Film

  • Film Stripped: Critics Rajeev Masand, Deepanjana Pal, Mihir Fadnavis tell us why 'Kick' fails to deliver 10 hours 24 minutes ago

    Three critics in a free-wheeling chat about this week's big new Bollywood release. CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand and Firstpost.com's Deepanjana Pal and Mihir Fadnavis talk about the new Salman Khan starrer 'Kick' in the inaugural edition of 'Film Stripped'. In coming weeks, the trio will talk about the challenges involved in...
  • 'The Judge', featuring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, to open Toronto International Film Festival 16 hours 33 minutes ago

    Toronto: 'The Judge', starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr, will open the annual Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 4, the festival said on Friday. The film, by 'Wedding Crashers' director David Dobkin, follows a lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, who is also a...
  • One Direction to release second concert film 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Boyband One Direction is releasing their second concert film this autumn. The 'Story of My Life' hitmakers recently wrapped up the European leg of their 'Where We Are' tour, and for one weekend only fans around the world will be able to see the full concert on the...
  • Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Mary Kom' to have world premiere at Toronto Film Festival 3 days ago

    Toronto: Priyanka Chopra-starrer 'Mary Kom', based on boxer M.C Mary Kom, will have its world premiere here at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the organizers announced Tuesday. The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will take place between Sep 4 and 14. "Glamorous Indian star Priyanka Chopra completely transforms herself to play Mary...
  • Financial losses behind suicide of Indian film producer in Dubai July 18, 2014

    Dubai: Dubai police have confirmed that the deaths of an Indian film producer and his wife and daughter was a case of murder-cum-suicide, a step taken due to their financial woes, a media report said Thursday. The decomposed bodies of Malayalam film producer and businessman Santhosh Kumar, his wife Manju and...
  • Indian filmmaker, family found dead in UAE July 17, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian film producer was found dead along with wife and daughter in an apparent case of suicide in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday, media reported Wednesday. The decomposed bodies of Malayalam film producer Santhosh Kumar, his wife Manju and their daughter Gouri were found Tuesday under mysterious...
  • Comic up, Anurag Kashyap's 'Doga' based on a popular Indian comic book character July 16, 2014

    In continuation with their philosophy of creating varied content, Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films announced his next big film, Doga, based on the comic book character of the same name. Confirming the news, Mantena said, "We are happy to back Anurag's vision of Doga for the film. We have acquired the...
  • Nana Patekar to attend London Indian Film Festival July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, known for his brilliant performances in 'The Pool', 'Parinda' and 'Ab Tak Chappan', is all set to be a part of the ongoing London Indian Film Festival. Patekar, 63, will be one of the main guests at the World Premiere of director Samruddhi Porey's 'Hemalkasa' on...
  • Doing Bengali film is like homecoming for me: Sushmita Sen July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, who is set to shoot her first Bengali film 'Nirbaak', feels its like "homecoming" for her. "In four days I am going to Kolkata to shoot for my first Bengali film and I am very excited about that. It's like a homecoming, it's like going...
  • Watch: A scene from Zohra Sehgal's debut film 'Dharti Ke Lal' July 11, 2014

    Zohra Sehgal was already an accomplished dancer-choreorapher when she made her debut in KA Abbas's 'Dharti Ke Lal' in 1946. The dancer had traveled the world with Uday Shankar's troupe and had started her own dance institute along with her husband Kameshwar Sehgal. While the role was a character role,...
  • Watch: Salman Khan speaks Marathi as the topi-wearing 'bhau', in the new teaser for Riteish Deshmukh's 'Lai Bhari' July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Salman Khan, who is fondly referred to as 'bhai', by all his fans, has donned the avatar of a Marathi 'bhau' (which literally means brother) for Riteish Deshmukh's first Marathi film 'Lai Bhari'. Dressed in an all-white outfit and wearing a white Gandhi topi, Khan looks like he...
  • Can't direct horror film, scared of that genre: Bejoy Nambiar July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: He has produced forthcoming horror drama 'Pizza', but Bejoy Nambiar says he can't think of directing a film in the same genre. "I am s**t scared of horror. I don't think I can ever direct a horror film. But I have a director who is so confident about his craft....
  • Mahesh Bhatt's film 'Daddy' to be adapted for stage July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who has adapted 'Arth' as a play, is now set to stage his 1989 film 'Daddy'. 'Daddy', which marked the filmmaker's daughter Pooja Bhatt's acting debut and also starred Anupam Kher and Manohar Singh, will be remade in the form of a play. "It is a very...
  • After thrillers, director duo Abbas-Mustan want to make romantic, comedy films July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Director duo Abbas-Mustan, who are known for making thriller films, now plan to explore the genre of romantic and comedy films. The duo have made films like 'Baazigar', 'Ajnabee', 'Aitraaz', 'Race' among others in this genre, which have turned out to be hits. Like their contemporary filmmakers who are trying to...
  • Ladakh International Film Festival 2014: 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' sweeps awards; Anurag Kashyap, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra skip the closing ceremony July 2, 2014

