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  • Om Puri is my senior from National School of Drama, had a great time working with him: Annu Kapoor 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Annu Kapoor, who shares screen space with National Award-winning actor Om Puri in "Jai Ho Democracy", says he cherished working with his NSD senior in the movie. "Jai Ho Democracy" is a political satire written and directed by Annu's brother Ranjit Kapoor, who was the dialogue writer of classic...
  • Filmmaker Satish Kaushik visits Amritsar after over a decade April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik is going to Amritsar after over a decade for Abhishek Chaubey's 'Udta Punjab'. "On the flight to Amritsar to join the cast of movie #UdtaPunjab... going to golden temple city after 12 years... Jo bole so nihaal, Satsriyakaal," Satish tweeted on Thursday. The upcoming film stars...
  • 'Nirbashito' is not a biopic on Taslima Nasreen: Actress Churni Ganguly on winning the National Film Award for her directorial debut April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Actress Churni Ganguly hit bull's eye with her first directorial venture 'Nirbashito' as it lapped up the Best Bengali Film at the recently announced 62nd National Film Awards. In an exclusive chat with IBNLive.com, the elated actress, who is a popular face of Bengali cinema, said how the...
  • Most of the dwarfs working in the film industry do not get due respect: Kaushik Ganguly on his film 'Chotoder Chobi' March 31, 2015

    There is something very unassuming about two time National Award winning director Kaushik Ganguly. Ganguly's latest film 'Chotoder Chobi' has just won award for being the best film with social message at the 62 National Film Awards and Ganguly very humbly says he did his part to narrate the story...
  • India Indie Club: Meenakshi Shedde reviews Kaushik Ganguly's 'Chotoder Chobi' March 9, 2015

    Film critic Meenakshi Shedde reviews 'Chotoder Chobi' directed by Kaushik Ganguly. A short story 'Chotoder Chobi' is a tender love story in Bengali, set among dwarves. The film is about how society ridicules and exploits dwarves or midgets, who often end up in circuses, raising laughs.'India Indie Club' is a...
  • 'Chotoder Chobi' review: The film is about how society ridicules and exploits dwarves February 12, 2015

    Chotoder Chobi (A Short Story) by Kaushik Ganguly is a tender love story in Bengali, set among dwarves. Ganguly is an accomplished director, whose films include Arekti Premer Golop (Just Another Love Story) that was at Berlin, Laptop, Shabdo and Apur Panchali. Chotoder Chobi, exceptionally, won Best Actor for...
  • World Bank cuts global economic outlook despite oil price drop January 14, 2015

    Washington: The World Bank on Tuesday lowered its global growth forecast for 2015 and next year due to disappointing economic prospects in the euro zone, Japan and some major emerging economies that offset the benefit of lower oil prices. The global development lender predicted the global economy would grow 3 percent...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 3: Abhishek Kaushik's fifty keeps Railways alive against Karnataka December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Opener Abhishek Kaushik struck a gritty half century to lead Railways' fight against defending champions Karnataka on Day 2 of their Ranji Trophy Group A match on Monday. Kaushik's 59 runs off 90 balls on a two-paced surface helped Railways reach 106 for four at stumps, trailing Karnataka by...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor says that being invited to the Berlin International Film Festival 2015 is like 'a balm on his soul' December 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, whose new film 'Dhanak' has been invited for the Generation Kplus programme of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival 2015, where it will also have its world premiere, says it's a great validation for a project made with passion. "One makes all of one's films with...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Dhanak' heads to Berlin film fest December 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor's film 'Dhanak' has been invited for the Generation Kplus programme of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival 2015. It will also have its world premiere at the festival. Shot in the bylanes of Rajasthan, the film revolves around the a little girl Pari's endeavour towards getting his...
  • 'Khaad' review: Filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly's Bengali film celebrates humanity in its absolute sense November 26, 2014

    Filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly always has a knack of narrating stories of the common man; of those who you would meet on a daily basis but wouldn't know about their struggles or the hardships that they have been through, tucked neatly behind a ready smile. Ganguly's film 'Shabdo' won critical appreciation for...
  • IFFI 2014: Satish Kaushik appreciates Shekhar Kapur for his creative style November 24, 2014

    Panaji: It doesn't take too long to detect the camaraderie that filmmaker Shekhar Kapur shares with Satish Kaushik. And when the two interacted during a master class at IFFI 2014, it turned out to be an entertaining and enriching experience for the delegates. Satish, who introduced himself as...
  • Haryana Congress leader makes personal attack on Narendra Modi, calls him a thief and a criminal October 13, 2014

