Film

  • Photos: 14 iconic locations where famous Hollywood films were shot Yesterday

    Remember the park bench from Maid in Manhattan? Or the cafe on the sidewalk in You've Got Mail? Often locations blend into a narration so seamlessly that we forget that these are actual places people hang out and spend evenings with friends.These locations form the backdrop of many iconic film...
  • Veteran Telugu film director, artist Bapu passes away 19 hours 19 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Renowned Telugu filmmaker Bapu, also an acclaimed artist, painter, cartoonist and illustrator, passed away in Chennai today following a brief illness. He was 80. Bapu, whose real name was Sattiraju Lakshminarayana, had been admitted to a private hospital in Chennai a few days ago and he passed away this...
  • Shabana Azmi starts work on a short film on domestic violence 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, who often raises her voice on gender issues, Saturday began work on a short film on domestic violence. "First day of filming for #Nasheed Faruqis short film#OUTSIDE on domestic violence. Looking 4ward 2 b directed by a girl I've seen as a child,"...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you identify these actresses from Karan Johar's films? 3 days ago

    If you have been following Karan Johar's films, identifying these actresses won't be a bit difficult. So take the quiz to know how familiar you are with his projects. ...
  • Songs are full of innuendos; lyricists get away with really dirty stuff, says CBFC chairperson Leela Samson 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Leela Samson, chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, is upset over the content of songs in present day cinema. She believes that lyricists, who wrote "brilliant" songs in past, need to stand up and protest. "The songs are full of innuendos and they get away with really dirty...
  • Songs are full of innuendos; lyricists get away with really dirty stuff, says CBFC chairperson Leela Samson 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Leela Samson, chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, is upset over the content of songs in present day cinema. She believes that lyricists, who wrote "brilliant" songs in past, need to stand up and protest. "The songs are full of innuendos and they get away with really dirty...
  • Godzilla stomps back in 4K, wires intact 6 days ago

    Tokyo: At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. The effort with "4K" technology is carefully removing scratches and discoloration from the films and also unearthing hidden information on the reel-to-reel. Experts...
  • Trolling Level: Dad. This dad secretly filmed his daughter making strange faces to take selfies and posted the video on YouTube 1 week ago

    Parents who are tired of their children clicking selfies all the time, this father may have a way to curb the habit: by making a secret video of your child while he/she is busy taking a selfie to their embarrassment later! The father, Rod Beckham, saw his daughter holding her own...
  • e Lounge: Indian film actors remember Richard Attenborough 1 week ago

    Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded 'Gandhi' and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie. ...
  • Attenborough gave me freedom because I understood the culture better than he did: Rohini Hattangadi 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Indian actress Rohini Hattangadi says working with the late Richard Attenborough in "Gandhi" as Kasturba was a revelation for her. She said that the Oscar-winning British film director gave a bound script to everyone and wouldn't "allow us to deviate" from it. Attenborough died at the age of 90 Sunday. "I...
  • Rani Mukerji: I don't think Aditya Chopra will ever want me to slow down August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Newly wed actress Rani Mukerji says her husband and director-producer Aditya Chopra is quite okay with her working in films after marriage. Post marriage, it is often seen that actresses in Bollywood slow down their work but that does not seem to be the case with Rani, who is...
  • China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival August 24, 2014

    Beiing: Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its already tight ideological controls. Li Xianting, a film critic and founder of the Li Xianting Film Fund, the...
  • Film Stripped: Why do critics not like blockbusters? Rajeev Masand, Deepanjana Pal, Mihir Fadnavis discuss August 23, 2014

    In this edition of Film Stripped, CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand and Firstpost.com's Deepanjana Pal and Mihir Fadnavis attempt to address the frequently leveled accusation - critics hate blockbuster films that make money. ...
  • Gaza war stops director attending Sarajevo film festival: organizers August 23, 2014

