Cinema

  • Sridevi not part of 'Drishyam' Tamil remake: Director Jeetu Joseph Yesterday

    Chennai: Refuting rumours that Sridevi will be seen essaying an important role in yet-untitled 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 star-couple Dileep, Manju Warrier to file divorce plea 6 days ago

    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 45-year-old Dileep June 5 filed a divorce petition, seeking dissolution of his marriage with his 35-year-old wife. However, the two failed...
  • Telugu actress Rambha, her family booked in dowry harassment case 1 week ago

    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 sister-in-law. Rambha's sister-in-law 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 1st-day showing of 'Transformers' to spite ex-girlfriend June 27, 2014

    A jilted Chinese man spent $40,000 to book four entire IMAX cinemas for first-day showings of the latest 'Transformers' movie Friday to prove his ex-girlfriend 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...
  • Karuna, Vijayakant condole death of Narayanan June 23, 2014

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi and DMDK leader Vijayakant on Monday condoled the death of veteran Tamil cinema director Ramanarayanan, saying his demise was a loss to Tamil film world. Karunanidhi recalled that Narayanan had served as DMK MLA of Karaikudi and said he was a popular producer, director and story...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you identify these dialogues from Bollywood films? June 23, 2014

    From famous movies, heroes and heroines and songs, most Indians have been brought up on a steady diet of Indian cinema. And if you fancy yourself a know-it-all, why don't you try this quick quiz, and test your knowledge about Bollywood? ...
  • Noted Tamil filmmaker Ramanarayanan passes away June 23, 2014

    Singapore: Popular Tamil filmmaker Ramanarayanan died in a private hospital here Sunday, a family source said."He was undergoing treatment in Singapore for kidney-related issues. He passed away after he failed to respond to the treatment. His body will be brought to Chennai Tuesday," the family source told IANS.Ramanarayanan, who started...
  • 'Kaththi': First motion poster unveiled on superstar Vijay's birthday June 22, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Vijay, who will turn 40 Sunday, will receive the first look motion poster of his upcoming film 'Kaththi' as his birthday gift. The makers plan to release it at midnight on Saturday. "The film's first look motion poster will be released at midnight on the occasion of Vijay...
  • Shooting begins for Telugu remake of 'OMG: Oh My God!' June 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The yet-untitled Telugu remake of Hindi blockbuster 'OMG: Oh My God!' went on floors here Monday. The film's lead actors Daggubati Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan and Shriya Saran participated in the launch. "The film was officially launched today. A few scenes are also expected to be shot today featuring the lead...
  • Producer to screen movie ticketless, cost to be covered by ads June 6, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Imagine watching the latest movie in cinemas without spending a single penny or making a mad rush for tickets. Just wait a while before disbelieving such a scenario as a new Malayalam film is all set to be released with the promise that it can be watched free of cost...
  • Mohit Suri to direct Hindi remake of French comedy-drama 'The Intouchables' May 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Mohit Suri has been roped in to direct the Hindi remake of hit 2011 French comedy-drama 'The Intouchables'. Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment will produce the remake. Johar took to Twitter to announce the collaboration with Monga. "Guneet Monga (Sikhya Entertainment) and Dharma Productions will co-produce the...
  • Aagadu: Trailer for Mahesh Babu's latest movie released on his father's birthday May 31, 2014

    Chennai: The makers of Telugu actioner "Aagadu" have released the film's first teaser Saturday on the birthday of superstar Mahesh Babu's father Krishna. This is the second time in a row that Mahesh's film's teaser has been unveiled on this occasion. Krishna is celebrating his 71st birthday. Last year, the first teaser...
  • Remember Rituparno Ghosh by watching his critically-acclaimed films 'Dahan' and 'Chitrangada' online May 30, 2014

    Kolkata: With the staging of a play devoted to his life and alternate sexuality, the city today reminisced the late Bengali film director Rituparno Ghosh on the occasion of his first death anniversary. Rituparno Ghosh, credited for ushering in a new wave in Bengali cinema by his trailblazing films like 'Unishe...
  • Pop musician Baba Sehgal to play villain in Telugu film 'Overdose' May 25, 2014

