Vikramaditya Motwane

  • Filmmakers Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa say that nobody believed 'Katiyabaaz' could be a film August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa had limited budget, a small crew and an absconding leading man when they set out to make 'Katiyabaaz', a National-award-winning documentary that explores power-crisis in Kanpur with dollops of humour. For Fahad it was a homecoming of sorts as he spent his childhood in...
  • Differences with Imran Khan? Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane refutes rumours, says the actor's exit from 'Bhavesh Joshi' was a mutual decision August 11, 2014

    Mumbai: If his debut film `Udaan` had wow factor, filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane claims his next project `Bhavesh Joshi` will surprise viewers. "With `Bhavesh Joshi`, I am going to surprise people with an action film. It will have a superhero angle to it," said Motwane. After working with Ronit Roy and Rajat...
  • 'Lootera' filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane thinks documentaries aren't performing well in India August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, who has put his weight behind National-award-winning documentary 'Katiyabaaz' as a presenter, feels the genre is not getting its due despite dealing with interesting issues. 'Katiyabaaz', jointly directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa and presented by Phantom Films, is a story of rampant electricity theft...
  • Sonakshi Sinha deserved an award for 'Lootera'; I feel bad for her: Vikramaditya Motwane August 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, whose last film 'Lootera' won critics' hearts, says he feels bad for the movie's lead actress Sonakshi Sinha as she didn't bag awards. "'Lootera' was a learning experience for me. The film had recovered its money, but it had mixed response. As far as awards are concerned,...
  • Vikramaditya Motwane: I'd love to direct a documentary film if any good subject comes my way August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, who has decided to present a feature documentary film titled "Katiyabaaz", says someday he wants to direct a documentary film himself. Production banner Phantom Films, co-owned by Motwane, Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl, is presenting "Katiyabaaz", with Motwane spearheading the project. "Phantom Films is an established production house...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra voted the best director of 2013 April 21, 2014

    There may not have been too many Bollywood blockbusters last year, but there were enough filmmakers that proved that the art of filmmaking continues to be as impressive and impactful as ever. Being a director is never easy. For it calls for consistent efforts, clarity of thought and most importantly,...
  • 'Lootera' was higher in terms of performance than 'Ram Leela': Ranveer February 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh is disappointed about his critically-acclaimed film 'Lootera', also starring Sonakshi Sinha, missing from nominations at most of the award functions. Vikramaditya Motwane's period drama 'Lootera', based on author O Henry's 1907 short story The Last Leaf, had received a mixed response after its release. Ranveer, who...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Director January 30, 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...
  • Sonakshi Sinha disheartened with few nominations for 'Lootera' January 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who garnered appreciation for her performance in Vikramaditya Motwane's 'Lootera', is unhappy that the film failed to get nominated for this year's movie awards. The actress took to Twitter to share her disappointment, adding that the film had received enough appreciation for it to be nominated. "Disheartening how...
  • Not playing 'Krrish' like superhero in Motwane's next: Imran Khan August 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan, who will work in 'Udaan' director Vikramaditya Motwane's next, says he is not playing a 'Krrish' like superhero in the movie. Imran will reportedly be seen as a Gujarati youth who is blessed with superhero powers. It will be on the lines of Batman. When asked...
  • Shatrughan: Sonakshi has done an outstanding job in 'Lootera' July 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Shatrughan Sinha is a proud father. The veteran actor is so impressed with his daughter Sonakshi's performance in her latest release "Lootera" that he says he may have to take acting tips from her. "East or west, Sonakshi is the best! She has done an outstanding job in the film....
  • You can't please everyone through your film: Vikramaditya Motwane July 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Reacting to the mixed response to his second film 'Lootera', director Vikramaditya Motwane says it is impossible to make everyone happy. The director, who earned a lot of credibility with his internationally acclaimed 2010 directorial debut 'Udaan', didn't receive the same response for 'Lootera'. Despite being made with newcomer Rajat Barmecha...
  • Watch: Con stars on screen July 12, 2013

    Lootera starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha has collected Rs 23 crore in just five days. It turns out that Ranveer is not the only con star on screen. ...
  • I was predestined to be an entertainer: Ranveer Singh July 10, 2013

