Cinema

  • Abhishek Bachchan expresses eagerness to work in a Tamil film 4 days ago

    Chennai: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan today expressed his eagerness to work in a Tamil film as he recalled his 'old bond' with this city. The 'Guru' star, who is the owner of the Chennai franchise in Indian Super League (ISL), is also looking forward to spend some sporting days here as...
  • Marathi film 'Manoos' turns 75, revives the golden era of director V Shantaram 6 days ago

    Pune: Exactly 75 years ago on this day, Indian cinema had its watershed moment with release of Marathi movie 'Manoos' (man), that perhaps for the first time made a bold attempt to explore realities of the life of a sex worker. It was legendary producer-director V Shantaram, who conceived the...
  • Marathi films will enter the 100 crore club in the next three years, says 'Duniyadari' director Sanjay Jadhav September 8, 2014

    Panaji: Noted Marathi filmmaker Sanjay Jadhav said Marathi films will enter the elite '100 crore club' in next two to three years. "Riding high on increasing popularity, it will not take much time to hit Rs 100-crore benchmark for Marathi film industry. It will happen within two to three years. Entire...
  • Mammootty celebrates 63rd birthday with 'Munnariyippu' and 'Rajadhi Raja' success September 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Mammootty has many reasons to celebrate his 63rd birthday Sunday. First, it coincides with Thiru Onam. Second, his films are doing a brisk business after a long time. And last but not the least - the Malayalam superstar has finally launched his charity project. The three-time National Award winning star...
  • It's misleading to term Hindi films as national cinema and films in other Indian languages as regional cinema, says 'Kaalbela' director Goutam Ghose September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: National-award winning filmmaker Goutam Ghose claims that it is misleading to term Hindi films as national cinema and films in other languages of the country as regional cinema. "All language cinema should be called Indian cinema. It is a misnomer to term language films as regional cinema," says the...
  • Telugu actress Shweta Basu arrested as police bust prostitution racket September 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu actress Shweta Basu has been arrested on charges of being involved in a prostitution racket in Hyderabad. She was arrested after a raid of the West Zone Special Task Force. A Hyderabad court sent the actress to a rescue home in Saroornagar. The alleged racketeer has been sent...
  • 'Golden Star', 'Crazy Star' and 'Supreme Star': A definitive guide to the honorary titles of filmstars in southern film industries September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: They wear no cape and they have no super powers. Yet people on the streets recognise them on sight, and add superlatives to their names. The actors, nay, superstars from the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industry are superheroes to their fans. Most Indians have heard of the prefix...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao suggests stringent laws be made to check portrayal of women trafficking, and female infanticide in films August 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday asked the state police chief to consider taking action against films and television serials portraying violence against women. The chief minister feels that portrayal of violence and atrocities against women in the movies and television soaps amount to encouraging crime against women and...
  • Chennai@375: Notwithstanding neglect, AVM studios stands strong August 21, 2014

    Chennai: Chennai's AVM studios is the oldest surviving film-studio in the country and a close examination of this cinema paradiso reveals the changing shades of Indian film-making over the years. Built in 1945, AVM studios was the brainchild of AV Meiyappan and was home to Tamil cinema. AVM...
  • Dhanush's Tamil drama 'Kaaka Muttai' to have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival August 20, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Dhanush-produced Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", which predominantly features newcomers, will have its world premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a festival representative said. TIFF will take place between Sep 4 and 14. "Dhanush's 'Kaaka Muttai' will have its world premiere at TIFF this year. Dhanush and the...
  • Ice bucket challenge comes to India: Hansika Motwani becomes one of the first Indian celebrities to take on the challenge; nominates 'all her fans' August 20, 2014

    One of the first film actors to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, the 23-year-old actress dumped a bucket of ice water on herself last night and uploaded a video on her official Twitter page."Thank you to everyone for challenging me to do the #icebucketchallenge to raise awareness for ALS....
  • Filmmaker Priyadarshan not to seek fresh term in Kerala State Chalachitra Academy August 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace director Priyadarshan, whose three-year term as chairperson of the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy is ending later this month, has decided against seeking a fresh term. Minister for Cinema, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan confirmed to IANS that the director has sought to be relieved. "The term is for three years and he expressed...
  • Sridevi not part of 'Drishyam' Tamil remake: Director Jeetu Joseph July 29, 2014

    Chennai: Refuting rumours that Sridevi will be seen essaying an important role in yet-untitled Tamil remake of 'Drishyam', its director Jeetu Joseph says that the Bollywood actress is "not part of the project". "We haven't finalised the casting yet and Sridevi is not part of the project. As soon as we...
  • Kerala star-couple Dileep, Manju Warrier to file divorce plea July 24, 2014

    Kochi: Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier are likely to file a joint divorce petition in their bid to lessen the cumbersome legal process, sources said here Wednesday. The 45-year-old Dileep June 5 filed a divorce petition, seeking dissolution of his marriage with his 35-year-old wife. However, the two failed...
  • Telugu actress Rambha, her family booked in dowry harassment case July 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu actress Rambha, her parents and her brother have been booked for abuse and dowry harassment. The complaint has been filed by Rambha's sister-in-law. Rambha's sister-in-law has alleged that the family has been abusing her mentally and physically for the past few years. The case was registered by the Banjara...
  • Remembering Zohra Sehgal, the grand old lady of Indian cinema July 11, 2014

