Charlie Chaplin

  • Charlie Chaplin's iconic suit and bowler hat on sale June 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: A costume worn by Charlie Chaplin as his iconic Little Tramp character is on sale for USD 195,000. Chaplin is best remembered for donning the suit and bowler hat combination to portray a bumbling vagrant striving to behave like a gentleman. The movie icon was reportedly first given the outfit...
  • 125 years of Charlie Chaplin: These are 10, full length Chaplin movies on YouTube you need to watch to celebrate his genius April 16, 2014

    They foiled plots and cracked Nazi codes, but Britain's spies were unable to solve the mystery of Charlie Chaplin's birth. Although the entertainer is celebrated as one of London's most famous sons, declassified files reveal that Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence service found no records to back up Chaplin's claim that...
  • Amitabh Bachchan helped restore Charlie Chaplin film: Ramesh Sippy September 26, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Floor Walker', a film by Charlie Chaplin, has been restored and will be showcased at the 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival starting Oct 17 here. Amitabh Bachchan helped in the restoration work by providing financial support. The eightday fest is being presented by Reliance Entertainment and is organised...
  • Chashme Baddoor: Comedy emerges out of tragedy, says Ali Zafar April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Ali Zafar has done only three films in Bollywood so far, but he is said to be one of the dark horses of the Hindi film industry. He is all set to reprise Farooq Shaikh's character from the original 'Chashme Buddoor' in David Dhawan's 'Chashme Baddoor'. He talks...
  • Separated At Birth: 'Barfi' vs 'The Adventurer' March 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite being a well crafted film, 'Barfi' was criticised for its striking similarities with some foreign films. Today, we are featuring two shots from 'Barfi' (2012) and 'The Adventurer' (1917) which have more than one thing in common. 'Barfi' starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra was directed by...
  • Kamal Haasan records Ilayaraja's composition February 14, 2013

    Mumbai: There seem to be no full stops or even punctuation marks in the career of the amazing Kamal Haasan. Barely have the controversies surrounding his new release 'Vishwaroopam' died down, when one hears of the maverick artist jumping in where no other artist would dare. Kamal has sung a song...
  • Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat sold at LA auction November 19, 2012

    Los Angeles: The bowler hat and cane that accented Charlie Chaplin's costume in 'Little Tramp' has sold for $62,500 at an auction in Los Angeles. Bonhams said the silent film star's trademark accessories were sold Sunday at an auction of Hollywood mementos. Other notable items included a handwritten letter from John...
  • Watch: Anurag Basu defends plagiarism charges against 'Barfi!' September 26, 2012

    The director of the movie admits that it was his shortcoming that he couldn't think of original comic scenes but denies plagiarism. ...
  • Amala takes dance lessons from Gayathri Raguram September 4, 2012

    Amala Paul has found a new dance teacher, in the form of Gayathri Raghuram. Yes, we are talking about the heroine of 'Charlie Chaplin' and 'Whistle' fame, who is now busy as a choreographer. In Samuthirakani's 'Nimirndhu Nil', which stars Jayam Ravi in the lead role, Gayathri has come to help...
  • Charlie Chaplin, Mr Bean inspired Ranbir July 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who will be seen as a happygolucky deaf and mute guy in Barfi!, says, he drew inspiration from the characters of Charlie Chaplin and Mr Bean to get into the skin of the role. Helmed by Anurag Basu, the film tells the story of Murphy (Ranbir Kapoor),...
  • Charlie Chaplin being animated for TV June 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Legendary comedian and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin is all set to be animated for a kids show on television. Kids channel POGO is all set to reacquaint Gen Y with the iconic comic actor in an animated avatar in their new show 'Chaplin & Co.' to be aired next month. The...
  • Chaurahen: Debut of Chaplin's grand daughter March 12, 2012

    Mumbai: After telling the story of a fashionista in her directorial debut 'Aisha', director Rajshree Ojha returns to tell human relationship stories with her next venture 'Chaurahen'. The film is based on four short stories by eminent Hindi litterateur Nirmal Verma and she says that this time she had all...
  • Chaplin's granddaughters to shoot in Mumbai November 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Actor, writer and director Charlie Chaplin's granddaughters, Carmen and Dolores Chaplin are planning to collaborate for their own film soon. The film will be based on Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. Titled 'Bombay Nights', the film will be shot in Mumbai, India. Carmen plans to direct the film,...
  • Kannada Review: 'Kalla Malla Sulla' is good fun October 12, 2011

