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  • Wedding plans with Naina Bachchan? Nothing official, says Kunal Kapoor February 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Actor Kunal Kapoor on Tuesday clarified there was nothing official about his wedding to longtime girlfriend Naina Bachchan rumoured to be solemnised later this year. Kapoor said the two were "dating and together". Naina is superstar Amitabh Bachchan's niece. "It is not official. When we are ready, we will definitely talk...
  • 'Babloo Happy Hai' review: A strong message is gently conveyed in the film February 8, 2014

    Cast: Sahil Anand, Erica Fernandes Director: Nila Madhab Panda Rating: 4 out of 5 First, a question for the director: Why on earth has he given such a moronic robotic title to a film that informs, entertains and engages our attention? In short 'Babloo Happy Hai' does everything cinema is meant to. And...
  • 'Babloo Happy Hai' deals with HIV AIDS: Nila Madhab Panda February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After making films on child education and female foeticide, 'I Am Kalam' director Nila Madhab Panda has explored the serious topic of HIV AIDS in his latest release 'Babloo Happy Hai'. The film revolves around three friends Jatin, Harry and Rohan, who are on a road trip before...
  • Babloo Happy Hai: Director Nila Madhab Panda's road trip from Delhi to Manali February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Nila Madhab Panda made heads turn with his debut feature 'I Am Kalam' and went on to make critically acclaimed 'Jalpari'. The director with a social concern is back with 'Babloo Happy Hai', which is set to hit the screens on February 7, 2014. He talks about his...
  • Bharath's 'Killadi' releases in Kollywood at last January 29, 2013

    Directed by filmmaker A Venkatesh, Tamil movie 'Killadi', starring actors Bharath and Nila in the lead roles was at halt due to certain reasons even after it's completion. The makers of the film have now decided to release it no matter what. But unfortunately no buyers are ready to buy the rights...
  • Review: 'Jalpari' is a social statement August 31, 2012

    Cast: Parvin Dabas, Suhasini Mulay, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Harsh Mayar, Lehar Khan and Krishang Trivedi Director: Nila Madhab Panda Rating: 3 out of 5. In spite of its flaws, of which there are many, 'Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid' wins your heart with its simple fluid storytelling and characters who seem to have taken...
  • Friday Release: Issue based 'Jalpari' August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: After the success of I Am Kalam, director Nila Madhab Panda's Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid is another film with a social message. The film is largely based on the issue of female foeticide, but has been treated as an adventure thriller and journey film. Produced by Sushil Kumar Agrawal of...
  • Indian film on female foeticide screened at Cannes May 23, 2012

    Cannes: Director Nila Madhab Panda, remembered for 'I Am Kalam', showcased his new feature film 'Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid' at Marche du Cannes (Cannes Film Market) at the ongoing 65th Cannes International Film Festival. The film is said to have received a positive response. Producer Sushilkumar Agrawal of Ultra Distributors Pvt...
  • Independent filmmaking is not easy: Nila Madhab February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: DearCinema brings to you a few voices that define the Indie scene in India today, ruminating over what independent cinema means to them. Straight from the horse's mouth. Following Q, Shonali Bose, Onir and Shivajee Chandrabhushan, in the fifth in the series, filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda whose debut...
  • Have the courage to make a start: Nila Madhab January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Though the possibility of Richard Gere featuring in his future project seems to overshadow everything else that's worth talking, there is a lot this filmmaker has to tell. Nila Madhab Panda has taken the indie route and tasted success with his debut feature film I Am Kalam. And...
  • Richard Gere to work in Indian film? January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: If the grapevine is to believed, Hollywood biggie Richard Gere may feature in 'I Am Kalam' fame director Nila Madhab Panda's next, an untitled project based on the issue of world food security. Gere, a regular to India thanks to his Buddhist beliefs, was offered the role of a...
  • 'Rang Rasiya', 'I Am Kalam' at Chicago film fest August 18, 2011

    Chicago: Filmmaker Ketan Mehta's controversial film "Rang Rasiya" has been selected to open the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, which is starting on September 30th. "Rang Rasiya" is the story of artist Raja Ravi Varma's passions, obsessions and his fierce struggle for creative freedom. He hurt the religious sentiments of the...
  • 'I am Kalam' shoot was torture: Gulshan Grover July 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Promoting his latest movie 'I am Kalam', Gulshan Grover made it pretty clear that passion was the most vital ingredient for any movie success. 'I am Kalam' is believed to be a prince and pauper story where the main protagonist, a small child from exceedingly deprived circumstances, finds...
  • Railways using Mughal era monument as dump yard December 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Angry with the Railways vandalising the country's oldest Mughal monument Nila Gumbad, Sports Minister MS Gill has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to intervene in saving the heritage site. Nila Gumbad is a 16th century monument and the oldest sign of Mughal India. It...