    Zohra Sehgal passed away on Thursday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest. The legendary bollywood actress was 102 years old. Her last rites will take place on Friday. Sehgal was a part of the Indian film industry for nearly 8 decades. She was awarded the Padma Vibhushan for her outstanding...
  • Shah Rukh Khan delighted at southern honour July 6, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was honoured with an Entertainer of Indian Cinema award here at the 8th Annual Vijay Awards, was happy to meet some of the talented people from the southern film industry. He was handed over the award at the ceremony Saturday, which was also attended...
  • Kannada starlet honey traps a doctor, demands Rs 1 crore, police bust racket July 4, 2014

    Bangalore: This incident has all the ingredients of a masala movie. A struggling actress and her friends with a 'criminal' background come together to extort money from the rich people after honey trapping them. The actress, who has acted in several Kannada and Tamil movies, seduces a rich doctor, they...
  • Dhanush cuts down on films to deliver his best; to do one film each in Hindi, Tamil June 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Southern actor Dhanush, who made an impressive debut in Bollywood with 'Raanjhanaa' last year, now plans to do only one film each in Tamil and Hindi every year. He feels too much work means not doing justice to any of his films. "I want to deliver the best. I want to...
  • Chinese man dumped for being poor 7 years ago books four cinemas for 1st-day showing of 'Transformers' to spite ex-girlfriend June 27, 2014

    A jilted Chinese man spent $40,000 to book four entire IMAX cinemas for first-day showings of the latest 'Transformers' movie Friday to prove his ex-girlfriend was wrong when she dumped him for being poor seven years ago, he said. "Hu Xiaoyun: I was so poor when we were in our fourth...
  • Karuna, Vijayakant condole death of Narayanan June 23, 2014

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi and DMDK leader Vijayakant on Monday condoled the death of veteran Tamil cinema director Ramanarayanan, saying his demise was a loss to Tamil film world. Karunanidhi recalled that Narayanan had served as DMK MLA of Karaikudi and said he was a popular producer, director and story...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you identify these dialogues from Bollywood films? June 23, 2014

    From famous movies, heroes and heroines and songs, most Indians have been brought up on a steady diet of Indian cinema. And if you fancy yourself a know-it-all, why don't you try this quick quiz, and test your knowledge about Bollywood? ...
  • Noted Tamil filmmaker Ramanarayanan passes away June 23, 2014

    Singapore: Popular Tamil filmmaker Ramanarayanan died in a private hospital here Sunday, a family source said."He was undergoing treatment in Singapore for kidney-related issues. He passed away after he failed to respond to the treatment. His body will be brought to Chennai Tuesday," the family source told IANS.Ramanarayanan, who started...
  • 'Kaththi': First motion poster unveiled on superstar Vijay's birthday June 22, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Vijay, who will turn 40 Sunday, will receive the first look motion poster of his upcoming film 'Kaththi' as his birthday gift. The makers plan to release it at midnight on Saturday. "The film's first look motion poster will be released at midnight on the occasion of Vijay...
  • Shooting begins for Telugu remake of 'OMG: Oh My God!' June 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The yet-untitled Telugu remake of Hindi blockbuster 'OMG: Oh My God!' went on floors here Monday. The film's lead actors Daggubati Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan and Shriya Saran participated in the launch. "The film was officially launched today. A few scenes are also expected to be shot today featuring the lead...
  • Producer to screen movie ticketless, cost to be covered by ads June 6, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Imagine watching the latest movie in cinemas without spending a single penny or making a mad rush for tickets. Just wait a while before disbelieving such a scenario as a new Malayalam film is all set to be released with the promise that it can be watched free of cost...
  • Mohit Suri to direct Hindi remake of French comedy-drama 'The Intouchables' May 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Mohit Suri has been roped in to direct the Hindi remake of hit 2011 French comedy-drama 'The Intouchables'. Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment will produce the remake. Johar took to Twitter to announce the collaboration with Monga. "Guneet Monga (Sikhya Entertainment) and Dharma Productions will co-produce the...
  • Aagadu: Trailer for Mahesh Babu's latest movie released on his father's birthday May 31, 2014

    Chennai: The makers of Telugu actioner "Aagadu" have released the film's first teaser Saturday on the birthday of superstar Mahesh Babu's father Krishna. This is the second time in a row that Mahesh's film's teaser has been unveiled on this occasion. Krishna is celebrating his 71st birthday. Last year, the first teaser...
  • Remember Rituparno Ghosh by watching his critically-acclaimed films 'Dahan' and 'Chitrangada' online May 30, 2014

    Kolkata: With the staging of a play devoted to his life and alternate sexuality, the city today reminisced the late Bengali film director Rituparno Ghosh on the occasion of his first death anniversary. Rituparno Ghosh, credited for ushering in a new wave in Bengali cinema by his trailblazing films like 'Unishe...