Shubha Shetty Saha

  • Is SRK a bad loser?

    Straight Talk |  Shubha Shetty-Saha
    Now that Saurav Ganguly has embarrassingly gone unselected at the high profile IPL auction, quite a few eyebrows are raised and a few bold fingers...

  • Producers want peace in the copyright issue 30-12-2010 11:01 AM

    Mumbai: Mukesh Bhatt, Ramesh Sippy and a few others came together to announce the deferring of January 6 strike. Bollywood producers had earlier proposed to going on strike on January 6th in protest over the proposed amendment to the Copyright act that makes it compulsory for the producers to share...
  • Why oh why, Farah?

    Straight Talk |  Shubha Shetty-Saha
    I remember the time when Main Hoon Na released. Skeptical and curious about a choreographer turning director, I was sitting in a Dubai theatre with...

  • Priyanka Chopra's mysterious love life

    Straight Talk |  Shubha Shetty-Saha
    Priyanka Chopra on Karan Johar's show the other day, was a sight all right. She agreed to come on the show with her on-off or...

  • "Mirch was called unashamedly lusty" 30-11-2010 04:16 PM

    Last time you won a national award for your much appreciated film, Godmother. Are you expecting one for Mirch too? Vinay Shukla: I didn’t expect to win a national award for Godmother. It depends on how it is received by the other people. As far as I am concerned, I...
  • IFFI: Rajkumar Hirani talks about script writing 26-11-2010 12:34 PM

    Panaji: The film bazaar, organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), had Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi speaking about script writing. A delightful session by Raj Kumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi as they spoke about the art and science of script writing to an audience that comprised of media...
  • IFFI: 'Nauka Doobi' premieres at the film festival in Goa 26-11-2010 12:15 PM

    Panaji: Bengali film Nauka Doobi is directed by eight time national award winner, Rituparno Ghosh. The premiere was attended by Subhash Ghai (His banner Mukta Arts has produced the film) and one of the actresses in the film, Riya Sen. The movie stars Riya Sen, Raima Sen and Prosenjit Chatterjee....
  • IFFI: Don't celebrate me - Fatih Akin 26-11-2010 11:40 AM

    38-year-old Fatih Akin, German director of Turkish origin, who is known for his films like Head On, In July, New York I love you, The Edge of Heaven, was in Goa fielding questions by Indian film-maker Anurag Kashyap...Some excerpts.... "I listen to everyone's opinion. I think not listening is the...
  • IFFI selection disappointing 25-11-2010 02:38 PM

    When you are made to watch movies like 3 Idiots and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, you wonder if it's really worth making that trip to Goa for the festival. Even world cinema-wise, IFFI seems to be seriously lagging behind in the general scenario. This sentiment was echoed by film-maker Anurag...
  • IFFI: Museum for Indian cinema in Mumbai 24-11-2010 04:49 PM

    Indian cinema will complete 100 years in 2013 and by then the film lovers might get to visit a museum totally dedicated to the Indian film industry. Kuldeep Sinha, Director General of Films Division announced that the work for a museum is on and it is likely to be inaugurated...
  • IFFI: A tribute to dancers 24-11-2010 04:19 PM

    Dancing feet was inaugurated by the Goa CM Digambar Kamat, in the presence of dignitaries like Sitara Devi, Pt. Birju Maharaj etc. The festival, which will feature 22 select documentaries, Dancing Feet will showcase various dance forms of India, like Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Odissi, Kathak, Mohiniattam and Manipuri. It will...
  • Hrithik Roshan hospitalised 21-11-2010 10:05 PM

    While Hrithik Roshan's acting is being greatly appreciated in his recent film Guzaarish, he is unable to enjoy all the appreciation. The actor was hospitalised today afternoon at the Dhirubhai Ambani hospital. The reason being, allergic reaction to a medicine that Hrithik has been consuming for a while now. ...
  • MAMI comes to a close 29-10-2010 12:28 PM

    It was a festival, alright. For eight days, passionate film lovers ran down the stairs, queued up outside audis, grabbed sandwiches, coffee and popcorn on the go, and even fought their way through, to do what they love doing best, watching the best movies around the world. There were few...
  • MAMI Review: Kanasemba Kudureyaneri (Riding the stallion of a dream) 28-10-2010 01:03 PM

    A brilliant film, that deals with the life of a terribly poor couple, Hiriyanna and Rudri. While Rudri works at a farm, Hiriyanna is a professional grave digger and waits for someone in the village to die, so that he gets to do some work. Hiriyanna and Rudri might be...
  • I make movies for screenplay: Oliver Stone 27-10-2010 11:30 AM

