Regional Films

  • Sushant Singh Rajput open to working in regional films September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who has already earned a name in the Hindi film industry, says he is open to working in regional films. He was appreciated for his work in 'Kai Po Che' and now the audience is eagerly waiting to see his acting prowess again in 'Shuddh...
  • Regional films don't have audiences: Jahnu Barua March 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Inefficient marketing strategies, incompetent distribution, lesser number of screens, language difficulties and viewers' lack of interest are major roadblocks in the growth of regional cinema, acclaimed filmmaker Jahnu Barua said Saturday. "I feel the main reason behind the decreasing number of regional films is the lack of interest and...
  • Bollywood stars explore regional vistas as producers February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Realising the huge potential of regional cinema, business-savvy Bollywood actors are extending their vistas and producing films in various languages - to great critical and commercial acclaim. Bollywood's creme de la creme are shifting focus. If Amitabh Bachchan's AB Corp produced Gujarati hit movie 'Saptapadii', Riteish Deshmukh debuted as...
  • Rajnikanth is taken ill, hospitalised April 29, 2011

    Chennai: Tamil movie superstar Rajnikanth was admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of St. Isabel Hospital on Friday after a bout of vomiting in the morning, doctors said. According to hospital officials, Rajnikanth has been admitted in the ICU for discomfort. Speaking to reporters, the actor's wife Lata Rajnikanth said the...
  • 'Jodi Ekdin' is superb April 19, 2010

    "In love, everyone deserves a second chance." This is the bottom line of Riingo's Jodi Ekdin. Riingo has written the story and the script, edited and cinematographed the film capping it with direction. Neil Basu (Indraneil Sengupta) and Nikita Choudhury (Priyanka) live together in Kolkata. Neil is a high-powered executive...
  • I'm game for glamorous roles: Raima Sen April 17, 2010

    Actress Raima Sen, known for experimental and offbeat roles in Chokher Bali and Antar Mahal, says she now wants to show her glamorous avatar on the big screen. "Yes, why not. I'm all for glamour and I would love to portray a glamorous character," Raima, who showcased her talents in both...
  • Big B to work in Mohanlal's film for free April 17, 2010

    Amitabh Bachchan will work for free in a forthcoming film starring Malayalam superstar Mohanlal. "Mohanlal, great exponent of his art and craft, one of the finest actors of the country, from Kerala and Malayalam cinema had come over to finalise dates and schedules for the film he is making directed by...
  • If Dasmunsi has his way, watch more, pay less September 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Very soon you could watch more, pay less. If Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi succeeds in persuading states to reduce entertainment tax on films, watching movies could be a much ‘lighter’ experience. Dasmunsi will be meeting information ministers from all states on Wednesday in the Capital to try...
  • Regional films hog limelight in Toronto September 19, 2006

    Toronto: While the Hindi multi-starrer Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna hogged the limelight at the Toronto film festival, which ended last Saturday, Indian regional films were also received well at their screenings, if not on the streets. Chitra Palekar's first feature as a director, Maati Maay or A Gravekeeper's Tale, a...