    Mahendragarh: Politics is all about throwing barbs at each other and the election season is the peak time to point fingers at each other. In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his plans about development, Akhil Bharatiya Congress Mahasamiti member Deshbandhu Kaushik went ahead and made personal...
  • Comedy serial 'F.I.R.' completes 8 years August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Comical TV series 'F.I.R.', about lady inspector Chandramukhi Chautala and her adept team of police officers solving criminal cases with a funny twist, has completed a successful stint of eight years on Indian television. The cast and crew is ecstatic. It is said to be one of the longest running...
  • Satish Kaushik: Cinema has no language, 'Dead End' has proved it July 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Actorfilmmaker Satish Kaushik is ecstatic after his new project "Dead End" was named the best at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films in Seoul. This is the second win for the film, which was awarded the Network of Asian Fantastic Films Award at the 12th Hong KongAsia Film Financing Forum...
  • 'F.I.R.' in new avatar with live audience July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Comic TV series F.I.R will be seen in a new avatar with its talented bunch of actors now performing onstage with a live audience, which will be involved in the act too. The show's stage avatar promises to enthrall audiences with some thrilling actionpacked performances and dynamic stunts, raising the...
  • Ishrat case: CBI court rejects plea to name Amit Shah as accused May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A CBI court on Thursday rejected an application seeking to name BJP leader Amit Shah and former Ahmedabad police commissioner KR Kaushik as accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. The application was moved by Gopinath Pillai, the father of one of the victims of the encounter. The CBI...
  • Ishrat case: No sufficient proof against Amit Shah till now, says CBI May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday told a CBI court that it did not have sufficient evidence against Bharatiya Janata Party leader and close aide of Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. The CBI was replying to a plea filed by Gopinath Pillai,...
  • The struggle for freedom as elucidated in 'Windhorse' May 1, 2014

    One of the reasons as to why Windhorse is such a powerful novel is because of the topic it deals with. The occupation of Tibet by China exceeds into become more than a political move. It is a cultural occupancy, and it threatens to obliterate all that the natives of...
  • 'Samrat and Co' review: Rajeev Khandelwal as Indian Sherlock Holmes fails to solve this mystery what is the point of the film? April 26, 2014

    Film: 'Samrat & Co' Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Madalasa Sharma, Gopal Datt Director: Kaushik Ghatak Before we plunge into the review, we would like to share a line spouted by Rajeev Khandelwal in the very last scene of the film: "Asaan case ek tuti hui pencil ki tarha hoti hai there is no...
  • Rajeev Khandelwal: Films I do call for patience and will power April 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says that being in the film industry is like an endless marathon and the one who survives till the end is the winner a la Amitabh Bachchan. "I don't believe in competition. So many films are being made in a year. In this industry, it's the endless...
  • 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh' is a mix of comic and tragic socio-political capers, says director Feroz Abbas Khan April 14, 2014

    Delhi: Two daily labourers are chatting away as they sit atop a shaky bamboo structure and try to fix a giant cut-out of a popular politician. "Kaun hai yeh h*****i," asks one to the other. "Aey, h*****i mat bol; yahan ka bahut bada leader hai," retorts the other, his voice...
  • 'Apur Panchali' has elements of Ray trilogy: Kaushik Ganguly April 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Dubbing 'Apur Panchali' as a collage of Satyajit Ray trilogy 'Pather Panchali', 'Apur Sansar' and 'Aparajito', director Kaushik Ganguly says he has gone further by chronicling the life of the child actor. "'Apur Panchali' is inspired by the life of child Apu - Subir Bandyopadhyay who went into...
  • Art director Nitin Desai gave the title 'Samrat' to us: Kavita Barjatya April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Art director Nitin Desai showed lent his title 'Samrat' to Rajshri Productons for their upcoming film 'Samrat & Co'. The production house expressed its gratitude in a statement today. Produced by Sooraj Barjatya's cousin Kavita and directed by Kaushik Ghatak, 'Samrat & Co.' stars Rajeev Khandelwal in the lead role. Sharing...
  • Amartya Sen, 4 other Indians in the race for world's top thinkers March 28, 2014

    London: Five Indians are in the race for "the world's most important thinker - 2014". It is a part of a 10-year-old annual global poll conducted by the Prospect magazine. Its 2014 list has five Indians names. Interestingly, four of them are renowned economists. Nobel award winning economist Amarthya Sen,...
  • 'Gang of Ghosts' review: Easy steps to ruin a potentially good film March 21, 2014

    How to ruin a potential cult film. Take a super hit regional film. Copy it word by word, scene by scene. Put dollops of Bollywood commercial elements in it. Completely misinterpret each and every point of the original script and just do a token service to some burning issues of...