Cinema

  • Deepika Padukone vs TOI, a journalist's point of view: Bravo Deepika, but forcing the moral glove to fit everyone is as wrong as assuming that actors who show skin are 'asking for it' 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    I have worked with online publications for some time now and commissioned countless photo features of film stars spotted both on and off screen in the course of my career as an editor and web producer. I have a personal stake in the ongoing standoff between one of India's largest...
  • Mahesh Babu's Telugu action film 'Aagadu' collects over Rs 18 crore in two days Yesterday

    Chennai: Southern superstar Mahesh Babu's much anticipated Telugu actioner "Aagadu" has collected Rs.18.02 crore worldwide in two days of its release and is still counting. Experts say this is "the best opening" he has ever got in his career. Interestingly, the film opened to mixed reviews from the critics, but "Aagadu"...
  • 'Kaththi' teaser: Ilayathalapathy Vijay stares at you from inside a giant cement pipe in AR Murugadoss' latest film 4 days ago

    There are shadows, there is dust. Tamil actor Vijay moves in those shadows with some remarkable weapons. Then in a 360 degree shot, he stares you down from inside a gigantic cement pipe.The first teaser for AR Murugadoss' latest film 'Kaththi' relies heavily on great background score and the screen...
  • 10 films directed by Shankar that you need to see before 'I' hits the theatres 3 days ago

    With the filmmaker's magnum opus about to hit the screens, you might want to catch up on Shankar's previous gems. ...
  • Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival 5 days ago

    Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival to be held from October 14 to October 21. The festival this time is running short of 2.25 crore. "Sustaining this festival is important. It has a very interesting line up with Helen being awarded for her contribution to Indian cinema," said...
  • 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' a tribute to thalaivar: Adithya Menon 5 days ago

    Chennai: Southern actor Adithya Menon, who has worked in films such as 'Villua' and 'Eega', says his upcoming Hindi film 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' is a a 'tribute' to the Tamil superstar and is not intended to portray him in a 'bad light'. Actor Rajinikanth Wednesday petitioned in Madras High Court for...
  • Salman Khan: I love Marathi cinema; would love to do a lead role in a Marathi film 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who played a small part in Riteish Deshmukh's Marathi film "Lai Bhaari", says he would like to do a lead role in a film of the genre. He launched the music of Marathi film "Sanngto Aika...!" Monday and shared his desire to feature in such movies. When...
  • Vikram's beastly look in 'I' crafted by the same Academy Awardwinning studio who designed visual effects for 'Avatar', 'Lord of the Rings' 6 days ago

    Chennai: A New Zealand based studio known for its stunning visual effects in Hollywood movies has done the make up for the hero in ace director Shankar's upcoming mega budget Tamil film "I." The hero, Vikram, also plays the role of an eyesorish man and makeup for the character was done...
  • Shankar's 'I' teaser dissected: Prepare to get thrilled by Vikram, who features as two beasts and two heroes 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Okay, we might not have looked at Indian beasts and creatures with too much approval in the past, but this is different. Like, totally different. If you (like us) have been thinking that Indian films should leave the supernatural/special effectsheavy stuff to Hollywood, you are wrong. When we heard...
  • Abhishek Bachchan expresses eagerness to work in a Tamil film September 12, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan today expressed his eagerness to work in a Tamil film as he recalled his 'old bond' with this city. The 'Guru' star, who is the owner of the Chennai franchise in Indian Super League (ISL), is also looking forward to spend some sporting days here as...
  • Marathi film 'Manoos' turns 75, revives the golden era of director V Shantaram September 10, 2014

    Pune: Exactly 75 years ago on this day, Indian cinema had its watershed moment with release of Marathi movie 'Manoos' (man), that perhaps for the first time made a bold attempt to explore realities of the life of a sex worker. It was legendary producerdirector V Shantaram, who conceived the...
  • Marathi films will enter the 100 crore club in the next three years, says 'Duniyadari' director Sanjay Jadhav September 8, 2014

    Panaji: Noted Marathi filmmaker Sanjay Jadhav said Marathi films will enter the elite '100 crore club' in next two to three years. "Riding high on increasing popularity, it will not take much time to hit Rs 100crore benchmark for Marathi film industry. It will happen within two to three years. Entire...
  • Mammootty celebrates 63rd birthday with 'Munnariyippu' and 'Rajadhi Raja' success September 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Mammootty has many reasons to celebrate his 63rd birthday Sunday. First, it coincides with Thiru Onam. Second, his films are doing a brisk business after a long time. And last but not the least the Malayalam superstar has finally launched his charity project. The threetime National Award winning star...
  • It's misleading to term Hindi films as national cinema and films in other Indian languages as regional cinema, says 'Kaalbela' director Goutam Ghose September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Nationalaward winning filmmaker Goutam Ghose claims that it is misleading to term Hindi films as national cinema and films in other languages of the country as regional cinema. "All language cinema should be called Indian cinema. It is a misnomer to term language films as regional cinema," says the...
  • Telugu actress Shweta Basu arrested as police bust prostitution racket September 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu actress Shweta Basu has been arrested on charges of being involved in a prostitution racket in Hyderabad. She was arrested after a raid of the West Zone Special Task Force. A Hyderabad court sent the actress to a rescue home in Saroornagar. The alleged racketeer has been sent...
  • 'Golden Star', 'Crazy Star' and 'Supreme Star': A definitive guide to the honorary titles of filmstars in southern film industries September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: They wear no cape and they have no super powers. Yet people on the streets recognise them on sight, and add superlatives to their names. The actors, nay, superstars from the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industry are superheroes to their fans. Most Indians have heard of the prefix...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao suggests stringent laws be made to check portrayal of women trafficking, and female infanticide in films August 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday asked the state police chief to consider taking action against films and television serials portraying violence against women. The chief minister feels that portrayal of violence and atrocities against women in the movies and television soaps amount to encouraging crime against women and...
  • Chennai@375: Notwithstanding neglect, AVM studios stands strong August 21, 2014

