FILM

  • This award is a big achievement, it will bridge the gap between Sweden and India: Omung Kumar on 'Mary Kom' being honoured in Stockholm 4 hours 36 minutes ago

    Stockholm: Omung Kumar's 2014 directorial 'Mary Kom', which was selected for the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior (SIFFJ), has won the Best Film award and has been endowed with the Bronze Horse Award, the festival's top honour. The jury for the junior section of the festival consisted of children from the...
  • Look of the day: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks elegant in a white embellished sari by Meera and Muzzaffar Ali Yesterday

    New Delhi: If Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Vogue shoot left you speechless then you will need some time to find the right words to describe the actress in her latest look. Dressed in a white embellished sari by Kotwara, created by Meera and Muzzaffar Ali, Aishwarya's one look will stop you...
  • Confirmed! Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor to grace red carpet at Cannes 2015 Yesterday

    Mumbai: Actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor will return to the red carpet at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. The two actresses will attend the 12-day festival (May 13-24) as the brand ambassadors of cosmetic brand L'Oreal, which took to Twitter to announce the stars' upcoming appearance. "Retweet if you...
  • Tribeca Film Festival opens with 'Saturday Night Live' documentary 2 days ago

    New York: The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a special screening of 'Live From New York,' a warts-and-all documentary that looks at the storied 40-year history of the late night comedy show 'Saturday Night Live.' Vietnamese-American filmmaker Bao Nguyen's movie, which opened the festival on Wednesday night, traces the show's...
  • Indian films 'Masaan', 'Chauthi Koot' head to Cannes 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Gurvinder Singh's Punjabi film 'Chauthi Koot' and Neeraj Ghaywan's debut feature 'Masaan' are among the Indian films that have been chosen to be screened in the official UnCertain Regard section of the 68th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival. The announcement was made in Cannes on Thursday. While 'Masaan' is...
  • Filmmakers should enjoy liberty as other artists do: Mani Ratnam 3 days ago

    As the debate over moves made by the censor board rages, filmmakers, actors and other prominent voices have spoken vehemently about the importance of the freedom of expression. South Indian Director Mani Ratnam said, "Censorship should also adapt as industry matures. Filmmakers should enjoy liberty as other artists do." ...
  • Award-winning Assamese film director Bidyut Chakraborty passes away 3 days ago

    Guwahati: Award-winning Assamese filmmaker, actor and director Bidyut Chakraborty passed away in a hospital here on Wednesday morning, a doctor said. Chakraborty, 56, was undergoing treatment at the Nemcare hospital here for the last 15 days. Hospital doctors said that his condition improved initially, but deteriorated since last Monday. "He breathed his...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui's brother's film heads to Cannes 3 days ago

    Mumbai: 'Miyan Kal Aana', a short film by Shamas Siddiqui, the younger brother of acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, will be screened at the Cannes International Film Festival as part of the 'Short Film Catalog'. "I'm very happy that my first film got selected in the Cannes Court Meterrag Category. I would...
  • No problem with people eating fishes, goats but won't allow cow slaughter: Nitin Gadkari 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as there is a massive public outrage over the beef ban in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said ban on cow slaughter is necessary to save the ecology. He also lent support to the Maharashtra government's diktat to show Marathi films during primetime slots. He said, "Today...
  • Regional cinema needs to be encouraged; Indian cinema is not just Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Endorsing the Maharashtra government's diktat to multiplexes to screen Marathi films on any one screen between 12 PM and 9 PM, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said it is a "wonderful" move which would encourage regional films. The government had earlier issued a directive making it mandatory for multiplexes...
  • Excellence and challenge drive me, not money: Vidhu Vinod Chopra April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has explored the uncharted territory of English movies with 'Broken Horses' and he says he is not worried about getting an audience for the film. The 62-year-old director-producer, who is behind blockbusters like 'Munnabhai' series, '3 Idiots' and 'PK', said he made the film as...
  • Marathi film row: AAP backs Shobhaa De, says she can speak her mind April 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Amid a row over Maharashtra government's move to reserve prime time slots in multiplexes for screening of Marathi movies, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday came out in support of noted columnist Shobhaa De who has raised hackles of Shiv Sena by criticising the proposal. "Marathi culture needs encouragement....
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre freezes Greenpeace India's all 7 bank accounts April 9, 2015

