KETAN MEHTA

  • 'Rang Rasiya' review: Choppy editing, poor script and terrible costumes dilute the film's impact November 9, 2014

    Film: Rang Rasiya Director: Ketan Mehta Actors: Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen, Sachin Khedekar, Paresh Rawal, Darshan Zariwala, Vikram Gokhale Rating: 2/5 It is an intriguing idea to find out how the popular Indian perception of gods and goddesses came to existance. And theoretically, a subject like India's famous artist Raja Ravi Varma's life...
  • 'Rang Rasiya' tweet review: Randeep Hooda shines in an otherwise average film November 7, 2014

    It is an intriguing idea to find out how the popular Indian perception of gods and goddesses came to exist. Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Ketan Mehta's latest film 'Rang Rasiya' is based on the life of 19th century artist Raja Ravi Varma, credited with moulding the mass perception of divinity in India. Starring...
  • 'Rang Rasiya' is about freedom of expression: Nandana Sen November 2, 2014

    Gurgaon: Actress Nandana Sen, an admirer of legendary Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma's works since her childhood, says she was destined to be a part of 'Rang Rasiya', which is based on the artist's life. The actress will be seen essaying the role of Ravi Varma's muse Sugandha in the...
  • 'What NOC?' Nandana Sen laughs off restrictions on 'Rang Rasiya' August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting to reports that she has restricted the makers of her longpending release 'Rang Rasiya' from using without her consent new film stills featuring her, Nandana Sen says it's untrue and that she has never blocked anyone's creative freedom. In an interview, the actress, daughter of Nobel laureate Amarta Sen,...
  • 'Rang Rasiya' trailer: Randeep Hooda is the legendary artist Raja Ravi Varma, Nandana Sen is his muse August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Randeep Hooda in a thick moustache and a turbanlike headgear looks at the doeeyed Nandana Sen for inspiration. The latest railer for Ketan Mehta's 'Rang Rasiya' looks intimate and artistic. Based on the legendary 19th century painter Raja Ravi Varma, the story of the film revolves around Varma's...
  • Basanti's jungle scene in 'Sholay' hard to convert to 3D: Ketan Mehta January 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The conversion of 1975 film 'Sholay' into 3D was not an easy task and some of the scenes posed problems. One such was when veteran actress Hema Malini, who plays the role of Basanti, is seen in a jungle. The conversion has been done by filmmaker Keten Mehta's Maya Digital...
  • Converting 'Sholay' in 3D was challenging but fun: Ketan Mehta December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Ketan Mehta, who was involved in the 3D conversion of 1975 film 'Sholay', said revisiting the classic with the new technology was challenging. Producer GP Sippy's grandsons approached Mehta for the 3D conversion of the Amitabh BachchanDharmendra starrer through his Maya Digital Studios. The film is being...
  • Is Anil Kapoor's '24' going to change the way we perceive Indian TV? October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The well edited promos of Anil Kapoor's TV show '24' suggest that it's going to be a neverseenbefore experience for the Indian audience. There have been directors like Anurag Kashyap, Ketan Mehta and Imtiaz Ali in the past who have diverted from the usual line of storytelling on...
  • Watch: The original 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero' September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz's film 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero' is going to be released on this Friday. The film takes a punch line from the film 'Hero Hiralal' as its title. 'Hero Hiralal' was directed by Ketan Mehta and featured Naseeruddin Shah and Sanjana Kapoor in the...
  • Manjhi: It was the toughest characters of my life, says Nawazuddin September 12, 2013

    Mumbai: For versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will be seen playing Dashrath Manjhi in Ketan Mehta's 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man', it was the toughest role of his career. Set in 1960 in Bihar and based on a true story, the film is about a man who carved a path through...
  • New age film titles: Be stylish and forget the content? September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Have you taken notice of the changing pattern of the titles of Bollywood films in recent times? Blame it on the fast food generation, but they are nothing else than a stale product in a new wrapping. In September, the spectators are going to watch well publicised films...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ketan Mehta team up for a biopic on the life of Dashrath Manjhi August 21, 2013

    Critics' new favourite actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who became a household name with 'Gangs of Wasseypur 2, and was last seen in 'Bombay Talkies', is moving away from his character roles to take over as the lead in a love story of a kind. Siddiqui will be seen playing Dashrath...
  • 'Rang Rasiya' will be released by the year end: Ketan Mehta August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Ketan Mehta's much delayed 'Rang Rasiya', which has been ready since 2008, is expected to come out by the end of the year. "It was stuck for three years in some kind of a dispute...but now it will come out by the end of the year," Mehta, who has just...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a fascinating actor: Ketan Mehta August 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Ketan Mehta, who roped in versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play the title role in 'Manjhi The Mountain Man', praises the actor saying he is "committed and very fascinating". Set in 1960, 'Manjhi The Mountain Man' is based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, who for over...
  • Director Tigmanshu Dhulia to act in Ketan Mehta's next February 4, 2013

