'Argo', the 85th Academy Awards ceremony, unveiled the bare politicization in Hollywood," said mehrnews.
US First Lady Michelle Obama ... Read More
Ang Lee wins second Oscar Best Directing for 'Life of Pi'
Taiwanese-born Ang Lee won his second Oscar for Best Directing on Sunday for "Life of Pi," the adaption of Yann Martel's fantasy adventure novel about an Indian boy who survives a shipwreck but is stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.
"Life of Pi" was nominated for 11 Oscars - including Best Picture - and also won for Cinematography, Original Score and Visual Effects. Starring newcomer Suraj Sharma, the film was lauded by critics for ... Read More
Life of Pi' transcends boundaries: Distributor
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) With Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" winning four golden statuettes at the 85th Academy Awards, its distributor Fox Star Studios has hailed it saying it is a rare work of cinema.
The film bagged four honours at the glitzy gala Sunday night, including the best director award for Lee.
"We are delighted with 'Life Of Pi' winning the maximum number of Oscars this year! Ang Lee is one of those rare directors ... Read More
No Oscar for Bombay Jayashri
Indian vocalist Bombay Jayashri, who was nominated in the best original song category at the 85th Academy Awards for her track "Pi Lullaby" from " Life of Pi", lost the trophy to British singer Adele, who took home the statuette for " Skyfall". However, "Life of Pi" won the best music - original score award.
Written and sung by Jayashri, "Pi Lullaby" was also competing with other numbers like "Before my time" from "Chasing Ice" ... Read More
Winners of the State Award for 2012
Thiruvananthapuram: Celluloid was adjudged the Best Movie and Ozhimuzhi the Best Second Film in the State Film Awards for the year 2012 . The movie 'Celluloid' bagged about seven awards for the year 2012. The awards were anounced by B. Ganesh Kumar, Minister for Sports and Cinema on Friday.
Prithviraj bagged the Best male actor award for the movie 'Celluloid' and 'Ayalum Njanum Thammil' and Rima Kallingal was awarded the best female actor award for ... Read More
Coffee and conversation
Karthi and Kajal Aggarwal talk about their screen chemistry and likes and dislikes
Karthi and Kajal Aggarwal’s first film together Naan Mahan Alla was a huge hit. And now, the two are excited about their upcoming rom-com, All In All Azhaguraja, directed by M. Rajesh.
More on their roles
Karthi: Azhaguraja is about people from a small town. It is a romantic comedy. With Rajesh at the helm, you can expect a laugh riot.
Kajal: I play a ... Read More
Ajay Devgn to speak in 5 languages in Himmatwala
In a particular scene, Devgn will speak in Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Tamil in the remake version of Sajid Khan's Himmatwala.
Actor Ajay Devgn will speak in five different languages in his upcoming film Himmatwala.
In a particular scene, Devgn will speak in Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Tamil in the remake version of Sajid Khan's Himmatwala.
"Ajay has spoken in five languages in a particular scene where Tamannaah (leading lady) gets some goons to beat him ... Read More
'Celluloid’ wins state award for best film
Thiruvananthapuram: 'Celluloid,' a feature film directed by Kamal based on the life of J C Daniel, the pioneer of Malayalam cinema has won the Kerala state award for best film for the year 2012.
The Jury chaired by director I V Sasi chose Lal Jose as the best director for the film 'Ayalum Nhanum Thammil,' which also won the award for best popular film with artistic appeal.
Prithviraj was adjudged the best actor for his roles in ... Read More
New York Indian Film Festival to open April 30
New York Indian Film Festival The oldest and most prestigious film festival for Indian cinema in North America, the 13th Annual New York Indian Film Festival, will kick off its week-long festivities with a star-studded opening April 30.
Organised by the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), the festival will begin with a red carpet premiere at a prestigious new opening venue for the festival, the Skirball Centre for Performing Arts in New York City.
Festival screenings will take ... Read More
Celluloid pays tribute to Malayalam filmmaker JC Daniel
Kochi: Acclaimed Malayalam film director Kamal Thursday said his biopic 'Celluloid', which will hit theatres tomorrow, is a tribute to J C Daniel, considered the father of Malayalam cinema.
Daniel was 'sidelined' by history and the film is a touching tribute to the filmmaker who died unsung, Kamal told reporters after a preview of the film, which has Prithviraj playing the lead role of Daniel and Mamata Mohandas essaying the role of his wife Janet.
