PANKAJ KAPUR

  • 'Finding Fanny' review: Film starts off slowly but draws you into its drama September 12, 2014

    Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor Director: Homi Adajania Five restless Goans, a ratty ol' Dodge, and an unfortunate cat...that's all the ingredients director Homi Adajania employs to whip up the lighthearted souffl that is Finding Fanny. Sprinkled liberally with uproarious humor, the film makes some rather...
  • Why Pankaj Kapur as the lecherous old painter Don Pedro in 'Finding Fanny' is one of Indian cinema's most interesting artists September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Wiping his hand across the scraggy stubble, the old, cynical artist Don Pedro Cleto Colaco looks leeringly at the the voluptuous old widow Rosie Eucharistica. "I want to paint you," he says, bowing down low in a smooth movement. The older, but still attractive woman, blinks, taken aback....
  • Snapshot: Alia Bhatt reveals the first look of her upcoming film 'Shaandaar' with Shahid Kapoor September 10, 2014

    Awww! Don't Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt look cute together? The actress recently posted a photo on Twitter, from the sets of their upcoming film 'Shaandaar'. Directed by Vikas Bahl of 'Queen' fame, the film is currently being shot in the UK. 'Shaandaar' is reportedly based on destination weddings and...
  • Deepika Padukone all set to host a 'Finding Fanny' party for the team August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Upbeat about her soontorelease English language Indian film "Finding Fanny", actress Deepika Padukone is set to host a gettogether for the movie's team. The film by Homi Adajania has an ensemble cast comprising Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia apart from Deepika Padukone. A source close to the...
  • Watch: Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia let the crazy out in this fun new song from 'Finding Fanny' August 11, 2014

    "None of these characters behave like this in the film 'Finding Fanny' or in real life. Don't ask!" The brand new, vintagelooking video of the title track of 'Finding Fanny' was released earlier today. 'Fanny re', sung by Mukhtiyar Ali is a peppy number composed by Mathias Duplessy. ...
  • Snapshot: Ranveer Singh 'rises from the dead'; posts his 'Finding Fanny' look July 14, 2014

    Don't be alarmed, it is just actor Ranveer Singh in his 'Finding Fanny' avatar, risen from the dead. The 29yearold actor is making a cameo in the Homi Adajania's upcoming film as Deepika Padukone's dead husband.'Finding Fanny' narrates the story of 5 oddballs played by Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Dimple...
  • 'Finding Fanny' trailer finds over million views, makers happy July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Within a day of its launch, the trailer of "Finding Fanny", an English language film by Indian director , has found over a million views on YouTube. The movie's makers are "very happy" with the response. The trailer is said to have got one million views within 22 hours...
  • 'Finding Fanny' trailer: 5 oddballs go looking for their friend's lost love in this whimsical satire by Homi Adajania July 9, 2014

    The wait is finally over! The trailer for Homi Adajania's latest film 'Finding Fanny' was released in the wee hours of Tuesday. Starring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur, the film revolves around these five oddball characters, set in the backdrop of picturesque Goa. The...
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur to work together in 'Company Ustad'? January 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actors and brothersinlaw Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur have been approached by young director Nitin Chandra to work together for his upcoming film 'Company Ustad'. Actressessisters Ratna and Supriya Pathak are married to Naseer and Pankaj respectively, but neither the sisters nor the brothersinlaw have ever been seen together...
  • Supriya Pathak, Pankaj Kapur's children ready for cinema December 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Think Supriya Pathak and you think of monstrous talent and pedigree. The actress says her two children with Pankaj Kapur are now gearing up for a career in filmdom. "My daughter Sanaah is 23. She has studied acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She is gearing...
  • The men who stood out in cinema in 2013 December 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Move over the 'typical' Hindi filmy hero who takes on 50 goons at one time and sweeps off his lady love with cheesy one liner. Bollywood's new age heroes are suave, intense, determined and passionate. They speak more with their eyes, smile and charm. As the year 2013...
  • Sonam Kapoor prefers good directors over coactors October 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Describing a film as a director's medium, actress Sonam Kapoor said that her priority while accepting an offer is good directors and scripts, not the costars. "Film is a director's medium. I would rather choose my directors over actors. It is not about the actor, it's always about the director,...
  • 'Matru Ki Bijlee' collects Rs 41.15 crore in first week January 18, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Matru ki Bijlee Ka Mandola', (MKBKM), a political satire with a dollop of humour, may not have got an overwhelming response but it has recovered its costs by collecting Rs. 41.15 crore worldwide in the first week of its release, making it Vishal Bhardwaj's biggest film yet. Fox Star Studios...
  • 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' is not everyone's cup of tea at all: Raja Sen January 15, 2013

