Lasyapriya Sundaram

  • Watch: Bollywood filmmakers speak on censorship 02-05-2013 07:00 PM

    Over the years film censorship in Hindi cinema has undergone many changes. As Bollywood celebrates 100 years of its inception, lets find out what is still taboo in films. ...
  • Satyajit Ray's 92nd birthday: Maverick director's best films 02-05-2013 06:52 PM

    Satyajit Ray was born on May 2, 1921. He is considered one of the greatest filmmakers of his time. ...
  • A short escape from Delhi: Patan Mahal

    Theatrically yours |  Lasyapriya Sundaram
    Young urban Indians have the urge to take the much-needed weekend break to get away from the city and its hustle and bustle. While Goa...

  • Oscars: Are Indians making their presence felt at the grand awards ceremony? 26-02-2013 10:13 PM

    Year 2009 was the year when India made its presence felt at the grand awards ceremony Oscars with AR Rahman bagging two Oscars. ...
  • One Billion Rising: Anoushka Shankar shows her support 14-02-2013 04:52 PM

    One Billion Rising is an online campaign spearheaded by change.org. ...
  • Kadal: AR Rahman plays some of his favourite tunes 16-01-2013 02:39 PM

    Kadal is an upcoming Tamil film directed and produced by Mani Ratnam. ...
  • South: Tamil and Telugu hit films of 2012 02-01-2013 12:26 PM

    The Tamil and Telugu films that made news in 2012. ...
  • South: Kannada and Malayalam movies of 2012 02-01-2013 12:19 PM

    Kannada and Malayalam films that made news in 2012. ...
  • Books: The bestsellers of 2012 28-12-2012 11:32 AM

    It's that time of the year when we tell you which books turned out to be page turners and why. CNN-IBN tells you all about 2012's bestselling books. ...
  • At 62, Rajinikanth still every producer's dream actor 12-12-2012 10:22 AM

    Rajinikanth celebrates his 62nd birthday on this special day, 12.12.12, which happens once in a century. ...
  • Mix of romance and action at theatres in Tamil Nadu this Diwali 12-11-2012 09:50 PM

    Arguably the biggest release this Diwali down south is Vijay starrer 'Thuppakki', directed by AR Murugadoss - the man behind 'Ghajini'. However, the other big film Tamil fans are waiting is 'Poda Podi' - a breezy love-story starring Silambarasan and Sarath Kumar's daughter Varalakshmi. 'Ammavin Kaipesi', directed by Thangar Bacchan...
  • Friday releases: 'Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi' 23-08-2012 03:04 PM

    Filmmaker Farah Khan and makes her acting debut in the middle age comedy 'Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi' with Boman Irani. ...
  • Watch: Author Chetan Bhagat on What Young India Wants 08-08-2012 06:32 PM

    "Meri naukri, meri chhokri (My job, my girl)." Young India's rallying cry is simple. They want love and they want money, says the popular writer and columnist Chetan Bhagat to CNN-IBN. ...
  • Bollywood actors romance heroines half their age 26-07-2012 12:58 PM

    From Aamir Khan to Akshay Kumar, all actors are seen romancing heroines half their age on the silver screen. ...
  • 2012: Bollywood scores high in first six months 20-06-2012 06:10 PM

    New Delhi: Six months down and Bollywood has enough reasons to smile. While three films have been safely ensconced in the 100 crore club, a number of small budget films with quirky scripts have also hit bull's eye. It's a good time to be in the industry. Stepping into a...
  • Shahid, Priyanka on promotional spree of 'Teri Meri Kahaani' 19-06-2012 12:27 AM

    We got the actors talking about shooting for the film and got them to enact some of their romantic scenes from the film. ...
  • Bollywood gets ready to splash in the spunk of small town India

    Theatrically yours |  Lasyapriya Sundaram
    Urban romances and stories set in Delhi and Mumbai have dominated Hindi films for the past few years. But the same can't be said about...

  • Junoon has a long way to go: Salman Ahmad 11-05-2012 08:19 PM

    Salman Ahmad of Pakistan based Sufi rock band Junoon talks about his Bollywood debut and favourite Bollywood musician. ...
  • From supporting actors to lead stars 08-05-2012 01:35 PM

    Mumtaz, Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha have been star examples of supporting actors who took over as main leads in the past. But a look at a few recent and forthcoming releases, and you'll see more cases of character actors graduating into lead stars. And as Lasyapriya Sundaram found out,...
  • Young Indian writers scripting a new trend 30-03-2012 01:00 PM

    New Delhi: While mainstream films have seen mass consumption in the country, a new breed of Indian fiction is seen doing the same. These books speak in a language which is hooking on a lot of first time readers. Indian writing in English has moved far beyond the Amitav Ghoshes,...
  • 'Bollywood Striptease' leaves a sense of ennui 22-03-2012 07:38 PM

    Neeta Shah's 'Bollywood Striptease' is a light and frothy take on the big bad world of Hindi cinema. Mind you calling it Bollywood might not go down well with many of the insiders. More than being an intriguing narrative the book is closer to being a handbook on 'how to'...
  • World book fair celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema 27-02-2012 01:44 PM

    The World Delhi book fair commemorates the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, along with books celebrating the 100 years of cinema. There's something for every book lover. ...
  • Meet Sanjeev Bhaskar, ' the king of comedy' 17-02-2012 08:53 PM

    Sanjeev Bhaskar talks about his inspiration and movies. ...
  • '3 Idiots', an exceptionally funny film: Sanjeev Bhaskar 15-02-2012 06:57 PM

    Tickling the funny bone may be the toughest thing in the world, but for comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar it was something that he learnt from his family. ...
  • Delhi - the inspiration for many Bollywood movies 06-12-2011 09:47 AM

    Historical monuments, tree lined roads, the old co-existing with the new - New Delhi has excited many filmmakers over the years. ...
  • Aamir Khan named national brand ambassador of UNICEF 01-12-2011 12:11 AM

    UNICEF wants Aamir Khan to spread awareness about the malnutrition and children. ...