    Ranveer Singh made a splash into Bollywood with his debut film 'Baand Baaja Baraat'. He may just be three films old, but Ranveer Singh is making all the right choices in the film industry. In Vikramaditya Motwane's latest film, 'Lootera', Ranveer plays a thief who falls in love with Sonakshi...
  • Stars are necessary to sell films in a better way: Motwane July 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Vikramaditya Motwane, whose latest directorial venture 'Lootera' has actors Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles, feels that stars are the ones who pull the audience to cinema houses. Motwane's debut film 'Udaan' (2010) with popular television actor Ronit Roy was not immediately successful at the box...
  • Filmi fiscal: 'Lootera' collects Rs 19 crores on opening weekend July 9, 2013

    Actors Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh moved away from their comfort zone for Vikramaditya Motwane's 'Lootera'. But did the audience respond to their new avatars and how did that translate at the box office? Mihir Trivedi gets you the numbers in Filmi Fiscal. ...
  • 5 films that take their cue from short stories July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Like any other film industry, Bollywood also has a fascination for literature. The Hindi film industry has always given importance to the stories that have immense drama values and a leaning towards the common Indian lives. The filmmakers have tried to make famous stories in such a way...
  • 'Lootera' collects Rs 19 crore in the opening weekend July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Vikramaditya Motwane's debut film 'Udaan' might not have been a commercial hit but was critically acclaimed; however, his second film 'Lootera' is both a success at the box office as well as has got good reviews from the critics. Within three days of its release, 'Lootera' has managed...
  • Sonakshi Sinha: Music plays a big role in my life July 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha, whose songs often manage to be among the chart-busters, says she is herself a big fan of music. The 'Lootera' actress was roped in as a guest editor on popular Indian music service Saavn, and she was more than happy to be in charge of the content...
  • Lootera: Did not expect to get noticed, says Vikrant Massey July 7, 2013

    New Delhi: He may be getting all the adulation for his role in Vikramaditya Motwane's 'Lootera', but TV actor Vikrant Massey says that he wasn't expecting to get noticed for his role. In a candid chat with IBNLIve.com, the actor, who is a popular face on the small screen, stated that...
  • People discouraged me from taking up 'Lootera': Sonakshi July 7, 2013

    New Delhi: She may be getting rave reviews for her moving performance in Vikramaditya Motwane's 'Lootera' but Sonakshi Sinha says she was warned by many against doing the period film so early in her career. Sonakshi started her career with 'Dabangg' and went on to star in masala movies 'Rowdy...
  • Lootera: 5 reasons why the story could not be set in 2013 July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: They say love is a universal emotion. That it is timeless and holds as much relevance in present times as it did in the past. And yet, Vikramaditya Motwane chose the year 1953 to narrate a love story in his latest film 'Lootera'. While critics are showering...
  • Friday releases: 'Lootera', 'Policegiri' hit screens July 5, 2013

    Sanjay Dutt starrer 'Policegiri'and Vikramaditya Motwane's 'Lootera' will hit tge screens on Friday. Starring Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh, 'Lootera' is said to be inspired by O. Henry's 'The Last Leaf'. ...
  • Capturing 'Lootera': Behind the scenes July 5, 2013

    Watch the making of the Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha starrer 'Lootera', that releases this Friday. ...
  • I don't choose roles according to the clothes I'd wear: Sonakshi July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: She may have got brickbats for her curvaceous figure many a times, but Sonakshi Sinha has no qualms in flaunting her curves. The actress who was in New Delhi recently promote her new film 'Lootera', said that she is happy the way she looks and wouldn't want to...
  • 'Lootera' Tweet Review: First day, first show July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Vikramaditya Motwane had stunned the critics with his poignant coming of age story 'Udaan'. The director's second film. 'Lootera' has already garnered good feedback from people within the film industry. Set in the 1950s, the film narrates the story of Varun Shrivastav (Ranveer Singh) and Pakhi(Sonakshi Sinha). Varun enters...
  • Lootera: Rajeev Masand in conversation with Vikramaditya Motwane July 4, 2013

    Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, 'Lootera' is a period romance. The film will hit the theatres this Friday. ...
  • Lootera: 5 aspects that will be scrutinised by the viewers July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Vikramaditya Motwane's much awaited period romance 'Lootera', starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha, has won the pre-release session via fantastic trailers and innovative marketing, but the real test of the film will take place at the theatres. The reputation earned by Motwane after 'Udaan' gives the audience...