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Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Mary Kom' declared tax free in Maharashtra
Mumbai: National Award winning actress Priyanka Chopra's much-awaited movie 'Mary Kom', the story of a determined girl who makes it big in the world of boxing, has been declared tax free in Maharashtra a week before its scheduled release date.

"Yay! #MaryKom declared tax free in Maharashtra a week before release! Amazing!! #Sept5," Priyanka posted on Twitter.

The movie is a biopic on the five-time World Champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom. It is slated to release on ... Read More

Kalki's 'Margarita, With a Straw' to premiere at Toronto film fest
Mumbai: Kalki Koechlin starrer Margarita, With a Straw, about a young romantic rebel in a wheelchair, is set for its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival that starts 4 September.

The film's director Shonali Bose is "ecstatic".

"Toronto was also home to my first feature 'Amu'. 'Margarita, With a Straw' is a deeply personal film. It is inspired by the extraordinary spirit of my boys - Ishan and Vivan - and by the joi de ... Read More
Indian youth smart enough to know PK is fiction: SC
Indian society is mature enough to distinguish between art and obscenity, the Supreme Court said on Thursday while dismissing a petition seeking a ban on the release of Aamir Khan starrer ‘PK’ for “promoting” nudity.

Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha, heading a Bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and Rohinton Nariman, said tolerance to works of art and fiction was the hallmark of a tolerant society. The order rescues the film caught in a swirl of ... Read More
Mumbai's Rs 5 crore shame: Who will pay for a film festival?
By Satyen K. Bordoloi

It seems like the much-awaited yearly art bonanza, the 16-year-old Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI to most and MFF to some) will not see the light of the projector this year.

The reason is as old as civilization – lack of a few rupees. Ok, a lot of rupees. Obviously the much fabled large-heartedness of Mumbai, home to 26 billionaires (ranked 6th in the world) and 2,700 multi-millionaires, where Rs 100 crore films have ... Read More
Rani's film 'Mardaani' gets adult certificate
Actress Rani Mukerji, who is enjoying the success of 'Mardaani', on Tuesday said that on behest of viewers and NGOs she will send the film to the censor board for re-certification.

Despite being awarded an A-certificate, Mardaani, which earned Rs.15 crore in the opening weekend, has been made tax free in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

The actress is keen to show the film on female trafficking to children who are above 12 years.

"I am so happy ... Read More
Film writers choose executive
In the recently concluded elections of the The Film Writers Association (FWA), the Progressive Writers Group made a clean sweep, winning 22 of the 23 seats of the Executive Committee.

FWA is the writers union for all Hindi, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Konkani, Rajasthani and Punjabi screenwriters.

It is an oft-repeated fact that barring a few A-listers, all screenwriters find themselves helpless while negotiating with producers, and forced to accept unfair terms and one-sided contracts. The ... Read More
Toronto film festival unveils star-studded guest list
(Reuters) - The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will feature a host of Hollywood favorites when it opens next month, with actors including Robert Downey Jr. and Al Pacino expected to attend.

Widely considered the kick-off to Oscar season, the festival will show 285 feature films, 143 of which will be world premieres. The festival unveiled its guest list and full program on Tuesday.

Downey will be on hand for the showing of David Dobkin's "The Judge," ... Read More
'Raja Natwarlal' not a superficial con film: Emraan Hashmi
After playing a man overpowered by witches and an amnesia patient in his last two ventures, actor Emraan Hashmi is back to playing a mischief maker on-screen in Raja Natwarlal, which he says is not a superficial con film. PTI file photo

After playing a man overpowered by witches and an amnesia patient in his last two ventures, actor Emraan Hashmi is back to playing a mischief-maker on-screen in 'Raja Natwarlal', which he says is not ... Read More
Salman's film beats Shah Rukh Khan's 'Chennai Express’ lifetime collections
TNN
Salman Khan's 'Kick' has entertained one and all with its power packed action and Dabangg Khan has managed to break Shah Rukh Khan's 'Chennai Express' record at the box office.

According to a report in Koimoi, Kick has earned Rs 227.65 crores at the box office, while Chennai Express stands at a total business of Rs 226.70 crores.

Kick is now the 3rd highest grosser of all time, after Aamir Khan's Dhoom 3 and Hrithik Roshan's ... Read More
'Rang Rasiya' gets clearance from Censor Board!
It was reported that Nandana Sen, lead actress of Rang Rasiya, would have to give an NOC (No Objection Certificate) to the makers before they released further promo material of the film with erotic elements. But now we hear that that was never the case at all.

In fact, director Ketan Mehta has gone ahead and got a clearance from the Censor Board.

Nandana, who is amused by the reports says, "This is not true at all. ... Read More
Murder and the Malayalee
By Sarita Ravindranath Source : SIFY

Who killed whom and why? It seems no one wants to know just that any more.

The murder novel has evolved beyond answering simplistic whodunit questions and evolved into a deeper exploration of character, motive and milieu.

Gone Girl (2012), The Silent Wife (2013) and the works of Keigo Higashino (The Devotion of Suspect X, Salvation of a Saint) are all examples of recent popular novels whose thrills lay beyond your knowing who ... Read More
Moview review: Riyasat
Renuka Vyavahare, TNN
Story: Riyasat is the last film of late superstar Rajesh Khanna. It is yet another adaptation of The Godfather.

Review: Mario Puzo must be turning in his grave for Riyasat is a pointless adaptation of his classic. While RGV's version had 'Sarkar' played by Amitabh Bachchan, Riyasat's ethical Godfather is an ageing Saheb (Rajesh Khanna), who rules the underworld but helps the poor by guaranteeing them money, safety and justice.

His henchman is his elder ... Read More
Shah Rukh Khan supports Saahil’s debut film
Eepsita Guha,TNN
Mad About Dance (MAD) was conceived four years ago by Saahil, who was a student in UK then and Shah Rukh Khan who was completing his film Ra.One at that time in London.