    Leh: With Iranian, Korean and several competent Indian films being pitted against each other at Ladakh International Film Festival, which concluded recently, one was both surprised and happy to watch 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' by young Mumbai-based Bhargav Saikai and Sharma sweep top awards. Directed by Ram Ramesh Sharma, 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz...
  • Bruce Springsteen to debut short film on website on July 9 July 1, 2014

    New York: Bruce Springsteen will debut a short film on his website July 9. A poster of the film 'Hunter of Invisible Game' appeared on the singer's website Monday. The film is a collaboration with Thom Zimny, who has worked with the Boss in the past. No more details were provided. A...
  • Bollywood's half-year report card: The hits and misses July 1, 2014

    Half way through the year, it's time to take a look at some of the hits and misses at the Box Office in 2014. CNN-IBN correspondent Mihir Trivedi does some number crunching to find out which films were the biggest earners and which ones surprised the viewers. ...
  • Ladakh International Film Festival 2014: The complete list of winners July 1, 2014

    Leh: The third edition of the recently-concluded Ladakh International Film Festival screened over 50 films, including Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told', Deepti Naval's 'Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish', and several Iranian and Korean films, and also included Asia premiere of Anurag Kashyap's...
  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's film 'Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' gets huge applause at LIFF June 28, 2014

    Ladakh: The third edition of Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) kicked off on June 27. The ongoing film festival not only offers an interesting mix of international and Indian films, but also saw the participation of several Bollywood stars on Day 1. Besides Govind Nihalani, who heads the jury of the...
  • 'For my fans I will always remain Rani Mukerji, won't change my surname to Chopra' June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukerji, who got married to director producer Aditya Chopra in April this year, says she wants to retain her surname and would not change it to Chopra. Rani tied knot with Aditya in a quiet ceremony in Italy. Though actresses like Aishwarya Rai and Kareena Kapoor adapted...
  • Hasna Mana Hai: Sajid Khan is obsessed with the letter 'H'. Here are 15 new titles for his upcoming films June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: What is with filmmaker Sajid Khan and the letter 'H'? We are of course talking about his obsession of naming his movies with words that begin with an 'H'.It all started with his first film 'Hey Babyy', that released in 2007. A humdrum plot roughly based on the...
  • Government keen on promoting children's films: Javadekar June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The government is keen on promoting children's films by facilitating expansion of their reach, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar here said on Saturday. The minister emphasised the need for production of good films for children that would contribute to their all round development. Javadekar held a review...
  • Mani Ratnam: Film festivals should not only celebrate cinema, but also encourage cross-cultural interaction June 16, 2014

    Chennai: Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, a regular at film festivals across the globe, attends the movie extravaganzas as a movie buff because he feels every film teaches something worthwhile. "Every film you see at a festival teaches you something. Any good film you see gives you enough motivation and adrenaline rush...
  • 'Chal Bhaag' Review: With its sketchy editing and weak screenplay, the film fails to leave an impact June 17, 2014

    Whether it is the recent spate of murders, crime against women, cases indicating police-criminal nexus or the slow judicial process, there is no denying the fact that every factor has contributed in making Delhi the crime capital of India. While the masses rebuke cops and other concerned authorities for their...
  • Is digital the 'death of cinema'? Digital versus celluloid debate grips the movie world June 13, 2014

    Paris: Director Quentin Tarantino lambasts digital film-making as nothing less than the "death of cinema as I know it". Converts hail it as a democratising force for good that is cheaper and faster than celluloid. A debate is raging in the film world about the merits of shooting movies on 35mm...
  • Snapshot: Mallika Sherawat can't get over her experience at Oxford University, Cannes 2014 June 8, 2014

    Actress Mallika Sherawat, who is quite adept at making headlines, amazed her fans when she shared the news of being invited to Oxford University to a debate on gender issues. "At the historic Oxford university, what a journey, Haryana to Oxford", the actress had posted on Twitter to confirm the...
  • LIFF 2014: 'Ugly' to premiere, a special retrospective on director Akiro Kurosawa June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The third edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) to be held in Leh June 27-29, will have multiple highlights - while Anurag Kashyap's "Ugly" will have a green carpet premiere, there will be a special retrospective on the globally acclaimed filmmaker Akiro Kurosawa. The focus country for the...
  • Sridevi to play a princess in a Tamil period drama co-starring superstar Vijay June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: She made a remarkable comeback in 'English Vinglish' after a long sabbatical. While the film got critical acclaim and was an average hit, Sridevi took time to sign another film. But news has it that Sridevi has finally found a good script and given her nod to the project. After...
  • Is Angelina Jolie planning to retire after playing Cleopatra? June 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie is set to play Cleopatra in a new adaptation of the Egyptian ruler's life story and has hinted that it could be her last ever film role. She is in line to take on the part of the iconic Egyptian queen in an Eric Roth-scripted movie,...
  • National Award-winning Bengali filmmaker Anjan Das passes away June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: National Award-winning Bengali filmmaker Anjan Das, best known for films like 'Saanjhbatir Rupkathara', 'Achin Pakhi' and 'Faltu', today passed away following illness, family sources said. Das, who was in his sixties, died at a hospital where he was being treated for liver cancer. His 2006 film 'Faltu' which featured Soumitra...