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  • FTII student Sandhya Daisy Sundaram's short documentary wins at the Chicago International Film Festival; qualifies for 2016 Oscars 8 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A breath-taking, snow-covered landscape was the canvas for an unlikely subject - love. Here, travelling in a train, interacting with people, architecture and culture through the lens of a video camera, FTII student Sandhya Daisy Sundaram and her team travelled across Russia. Sundaram's critically-acclaimed short documentary, which was a...
  • Actor Amitabh Bachchan invited to inaugurate IFFI 2014 22 hours 12 minutes ago

    Panaji: The Directorate of Film Festival here has invited megastar Amitabh Bachchan to inaugurate the upcoming edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa from next month. "Formal invitation at highest level has gone to Amitabh Bachchan requesting him to inaugurate the event," director of film...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: 'Party Girl' doesn't surprise, 'Unto The Dusk' makes thoughtful points on religion, sexuality on Day 4 Yesterday

    Last night, I had a (few) round(s) of drinks with a film critic and filmmaker who works for a reputed Chennai-based publication. For me, it had been a not-so-good day at the movies; for him, it had been the opposite. We'd both watched one film in common: Chauranga, directed by...
  • Films in Indian Panorama for this year's IFFI announced Yesterday

    New Delhi: National-award winning movie 'Yellow' and Rajat Kapoor's 'Ankhon Delhi' were today named in the Indian Panorama for this year's International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is scheduled to take place in Goa from next month. Critic Utpal Borpujari's English-Nagamese documentary 'Songs of the Blue Hills' has...
  • Ask Mumbai police commissioner, says Preity Zinta to queries on Ness Wadia case Yesterday

    Mumbai: Actress-producer Preity Zinta, who filed a molestation case against her former boy friend Ness Wadia, Saturday declined to speak on the issue, saying all queries should be addressed to the Mumbai police chief about the details. "I have come here for a different reason and I would appreciate if you...
  • India International Coffee Festival kickstartes in Bangalore 2 days ago

    The 5th India International Coffee Festival was kickstarted in Bangalore and inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddharamaiah. The festival has been organised by the India Coffee Board, and was attended by important dignataries of the beverage industry. ...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary: 'One On One' is an absolute bore, 'Mommy' leaves an impact on Day 3 2 days ago

    "Dude, you saw what she posted today?" "Nahi yaar, time nahi mila, screening mein thha. Dikha abhi?" "Yaar, the 3G here is very bad, it isn't opening." This was a conversation I overheard in the morning between two young men while rushing towards a screening at Cinemax Versova. Could they have been talking...
  • Snapshot: Imran Khan gets booed at the Mumbai Film Festival 3 days ago

    According to media reports, actor Imran Khan, who was attending the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival, got booed by the audience at one point of time. The actor, who came on stage to introduce a film before it was screened, was heckled by the "artsy" and "intelligent" crowd. "Why are you...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary: On Day 2, awkward glitches continue, but 'Killa' stands out as India's very own 'Boyhood' 3 days ago

    Until a year ago, there existed no method of seat reservation at the Mumbai Film Festival, referred to as MAMI (since it is organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images). I remember attending the festival in 2010 and standing in queue for nearly two hours to watch Alejandro Gonzalez...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: Day 1 had its high points, but it laid bare the seams of the hurriedly-stitched-together festival 4 days ago

    Oh, humans. This throwaway line from Iranian filmmaker Mehdi Rahmani's excellent Snow (Barf) best describes the overall feeling after day 1 of the 16th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF). As is now common knowledge, the MFF lost its title sponsor and was on the verge of being cancelled before film lovers and...
  • Aishwarya Rai flags off the 16th Mumbai Film Festival 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Tuesday declared the 16th Mumbai Film Festival open, calling it a "honour" to be given the privilege. "Kudos to the team and everybody who has made this happen. I knew what was going on and what it took to keep the flag going. I am experiencing...
  • 20 real struggles every film fan understands about the Mumbai Film Festival 6 days ago

    As the Mumbai Film Festivals kickstarted today, movie buffs logged on to their website to register themselves online. But to their utter dismay, the website crashed and the disappointed MAMI ( Mumbai Academy Of Moving Images) fans took to twitter to express their dissatisfaction. Here...
  • Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri's 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam' to be screened at MAMI film festival 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Vivek Agnihotri, who directed the erotic thriller 'Hate Story', is now making headlines for his film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam'. Based on the Naxal issue, the film features Anupam Kher in the lead. Such has been the impact of the film that it will now be screened at...
  • 'Heroine' director Madhur Bhandarkar honoured in New York 1 week ago