Even then, SRK had given an open offer to the tall, curly-haired youngster - he could pick up any equipment that he might require for his film, from his production team. As Saahil left for his first schedule, the superstar wrote ... Read More
Malayalam film producer, family found dead in Dubai flat, suicide pact suspected
Dubai: The decomposed bodies of a south Indian film producer, his wife and daughter have been found in mysterious circumstances in their flat here.

The deceased identified as Santhosh Kumar, who hails from Kerala owns a film production company Souparnika Films and was a co-producer of the hit Malayalam movie 'Madambi', the Khaleej Times reported today.

Family sources said the bodies of Kumar, his wife Manju and daughter Gouri bore multiple stab injuries.
Representational image. Reuters

The Dubai Police ... Read More
Munna Mange Memsaab: movie review
Critic's Rating:
Cast: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Jordiya Anna
Direction: Shareeph Mansuri Saranawala
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 2 hours 7 minutes

Story: The title pretty much sums it up. A simpleton runs from pillar to post seeking a gori mem to be his bride.

Review: Naive and jobless, Munna (Peepli Live's Omkar Das Manikpuri), a small town guy, gets mocked for being ugly, right from his childhood. His mother consoles him by leading him on to believe that he is 'sundar' ... Read More
Anurag Kashyap's Ugly Leaves Audience Numb at Leh Film Festival
IANS
A still from the film Ugly Anurag Kashyap's Ugly, which created waves at the Cannes International Film Festival earlier this year, made its Asia premiere here and left an audience full of filmmakers, army trainees and media, numb with its 'ugliness'. (Also Read: Will fight with the Censor Board till the end: Anurag Kashyap)

The thriller about complex relationships formed during a tragedy, its underlying connotation and stupendous performances left the audience numb. However, more ... Read More
Karan Johar did 'Bombay Velvet' for free
New Delhi: Filmmaker Karan Johar will be seen on the big screen again and the makers of "Bombay Velvet" say that he didn’t accept a single paisa as an actor’s fee for his negative role in the film.

As a token of appreciation, co-producer Phantom Films (Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl) has sent a giant Rs.11 cheque as a symbol of friendship between them and Karan.

"Yes, he has not taken any remuneration, because this film is ... Read More
Kareena Kapoor: Shuddhi not happening
PTI

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is not part of Karan Johar's 'Shuddhi' and according to her the project has been shelved.

Hrithik Roshan was cast in the lead for the film but he quit due to health reasons. Kareena, who was finalised opposite Hrithik, also left the project. Reportedly, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were also offered the movie but they are now working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Bajirao Mastani'.

There were rumours that Salman Khan and ... Read More
Holiday BO collections: earns Rs 87.5 cr
TNN
Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha starrer 'Holiday- A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', has managed to earn well at the Box Office.

According to a report in Koimoi, Holiday has collected around Rs 5.5 crores on its ninth day. The film made Rs 87.5 crores at the box office so far and the report further states that Holiday is now the third highest grosser of 2014. It has surpassed the lifetime business of Gunday which ... Read More
'Holiday' not a typical Akshay Kumar film
No one can fault Akshay Kumar's dare-devilry on screen, but Bollywood's action titan insists his forthcoming film "Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty" shouldn't be confused with a typical action-drama. He says the film's topic, which focuses on terrorism and sleeper cells, as well as real stunts sets it apart.

"'Holiday' is an amazing film on what terrorism is all about and how the army tries to capture the sleeper cells," Akshay, who has ... Read More
Mahesh Bhatt Sees a Fearless Filmmaker in Hansal Mehta
IANS
Mahesh handed over the Filmfare Award, that he won for his 1984 film, to Hansal Mehta in appreciation of his "fearless" filmmaking spirit.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's masterpiece Saaransh completed 30 years and on the occasion he handed over the Filmfare Award, that he won for his 1984 film, to National Award winning director Hansal Mehta in appreciation of his "fearless" filmmaking spirit.

Saaransh turned 30 on May 25.

"I have handed over my award for Saaransh to ... Read More
Cannes autograph-hunters brave sun, rain, long hours for 'dream'
(Reuters) - Packed behind security barriers, scorched by the sun and pelted by rain, they are the real stars of the Cannes film festival - the intrepid autograph hunters.

The fans on the front line of the world's largest cinema showcase, perched on stepladders across from the famous red carpet steps, are ecstatic about all the celebrities and the glamour.

"I'm living my dream ... There's no one happier than I am. It's been building up since ... Read More
Sonam Kapoor wants Bollywood to make gay love story
PTI
Could there be a gay love story in Bollywood? One of its biggest stars says it is time to explore it.

Sonam Kapoor spoke about the possibility in an interview where she lamented India's laws on homosexuality: Last year, its Supreme Court upheld a ban on gay sex.

READ: Sonam Kapoor in Cannes with sister Rhea

"Well you know, unfortunately, in our country right now recently there is a law which does not, which basically had said that ... Read More
Movie Review: Kochadaiiyaan
Story: Two kingdoms are at war with each other and a young general, through cunning and valour, puts his nation at an advantage. But he also has another goal — bringing down his own king to avenge his father's death.

Review: Kochadaiiyaan opens with a prologue that tells us the two kingdoms, Kottaipattinam and Kalingapuri, have been at war with one another for generations. We see a boy from Kottaipattinam, who is about to drown, being ... Read More
Manam
TNN
Critic's Rating:
Cast: ANR, Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Samantha, Shriya Saran, Lavanya Tripathi, Brahmanadam
Direction: Vikram Kumar
Genre: Drama
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Avg Readers Rating:
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Story: Six-year-old Bittu is orphaned when his parents die in a car accident. He grows up to become the leading businessman in India. Thirty years on, he runs into a college student, Nagarjuna who looks exactly like his dad. Convinced that Nagarjuna is re-incarnation ... Read More
Koyelaanchal
Renuka Vyavahare, TNN
Critic's Rating:
Cast: Vinod Khanna, Suniel Shetty, Vipinno
Direction: Ashuu Trikha
Genre: Crime
Duration: 2 hours 22 minutes
Avg Readers Rating:
Story: Koyelaanchal is packaged as a saga of the coal mafia of Dhanbad, Jharkhand, but is actually just another tale of how an honest government officer takes on a crime lord.