    Rediff's film critic Raja Sen joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the movie 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola'. Q. Do you think Vishal Bharadwaj be accused of compromising on his films to accommodate stars? Asked by: Sudhir A. It's a good question. Vishal started off without...
  • Pankaj Kapur: My only idol was Rajesh Khanna January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: It may sound surprising but seasoned actor Pankaj Kapur, known for doing offbeat films such as 'Maqbool' and 'Blue Umbrella', confesses that he entered show business aiming to be like late superstar Rajesh Khanna. "I wanted to become an actor for films. My only idol was Rajesh Khanna. That...
  • Shabana: Thankful to Bhardwaj for 'Matru Ki Bijlee' role January 14, 2013

    Mumbai: She's done some meaty and critically acclaimed roles in her long and eventful film career, but Shabana Azmi is still happy with the response her latest effort in 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' is receiving. She plays a tough and crooked politician in Vishal Bhardwaj's justreleased film a role...
  • 'Matru Ki Bijlee' collects Rs 22.4 crore in first weekend January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' made Rs.22.4 crore during its opening weekend. The filmmaker is content with the response to his new project, which is satirical in nature. "Our country is going through a massive transition. I wanted to make a film about the social and political...
  • Matru Ki Bijlee: Is it adapted from Brecht's play? January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Those who have an interest in Bertolt Brecht would know about his 1948 play 'Mr Puntila and his Man Matti'. It is called 'Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti' in German and is set in the second decade of the 20th century. The play has three primary characters...
  • 'Matru Ki Bijlee' collects Rs.7.02 crore on its opening day January 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola', a political satire targetting land scam, which has earned rave reviews especially for Pankaj Kapur's performance, collected Rs.7.02 crore on its opening day, making it the highest ever opening for the director. Coproduced by Bhardwaj, the film has been made at...
  • Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola: 5 insanely cool scenes January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Did you know Pankaj Kapur is a teetotaller in real life? You wouldn't if you saw him teetering drunkenly at the edge of a village well, barking obscenities at it and getting offended that it was answering back. There are several spoilers ahead. So if you haven't seen Vishal...
  • 'Matru Ki Bijlee..' Tweet Review: 1st day, 1st show January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Vishal Bhardwaj is one director who takes inspiration from the world literature but tries to dilute it down to suit the Indian mindset. The critically acclaimed director has returned with 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola'. The film stars Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma and Pankaj Kapur in the lead...
  • 'Matru': Bhardwaj's dark and delectable world January 10, 2013

    In an age of 100 crore clubs and instant gratification, very few filmmakers have the vision and valour to traverse the path lesstravelled and remain true to their cinematic conviction. Vishal Bhardwaj is one such maverick who has managed to dish out movies, without ingratiating to the market forces, which...
  • Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola: 10 cracking dialogue January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Imran Khan, who plays an educated Haryanvi boy who comes back to his village in 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola', even learnt Haryanvi to make his accent believable. Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming film also features veteran actor Pankaj Kapur and actress Anushka Sharma and Shabana Azmi. 'Matru' is a...
  • Pankaj Kapur: I have learnt to become patient January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: As an actor he brings a certain depth and range to his characters and that's why veteran actor Pankaj Kapur often goes unemployed. Kapur, 58, who is returning to acting after a gap of three years with Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola', says good roles are...
  • Pankaj Kapur: Vishal made me dance; it was fun January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Even though he became a household name after appearing in television shows like 'Karamchand', Pankaj Kapur isn't very keen on going back to television.While promoting his upcoming film 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' in the capital with the film's cast and crew, Kapur said that quality television does...
  • 'Matru Ki Bijlee' is a political comedy: Director January 8, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' might be about the issue of land scam, but director Vishal Bhardwaj says the tone of the film is not at all serious. "The film's plot is based on the issue of land scam but I have not personalised this to any one," the...
  • Imran finds it scary to work with Pankaj Kapur January 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan, who is sharing celluloid space with Pankaj Kapoor for the first time in 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola', says working with the veteran actor can be unnerving. "Pankajji is a fantastic actor, but working with him is very scary," Imran said here Saturday during a promotional event...