The New Indian Express

  • Hindu temple set on fire in Pakistan over alleged blasphemy March 16, 2014

    A Hindu temple and a dharmashala have been set on fire by a frenzied mob in Pakistan's southern Sindh province over alleged desecration of a holy book, marring Holi celebrations and prompting authorities to impose a curfew in the area. The mob attacked the temple overnight in Larkana city, the...
  • Congress slams BJP over 'Mein Nahi, Hum' slogan January 26, 2014

    Congress on Sunday claimed that BJP and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had copied its campaign slogan "Mein Nahi, Hum" (Not I, we) and slammed the opposition party for calling it "copycat", saying it was a case of "pot calling kettle black". "It is pot calling kettle black. BJP...
  • 'Aadhi Bhagavan' trailer set for big launch October 7, 2012

    After 'Aadhi Bhagavan's' audio launch in Canada on Sept 6, director Ameer has decided to launch the trailer of the film in a big way in Chennai and preparations are simultaneously on for the same. The entire crew is expected to present for the trailer launch and interact with the...
  • Tamil Films with English titles are back again October 7, 2012

    The film 'Pizza' releasing on October 19 is probably the first Tamil flick with an English title to hit the screens this year. Since the film crew was very sure that 'Pizza' would only get a U/A certificate as it is set in the thriller genre, they didn't have to...
  • Director Vamsi Paidipalli alleges fake FB account October 4, 2012

    The director of the movie 'Brindavanam', Vamsi Paidipalli, lodged a complaint with the Cyber Crime police on October 3 stating that unidentified persons had created a fake account on his name on Facebook and Twitter. They had also uploaded his morphed photographs. The young director alleged in his complaint that...
  • Soundarya's relatives fight over her property October 4, 2012

    Relatives of popular southern actress Soundarya, who died in a plane crash in 2004, are fighting a legal battle over her property, which is estimated to be worth Rs 50 crore. Soundarya was campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Andhra Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha elections when her...
  • Ilayaraja's daughter composes for 'Vellachi' October 4, 2012

    Singer and daughter of Isaignani Ilayaraja, Bhavatharini, has composed music for a film titled Vellachi. Although, this will be her first Tamil film as a composer, she has worked on a couple of films including 'Mitr, My Friend' directed by actor Revathi, which went on to win the National Award...
  • 'Enthiran' to be discussed at media conclave October 4, 2012

    It was no surprise when the organisers of Media and Entertainment Business Conclave chose 'Enthiran' (2010) for discussion for a session dedicated to computer graphics and 3D technology. For, the second movie in which director Shankar and superstar Rajinikanth came together after Sivaji (2007), was the one that set high...
  • Prabhas branded me as a stylish filmmaker: R Lawrence October 4, 2012

    It's double delight for dancer-turned-director Raghava Lawrence. While he is happy that his recent Telugu flick Rebel, with actor Prabhas in the lead, is doing well at the box office, he is pretty relaxed about the fact that he has completed shooting for the project which was being made for...
  • K'taka: Water release to TN hits life in Cauvery basin October 1, 2012

    Bangalore: The release of 5,000 cusecs of water each from Kabini and KRS reservoirs to Tamil Nadu on the directions of the Supreme Court late on Saturday night has thrown normal life out of gear in the Cauvery basin as hundreds of people took to the streets on Sunday, demanding...
  • Competition for KFCC's president post heats up September 27, 2012

    Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) will see a fresh face at the helm as it goes to polls this September 29. Three candidates are in the race for the President's post- B Vijaykumar, Rajendra Singh Babu and BN Gangadhar. As a practice, the three wings of KFCC- producers, distributors...
  • Thilakan's unforgettable roles are remembered September 25, 2012

    Actor Thilakan, who passed away on September 24, might not have acted in too many Tamil films, but considering the impact he had on Tamil audiences, it's going to be quite a while before memories of the veteran actor will fade. Director Sundar C, who brought the thespian back to...
  • Ananth's next film based on freedom fight September 23, 2012

    An Odia freedom fighter's struggle for recognition is the subject of filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan's next project. Having made the successful Marathi movie, 'Mee Sindhutai Sapkal', that fetched him four National Awards, Mahadevan is now in the final stages of shooting for 'Gaur Hari Daastan: The Freedom File', based on Odia...
  • Malayalam cinema still considers old as gold September 23, 2012

    The recent success of films that take a detour from the conventional path and feature youngsters in lead roles, has ignited a debate in Malayalam cinema. Is the era of superstars coming to an end, or is Malayalam cinema witnessing a radical change? "Some films that are fresh in thought...
  • No FDI in retail, says Karnataka September 23, 2012

    Bangalore: Opposing the Union government's decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the multi-brand retail sector, the state government has decided not to allow foreign retail giants to open their stores in the state, said Agriculture Produce and Marketing Committee (APMC) Minister SK Bellubbi. He told reporters on Saturday...