    Chennai: Chennai's AVM studios is the oldest surviving filmstudio in the country and a close examination of this cinema paradiso reveals the changing shades of Indian filmmaking over the years. Built in 1945, AVM studios was the brainchild of AV Meiyappan and was home to Tamil cinema. AVM...
  • Dhanush's Tamil drama 'Kaaka Muttai' to have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival August 20, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Dhanushproduced Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", which predominantly features newcomers, will have its world premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a festival representative said. TIFF will take place between Sep 4 and 14. "Dhanush's 'Kaaka Muttai' will have its world premiere at TIFF this year. Dhanush and the...
  • Ice bucket challenge comes to India: Hansika Motwani becomes one of the first Indian celebrities to take on the challenge; nominates 'all her fans' August 20, 2014

    One of the first film actors to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, the 23yearold actress dumped a bucket of ice water on herself last night and uploaded a video on her official Twitter page."Thank you to everyone for challenging me to do the #icebucketchallenge to raise awareness for ALS....
  • Filmmaker Priyadarshan not to seek fresh term in Kerala State Chalachitra Academy August 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace director Priyadarshan, whose threeyear term as chairperson of the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy is ending later this month, has decided against seeking a fresh term. Minister for Cinema, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan confirmed to IANS that the director has sought to be relieved. "The term is for three years and he expressed...
  • Sridevi not part of 'Drishyam' Tamil remake: Director Jeetu Joseph July 29, 2014

    Chennai: Refuting rumours that Sridevi will be seen essaying an important role in yetuntitled Tamil remake of 'Drishyam', its director Jeetu Joseph says that the Bollywood actress is "not part of the project". "We haven't finalised the casting yet and Sridevi is not part of the project. As soon as we...
  • Kerala starcouple Dileep, Manju Warrier to file divorce plea July 24, 2014

    Kochi: Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier are likely to file a joint divorce petition in their bid to lessen the cumbersome legal process, sources said here Wednesday. The 45yearold Dileep June 5 filed a divorce petition, seeking dissolution of his marriage with his 35yearold wife. However, the two failed...
  • Telugu actress Rambha, her family booked in dowry harassment case July 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu actress Rambha, her parents and her brother have been booked for abuse and dowry harassment. The complaint has been filed by Rambha's sisterinlaw. Rambha's sisterinlaw has alleged that the family has been abusing her mentally and physically for the past few years. The case was registered by the Banjara...
  • Remembering Zohra Sehgal, the grand old lady of Indian cinema July 11, 2014

    Zohra Sehgal passed away on Thursday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest. The legendary bollywood actress was 102 years old. Her last rites will take place on Friday. Sehgal was a part of the Indian film industry for nearly 8 decades. She was awarded the Padma Vibhushan for her outstanding...
  • Shah Rukh Khan delighted at southern honour July 6, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was honoured with an Entertainer of Indian Cinema award here at the 8th Annual Vijay Awards, was happy to meet some of the talented people from the southern film industry. He was handed over the award at the ceremony Saturday, which was also attended...
  • Kannada starlet honey traps a doctor, demands Rs 1 crore, police bust racket July 4, 2014

    Bangalore: This incident has all the ingredients of a masala movie. A struggling actress and her friends with a 'criminal' background come together to extort money from the rich people after honey trapping them. The actress, who has acted in several Kannada and Tamil movies, seduces a rich doctor, they...
  • Dhanush cuts down on films to deliver his best; to do one film each in Hindi, Tamil June 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Southern actor Dhanush, who made an impressive debut in Bollywood with 'Raanjhanaa' last year, now plans to do only one film each in Tamil and Hindi every year. He feels too much work means not doing justice to any of his films. "I want to deliver the best. I want to...
  • Chinese man dumped for being poor 7 years ago books four cinemas for 1stday showing of 'Transformers' to spite exgirlfriend June 27, 2014

    A jilted Chinese man spent $40,000 to book four entire IMAX cinemas for firstday showings of the latest 'Transformers' movie Friday to prove his exgirlfriend was wrong when she dumped him for being poor seven years ago, he said. "Hu Xiaoyun: I was so poor when we were in our fourth...