The movie ... Read More
Lovemaking scenes not big deal in India: Pakistani actress
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Bollywood is more open when it comes to showcasing sensuality and lovemaking scenes, as compared to the film industry in her homeland, says Pakistani actress Sara Loren.
Sara will be seen in Randeep Hooda and Aditi Rao Hydari-starrer "Murder 3", releasing Friday. The movie is a franchise of the popular "Murder" series, known for its bold content.
Pakistan, she says, has a "different culture".
"India is open about their ideas and sensuality of women. ... Read More
Karanvir Bohra turns producer with Punjabi film
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) TV actor Karanvir Bohra has ventured into film production with Punjabi film "Love You Soniye". He says the Punjabi movie industry is poised for good growth and he is positive his project will reap good results.
"I realised that Punjabi cinema is doing so well right now. Just like southern cinema is number one among regional film industries, in the same way, Punjabi cinema is also growing strong. So, I think it's ... Read More
Vishwaroopam row settled: Kamal Haasan agrees to edit 7 scenes
The movie's Hindi version, Vishwaroop has been well-received in north India, barring some minor protests in Lucknow.
Actor-director Kamal Haasan has agreed to run seven scenes that Muslim groups had found objectionable in his movie Vishwaroopam without audio. This paves the way for the movie, which was banned for two weeks by the government, to be finally released in Tamil Nadu, its biggest market. The compromise deal came after a six-hour meeting on Saturday between Mr ... Read More
Christian outfit angered at Malayalam movie
Demands removal of ‘objectionable scenes’ from the movie.
Christian outfit angered at Malayalam movieKerala, February 05, 2013: Seems like film makers these days are at the receiving end.
After opposition against Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam and Malayalam movie Romans, another regional film is facing opposition from a Christian outfit.
Indian Christian Democratic Party alleged that ace director Mani Ratnam’s Malayalam movie ‘Kadal’ (Sea) had objectionable scenes referring to Christianity.
The party has sought the removal of those scenes from the ... Read More
Meet to break Vishwaroopam deadlock fails to take off
The proposed formal tripartite meeting to break the deadlock over the screening of Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam in Tamil Nadu failed to take off on Friday as Muslim outfits reportedly insisted on the presence of the actor-filmmaker during the parleys.
But there was no sign of any meeting in the evening nor any official word on it.
Mohammed Hanifa of the Federation of Tamil Nadu Muslims Social and Political Organisations had said earlier that they were ready for ... Read More
'Vishwaroopam': Madras HC upholds ban, Kamal Haasan to move SC
CHENNAI: Actor Kamal Haasan said on Wednesday that he will file a petition in the Supreme Court to overturn the ban on his film 'Vishwaroopam'.
The Madras high court on Wednesday set aside a single judge order staying the government's prohibitory orders on film 'Vishwaroopam'. As a result, theatres cannot screen the film anywhere in Tamil Nadu.
Earlier in the day, Kamal Haasan said he is ready to cut a few scenes from his movie 'Vishwaroopam'.
"My Muslim ... Read More
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde backs Kamal Haasan and Vishwaroopam
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde backs Kamal Haasan and Vishwaroopam
New Delhi: The Centre today came out in support of film star Kamal Haasan, who is facing problems in releasing his mega budget film 'Vishwaroopam', saying everyone in the country enjoys the freedom of expression and artists have full liberty to continue their choice of work.
"We are a free society. There is freedom of expression. There is liberty for artists. We have a Constitution," Home Minister ... Read More
Ban on Vishwaroopam unfair, says film fraternity
Filmmakers and actors took to Twitter to express their views about the ban on Vishwaroopam
The Tamil Nadu government's ban on actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan's movie Vishwaroopam, following objections from Muslim organisations, has left industry members like Prakash Raj and Madhur Bhandarkar upset and angry.
The movie was slated for release on Friday. However, it has now been stalled for 15 days in Tamil Nadu after representatives of some Muslim organisations met the state home secretary and submitted ... Read More
Muslim organisations demand ban on 'Vishwaroopam'
Various Muslim organisations demanded a ban on the screening of actor-producer Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', saying "it will affect social harmony" in Chennai.
M H Jawahirullah, MLA and President, Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam, said representatives of various Muslim organisations met the City Police Commissioner S George demanding that the screening of the movie be banned.
"The screening of the movie will affect social harmony in the state. We plan to meet the Home Secretary, besides moving ... Read More
Malayalam film industry makes an impressive turn around
Thiruvananthapuram: Malayalam film industry made a turnaround in 2012 with an annual investment of about Rs 350 crore and release of 128 movies in contrast to sequential flops and losses that crippled the industry in the last few years.