    The academy award winner, Stone flew into Mumbai yesterday at one in the afternoon and soon after, was ushered into a press conference. The maker of films like Nixon, JFK and Wall Street, said Wall Street is mainly because his dad was a stockbroker. “Greed has never been good”, he...
  • MAMI Review: Aftershock (Tangshan Dadizhen) 26-10-2010 04:18 PM

    Mumbai: This brilliant Chinese film tells the story of twins who get separated after an earthquake. Set in the backdrop of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, Aftershock deals with the emotions of a five year old girl who realises that when her mother is given a choice between saving her and...
  • MAMI Review: The End of Summer 26-10-2010 03:46 PM

    Mumbai: The End of Summer the 1961 film is directed by celebrated Japanese director, Yasujiro Ozu. Even though the film has a humourous touch, it actually deals with the bleak truth that every one has to die some day. An elderly widower is still full of life and sneaks out...
  • MAMI reviews: Octubre 25-10-2010 11:35 AM

    A simple, small film, Octubre is directed by brothers Daniel Vega and Diego Vega. This Peruvian film is set in Lima, the capital of the country. The film subtly deals with the perils of loneliness and how a human being puts his or her defenses up when faced with loneliness....
  • 'Biutiful' turns ugly 24-10-2010 10:38 AM

    'Biutiful' proved to be the most popular film as more than thousand people gathered outside screen 3 of PVR cinemas well before the time of the show. But some people had better ideas. They sat in the theatre hall for the earlier film and stayed put for 'Biutiful'. This created...
  • MAMI begins with a bang 22-10-2010 12:23 PM

    This year the Mumbai International Film Festival (MAMI) is definitely better and bigger. With 215 feature films from 59 countries, 15 documentaries, 24 short films, and a retrospective of 49 Japanese films, shown in the span of eight days. Academy award winning director Jane Campion and Indian actor-director Suhasini Mani...
  • Ashok Kumar: An actor par excellence 13-10-2010 02:04 PM

    After 1987, for 15 years till his death, Ashok Kumar, fondly called Dadamoni, didn’t celebrate his birthdays. There was a strong emotional reason behind it. It was on his birthday that year his younger brother, Kishor Kumar had passed away. This in a way sums up the kind of person...
  • 'It's a special honour' 25-09-2010 10:27 AM

    Its the second time that Aamir Khan is experiencing this excitement. Earlier, his first production Lagaan was sent as the official entry for Oscars and had even managed to make a place in the first five. It lost the Oscars to No Man's Land. This year Aamir's satire on farmer...
  • 'Guzaarish' story lifted from a Spanish film? 24-09-2010 02:54 PM

    At the unveiling of the first look of Guzaarish yesterday, Bhansali was exceptionally cagey about the plot and even why the film is called Guzarish. But by now its common knowledge that the film is about a paraplegic who requests for Euthanasia to end his trauma. What not many know...
  • 'Guzaarish' story lifted from a Spanish film? 24-09-2010 11:05 AM

    At the unveiling of the first look of Guzaarish yesterday, Bhansali was exceptionally cagey about the plot and even why the film is called Guzaarish. But by now its common knowledge that the film is about a paraplegic person who requests for Euthanasia to end his trauma. What not many...
  • Richard Gere in a Hindi film? 21-09-2010 03:17 PM

    Renowned award winning Bengali filmmaker Gautam Ghose’s last Hindi venture, Yatra didn’t really work at the box office. His next Bengali film, Moner Manush is ready for release, but what's exciting him the most is the possibility of having none other than Richard Gere in his next bilingual (Hindi-English) film,...
  • Lara Dutta-Mahesh Bhupathi engaged 19-09-2010 09:44 AM

    Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi had initially denied having any romantic involvement with each other. Lara Dutta, Ex miss universe, who had come out of a long living in relationship with model turned actor Kelly Dorjee, was linked with another model turned actor Dino Morea for a while. Mahesh Bhupathi's...
  • Bachchan, Kamal, Mammootty: Who will break the record? 15-09-2010 05:56 PM

    With Amitabh Bachchan winning the National award for best actor for Paa, he comes in par with the other two powerhouses of talent from south, Kamal Haasan and Mammotty. Even though technically, this is Bachchan’s fourth award, (he won the national award for his debut film Saath Hindustani, but for...
  • Will brand Salman ride over Aamir and SRK? 15-09-2010 01:17 PM

    If he reaches the top position, that crown would sit uncomfortably on his head. Salman Khan has always maintained through his attitude, work or his demeanour that he didn’t care for any positions or titles. But looks like even the otherwise brattish Khan has ended up with something that he...
  • Dabangg shatters all records with Rs 47 crore! 13-09-2010 01:50 PM

    Dabangg is no classic but its box office performance shows that the audience is lapping it up and how. This Salman Khan-starrer has created a record of sorts with the figure of 47 crores, which is whopping six crores more than its last contender Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots which collected...