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‘Delhi ought to have its own film setup’ (With Images)


July 20th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Director Hemant Gaba, who shot his internationally acclaimed "Shuttlecock Boys" here, feels that with increasing numbers of Delhiites entering the film line, it is high ... Read more...

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First South Asian film fest concludes in Washington (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The first edition of annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) came to an end with the screening of Dev Anand's "Hum Dono", fully restored in ... Read more...

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Washington hosts first South Asian film festival


June 4th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The curtain came down on the first annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) with the screening of Dev Anand's "Hum Dono", fully restored in colour.Attended ... Read more...

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First South Asian film festival in Washington next month


May 8th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The three-day first Annual Washington DC South Asian Film Festival from June 1-3 will include a Shyam Bengal retrospective, acting and filmmaking workshops and short films ... Read more...

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Abhishek to open London Asian Film Festival


March 11th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan will open London Asian Film Festival Friday along with British comedian and writer Meera Sayal.The nine-day festival will be hosted by ... Read more...

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‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ goes globe trotting


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Amole Gupte's "Stanley Ka Dabba", which has garnered a lot of critical acclaim, will now travel to 10 international film festivals.The film, which has ... Read more...

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6th South Asian Film Festival to begin Sep 15


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) The 6th South Asian Film Festival (SAFF), organised by the South Asia Foundation (SAF), is all to set begin Sep 15 in Goa with the theme ... Read more...

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SAFF to pay tribute to Bangladesh’s Tareque Masud


September 1st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) Bangladesh's noted independent filmmaker Tareque Masud will be paid a tribute at the South Asian Film Festival (SAFF), starting here Sep 15.Masud, who won the international ... Read more...

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‘Rang Rasiya’, ‘I Am Kalam’ at Chicago film fest


August 18th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Ketan Mehta's controversial film "Rang Rasiya" has been selected to open the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, which is starting Sep 30."Rang Rasiya" is the ... Read more...

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‘I AM’ now goes to Durban film fest


July 13th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Director Onir's "I AM", that takes audiences through issues and dilemmas that bruise modern society, has been officially selected for the Durban International Film Festival ... Read more...

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Film on Tagore to be made soon


March 27th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) A film on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's life is to be made soon. In the year of the poet's 150th birth anniversary, director Sangeeta Datta plans ... Read more...

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Anurag Basu escapes Japan quake


March 12th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Bollywood director Anurag Basu had plans to visit Japan on the day the massive earthquake rocked that country. He escaped the calamity due to ... Read more...

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Buddhade Dasgupta receives award for ‘Janala’


March 6th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta has received the best feature film award he won at Taipei's Asia Pacific Film Festival for his Bengali movie "Janala" ... Read more...

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Onir’s ‘I Am’ to open London Asian Film Festival (Movie Snippets


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Director Onir's "I Am", a tale of four stories woven together that takes audiences through issues and dilemmas that bruise modern Indian society, will open ... Read more...

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Bengali movie ‘Janala’ set to release Feb 25


February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) After travelling to 15 film festivals across the world and wowing film buffs, Buddhadeb Dasgupta's "Janala" will be screened here Feb 25 and the director is happy ... Read more...

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Yasmin Ponnappa: Aaranya Kaandam Is Not An Arthouse Movie


December 21st, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Model turned actress Yasmin Ponnappa, whose debut Tamil film 'Aaranya Kaandam' has released last week, has become lucky with her first film itself. The movie got its world premiere in ... Read more...

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Sharmila-Soha starrer “Life…” set for North American release


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) British Indian director Sangeeta Dutta's new film "Life Goes On" exploring the relations between a grief stricken father and his three daughters is being released in ... Read more...

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Life! Camera Action…


October 19th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):  “Life! Camera Action...” a feature film directed by Rohit Gupta is invited for screening and world premiere on November 14, 2010 in New York City at the ... Read more...