Review: Saryu Bhan Singh (Vinod Khanna) is the godfather of Rajapur. He is the face of the coal mafia. From poor to rich, cops and ... Read More
Manjunath
Renuka Vyavahare, TNN
Critic's Rating:
Cast: Sasho Satiiysh Saarathy, Seema Biswas, Kishore Kadam, Yashpal Sharma
Direction: Sandeep Varma
Genre: Biography
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
Avg Readers Rating:
Story: Shanmugam Manjunath, a 27-year-old sales manager working with the Indian Oil Corporation, was brutally murdered in 2005 for exposing the oil mafia in UP. This is his story.

Review: One of the least promoted films of the week, Manjunath pleasantly surprises you with its thought-provoking, hard-hitting content and earnest execution. An ... Read More
Release of Rajinikanth’s ’Kochadaiiyaan’ postponed to May 23
Mumbai: The release of Rajinikanth's much awaited movie 'Kochadaiiyaan' has been pushed back again to May 23, due to technical issues, it was officially announced here on Wednesday.

Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International) is set to release 'Kochadaiiyaan The Legend', directed by his daughter Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin worldwide on May 23, two weeks after its previously announced release date of May 9.

Although the entire unit geared up for a May 9 release, due to some ... Read More
Film stalwarts laud Kochadaiiyaan’s cutting-edge technology
TNN
Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin has used cutting-edge photorealistic technology — seen in Hollywood masterpieces like Avatar, The Adventures Of Tintin and Beowulf — in her directorial debut Kochadaiiyaan — The Legend. Stalwarts from Hindi and South film industries, who have seen portions of the upcoming 3D venture starring Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone, are full of praise for it.

Says Amitabh Bachchan, "Soundarya has shown the rest of the world that women in India are capable of doing ... Read More
'Satra Ko...' to present 'real' Indian wedding flavour
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) "Satra Ko Shaadi Hai", which has an ensemble cast of over 50 actors, promises to bring out the flavour of real Indian weddings on the big screen.

Co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures, J.A. Entertainment and Rising Sun Films, it will be a fun and entertaining marriage drama, said a statement.

Featuring Barun Sobti and Sapna Pabbi as the lead actors, the movie will be helmed by debutant director Arshad Syed.
... Read More
Main Hoon Naa's lesser known facts
Main Hoon Naa is the first under Shah Rukh Khan's production company Red Chillies Entertainment.

It is also choreographer Farah Khan's directorial debut. The movie was released on 30th April 2014 and interestingly the movie has completed 10 years of success. It was not only Farah Khan's directorial debut but the lady had also penned down the screenplay of the movie. Main Hoon Naa certainly is very close to Farah Khan as since morning the ... Read More
'Yellow' bags 3 National Awards, B-Town cheers for Riteish
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh's second Marathi venture "Yellow" won the Special Jury and Special Mention awards at the 61st National Film Awards, and the Hindi film fraternity is proud of the "Grand Masti" star.

Here's what the celebrities posted on Twitter:

Karan Johar: Congratulations Riteish! Proud of you for everything you have achieved as a producer!

Farah Khan: Riteish! 'Yellow' won three National Awards? Wow! Many congrats to Mahesh Limaye and you! Party toh ... Read More
61st National Award winners of Marathi cinema
TNN
The 61st National Awards were announced today by the Directorate of Film Festivals. The Marathi film industry walked away with 9 awards. We bring you the winners:

Winners List:

Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut film of Director: 'Fandry'

Best Film on Social Issues : 'Tuhya Dharma Koncha'

Best Supporting Actress: Amruta Subhash ('Astu')

Best Child Artist: Somnath Avghade ('Fandry')

Best Female Playback Singer: Bela Shende ('Tuhya Dharma Koncha')

Best Screenplay (Dialogues) : Sumitra Bhave ('Astu')

Best Marathi Film: 'Aajcha Diwas Majha'
... Read More
Bhoothnath Returns
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra
Direction: Nitesh Tiwari
Genre: Drama
Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes

Story: Our good-hearted ghost with a dost is back. This time he's all set for some social seva by contesting elections and befriending a street-smart slumboy.

After his last visit to earth (prequel), Bhoothnath (Bachchan) goes back to exotic Bhoothworld, where ghosts lavishly live it up. Though it's run like a sarkari organization with departments like 'Reincarnation Section', 'Bhooth Mail', et ... Read More
Want to do a film like 'Karate Kid': Boogie Woogie winner
Boogie Woogie Kids Championship, the show that enthralled viewers across the country and created a fresh dance legacy, a journey which started with 16 contestants who came from across India has now come to an end as it has got its next dancing sensation in Abhishek Sinha.

In an exclusive conversation, the winner shared about his delightful journey on Boogie Woogie and also shared his future plans. "Now, after Boogie Woogie I am going to concentrate ... Read More
Priyanka Chopra's Mary Kom to release on Gandhi Jayanti
IANS
Priyanka's movie is based on the life of the Olympic medal-winning boxer M C Mary Kom
The release date of Mary Kom, the much-awaited biopic on Olympic medal-winning boxer M C Mary Kom, has been locked. It will come out on October 2, celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti across the country every year.

