VISHWAROOP

  • Flashback 2013: The good, bad and ugly of Bollywood in JanFeb November 11, 2013

    It is the fag end of 2013 and as we look back at the films that were released this year. From thrillers to romance to satires, 2013 had an interesting palate of films. As we near to the end of the year, we present a series in which we...
  • First Look: Kamal Haasan is back with 'Vishwaroop 2' July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan is back with the sequel of his muchcontroversial film 'Vishwaroop'. Though, the film is still under production, the first poster of the film is out and shows Kamal Haasan in a Muslim attire. The film also stars Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapoor, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah and...
  • Advani talks about Bhishma Pitamah on Modi's elevation June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: LK Advani on Sunday made a reference to a wounded Bhishma Pitamah lying on a bed of arrows in a scene in Mahabharata after the sulking BJP veteran citing illhealth stayed away from the party executive meet that elevated Narendra Modi. The 83yearold party stalwart, however, made no...
  • I'm looking for good, challenging and big roles: Jaideep Ahlawat April 17, 2013

    Actor Jaideep Ahlawat joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on playing AK74, the villain, in 'Commando A One Man Army'. Q. Was the film 'Commando A One Man Army' challenging to you? Asked by: Deepak A. Yes, it was for sure. It was a character...
  • Bollywood: Hits and flops of first quarter of 2013 April 9, 2013

    The first quarter of 2013 saw number of releases in Bollywood and while some films made it big, some failed at the box office. Here is the list! ...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: Writers live with dread of mob outside March 13, 2013

    Mumbai: With films' subjects being freely questioned, the idea of freedom of expression for filmmakers is at stake, feels Mahesh Bhatt who says writers nowadays live under constant fear of the consequences their work would evoke. "Today in India, the writer lives with dread of the mob outside. Filmmakers are not...
  • 'Vishwaroop' collects Rs 7.66 crore in opening weekend February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Hindi version of actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' hit the screens Feb 1 amid controversies and the espionage thriller, made at Rs.95 crore, grossed approximately Rs.7.66 crore in its opening weekend. The Hindi version earned Rs.1.99 crore on the opening day. The footfalls increased over the weekend, but reception...
  • 'Vishwaroop' collects Rs 4.46 crore in two days February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' might not have been able to see the light of the day in Tamil Nadu, but the film's Hindi version 'Vishwaroop', which has been released in India on Friday, is doing good business at the box office. The film has collected Rs 4.46 crore in...
  • Ban by Dist Collectors on Vishwaroopam removed February 3, 2013

    Chennai: A day after actordirector Kamal Haasan arrived at an agreement with Muslim groups opposing his Tamil film "Vishwaroopam", the ban imposed by District Collectors was removed, paving the way for screening of the movie across the state. The prohibitory orders issued earlier by District Collectors has been removed, government...
  • Kamal Haasan: Salman liked 'Vishwaroop' immensely February 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan says Bollywood superstar Salman Khan found 'Vishwaroop', the Hindi version of his controversial film 'Vishwaroopam', on a par with international standards. "He (Salman) liked it immensely. He thinks it is of Hollywood standards. He liked everything about it," Haasan said Friday at a special screening of the...
  • 'Vishwaroop' earns Rs 1.89 crore on opening day February 2, 2013

    Chennai: Actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan said Saturday he is pleased with the response to the Hindi version of his controversial film 'Vishwaroop' in north India. The Hindi version released in over 1,000 screens Friday. "I am extremely happy with the response my film has received in north India," Kamal Haasan said...
  • 5 reasons why 'Vishwaroop' is cleverly secular February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Much has been said about 'Vishwaroop' even before the film hit the theatres. While early reviews have reiterated what Kamal Haasan has been saying for almost two weeks now that the film is not antiIslam in any way the film in reality is actually very...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Vishwaroop', 'David', 'Midnight's Children' February 2, 2013

    'Vishwaroop' is unabashedly entertaining although you'll wish it was smarter. The twists in 'Vishwaroop' work, and writerdirector Haasan shifts between the past and the present in surprising, sometimes spoofy, cuts. 'David' makes a subtle but welltaken point about the building communal and religious tension of its times. 'Midnight's Children' has an episodic...
  • Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroop' opens to average response February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Vishwaroop', the Hindi version of actordirector Kamal Haasan's controversial film 'Vishwaroopam', released peacefully Friday to an average response, which was likely to pick up over the weekend. The movie, the original Tamil and Telugu version of which is currently banned in Tamil Nadu, released without any hassles in...
  • 'Vishwaroopam ban': Kamal Haasan to meet Muslim groups in TN February 2, 2013

