I Am

  • Man who harassed disabled kids for more than a decade ordered by judge to wear 'I am a bully!' sign on a busy street 11-04-2014 12:06 PM

    An Ohio man who called his neighbor 'Monkey Mama' as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an 'I AM A BULLY!' sign on a busy street this weekend. Edmond Aviv, 62, who was...
  • Facebook launches 'I'm a Voter' feature for Indian users 10-04-2014 10:44 AM

    New Delhi: Facebook users in India can now update their status after casting their ballot with a new "I'm a Voter" feature that the social networking giant has introduced to cash in on the election buzz. For the first time in the country, users over the age of 18 will...
  • Babloo Happy Hai: Director Nila Madhab Panda's road trip from Delhi to Manali 04-02-2014 10:26 AM

    New Delhi: Nila Madhab Panda made heads turn with his debut feature 'I Am Kalam' and went on to make critically acclaimed 'Jalpari'. The director with a social concern is back with 'Babloo Happy Hai', which is set to hit the screens on February 7, 2014. He talks about his...
  • With Padma Shri, I'm empowered to expand my voice: Santosh Sivan 29-01-2014 05:40 PM

    Mumbai: Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Sivan is delighted by the government's decision to honour him with a Padma Shri, since the recommendation for the honour came from within the film industry. "I understand that it was Graftii, former students of the Pune Film Institute Of India, who recommended my name for the...
  • Viral: Watch what the youth of 1947 thought about turning 20 in 1967 23-11-2013 02:11 PM

    Those born on Independence Day in 1947 were selected from different parts of India and interviewed to know their hopes and desires,ambitions, hobbies, fears and frustrations and the result is this unique film. Directed by SNS Sastry, this film is called 'I am 20' as it was made after 20...
  • Malala meets Queen Elizabeth, regrets missing school 18-10-2013 08:08 PM

    Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, on Friday, met British Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and spoke about the importance of education. The 16-year-old schoolgirl presented the monarch with a copy of her recently released book, "I Am Malala". "It is a...
  • Don't sell Malala's book, warns Taliban 11-10-2013 02:17 PM

    Islamabad: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has warned that those found selling 'I am Malala' - the book authored by teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai - will face serious action. The TTP, which has vowed to attack her again if it get a chance, claimed that she had not performed any act...
  • Taliban shooting survivor speaks in 'I Am Malala' 09-10-2013 08:54 PM

    London: A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and 'Twilight' movies. Today she's the world famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls' education - and a contender to win the Nobel Peace Prize...
  • My book has humour, love and some violence: Rajesh Parameswaran 10-06-2013 05:23 PM

    A Bengal tiger wakes up one morning realising he is ravenously in love. A pompous railway supervisor in a small Indian village bites off more than he can chew when a peculiar new clerk arrives on his doorstep. In another place and in another time, a secret agent who spends...
  • I'm inspired by the courage of girls in Ethiopia: Freida Pinto 02-06-2013 06:08 PM

    Addis Ababa: 'Slumdog Millionaire' actress Freida Pinto, the global ambassador of the Because I am A Girl Campaign (BIAAG), visited Ethiopia for the first time as part of her role to support Plan International's projects. She says educating and empowering girls is the way forward worldwide. Because I Am a...
  • 5 films you should've watched this year 30-12-2011 07:36 PM

    These are little gems that didn't have big stars or big budgets. They were honest, well-made films that didn't make a lot of money at the box-office. You may have missed them in the cinema, but check them out on DVD: 'I Am', directed by Onir An honest film that...
  • Review: 'I Am Singh' is a mixture of stereotypes 02-12-2011 06:51 PM

    Cast: Gulzar Inder Chahal, Puneet Issar, Brooke Johnston, Rizwan Haider, Amy Rasimas Director: Puneet Issar A good film needs a powerful central theme and a skilled storyteller who can build the conflict around that theme. 'I Am Singh' is based on the theme of racial discrimination but the message against...
  • Friday Release: 'I Am Singh', a fight for pride 01-12-2011 06:51 PM

    New Delhi: Remember the 2004 film 'Garv' starring Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty. Can you recall the director's name? Let me give you a hint. He had played the ultimate bad boy 'Duryodhana' in B R Chopra's TV epic 'Mahabharat'. Yes, you guessed it right. Well, Puneet Issar is returning...
  • India's largest kids film fest comes to a close 21-11-2011 01:37 PM