Viacom18 Motion Pictures on Wednesday announced the release date of the film which stars Priyanka Chopra in the title role. The project has been directed ... Read More
LINE-UP OF THE 12th ANNUAL INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES
Closing Night Gala film will be culinary comedy JADOO
by London-based director Amit Gupta

Highlights include Anurag Kashyap’s UGLY, Sundance Festival favorite LIAR’S DICE, Irrfan Khan starrer QISSA, and Mumbai spotlight films BOMBAY TALKIES
and MONSOON SHOOTOUT

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 18, 2014) – Today, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) proudly announced its 2014 lineup of narrative and documentary features and short films for this year’s festival. The impressive program reflects the rich diversity ... Read More
Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' now to release May 1?
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The release of the long-awaited Rajinikanth starrer "Kochadaiiyaan" has been postponed yet again. The new release date, according sources very close to the project, is May 1.

After many delays, the film had been "finally" announced for release April 11 alongside the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Hindi entertainer "Bhootnaath Returns". But now it seems the Big B would have to go it alone on that Friday.

"Despite our very best efforts, we're just not ready. ... Read More
I have some responsibilities towards viewers: Arun
Majority of the movies being released now in Malayalam are done in haste with shooting completed in two weeks and post-production works in another week. Among such movies, which leave theaters at double the speed than its production works, young director Arun Kumar Aravind’s films stand out providing visual treats to the spectators.

Movies such as ‘Cocktail’, ‘Ee adutha kalathu’ and ‘Left right left’ directed by Arun were well received and much acclaimed by the viewers.

Arun’s ... Read More
THE 12th ANNUAL INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES CLOSING NIGHT GALA AND FILM LINE-UP
Closing Night Gala film will be culinary comedy JADOO
by London-based director Amit Gupta

Highlights include Anurag Kashyap’s UGLY, Sundance Festival favorite LIAR’S DICE, Irrfan Khan starrer QISSA, and Mumbai spotlight films BOMBAY TALKIES
and MONSOON SHOOTOUT

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 18, 2014) – Today, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) proudly announced its 2014 lineup of narrative and documentary features and short films for this year’s festival. The impressive program reflects the rich diversity ... Read More
New York Indian Film Festival to Spotlight Gurinder Chadha
By IANS - NEW YORK

The 14th Annual New York Indian Film Festival will put the spotlight on British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of her acclaimed film "Bhaji On The Beach".

The six-day festivities at the oldest and most prestigious film festival for Indian cinema in North America from May 5-10 will also include a retrospective of the filmmaker's documentaries, according to the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC).

After a star-studded opening night red ... Read More
New entry on Balika Vadhu
Vijaya Tiwari,TNN
Colors' popular show Balika Vadhu will soon witness a new entry as a new face Mohit Abrol will enter the show as Sanchi's ( Roop Durgapal) would be husband.

Sources inform that Mohit is a 26-year-old Delhi guy who has completed his graduation in Arts. The actor thinks Shiv and Anandi (Siddharth Shukla and Toral Rasputra) are brilliant actors. Mohit will enter Sanchi's life who has gone through a worst phase of her life.
... Read More
Oscars 2014: Complete List of winners
TNN
Here's the entire list of winners at the Oscars (2014).

BEST FILM: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE: MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE: CATE BLANCHETT

BEST DIRECTOR: ALFONSO CUARON

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Great Gatsby

BEST MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING: Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED): Mr Hublot

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Frozen

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION): Helium

BEST ... Read More
'Gunday' makes Rs 100 crore worldwide
TNN
Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh starrer 'Gunday' is the latest film to join the Rs 100 crore club, albeit only if we include the worldwide collections.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, 'Gunday' released on the viable Valentine's Day Friday and box office collections picked up soon after. Good news is in store for the makers of Gunday as according to a report in Koimoi, box-office collections in India have grossed Rs 82 crores while ... Read More
Indian films’ popularity deceptive: Brit
Kolkata: Indian cinema is a "long way" away from conquering mainstream markets and British film-goers are "unlikely" to accept Bollywood as an alternative to Hollywood, British film scholar Geoffrey Nowell-Smith has said.

He also pointed out that non-conventional Indian films are inconspicuous in Britain.

"Indian cinema is a long way from conquering mainstream...Indian films are rarely reviewed or advertised in the national press (in Britain)," he said during an interactive session at the British Council here Tuesday.

"It ... Read More
The Lunch Box to be released on Feb 28
After winning raves from audiences at the Cannes, Toronto, and Sundance film festivals plus three FilmFare Awards, the critically acclaimed Irrfan Khan hit THE LUNCHBOX releases in the United States on February 28 with exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles. Also starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur, the award-winning motion picture will then release in additional U.S. cities throughout March through Sony Pictures Classics.

Press screenings will be held in New York and ... Read More
Vaani hopes for a good response to 'Aaha Kalyanam'
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Actress Vaani Kapoor, who will be seen in the southern remake of Yash Raj films' "Band Baaja Baaraat" titled "Aaha Kalyanam", hopes her film gets an equally good response.

"I hope people accept it, watch it and give it as much love as they did to 'Band Baaja Baaraat'. We have put in a lot of hard work and efforts in it," the 25-year-old said here at the Zee Cine awards.

Directed by ... Read More
'Pannaiyarum Padminiyum' - heartwarming and heart-tugging (IANS Tamil Movie Review)
Film: "Pannaiyarum Padminiyum"; Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Jayaprakash, Thulasi, Aishwarya Rajesh, Sneha, Neelima Rani and Balasaravanan; Director: S.U Arun Kumar; Rating: ****1/2

In a list featuring films that tug at your heart strings, debutant Arun Kumar's "Pannaiyarum Padminiyum" deserves to be right on the top.

An emotionally uplifting work, the film steers away from the commercial zone by constantly rewarding us with characters that not just entertain but stay with us hours after we leave the cinema hall. ... Read More
Three star-studded Telugu films launched
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Three big ticket Telugu films featuring three big stars Ram Charan Teja, Daggubati Venkatesh and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, respectively, were launched here Thursday.

Two of these films even canned a few shots.

The Ram Charan Teja-starrer, being directed by Krishna Vamsi and produced by Bandla Ganesh, is yet to be titled.