What is more significant, according to industry players, is this is the first time the industry crossed the triple century mark in terms of annual investment after stagnating around Rs 200-250 crore in previous years.
The release of ... Read More
10 sequels to release this year
It's pouring sequels in Bollywood's backyard. In a bid to cash in on franchises that have brought in box office numbers, production houses continue to play the sequel game.
Picture this: Salman Khan's Dabangg 2 did better business than the first part; Shah Rukh Khan's Don 2 managed an improvement in numbers over its earlier version. Ajay Devgn's Golmaal 3 is a bigger hit than Golmaal and Golmaal Returns; Hrithik Roshan's Krrish grew in stature; Abhishek ... Read More
Sindhi community upset with Bejoy Nambiar’s David
Bejoy Nambiar's upcoming film, David, have got into trouble over the popular folk song "Dama dam mast kalandar."
The song used in the movie has been opposed to by the Sindhi Community. They have complained against the song and requested the makers, Reliance Entertainment and Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to take the song off air, as it send out a wrong message, the way it is portrayed.
The song was originally written by poet ... Read More
Rushdie coming to India to promote 'Midnight's Children'
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Controversial author Salman Rushdie is set to visit India on a promotional tour for Deepa Mehta's "Midnight's Children", based on his Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. He says "it's a great feeling".
The promotional activity will take place Jan 24, at books and music retail store Landmark at a south Delhi mall.
"It's a great feeling to be visiting Landmark and talking about my book, 'Midnight's Children', which has ... Read More
2013 Upcoming Bollywood films
With the start of a fresh year, movie buffs can expect new films and concept to overwhelm them. There are going to be a train of sequels that will be releasing this year. New onscreen couples and novel stories too will floor the audiences this time around. Let us jot down some of these films that have grabbed the attention of the audiences since their inception.
Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola- This film will be featuring ... Read More
Review: Annayum Rasoolum
- Jisha G.Nair
Kottayam: Does real love always end up in death? No. Annayum Rasoolum - the first directorial venture of Rajeev Ravi proves otherwise. It speaks to you about the search for love beyond death. The latest Mollywood release, taken realistically, doesn't at all disappoint viewers. Without much gimmicks, the director narrates a genuine love story through a mellifluous visual pattern.
The film takes off as a narrative by Ashley, who returns home at Vypin ... Read More
MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA
Release Date: January 11
Cast: Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma, Pankaj Kapur, and Shabana Azmi
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
SYNOPSIS: Set in the rustic surroundings of a village in Haryana in India,
"Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola" is a comedy-drama about Harry Mandola (PANKAJ
KAPUR), a wealthy industrialist who loves his drink, his daughter Bijlee
(ANUSHKA SHARMA) and the unusual bond they both share with Harry's man
friday, Matru (IMRAN KHAN). Much to her father's delight, Bijlee is all set
to marry Baadal (ARYA BABBAR), ... Read More
UTV announces next Tamil film Sigaram Thodu
The movie will feature actor Vikram Prabhu in the lead.
Sigaram Thodu is the next Tamil offering from UTV Motion Pictures. It will feature actor Vikram Prabhu in the lead.
Gaurav of Thoonga Nagaram fame is the writer and director of the film.
The pre-production work for Sigaram Thodu commenced on Wednesday, and the film's shooting is expected to begin from April 2013. The other cast and crew is under finalisation and will be announced shortly.
"As a Studio, ... Read More
Freida Pinto signs Bollywood film, finally
Four years after making her big screen debut, sources say Freida Pinto has finally signed a Hindi film.
The actress became an overnight sensation after her first film Slumdog Millionaire won a bevy of international awards, be it the BAFTAs or the Academy Awards. The actress went on to star alongside Hollywood hottie James Franco and even inked a film with Woody Allen. But what remained on everyone's mind is when she would actually sign a ... Read More
Dabangg 2 promotes torture: William Nicholas Gomes
William Nicholas Gomes, a visiting fellow at Centre for Applied Human Rights in University of York, UK, has appealed to the makers of Dabangg 2 to remove the sequence where Salman Khan’s character, Chulbul Pandey, glorifies the practice of torture by police forces. “This will raise wider
public support in favour of torture and ill treatment in the custody,” he said.
Producer Arbaaz Khan remained unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.
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Akshay Kumar to star in 'Ramana' remake
After successfully co-producing her first film "Rowdy Rathore", which entered the Rs.100 crore club, designer Shabina Khan has now bought the rights of Tamil hit " Ramana", a film highlighting the fight against corruption.
