Marathi film 'Deool' is minting money

Marathi film 'Deool' is minting money Mumbai: Marathi film Deool which released a week after Ra.one is attracting huge crowds in theaters prompting the filmmakers to increase the number of daily shows by 50. Directed by Umesh Kulkarni and with a star cast like Nana Patekar, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Sonali Kulkarni and a cameo by Naseeruddin Shah, was released on November 4 all over the state with 450 shows daily. However, the tremendous response in the opening...
06:23:57 PM Nov 07, 2011

I don't define my audience: Umesh Kulkarni

I don't define my audience: Umesh Kulkarni New Delhi: The magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque served as the perfect backdrop for the grand screening of Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni's third feature film 'Deool' (The Temple). The sea breeze from the Persian Gulf greeted an enthusiastic crowd at the Swiss Open Air theatre of Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel. The 5th Abu Dhabi International Film Festival hosted the international premiere of the film, close on the heels of its...
05:21:48 PM Oct 29, 2011

Coming soon, a Marathi movie inspired by Hazare

Coming soon, a Marathi movie inspired by Hazare Pune: In a celluloid tribute to Anna Hazare's resolve to fight corruption with non-violent methods, a Marathi film will capture the inspirational and magnetic pull of the anti-graft crusader's personality that has caught the imagination of the country. The film wants to convey that the Gandhian philosophy of 'ahimsa' (non-violence) and 'satyagraha' (peaceful resistance) is more powerful than terrorist ideologies that are spreading in the world, said Ganesh Shinde, director...
04:47:01 PM Sep 03, 2011

Govinda denies threatening brother-in-law

Govinda denies threatening brother-in-law Mumbai: Bollywood actor and former Congress MP Govinda has denied allegations that he had slapped and threatened his brother-in-law Praveen Khanna over a financial disagreement. It was reported that Govinda had hurled abuses at Khanna during a meeting of the Indian Motion Pictures' Producers Association (IMPPA), but the actor says the news is baseless. For many years you can see that, from the time I joined politics, I have been...
07:46:58 PM Sep 02, 2011
Singer Asha Bhosle speaks about her acting debut

Singer Asha Bhosle speaks about her acting debut

Asha Bhosle is now moving out of recording studios to face the camera with her acting debut in the film 'Maaee'. ...
09:16:26 AM Apr 26, 2011

Nikhil Dwivedi learns Marathi for film

Nikhil Dwivedi learns Marathi for film Nikhil Dwivedi, who debuted with Shah Rukh Khan production My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves, is busy brushing on his Marathi skills for the remake of the Sunny Deol starrer 1985 hit Arjun. The two-film-old is seeking help from theatre actor Rahul Awate to get into the skin of the character and get a correct twang and dialect. "Yes, I am doing the remake of Arjun. The premise would be similar...
05:39:39 PM May 11, 2010

'Shyamchi Aai' revived for Mother's Day

'Shyamchi Aai' revived for Mother's Day Call it Maharashtra's classic connection with Mother's Day. Shyamchi Aai, the Marathi literary gem on a mother's unconditional love for her child that was famously made into a film, will come alive again May 9. Shyamchi Aai will not only be screened in hundreds of places across Maharashtra but also in Andhra Pradesh and Punjab. It was the autobiography of freedom fighter, social activist and writer Sane Guruji, revolving around...
12:01:29 PM May 06, 2010

Rebirth of Regional Cinema in India

Rebirth of Regional Cinema in India Bollywood may be the buzz word for the Indian film industry, but bolder themes and corporate funding are signalling a rebirth for regional cinema in the country. The Mumbai film industry, home to Bollywood, had been the face of commercial Indian cinema for several decades, relegating non-Hindi films to the sidelines. Not any more. Films made in Marathi, Punjabi and Bengali languages are increasingly wooing mainstream audiences, aided by funding...
06:51:11 PM Apr 29, 2010

Two Marathi films to be screened at Cannes

Two Marathi films to be screened at Cannes Kedar Jape's Baangdya and Reema Amrapurkar's Janani ...
05:38:39 PM Apr 28, 2010