    Hyderabad: The nation's biggest and one of the largest in the world, The Golden Elephant 17th International Children's Film Festival, came to a close Sunday amidst much fanfare in this historic city of Hyderabad. Over six days, close to 154 films from 38 countries were screened across 13 theatres in...
  • Rebirth of Children's Film Society with 'Gattu' 20-11-2011 12:35 PM

    Hyderabad: It was in the 20th century that Children's Film Society, India (CFSI) last released a film in the theatres. The millennium has changed, and so have the kids and the business of cinema. CFSI, sadly, seemed to have lost touch. Some of the best children's films of the new...
  • 'I Am Singh' to be made in English too: Issar 15-11-2011 02:01 PM

    Chandigarh: Actor-director Puneet Issar today said that his soon-to-be released Hindi film 'I Am Singh' will also be made in English as its underlying theme is to clear the misconception outside the country regarding the true identity of Sikhs. Issar said they would be aggressively promoting the film in the...
  • Shooting for 'I Am Singh' was difficult: Puneet 13-11-2011 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: Puneet Issar, whose directorial venture I Am Singh deals with discrimination and racism faced by Indians abroad, says shooting for the movie was tough at times. The film focuses on the hardships Sikhs had to go through post-9/11 attack in the US and has been shot in Los...
  • First Look: Puneet Issar's 'I Am Singh' 03-11-2011 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: After making a directorial debut with Salman Khan starrer Garv, actor Puneet Issar makes a comeback with his film I Am Singh. Puneet has written the script of the film and claims that it is inspired from some real life incidents. The film revolves around Sikhs staying in...
  • Shaan has a tryst with acting 27-10-2011 10:49 AM

    Mumbai: Singer Shaan showcased his acting skills when he donned different get-ups to represent some popular characters from Hindi movies at the 2nd Chevrolet Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA) recently. The melodious crooner played characters like Hrithik Roshan in 'Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai', Shah Rukh Khan in 'Main Hoon Na', Aamir...
  • 'I AM' to be screened in Spain film fest 24-10-2011 02:22 PM

    Mumbai: Director Onir's 'I AM', a film that strings four different stories, has been selected for screening in the competition section at the ongoing international film festival in Spain. "'I AM' has been selected to be screened at the 56th Valladolid International Film Festival in competition section," Sanjay Suri, who...
  • India needs time to open up to gay films 18-10-2011 12:20 PM

    Mumbai: In India it has recently become a criminal offence to discriminate against people due to their sexual orientation. But commercial Indian films are far from catching up with the law and still hide under the curtain of comedy -- all for a reason, say filmmakers. "There is an anxiety...
  • To get actors, composers, Onir eyes social media 18-10-2011 11:45 AM

    Mumbai: Onir, known to bring taboo subjects like homosexuality into the mainstream, says his next film 'Shab' will tell the love story of a gigolo and a prostitute. Also, he is planning to take the use of social networking sites in filmmaking to the next level. "I will be directing...
  • Puneet Issar coming up with 'I Am Singh' 16-10-2011 12:59 PM

    Mumbai: Seven years after making his directorial debut with Salman Khan-starrer 'Garv', actor Puneet Issar returns to direction with the upcoming 'I Am Singh'. 'I Am Singh' is about Sikhs, who, despite living in the US for generations, were mistaken for Arabs and Afghans due to their turbans and became...
  • 'Rang Rasiya', 'I Am Kalam' at Chicago film fest 18-08-2011 06:14 PM

    Chicago: Filmmaker Ketan Mehta's controversial film "Rang Rasiya" has been selected to open the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, which is starting on September 30th. "Rang Rasiya" is the story of artist Raja Ravi Varma's passions, obsessions and his fierce struggle for creative freedom. He hurt the religious sentiments of...
  • I want to act with Salman Bhai: Harsh Mayar 07-08-2011 12:58 PM

    13-year-old Hash Mayar who has wowed critics with his portrayal of the young, enterprising and ambitious kid, Chhotu in Bollywood debut director Nila Madhab Pandas award-winning film I Am Kalam, likes to describe an amalgamation of emotions that he has undergone since winning the National Award, meeting former president APJ...