Confirming the same, Khan told IANS: "I have bought the rights of Tamil film 'Ramana'. I will remake it in Hindi. It's a beautiful film and I believe the audience will enjoy watching the film in Hindi."
"Akshay Kumar will play the ... Read More
Life! Camera Action… to premiere in India
The Capital’s first international film festival, Delhi International Film Festival (DIFF) 2012 is set to screen internationally acclaimed film Life! Camera Action… on 23rd December at the NDMC Convention Centre on Parliament Street, New Delhi. The festival was inaugurated on 21st December by telecom minister Kapil Sibal. Sibal addressed the media and shared his fondness for Amitabh Bachchan’s films.
Life! Camera Action… , a film co-written, directed and produced by Rohit Gupta has been causing a ... Read More
Prosenjit rallies for screening of Indian films in Bangladesh
Prosenjit Chatterjee rallies for screening of Indian films in Bangladesh; wishes to start screening Amitabh Bachchan's films
Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee has now confirmed talks with the Bangladeshi government to lift the 48 year-old-ban on Indian films in the country.
The actor had a day-long meeting with the Information and Broadcasting minister of Bangladesh, Hasanul Haq Inu, on December 21 and is all set to release films in the country on and after April 14, next year.
"Finally ... Read More
Talaash enters Rs 100 crore club
The film has grossed Rs 46.40 crore overseas. Talaash also features Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor.
Aamir Khan-starrer suspense thriller Taalash has made it to the Rs. 100 crore club. The film has raked in Rs 131.78 crore worldwide.
The film, directed by Reema Kagti, and co-produced by Farhan Akhtar-Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertaiment and Aamir Khan Productions, earned Rs 85.38 crore at the domestic box office within 13 days of its release, November 30.
The film has grossed ... Read More
Do we only send ‘nice’ Indian films to the Oscars?
By Aarushi Nigam, TNN
Bhagat Singh: An emerging symbol of struggle against economic imperia...
We've only been nominated thrice in around six decades, never won, and yet, it makes filmmakers care so much they hurl the juiciest insults at each other once every year. The Best Foreign Film category at the Academy Awards looks to be a perpetual thorn in the backside of the desi film industry. However, we'd like to clarify - we're not taking ... Read More
Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children irks Kerala Congress
The film is an adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel of the same name and features Satya Bhabha, Siddharth, Ronit Roy, Rahul Bose, Anupam Kher, Darsheel Safary, Soha Ali Khan and Shabana Azmi.
No sooner than Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children premiere show here got over on Monday evening, a controversy has broken out that the film which shows former prime minister Indira Gandhi in poor light should not have been screened in a Congress-ruled state.
State Cinema Minister ... Read More
Life! Camera Action… in F.Y.E, Amazon, HMV Canada.
Dynasty Records, a Florida based, multi-faceted leading Independent Record Label and Film Distributor acquired multi-award winning film, Life! Camera Action… for retail DVD distribution through Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: TWMC). Trans World's national mall-based store portfolio are united under the brand name F.Y.E., (For Your Entertainment);
"After it's great festival success around the world along with the ongoing popularity, we are thrilled to bring Life! Camera Action... to our U.S. and Canadian ... Read More
Punjabi film ’Anhey Ghorey...’ wins Golden Peacock at IFFI
Mira Nair being awarded with the Special Centenary Award by the Australian Film Maker, Mr. Paul Fox
Panaji: Punjabi film 'Anhey Ghorey Da Daan' (Alms for the Blind Horse), directed by debutante Gurvinder Singh, bagged the coveted Golden Peacock Award at the closing of the International Film festival of India (IFFI) 2012.
Produced by the National Film Development Corporation and based on Punjabi novelist Gurdial Singh's novel, the film attempts to translate to screen the effect years ... Read More
Akshay Kumar opens International film festival of India
PANAJI: When chief minister Manohar Parrikar first brought Iffi to Goa in 2004, the festival received much acclaim. Eight years on, it is apparent that merely the construction of a Rs 1.23 crore temporary venue meant to accommodate the whopping number of invitees, a film personality as the chief guest and over 13,000 delegates, don't ensure the success of a festival.
Perhaps the only thing the 43rd International film festival of India has to show ... Read More
Lal-Pal in Goa for Ozhimuri show
- Rishi K.Manoj
Panaji: The critically acclaimed Malayalam movie Ozhimuri was screened for the second time at IFFI, Goa. Noted as a good movie in the film fest, the character of the lead actor Lal had earned wide appreciation. The movie was also catogorized as one among the best movies in the Indian Panorama in Goa.
