THRILLER

  • Gave 10-15 auditions in a day; prayed hard to get a show, commercial: Ssharad Malhotra shares his tale of struggle December 18, 2014

    Actor Ssharad Malhotra, popular for his portrayal of Maharana Pratap in 'Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap', had studied at New York Film Academy, an experience which will remain special to him for several reason. In a freewheeling chat with IBNLive.com the very grounded Ssharad speaks about the efforts...
  • Jai Sampath-starrer 'Pugazh' is the story of an underdog, says producer Sushant Prasad December 2, 2014

    Chennai: Producer Sushant Prasad says his upcoming Tamil action-thriller 'Pugazh' will appeal to the audiences because it's the story of an underdog, and it's easier for them to relate to such characters on screen. Directed by Manimaran, the film features Jai Sampath in the lead. "All our lives knowingly or unknowingly we...
  • Pop legend Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities October 16, 2014

    New York: Five years after his death, singer Michael Jackson is generating a fortune and is the top-earning dead celebrity, raking in an estimated $140 million in the past year for his estate, Forbes said on Wednesday. He earned more than twice as much as singer Elvis Presley, who died in...
  • 'Love Kills' review: A wellwritten thriller September 13, 2014

    I had read Jacob Hills by Ismita Tandon and had quite liked the book though it had left me disgusted. It was a wellwritten book with some shocking facts as it was based on a true story. Ismita's latest offering is Love Kills and I must say her writing style...
  • 'God Is A Gamer' review: A thriller that will keep you on your toes September 13, 2014

    Before I begin with my review of God Is A Gamer, I would like to confess something here. I am a very impatient man when it comes to books that I look forward to read once they're announced and there are a couple of authors who make the cut for...
  • Watch: 'Confessions of a Teenager' is a short film that takes you inside the mind of a mentally ill man September 9, 2014

    A man has a secret he has kept from his girlfriend. His roommate advises him to tell her about it before she decides to move in with him. After several moments of self doubt, he calls her for an intimate dinner. Everything goes wrong from the moment he confesses about his...
  • I probably won't fit in a Sooraj Barjatya kind of a film: Emraan Hashmi July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi has become identified with various genres of thrillers and, therefore, the actor doesn't see himself fitting into the social or family drama mould. In his overadecadelong career, the actor has worked with filmmakers like Ekta Kapoor, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, apart from teaming up with his...
  • 'There were no guests at his kid's birthday party': The latest book by Michael Jackson's bodyguards tells a bittersweet story about the pop star's secluded life June 16, 2014

    The following article is a compilation of excerpts and observations from the latest book titled, 'Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days', written by his former security guards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, with Tanner Colby. Hounded by the tabloid media, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving...
  • 'Mastram' producer Sunil Bohra on the lookout for the real Mastram May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Producer Sunil Bohra, who is awaiting the release of erotic thriller 'Mastram', a fictional biography of a porn writer popular in the country's northern part, is on the lookout for the real life Mastram. The film is releasing May 9 across a thousand screens in India. But the question ...
  • Keanu Reeves to star in Eli Roth's psychosexual thriller 'Knock Knock' April 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Keanu Reeves has joined the cast of Eli Roth's upcoming psychosexual thriller 'Knock Knock'. The actor will star in the lead role and he will also serve as executive producer on the project, which enters production later this month, reports digitalspy.co.uk. According to Deadline, filming on the movie will...
  • Emily Blunt to star in Denis Villeneuve's thriller, 'Sicario' April 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'The Devil Wears Prada' star Emily Blunt is in talks to star in Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario'. The 31-year-old actress is lining up to star in the action thriller, reported Variety. The film will centre around a cop from Tucson, Arizona, who teams up with two mercenaries to cross the Mexican...
  • Second thriller due from JK Rowling alter ego Galbraith February 18, 2014

    London: JK Rowling is back with a novel involving a writer whose acidtipped pen may have led to murder. Publisher Little, Brown said on Monday that it is publishing a second book by Robert Galbraith, the 'Harry Potter' author's thrillerwriting pseudonym. 'The Silkworm' sees the return of detective Cormoran Strike, the exsoldier...
  • 'Vishwaroopam 2' sneak peek: Kamal Haasan promises an action packed film January 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan, the director of 'Vishwaroopam 2', has released a video which features the high points during the shooting. The video suggests that the film will be high on action and full of daredevil stunts. The film also features Pooja Kumar and Waheeda Rehman in important roles. Take...
  • Taut, fastpaced, violent Uninvited is not just an airport thriller November 21, 2013

    The setup could be the premise for a modern sitcom: Our protagonist is Hesketh, a tall, dark, handsome social scientist with Asperger's Syndrome, who's recently parted ways with his "bicurious" girlfriend Kaitlin after her affair with his female colleague Stephanie. The two remain closely connected by their mutual love for...
  • 'The Girl from Nongrim Hills' review: An 80 kmph ride through Shillong October 21, 2013

