Cinema

  • 67th Cannes Film Festival: Hollywood star power vs world cinema 18-04-2014 07:43 AM

    Paris: Hollywood star power will vie with world cinema and a large crop of French films, including New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's latest, for the top prize next month at the 67th Cannes film festival, the world's most important cinema showcase. Godard's 'Adieu au Langage' will bring the accustomed Gallic...
  • Filmmaker Shashank Udapurkar set to make a biopic on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's life 17-04-2014 07:46 AM

    Mumbai: Movie director Shashank Udapurkar said here today, that he has received a formal consent from Anna Hazare for making a biopic on the anti-corruption activist. "It took me long to complete the script on Anna. I had drafted seven scripts before finalising it, since it is a mammoth task...
  • 20 dark, off-beat and amazing Hollywood classics you may have missed seeing 09-04-2014 12:11 PM

    Have you seen 'A Scanner Darkly' and 'Perfume: The Story of a Murderer'? Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent in 'Perfume: The Story of a Murderer'. Here are 20...
  • Doordarshan's 'Best of Indian Cinema' series to screen 'Shevri', 'Kantatar' and other critically-acclaimed films 07-04-2014 04:54 PM

    As many as 104 award-winning and critically acclaimed films are being showcased by Doordarshan under the initiative 'Best Of Indian Cinema'. As a part of the bi-weekly initiative which started in November 2013, DD has been screening multi-lingual films such as 'Maati Maay' by Chitra Palekar, 'Harud' by Aamir Bashir...
  • 'Club 60' celebrates its 100-day run in select theatres 03-04-2014 04:28 PM

    'Club 60' celebrated 100 days at the box office and director Sanjay Tripathy credits word of mouth publicity for the success. "It is a great experience to have your first film run for hundred days purely on audience support. We didn't have a big star cast, no big publicity budget....
  • We've integrated the cycle chase theme from 'Shiva' into the main theme of 'Rowdy': Ram Gopal Varma 29-03-2014 12:23 PM

    Chennai: The background score of upcoming Telugu action-drama 'Rowdy' will be dedicated to maestro Illayaraja, says director Ram Gopal Varma, who has been a fan of the composer's tunes for several years. Illayaraja worked with RGV on his cinematic debut 'Shiva'. "As a huge fan of this legendary musician, my...
  • CJ follow-up: Neelam fights for the justice of Uphaar victims 17-03-2014 10:37 AM

    17 years after the Uphaar fire tragedy, families of the victims are still fighting for justice. Here's Neelam Krishnamoorthy's appeal who lost her two children in the blaze that killed nearly 59 cinemagoers . ...
  • Sumanth Ashwin in Sukumar's maiden film production 15-03-2014 04:46 PM

    Chennai: Director Sukumar has roped in actor Sumanth Ashwin to play the lead in his maiden yet-untitled Telugu production venture, which will be directed by one of his associates, Vema Reddy. Sukumar launched Mahi Entertainments few months back to make films with his associates. "Sumanth is playing the lead. It...
  • Neil Nitin Mukesh to make his Tamil debut as a villain in a new film 15-03-2014 04:29 PM

    Chennai: Filmmaker AR Murugadoss Saturday confirmed that Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh will make his Tamil debut with upcoming yet-untitled film featuring superstar Vijay. "Yes, Neil is playing villain in our new film," posted Murugadoss on his Twitter page. Vijay and Murugadoss have teamed up for the second time after...
  • Kochadaiiyaan: Soundarya will make Rajinikanth proud, says lyricist 11-03-2014 12:34 PM

    Chennai: Lyricist Vairamuthu, who has worked on forthcoming Tamil period-drama 'Kochadaiiyaan' with superstar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya, is confident that she will make her father proud with the movie. Soundarya has directed her father in 'Kochadaiiyaan', which is said to be India's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated film. "I think...
  • 'Kochadaiiyaan' to be a game-changer for Indian films: Soundarya 08-03-2014 11:39 AM

    Mumbai: Megastar Rajnikanth's daughter Soundarya hopes her directorial debut vehicle 'Kochadaiiyaan' to be a game-changer for Indian cinema at the international level. The veteran actor's most talked about film, set to be released in six languages, is being touted as the country's first to be made using motion capture technology....
  • Simbu, Trisha to team up again for a Tamil film 06-03-2014 03:59 PM

    Chennai: After the success of Tamil romantic-drama 'Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya', actors Silambarasan aka Simbu and Trisha Krishnan are teaming up again for yet-untitled Tamil project to be helmed by filmmaker Selvaraghavan. The film will be produced by Varun Manian and will have music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, who has scored music...
  • Will Amitabh Bachchan feature in Kannada film 'Kabira'? 06-03-2014 03:56 PM

    Chennai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has reportedly been offered a cameo in Shivrajkumar starrer upcoming Kannada film 'Kabira', but he is yet to accept the offer. Incidentally, Amitabh and Shivraj played teacher-student in a television commercial of a popular jewellery brand. "Since the advertisement turned out to be popular, the...
  • Memorable to act with father, son in 'Manam': Nagarjuna 05-03-2014 01:56 PM

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who worked with his late father Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya in forthcoming Telugu drama 'Manam', says the experience was adventurous and memorable. 'Manam' was the last film of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who passed away recently. "'Manam' is totally an entertainment-based movie...
  • Siddharth sheds boy-next-door image in 'Jigarthanda' 05-03-2014 01:51 PM