Lal was present at the Inox theatre where the movie was being exhibited, along with Madhupal, the director and Mallika, one ... Read More
India continues to fascinate director Susanne Bier
Source : IANS
Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) A fascination for India and a cultural attraction towards the country made Academy Award-winning Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier to set a part of her new film in India.
Interacting with mediapersons at the 43rd International Film Festival of India here Sunday, Susanne said her 2006 film "After The Wedding" had a part of the plot set in India, where the protagonist lived and managed an orphanage.
"I've always had a fascination ... Read More
'Life Of Pi' earns Rs.19.5 crore over weekend
Source : IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee's fantasy adventure "Life Of Pi" is raking in the moolah at the Indian box-office. The film has earned Rs.19.5 crore in the country in its opening weekend.
The movie, which released Friday, in 2D and 3D format, grossed Rs.5 crore on the opening day and went on to earn Rs.19.5 crore over the weekend.
"Life Of Pi", based on Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel of the ... Read More
'Life of Pi' premiere a star studded affair
The film “Life of Pi” is closely based on the 2001 novel by the same name that was written by Yann Martel.
This film has been directed by Ang Lee and stars Irrfan Khan and Tabu among the known faces. The story revolves around Pi whose adult version is played by Irrfan Khan. Director Ang Lee is known for directing films such as “Hulk”, “Brokeback Mountain”, and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden dragon”.
Pi finds himself in a life ... Read More
Karan Johar’s three films go to Marrakech film fest
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham 200x286 Three of Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar’s films will be screened at the Marrakech International Film Festival, to be held Nov 30-Dec 8.
“Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, released in 2001, will be screened on the opening night, and the event is expected to be attended by megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Karan himself.
On Dec 2, two of Karan’s latest films – “Agneepath” and “Student Of The Year” – will be screened. The director ... Read More
Thane girl's documentary nominated for international film festival
Fire In Our Hearts, 27-minute documentary film made by 15-year-old Jayshree Janu Kharpade, a tribal girl from Wada taluka of Thane district
Thane girl Jayshree Kharpade's documentary, that won rave reviews for projecting the lives of brick kiln workers' children, has been nominated for MY HERO international film festival this year.
MLA from Thane district and Shramjivi Sangathana founder Vivek Pandit today said he has received a communication from Daniel Chavez, an officer from The MY HERO ... Read More
Grand opening for JTHJ, SOS; may join Rs. 100 crore club
Jab Tak Hai Jaan poster 188x300 “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” (JTHJ) and “Son Of Sardaar” (SOS) opened together on Diwali day and both have managed a grand opening. Trade pundit predicts that the movies’ box office collection will cross Rs.100 crore mark.
Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif starrer JTHJ was released on 2,500 screens and it has reportedly collected Rs.15.23 crore all over India. The Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt starrer SOS ... Read More
Movie review: Ammavin Kaipesi
Based on an eponymous novel written by the director, the story of the film revolves around an ageing mother and her nine children, who are only connected through mobile phones.
Filmmaker Thangar Bachchan, known for his offbeat films such as Azhagi and Thendral, weaves an emotional tale of motherly love and how relationships are distanced by technology. With no big names associated with it, Ammavin Kaipesi hits the right chords and keeps you engaged throughout. Of ... Read More
Movie Review: Son of Sardar: Comedy or Action?
On the face of it, its easy to dismiss Son of Sardar as another one of those movies that flatter to deceive. The plot seems thin, the comedy overdone, and the logic, amongst many other things.. missing. But am gona say that this movie has actually got it right. It might not be a super hit, but definitely is going to rake it in at the box office.
To judge a movie, its important to first ... Read More
Movie review: Poda Podi
The story presents itself as a modern-day love story, but it definitely isn't.
Pray to god that he blesses you with immense energy and patience to sit through this disappointing film that is bereft of, forget entertainment, not even moments of laughter. Undeniably, the lead actors in the film are exceptionally good dancers and one can vouch for it. But, what doesn't work in the favour of the film is the hope that the audiences are ... Read More
Rohit Gupta’s movie Life! Camera Action… at the International Film Festival of Antigua and Barbuda 2012.
After winning numerous awards and outstanding praise in the U.S, UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Canada, Life! Camera Action... enthralls the judging panel in Antigua and Barbuda.
