GRANDMASTER

  • IFFI 2014: Zhang Ziyi shares Anupam Kher's opinion about 'The Grandmaster', hails Wong Kar Wai for his unique style November 26, 2014

    Panaji: Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi may have visited India for the first time to attend 45th International Film Festival of India, but she isn't unaware of Bollywood projects. From the recent Bollywood film she watched to other projects that have garnered huge popularity back home, she tells us all. Happy...
  • Richie Mehta's 'Siddharth' wins Tiantan award at Beijing film festival April 25, 2014

    Beijing: Director Richie Mehta's IndoCanadian film 'Siddharth' won the Tiantan award for best feature film at the 4th Beijing international film festival. Mehta, a Canadian director of Indian origin, got inspired to make the film after meeting a man on the streets of Delhi who was searching for his missing son. Rajesh...
  • Gyan Correa's 'The Good Road' out of the Oscars race December 21, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced a list of nine films that will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category and Indian director Gyan Correa's film 'The Good Road', is out of the race. The Gujarati film was chosen...
  • The Grandmaster: Wong Kar Wai's action film January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Hong Kong art house director Wong Kar Wai, whose slowpaced, pensive films earned him laurels at international festivals such as Cannes, where he won best director, has just come out with 'The Grandmaster,' his latest kung fu epic. The fruit of eight years of labour and selected as the...
  • Confident of better show in 2013, says Viswanathan Anand December 20, 2012

    Noida: Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand might not have had too many encouraging results in recent times, but the chess Grandmaster expressed confidence that he would come out of the rough patch in 2013. Anand said although he was yet to figure out the exact problem with his game, he...
  • 'The Message' deemed greatest hip hop song ever December 5, 2012

    The 1982 hit 'The Message' by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was named the greatest hip hop song of all time on Wednesday, in the first such list by Rolling Stone magazine to celebrate the young but influential music genre. "The Message," which tops a list of 50 influential hip...
  • 'Thiranottam' to 'Grandmaster': Mohanlal turns 52 May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Mohanlal, the famous Malayalam actor, turned 52 on May 21, 2012. He is among the best actors Indian cinema has ever produced. Starting his career in 1978 with the Malayalam film 'Thiranottam', he has been leading the Mollywood for more than three decades. His latest release 'Grandmaster' is running...
  • Return of the native for Mollywood after a year May 20, 2012

    Remember last Diwali, the festival season in the last week of October with three big releases Ra. One, Velayudham and Ezham Arivu? The Malayalam industry looked almost a loser as these three films ruled the screens of Kerala for nearly one month and there were hardly any good cinemas left...
  • Actor Mohanlal to act in three more films this year May 20, 2012

    As per the latest schedules, Mollywood Superstar Mohanlal will have three more films to release this year. After his 'Grandmaster' which had a different Lal in the offering, the coming movies will also display the best in the star. The immediate release of the star will be the movie with Ranjith...
  • Chess: Parimarjan Negi wins Asian championship May 13, 2012

    Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam): Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi has won the Asian continental chess championship despite losing to A R Saleh Salem of UAE in the final round that concluded in Ho Chi Minh City. Negi finished the tournament on 7 points and was tied for first place along...
  • Grandmaster: Mohanlal plays a lonely divorcee May 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The unexpected turn of events that shatters the life of an urban divorcee leading a lonesome life in a bustling city director Unnikrishnan B crisply narrates the plot of his upcoming Mohanlalstarrer 'Grandmaster'. The director known for his distinctive narrative technique and masterly plots says, "Grandmaster, as the...
  • Narein plays a cop in 'Kaakkichattai' remake May 8, 2012

    After the recent comeback to commercial movies with B Unnikrishnan's 'Grandmaster', young actor Narein will be shortly seen as a cop again. This time he will be playing the same for the remake of the famous Kamal hassan movie 'Kaakkichattai'. The original featuring Kamal hassan as a youngster forced to...
  • 'Grandmaster' a new phase in South Cinema May 4, 2012

    A Grandmaster is someone who can judge the opponents next moves with the first move he makes, says the new Malayalam film Grand Master. Written and directed by B. Unnikrishnan the movie has been a topic of debate for a long time even before its release in whole of South Cinema....
  • Teaser: Mohanlal's Malayalam thriller Grandmaster April 3, 2012

