FILM

  • Snapshot: 'Haider' wins People's Choice Award at Rome Film Festival 1 hour 17 minutes 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.While Shahid stopped to take pictures with his fans, Vishal met up with Italian film producer Marco Muller, who has co-produced 2001 Oscar-winning war drama 'No...
  • Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan inaugurates film festival with focus on journalism 2 days 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...
  • Why 'Chauranga' beat 'Killa' as best Indian film at MAMI 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: 'Next To Her' surprises with unexpected twists, 'Court' wins accolades for its masterful storytelling on Day 6 4 days ago

    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...
  • Shia LaBeouf blames method acting for erratic behaviour 5 days ago

    London: Actor Shia LaBeouf says he likes to get into skin of his on-screen character which proves troublesome in real life. LaBeouf clashed with Alec Baldwin on the set of Broadway production 'Orphans'. The actor, however, said he was simply preparing for his role and did not hurt him intentionally,...
  • FTII student Sandhya Daisy Sundaram's short documentary wins at the Chicago International Film Festival; qualifies for 2016 Oscars 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary: 'One On One' is an absolute bore, 'Mommy' leaves an impact on Day 3 1 week ago

    "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...
  • Malayalam film personality MT Vasudevan Nair wins Kerala Government's JC Daniel Award for Cinema 1 week ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Eminent Malayalam writer and film personality MT Vasudevan Nair was today conferred the Kerala Government's prestigious JC Daniel Award for Cinema. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy presented the award instituted in memory of J C Daniel, who made the first silent movie 'Vigathakumaram' in Kerala. Speaking on the occasion, Nair, who was...
  • Richa Chadha's British film titled 'Bombairiya' October 18, 2014

    Mumbai: "Bombairiya" is the name of British film starring Richa Chadha and Akshay Oberoi. As the title suggests, the film is an ode to Mumbai and will be shot in the financial capital itself. The movie is being directed by debutante director Pia Sukanya. So what's the British connection? The film, slated...
  • 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...
  • Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri's 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam' to be screened at MAMI film festival October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Vivek Agnihotri, who directed the erotic thriller 'Hate Story', is now making headlines for his film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam'. Based on the Naxal issue, the film features Anupam Kher in the lead. Such has been the impact of the film that it will now be screened at...
  • 'Spiderman' creator Stan Lee to work on a Bollywood superhero film October 14, 2014

    Creator of the popular 'Spiderman' series, Stan Lee is all set to make a Bollywood film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer will soon start his project 'Chakra The Invincible'- an Indian superhero first introduced by him in 2011. While the details of the project are still under wraps,...
  • 'Heroine' director Madhur Bhandarkar honoured in New York October 13, 2014

    New York: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar was presented with Sophia Award at the Syracuse International Film Festival here. His movies 'Heroine' and 'Fashion' were also screened at the fest, which concluded Sunday. "Honored to have received the SOPHIA award today (Sunday) from Tom Bower at Syaracuse Film Festival, New York! @SYRFILM (sic)," he...
  • 10 logic-defying mistakes every horror film victim makes October 12, 2014

    How many times have you sat through a horror movie, hiding behind a pillow, KNOWING that the actor/actress is about to get smacked on the head? Probably a million times. While Hollywood as well as Bollywood are well-versed with making films that make your skin crawl, they always have stock characters...
  • Tamil actors Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi to work together in a film for a good cause October 10, 2014

    Chennai: Popular Tamil film actors like Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi will join hands to work in a yet-untitled Tamil film free of cost. The profits earned through the film will be invested in the construction of a new building for South Indian Film Artistes Association...
  • I will start shooting for an Australian film in a couple of months: Pallavi Sharda October 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Pallavi Sharda, who made her Bollywood debut with "Besharam", will soon begin workshops to prepare for an Australian film. "I have just wrapped my film 'Hawaaizaada' and now I will start shooting for my next project, which is an Australian film in a couple of months. The film is...
  • Haider, Harud, Shaurya: Films that depicted the grim reality of Kashmir October 8, 2014

    Vishal Bhardwaj's latest 'Haider' has once again brought to the fore the grim reality that exists in the picturesque Kashmir. Terrorism ridden, the beautiful valley has been subjected to wars, torture and destruction for years now. While the state provided the best locales for shooting films in the 1960s, over...