    Chennai: Popularly known for his romantic roles in several southern films, actor Siddharth says forthcoming Tamil gangster-drama 'Jigarthanda', has given him the opportunity to shed his boy-next-door image. Siddharth has essayed romantic roles in films such as 'Koncham Ishtam Koncham Kashtam' and 'Love Failure'. "I'm known for my boy-next-door kind...
  • Navya Nair replaces Meena in Kannada remake of 'Drishyam' 05-03-2014 01:39 PM

    Chennai: Malayalam actress Navya Nair will step into the shoes of southern actress Meena in the Kannada remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster 'Drishyam'. The remake is set to go on floors March 11. Meena, who was supposed to do the remake, is currently busy shooting for the Telugu remake of...
  • SC to pronounce verdict in 1997 Uphaar cinema tragedy today 05-03-2014 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to pronounce its judgement in the Uphaar cinema tragedy case on Wednesday. Sushil and Gopal Ansal have sought an acquittal from the Supreme Court. The High Court had reduced their sentence from two years to one year whereas the CBI and victims of...
  • Cinema halls receive blood-written letters over Sunny Leone's 'Ragini MMS2' screening 03-03-2014 09:01 PM

    Some right-wing groups have threatened managers of two reputed cinemas in Ghaziabadnot to show "Ragini MMS2", co-produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and starring Sunny Leone, saying that it is against Indian culture. Police said that managers of Big Cinema situated in Ansal Plaza Mall in Vaishali area and PVR...
  • Veteran Kannada actor C R Simha passes away 01-03-2014 10:50 AM

    Bangalore: Kannada theatre and film artiste C R Simha died of prostrate cancer here today. The 72-year-old Simha passed away at a private hospital, family sources said. He is survived by his wife and son Ritwik Simha. Simha had acted in several films, including award-wining Sankalpa Samskara, Bara, Chitegoo Chinte,...
  • Telugu cinema star and MP Vijayashanthi joins Congress 27-02-2014 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: One-time superstar of Telugu cinema and Lok Sabha member from Medak Vijayashanthi has joined the Congress. She was expelled from the TRS, a few months ago. Vijayashanthi won the 2009 Lok Sabha polls on the TRS ticket from Medak in Telangana. Only Vijayashanthi and KCR won on TRS...
  • Malayalam actor Aju marries Kochi based fashion designer 27-02-2014 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: One of the most popular character actors of this generation, Aju Varghese tied the knot with Augustina recently in Kochi. The wedding was solemnised at Elamkulam church in Kochi. Aju's bride, Augustina is a fashion designer based in Kochi. Aju Varghese who made his debut through Vineeth Sreenivasan's...
  • Santosh Sivan's son contributed to the teaser of 'Inam' 27-02-2014 02:42 PM

    Chennai: The first teaser of cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Sivan's Tamil drama 'Inam', which was released recently has received phenomenal response from the audience. Santosh says he has incorporated a few things that he learnt from his son in the teaser. The 50 seconds teaser shows how even small living beings such...
  • Suriya to promote Aamir Khan's 'Satyamev Jayate' in Telugu 27-02-2014 02:30 PM

    Mumbai: After Malayalam cinema legend Mohanlal, now South superstar Suriya has been roped in by makers of 'Satyamev Jayate' to promote actor-host Aamir Khan's issue-based TV show among the Telugu audience. Saravanan Sivakumar, better known by his stage name Suriya, is a Tamil actor, film producer and television presenter with...
  • Chiranjeevi, Pawan to attend nephew's debut film launch 26-02-2014 04:34 PM

    Hyderabad: Megastar Chiranjeevi and actor Pawan Kalyan will attend the formal launch of their nephew Varun Tej's yet-untitled Telugu debut film here Thursday. The event will be telecast live on a private channel. "Chiranjeevi sir and Pawan Kalyan have confirmed their participation. The event will be aired live on Maa...
  • Aaha Kalyanam: YRF's southern debut disappoints, says trade analysts 26-02-2014 04:29 PM

    Chennai: Prestigious Bollywood production house Yash Raj Films (YRF) forayed into southern filmdom with Tamil-Telugu bilingual 'Aaha Kalyanam', but it has failed to impress, say trade analysts. In its opening weekend, the film, a southern remake of hit Hindi movie 'Band Baaja Baaraat', managed to collect merely Rs.2.01 crore from...
  • Sriwass hopes to repeat 'Lakshyam' success with Gopichand 25-02-2014 04:56 PM

    Chennai: Filmmaker Sriwass, who is teaming up with actor Gopichand for the second time after Telugu blockbuster 'Lakshyam', in a yet untitled actioner, says he hopes to score another hit with their combination. "Gopi and I will soon start working on a full-length action flick. I hope it will be...
  • Kannada actor-cum-minister Ambareesh's health stable 23-02-2014 04:29 PM

    Bangalore: Kannada star and Karnataka Housing Minister M.H. Ambareesh is recovering from a breathing problem caused due to lung infection, a senior doctor at a private hospital here said Sunday. "Ambareesh's health condition is stable and improving, though he is still on ventilator to help him breathe easily and avoid...
  • Lizzy and I are together: Priyadarshan 23-02-2014 03:42 PM

    Mumbai: Reacting to rumours of a rift in his marriage, acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan has said that he is "very much together" with his wife Lizzy. He says arguments are a part of every couple's life, but "no one has the right to put our marriage on display". The prolific filmmaker,...
  • 'Lakshmi Raave' producer waited for six months to sign Avika Gor 23-02-2014 03:26 PM

    Chennai: Producer Giridhar says he had to wait for six months to sign actress Avika Gor for his upcoming Telugu romantic drama 'Lakshmi Raave Maa Initiki' as she was busy shooting for cinematic debut 'Uyyala Jampala'. "We couldn't think of anyone else for the role. Therefore, we decided to wait...