    Mumbai: After his highlyacclaimed acting debut in Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs Of Wasseypur', filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, currently swamped with two backtoback directorial undertakings, has been persuaded to face the camera again. He will act in Ketan Mehta's 'Mountain Man', a biopic on the unsung Bihari hero Dashrath Manjhi, who dug a...
  • Ketan Mehta finalises Nawazuddin for 'Mountain Man' August 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Director Ketan Mehta has chosen Nawazuddin Siddiqui to act in his upcoming film 'Mountain Man', a biopic on a Biharbased labourer who did the herculean task of cutting a road through a mountain. "Yes, I have chosen him for the film. He is a great actor and I feel that...
  • Indian animation films are improving: Ketan Mehta July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian animation industry is on a growth trajectory given not just the talent pool and lower costs but also the treasure trove of Indian mythology and folklore that can be retold through a new age medium, says filmmaker Ketan Mehta, who believes that 'own content' is the...
  • Negotiating with Katrina for 'Noor': Ketan Mehta July 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ketan Mehta admits he is in talks with actress Katrina Kaif to play legendary World War II spy Noor Inayat Khan in his ambitious project Noor. Asked if Katrina is on board for the biopic, Mehta told IANS: "It's too early to comment. I am in the initial...
  • Boldness is a complicated issue: Nandana Sen May 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Beautiful Nandana Sen shot bold scenes for 'Rang Rasiya' unabashedly, but she feels boldness is treated with double standards in the industry. The daughter of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, Nandana, who has never feared skin show, says it is important for filmmakers to portray intimacy and women in an artistic...
  • Bollywood in 2012: Is this the year of biopics? April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The commercial success of 'The Dirty Picture' gave new life to biopics. Bollywood has now lined up a slew of real people's real stories, though filmmakers admit these are churned out with a dash of entertaining fiction. 'Paan Singh Tomar' closely followed 'The Dirty Picture' and turned out to...
  • 'Rang Rasiya' to hit the screens in May 2012 March 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Ketan Mehta's historical saga 'Rang Rasiya' will finally hit theatres this May after a delay of over three years. The film is based on the life of the 19th century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma. The film is directed and coproduced by Ketan Mehta, and stars Randeep Hooda and Nandana...
  • Nandana gets hate mail for nudity in 'Rang Rasiya' November 17, 2011

    Kolkata: Actress Nandana Sen said she received hate mail and faced objections from different quarters for a nude scene in the period drama 'Rang Rasiya' where she plays the muse for 19th century painter Raja Ravi Varma. Sen, who created an uproar four or five years ago after a portrait in...
  • 'Rang Rasiya' is against intolerance: Ketan Mehta November 17, 2011

    Kolkata: National award winning filmmaker Ketan Mehta Wednesday said that his film 'Rang Rasiya' is a small token of response against the persecution of painter M.F. Hussian who was hounded out of the country for pursuing his creative freedom. "The film is a small little way of response and reaction to...
  • Full house for 'Rang Rasiya' at Kolkata film fest November 16, 2011

    Kolkata: Ketan Mehta's historical film Rang Rasiya, based on the life of 19th century painter Raja Ravi Varma, was screened to an overcrowded theatre at the ongoing Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) today. The film starring Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen is yet to be released commercially and has courted controversy...
  • Sita, Draupadi inspire 'Rang Rasiya': Nandana November 14, 2011

    Kolkata: Ketan Mehta's historical film Rang Rasiya, challenging the hypocrisy of a maledominated society, takes inspiration from Sita's agnipariksha and Draupadi's cheerharan, two of the most infamous episodes of the Indian epics representing the ordeal of women. "Isn't it true that every day women are still forced to give modern...
  • Commercial screenings of 'Rang Rasiya' cancelled November 13, 2011

    Kolkata: Directorproducer Ketan Mehta has cancelled the commercial screenings of Nandana SenRandeep Hooda starrer Rang Rasiya at the ongoing Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) as the controversial movie has not been released theatrically yet. "How can we allow commercial screenings even before the film is released? Its almost equivalent to releasing the...
  • 'Rang Rasiya' to be screened at Kolkata film fest November 6, 2011

    Kolkata: Film lovers will get an opportunity to watch Ketan Mehta's unreleased film Rang Rasiya and Bangladeshi film Meherjaan, which was withdrawn from theatres following a controversy, during the upcoming Kolkata Film Festival (KFF). A biopic on 19th century painter Raja Ravi Varma, Rang Rasiya has courted controversy for taking artistic freedom...
  • Exclusive: meet Rang Rasiya's hottie Farena Wazier October 29, 2011

    The stunner talks about working in Ketan Mehta's film, based on celebrated painter Raja Ravi Verma's life. Brought to you exclusively by IBNLive in association with Square Elephant Productions. ...