INDIAN CINEMA

  • Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival September 18, 2014

    Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival to be held from October 14 to October 21. The festival this time is running short of 2.25 crore. "Sustaining this festival is important. It has a very interesting line up with Helen being awarded for her contribution to Indian cinema," said...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao suggests stringent laws be made to check portrayal of women trafficking, and female infanticide in films August 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday asked the state police chief to consider taking action against films and television serials portraying violence against women. The chief minister feels that portrayal of violence and atrocities against women in the movies and television soaps amount to encouraging crime against women and...
  • Remembering Zohra Sehgal, the grand old lady of Indian cinema July 11, 2014

    Zohra Sehgal passed away on Thursday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest. The legendary bollywood actress was 102 years old. Her last rites will take place on Friday. Sehgal was a part of the Indian film industry for nearly 8 decades. She was awarded the Padma Vibhushan for her outstanding...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you identify these dialogues from Bollywood films? June 23, 2014

    From famous movies, heroes and heroines and songs, most Indians have been brought up on a steady diet of Indian cinema. And if you fancy yourself a knowitall, why don't you try this quick quiz, and test your knowledge about Bollywood? ...
  • A slimmer and gorgeous Aishwarya Rai is ready to come back to work, but are Indian audiences ready to reclaim her? May 22, 2014

    Seeing a dropdead gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the Red Carpet at Cannes in a strapless and golden Roberto Cavalli was a painful reminder of how much I have missed her these past four years. Oh sweet, wistful nostalgia! I realised also, that it is impossible to be an Aishwarya...
  • Mallika Sherawat to inaugurate CII Pavilion at Cannes May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat, who has been a regular at the Cannes International Film festival since the past few years, will inaugurate the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Pavilion during the gala later this month. She is excited about being invited to inaugurate the event. "Feeling honoured to be invited to...
  • Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's plan to make a film on Pandit Ravi Shankar remained unfulfilled April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: They were great friends and went on to work on four projects but Satyajit Ray's plan to make a short film on his musician friend Ravi Shankar remained a wish unfulfilled. Shankar gave music to four of Ray's classics, beginning with his greatest and the first 'Pather Panchali', 'Aparajito',...
  • Doordarshan's 'Best of Indian Cinema' series to screen 'Shevri', 'Kantatar' and other critically-acclaimed films April 7, 2014

    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 January 31, 2014

    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 third...
  • Malayalam artistes all set to perform at film festival September 23, 2013

    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 and...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Mukesh August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Kishore Kumar August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Asha Bhosle August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Lata Mangeshkar August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinemas Greatest Voice: Mohammad Rafi August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • UP govt not providing funds for projects initiated by Mayawati: BSP June 1, 2013

    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 has...
  • South Indian actress Leena Paul arrested for cheating May 28, 2013

    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 Mohanlalstarrer 'Red Chillies', was arrested...
  • Cannes: Amitabh Bachchan shares his 'Great Gatsby' experience May 19, 2013

    Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who made his Hollywood debut with 'The Great Gatsby', graced the red carpet at Cannes. ...
  • Cannes to commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema May 15, 2013

    The Cannes festival which features the biggest names in independent and mainstream cinema opens this year on May 15 and there will be a special section commemorating 100 years of Indian Cinema and a formidable Bollywood presence. ...
  • IIFA 2013 revisits Macau, to celebrate 100 years of cinema May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The 2013 edition of International Indian Film Academy awards (IIFA) will celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema as the threeday 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...
  • Bollywood set to make a mark at Cannes Film Festival 2013 May 14, 2013

    The Cannes Film Festival which features the biggest names in independent and mainstream cinema opens on May 15. ...
  • 'Celluloid Man' review: Make the time for it May 3, 2013

    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 Man',...
  • 'Raja Harishchandra': The genius of Phalke May 3, 2013

    'Raja Harishchandra' was made by the father of Indian cinema Dada Saheb Phalke in 1913. ...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: All about 'Raja Harishchandra' May 3, 2013

    As the Indian cinema celebrates the completion of its 100 years, filmmaker Karan Johar talks about first full length silent film 'Raja Harishchandra', which was released in 1913. The film was directed by the father of Indian cinema Dada Saheb Phalke, but there's more to the maverick filmmaker. ...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: The amazing story of 'Celluloid Man' May 3, 2013

    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 not...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: Top 50 handpainted Bollywood posters May 3, 2013

    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) May 3, 2013

    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 (18701944). Dadasaheb Phalke as we better know him as, held the first show...
  • We don't really have a likeminded audience in India: Saif Ali Khan May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian cinema, which is celebrating its centenary year, has a unique identity and should rival Hollywood as its eastern equivalent, says actorproducer 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 phone...
  • Silent film 'Light of Asia' screened at Centenary fest May 1, 2013

    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 part...
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: Remembering Balraj Sahni May 1, 2013

    As the Indian cinema completes its 100 years, so does one of Bollywood's finest actors Balraj Sahni. On the legendary actor's 100th birth anniversary, Karan Johar recalls how the suavelooking young man managed to play the role of a rickshawpuller in Bimal Roy's 'Do Bhiga Zameen'. ...