Madras

  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' voted the best film of 2013 21-04-2014 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: What makes a film popular with the viewers and critics alike? Besides a strong script, a good film shouldn't just be interesting, but also have endearing characters. And if the viewers manage to empathize and care about the difficulties the characters face all through their cinematic journey, the...
  • No BJP candidate against A Raja in Nilgiris constituency 09-04-2014 12:43 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court dismissed a petition filed by BJP's candidate for Nilgiris constituency Gurumurthy challenging the Election Commission's order rejecting his nomination papers. Gurumurthy urged the High Court to issue directions to restrain the returning officer from declaring the candidates list for the Nilgiris constituency. Gurumurthy's nomination was...
  • No door-to-door campaigning after 10 pm: EC informs HC 08-04-2014 09:49 PM

    The Election Commission on Tuesday informed the Madras High Court that it has already issued orders that there should be no door-door campaign after 10 PM. The EC submitted its reply on a petition filed by AP Suryaprakasam, an advocate. The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and...
  • Dhoni is not higher than the game of Cricket: Zee to HC 02-04-2014 08:44 PM

    Chennai: Facing a Rs 100 crore defamation suit from India cricket captain MS Dhoni over its reports on IPL betting scam, Zee TV on Wednesday defended itself in Madras High Court, saying it merely reported the deposition of a suspended IPS officer. In its counter affidavit filed before the court...
  • Madrad HC declines to review its order on nurses appointment 13-03-2014 12:04 AM

    Chennai: Madras High Court has declined to review its January 8 judgment upholding the state government's policy to recruit nursing students from both government and private nursing institutions through a competitive examination for available posts in government hospitals. It said the power of judicial review was about rehearing the matter...
  • Let Karunanidhi prove his innocence in the trial: ECI 05-03-2014 11:40 PM

    Chennai: Election Commission on Wednesday took a tough stand against DMK president M Karunanidhi's petition in the Madras High Court to quash an election complaint against him, saying the former chief minister has to prove his innocence during the trial. P Parameswaran, the then Returning Officer of Tiruvarur Constituency, where...
  • Madras HC reserves orders on bail appeal of 12 Indian sailors 13-02-2014 08:04 PM

    Madurai bench of the Madras High Court today reserved its orders on the appeal for bail filed by the 12 Indian sailors, arrested along with other crew members of US ship Seaman Ohio on the charge of illegally carrying weapons in Indian waters. Justice Aruna Jagadeesan reserved the orders without...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' leads the race for Best Film 05-02-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was a slow starter at the box-office, but it gained momentum with the help of a positive word of mouth publicity. Something similar is happening with it during the run-up to the finale of IBNLive Movie Awards. It is once again...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Film 30-01-2014 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's nomination as Rajya Sabha member challenged 28-01-2014 09:41 PM

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered issue of notice to Deputy Chairman and Secretary General of Rajya Sabha Secretariat on a petition challenging Sachin Tendulkar's nomination as a member of the Upper House. Petitioner A Benitto, an advocate, sought a direction to the Deputy Chairman and Secretary General...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Cinematography 25-01-2014 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Editing 25-01-2014 04:07 PM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassin convict Nalini seeks 1 month leave to serve her ill father 22-01-2014 07:08 PM

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered issue of notice to the Additional Public Prosecutor on a petition filed by S Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking leave for a period of one month to attend to her father who is ill. A Division Bench,...
  • Censor Board discriminated against 'Shahid': Hansal Mehta 21-01-2014 04:10 PM

    Mumbai: Writer-director Hansal Mehta has accused censor board of discrimination, saying his film 'Shahid' was rated 'A' while big films like 'Ramleela' and 'Madras Cafe' were given U/A certificate despite having kissing and violent scenes. Mehta, who made a return to filmmaking with the true-life inspired story after a gap...
  • e Lounge: Stars at the red carpet for the 20th Annual screen awards 16-01-2014 02:39 PM

    The 20th annual Screen awards turned out to be a star-studded event. Screen Awards kickstarted the award season with its annual event in Mumbai on Tuesday night. Deepika Padukone, John Abraham's 'Madras Cafe' and Farhan Akhtar were the big winners of the night. ...
  • Screen Awards 2014: And the winner is... 14-01-2014 11:18 PM

