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  • Anil Kapoor, John Abraham to attend 11th Dubai film festival 14 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hindi film celebrities Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal will attend the 11th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) along with international stars like Emily Blunt, Kelsey Grammer, Eva Longoria and Olga Kurylenko. The festival, which runs Dec 10-17, will feature 118 films from...
  • Should animal sacrifice in the name of religion be stopped? Yesterday

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. CNN-IBN asks...
  • Nepal gears up for the biggest animal slaughter 'Gadhimai festival' Yesterday

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. The festival...
  • Gadhimai Festival: Mass Animal Slaughter 3 days ago

    Did you know that 500,000 animals are slaughtered in the Gadhimai Festival that is celebrated every 5 years in Nepal? ...
  • IFFI 2014 gets eminent International juries onboard 6 days ago

    Panaji: From noted cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Jianya to actress Seema Biswas, the 45th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that started Thursday has celebrated film personalities from all over the world as its jury. Idziak from Poland, who is also the jury chairman, is a noted...
  • Dutch filmmaker Tamar Van Den Dop wins best director at KIFF November 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Dutch filmmaker Tamar Van Den Dop was adjudged best director for her film 'Supernova' at the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival, which came to an end today. The best film award was jointly won by Rakshan Banietemad of Iran for 'Tales' and Najwa Najjar of Palestine for 'Eyes of the...
  • Dia Mirza, Shyam Benegal, Sania Mirza kickstart National Children's Film Festival November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The first edition of the National Children's Film Festival began here today on children's day with a glittering ceremony attended by acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal, actress Dia Mirza and tennis star Sania Mirza. The three-day event was inaugurated by Union Minister of Finance and Information and Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley. Dia,...
  • Real meaning of classics has been lost in the age of selfies: Amol Palekar November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: In the age of trends like selfies and social networking that are a rage among the youth, words like "genius" and "classics" are being used so rampantly and easily that the real meaning of classics has been lost, veteran actor-filmmaker Amol Palekar said here Thursday. The 'Chitchor' and 'Gol Maal'...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to open IFFI 2014, Rajinikanth to receive centenary award November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two legends of Indian cinema - megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Rajinikanth - will share the dais at the opening ceremony of the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held at Goa Nov 20-30. Newly-inducted Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Tuesday announced...
  • Irrfan Khan: Hope Kolkata International Film Festival inspires the upcoming generation to tell their own stories November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Delighted to attend the opening of the 20th Kolkata International Film festival (KIFF) here, actor Irrfan Khan hoped the event would encourage youngsters to narrate stories they believe in, help them find their own voice and engage a global audience through their craft. Boasting of a rich oeuvre of 137...
  • Shah Rukh Khan urges international filmmakers to experience Kolkata; speaks in Bengali at the opening ceremony of Kolkata International Film Festival November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: All keyed up for being present at the opening of the 20th Kolkata International film festival, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Monday urged Australian filmmaker Paul Cox and other international dignitaries to relish the experiences that Kolkata has to offer, including the variety of sweets. Addressing a star-studded audience at...
  • Tanuja hospitalised after complaining of breathing problem November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Veteran Bollywood actress Tanuja was tonight admitted to a private hospital here after she complained of breathing trouble. Belle Vue Clinic CEO P Tandon said the 70-year-old actress complained of breathing problem after which she was administered oxygen. "Her condition is normal now," Tandon said. Tanuja, mother of Bollywood actresses Kajol...
  • Bachchan family, SRK, Bollywood fire-up the opening ceremony of Kolkata film festival November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: In a splendid show of Bollywood camaraderie and the mingling of politicians and celebrities, the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) -- India's second oldest movie fest - was inaugurated here Monday by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan. It was...
  • Women in our films have moved away from stereotypes: Amitabh Bachchan November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Noting that the visual representation of women has changed dramatically over the past two decades, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Monday saluted the way contemporary Indian films portray multi-hued female characters which have moved away from the pre-set stereotypes of wife, vamp or the sacrificing mother. "From the 1990s, along with...
  • Watch: 5th edition of Slow Food Fest November 4, 2014

    The fifth edition of Slow Food Fest organised in Italy was about promoting good clean and fair food for everyone. ...
  • 'Heaven Knows What' takes top prize at Tokyo film festival November 2, 2014

    (Reuters) - Joshua and Benny Safdie's "Heaven Knows What," the story of a young heroin addict who finds love in the streets of New York, took the top prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival on Friday. The Safdie brothers also won the best director award for the U.S.-French production, which...
  • 12 Chinese films to be screened at the International Film Festival of India, Goa November 1, 2014

    Panaji: About 12 Chinese films will be showcased during the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), as China is the focus country during the event to be held here from November 20-30. "There will be very important and profound films from China to be showcased this year... about twelve films or...
  • Confirmed! Christopher Nolan to attend IIT Bombay's Mood Indigo festival October 28, 2014

    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 October 26, 2014

    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 October 26, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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...