    New York: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar was presented with Sophia Award at the Syracuse International Film Festival here. His movies 'Heroine' and 'Fashion' were also screened at the fest, which concluded Sunday. "Honored to have received the SOPHIA award today (Sunday) from Tom Bower at Syaracuse Film Festival, New York! @SYRFILM (sic)," he...
  • Tehri lake to be renamed after freedom fighter Shri Dev Suman October 10, 2014

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced to rename the Tehri lake after famous freedom fighter from the state, Shri Dev Suman, and tourism projects located close to it after the villages that submerged in the Tehri dam. Making the announcement at the concluding ceremony of the two-day Tehri Adventure...
  • 'Inherent Vice' takes a hazy trip back to 1970 counterculture LA October 5, 2014

    Reuters: "Inherent Vice," director Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel that debuted at the New York Film Festival on Saturday is a hazy, drug-fueled trip back to 1970 Los Angeles with its hippies, hustlers and a persistent sleuth. The film, the first big screen version of a Pynchon novel,...
  • Week-long Kullu Dusshera starts with Lord Raghunath's rath yatra October 3, 2014

    Kullu: The week-long Dusshera festival got off to a spectacular start with the traditional rath yatra of principal deity Lord Raghunathji from Sultanpur Temple to Dhalpur Maidan, even as Dusshera and Navratras festivities concluded in rest of the state. Over 200 local deities of Kullu Valley arrived to pay obeisance to...
  • Art festival by college students across India October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 200 students, all budding artists, are set to showcase their artworks at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts. Beginning October 9, the show titled 'Prarambh' features nearly 350 artworks in diverse mediums such as drawing, painting, printmaking, illustrations, digital art, sculpture, photography, installation, new media and...
  • Delhi: Ramleela unites Hindus, Muslims October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The 90-year-old Dharmik Leela Commitee Mandal in Old Delhi has seen Muslim men and women playing important characters like Sita, Kaushalya and Ravan for years now. Eighteen-year-old Faisal Khan is a devout Mulsim as well as a Ram leela enthusiast. But this contradiction doesn't end here. This young Muslim...
  • Durga Puja, not just the time for pandal hopping but also family reunions October 1, 2014

    Durga Puja is not just the time to flaunt new dresses, pandal hopping or eating out, it is also about home coming and grand family reunions. Away from the frenzy of the community pujos of Kolkata, runs a strong, parallel, equally old if not older tradition, of family pujos...
  • 'You're a cliche Modi, you're a cliche!': John Oliver has a laugh at the Indian PM on his show for quoting from Star Wars while standing next to Wolverine September 29, 2014

    You can safely conclude that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Unites States of America will not be forgotten in a while. After a rousing speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Modi shared the stage with actor Hugh Jackman, of Wolverine fame, at the famous Central Park...
  • Delhi government conducts drive against hoarding, malpractices September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In view of the festive season, Delhi government has intensified its drive against hoarding of essential commodities, their blackmarketing, overcharging consumers and other such malpractices by wholesalers and retailers. "As part of the drive, 25 teams raided 180 premises in different parts of the national capital in the last...
  • Delhi eyes onions from Pakistan, Afghanistan to meet festive demand September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India is turning to Pakistan and Afghanistan to ensure that there is no shortage of onions in the national capital during the upcoming festival season. National Agriculture and Marketing Federation (NAFED) will import onions from the two countries in a bid to avert an onion shortfall in Delhi as...
  • Unique '3D' Durga Puja in Kolkata pandal September 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Art and technology have mingled in this year's Durga Puja festival to present a unique 3D digital image of Goddess Durga at a pandal in the city. The "unique" image measuring 6x14 feet will be hosted in the Jodhpur Park puja pandal which is known for its innovation. Explaining...
  • PM Modi to observe strict fast during US trip, to only consume lemonade, tea September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe a strict religious fast during his maiden trip to the United States, aides said on Monday, in a test both of the 64-year-old leader's stamina and of protocol in the Obama White House. Throughout a gruelling schedule that features the United Nations General...
  • Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival September 18, 2014

    Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival to be held from October 14 to October 21. The festival this time is running short of 2.25 crore. "Sustaining this festival is important. It has a very interesting line up with Helen being awarded for her contribution to Indian cinema," said...
  • Ali Mostafa's 'From A To B' to open Abu Dhabi Film Festival September 15, 2014

    For the first time, 'From A To B', a film which has been locally produced will open the muchawaited Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The film has been directed by Ali Mostafa. Ali, popular for the award winning film 'City of Life', shows the life of three Westerneducated Arab youths who...