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday froze all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India with immediate effect. Greenpeace India's accounts were frozen after serious allegations of its involvement in encouraging "anti-development" campaigns across the country. ...
  • Maharashtra relaxes norm, now multiplexes can show Marathi films from 12 noon to 9 pm April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Two days after making the screening of Marathi films during the prime time slot of 6pm to 9pm in multiplexes mandatory, the Maharashtra government on Thursday relaxed the norm for showing the films. According to the new norm, Marathi films can be shown from 12 noon to 9 pm in...
  • Had Bal Thackeray not tried to preserve Marathi culture, Shobhaa De's forefathers would 'have been born in Pakistan': Shiv Sena April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: In a vitriolic attack against Shobha De for opposing mandatory screening of Marathi films, Shiv Sena on Thursday said had Bal Thackeray not done "dadagiri" to preserve Marathi culture, her forefathers would "have been born in Pakistan" and she would have "attended Page-3 parties in a burqa". De, reacting to...
  • EUFF brings 21 award-winning European projects April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Bringing myriad hues of European cinema, the 20th European Union Film Festival (EUFF) began in the capital on Wednesday. The festival brings a repertoire of 21 award-winning European films. EUFF 2015 was inaugurated by Joao Cravinho, ambassador of the European Union to India in the presence of Aivars Groza,...
  • Shiv Sena targets Shobhaa De, says she has insulted Maharashtrian food culture April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' on Thursday hit out at the writer Shobhaa De saying she has insulted Maharashtrian food culture by mocking Vadapav and Misal. The write-up comes a day after a Sena MLA moved a privilege motion against her in the Assembly. In her tweet about the government's order...
  • Marathi film row: This move is not dictatorial, I want to protect minorities, says Culture Minister April 8, 2015

    The Maharashtra government defended its latest diktat on screening marathi films on multiplexes during prime time slots of 6 PM to 9 PM. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Maharashtra Culture Minister Vinod Tawde on Wednesday said that marathi cinema is a marathi culture. ...
  • e Lounge: Maharashtra makes screening of Marathi films at multiplexes mandatory April 8, 2015

    The Maharashtra government has made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm. Maharashtra Culture Minister Vinod Tawde made the announcement in the Assembly on Tuesday. He said the state government is working on a policy in coordination with the revenue and...
  • Believe in promoting regional cinema but not sure if putting restrictions on multiplexes will help: Karan Johar April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Director-producer Karan Johar today said that though he believes in promoting regional cinema, putting restrictions on multiplexes may not be the best way. Maharashtra government is planning to make screening of Marathi movies in the state's multiplexes mandatory during prime time slots. "I do believe in promoting regional cinema be...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories April 7, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Riteish Deshmukh welcomes Maharashtra government's decision on screening of marathi films April 7, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh said, "I welcome this decision as it gives the marathi movie industry a chance to survive." The Maharashtra government on Tuesday made it mandatory the screening of marathi films on multiplexes during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm. ...
  • Marathi film row: Single screen owners will be affected, says Fun Cinemas April 7, 2015

    Reacting on the Maharashtra government's decision over marathi film's screening on multiplexes during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm, Fun Cinemas' Anand Vishal said that this will affect single screen owners. ...
  • Maharashtra government makes marathi films mandatory in prime time slots April 7, 2015

    The slew of diktats from the Maharashtra government continues as after banning beef the state government has now made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen marathi films during prime time slots of 6 pm to 9 pm. Maharashtra Culture Minister Vinod Tawde made the announcement in the state Assembly on...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 7, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Maharashtra government makes mandatory screening of marathi films in multiplexes April 7, 2015

    Screening of Marathi films during the prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm in multiplexes has been made mandatory by Maharashtra government. ...
  • Hrithik Roshan meets Mamata Banerjee, promises to attend Kolkata film festival April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday and promised to attend the 21st edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival to be held later this year. "Whenever I see her smiling face, she is just full of love. First of all, I love this...
  • Mandatory marathi films & beef ban: Can government decide our tastes? April 7, 2015

    After banning beef in Maharashtra, the state government has now made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether government can decided our tastes. ...
  • Maharashtra makes screening of Marathi films between 6PM to 9PM at multiplexes mandatory April 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Screening of Marathi films during the prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm in multiplexes has been made mandatory by Maharashtra government. "We are in the process of enacting a law to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during prime time," Culture Minister Vinod Tawde said...