Indian Cinema

  • Doordarshan's 'Best of Indian Cinema' series to screen 'Shevri', 'Kantatar' and other critically-acclaimed films 07-04-2014 04:54 PM

    As many as 104 award-winning and critically acclaimed films are being showcased by Doordarshan under the initiative 'Best Of Indian Cinema'. As a part of the bi-weekly initiative which started in November 2013, DD has been screening multi-lingual films such as 'Maati Maay' by Chitra Palekar, 'Harud' by Aamir Bashir...
  • Indian cinema needs to go global, says Sujoy Ghosh 31-01-2014 11:35 AM

    Kolkata: Bollywood filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh Thursday said Indian cinema needs to go global and subtitles can help audiences worldwide understand and appreciate the films. "We should be looking at global cinema. There's no reason why our films cannot go out there with subtitles," Ghosh said during a session at the...
  • Malayalam artistes all set to perform at film festival 23-09-2013 11:10 AM

    Chennai: More than 700 artistes from the Malayalam film industry will be taking part in various programmes lined up for the Malayalam film festival that starts tomorrow as part of the celebrations of 100 years of Indian Cinema here. Out of some 730 who will perform, 650 artistes have arrived...
  • UP govt not providing funds for projects initiated by Mayawati: BSP 01-06-2013 11:02 AM

    Amid protests over increase inpower tarrif, BSP on Saturday accused the ruling Samajwadi Party inUttar Pradesh of not providing fund for the projects initiatedby the previous Mayawati regime to increase power generation. "The BSP government had worked to increase generation toabout 8000 to 12,000 MW, but today, all of it...
  • South Indian actress Leena Paul arrested for cheating 28-05-2013 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: South Indian actress Leena Maria Paul, who was on the run after allegedly cheating a Chennai bank of Rs 19 crore, was today arrested from a farmhouse here while her male accomplice managed to escape. Paul, who has acted in national award winner Mohanlal-starrer 'Red Chillies', was arrested...
  • IIFA 2013 revisits Macau, to celebrate 100 years of cinema 14-05-2013 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: The 2013 edition of International Indian Film Academy awards (IIFA) will celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema as the three-day Bollywood extravaganza returns to Macau after 2009. Announcing the destination, Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan said he will be performing at the ceremony, which kickstarts from July 4 this...
  • 'Celluloid Man' review: Make the time for it 03-05-2013 11:33 PM

    Director: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur We celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, yet we're little aware of the man who painstakingly restored Dadasaheb Phalke's work as well as several other silent pictures and talkies, and then built our country's moving pictures archive, one film can at a time. The documentary 'Celluloid...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: The amazing story of 'Celluloid Man' 03-05-2013 11:36 AM

    In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director - Alfred Hitchcock. With due respect to Alfred Hitchcock's ideas, I dare say that here is a documentary which is far more relevant and heavier in content than most of the feature films where god is...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: Top 50 hand-painted Bollywood posters 03-05-2013 06:25 AM

    A hundred years ago when Dhundiraj Govind Phalke organised the first public screening of his film Raja Harishchandra, the publicity posters didn't have any images on them, but that changed soon after. A film's publicity poster also became an extension of the creativity expressed on celluloid and able artists highlighted...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: Watch 'Raja Harishchandra' (1913) 03-05-2013 06:20 AM

    In India, cinema isn't just a passion. It is an obsession. We have perhaps inherited this acute addiction from the man who started it all, 99 years ago - the Father of Indian Cinema Dhundiraj Govind Phalke (1870-1944). Dadasaheb Phalke as we better know him as, held the first show...
  • We don't really have a like-minded audience in India: Saif Ali Khan 02-05-2013 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: Indian cinema, which is celebrating its centenary year, has a unique identity and should rival Hollywood as its eastern equivalent, says actor-producer Saif Ali Khan who does not believe in any attempts to cross over. "I think we should not try to cross over," Saif told IANS over...
  • Silent film 'Light of Asia' screened at Centenary fest 01-05-2013 02:41 PM

    New Delhi: Silent film 'The Light of Asia', which revolves around the story of Gautam Bhuddha, was screened at the Indian cinema centenary festival here. The 1925 silent film is based on the story by Edwin Arnold. The film was screened at 'Gulshan Mahal', a makeshift tent cinema erected as...
  • I felt Karan was a misfit for 'Bombay Talkies': Anurag Kashyap 29-04-2013 12:57 PM

    Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap used to feel that Karan Johar was a misfit for 'Bombay Talkies' but later he did find a common ground with the fellow filmmaker and thinks Karan's short film is the best in the anthology tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema. It's a compilation of four...
  • All efforts to make India a filming destination: Manish Tewari 26-04-2013 04:26 PM

    New Delhi: The government would make all possible efforts to make India a major international filming destination, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari said here Thursday. The ministry had taken certain concrete steps to put in place a mechanism, which would facilitate international as well as domestic film producers,...
  • IBNLive Poll: Vote for India's greatest film of all time 26-04-2013 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: We are celebrating the 100 years of Indian cinema with a poll which constitutes a list of 100 films from different Indian languages. These films have been selected after conducting extended research about the content and treatment of the projects. The list contains films which have influenced the...
  • Watch: Who is 'Dhakkaman' in 'Bombay Talkies'? 22-04-2013 02:24 PM

    'Bombay Talkies', the anthology tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema by four top filmmakers, will have its gala screening at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, where India is the guest country this year. The film directed by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar, weaves together four...
  • We don't have the archive of many epic films: PK Nair 18-04-2013 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: As the world celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema, veteran archivist PK Nair reveals that there are no prints of India's first talkie 'Alam Ara' made in 1931 or indeed of many epic films made before the 1950s. The former director of the National Film Archive of India...
  • 100 years of cinema facts: Amjad was rejected for Gabbar Singh's role 18-04-2013 10:55 AM

    Did you know that Amjad Khan almost got rejected from playing the iconic Gabbar Singh in 'Sholay' for having a weak voice? And our national anthem was actually used as a song in Bimal Roy's film 'Hamrahi' which released in 1945. Here are some interesting facts about Bollywood that you...
  • Snapshot: Amitabh, Shah Rukh and Dilip Kumar on the cover of 'Filmfare' 11-04-2013 11:37 AM

    It doesn't get bigger than this. 'Filmfare' magazine's special issue on 100 years of Indian cinema features the three superstars of Bollywood- Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan on its cover. The three actors look dapper in suit and have spoken exclusively to the magazine about their experience...
  • 100 Years Of Indian Cinema: 12 fascinating facts about Bollywood actors you did not know 11-04-2013 10:24 AM

    Mumbai: He was a stalwart and also a great writer. Actor Balraj Sahni was lauded not only for his acting skills but was appreciated for his writing skills. Dharmedra's first salary for his debut film was meagre amount of Rs 51! As we celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, here...
  • 'DDLJ' leads the race for the 'Greatest Film' title: Poll 10-04-2013 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: Aditya Chopra's 1995 film 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' is leading the race to become the Greatest Hindi film in a poll conducted by History channel in collaboration with TV18. The poll is a part of the celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema. 'DDLJ' starred Shah Rukh Khan...