Koni

  • Moti Nandi's Bicycle Kick to be made into a film December 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Legendery sports journalist Moti Nandi's novel 'Bicycle Kick', based on famous football star Shyam Thapa's exploits, will be turned into a film soon. 'Bicycle Kick' will be the third sports film based on Nandi's writings after 'Striker' and 'Koni'. Koni had bagged a national award. Young filmmaker Debashis Sen Sharma...
  • Anti-Kony group releases follow-up to viral video April 6, 2012

    Los Angeles: The makers of the viral "Kony 2012" video that drew world attention to a violent rebel campaign by fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony released a new film on Thursday, pushing back against criticism that their work oversimplified a long-running conflict. The video, shot in the same energetic and idealistic...
  • 'Kony 2012' co-founder detained, hospitalised March 17, 2012

    San Diego: A co-founder of the group behind a viral video about a brutal African warlord was detained by police and hospitalised after witnesses saw him running through streets in his underwear, screaming and banging his fists on the pavement. Jason Russell of Invisible Children was hospitalized for exhaustion less than...
  • 'Kony 2012' director answers critics of video March 12, 2012

    New York: The director of a video sensation that calls for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the fugitive rebel leader of a Ugandan militia group, agreed on Friday with skeptics who have called the film oversimplified, saying it was deliberately made that way. The 30-minute YouTube film called 'Kony 2012', which...
  • Kony 2012: Everything you wanted to know March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: A video calling for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army militia group in Uganda, swept across the Internet this week, attracting a wave of support on Twitter and Facebook along with a skeptical backlash against a little-known team of filmmakers based...
  • Kony 2012: Anti-dictator video goes viral March 9, 2012

    San Francisco: A video calling for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army militia group in Uganda, swept across the Internet this week, attracting a wave of support on Twitter and Facebook along with a skeptical backlash against a little-known team of filmmakers based...
  • Koni: The rise of the underdog September 14, 2010

    Strangely, all I remember of the cinematic adaptation of Koni, which I saw at least a couple of decades back, is the battle cry of swimming coach Kshitish Sinha egging on a tired protégé – “fight Koni, fight!” And yet, this is the defining peg of the story of an impoverished...