Toronto

  • Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Mary Kom' to have world premiere at Toronto Film Festival 14 hours 4 minutes ago

    Toronto: Priyanka Chopra-starrer 'Mary Kom', based on boxer M.C Mary Kom, will have its world premiere here at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the organizers announced Tuesday. The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will take place between Sep 4 and 14. "Glamorous Indian star Priyanka Chopra completely transforms herself to play Mary...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's saga to get the musical treatment June 17, 2014

    Reuters: In case anyone's missed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's scandalous confessions, expletive-laden videos and Jimmy Kimmel appearances over the past year, a new theatrical production is bringing his honor's story to the musical stage. "Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of a Ford Nation" held auditions in Toronto on Monday for a...
  • Bhojpuri film 'Deswa' going places, wows viewers in Toronto May 29, 2014

    Can you imagine a Bhojpuri film engrossing and entertaining audiences at an international film fest? Debutant Nitin Chandra's "Deswa" has done just that, giving the Bhojpuri film industry, reeling under distasteful content and lack of creativity, a much-needed facelift on the global platform. Screened at the recently concluded International Film Festival...
  • A giant panda rolling around and playing in snow is the cutest video you will see today February 11, 2014

    While the Toronto Zoo closed early on February 5th, 2014, due to the record-breaking snow fall, their giant panda Da Mao sure seemed to enjoy himself. Watch what security cameras caught him doing within his outdoor habitat. ...
  • Jermain Defoe to play for Toronto FC from February January 11, 2014

    Toronto: Striker Jermain Defoe has agreed to leave Tottenham and join Major League Soccer's Toronto FC at the end of February. The 31-year-old has scored 142 goals during two spells at Tottenham and is the club's top scorer in European competitions. Tottenham has at least nine matches to play before Defoe leaves...
  • Jermain Defoe to join MLS team Toronto FC January 10, 2014

    London: Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has agreed to join MLS team Toronto FC at the end of February. The 31-year-old Defoe has scored 142 goals during two spells at Tottenham and is the club's top scorer in European competitions. Tottenham has at least nine matches to play before Defoe leaves for the...
  • Defoe to leave Tottenham Hotspur for Toronto: reports January 9, 2014

    London: Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe is poised to sign for Major League Soccer side Toronto FC, British and Canadian media reported on Wednesday. The MLS club posted messages on their website and Twitter warning fans to expect "a bloody big deal" on Monday. British newspaper the Guardian and Canada's Toronto...
  • World's first text message using vodka send December 19, 2013

    Scientists have successfully sent the world's first text message using evaporated vodka. Researchers from the York University, Toronto and their UK-based counterparts, who texted the message 'O Canada' using evaporated vodka, say their simple system can be used where conventional wireless technology fails. "Chemical signals can offer a more efficient way...
  • 'Qissa' wins NETPAC award at Toronto film festival September 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Anup Singh's Punjabi film 'Qissa' won the NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival that concluded recently. Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema awarded the film, starring Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome and Rasika Duggal, for brilliantly addressing...
  • Snapshot: Parineeti Chopra takes 'Shuddh Desi Romance' to Toronto September 12, 2013

    The film may have opened to mix response but Parineeti Chopra was loved by one and all in 'Shuddh Desi Romance'. The actress walked the red carpet at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival where the film was showcased to the audience. The film's writer Jaideep Sahni and director Manish...
  • Daniel Radcliffe can't get rid of 'Harry Potter' tag September 10, 2013

    Toronto: Actor Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that getting rid of the 'Harry Potter' tag is going to be a "process". Radcliffe was present at the Toronto International Film Festival, where his films 'The F Word', 'Kill Your Darlings' and 'Horns' are part of the annual event. "There's never going to be one...
  • NFDC selects six projects for Screenwriters' Lab, Toronto August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Film Development Corporation has selected six projects for the Screenwriters' Lab, which is going to take place in Toronto. The six projects have been selected from more than 350 applications. The projects will be discussed in Toronto before being sent to Goa where they will be presented...
  • Serena Williams thrashes Sorana Cirstea to lift Rogers Cup August 12, 2013

    Toronto: Top-ranked Serena Williams breezed to her third Rogers Cup title Sunday with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea. It was her eighth WTA title of the year and the 54th of her career. She didn't drop a set all week and lost only 22 games, almost...
  • Overseas Friends of BJP launches Canada chapter to connect with Indian diaspora July 30, 2013

