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  • 'Mardaani' Tweet Review: Rani Mukerji delivers one of her finest performances as a tough but sensitive police officer 5 hours 48 minutes ago

    She kicks, punches and doesn't take any nonsense. Shivani Shivaji Roy, a fearless cop with the Mumbai police is as tough as she looks. Starring Rani Mukerji, the latest YRF film 'Mardaani' has been directed by noted filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar. Known for films like 'Laaga Chunri Mein Daag' and 'Lafange Parinde',...
  • Ranbir Kapoor: I want to make a short film with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan Yesterday

    Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor, who had earlier talked about making a short film on the life of his grandfather and legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, has dropped the idea. Now he plans to make it with the three Khans. Encapsulating Raj Kapoor's life in a short film is next to impossible, therefore, the...
  • Deepti Naval: Happy to have worked with Rituparno Ghosh in 'Memories in March', wanted him to bring out the best in me August 9, 2014

    It hasn't been easy for Deepti Naval to find distributors for her debut directorial venture 'Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish'. But the film, which was premiered in the market section of 2009 Cannes Film Festival and lauded for the subject it deal with, is expected to be...
  • Credit row: Filmmaker claims he directed 'Tamanchey', not director Navneet Behal August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Bharat Ratan Bhushan asserts that he has directed 'Tamanchey', but producer Suryaveer Singh Bhullar rubbishes his claim saying that the former is just trying to "blackmail" him. Earlier it was reported that Navneet Behal has directed the film and his name also appears on the film's poster and in...
  • Irrfan Khan's 'Qissa', set in 1947, is about a girl who is forced to marry a woman; 10 really interesting films to look out for this year August 6, 2014

    While first half of 2014 was dominated by new stars and small budget films, second half of the year will see the film releases of big budget films featuring superstars. There are also some critically acclaimed Indies lined up for a commercial release in the later part of the year....
  • Only Shah Rukh Khan has been signed for my next film, no one else: Rohit Shetty August 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rohit Shetty finds it amusing to know the various rumours doing the rounds about his next project. He says so far he has only signed Shah Rukh Khan for the new film. "There are so many films I am doing, according to reports in the media. Some are saying...
  • The term 'women-centric' is a bit strange; do we call a normal film 'male-centric' asks Rani Mukerjee August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukerji feels that a film should be judged on the basis of its content instead of its lead character As her forthcoming film 'Mardaani' narrates the guts and glory of a female police officer, it is tagged as a women-centric drama. But Rani begs to differ. "I feel the...
  • Buried, Devil, Donnie Darko: 12 films with endings so unpredictable that they will leave you stumped August 4, 2014

    'Buried' tells the story of a US truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap....
  • Haven't decided if I'll be able to fit it in my schedule: Kangana Ranaut on her Italian film offer August 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut, who will be seen with Imran Khan in Nikhil Advani's love story "Katti Batti", says it is different from the usual romance dramas seen in B-Town. "We will start shooting for 'Katti Batti' in September. It is a very good love story. It is different from the usual...
  • Lateef - The King of Crime: Central Board of Film Certification objects to film's promotion on TV August 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The producer and director of "Lateef - The King of Crime", a film based on the Gujarat mafia of the late 1980s, are upset that the Central Board of Film Certification has objected to their promoting the movie on TV due to a specific dialogue related to Gujarat. The movie...
  • Remember 'Ek Chhoti Si Love Story'? 'PK' revives Bollywood's old tiff with racy and controversial film posters August 1, 2014

    One of the key questions that determines the understanding of huge box office collections in Bollywood is simply this: How do you sell the film? At a time when the benchmark of Bollywood BO success has been raised to an elite figure of Rs 100 crore, filmmakers are not...
  • Man rapes woman, films the act and blackmails her July 31, 2014

    A married woman was allegedly raped by a man, who also recorded the act on his mobile phone and had been blackmailing her since in Gandhi Nagar area of the district. "The accused, Dilip Jaiman, called the woman at a place two months ago on the pretext of giving her a...
  • Dev Benegal's 'Dead End' bags NAFF prize in Seoul July 31, 2014

    Seoul: Indian filmmaker Dev Benegal's dark comedy 'Dead End' was named the best project at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films. The story of a man, who is declared as dead by a shady government department and has to take extreme measures to prove that he is alive, was co-written by...
  • Satish Kaushik: Cinema has no language, 'Dead End' has proved it July 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik is ecstatic after his new project "Dead End" was named the best at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films in Seoul. This is the second win for the film, which was awarded the Network of Asian Fantastic Films Award at the 12th Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum...
  • Bollywood superhit 'Dhoom: 3' opens on 2,000 screens in 400 cities in China, enters Chinese top ten chart July 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood super hit 'Dhoom: 3', which reportedly opened on 2,000 screens in 400 Chinese cities, has entered the Chinese top ten chart. After storming the Turkish box office and becoming the only Indian film to get to the Turkish Top 10, 'Dhoom:3', Yash Raj Films (YRF) offering, has now entered...
  • Till the time you don't concentrate on the content, you cannot achieve the numbers at the Box Office: Salman Khan July 30, 2014

    New York: Superstar Salman Khan, whose movies have repeatedly grossed over Rs 100 crores, says there is no formula of making super-hit and money-minting movies and filmmakers should also focus on content. "When people talk about numbers, they are very generous and say this movie will cross Rs 300 crores, Rs...
  • Ram Gopal Varma to auction his next film to distributors, buyers July 30, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has decided to auction his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu action thriller as he aims to revolutionise the existing model of film distribution that treats cinema as a commercial product. Varma confirmed the news via his Facebook page Wednesday. "Yes, I and Vishnu Manchu are going to auction...
  • Kajol set to make a comeback with a woman-centric film produced by husband Ajay Devgn July 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol, who was last seen in Karan Johar's 2010 movie 'My Name Is Khan', will be making a comeback with a woman-centric film to be produced by her husband actor Ajay Devgn. "Kajol will be doing a film this year. It will hopefully go on floors from October end....
  • Salman Khan's Eid luck works in favour of 'Kick', earns Rs 83.73 crore in three days July 29, 2014

    Mumbai: If one goes by the box office collections of Salman Khan-starrer 'Kick', people would unanimously agree that the superstar, whose Eid releases like 'Wanted' and 'Ek Tha Tiger' turned out to be super hits, should stick to his lucky date for movie screenings. 'Kick', which marks the directorial debut of...
  • Quick Quiz: How well do you know Dhanush? July 28, 2014

    As Dhanush turns a year older, we bring you a string of question on the star. If Dhanush is your favourite star, answering these questions on his films and popular songs, wouldn't be all that difficult. ...
  • There are takers of women's issues, says Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee July 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Having not expected her portrayal in 'Take One' will get so much acceptance from the audience, actor Swastika Mukherjee says her sole aim was to put scanner thoughts about according due honour and recognition to women in this society. "Amazed the film had got such whole-hearted acceptance from people, youngsters...
  • Bengal film industry accuses Mamata Banerjee of interference, nepotism July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: A big Trinamool show with a Tollywood twist- then a glittering state award ceremony for those who many say are Mamata Banerjee loyalists with party MPs winning top prizes. The Bengal film industry is split between the pro-Trinamool camp and those who think Mamata's politics is threatening good cinema. Mamata...
  • Film Stripped: Critics Rajeev Masand, Deepanjana Pal, Mihir Fadnavis tell us why 'Kick' fails to deliver July 26, 2014

    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 July 26, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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...