Kolkata International Film Festival

  • Mamata Banerjee to Bachchan clan: We can't do without you at all 11-11-2013 03:33 PM

    Kolkata: Welcoming actor Amitabh Bachchan to the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) Sunday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the festival needed the actor and his family's presence. "We are really very grateful... last year Amitabhji had come... this year also he came... we are booking him and...
  • Amitabh Bachchan on cinema: Has played the role of unifier and integrator 11-11-2013 10:39 AM

    Kolkata: Extolling the contributions of Bengali literature and cinema to the world, Amitabh Bachchan said here on Sunday that cinema plays an important role in unifying and integrating in a "fast disintegrating world". Speaking in Bengali, Amitabh Bachchan conveyed to the audience - during the inauguration of the 19th Kolkata...
  • I'll learn Bengali from Jaya Bachchan: Shah Rukh Khan 11-11-2013 10:34 AM

    Kolkata: Overwhelmed at being invited to inaugurate the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), megastar Shah Rukh Khan Sunday said he would learn Bengali from actress-politician Jaya Bachchan to be a "true Bengali". "Thank you Kolkata for adopting me and giving me the opportunity to be here. I have been...
  • Rituparno Ghosh's unreleased movie to open Kolkata Film fest 21-10-2013 11:41 AM

    Kolkata: Amid the presence of a galaxy of stars including the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) will be thrown open with the screening of an unreleased film of the iconic Rituparno Ghosh. "Ritu da is no more with us. But he continues to live with...
  • Big B the biggest crowdpuller at Kolkata film fest 16-11-2012 12:09 PM

    Kolkata: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had mesmerised Kolkatans with his Bengali at the inauguration of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) last week, continues to be its biggest crowd puller. A selected bouquet of seven of his most memorable films are being screened at the eight-day festival which ends on...
  • No invite to Bengal legends at Kolkata Film Festival sparks controversy 13-11-2012 10:40 AM

    Kolkata: A controversy erupted at the 18th Kolkata Film Festival that was inaugurated on Saturday. While the Bengal cinema legends got the cold shoulder, the Mamata Banerjee government rolled out the red carpet for Bollywood biggies. It's a city where cinema is religion, where film festivals are celebrated with elan....
  • Soumitra Chatterjee: Kolkata Film Fest losing seriousness 12-11-2012 11:40 AM

    Kolkata: Iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee said the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) was losing its character and seriousness following the shift of the inauguration ceremony from the traditional state-run Nandan Auditorium. "Have you ever heard any film festival being inaugurated at a stadium? The film festival is losing its...
  • Anushka Sharma: Lucky to have worked with Yash Chopra 11-11-2012 01:46 PM

    Kolkata: Leading Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma feels lucky to have worked with both late filmmaker Yash Chopra and his son Aditya Chopra. "I feel very happy and lucky to be a part of Yash Chopra's last film and to have worked with Aditya in my first film," said Anushka. She...