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  • Why 'Chauranga' beat 'Killa' as best Indian film at MAMI Yesterday

    The just-concluded 16th Mumbai Film Festival has been a good one for Indian cinema, with nearly half the top prizes having been awarded to Indian filmmakers. Chaitanya Tamhane's Court took home 3 awards from the International Competition section - the Golden Gateway Award for Best Film, Best Director, and a...
  • MWIFF 2014: With discussions, special events, outdoor film screenings, it promises to offer an enriching experience to independent filmmakers Yesterday

    Following the popularity and success of the first edition of Mumbai Women's International Film Festival (MWIFF), preparations have kicked off for its second edition this year. The festival, which offers an important and much-needed platform to female filmmakers in India, many who still haven't managed to find the popularity and...
  • The 5 best films from Mumbai Film Festival 2014 Yesterday

    The 16th Mumbai Film Festival, popularly called MAMI, has ended and cinephiles now have the depressing task of re-adjusting to the real world. I watched 22 films over 7 days at the festival, and the task of choosing my favourites was harder than I thought it'd be. Here is my...
  • Sensex closes 212 points up; auto stocks rally Yesterday

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed on Wednesday's trade up 211.58 points (provisional) or 0.80 per cent as auto stocks surged. All the sectors ended the day's trade in green and the rally was led by auto, capital goods, healthcare and consumer durables sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex)...
  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena worker's murder evokes protests Yesterday

    Mumbai: High drama unfolded on the streets of Mumbai on Tuesday evening after a Shiv Sena worker was murdered in the area. Angry Sena workers wreaked havoc in Malad and Dindoshi area in Mumbai demanding the arrest of those who murdered the Sena worker. The supporters gathered at a police...
  • Maharashtra Assembly polls: Mumbai sees a surge in NOTA voters 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Assembly elections witnessed a surge in number of people going for None Of the Above (NOTA) option in Mumbai, as against the total number of NOTA votes cast in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. In a total of 36 Assembly seats in Mumbai, 65,735 people chose to reject...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: 'Next To Her' surprises with unexpected twists, 'Court' wins accolades for its masterful storytelling on Day 6 2 days ago

    What a day. On the penultimate day of the festival, film snobs heaved a huge sigh of relief as the madding crowd returned to their offices, now that the weekend had ended. I ended up watching four great films and returned home feeling giddy with cinema-induced happiness. It's amazing how empty the...
  • ISL 2014: FC Pune City under scrutiny for alleged breach of rules 3 days ago

    Mumbai: FC Pune City found themselves under scrutiny for fielding more foreign players than allowed during their 0-5 drubbing at the hands of Mumbai City FC in their Indian Super League match. Pune lost their second consecutive match of the ISL at the DY Patil Stadium on Saturday and they may...
  • Mumbai: 22 injured as SIA flight hit by turbulence 3 days ago

    Mumbai: In a close shave, a packed super jumbo aircraft of Singapore Airlines with over 430 people on board was hit by sudden turbulence during descent, leaving eight passengers and 14 crew members injured. The Singapore-Mumbai plane, an A380 double-deck, had 408 passengers and 25 crew on board. The injured...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: 'Party Girl' doesn't surprise, 'Unto The Dusk' makes thoughtful points on religion, sexuality on Day 4 4 days ago

    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...
  • ISL: Moritz hat-trick guides Mumbai City FC to win 4 days ago

    Brazilian striker Andre Francisco Moritz scored Indian Super League's first hat-trick as hosts Mumbai City FC thumped FC Pune City 5-0 in a crucial encounter. ...
  • Ask Mumbai police commissioner, says Preity Zinta to queries on Ness Wadia case 4 days ago

    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...
  • ISL: Moritz scores hat-trick as Mumbai City FC thrash FC Pune City 5-0 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Brazilian striker Andre Francisco Moritz scored Indian Super League's (ISL) first hat-trick as hosts Mumbai City FC thumped FC Pune City 5-0 in a crucial encounter at the DY Patil Stadium here on Saturday. Indian forward Subash Singh and French defender Johan Letzelter were the other scorers for the Peter...
  • As it happened: Mumbai City FC vs FC Pune City, ISL 2014, Match 6 4 days ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) In what could be termed as the Maharashtra Indian Super League derby, Mumbai City FC and FC Pune City will lock horns with both teams seeking a win after an unimpressive start in the franchise-based football tournament. Both were winless in...
  • Mumbai: Nita Ambani takes up PM Modi's 'Clean India' challenge 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani on Saturday took up the Prime Minister's 'Clean India' challenge and joins a cleanliness drive in Mumbai with Maharashtra Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao. Nita Ambani is among the nine eminent personalities from Maharashtra who will be the "goodwill ambassadors" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary: 'One On One' is an absolute bore, 'Mommy' leaves an impact on Day 3 5 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...
  • ISL: Mumbai City, FC Pune City look for first win in derby clash 5 days ago

    Mumbai: In what could be termed as the Maharashtra Indian Super League derby, Mumbai City FC and FC Pune City will lock horns here on Saturday with both teams seeking a win after an unimpressive start in the franchise-based football tournament. Both were winless in their lung openers played away from...
  • BCCI to review West Indies players' participation in IPL 5 days ago

    The BCCI is seriously contemplating reviewing the West Indies players' participation in the cash-rich Indian Premier League as the ongoing series ended abruptly on Friday due to visiting team's payment dispute with their own cricket board. So miffed are the BCCI officials with the attitude of the Caribbean players that some...
  • Snapshot: Imran Khan gets booed at the Mumbai Film Festival 5 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' 6 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...
  • J&K floods: Cheer amidst gloom as kidnapped 6-year-old Mumbai girl gets reunited with family 6 days ago

    Srinagar: It has been five weeks since floods ravaged Jammu and Kashmir killing over 250 people and leaving behind a trail of damage and devastation. But amidst all the gloom, there was a glimmer of cheer as a 6-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Mumbai has now been reunited with...
  • NSG warns of 'multi-city, multiple' attack on India 6 days ago

    Manesar: NSG, the country's elite counter-terror force, on Thursday warned that global terror outfits like the dreaded ISIS and al-Qaeda could join hands and launch a "multi-city multiple attack" on India. The warning of a combined terror attack was sounded by National Security Guards (NSG)...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: Day 1 had its high points, but it laid bare the seams of the hurriedly-stitched-together festival 1 week 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...
  • Assembly elections: Celebrities cast vote in Mumbai, appeal others to join October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: As Maharashtra votes to elect its new Assembly, celebrities exercised their franchise in the early hours of polling and appealed to fellow citizens to cast their vote too. Among Bollywood personalities who went to polling booths in Mumbai were actress Rekha, Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Amol Palekar and actor Atul...
  • Kunal Vijaykar urges people to vote, says Mumbai will remain a part of Maharashtra October 15, 2014

    Actor Kunal Vijaykar urged the people of Maharashtra to cast their vote in the ongoing Maharashtra assembly elections. "Mumbai is never going to get separated out of Maharashtra and enter Gujarat. I don't think that is a real fear at all," said Vijaykar. ...