"The film was officially launched this morning. We have started shooting. Writer Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao gave the clap for the first shot of ... Read More
'Jai Ho' reflects country's current political scenario: Arbaaz
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) While superstar Salman Khan has been urging not to link his upcoming film "Jai Ho" with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), his brother and actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan says somewhere there is a connection between the movie and the country's current political scenario.

"It's a very good co-incidence that 'Jai Ho' somewhere reflects the current scenario in the country," Arbaaz told reporters here Thursday at a Gillette event.

AAP formed by Arvind Kejriwal, who ... Read More
Shah Rukh Khan books Diwali slot for Happy New Year
IANS
Shah Rukh Khan books Diwali slot for Happy New Year
The movie’s poster is released today.
If all goes well, the Bollywood box office will belong to Shah Rukh Khan this Diwali -- his much-awaited film Happy New Year is scheduled for an October 23 release.

An official source said, "Happy New Year will be a Diwali release."

It's officially announced through the film's first poster, which is launched today (January 2) on the movie's social media pages - ... Read More
Sneak peak of Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam 2
Shiva Prasad,TNN
Wishing the fans a Happy New Year, ace actor/director Kamal Haasan has revealed a sneak peak of the making of his upcoming magnum opus 'Vishwaroopam 2'. The film is said to be an action packed spy thriller written and directed by Kamal Haasan. The shooting of the film is over and post- production work is going on in full swing.

Kamal said "Happy New year friends. I'm looking forward to premiering Vishwaroopam 2 in 2014 ... Read More
SRK’s 'Happy New Year' poster inspired from Ajay Devgn film?
TNN
Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn's cold war is known to one and all, but it seems that while making the first poster of Shah Rukh's 'Happy New Year' directed by Farah Khan, the makers got inspired from Ajay Devgn's 'Cash'.
... Read More
The top five Marathi films of 2013
Gayatri Deshmukh, TNN
This year was a golden year for Marathi movies when it came to raking in the moolah. We give you a lowdown on some of the biggest hits of the year.

Mangalashtak Once More This film marked Telugu actress Renu Desai's debut as a producer in Marathi film industry. By casting Swwapnil Joshi and Mukta Barve in the lead, the makers had won half the battle because Swwapnil and Mukta's onscreen chemistry is brilliant. ... Read More
Who's the Ram and Raavan of Bollywood?
Gone are the days when audiences just craved to watch high voltage drama in saas-bahu sagas. Today mythological shows have taken over. The popular Gods and Goddesses of Hindu mythology have become a huge rage on the small screen.
... Read More
Dhoom 3: Movie review
Cast: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Uday Chopra, Jackie Shroff
Direction: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Genre: Action
Duration: 2 hours 52 minutes

Story: Chicago is hit by a mysterious thief targeting one bank - can Mumbai cop Jai Dixit catch the shadowy chor?

Review: Straight up, Dhoom 3 makes you laugh, gasp - even sniffle. The most emotional of the Dhoom series yet, this is Aamir Khan's show all the way. As revengeful circus star Sahir, whose father Iqbal (Shroff) ... Read More
Movie Review: Oldboy
Story: After being held captive in a room for 20 years, Joe Doucett (Brolin) sets out on an obsessive journey of violent revenge against his anonymous captor. What also keeps him going is the need to make amends with his estranged daughter.

Review: Joe embodies just about every offensive trait that an absentee dad who is an alcoholic and a lecherous womanizer, can have. He begins his work day with a fifth of vodka, injects blatant ... Read More
Masala dialogues are a must in my films: Prabhu Dheva
Seema Sinha,TNN
While most people look forward to the upbeat songs and interesting choreography in a Prabhu Dheva film, R...Rajkumar, starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, promises to enthrall with its quirky dialogues too. "My films are entertainers, so masala dialogues are a must," says Prabhu Dheva.
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R... Rajkumar
Madhureeta Mukherjee, TNN
Cast: Shahid Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood, Ashish Vidyarthi
Direction: Prabhu Dheva
Genre: Action
Duration: 2 hours 26 minutes

Story: A rowdy Romeo falls in love with a village belle, but he has to fight the enemies of love - chachas, chamchaas and cronies - to take home his dulhaniya.

Review: He rips, he roars, he rages. He rides roughshod. Like a lovelorn 'Rambo', he rolls his 'R's. He's the riotous R...Rajkumar (R for Romeo!). Once again, a ... Read More
Bombay Talkies that launched Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor makes a comeback
PARAG MANIAR,TNN
The Bombay Talkies studio, founded in 1934, by Himanshu Rai, Rajnarayan Dube and Devika Rani, that launched Hindi cinema's best known names —Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Raj Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Satyajit Ray, Bimal Roy, Dev Anand and Mehmood, to name a few — is all set to be relaunched by Abhay Kumar, grandson of Rajnarayan Dube. The film Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahen marks the historical banner's revival and also ... Read More
Pakistani court imposes restriction on Indian movies
Lahore: A Pakistani court today imposed restrictions on the screening of Indian films across the country and laid down certain conditions for their release.

Justice Khalid Mahmood of the Lahore High Court issued the interim order in response to a petition filed by controversial TV talk show host Mubshir Lucman, a former film producer known for his anti-India stance.

Lucman claimed that under Pakistani rules, Indian movies that are shot completely in India and are sponsored ... Read More
Classic Indian films a welcome delight at Abu Dhabi fest
By IANS - Abu Dhabi

Away from home, yet so near - thanks to movies. NRIs, mostly middle-aged, used the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) platform to catch up on classics like "Pyaasa" and "Garm Hava" as well as new ones like "Qissa" and "Goynar Baksho". Meeting a star like Irrfan Khan was a huge draw too!

The curiosity and excitement in the air was evident from the word go.

For many, the festival, which celebrated the centenary ... Read More
Mannar Mathai to return, with same cast
Mannar Mathai, who entertained Malayalam movie lovers nearly two decades ago, is in the green room getting ready for a comeback.