This internationally acclaimed family-drama, co-written, produced & directed by Indian Auteur Rohit Gupta is Officially Selected to screen at the International Film Festival of Antigua and Barbuda (IFFAB) 2012. The film follows a young woman in pursuit of her dreams of becoming a filmmaker against all ... Read More
TENTH ANNUAL WE CARE FILM FEST 2013, 5 December 2012
Brotherhood in association with the National Trust, the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT), the Global Rainbow Foundation and the Rapiscan Systems is organising tenth edition of We Care Film Festival.
The We Care Film Festival is an annual international travelling and educational film festival of short films and documentaries on disability issues. It travels ... Read More
'Son Of Sardaar' goes global
A promotional poster of Son of Sardar shows Ajay Devgn standing at Westminster's Elizabeth Tower
Son Of Sardaar (SOS) is all set for its worldwide release this Diwali, and the SOS team have found an innovative way to reach out to their fans across the borders. The creators of the film have released a set of images with Ajay Devgn's character Jassi posing at several well known landmarks around the world, just to remind you ... Read More
Brahmin groups protest Telugu movie
Hyderabad, Nov 7 (IANS) The row over Telugu movie 'Denikaina Ready' is refusing to die down with activists of Brahmin organisations staging a protest here Wednesday.
Demanding a ban on the movie starring Manchu Vishnu, protesters tried to march towards Raj Bhavan but were arrested. Raising slogans against Vishnu, they blocked traffic.
Some leaders of BJP, TDP and TRS also joined the protesters, who were demanding the arrest of Vishnu and his father, veteran actor Mohan Babu, ... Read More
Dr Rony Davis thrilled by ‘Ayalum Njanum Thammil’ response
By Aswathy K
Holding a stethoscope and saving people’s life was what Dr Rony David has been trained to do. But inside the doctor’s white coat, his heart always thumped passionately for acting. We have seen Rony making his subtle but impactful presence through his performances - Rajesh Pillai’s ‘Traffic’ as a sharp and witty journalist and in Aashiq Abu’s ‘Daddy Cool’ where he plays the antagonist’s associate Eeshwar to name a few. Presently the actor ... Read More
Ananth Mahadevan to adapt Satyajit Ray's short story into film
A tribute to Satyajit Ray is a rare oportunity, says Ananth Mahadevan
Actor-director Ananth Mahadevan will pay tribute to Satyajit Ray by adapting a short story of the master filmmaker and megastar Amitabh Bachchan is top on his wish list to play the lead role.
Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro follows the sojourn of a man who after retirement is looking to keep himself engaged and is invited to be a storyteller for a rich businessman.
It is a ... Read More
Making India Proud:
2012 festival blockbuster season looks like one of the best to come along in the last few years thanks to Oh My God and other highly anticipated films like Skyfall, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2, Son of Sardar, Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Life of Pi, Iron Man 3, Taalash, Khiladi 786, just to name a few. But you know about those movies. You will know about all those big-budgeted movies simply by ... Read More
Ang Lee all set to visit India for Life of Pi
In an unprecedented first, India will be the first country to be visited by the celebrated film maker India amongst the international countries to promote what is being touted as one of the most phenomenal films out of Hollywood this year, with a hugely India centric appeal!
What's more, Ang Lee will also be presenting exclusive and unseen 20 minutes of the film in stunning 3D to media and prominent Bollywood personalities, to showcase the extraordinary ... Read More
Mumbai Film Festival celebrates spirit of cinema
An assortment of screenings, world premiers, tributes, discussions, celebrations, press conferences and interactions - the 14th Mumbai Film Festival offered something for everyone and celebrated the spirit of cinema in its true sense.
The festival, which ended Thursday, saw the screening of 230 films from around the world with a mix of classic and contemporary cinema with special event segments dedicated to French, Italian, Afghan and Indian cinema.
From college-goers to aspiring filmmakers to film critics ... Read More
Denikaina Ready' cliched yet entertaining (Telugu Movie Review)
Film: "Denikaina Ready"; Cast: Vishnu Manchu, Hansika Motwani, Prabhu Suman, Sita Brahmanandam, M.S Narayana and AVS; Director: G. Nageswara Reddy; Rating: ***
If you have an appetite for cliched, brainless comedy then Vishnu Manchu's "Denikaina Ready" is not to be missed at any cost. From the director of highly successful comedy entertainers such as "Seema Shastry" and "Seema Tapakai", comes yet another non-stop comical treat with a story that's been milked dry over the years.
Vishnu plays ... Read More