    Mumbai: 2013 has been Deepika Padukone's year and on Tuesday, the actress proved to her critics wrong by taking home two Best Actress trophies- Jury and Popular for her role in 'Goliyon Ki Rasleel Ram Leela' and 'Chennai Express'. While recieving the Jury award, a visibly shocked Padukone said, "...
  • SC stays Madras High Court order on appointment of judges 13-01-2014 05:03 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Madras High Court order to maintain status quo on the process of appointing 12 judges, saying it is a "serious matter" which will be taken up by the apex court. The apex court also took exception to the conduct of a judge of...
  • Football film '1911' is a wedding gift for John Abraham: Shoojit Sircar 10-01-2014 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: After 'Madras Cafe', director Shoojit Sircar is making another period film with John Abraham by telling the century-old true story of Mohun Bagan's historic win against an English football club in 1911. The director, who considers himself a footballer first and a filmmaker later, said the idea had...
  • I really would like to be vegan but I love cheese cake: Nargis Fakhri 05-01-2014 02:55 PM

    New Delhi: After a string of celebrities decided to take the vegan way, Nargis Fakhri also thought of banning animal and dairy products. But soon realised her love for eggs. "I want to be vegetarian. Actually, I really would like to be vegan but I love cheese cake," the 'Rockstar'...
  • Aamir Khan to Shah Rukh Khan: Top 10 achievers of Bollywood in 2013 25-12-2013 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: In 2013, the centenary year of the over $2 billion world of Indian cinema, the Hindi film industry saw several high points - whether it was 'Dhoom 3' becoming the fastest to mint Rs 100 crore ($22 million) in just three days, 'Chennai Express' collecting a whopping Rs...
  • Madras HC dismisses bail plea of US ship crew members 18-12-2013 06:08 PM

    The Madras High Court bench at Madurai on Wednesday dismissed bail petitions of all the crew members of a US ship, arrested on charges of illegally carrying weapons on board the vessel and straying into Indian waters, stating the probe was in the initial stage and if they were released...
  • 10 directors who created an alternative world in 2013 14-12-2013 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: The trends suggest that commercial filmmakers like to follow the path much travelled rather than trying their hands at something new in the Hindi film industry. However, there are people who are trying to strike a balance between commercial and critical aspects. Here is my list of ten...
  • They came, saw, conquered: The outstanding short appearances of 2013 06-12-2013 03:06 PM

    New Delhi: The makers always focus on the lead actors' face value during the promotional period of a film. This leaves supporting cast on their own, and they require extra efforts to make their presence felt. Sometimes they succeed in fetching the attention, most of the time they don't. This...
  • Madras HC orders verification of Indians before deportion from Saudi Arabia 02-12-2013 12:37 PM

    Chennai: While responding to a plea seeking easy repatriation for any person employed in Saudi Arabia who approaches the embassy there, the bench of CJ RK Aggarwal said they cannot give blanket direction that any Tamilian who approaches the Indian Embassy should be given free passage from Saudi Arabia. The...
  • I'm not meant for 'Krrish' or 'Dabangg' kind of films: Shoojit Sircar 25-11-2013 01:41 PM

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar, known for his different sensibilities and filmmaking techniques, thinks that he cannot handle subjects like 'Dabangg' and 'Krrish' as he believes in making small-budget films that intend to both entertain and inform. He has so far made just four films and only three of them have been...
  • One should experience everything: Nargis Fakhri on bikini shots 15-11-2013 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri had no qualms in donning a bikini in her upcoming film 'Main Tera Hero' as she considers it a part of her acting experience. The 34-year-old actress, whose role of a war correspondent in her last film 'Mardas Cafe' opposite John Abraham was appreciated,...
  • John Abraham is a marketing genius: Shoojit Sircar 13-11-2013 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar believes his 'Madras Cafe' actor and producer John Abraham is a 'marketing genius'. So he is looking forward to taking some tips from him for his own production venture 'Running Shaadi.com'. "John is a marketing genius. He knows how to market his film smartly. Now...
  • 'Madras Cafe' is not an honest film: Sri Lankan filmmaker 13-11-2013 10:31 AM

    Kolkata: Noting that his country's films are taking a hit from the more popular Bollywood productions, noted Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage Tuesday alleged that 'Madras Cafe' was not an 'honest' movie. He also lamented the dearth of market for Sri Lankan films in India. "The problem is ('Madras Cafe')......
  • R Bhanumati appointed as new chief justice of Jharkhand HC 12-11-2013 08:45 PM

    Justice R Bhanumati was on Tuesday appointed as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court. Justice Bhanumati (58) was so far a judge of the Madras High Court. As a district judge, she had dealt with number of landmark cases and also headed one-man commission on police excess by STF in...
  • Sportspersons are my fitness role models: John Abraham 11-11-2013 04:11 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham says sportspersons across the world are his role models as far as fitness is concerned. "Most sportspersons around the world are my fitness role models. If you are specifically asking about India, I think cricketers and football players...they are super fit people," John told reporters at...