Film

  • Tamil Nadu film industry not to showcase any movie today to protest Jayalalithaa's sentencing 10 hours 58 minutes ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu continues to be on edge after the arrest of former Chief minister J Jayalalithaa in 18-year-old disproportionate assets case on September 27. The Tamil Nadu film industry will not showcase any movie on Tuesday across theatres in the state to protest Jayalalithaa's sentencing. In order to show their...
  • 'Tamanna' would be a commercial success today, would have got the right audience: Pooja Bhatt 13 hours 22 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Pooja Bhatt, who started her filmmaking career with films like 'Zakhm', says if she had made her National Award-winning film 'Tamanna' today, it would have proved to be a money-spinner as well. 'Tamanna' was awarded the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues in 1996. Pooja had...
  • Theatres cancel shows on Tuesday as Tamil Nadu film industry plans hunger strike in solidarity with Jayalalithaa Yesterday

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu film industry will not showcase any movie on Tuesday across theatres in the state in solidarity with Jayalalithaa, the ex-Chief Minister and former actress, who was convicted in a disproportionate assets case on Saturday, September 27, by a Bangalore court and sentenced to four years in...
  • e Lounge: In conversation with filmmaker Shankar 4 days ago

    Filmmaker Shankar gets candid with CNN-IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand about his upcoming movie 'I'. ...
  • Watch films for entertainment, don't go into controversies: Kareena 5 days ago

    Reacting to the United Nations' report claiming that Indian films objectify and stereotype heroines, actress Kareena Kapoor said, "I think you should watch films for entertainment, don't go into such controversies. We have had item numbers and saree clad girls from the beginning and earlier they were aesthetically shot, like...
  • Our industry makes a lot of money, but our films don't travel: Irrfan Khan September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan, who Monday graced the opening ceremony of the fifth Jagran Film Festival here, said it's vital for Indian movies to travel to get exposure. Jagran Film Festival is a travelling movie gala held in 14 Indian cities including Mumbai, Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra, Meerut and Varanasi. Praising the initiative,...
  • Going to live till I'm 90 years old and my service to the world will go on till my last breath: Hrithik Roshan September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Hrithik Roshan is currently happy and content in his space as an actor, but when the time is right and if he has a subject, he may go behind the camera to direct a film. However, he says "it will take time". His father Rakesh Roshan is a...
  • Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival September 18, 2014

    Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival to be held from October 14 to October 21. The festival this time is running short of 2.25 crore. "Sustaining this festival is important. It has a very interesting line up with Helen being awarded for her contribution to Indian cinema," said...
  • 'Kaththi' behindthescenes: Vijay dances, Samantha blushes, AR Murugadoss takes it easy on the set September 18, 2014

    Be honest. You've always wanted to know what happens on the sets of an AR Murugadoss film. Well, now's your chance. A 30second video posted by the makers of the upcoming Tamil thriller 'Kaththi' showcases the starcast, the director as well as the music director Anirudh having a blast on...
  • 10 Indian films we think Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger must watch September 17, 2014

    Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's image in the average Indian's mind is almost synonymous with his 'Terminator' persona. We have all grown up watching his films. Now that he's shown interest in working with Tamil filmmaker Shankar, we have a list of films he should check out, you know, as preparation....
  • 'Rowdy Fellow' trailer: Nara Rohit calmly beats up the bad guys in this new Krishna Chaitanya film September 17, 2014

    Directed by Krishna Chaitanya and produced by T Prakash Reddy, the film revolves around Nara Rohit, who's a cop. 'Rowdy Fellow', which also stars Vishaka Singh, Rao Ramesh, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao, Posani Krishna Murali, Gollapudi Maruti Rao and Talluri Rameshwari in key roles, is set to hit the theatres in...
  • Ali Mostafa's 'From A To B' to open Abu Dhabi Film Festival September 15, 2014

    For the first time, 'From A To B', a film which has been locally produced will open the muchawaited Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The film has been directed by Ali Mostafa. Ali, popular for the award winning film 'City of Life', shows the life of three Westerneducated Arab youths who...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Imitation Game' takes top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival September 15, 2014

