Shyam Benegal

  • Samvidhaan: Watch the first episode of Shyam Benegal's TV show 03-03-2014 12:18 PM

    The first episode of Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal's TV show 'The Story of the Making of the Constitution of India - Samvidhaan' was telecast on Rajya Sabha channel on March 2. 'Samvidhaan' is a series which will sketch the making of the Indian constitution. The show stars Dalip Tahil, Divya...
  • Correct time to bring TV show 'Samvidhaan', says Shyam Benegal 01-03-2014 04:06 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal's TV show 'The Story of the Making of the Constitution of India - Samvidhaan' will depict the difference between the way debates were conducted in the parliament post Independence, and the way they take place now. He says "it is something to learn from". 'Samvidhaan'...
  • To be felicitated by Prime Minister was a cherished moment: Divya Dutta 21-02-2014 02:53 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Divya Dutta recently met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the screening of Shyam Benegal's 'Samvidhaan - The Making of the Constitution of India'. It turned out to be a cherishable moment for her. "What an honour to be a part of Shyam Benegal's 'Samvidhaan', screened at the...
  • 'Samvidhaan' is not just for the present generation: Shyam Benegal 10-01-2014 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who is helming a 10-part mini series titled The Story of the Making of the Constitution of India - Samvidhaan based on the Indian constitution, says he is not just targeting the present generation. He further added that the film is an important piece of...
  • Popularity no indication of a good film: Shyam Benegal 10-01-2014 07:17 AM

    Mumbai: Towering box office collections are not the right parameter to declare that a movie is good, says filmmaker Shyam Benegal, known for his masterpieces like 'Ankur' and 'Mandi'. "Popularity does not indicate that a film is good. It just shows that it is popular. It does not indicate anything...
  • 'The Lunchbox' selected for Asia Pacific Screen Awards 12-11-2013 03:34 PM

    Melbourne: Director Ritesh Batra's 'The Lunchbox' is among the four Indian films that have been nominated in the Seventh Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) this year. The awards will be held in Brisbane next month. According APSA official statement, Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced the names of 39 films...
  • Shabana Azmi to head for Florence for a retrospective 27-10-2013 01:55 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Shabana Azmi is set to head for the prestigious River To River film festival in Florence, starting Nov 22, where best of her works, including Shyam Benegal's 'Ankur', Mahesh Bhatt's 'Arth', Vinay Shukla's 'Godmother' and Deepa Mehta's 'Fire', will be screened. That isn't all. Cristina Scaletti, Tuscany's regional...
  • Samvidhaan: Shyam Benegal's TV series on Indian constitution 26-09-2013 09:32 PM

    New Delhi: Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who was behind famous the TV show Bharat Ek Khoj, is returning to small screen again with Samvidhaan, a 10-part mini-series revolving around the making of Indian Constitution. The 78-year-old director is currently working on the mini-series in Film City in Mumbai. The series...
  • Andhra's division is the beginning of the problems: Benegal 31-07-2013 05:34 PM

    Mumbai: Noted director and screen writer Shyam Benegal who hails from Hyderabad, claims that culturally, there has always been a separation between Telangana and other areas of Andhra. He terms the division as a complex matter and says that there has been a lot of investment by the people from...
  • Shyam Benegal talks about Rituparno Ghosh's contribution to cinema 30-05-2013 11:30 AM

    Rituparno Ghosh came to prominence with his 1994 film 'Unishe April'. He won multiple National Awards and several acclaimed international awards. He died in Kolkata this morning. Filmmaker Shyam Benegal talks about Ghosh's contribution to cinema. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan gets Andhra state awards 24-03-2013 12:14 PM

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government Saturday announced Amitabh Bachchan, Shyam Benegal, Kaikala Satyanarayana and G. Adiseshagiri Rao have been selected for four prestigious state awards for 2012 for their contribution to Indian cinema. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was selected for the N.T. Rama Rao National Award for his contribution to cinema...
  • Watch: Imtiaz Ali talks about films that have inspired him 24-11-2012 11:00 AM

    Director Imtiaz Ali says Shyam Benegal's 'Junoon' is one his favourite films and he believes that the movie has inspired him in many ways. Imtiaz says for him 'Junoon' is like the history of romance. ...
  • Bollywood calls for revamp of certification rules 30-10-2012 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Members of the film fraternity today erupted into a debate about the process of film certification in the country, calling for a revamp in the constitution of the CBFC and The Cinematograph Act of 1952. Industry stalwarts like Mukesh Bhatt, Ramesh Sippy, Shyam Benegal, Sudhir Mishra and Shabana...
  • Have learnt a lot from Satyajit Ray: Tavernier 24-11-2011 06:11 PM

    Panaji: Renowned French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, a man whose passion for films since the age of 14 has led to movies like 'The Clockmaker' and 'The Princess of Montpensier', says Indian classics made by Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen have greatly influenced him. "I have seen a few Indian films...
  • Zoa Morani in Shyam Benegal's next? 06-11-2011 07:01 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Zoa Morani, who made her Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khan's production venture Always Kabhi Kabhi, has reportedly bagged a new film which will be directed by the veteran Shyam Benegal. Around three weeks ago, Benegal said to have narrated the script to Zoa and even called...
  • Indian film festivals come of age 21-10-2011 01:28 PM

    Mumbai: On the eve of the Mumbai Film Festival, filmmaker Shyam Benegal had confidently said this is the best festival India has seen so far. As the festival came to a close amid the hits and the misses, the crowds cheering and hooting, his hyperbole became a fact. Benegal, chairman...
  • An extravaganza of 200 films at Mumbai Film Fest 21-09-2011 05:22 PM

    Mumbai: The 13th Mumbai Film Festival, beginning next month, offers an extravaganza of 200 films from across the globe for connoisseurs and will pay tribute to legendary film personalities like Shammi Kapoor, Mani Kaul and M F Husain, organisers said. An initiative by the Reliance Entertainment and being organised by...
  • Art director Samir Chanda passes away 19-08-2011 02:39 AM

    Kolkata: India's top art director Samir Chanda, known for work in films like 'Guru', 'Omkara' and 'Rang De Basanti', died on Thursday night due to heart-related ailments. The art director and production designer breathed his last at a hospital in Mumbai, his family said. Chanda had won the National Film...
  • NFDC mourns filmmaker Mani Kaul's death 07-07-2011 10:10 AM

    Mumbai/New Delhi: The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has mourned the death of eminent filmmaker Mani Kaul, describing him as a "legend" who would be missed by film connoisseurs and students of cinema. Kaul died in New Delhi early on Wednesday following prolonged illness. He was 66. "Mani Kaul was...
  • India's biggest queer film festival 19-05-2011 01:30 PM

    Mumbai is hosting the second edition of India's only main stream queer film festival 'Kashish'. ...
  • Time for the negative voices to stop: Benegal 04-10-2010 12:58 PM

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, film director Shyam Benegal who was part of the CWG advisory committee, said that it's time now for the negative voices to stop. ...
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  • LIGHTS CAMERA POLITICS: Films on Politics 05-06-2010 04:43 PM

    Filmmakers Prakash Jha, Shyam Benegal, Sudhir Mishra and Dibakar Banerjee talk about directing political thrillers ...
  • Boman Irani is Minissha's chauffeur 27-03-2010 06:54 PM

    Watch the car interview of the two 'Well Done Abba' actors ...
  • Boman and Minissha on 'Well Done Abba' 27-03-2010 12:09 AM

    The actors talk about the film in the CNN-IBN studio ...