FILMISTAAN

  • Nitin Kakkar's 'Filmistaan' declared tax free in Maharashtra June 15, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Filmistaan', whose story delves on the idea of binding India and Pakistan using Bollywood, was Saturday declared tax free in Maharashtra. "Yet another win for 'Filmistaan', declared tax free in Maharashtra following appreciation and ticket prices will come down 25 percent to 30 percent," UTV Motion Pictures announced Saturday. Directed by...
  • I would have loved to shoot 'Filmistaan' in Pakistan, but you know how times are: director Nitin Kakkar June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Lack of resources and complications related to filming in Pakistan kept firsttime Indian director Nitin Kakkar away from shooting his National Award winning saga "Filmistaan" which uses Bollywood to bind India and Pakistan. The movie, which released in India June 6, has been lauded critically and commercially. But Kakkar...
  • 'Filmistaan' continues to be 'rock steady' June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Nitin Kakkar's National Award winning film "Filmistaan" has managed to generate better business on the fourth day since its release than it did on its opening day. The film, which released June 6, minted almost Rs.55 lakh Monday. "Filmistaan" that explores IndiaPakistan relationship with comic elements had collected Rs.51 lakh...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Holiday', 'Edge of Tomorrow', 'The World Before Her' and 'Filmistaan' June 7, 2014

    In this episode, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Holiday', 'Edge of Tomorrow', 'The World Before Her' and 'Filmistaan'. ...
  • 'Filmistaan' review: It's a clever ode to popular Hindi cinema June 6, 2014

    Cast: Sharib Hashmi, Inaamulhaq Director: Nitin Kakkar The kidnapping of an aspiring Bollywood actor by Pakistani terrorists serves as a springboard for cheeky, bittersweet humor and a plea for crossborder brotherhood in firsttime director Nitin Kakkar's 'Filmistaan'. Above all things, this is a clever ode to popular Hindi cinema whose fans, as...
  • 'Filmistaan' tweet review: A hit at film festivals, it isn't one of the best Bollywood projects of all time June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: From being screened at national and international film festivals to winning the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, Amitabh Bachhan taking to Twitter to praise the film and Vidhu Vinod Chopra sponsoring a vacation for the team, Nitin Kakkar's 'Fimistaan' has quite evidently earned huge...
  • Impressed with 'Filmistaan' actors, Vidhu Vinod Chopra offers them a vacation June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: After megastar Amitabh Bachchan praised Nitin Kakkar's "Filmistaan", the movie's actors Sharib Hashmi and Inaamulhaq have now impressed filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra. As a gesture of encouragement, Chopra offered to sponsor a vacation for them. "Chopra watched the film as he had heard a lot about it from his...
  • Want both 'Holiday' and my film to do good business this Friday, says 'Filmistaan' director Nitin Kakkar June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In India a film may get critical acclaim, win accolades at prestigious film festivals but still remain in oblivion from the general public. Director Nitin Kakkar's 'Filmistaan' is one such case. Having won the National Award for Best Hindi Film in 2012 the film could not get a...
  • Films bind, they do not divide: Amitabh Bachchan on 'Filmistaan' May 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Debutant director Nitin Kakkar has received wide acclaim at international film festivals for 'Filmistaan' that explores IndiaPakistan relationships. Now megastar Amitabh Bachchan too has complimented him on his endeavours. "'Filmistaan'...the film on release. Cinema in its bountiful glory. Just saw it...films bind, they do not divide. Love is power," Big...
  • Nitin Kakkar: 'Filmistaan' is about love for Bollywood in India and Pakistan May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Nitin Kakkar initially set out to do a film on Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto's stories but ended up making 'Filmistaan' in which he explored IndoPak relations through the shared love that people from both sides of the border have for Bollywood. The film will hit theatres on June 6...
  • Amitabh Bachchan is all praises for 'Filmistaan' trailer May 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all praises for the trailer of upcoming movie 'Filmistaan', which is about an affable Bollywood buff. The 71yearold actor also shared the link of the trailer online. "Fresh talent, innovative ideas compassionate audience in our cinema. Watch trailer of 'Filmistaan'. Loved it," Amitabh Bachchan posted on...
  • Watch: Katrina Kaif referred to as the lucky charm of Khans and Kapoors in Nitin Kakkar's 'Filmistaan' May 6, 2014

    She may have been mocked for her acting skills, but Katrina Kaif has always been lauded for her good looks and her onscreen chemistry with the Khans and Ranbir Kapoor, which is why she is referred to as one of the top actresses of Bollywood. But did you ever expect...
  • Watch: The trailer of National award winning movie 'Filmistaan' April 17, 2014

    The official trailer of Nitin Kakkar directed Filmistaan has been released. Having bagged the best feature film in Hindi in the 60th National film awards, the trailer seems to be pretty interesting with some witty dialogues to add to it. The film stars Sharib Hashmi, Inaamulhaq, Kumud Mishra and...
  • 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh' to open NY Indian film fest March 26, 2013

    New York: Feroz Abbas Khan's 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh' will open the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) April 30, while debut director Nitin Kakkar's 'Filmistaan' will be screened as the May 4 closing night film. Both will premiere at the New York University's celebrated Skirball Centre, organisers of the oldest, most...
  • The 11 Indian Indies to look forward to in 2013 December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: 2012 was widely considered as the year of the revival of the India Independent Film Industry. In the year 2013, we will have to make sure that the Indian Independent cinema movement is taken forward with the same zeal with which it was started. But how do we...