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Of dead seas and Indian independent films


October 21st, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) "Whether we see our wives or not, we see a dead body every day," complains a policeman inspecting the body of a fisherman who has been ... Read more...

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Vivek Agnihotri’s next is titled ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’


March 17th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Director Vivek Agnihotri has finally decided upon the title for his third directorial venture. The film will be called "Buddha in a Traffic Jam" ... Read more...

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A woman director faces many biases: ‘Turning 30′ filmmaker


December 15th, 2010 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Women work in almost every department of filmmaking in Bollywood these days but still have to face prejudices, says debutant director Alankrita Srivastav who is ready with "Turning ... Read more...

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Shaam Looks Forward To An Action Packed Career


December 13th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
As of now, Shaam prefers to talk about only ‘Agam Puram’, the film on which he has a lot of hopes, since he is also a producer of the recently released ... Read more...

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‘Dhobi Ghat’ more an art house film: Director Kiran Rao


November 19th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Debutant director Kiran Rao describes her film "Dhobi Ghat" as art house cinema and says audiences shouldn't perceive it as another commercially viable movie from her filmmaker ... Read more...

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Mumbai to host third edition of French film festival


November 18th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) The third edition Of Rendez-Vous With French Cinema In India is set to begin here Dec 4 and it will also pay tribute to late director-writer Alain Corneau.As ... Read more...

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Big B praises cleaner, greener Delhi


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is here to receive the National Award, Friday said the capital looks much greener and cleaner after the recently concluded Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Still no visibility for parallel cinema in India: Amol Palekar (Interview)


July 30th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Parallel cinema is still struggling to find a place in India and even multiplexes have not been able to create space for it, says veteran ... Read more...

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The Indian Market Has The Potential, But Is Failing Due To Negligence — Anil Goyal


May 31st, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 31, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Where Indian animation films are still at a very immature stage in India, one man dares to make a difference. Anil Goyal talks to Sampurn Wire ... Read more...

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Amitabh spends evening with Diesel founder


April 30th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Renzo Rosso, the founder of denim brand Diesel, visited Amitabh Bachchan's home and feasted on theplas, laddoos and khus sherbet, says the Bollywood star who reveals ... Read more...

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‘Road, Movie’ about discovering laughter, happiness: Dev Benegal (Interview)


March 2nd, 2010 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Having directed "English, August" and "Split Wide Open", Dev Benegal is back with his third outing after more than a decade. "Road, Movie", he says, ... Read more...

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Tannishtha sang and composed song in ‘Road, Movie’


February 14th, 2010 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee has not only sung in Dev Benegal's forthcoming film "Road, Movie" but also composed a song inspired by Rajasthani construction workers."I have ... Read more...

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‘Harishchandrachi Factory’ humanises Phalke beautifully (Marathi Film Review)


January 30th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "Harishchandrachi Factory"; Cast: Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Despande; Director: Paresh Mokashi; Rating: *** 1/2This is the film that went all the way to Oscar-land and came back empty-handed. But ... Read more...

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India’s Sun Behind The Clouds declared ‘audience fave’ at Palm Springs Film Fest


January 20th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 20 (ANI): India's 'The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom' was declared as "audience documentary favorite" at the prestigious 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival which ... Read more...

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India’s ‘Ocean of an Old Man’ film selected for Global Lens 2010


January 1st, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 1 (ANI): Rajesh Shera's 'Ocean of an Old Man', said to be the first film ever to be shot on India's Andaman and Nicobar islands, has been selected in ... Read more...

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India’s five films make it to Palm Springs International Film Festival


December 28th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 28 (ANI): Five films from India have made it to the prestigious "21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival" to be held at Palm Springs (California, USA) from January ... Read more...

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Golden Globes asked to have “Best Bollywood Film” category


December 21st, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 21 (ANI): Prestigious Golden Globes asked to have "Best Bollywood Film" category Indo-Americans have asked Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to introduce a new award category in Golden Globe ... Read more...

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Golden Globes asked to have “Best Bollywood Film” category


December 16th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Indo-Americans have asked Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to introduce a new award category in Golden Globe Awards starting 2011 of "Best Bollywood Film" for films made in India.Acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan ... Read more...

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Disney veteran laments lack of family cinema in India


November 27th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Panjim, Nov 27 (ANI): Veteran film director Umakanth Thumrugoti says people want to see good movies with their entire family, and laments the lack of initiative in their direction.Thumrugoti, a Disney Feature ... Read more...

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Indo-Americans ask Academy to enroll more members from Bollywood


October 12th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Indo-Americans have asked American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to enroll more members from Bollywood and other film industries of India.Acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada ... Read more...

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“Wake Up Sid”: A Film For The Youngistan Crowd


October 3rd, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Wake Up Sid" not only seems like an awakening for the characters like Sid that presently exist by the multitudes in society, but is an awakening ... Read more...

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Hindus urge Academy to have a “Best Bollywood Film” category at Oscars


August 17th, 2009 - 10:57 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have asked American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to introduce a new award category of "Best Bollywood Film" for films made in India. Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a ... Read more...

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Hindus urge Hollywood academy to introduce “Best Bollywood Film” category at Oscars


August 16th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug.16 (ANI): Hindus have asked the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to introduce a new award category of "Best Bollywood Film" for films made in India.Rajan Zed, ... Read more...

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Filmmaker Mani Kaul is Osian’s new festival director


April 22nd, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Kaul, who has made movies like "Uski Roti" (1970), "Duvidha" (1973), has taken over as the new director general of the Osian's-Cinefan Film Festival of ... Read more...

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BIG Pictures’ Shyam Benegal film Abba Ka Kuan becomes Well Done Abba


April 21st, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
BIG Pictures' veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal directed satirical comedy Abba Ka Kuan has now been titled Well Done Abba. It stars Boman Irani in a double role, along with Minissha Lamba ... Read more...

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Only Madhuri can replace me in ‘Guide’ remake: Waheeda Rehman


August 6th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Legendary actress Waheeda Rehman says Madhuri Dixit is the only actress who can do justice to her role in Dev Anand's all time classic “Guide”, if it is ... Read more...

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Om Puri takes charge as film body chief


April 23rd, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The beleaguered National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), India's state-run film financing body, finally has a chairman in celebrated actor Om Puri after industry veteran Manmohan Shetty resigned from ... Read more...

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