The movie was made by the Siddique – Lal team, which had won the hearts of people as one of the best Malayalam comedy movies ever. Its second part is being directed by Mammas.

Innocent will be playing the role of Mathayichan again and the roles of Balakrishnan and Gopalakrishnan will be handled by ... Read More
Pakistani film on 'Indian agents' sets new box office record
PTI
Islamabad: As a police compound in Islamabad comes under terror attack, an 'Indian female agent'-cum-social worker in Pakistan is dancing with a mercenary celebrating their success. This is a scene from 'Waar', a film doing roaring business in Pakistan.

Said to be the most expensive Pakistani film ever to be made, the film is rumoured to be partly funded by the military, a charge denied by the film director Bilal Lashari.

The film is about Pakistan's fight ... Read More
'Krrish 3' set for simultaneous release in Tamil and Telugu
PARAG MANIAR, TNN
Rakesh Roshan's next, Krrish 3, is set for a simultaneous release in three languages — the Bollywood flick has also been dubbed in Tamil and Telugu.

Says Rakesh, "The dubbed versions of Krrish and Dhoom 2 have been the highest grossers in Tamil and Telugu industries. Also, Hrithik has a huge fan following down South. When I made Krrish, I had wanted every Indian to watch it. So, I got the film dubbed ... Read More
India, Indonesia to bond more, co-produce films
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Incredible India will engage Remarkable Indonesia with co-production of films and training of personnel, giving a boost to tourism and the entertainment business, as Asia's two large nations come closer on the people front.

The two countries committed to building on their close historical and cultural links after talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Jakarta last week. Recognising the popularity and impact of ... Read More
Savita Bhabhi movie released with English subtitles
In an attempt to broaden the scope and appeal of the first "Savita Bhabhi Movie", Kirtu today launched a version of the movie with English subtitles. Maintaining their goal of quickly responding to feedback from fans and customers, this was in response to the requests made by non-Hindi speaking Savita Bhabhi fans.

Deshmukh, the founder of Kirtu said he did not want the movie to be confined only to the Bollywood/Hindi audience, adding, "My aim has ... Read More
Boss: is not always right!
Gaurav Malani, TNN
Director: Anthony D'Souza
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Ronit Roy, Mithun Chakravarthy

They say 'the boss is always right'. So when almost everything about the film is wrong, you are still not supposed to question anything. A general viewer reaction to the mediocrity of this film was 'what else do you expect from a film like this?' So with the frequent flow of such unapologetically self-proclaimed mindless action films, our basic expectations are so downsized that ... Read More
'Shahid' - gritty,raw , gripping and guttural (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ****)
Source : IANS
Film: "Shahid"; Cast: Rajkumar Yadav and Tigmanshu Dhulia; Director; Hansal Mehta; Rating: ****

Stop right here. "Shahid" is the sort of rare raw unnerving journey into a socio-political reality that our cinema needs to undertake regularly but seldom does. Our filmmakers largely veer away from doing films whose redolent realism could ruffle political feathers.

First and foremost, Hansal Mehta's film on the real-life slain lawyer Shahid Azmi is a fearless work.

Fearless and unfettered, Mehta wastes ... Read More
Bollywood returns to Egypt after 25 years
By IANS - CAIRO

Come Wednesday and Bollywood will return to Egypt after 25 years with the release of Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer "Chennai Express", the event coinciding with celebrations back home of 100 years of Indian cinema.

Speaking at a media reception here Monday, Indian Ambassador Navdeep Suri said he was amazed at the love and affection Egyptians had for Indian cinema even when these did not play in theaters.

"It was an odd situation. India ... Read More
Prakash Jha wants to make a film on current police-society relation
PTI
One of the main ingredients of a Prakash Jha film is its topical element and the director now wants to bring on the silver screen the relationship of the police and society today.

Almost all of Jha's films be it "Mrityudand", "Gangaajal" "Apaharan" and latest "Satyagraha"- have been connected to their time.

The 61-year-old helmer feels the image of police in the society has changed drastically in the last 12 years and this subject could make ... Read More
Satyagraha
Srijana Mitra Das , TNN

Critic's Rating:

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpai, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao

Direction: Prakash Jha

Genre: Drama

Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes

Review: There's a shot in Satyagraha - a rainbow glimmering for a second between jets of water pounding protestors - which typifies this film. Vibrantly layered, Satyagraha weaves together urban legends of corruption, encompassing corporate lobbyists to murdered engineers. It features slices of histories, Chauri Chaura, Mandal, Anna Hazare's ... Read More
Madonna top-earning celebrity, trumping Spielberg, Winfrey: Forbes
NEW YORK

(Reuters) - She's still the Material Girl.

Pop diva Madonna 55, is the world's top-earning celebrity, according to a Forbes list released on Monday, raking in an estimated $125 million in the past year, mainly from her $305 million-grossing MDNA tour, but helped by sales of clothing, fragrance and various investments.

Director Steven Spielberg, who had a big hit last year with "Lincoln," was a distant second with earnings of $100 million in the year ended ... Read More
Stars, taboo sex and death at Venice film fest
By Michael Roddy

LONDON

(Reuters) - Space, stars and taboo sex will be on display in Venice this week as the world's oldest international film festival fights to keep its head above water in a city slowly slipping into the sea.

The 70th Venice Film Festival will try and see off competition from increasingly popular extravaganzas in Rome and Toronto by opening with the world premiere of 3D space fantasy "Gravity", starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.

Directed ... Read More
Jenner Jose debuts with a film on America’s illegal Indian immigrants
TNN

Jenner Jose's debut film Ooops a Desi that hit theatres yesterday, deals with the issue of illegal Indian immigrants in America, and the trial and tribulations they go through to survive in a foreign land.

Jenner says, "They are unable to approach authorities because their immigration status is invalid. At times, they decide to deal with the issue themselves, further worsening the situation. It is a topic that has never been dealt with before."