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Shyam Benegal To Be Felicitated At The Third Eye Asian Film Festival


October 7th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Third Eye Asian Film Festival is going to felicitate veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal. The festival will be held from October 29 to November 4 in Mumbai. ... Read more...

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Goa To Uphold Itself As Film Shooting Spot During IFFI


September 21st, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Goa has always been a favorite holiday destination for many Bollywood stars and it has always been the venue of International Film Festival of India (IFFI). This ... Read more...

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SAARC film festival ends amidst empty seats


September 21st, 2010 - 1:55 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) The South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) ended Monday, amidst empty seats and organisational issues plaguing the event. The four-day long festival in which 50 films from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, ... Read more...

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Maldives’ ‘Shah Rukh’ cools heels in Goa


September 19th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) Seaxan Ali has never met Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. But the lean, muscular actor, arguably one of Maldives' top stars, ought to know what it means ... Read more...

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‘India is Pakistan’s big brother when it comes to films’


September 18th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) India is Pakistan's big brother, as far as films are concerned, a Pakistani senator said here Saturday. Nilofer Bakhtiyar, chairman of the country's senate committee on tourism and ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan looks to Bollywood to revive ailing film industry’


September 18th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) A special task force formed by Pakistan to revive its film industry will be visiting Mumbai to learn lessons from Bollywood, a senior Pakistani senate committee chairman said ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘parachute politician’ main draw at film fest


September 15th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 15 (IANS) Apart from a menu of 50 films from various South Asian countries, chairperson of the Pakistan Film Censor Board (PFCB) Nilofar Bakhtiar will be one of the main ... Read more...

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Tripura films highlight tribal issues


April 19th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala /New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Tripura's film industry received a boost when film Yarwang, which means Roots, won the first national award for the state.President Pratibha Patil handed over ... Read more...

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Abhishek Bachchan conducts ‘Masterclass’ at 12th London Asian Film Festival - Tongues on Fire


March 17th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Abhishek Bachchan opened the 12th London Asian Film Festival - "Tongues on Fire' (TOF) at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London, early ... Read more...

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Amitabh to be honoured at Hong Kong film fest


March 13th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) It's raining awards for Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan this year. The veteran is set to add another feather to his cap with the lifetime achievement award ... Read more...

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Bachchans head to London’s Asian film fest


March 2nd, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Jaya Bachchan will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 12th London Asian Film Festival beginning Friday and son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai ... Read more...

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Avantika Hari on award winning spree with directorial debut


February 7th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Filmmaker Avantika Hari is on an award winning spree with her directorial debut "Land Gold Women". She bagged a National Award this year and will be flying ... Read more...

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Natarang to hit screens on 1st Jan 2010


December 29th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Zee Talkies' eagerly awaited Marathi film "Natarang' is releasing on 1st January, 2010. Creatively stimulating, entertainingly enlightening and beautifully arresting, "Natarang' is a cinematic canvas with just the right strokes of ... Read more...

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Sudhir Mishra to dub ‘Tera Kya Hoga Johnny’ in English


December 11th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K Jha Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Director Sudhir Mishra has decided to dub his film on slum life "Tera Kya Hoga Johnny" in English after it got an overwhelming response ... Read more...

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Neil Nitin Mukesh’s slum film lapped up by New York critics


December 11th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaPost the grand international success of Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire'; the Mumbai slums have become fashionable and popular visiting places for international audiences. Just how much so, Sudhir ... Read more...

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Actors are no longer slotted today -Atul Kulkarni


December 8th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
ATUL KULKARNI, whose latest film Natarang is an entry in the ongoing Asian Film Festival being held in Mumbai tells JYOTHI VENKATESH at the music launch of the film that he ... Read more...

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Amitabh Bachchan conferred Asian Film Cultural Award


December 8th, 2009 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was Monday conferred the Asian Film Cultural Award for completing 40 years in the entertainment industry. Receiving the award from Bollywood director Ramesh Sippy, Bachchan ... Read more...

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