    Hyderabad: Film: 'Kalla Malla Sulla'; Cast: Ravichandran, Ramesh Arvind, Vijaya Raghavendra, Raagini, Yagna Shetty, Rishika Singh, Monica, Raju Thalikote, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Sadhu Kokila, Mandya Ramesh; Producer: K. Manju; Director: Udaya Prakash; Camera: G.S.V.Seetharam; Music Director: Alex Paul; Rating: *** 'Kalla Malla Sulla' can be traced to Tamil film Prabhu and...
  • A filmy tribute to Charlie Chaplin May 3, 2011

    Director Bhavna Talwar is converting Happi, her homage to Charlie Chaplin with Pankaj Kapoor as a desi Chaplin, into a blackandwhite format, which she feels best suits the theme of the movie. "It seemed like a mad and expensive thing to do. But it also seemed right for the theme. If...
  • Google doodles a video honouring Charlie Chaplin April 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Nothing less than a video would have done justice in honouring the silent era's greatest star Charlie Chaplin. The Google doodle team has put up a video honouring the filmmaker and actor to celebrate his 122nd birthday. The Google home page featured a YouTube video starring members...
  • Madonna dresses up as Charlie Chaplin March 22, 2011

    London: She is the 'Queen of Pop' but Madonna decided to go incognito by dressing up as Charlie Chaplin's tramp during a fancy dress party. The pop star celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim by dressing up as Chaplin at a party in New York City, Daily Mail reported. Wearing the black...
  • Watch free: 10 movies for the weekend May 18, 2011

    There are a number of places online where you can watch movies for free, legally, including YouTube. Here are our 10 recommended films, available on YouTube, that you can watch this weekend right here on this page. A heady mix of action, comedy, suspense, drama and documentaries. Turn on the...
  • 1928 Chaplin film shows woman using mobile phone October 28, 2010

    London: A Charlie Chaplin film clip showing a woman using a mobile phone has left viewers stumped. The baffling scene is found in the extras section of Charlie Chaplin's 1928 movie The Circus, Daily Mail reported Wednesday. It shows members of the public attending the premiere of the film at Manns...
  • No place for Charlie Chaplin on Karnataka beach March 16, 2009

    Bangalore: Hindu activists allegedly objected to a statue being put up of Charlie Chaplin in Udupi the reason it was too close to a temple and would hurt Hindu feelings. A 67feet world's tallest statue of Charlie Chaplin was supposed to be installed near this scenic Maravanthe...
  • Activists object to set up of Chaplin statue by filmmaker March 15, 2009

    Udupi (Karnataka): A Kannada film director on Saturday claimed his attempts to install a statue of legendary comedian Charlie Chaplin for the shoot of a movie have met with resistance from an unidentified Hindu group on the ground that the actor was a Christian. The attempt to install the 67foot...
  • The immortal tramp: Charlie's laughter never died December 24, 2007

    History says Charlie Chaplin breathed his last on the Christmas of 1977. But for millions world over, he lives on in their hearts and their laughter. Even in '77, when he passed away, in the early black and white days of TV, thousands of children in the Indian metros,...
  • Charlie Chaplin goes Bhojpuri June 20, 2007

    Patna: Charlie Chaplin is all set to go Bhojpuri to tickle funny bones in rural Bihar. A Bhojpuri version of Charlie Chaplin is on the anvil to entertain millions. "The Bhojpuri version will be made with a flavour of rural Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. It will be a desi (Indian) Charlie...
  • Cruise to redo Charlie Chaplin's studio November 3, 2006

    New York: Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise and MGM are partnering to resurrect the historic United Artists movie studio founded by Charlie Chaplin and associates, MGM's CEO announced on Thursday. The deal, which will give Cruise and his producing partner Paula Wagner "substantial ownership" in the new studio, will also give the...