    Chennai: Popular singer Baba Sehgal, who recently made his acting debut in the Telugu period drama 'Rudhramadevi', is all set to play the antagonist in the upcoming thriller "Overdose" in the same language. "I felt Baba would be perfect for the menacing role. We have already started shooting with him and...
  • Being an MP will not diminish my star appeal: Bengali actor Dev May 23, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengali movie star and now MP Dev does not feel that his new status would detract his star appeal from fans who may be supporters of rival political parties. "I do not think me being elected on a Trinamool Congress ticket will in any way diminish my popularity with fans...
  • Expectations high from 'Kochadaiiyaan', say Rajini fans May 23, 2014

    Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's latest film 'Kochadaiiyaan' opened to packed theatres on Friday. His fans in Chennai were seen smearing his posters with milk and beating drums. Watch the video for more update on the blockbuster. ...
  • A slimmer and gorgeous Aishwarya Rai is ready to come back to work, but are Indian audiences ready to reclaim her? May 22, 2014

    Seeing a drop-dead gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the Red Carpet at Cannes in a strapless and golden Roberto Cavalli was a painful reminder of how much I have missed her these past four years. Oh sweet, wistful nostalgia! I realised also, that it is impossible to be an Aishwarya...
  • 'Alcohol use in movies drive young adults to drink more' May 21, 2014

    London: Exposure to alcohol use in movies can encourage drinking in young people, a significant research shows. Moreover, exposure to alcohol portrayals in advertisements and digital media such as Facebook can also attract young adults towards drinking. According to researchers, since movie characters can be regarded as role models by young people,...
  • Rajinikanth keeps reinventing himself, says his wife May 20, 2014

    There have been several delays for the animated Tamil 3D film 'Kochadaiiyaan'. But there's no question that Superstar Rajinikanth is back. Before the film's release the star's wife Latha Rajinikanth spoke to CNN-IBN about the film, her favourite Rajini dialogue and much more. ...
  • 'You suck as much as the grammar of that fake tweet': Shah Rukh Khan has a meltdown on Twitter May 19, 2014

    Mischief managed. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan rarely reacts to political controversies on Twitter. But on Sunday, he was so enraged over a comment he claimed he did not make, he found it imperative to clear his stand, losing it in the process. This is how the story unfolded. Actor Kamaal R...
  • Setback again for Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party; brother Pavan proved hero May 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: The younger brother proved a hero and his more popular elder brother turned a zero in the simultaneous polls to Andhra Pradesh assembly and Lok Sabha. If 2009 elections saw actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) proving a big flop, this time the Congress party under his leadership failed...
  • Mallika Sherawat to inaugurate CII Pavilion at Cannes May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat, who has been a regular at the Cannes International Film festival since the past few years, will inaugurate the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Pavilion during the gala later this month. She is excited about being invited to inaugurate the event. "Feeling honoured to be invited to...
  • Cinema a vehicle of influence, persuasion for youth: President May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Urging filmmakers to play a "catalytic" role in presenting and propagating values such as patriotism and respect for women, President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said cinema was a strong medium to influence the youth and that creating "meaningful and socially relevant" was vital. Mukherjee, in his address at the 61st...
  • Nayantara as Vidya Bagchi in the south Indian remakes of 'Kahaani' fails to impress critics May 3, 2014

    The Tamil and Telugu versions of the critically-acclaimed Bollywood film 'Kahaani' released in the theatres on Friday. While the Tamil remake is called 'Nee Enge En Anbe', which roughly translates to 'where are you my love'; the Telugu version is called 'Anamika' or 'nameless'. According to reports, the film was not...
  • Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's plan to make a film on Pandit Ravi Shankar remained unfulfilled April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: They were great friends and went on to work on four projects but Satyajit Ray's plan to make a short film on his musician friend Ravi Shankar remained a wish unfulfilled. Shankar gave music to four of Ray's classics, beginning with his greatest and the first 'Pather Panchali', 'Aparajito',...