    Grandmaster is an upcoming Malayalam action thriller film directed by B Unnikrishnan. It stars Mohanlal, Anoop Menon, Narain, Priyamani and Jagathy Sreekumar in the lead roles. The film is produced by UTV Motion Pictures and is set to be released on April 27, 2012. Mohanlal plays a police officer in...
  • Fabiano Caruana wins AAI Chess title July 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Fabiano Caruana took no chances and played a solid 30move draw against Wesley So of the Philippines to take the title at the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess tournament here on Saturday. India's Krishnan Sasikiran finished second, one point behind the winner. World Junior No.1 Caruana of Italy emerged winner...
  • AAI chess: Sasikiran plays out draw with Negi July 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Krishnan Sasikiran played out a draw with teammate Parimarjan Negi in the ninth and penultimate round of the inaugural Airports Authority of India (AAI) Grandmasters Chess tournament on Friday. A little later Czech national champion Viktor Laznicka ended Fabiano Caruana's unbeaten run to give Sasikiran an outside chance of...
  • Sasikiran, Negi register wins at AAI chess June 30, 2011

    New Delhi: It turned out to be a fruitful day for the Indians at the AAI Grandmasters Chess tournament on Thursday as Krishnan Sasikiran got back to winning ways to be placed at second spot while Parimarjan Negi managed to put a full stop to his run of losses. Sasikiran after...
  • Sasikaran draws with Caruana at AAI chess June 29, 2011

    New Delhi: It seemed to be a day for revenge in the seventh round of the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Tournament as Filipino Welsey So and China's Hou Yifan on Wednesday avenged their earlier losses to Czech Viktor Laznicka and India's Parimarjan Negi respectively. But in the third game which had...
  • Sasikiran's winning run ends at AAI Chess June 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Krishnan Sasikiran's winning run came to an end as he was held to a draw by Wesley So of the Philippines, while Parimarjan Negi lost to junior world number one Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the sixth round of the AAI Grandmasters Chess here on Tuesday. Sasi, with 3.5...
  • Sasikaran wins, Negi loses at AAI Chess C'ship June 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Krishnan Sasikaran won his second successive game while National champion Parimarjan Negi lost in the fourth round of the inaugural Airports Authority of India (AAI) Grandmasters Chess Championships here on Saturday. For the second day running Sasikaran played out a marathon game before beating Hou Yifan to haul himself...
  • Negi draws, Caruana in sole lead in AAI chess June 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Maintaining his winning streak, topseeded Fabiano Caruana of Italy defeated women's World champion Hou Yifan of China for a third successive win in the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Championship here on Friday. In another third round game, India's Parimarjan Negi drew with Filipino Wesley So. The win over Hou gave...
  • Negi trounces Yifan in AAI chess tourney June 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian national champion Parimarjan Negi on Thursday registered a convincing win over women's world champion Hou Yifan of China in the second round of the inaugural AAI Grandmasters at the AAI Officer's Institute. Negi's win over Yifan came in 32 moves that earned him valuable points. Meanwhile, top seed Fabiano...
  • Chess whiz kid Negi aims for bigger goal July 16, 2008

    New Delhi: For nearly two years after becoming the second youngest Grandmaster in chess history, Parimarjan Negi remained a victim of the expectations that he himself gave rise to. But now Negi seems to be fast emerging as a mature player. In the last two months, Negi has done enough to...
  • Lahno wins battles of sexes vs Negi December 27, 2006

    New Delhi: India's chess prodigy Parimarjan Negi took on Kateryna Lahno of Ukraine in a battle of the Grandmasters in Delhi recently. Before the start of the competition, the money was on Negi but his shy opponent from Ukraine stole the show battling the odds and proving to be the better...
  • Parimarjan loses to Kateryna again December 26, 2006

    New Delhi: Indian Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi had to settle for a defeat against Ukrainian Kateryna Lahno, who beat the Indian youngster convincingly at the Amity Grandmasters on Christmas Day on Monday. Kateryna, 16, hasn't yet acquired the Grandmaster title as yet, but her reputation definitely got a boost as she has...
  • Age is no bar for this chess prodigy August 24, 2006

    New Delhi: By the time Parimarjan Negi turned 12, he was already an International Master. And at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 22 days, he became the second youngest International Grandmaster ever, five years less than Vishwanathan Anand. Parimarjan says: "Ever since I completed the title, many more...