    The Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party (OF-BJP) has launched its Canada chapter to connect with the Indian diaspora in the country. The inauguration coincided with the one day forum of OF-BJP meeting organised under the auspices of Global Community Overreach Programme, said Rajesh Shukla, member Central Committee of OF-BJP and Prabhari of Canada chapter. OF-BJP delegates...
  • 'Shuddh Desi Romance' to be released in India before Toronto premiere July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Yash Raj Films' (YRF) forthcoming entertainer 'Shuddh Desi Romance' will hit the screens a week earlier than scheduled, in time before it premieres at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2013. The movie, which stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra and debutant Vaani Kapoor, was set to release...
  • Nelson Mandela's biopic to premiere at Toronto film fest July 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: The biopic on anti-apartheid icon and ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. Titled 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', the film stars actor Idris Elba in the lead role and actress Naomie Harris in the supporting role...
  • Rituparna Sengupta detained at Toronto airport July 7, 2013

    Kolkata: Bengali actress Rituprna Sengupta today said she was detained for five hours at the Toronto airport allegedly for not carrying valid visa. Sengupta, who was on her way to attend the premiere of Bengali film "Mukti" in Toronto tomorrow, was allowed in the country after Indian embassy intervened. ...
  • Canada thwarts plot to blow up US-Canada rail line April 23, 2013

    Toronto: Canadian security forces thwarted a plot to blow up a rail line between Canada and the United States and will announce arrests on Monday afternoon, police and intelligence agencies said. US security and law enforcement sources also said the suspects had sought to attack the railroad between Toronto and New...
  • Chidambaram in Canada to woo investors April 15, 2013

    Toronto: Finance Minister P Chidambaram arrived in Toronto on Monday on a two-day visit aimed at attracting Canadian investment in the infrastructure sector. He is being accompanied by top finance ministry and central bank officials, official sources said on Sunday. Finance Minister will kicks off the India investment roadshows in...
  • Coat-wearing monkey caught outside Toronto store December 11, 2012

    Toronto: Shoppers at an Ikea store in Toronto weren't monkeying around when they reported a primate on the loose. Customers spotted a monkey, clad in a pint-sized shearling coat, wandering around the store's parking lot on Sunday afternoon. The baby monkey, named Darwin, made its way through rows of parked cars...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Canada braces for impact October 30, 2012

    Toronto: Canadian power-line workers are being sent to Vermont to help the US state cope with Hurricane Sandy as Canada also braces for the storm that is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain to a wide area and big waves to the Great Lakes. Hundreds of flights between...
  • A minute with Gauri Shinde on 'English Vinglish' September 17, 2012

    Mumbai: When one of Bollywood's most successful leading ladies chooses your film to make a comeback, it turns up the pressure on the film-maker. But not so for director Gauri Shinde, who is making her debut film with Sridevi, whose last major role was in the 1997 film Judaai. English Vinglish,...
  • Winners at the 2012 Toronto film festival September 17, 2012

    The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, which wrapped up on Sunday, often creates buzz for small independent films and gives wider exposure to higher-profile projects that may compete for Oscars. Following is a list of the festival's main prize winners: Blackberry people's choice award Overall: David O Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook' First runner-up: Ben...
  • Style hits and misses at Toronto Film Festival September 14, 2012

    A look at who made the fashionable cut and who didn't at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival. ...
  • All 'fine' between Stewart, Pattinson September 10, 2012

    Toronto: Actress Kristen Stewart has dismissed rumours that there is tension between her and Robert Pattinson following their split. Speaking at the premiere of her new film On The Road at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Stewart said that they are fine with the situation. "We are going to be...
  • 'Cloud Atlas' divides in leap from page to screen September 10, 2012

    Toronto: Cult novel Cloud Atlas was once considered unfilmable. For some movie critics, it still is. The adaptation of the philosophical book by Britain's David Mitchell premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to sharply divided reviews, suggesting the complex storylines and ambitious plot structure did not always connect with...
  • Gandhi's 'Theseus' creates waves at Toronto fest September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Debutante Anand Gandhi has made quite a stir at the Toronto international film festival with his very personal, very cerebral film 'Ship of Theseus', which explores complex issues of identity, responsibility and death through the Greek paradox. Gandhi, who has been developing the film for past three years, is...
  • Kristen steals limelight at Toronto film festival September 7, 2012

    Toronto: The Toronto film festival opened with action movie Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but it was Twilight star Kristen Stewart who attracted the biggest buzz on the red carpet at the star-studded festival scattered with Oscar hopefuls. Anticipation was high for one of the world's premier film festivals that coming off...
  • Stars, politics to stir up Toronto film festival September 6, 2012

    New York: A strong film lineup full of politically charged themes and a heavy dose of Hollywood stars have raised high hopes the Toronto International Film Festival, will breed Oscar contenders, rapturous audiences and plenty of film deals. Considered one of the world's top festivals, Toronto serves as a kick-off to...
  • 'Miss Lovely' doesn't fit into any genre: Director September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Director Ashim Ahluwalia, whose film 'Miss Lovely' is being showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival, says returning to the festival feels like homecoming as his maiden project was also screened there. "My first film 'John and Jane' went to Toronto and that was the first international festival I...