    Reuters: Two Gaza directors won an award at Sarajevo's film festival, though the conflict raging in their home stopped one of them from coming to receive his part of the prize, said organizers. Abdel Salam Shehadeh and Ashraf Mashharawi shared a 7,000-pound (8,700-euro) bursary at the event late on Thursday, where...
  • Creative team of 'Mardaani' not ready to compromise on the film, won't release it in Pakistan August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Yash Raj Films` Rani Mukerji-starrer 'Mardaani', which released in India Friday with an Adult certification, won`t hit the screens in Pakistan due to demands for a few changes. A spokesperson for the film said that when the Pakistan Film Censor Board saw the film that addresses the issue of...
  • 'Mardaani' Tweet Review: Rani Mukerji delivers one of her finest performances as a tough but sensitive police officer August 22, 2014

    She kicks, punches and doesn't take any nonsense. Shivani Shivaji Roy, a fearless cop with the Mumbai police is as tough as she looks. Starring Rani Mukerji, the latest YRF film 'Mardaani' has been directed by noted filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar. Known for films like 'Laaga Chunri Mein Daag' and 'Lafange Parinde',...
  • Ranbir Kapoor: I want to make a short film with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor, who had earlier talked about making a short film on the life of his grandfather and legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, has dropped the idea. Now he plans to make it with the three Khans. Encapsulating Raj Kapoor's life in a short film is next to impossible, therefore, the...
  • Deepti Naval: Happy to have worked with Rituparno Ghosh in 'Memories in March', wanted him to bring out the best in me August 9, 2014

    It hasn't been easy for Deepti Naval to find distributors for her debut directorial venture 'Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish'. But the film, which was premiered in the market section of 2009 Cannes Film Festival and lauded for the subject it deal with, is expected to be...
  • Credit row: Filmmaker claims he directed 'Tamanchey', not director Navneet Behal August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Bharat Ratan Bhushan asserts that he has directed 'Tamanchey', but producer Suryaveer Singh Bhullar rubbishes his claim saying that the former is just trying to "blackmail" him. Earlier it was reported that Navneet Behal has directed the film and his name also appears on the film's poster and in...
  • Irrfan Khan's 'Qissa', set in 1947, is about a girl who is forced to marry a woman; 10 really interesting films to look out for this year August 6, 2014

    While first half of 2014 was dominated by new stars and small budget films, second half of the year will see the film releases of big budget films featuring superstars. There are also some critically acclaimed Indies lined up for a commercial release in the later part of the year....
  • Only Shah Rukh Khan has been signed for my next film, no one else: Rohit Shetty August 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rohit Shetty finds it amusing to know the various rumours doing the rounds about his next project. He says so far he has only signed Shah Rukh Khan for the new film. "There are so many films I am doing, according to reports in the media. Some are saying...
  • The term 'women-centric' is a bit strange; do we call a normal film 'male-centric' asks Rani Mukerjee August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukerji feels that a film should be judged on the basis of its content instead of its lead character As her forthcoming film 'Mardaani' narrates the guts and glory of a female police officer, it is tagged as a women-centric drama. But Rani begs to differ. "I feel the...
  • Buried, Devil, Donnie Darko: 12 films with endings so unpredictable that they will leave you stumped August 4, 2014

    'Buried' tells the story of a US truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap....
  • Haven't decided if I'll be able to fit it in my schedule: Kangana Ranaut on her Italian film offer August 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut, who will be seen with Imran Khan in Nikhil Advani's love story "Katti Batti", says it is different from the usual romance dramas seen in B-Town. "We will start shooting for 'Katti Batti' in September. It is a very good love story. It is different from the usual...
  • Lateef - The King of Crime: Central Board of Film Certification objects to film's promotion on TV August 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The producer and director of "Lateef - The King of Crime", a film based on the Gujarat mafia of the late 1980s, are upset that the Central Board of Film Certification has objected to their promoting the movie on TV due to a specific dialogue related to Gujarat. The movie...
  • Remember 'Ek Chhoti Si Love Story'? 'PK' revives Bollywood's old tiff with racy and controversial film posters August 1, 2014

    One of the key questions that determines the understanding of huge box office collections in Bollywood is simply this: How do you sell the film? At a time when the benchmark of Bollywood BO success has been raised to an elite figure of Rs 100 crore, filmmakers are not...