HINDI CINEMA

  • Naseeruddin Shah: I don't depend on the film industry. I don't have any friends in the industry. I don't owe the film industry anything September 29, 2014

    I finished actor Naseeruddin Shah's memoir 'And Then One Day' in a day, reading late into the night, fascinated by the brutal honesty in his recollection of his relationships and the years of struggle before he made it as an actor in Mumbai. I met him in Delhi and he...
  • Deepika Padukone vs TOI, a journalist's point of view: Bravo Deepika, but forcing the moral glove to fit everyone is as wrong as assuming that actors who show skin are 'asking for it' September 23, 2014

    I have worked with online publications for some time now and commissioned countless photo features of film stars spotted both on and off screen in the course of my career as an editor and web producer. I have a personal stake in the ongoing standoff between one of India's largest...
  • Aflatoon Aurat, Do Ladke Dono Kadke, Sipahi Ki Sajni: 115 totally hilarious film titles of all time January 20, 2014

    You know it's not an ordinary day when you come across films named 'Aflatoon Aurat', 'Do Ladke Dono Kadke' and 'Sipahi Ki Sajni'. We salute the creative person who clearly went overboard naming these 115 films. The titles say it all. Here are the most entertaining film titles of all time. Jadugar...
  • Watch: Journey of India's melodious voice Lata Mangeshkar August 13, 2013

    Lata Mangeshkar has been the melodious voice for generations of heroines in Hindi cinema. In a career spanning over seven decades, with over 50,000 songs to her credit, her name is synonymous with Indian playback music. ...
  • Content, cast and packaging important for a film to be a hit: Khushboo June 19, 2013

    'Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru' is a Tamil romantic comedy film directed by Sundar C and produced by Kushboo Sundar starring Siddharth, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam, Ganesh Venkatraman, Balaji, Vidyullekha Raman, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vishal Krishna, Mano Bala and Bosskey. Khushboo has played a cameo appearance in thirittu pasanga song, which marks...
  • Watch: Bollywood filmmakers speak on censorship May 2, 2013

    Over the years film censorship in Hindi cinema has undergone many changes. As Bollywood celebrates 100 years of its inception, lets find out what is still taboo in films. ...
  • Hindi cinema is more mature than most films made in the world: Bhawana Somaaya February 20, 2013

    Film critic and author Bhawana Somaaya joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on 100 years of Indian cinema. Q. Why standard of music in Hindi films is taking back seat in Hindi films? Asked by: shailesh sharma A. That's not true. 'Kai Po Che' has super music and...
  • Waheeda Rehman: Where's the romance in films? October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, whose legendary smile can still light up any room she enters, says romance that is both heartbreaking and exalting is missing from films today. Rehman, who will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, is also...
  • Poll: Which is your favourite Rajesh Khanna film? July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Rajesh Khanna, or Kaka as he was popularly known, was one of the highest paid actors of his time, his record of consecutive solo super hits still unbroken. Who can forget the years between 19701979 when he starred in mega hits like 'Safar', 'Kati Patang', 'Sachaa Jhutha', 'Aan...
  • It's the golden period of Bollywood: Anupam Kher March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Kher, 57, whose fifth international project 'The Silver Linings Playbook' with Hollywood star Robert De Niro will hit screens on November 21, said the world is recognising the potential of Indian entertainment industry. "We are in a golden period of Indian entertainment industry because the audience is educated and...
  • PM condoles Dev Anand's death December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Describing Dev Anand as a great artiste, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said he was an embodiment of life long passion for acting and filmmaking. Joining millions of his fans in condoling his death, he said, "Dev Anand was a great artiste who entertained generations of cinema lovers...
  • Bollywood blockbuster: Diwali Dhamaka special October 25, 2011

    Watch the trials and struggles of K Asif's 'MughaleAzam' before it hit the big screen. ...
  • Shiva to NALS: Has RGV lost his 'Aag'? August 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's brutal crime biopic Not A Love Story is a pale shadow of the director's strong narrative of systematic crime and his fascination with the underworld that goes back to his days of 'Shiva'. When he returns as producer with Shabri this week, one can...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: the history of Hindi films November 1, 2009

    A special show takes fans through the nine decades of popular Hindi cinema. The history of the worlds biggest film industry is the story of drama, tragedy and emotion. ...
  • Marathi actor Nilu Phule dead July 13, 2009

    Pune: Noted Marathi film and stage actor Nilu Phule today died in a city hospital. He was 80. Phule was suffering from cancer of the oesophagus and was admitted to the hospital on July 5. ...