    The barrel of a pistol stares at you and a girl with unkempt hair and piercing eyes has her fingers on the trigger. The cover of Ankush Saikia's 'The Girl from Nongrim Hills' sets the mood for what is to follow. A novel set in Shillong. And comparisons with Anjum...
  • Onayum Aatukuttiyum: Some films don't need heroes, songs, says Mysskin September 25, 2013

    Chennai: Filmmaker Mysskin's Tamil crimethriller 'Onayum Aatukuttiyum', which releases Friday, doesn't feature a hero, heroine and not even songs because he believes some storydriven films need not have all that. "Is there a hard and fast rule that every film should feature a hero, heroine and songs? When there is absolutely...
  • I did '6 Candles' for myself: Shaam Ibrahim September 19, 2013

    Chennai: Shaam Ibrahim's much delayed Tamil thriller '6 Candles' will hit the screens Friday, and the actor says that he did the film to satisfy the actor in him and not for anybody else. He says he evolved as an actor in the process. "I'm eleven years old in the industry,...
  • Piyush Jha's Compass Box Killer is a cracker of a thriller July 31, 2013

    There are times when you just want to read a cracker of a thriller. With work taking its toll on me, I wanted to read something that really makes me sit straight and finish the book in a single go. Thanks to Piyush Jha's Compass Box Killer, I got what...
  • Irrfan, Huma and Shruti talk about 'DDay' July 16, 2013

    'DDay' is a thriller and not a dark film, says actor Irrfan Khan. ...
  • My book 'Nine' is a mix of facts and fiction: Shobha Nihalani July 9, 2013

    261 BC: After his bloody battle with Kalinga, the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, overcome with remorse, swore never to wage another war. And to make sure no one else did. His Navratnas the Nine zealously guarded their powers and knowledge, handing them down through millennia and generations to ensure...
  • I don't want to restrict myself to specific movie genres: Paoli Dam June 13, 2013

    Vikram Bhatt's 'Ankur Arora Murder Case' is a medical thriller and is said to be based on a reallife incident where a boy dies on the operation table due to medical negligence. Actress Paoli Dam plays the role of a lawyer. The movie, starring KK Menon, Tisca Chopra, Paoli Dam...
  • Blood Red Sari will grip you from the very first page April 18, 2013

    Whenever I see a book by Ashok Banker, I wonder how he manages to work on so many books at the same time. When I first got to know about Blood Red Sari, I had two latest releases by Ashok Banker on my shelf. From mythology to popular fiction, he...
  • India's first zombie horror film out on Feb 22 December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Rise Of The Zombie', India's first Zombie horror thriller, codirected by Devaki Singh and Luke Kenny, will release Feb 22 next year. The film is about Neil Parker (Luke), a passionate wildlife photographer who pays more attention to wildlife than his own life. As a result, his relationship with...
  • Talaash: How to keep a secret in social media age December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: 'The butler is the killer' the classic clich of whodunit writing has plagued literature for decades. Let's face it, from the moment a gripping murder mystery opens to the house, we become obsessed with spotting the killer before anyone else. There's nothing more satisfying that a self...
  • Liam Neeson to star in thriller 'The All Nighter' November 19, 2012

    London: 'Taken' star Liam Neeson is currently in negotiations to star in new thriller 'The All Nighter'. The 60yearold actor has starred in a variety of hardbitten crime thrillers in the latter part of his career. Neeson will once again be seen playing an ageing toughguy in film, as a...
  • Ben Affleck's 'Argo' praised at Toronto film fest September 12, 2012

    Toronto: Ben Affleck's political thriller 'Argo' and David O. Russell's comedic drama 'Silver Linings Playbook' are winning widespread praise at the midpoint of the Toronto International Film Festival, with early sluggish sales beginning to pick up. Toronto, along with recent festivals in Venice and Telluride, traditionally launches the movie industry's major...
  • Lee brings Jackson's 'Bad' magic to big screen September 1, 2012

    Venice: Spike Lee's film about the making of Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad may border on hagiography at times, but live footage and the singer's attention to detail when at the peak of his powers are a reminder of why he remains the 'King of Pop'. The twohour documentary called Bad...
  • Jackson's mom was cut off from world in Arizona August 3, 2012

    Los Angeles: Katherine Jackson was unaware she had been reported missing or that her pop star son's three children were trying to contact her during a stay in Arizona last month in which she was unable to communicate with the outside world. The Jackson family matriarch, who was reinstated as guardian...
  • Bipasha Basu nervous about dubbing 'Raaz 3' July 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Bipasha Basu says she is getting goose bumps for dubbing her upcoming project Raaz 3. The 33yearold dusky beauty will be seen in the third installment of Vikram Bhatt's horror thriller along with Emraan Hashmi. "Getting goose flesh as I head to dub for Raaz3! Its going to...