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  • Confirmed! Christopher Nolan to attend IIT Bombay's Mood Indigo festival 3 days ago

    If you happen to be a diehard fan of Christopher 'Batman' Nolan, you just can't miss this news. The popular filmmaker will be visiting India in December! According to a message posted on the official page of IIT Bombay's prestigious festival 'Mood Indigo', the multitalented director will be visiting Mumbai...
  • Railways facing difficulty to cope up with heavy rush in trains 4 days ago

    Death of a man a near-stampede situation on Saturday at the New Delhi railway station led to a chaos at railway stations due to the heavy rush ahead of Chhat Puja. The chaos continued on Sunday as lakhs of migrant labourers return to their home towns in Bihar and Jharkhand...
  • Snapshot: 'Haider' wins People's Choice Award at Rome Film Festival 5 days ago

    Rome: Actor Shahid Kapoor and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj attended the screening of their latest venture 'Haider' at the 9th edition of Rome Film Festival, Italy. Bhardwaj's adaptation of 'Hamlet' won the People's Choice Award in Mondo Genere at the Rome Film Festival.While Shahid stopped to take pictures with his fans,...
  • Sunburn 2014 in Goa to have biggest DJ line-up ever 1 week ago

    Panaji: Sunburn, one of the biggest Electronic and Dance Music (EDM) festivals in India, has claimed that it will have the biggest line up of DJs ever in the upcoming edition. The festival is scheduled to be held in December this year at Vagator in Goa. "Sunburn Goa is not just a...
  • Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan inaugurates film festival with focus on journalism 1 week ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: An International Film Festival, with 'journalistic courage under fire' as theme, was inaugurated by Kerala Minister for Cinema Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan here. The festival titled 'Behind the Lines, Between the Lines', organised by Thiruvananthapuram Press Club in association with the United States Consulate, would feature 24 films from eight countries. The...
  • Sweet poison: How to spot adulterated mithai this Diwali? October 22, 2014

    With the start of the festive season, families across India are on a shopping spree for sweets. But savouring these tasty treats can prove fatal. As demand and the price of sweets and its ingredients go up, many sellers are resorting to making sweets from contaminated and adulterated ingredients at...
  • Why 'Chauranga' beat 'Killa' as best Indian film at MAMI October 22, 2014

    The just-concluded 16th Mumbai Film Festival has been a good one for Indian cinema, with nearly half the top prizes having been awarded to Indian filmmakers. Chaitanya Tamhane's Court took home 3 awards from the International Competition section - the Golden Gateway Award for Best Film, Best Director, and a...
  • MWIFF 2014: With discussions, special events, outdoor film screenings, it promises to offer an enriching experience to independent filmmakers October 22, 2014

    Following the popularity and success of the first edition of Mumbai Women's International Film Festival (MWIFF), preparations have kicked off for its second edition this year. The festival, which offers an important and much-needed platform to female filmmakers in India, many who still haven't managed to find the popularity and...
  • The 5 best films from Mumbai Film Festival 2014 October 22, 2014

    The 16th Mumbai Film Festival, popularly called MAMI, has ended and cinephiles now have the depressing task of re-adjusting to the real world. I watched 22 films over 7 days at the festival, and the task of choosing my favourites was harder than I thought it'd be. Here is my...
  • Beware of adulterated sweets this festive season October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With the start of the festive season, families across India are on a shopping spree for sweets. But savouring these tasty treats can prove fatal. As demand and the price of sweets and its ingredients go up, many sellers are resorting to making sweets from contaminated and adulterated...
  • Airlines add spice to festive season with discount offers October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Domestic carriers resorted to another round of discounted fares with cash-strapped SpiceJet making the first move with a limited-period discounted one-way domestic fare offer, ranging from all-inclusive fares of Rs 899 to Rs 2,499. No sooner the Kalanithi Maran's budget carrier rolled out its 'Diwali dhamaka sale' offer, other...
  • Photos: Cars and houses as Diwali bonus, 3D firecrackers and 108-feet tall lanterns: 12 people who clearly love Diwali a little too much October 21, 2014

    The festival of Diwali brightens you up like no other. Every Indian house is lit up, there are countless boxes of sweets on your table and houses are spic and span on this auspicious day that marks the onset of the winter season in India. While diyas and decorations adorn every...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: 'Next To Her' surprises with unexpected twists, 'Court' wins accolades for its masterful storytelling on Day 6 October 21, 2014

