The Lunchbox

  • Irrfan Khan: It's time we start inspiring world cinema August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan, who has made his presence felt in Hollywood with some big projects, feels the time has come when Indian films and filmmakers start inspiring the world with their talent and stories. "We keep looking to Hollywood cinema for inspirations. But I feel, it is time that we...
  • Will mainstream Bollywood films like 'Kick' change Nawazuddin Siddiqui? August 2, 2014

    "Paida toh main bhi shareef hua tha, par sharaafat se kabhi apni bani nahi," says noted actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a particularly dramatic scene from the recentlyreleased film 'Kick'. The film, which has earned over Rs 173 crores since its release last week, is a typical Salman Khan flick. Replete with...
  • 'The Lunchbox' actress Nimrat Kaur bags a role in American TV series 'Homeland'; to play a Pakistani Intelligence officer August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian actress Nimrat Kaur, who rose to fame with 'The Lunchbox' last year, has now bagged a role in American TV series 'Homeland'. "Bobby Jasoos" actor Ali Fazal was also approached for a role in "Homeland", but due to clash of dates he had to let go of the offer....
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Dhoom 3' gets highest votes in Best Sound Designing category April 23, 2014

    The year 2013 saw a mixed bag of successful popular and art house cinema. Sound designers are still to get their due in the Hindi film industry, but with the rise of Resul Pookutty at international level Bollywood filmmakers have started to take this department seriously. From among the top...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' voted the best film of 2013 April 21, 2014

    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...
  • 61st National Film Awards: Has the jury selected the deserving films? April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: When the winners of 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday evening, I was quite sure that there will be quite a few rants on my Twitter timeline for the jury had ignored some extremely deserving work last year. Knowing the nature of most armchair critics (we all...
  • Irrfan Khan bags top honour at Asian Film Awards March 28, 2014

    Macau: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan was handed over the trophy for best actor at the eighth edition of Asian Film Awards (AFA) held here. Irrfan, who has displayed his acting prowess in films like 'Maqbool', 'Life Of Pi' and 'Paan Singh Tomar', won the best actor award for his role in...
  • 'The Lunchbox' makes waves in North America March 6, 2014

    Washington: Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra's critically acclaimed film "The Lunchbox" beat out Hollywood movies, Oscar contenders, and all other foreign-language films to score the number one per-theatre average gross of any film in North America last weekend. After its success in New York and Los Angeles, the Irrfan Khan-starrer will release...
  • Make films for the world: Ritesh Batra to Indian filmmakers February 28, 2014

    Washington: Ritesh Batra, director of the critically acclaimed 'The Lunchbox' would like Indian filmmakers to "reach out with our films to the world" as India has a wealth of stories to tell. "We should not restrict our audience to India and Indians. Indian films should be for the world," says the...
  • Ritesh Batra skipped award events to prepare for US release of 'The Lunchbox' February 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Ritesh Batra, who has been on an awards winning spree for his film 'The Lunchbox', has been missing from the events. He says he was busy promoting the film in the US. Sources close to the film aver that Batra was miffed at being largely ignored in the popular categories...
  • Karan Johar, Guneet Monga team up for 'The Intouchables' remake February 10, 2014

    Mumbai: After 'The Lunchbox', filmmakers Karan Johar and Guneet Monga have teamed up for the Indian remake of French comedy 'The Intouchables'. When contacted, Karan's spokesperson confirmed the news. "It's true," she said. According to variety.com, Gaumont Film Company has moved forward to give a green signal to the international makeovers...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' leads the race for Best Film February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was a slow starter at the boxoffice, but it gained momentum with the help of a positive word of mouth publicity. Something similar is happening with it during the runup to the finale of IBNLive Movie Awards. It is once again...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Sound Designing January 26, 2014

    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 Screenplay January 25, 2014

    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 January 25, 2014

    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...
  • Irrfan: People have angst against the system January 18, 2014

    Jaipur: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan Friday refused to comment on the growing popularity of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) but admitted that people want change and there was angst all over the world. "I will not comment on the AAP but I can say that people have angst against the system....
  • Screen Awards 2014: And the winner is... January 14, 2014

    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, "...
  • Screen Awards 2014: The complete list of nominees January 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With the onset of the new year, Bollywood fraternity is all geared up for the awards season and Screen Awards are the first to announce their nominations. The best works of the fraternity will be awarded soon and here is the complete list of nominees. Best Film Bhaag Milkha...
  • Watch: 10th Dubai International Film Festival December 30, 2013

    For its recently concluded tenth edition, the Duabi International Film Festival pulled out all stops to ensure that Cinefiles had a buffet sized spread of terrific films to choose from. the festival also saw big names across the globe grace the red carpet over nine days. ...
  • Invest in goodwill, suggests Karan Johar December 30, 2013

    Mumbai: For filmmaker Karan Johar, "goodwill" is the "only property" where one should invest to reap "endless" returns. He took to Twitter to share the philosophy that his late father taught him. "My father always told me goodwill is the only property to invest in...the returns are endless," Karan posted on the...
  • e lounge rewind: The best of 2013 December 29, 2013

    The year 2013 saw cinemagoers spending maimum on the tickets and the industry earning around Rs 600 crore. Here are some of the most shocking moments, top confessions, controversial moments. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand shares his top 5 hits and pits films of 2013 December 28, 2013

    On this special yearender edition of Now Showing, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand shares the top 5 hits and pits of Bollywood in 2013. ...
  • Rajeev Masand's top 5 hits and pits of Bollywood in 2013 December 28, 2013

    Mumbai: It's been a year of some big moneyspinners and a few surprise gems. Unlike 2012, which was a comparatively stronger year what with such unconventional hits as 'Kahaani', 'Barfi', 'Vicky Donor' and 'English Vinglish' emerging out of the mainstream, 2013 saw blockbusters like 'Chennai Express', 'Krrish 3' and 'Dhoom...
  • Thoda sa hatke: 10 films you need to watch this year to restore your faith in Hindi cinema December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The year enjoyed its bigticket movies like 'Chennai Express' and 'Krrish 3' at the Bollywood box office, but it also welcomed small wonders. High on content and performances, acclaimed films like 'Ship Of Theseus' and 'The Lunchbox' not only exhibited the zest and zeal of filmmakers, but also...
  • The best Bollywood stories of 2013 that you would like to hear again and again December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Unlike 2012, this year didn't see my experiments in the story department of Hindi films. Last year, there were films such as 'Gangs of Wasseypur', 'Paan Singh Tomar', 'Vicky Donor' and 'Kahaani', which were not only technically sound but also were experimental in many ways. The cash registers...
  • Irrfan bags best actor trophy at Dubai Film Fest for 'The Lunchbox' December 14, 2013

    Dubai: Acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan won the best actor award for his brilliant performance in 'The Lunchbox' at the 10th edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Irrfan won the award Friday in the Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature category, while films writerdirector Ritesh Batra got a special mention for screenplay for...
  • 10 directors who created an alternative world in 2013 December 30, 2013

    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...
  • Ritesh Batra's 'The Lunchbox' reaches Zurich November 16, 2013

    Mumbai: One of the most acclaimed movie of recent times, 'The Lunchbox', has released in Zurich, a unique event indeed for a Hindi film. "It's freezing over here. But Zurich is gorgeous. We're promoting the film here for a weekend release," lead actress Nimrat Kaur said from Zurich. The Swiss media and...