RAVI KUMAR

  • 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain' review: There is a sense of drama in the final moments December 5, 2014

    Director: Ravi Kumar Cast: Mischa Barton, Martin Sheen, Warren Anderson, Rajpal Yadav This month, it will be exactly 30 years since the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's biggest industrial disaster. In September, Warren Anderson died, without ever having faced trial in India for his role in the horrific catastrophe. Anderson was the...
  • 'Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain' is like 'Titanic'; realistic and poignant, but entertaining, says director Ravi Kumar December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: They make for an interesting trio, that's for sure. Actor Rajpal Yadav, earthy, unaffected and grounded; actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, rooted yet glamorous; and director Ravi Kumar, dressed in a simple pink Lacoste shirt and khaki pants. In the city to promote their upcoming film 'Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain'...
  • Behind the scenes of 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain' December 3, 2014

    Ravi Kumar directed Bhopal: 'A prayer for rain' talks about the biggest disaster in human history that claimed 10,000 innocent lives within a few hours. It is after 30 years that a film tells us the truth of that fateful night of December 3, 1984. ...
  • My film on Bhopal gas tragedy is a cautionary tale: Ravi Kumar December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Ravi Kumar initially set out to make a small, independent movie on Bhopal gas tragedy but the director said the canvas of 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' kept getting bigger as he realised the story behind the disaster needed to reach a wider audience. "As filmmakers we have a...
  • Save the date: 'Lingaa' to release on December 12, Rajinikanth's birthday November 28, 2014

    "'Lingaa' will release on Rajinikanth's birthday. The censors have passed it with 'U' certificate," film's director KS Ravi Kumar said in a statement. ...
  • Have given Warren Anderson's character dimension and depth in 'Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain', says director Ravi Kumar November 12, 2014

    Washington: A new powerful movie reliving the Bhopal gas disaster that still haunts India has hit the US screens ahead of its 30th anniversary and its director says the recent death of then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson "does not bring any relief to the victims". Written and directed by Ravi...
  • Not a biopic, hope it makes some difference in the lives of the people in Bhopal: Kal Penn on 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian-American actor and member of Obama Administration, Kal Penn hopes that the telling account of his upcoming film 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' based on the gas leak tragedy of 1984, will make a difference in the lives of families of the victims of the disaster. The Ravi Kumar-directed...
  • Asian Games 2014: Abhinav Bindra guides India to 10m air rifle team bronze September 23, 2014

    Incheon: Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra fired India to the men's team bronze in the 10m air rifle event while booking his berth in the eightman finals with the fifthbest score in the qualifications on Day 4 of the Asian Games on Tuesday. The Indian team was comprised of Bindra,...
  • Bhopal A Prayer for Rain: A film on Bhopal gas tragedy September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Ravi Kumar has come up with a film on the Union Carbide accident that took place in Bhopal on December 2, 1984. The film features Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Rajpal Yadav in pivotal roles. The film is named 'Bhopal A Prayer...
  • 'Encephalitis Express' bus flagged off in eastern UP September 14, 2013

    With eastern Uttar Pradesh grappling with encephalitis which has claimed over 200 lives in the region this year, a special bus was on Saturday flagged off to bring awareness about the disease in the affected areas. The 'Encephalitis Express' bus will cover seven districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh to disseminate messages...
  • Tamil flick 'Ethir Neechal' spells profit for Dhanush May 3, 2013

    Chennai: Dhanush's production venture 'Ethir Neechal' raked in approximately Rs 4 crore on its release day in Tamil Nadu despite getting mixed reviews. Said to be made on a budget of Rs 9 crore, Sivakarthikeyanstarrer Tamil romanticdrama hit the screens on May 1. "The film released in over 300 screens...
  • Ravi Kumar falters in weightlifting July 31, 2012

    London: India's weightlifting campaign in the London Olympics ended on a dismal note with Katulu Ravi Kumar coming up with a belowpar performance in the men's 69kg category at the ExCel Arena here. Ravi Kumar, who had just recovered in time for the event after a bout of fever, lifted a...
  • Sports reform Odisha's crime capital into 'Game City' July 30, 2012

    Berhampur (Odisha): Ravi Kumar is no stranger in our country. This 24yearold weightlifter had won the coveted Gold Medal at Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010. An Arjuna awardee, he is an inspiration to many young individuals. But life was not a bed of roses for Ravi. He lost his father...
  • India's weightlifting coach has high hopes July 20, 2012

    London: Indian weightlifting coach Devi Dutt Sharma on Thursday said his twomember team can spring a surprise at the London Olympics beginning here next week. "I will not like to talk big but the fact is that K Ravi Kumar (69 kg) and Soniya Chanu (48 kg) have qualified to be...
  • Indian lifters eye a clean Olympic show July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: They are returning to the Olympics after eight years and more than the medals, Indian weightlifters would feel the pressure of staying clear of the dope taint that has haunted the country in this discipline for about a decade. When K Ravi Kumar and N Soniya Chanu enter the...
  • 'We'll not return emptyhanded from Olympics' July 10, 2012

    Patiala: Beijing Games bronzemedallist boxer Vijender Singh has assured that "we will not come back emptyhanded" from the forthcoming London Olympics and said that they were very positive about their chances. "We're leaving with a very positive mindset and I assure you that we will not come back emptyhanded," Vijender said....
  • Bihar: No trace of abducted NIT student July 3, 2012

    Patna: Ten days after an engineering student was abducted for ransom from the Bihar capital, police have failed to make any breakthrough for his safe recovery. Ravi Kumar, 22, a thirdyear civil engineering student at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Patna, was kidnapped June 23 from near his...
  • We promote wrong films in India: Tannishtha May 28, 2012

    Mumbai: Tannishtha Chatterjee feels Indian films still have a long way to go when it comes to getting recognition in the international arena. The actress, known for her role in 'Brick Lane', points out that the focus is not on the right kind of cinema or actors in the country. Producer...
  • Kannada Review: 'Kiladi Kitty' worth a watch May 20, 2012

    Directed by Anantha Raju, 'Kiladi Kitty' is the remake of 2008 Telugu film 'Blade Babji', an Allari Nareshstarrer, based on Hollywood film 'Blue Streak'. However, 'Kiladi Kitty' lacks the tempo of both the aforementioned films. It seems as if the director was in a hurry to complete the film. He simply...