    Toronto: "The Imitation Game," a biopic about British mathematician and World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, took the Groslch People's Choice award for best film at the 39th edition of the...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui to be honoured at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival for 'outstanding achievement' in cinema September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he is being honoured for "outstanding achievement" at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival Sep 16. He says awards and recognition mean a lot to him. Speaking shyly of the honour, Nawazuddin said: "It's something I am quite kicked about." The "Kick" actor would then proceed to...
  • Snapshot: Grumpy Cat's Hollywood debut is here, and it's everything you wanted it to be September 12, 2014

    Take a bow, Tardar Sauce. The moroselooking feline meme sensation became quite a celebrity in 2012. Now, it is ready for its Hollywood debut. The film, titled, 'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever' is now being shot. Will old Grumps live up to his name? Or will he actually get to...
  • Don't want to ever again stand behind the leading men looking lost and miserable: Bipasha Basu September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Bipasha Basu, who has done a string of horror and supernatural movies, says this is the only genre that allows an actress to drive the plot towards box office success. "I want to travel that dark road," she said when asked about her choice of cinema. "...I've just done five supernatural...
  • War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists September 11, 2014

    Gaza City: Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip. Then the latest Gaza war burst in to add yet another layer: An Israeli airstrike levelled the...
  • Mary Kom spoke to the government officials, nothing could be done: Priyanka Chopra on Manipur banning her film September 11, 2014

    Priyanka Chopra is happy with all the critical praise coming her way for her performance as MC Mary Kom in the boxer's biopic, but the actress says it is "disheartening" that people from Manipur cannot see the movie. Mary Kom too had expressed her sadness over her hometown missing its date...
  • National Awardwinning filmmaker Rajendra Talak wants people to discuss corruption openly, on public platforms September 9, 2014

    Panaji: Rajendra Talak, whose Marathi film 'A Rainy Day' was screened at the ongoing 'Jagran Film Festival', says he wants people to talk about the issue of corruption. "The movie is about the universal topic of corruption. I am happy that the festival will help people discuss the issue (with the...
  • 'Raja Rani' director Atlee Kumar to work with Vijay in his next Tamil film September 9, 2014

    Chennai: 'Raja Rani' fame Atlee Kumar will direct Tamil superstar Vijay next in his yetuntitled second Tamil directorial. The project will go on floors after Vijay completes shooting for another film. "Vijay will be directed by Atlee soon. The project will go on floors after Vijay's film with Chimdudevan that's expected to...
  • Watch: 'Confessions of a Teenager' is a short film that takes you inside the mind of a mentally ill man September 9, 2014

    A man has a secret he has kept from his girlfriend. His roommate advises him to tell her about it before she decides to move in with him. After several moments of self doubt, he calls her for an intimate dinner. Everything goes wrong from the moment he confesses about his...
  • Indian writerdirector Chaitanya Tamhane's 'Court' wins best debut award at Venice Film Fest September 8, 2014

    Indian writerdirector Chaitanya Tamhane's debut feature "Court" won the Lion of the Future award at the recently concluded Venice Film Festival. The 27yearold filmmaker's multilingual courtroom drama won the trophy for its striking narrative style and also bagged the Orizzonti Award for Best Film in the festival. Swedish director Roy Andersson won...
  • 'UnIndian' is like an Australian version of 'Bend It Like Beckham', but with Brett Lee: Anupam Sharma September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Indianorigin filmmaker from Australia Anupam Sharma says his upcoming film 'UnIndian' is on the lines Gurinder Chadha's 'Bend It Like Beckham' and will provide a sneakpeak into the lives of Indians living down under. The 2002 British comedydrama was the story of Indians living in London and Sharma says...
  • How infilm branding dilutes the impact of 'Mary Kom' September 7, 2014

    There's no denying the fact that filmmakers promote brands through their projects to woo consumers. Even though the results aren't always impressive, advertisers still feel brand placement in films is the ideal way to resonate with the viewers. But how would you react when a film is rewritten to incorporate...
  • Judge actresses on the basis of their work, not on the basis of their gender: Priyanka Chopra September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who is playing Olympicwinning boxer Mary Kom in a biopic, says she does not like the term 'femalecentric' in films as people should judge movies on the basis of content rather than on the gender of the protagonist. The 32yearold actress feels gender bias exists...
  • Toronto film festival opens with Robert Downey Jr starrer legal drama 'The Judge' September 5, 2014

    Toronto: The red carpet has been rolled out for the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, which opened Thursday amid criticism over new rules meant to cement the event's reputation as an Oscar kingmaker. The legal drama "The Judge" starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr as father and son ...