Remembering the undisputed empress of Bengali silver screen

April 6, 2014

Suchitra Sen’s 83rd birth anniversary today
Remembering the undisputed empress of Bengali silver screenThere are millions amongst us, who till date, only need to close their eyes for a magic to happen as the face of ethereal beauty, Suchitra Sen appears before them. The golden lady of the Tollywood’s silver screen is not merely a renowned actress in the hearts of her fans but a legend who continues to live on even after her passing away on January 17, 2014, that left millions of her fans devastated.
Today is the 83rd birth anniversary Read more

Art House films struggling

September 13, 2013

Rahul Bose tells New Age
Art House films strugglingArt House icon of the contemporary Indian film industry Rahul Bose is playing the protagonist in Rubayat Hossain’s upcoming film Under Construction.
The name of the character is Imtiaz Elahi, a Bangladeshi theatre promoter, who develops a relationship with a frustrated theatre actor, which will be performed by another Bollywood actor Shahana Goswami.
‘I performed with Shahana Read more

Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 receives poor critics’ review

June 9, 2013

Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 receives poor critics’ reviewThe second franchise of the Deol trio Yamla Pagla Deewana has failed to impress the critics. The comic caper is rather forced
and hence becomes unbearable.
Directed by Sangeeth Sivan, the film that Casts Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Neha Sharma, Kristina
The film, which promised double Read more

Barfi in the thick of controversy

October 1, 2012

Even before the cast and crew of India’s entry for best foreign language film at next year’s Oscars “Barfi” could begin celebrating, the movie is in the thick of a controversy for allegedly copying scenes of foreign movies, including those featuring legendary Charlie Chaplin.
Since “Barfi” had hit screens two weeks ago, several videos have spread through social media Read more

“Barfi” set to go to the Oscars

September 24, 2012

Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra-starrer Bollywood film “Barfi”, the love story of a deaf and mute boy set in the fairy-tale world of the 1970s Darjeeling Hills in West Bengal, has been chosen as India’s entry to the Oscars next year in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The film, directed by Anurag Basu, was released in the first week of September this year and received Read more

Raj Kapoor’s ‘Awaara’ added to Time’s 100 greatest films

May 30, 2012

Time magazine has included Raj Kapoor’s 1951 classic Awaara among 20 new entries added to its All-Time 100 list of the greatest films made since 1923, the beginning of the prestigious US periodical. Rethinking the movie masterpieces, Time critic Richard Corliss describes Raj Kapoor as “the great star-auteur of India’s postcolonial golden age of movies – Cary Grant and Cecil B DeMille in one handsome package Read more

3 Idiots to get Hollywood and China remakes

December 5, 2011

Bollywood hit comedy 3 Idiots, starring Aamir Khan, Madhavan and Sharman Joshi is reportedly all set for a Hollywood and China remake.
The film, which was released in December 2009, broke box office records in India and was screened at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
“We are in talks with three studios in Hollywood and one company in Italy for the remake of 3 Idiots” Read more

Lagaan in Time Magazine’s Top 25 Best Sports Movies

October 4, 2011

Aamir Khan’s first production Lagaan which won an Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category has brought us glory once again. Lagaan has been included in Time magazine’s 25 Best Sports movies list. Time magazine has given Lagaan the 14th spot in their list.
The 2001 film was the biggest hit of that year. Produced by Aamir and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Read more

The Ticket: A slice of life

July 27, 2011

Director: Zoya Akhtar
Producers: Farhan Akhtar & Ritesh Sidhwani
Screenplay: Zoya Akhtar & Reema Kagti
Story: Zoya Akhtar & Reema Kagti
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin, Naseeruddin Shah Read more

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara breaks even

July 20, 2011

Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has broken even, making Rs 28.60 crore in the opening weekend and Rs 31 crore through satellite and music rights for a total of over Rs 59 crore. The budget of the film, including prints and publicity was Rs 55 crore, reported Hindustan Times.
Despite the bomb blasts in Mumbai two days before its Friday release, people queued up to watch the Read more

Reason behind SRK’s bearded longhaired look in ‘Don 2’

July 18, 2011

Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Don 2’ has taken many people by surprise ever since the actor revealed his weird and unkept hairdo and ruffled beard, specifically grown for the film.
However, the actor is not too fond of it himself and his wife Gauri seems to completely dislike it.
SRK has to sport the Read more

Delhi Belly – Movie Review

July 10, 2011

Film: “Delhi Belly”
Director: Abhinay Deo
Starring: Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vijay Raaz
It is a cliche as old as this nation – of the many Indias that breathe under one India, Indian cinema has hardly been representative of even a few of these. Yet, one would have expected, after globalization and the emergence of a new bold, urban India, that Read more

Double Dhamaal – Movie Review

June 27, 2011

In director Indra Kumar’s Double Dhamaal, the quartet of Ritesh Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Ashish Chowdhry and Javed Jaffrey often stand side by side and have their turns at cracking jokes from scene to scene. If Ritesh stole a few laughs in the previous scene (or at least attempted to), then the next one has Warsi or Jaffrey trying to tickle you. Still further, chal bhai Chowdhry, ab teri bari! And so goes on and on the menagerie Read more

No sequel for Tere Bin Laden… yet

May 5, 2011

Director of comedy Tere Bin Laden indifferent to death of most-wanted Al Qaida leader
Indian director Abhishek Sharma, who struck box-office gold with his comedy Tere Bin Laden (Without Bin Laden), says he is indifferent to the death of the Al Qaida founder.
“I have been following the news since it happened. I am neither happy nor am I sad. I guess his death will bring a sense of closure for United States. Hopefully, they will stop their hunt and Read more

Salman blows up three tuk-tuks in Pattaya

February 23, 2011

Salman Khan will be seen in the distinctive Thai rickshaws performing action scenes for upcoming film, Ready
Salman Khan recently shot some high-voltage action sequences while driving a tuk-tuk in the narrow streets of Pattaya, Thailand last week.
Perhaps inspired by Hollywood actor Pierce Brosnan’s fast-paced ad in the ubiquitous Thai rickshaw, Khan suggested to the Read more

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