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  • Very jealous that Shekhar Kapur, not me made 'Bandit Queen': Dibaker Banerjee October 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Film maker Dibaker Banerjee, who Thursday presented the critically acclaimed film 'Bandit Queen' at the 16th MAMI film festival, says he is jealous of Shekhar Kapur for making the film instead of him. "'Bandit Queen' was ahead of its times. I am here after a huge amount of depression that...
  • 'Chaarfutiya Chhokare' review: The film doesn't entertain neither does it stir your conscience September 27, 2014

    They say that content is king. That if a film's story is in place, that it is bound to work with the viewers. And when one makes a film on something as serious as child trafficking, one hopes to see a powerful film with a strong message. But director Manish...
  • National Awardwinning actress Seema Biswas to make her debut on television with 'Maha Kumbh' August 27, 2014

    Kochi: Bollywood actress Seema Biswas, who rose to fame with her compelling performance in Shekhar Kapur's 'Bandit Queen', will soon make her television debut with 'Maha Kumbh'. Confirming her foray into the small screen, Seema told reporters here that it was a new medium for her which was basically a...
  • Seema Biswas: Actresses above 30 are being offered better roles May 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Nationalawardwinning actress Seema Biswas feels that the industry is gradually changing and actresses above 30 are being offered better roles. However, the versatile actress, 49, who has been in the industry for over 20 years, feels that in India, an actress receives a lot of mother's role after crossing 30. "I...
  • 'Midnight's Children' Tweet Review: The film is full of hope February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Deepa Mehta is going to face the same problem in 'Midnight's Children' that most of the directors encounter while adapting a book for the visual medium. Salman Rushdie is known for the touch of magical realism in his writing which can be a tough thing to translate on...
  • Midnight's Children: Nothing is unfilmable, says Rushdie January 21, 2013

    Mumbai: "Nothing is unfilmable," says author Salman Rushdie, whose 'Midnight's Children', an epic Indian tale of partition, independence and emergency told with touches of magical realism, has been turned into a movie by Deepa Mehta. Rushdie, known as a controversial author whose "Satanic Verses" was banned in India, wrote the...
  • 'Midnight's Children' to release without any cuts December 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Deepa Mehta's film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel 'Midnight's Children' has been passed without any cuts by the Censor Boardof Film Certification (CBFC). The 62yearold IndoCanadian filmmaker's ambitious project, which is slated for a February release, has recently opened the ongoing 17th edition of International Film Festival of...
  • Midnight's Children: Darsheel excited about the film November 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Teen actor Darsheel Safary is excited about Canadabased Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children' because for the first time he is 'doing a film of this kind'. A big screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie's bestseller of the same name, 'Midnight's Children' cast boasts of names likes Anupam Kher, Shabana...
  • Indian film 'Baromas' heads for New York Film Fest October 5, 2012

    Nagpur: 'Baromas', a Hindi film on the agrarian crisis in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, has been selected to be a part of 2012 South Asian International Film Festival in New York. The festival will be held in New York from October 24 to 30. The film, based on Sadanand Deshmukh's Sahitya Academy...
  • First look: Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children' September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Midnight's Children is a Deepa Mehta film adapted from a bestselling novel of the same name written by Salman Rushdie in 1980. The film is set around the partition of India and has a long list of star cast: Shriya Saran, Satya Bhabha, Siddharth Narayan, Anupam Kher, Shabana...
  • Unni Mukundan's first Hindi is based on real events August 15, 2012

    His second innings appears to be with a bang. Filmmaker Sanjeev Sivan, who was on a sabbatical, is back to Mollywood, and this time his hands are full. The director, whose last outing was 'Aparichithan' in 2004, has four projects in the pipeline, the latest being a bilingual action thriller...
  • Seema Biswas to play the lead in 'Bandit Queen 2' July 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Ever since filmmaker Shekhar Kapur directed Seema Biswas as the dreaded bandit queen Phoolan Devi, way back in, the film became a household name. Now buzz is that a sequel to it is being planned. However, this time around Bobby Bedi will don the directors hat. While the rest...
  • 'Patang' is not conventional: Seema Biswas June 15, 2012

    Washington: Acclaimed actor Seema Biswas of 'Bandit Queen' and 'Water' fame looks at IndianAmerican director Prashant Bhargava's award winning first feature film 'Patang' (Kite) as an extraordinary film. "It's not a conventional kind of film," she said of the film about family conflict set in Ahmedabad. "It's totally different, totally unique...
  • Review: 'With Love, Delhi' is juvenile December 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Film: 'With Love, Delhi'; Actors: Ashish Lal, Pariva Pranati, Tom Alter, Kiran Kumar; Director: Nikhil Singh; Rating: * Mithun Chakravarty's film 'Gunda' is a cult classic among IITians because it is so full of cliches and stretches them so much that it becomes a delightful watch. After many attempts, IITians...
  • Hema Malini supports film on transgenders April 12, 2011

    Mumbai: Although certain topics are considered a taboo in the industry even now, director David Atkins has shown courage and has helmed a film on transgenders called Queens! Destiny Of Dance, which got full support of actress Hema Malini, who came to launch the music of the film. Queens! Destiny Of...
  • First Cut: Siddharth's 'Striker' has good moments March 27, 2010

    A film on carrom seemed like a good idea. Apart from cricket, this is one game very close to the hearts of Indians and probably the most played indoor game before pool took over in the late '90s. Chandan Arora's Striker is about carrom champ Surya (Siddharth). But it is...
  • Unn Hazaaron ke Naam, a tribute to 26/11 heroes November 25, 2009

    Taking inspiration from the biggest terror attacks that shook Mumbai on November 26, 2008, filmmaker Siddarth Sengupta has directed Un Hazaron ke Naam. The film is a tribute to the unsung heroes and the survivors of 26/11. It sheds light on various aspects and aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks....
  • Masand's Movie Review: Yeh Mera India over the top August 28, 2009

    Cast: Rajit Kapur, Seema Biswas, Anupam Kher, Rajpal Yadav Director: N Chandra Few films have made me laugh as much as N Chandra's Yeh Mera India, and funny thing is, it's not even a comedy. A message movie that addresses everything that's wrong with our country from communal hatred and...
  • Political Roles: Which star could play which politician April 10, 2009

    Mumbai: Bollywood has never shied away from politics. They have taken their reel lifes to real life politics. While there have been people like Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Hema Malini and others who have found their place in politics, CNNIBN got to thinking how would it be if we took...