    What a day. On the penultimate day of the festival, film snobs heaved a huge sigh of relief as the madding crowd returned to their offices, now that the weekend had ended. I ended up watching four great films and returned home feeling giddy with cinema-induced happiness. It's amazing how empty the...
  • FTII student Sandhya Daisy Sundaram's short documentary wins at the Chicago International Film Festival; qualifies for 2016 Oscars October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A breath-taking, snow-covered landscape was the canvas for an unlikely subject - love. Here, travelling in a train, interacting with people, architecture and culture through the lens of a video camera, FTII student Sandhya Daisy Sundaram and her team travelled across Russia. Sundaram's critically-acclaimed short documentary, which was a...
  • Actor Amitabh Bachchan invited to inaugurate IFFI 2014 October 19, 2014

    Panaji: The Directorate of Film Festival here has invited megastar Amitabh Bachchan to inaugurate the upcoming edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa from next month. "Formal invitation at highest level has gone to Amitabh Bachchan requesting him to inaugurate the event," director of film...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: 'Party Girl' doesn't surprise, 'Unto The Dusk' makes thoughtful points on religion, sexuality on Day 4 October 19, 2014

    Last night, I had a (few) round(s) of drinks with a film critic and filmmaker who works for a reputed Chennai-based publication. For me, it had been a not-so-good day at the movies; for him, it had been the opposite. We'd both watched one film in common: Chauranga, directed by...
  • Films in Indian Panorama for this year's IFFI announced October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: National-award winning movie 'Yellow' and Rajat Kapoor's 'Ankhon Delhi' were today named in the Indian Panorama for this year's International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is scheduled to take place in Goa from next month. Critic Utpal Borpujari's English-Nagamese documentary 'Songs of the Blue Hills' has...
  • Ask Mumbai police commissioner, says Preity Zinta to queries on Ness Wadia case October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress-producer Preity Zinta, who filed a molestation case against her former boy friend Ness Wadia, Saturday declined to speak on the issue, saying all queries should be addressed to the Mumbai police chief about the details. "I have come here for a different reason and I would appreciate if you...
  • India International Coffee Festival kickstartes in Bangalore October 18, 2014

    The 5th India International Coffee Festival was kickstarted in Bangalore and inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddharamaiah. The festival has been organised by the India Coffee Board, and was attended by important dignataries of the beverage industry. ...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary: 'One On One' is an absolute bore, 'Mommy' leaves an impact on Day 3 October 18, 2014

    "Dude, you saw what she posted today?" "Nahi yaar, time nahi mila, screening mein thha. Dikha abhi?" "Yaar, the 3G here is very bad, it isn't opening." This was a conversation I overheard in the morning between two young men while rushing towards a screening at Cinemax Versova. Could they have been talking...
  • Snapshot: Imran Khan gets booed at the Mumbai Film Festival October 17, 2014

    According to media reports, actor Imran Khan, who was attending the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival, got booed by the audience at one point of time. The actor, who came on stage to introduce a film before it was screened, was heckled by the "artsy" and "intelligent" crowd. "Why are you...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary: On Day 2, awkward glitches continue, but 'Killa' stands out as India's very own 'Boyhood' October 17, 2014

    Until a year ago, there existed no method of seat reservation at the Mumbai Film Festival, referred to as MAMI (since it is organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images). I remember attending the festival in 2010 and standing in queue for nearly two hours to watch Alejandro Gonzalez...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: Day 1 had its high points, but it laid bare the seams of the hurriedly-stitched-together festival October 16, 2014

    Oh, humans. This throwaway line from Iranian filmmaker Mehdi Rahmani's excellent Snow (Barf) best describes the overall feeling after day 1 of the 16th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF). As is now common knowledge, the MFF lost its title sponsor and was on the verge of being cancelled before film lovers and...
  • Aishwarya Rai flags off the 16th Mumbai Film Festival October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Tuesday declared the 16th Mumbai Film Festival open, calling it a "honour" to be given the privilege. "Kudos to the team and everybody who has made this happen. I knew what was going on and what it took to keep the flag going. I am experiencing...
  • 20 real struggles every film fan understands about the Mumbai Film Festival October 14, 2014

    As the Mumbai Film Festivals kickstarted today, movie buffs logged on to their website to register themselves online. But to their utter dismay, the website crashed and the disappointed MAMI ( Mumbai Academy Of Moving Images) fans took to twitter to express their dissatisfaction. Here...