The director feels ... Read More
James Cameron announces four Avatar novels
PTI
Filmmaker James Cameron has announced four novels as an extended addition to his Avatar franchise.

The director has already added one more film to previously planned two sequels. Cameron now wants to expand the universe of Pandora through four stand-alone novels.

Cameron has roped in noted science fiction author Steven Charles Gould to write the books, based on the universe he created in his 2009 blockbuster.

Gould is best known for his 1992 novel "Jumper", which was turned ... Read More
Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express earns Rs 200 crore, creates box office history
Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express has already earned Rs 200 crore at the box office.Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express has earned Rs 200 crore at the box office in the second week of its release on August 9.

The movie, which had crossed the Rs 100 crore mark in just four days of its release and earned a whopping Rs 6.76 crore in paid previews, is still going strong across India and abroad.
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Madras Cafe not based on Rajiv Gandhi: Shoojit Sircar
IANS
Director Shoojit Sircar concedes that his movie Madras Cafe, based on the Sri Lankan civil war, may have certain scenes resembling events related to Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, but he clarifies that the film's story is not a biopic on the former prime minister.

At a press conference, Sircar and the film's producer John Abraham, who also plays the lead actor in the movie, were asked if permission was sought from the Congress party to essay an ... Read More
Bangalore Times Film Awards 2012 goes to...
TNN
You, our dear readers, have voted for, and chosen the best talent in Sandalwood for the year 2012. The winners of the Bangalore Times Film Awards 2012, in each of the 14 categories, have been selected based on your vote, on www.itimes.com/polls and ours. Historical film Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna has won the top honour in the Best Film category. The film has also won its director and lead actor the Best director and the ... Read More
'Planes' a plain underdog Story (IANS Movie Review)
Film: "Planes"; Voiceovers: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra, Teri Hatcher, Roger Craig Smit; Director: Klay Hall; Rating: **

Set in a vehicular world, "Planes" is an underdog story complete with a bit of romance, plucky sidekicks, arrogant bad guys and dumb henchmen.

The story begins in Lincoln, Nebraska, where our protagonist, the ambitious crop-duster Dusty Crophopper (voiceover by Dane Cook), with a single engine and propeller dreams of participating in the annual ... Read More
Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express: Biggest hit of 2013
Budget of the film: Rs.75 cr

Opening Weekend:Rs.100.42 cr

The Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express has not only attained success at the Box-Office, but has also broken several records, set by other big Bollywood movies. Right from the day when the promos of the film were released, it generated buzz and curiosity among the viewers, so much that as soon as the film, made of Rs. 75 crore, released it crossed the 100 crore ... Read More
Bollywood cinematographer's connection with Steve Jobs's biopic
IANS

Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) In what must rank as a very rare honour and privilege, Bollywood's well-known DOP (Director Of Photography) Aseem Bajaj, who has to his credit the cinematography of "Chameli" and "Gol Maal Fun Unlimited", has partly shot the eagerly waited Steve Jobs biopic "JOBS", releasing here Aug 23.

Bajaj shot the portions showing Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs visiting India.

Said Bajaj: "Yes, I am the Indian director of photography for 'JOBS'. I shot ... Read More
Suraj Pancholi's debut film to be directed by Nikhil Advani
IANS

Suraj Pancholi will make his debut with the remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 hit film Hero.

Nikhil Advani, riding high after the success of his espionage thriller D-Day, is said to have been roped in to direct the remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 musical blockbuster Hero.

The original film had launched Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri into the big league. Advani, who worked wonders with newcomers Sree Swara and Akash Dahiya in D-Day, hopes to work Ghai's ... Read More
Bollywood's Big-Screen Love Affair With Switzerland Fades
By JOHN LETZING.

Many Bollywood films feature scenes that whisk lovers away from a movie's plot line to frolic in a lush setting. WSJ's John Letzing reports on the origins of the "cut to Switzerland." Photo courtesy and copyright: Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.
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'Shuddh Desi Romance' invited for Toronto film fest
IANS

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput's "Shuddh Desi Romance" is heading to 'videshi' shores for a Gala Red Carpet Premiere at the esteemed Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2013.

The screening, to be held Sep 11, will be attended by director Maneesh Sharma and writer Jaideep Sahni, along with Sushant, Parineeti and debutant Vaani Kapoor. It will take place at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

Officials at the Yash Raj Films ... Read More
A film in which the spirit of the Sikhs have been misused against Muslims!
By Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch

The Director Rakesh Mehra and Farhan Akhtar, Actor in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ Film, Nirmal Kaur wife of Milkha Singh did much for Milkha Singh, but the director and the actor are equally more great like Milkha Singh to whom they promoted for ever in the history of sports as depicted in the film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ especially by Actor, Farhan Akhtar as seen and judged by me on Saturday, July ... Read More
Mammootty to play double role in ’Balyakalasakhi’
Kochi: Malayalam superstar Mammootty will essay a double role in the romantic tragedy 'Balyakalasakhi', (childhood companion), shooting of which will commence on August 5.

The actor would portray the role of Majeed and that of his father in the film, which is an adaptation of Vaikom Mohammed Basheer's novel of the same name. The actress who would play the role of 'Suhara' has been selected, the sources said.

Bengali actor Parambrata Chatterjee, who came ... Read More
Bachchan, SRK to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema in Chennai
Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema in Chennai Amitabh Bachchan are on the celebrity guest list to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema Bollywood luminaries such as Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan are on the guest list for celebration of Indian cinema's 100 years to be held here from September 1-3.

"Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh-ji are on our guest list. We have requested them to lend their ... Read More
Hungama Becomes Bollywood Gateway for Music Providers
To make it in the lucrative world of Bollywood music, it pays to be local.

Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., which has digital rights to 75 percent of the music from Bollywood films and controls 40 percent of the entire Indian digital music market, has signed Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Sony Corp. (8758), supplying the media giants with Indian tunes for their online stores. It also sells songs directly to listeners through its own ... Read More
Pakistan Film Censor Board has banned "Raanjhanaa"
PTI

The Pakistan Film Censor Board has banned the exhibition of Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor starrer " Raanjhanaa" because of its alleged "controversial theme".

The Central Board of Film Censors in Pakistan banned the film shortly before its scheduled release, Chief Executive Officer of IMGC Global Entertainment Amjad Rasheed, the importer of the film said.

Earlier the Censor Board had also banned films like "Ek Tha Tiger", "GI Joe", "Agent Vinod" for their controversial themes and "anti-Pakistan" ... Read More
Saif delays Bullet Raja song for his home production
Saif Ali Khan has been busy with Bullet Raja which has been forcing him to delay his work on his home production. Although the actor has wrapped up shooting for the movie, he still has one song left to do but he has now postponed the shooting for that song as he wishes to concentrate on his home production. The yet-untitled movie will be directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK.

According to our sources, Saif ... Read More
Salman Khan to release 'Mental' on Republic Day
ANI

Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan has always released his movies on Eid from past four years. But this year this is not the case.

His next action film, Mental, is finally set to open during the Republic Day weekend next year.

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Prabhudheva, Shahid to dance to ‘Gandi baat’
This one’s likely to be a visual delight – dancing ace Prabhudheva and actor Shahid Kapoor will groove together for the first time for “Rambo Rajkumar” in a song called “Gandi baat”. They are excited.

Prabhudheva, who is directing the movie, said he is very “excited” to perform alongside Shahid, who in his opinion is one of Bollywood’s most talented performers.

“I’m very excited about the song and Shahid and I are already rehearsing for it. It’s ... Read More
One Two Three Four – Chennai Express
Singers : Vishal & Shekhar

Music Composer : Vishal-Shekhar

Sing Along : Punam ke chand ko,
Ghoonghat ke neeche,
Chhupa ke,
Laai tere liye,
Duniya se nazrein chura ke..!

Peechhe kuwaan aage mere khaayi,
Tu hi bata jaun main kahaan,
Mujhko duaa kiski laagi bhai,
Aake padhara hoon jo yahan,

Ille fikar, aaja idhar
Beat pe laga le tu thumka

One two three four
Get on the dance floor, one two three four
Get on the dance floor, body shake, body shake
Kichum michum hard core, shor naal hichak michak
Party hichak ... Read More
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Movie Review
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Star-Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kalki
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Director: Ayan Mukherji
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Producer: Karan Johar, Ronnie Screwvala
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Duration: 2 hrs 20 mins
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is exactly what you expect it to be. A good romantic comedy. The first half is breezy and fun but guess what? The second half delivers! Remember the last time the Hindi film industry did all of that? I’m glad you don’t because this would help you enjoy the film more.

All the usual ... Read More
Bollywood tapori songs – series 1
Sapne Mein – Satya 1998

Movie : Satya
Singers : Asha Bhosle, Suresh Wadkar
Music Composer : Vishaal
Lyricist : Gulzar
Lines we love : Hai, gora chitta rang hai chand ka palang hai – (2)
Chandni me dhoolti hai, o kudi meri aaa…o kudi meri aaa…ha ha haa.
Chorus : Sapne mein milti hai, o kudi meri sapne mein milti hai
Sara din gungte me band kudiya si, oe oe oe oe oe…
Sara din gungte me band kudiya si, akhiyon mein khultihai

Tan ... Read More
Movie Review – Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
Cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Neha Sharma, Kristina Akheeva, Anu Kapoor

Producer: Dharmendra

Director: Sangeeth Sivan

Plot: Gajodhar(Bobby Deol) and Dharam (Dharmendra) play the two cons they did in the first installment of the film while Paramveer (Sunny Deol) works for a bank. Paramveer gets a job of recovering loan from a ‘used-to-be-millionaire’ but who now looms around in debt. Dharam and Gajodhar plan to con Mr Khanna (Anu Kapoor) and suman (Neha Sharma) and Reet ... Read More
M Night Shyamalan interview for After Earth: 'I offer originality'
M Night Shyamalan, director of the new Will and Jaden Smith sci-fi film After Earth, was once Hollywood's master of the surprise ending. Will he ever twist again? asks John Hiscock.

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Shah Rukh's shoulder injury creates roadblock for 'Chennai Express'
Shah Rukh Khan's shoulder injury is yet to heal and this has delayed the promotions of his upcoming venture

Shah Rukh Khan's shoulder injury which recently had him hospitalised where he underwent a surgery has delayed the promotional plan of his upcoming film Chennai Express.

According to sources, UTV was planning an elaborate gig on June 8 to launch the first look of the film, but SRK's painful shoulder has come in the way.

Apparently, SRK was supposed ... Read More
Award-winning film director, Susi Ganesh, in New York
A press conference was held on May 26th in New York, attended by Ameesha Patel, Pooja Gupta and Susi Ganeshan for their upcoming movie release

Bollywood director Susi Ganesh was an engineer by profession studied at the prestigious MIT and worked as reporter at Ananda Vikatan, a Time magazine equivalent in Tamil print media, before joining Mani Ratnam as assistant director.

He has directed some of award winning movies in the South such as Kandaswami, Thiruttu ... Read More
Barfi! treads foreign grounds
IANS

Ranbir Kapoor-starrer "Barfi!", which amassed critical and commercial acclaim in 2012, continues its international journey with an invitation from the Shanghai International Film Festival and an impending release in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The actor is excited.

"I'm elated by the fantastic response 'Barfi!' has garnered overseas. From Busan to Marrakech to Okinawa to Turkey the film has traveled to many countries and now I'm looking forward to 'Barfi!' traveling to Taiwan, Shanghai and Hong Kong ... 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
IANS

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
IANS

'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
TNN

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
IANS

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
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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
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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
IANS

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”

Urmila

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

Story:
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?


Jenny Rowena

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


 
 
 
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