    Chennai: Kamal Haasan plans to meet the Muslim groups opposing the release of his film 'Vishwaroopam' in Tamil Nadu to strike a compromise. The film has been banned following fears of law and order situation. The ban in Tamil Nadu continued even as the Hindi version 'Vishwaroop' was successfully released...
  • 'Vishwaroop' Review: It's unabashedly entertaining although you'll wish it was smarter February 1, 2013

    Cast: Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah Director: Kamal Haasan I'm happy to report that Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroop (the Hindi version of his Tamil film Vishwaroopam that became embroiled in controversy) contains nothing that might offend any community. Set around and after the events of 9/11, the film contains a...
  • 'Vishwaroop' is not just about Muslims: Viewers in Mumbai February 1, 2013

    'Vishwaroop', the Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', was released on Friday. ...
  • Friday Releases: 'Vishwaroop', 'Midnight's Children' hit screens February 1, 2013

    Apart from 'Vishwaroop' and Deepa Mehta's adaptation of Salman Rushdie's book 'Midnight's Children', movie goers also have four other films to take a pick from this Friday. ...
  • No regulation from UP govt on the release of 'Vishwaroop': Theatre manager February 1, 2013

    Dinesh Singh, a theatre manager in Uttar Pradesh, said that they had been assured full security by the police. ...
  • 'Vishwaroop' has no controversial content, say viewers in Delhi, Mumbai February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan's fans came out smiling after watching the first show of 'Vishwaroop' on Friday, each one insisting that there was nothing controversial in the film. "Not antiMuslim or antiIndia in any manner, the movie is so good and so super," said a young moviegoer. Another said, "Kamal...
  • People queue up to watch 'Vishwaroop' in Delhi, Mumbai February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' was released in theatres across New Delhi and Mumbai on Friday. Many people formed queues outside theatres to watch 'Vishwaroop'. Fans said they wanted to watch Vishwaropp for Kamal Haasan. The screening of the first show was delayed at PVR Saket due...
  • Delhi: First show of 'Vishwaroop' at PVR Saket starts after delay February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The first show of 'Vishwaroop', the Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's latest film 'Vishwaroopam', at PVR Saket was delayed on Friday morning due to technical reasons. The people, however, stayed adamant that they will not return without watching the film. The issue was resolved later on and the...
  • 'Vishwaroop' Tweet Review: First day, first show February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan and his films have in the past courted controversies. Haasan's film's have offended religious sentiments in 'Hey Ram' as well as 'Dashavataram'. But writerdirectorproduceractor Haasan has always used films as a medium to express his believes. The maverick filmmakeractor's latest offering, 'Vishwaroop' is based in New York...
  • Film critics say Vishwaroopam is not antiMuslim February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' hits theatres in Hindi on Friday as Vishwaroop. CNNIBN Entertainment Editor watched the movie and found there was nothing communally offensive in the film. Most film critics who have seen Vishwaroop said the controversy was much ado about nothing. "Having watched Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam, I...
  • Friday Release 'Vishwaroop': Is Kamal Haasan's film really antiIslam? January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan usually never disappoints. Each of his films are entertaining and thought provoking. His films, in the past, have raised important isssues, made the viewers think and given insight into the existing society. Haasan's latest offering, the now controversial 'Vishwaroop' (or 'Vishwaroopam' in Tamil) is primarily a...
  • Now Shahrukh Khan worries for 'Vishwaroopam' January 31, 2013

    'Vishwaroopam' the very name of the movie saddens us due to the various problems and hindrances it has faced. Actor, Kamal Hassan the man behind this big work has been giving away his emotional press meets expressing his grievances. Due to the strong opposition from the Muslim groups, the film...
  • Now, Samajwadi Party to ban 'Vishwaroop' in UP January 31, 2013

    Lucknow: The ruling Samajwadi Party Thursday said it won't let 'Vishwaroop' the Hindi version of the Kamal Haasan movie to release in Uttar Pradesh until it ceased to be controversial. "We will not allow the film to be released until there is a final decision on it in the...
  • Will watch Vishwaroop and decide on its screening in UP: Akhilesh January 31, 2013

    There is possible trouble for Kamal Haasan's 'Visgwaroopam' in North India as well. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said he will take a call on banning the Hindi version 'Vishwaroop' after watching it. Samajwadi Party leaders say the movie could be banned in UP if it hurts the sentiments...
  • SP leaders hint at mulling ban on 'Vishwaroopam' in UP January 31, 2013

    Lucknow: After Tamil Nadu, the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh has also indicated mulling a ban on Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam''s Hindi version 'Vishwaroop' in the state. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said the state government will take a call after watching it. Samajwadi Party leader Asrey Kushwaha has said that...
  • No need for objection as film cleared by the Censor Board: Digvijaya January 30, 2013

    'Vishwaroopam' was banned in Tamil Nadu on the insistence of some Muslim organisations which felt that it depicted the community in poor light. ...