cinema industry

Actress Susanne Lothar dies


July 26th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Susanne Lothar who is one of the most renowned German actresses died on Wednesday at the age of 51 years. Susanne is widely known for her role ... Read more...

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Budget highlights 8


March 16th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
* Cinema industry exempted from service tax.* Service tax rate raised from 10 percent to 12 percent to bring in Rs.18,660 crore.* Excise duty raised from 10 to 12 percent.* ... Read more...

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Prominent highlights of 2012-13 budget


March 16th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Prominent highlights of the budget for 2012-13 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha Friday:* Income tax exemption limit raised to ... Read more...

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Taurani files complaint against Deepika


February 11th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Bollywood producer Ramesh Taurani has filed a complaint against actress Deepika Padukone with cine-associations for quitting Tips Films' "Race 2" at the eleventh hour.Deepika ... Read more...

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Deepika didn’t even apologise after quitting ‘Race 2′, says angry Taurani


February 9th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Filmmaker Ramesh Taurani is upset with actress Deepika Padukone for opting out of his "Race 2" at the last moment following an offer for a ... Read more...

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Ban Indian films, demands Pakistan daily


October 7th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) A leading Pakistani newspaper Friday sought a ban on Indian films, warning this was the only way to help the local cinema "develop and thrive". The ... Read more...

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Africa studies a hot new subject for Indian students


September 26th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) With Africa becoming a major growth pole of the world economy, the resource-rich continent and its growing relationship with India have sparked a new interest ... Read more...

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Malayalam actors body raises monthly pension for veterans


June 26th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 26 (IANS) The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) Sunday decided to hike the monthly pension of its veteran members to Rs.4,000, an association official said.Speaking to IANS ... Read more...

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Bollywood dominated FICCI FRAMES Conclave


March 26th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Even though the FICCI Frames Conclave is a convention of the business of the entertainment industry on the whole, the major focus of the three-day ... Read more...

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Relief for cinema industry as film rolls gets duty rebate


February 28th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday sought to give relief to the Indian film industry by proposing to exempt some basic raw material that has to be ... Read more...

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Aswath -The ‘Karma Yogi’


July 31st, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 31, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The progeny of Dr KS Ashwath, the highly respected supporting artist of the Kannada cinema industry could be seen working with in "Karma Yogi'. This is a ... Read more...

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Cold War For Movie Rights


July 28th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The modern day actor stylish Kichcha Sudeep and challenging star Darshan are waging a cold war so as to acquire rights for the movies. The two ... Read more...

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For Robert De Niro, direction is a nightmare


June 16th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): Robert De Niro has said that directing a film is a "nightmare", and he is not going to continue behind the camera for long.The two-time Oscar winner ... Read more...

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“I’m Really Not Worried About a Career In Mumbai”-Kannada Star Sudeep


March 30th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Tell me about yourself?My father is hotelier in Karnataka. There are no actors in my family. I used to play a lot of cricket at the ... Read more...

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Kerala and Karnataka actors are sidelined in Bollywood: Sudeep (Interview)


March 27th, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) He may have rubbed shoulders with the likes of megastar Amitabh Bachchan in only his second Hindi film "Rann", but Kannada star Sudeep is ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh police to get more money to fight Maoists (Second Lead)


February 22nd, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 22 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Monday decided to give more money to its police to tackle Maoist insurgency and said more police stations would be set in extremist pockets. ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh hikes police funds to fight insurgency (Lead)


February 22nd, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 22 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Monday hiked by nearly 17 percent the police department budget for fiscal 2010-11 to combat Maoist militancy. Presenting a Rs.24,685.43-crore annual outlay in the assembly, ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh hikes police funds to fight insurgency


February 22nd, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 22 (IANS) Chhattisgarh government Monday made a steep hike of nearly 17 percent for police department budget for fiscal year 2010-11 to combat Maoist militancy. Presenting a Rs.24,685.43-crore annual outlay in ... Read more...

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Revive film industry to boost tourism: Pakistani Senate


February 2nd, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Tuesday urged the Pakistani government to revive the country's film industry to boost tourism. The government should also exempt cinemas and theatres from entertainment and other ... Read more...

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Big market keeps NRI filmmakers focussed on India


January 6th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Identity crisis and a confused sense of belonging are not the only factors that prompt non-resident Indian filmmakers keep India on their minds ... Read more...

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Sharmila opens ‘Women in Malayalam Cinema’ exhibition


December 12th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 (IANS) Censor board chief Sharmila Tagore Saturday inaugurated an exhibition titled "Women in Malayalam Cinema" as part of the ongoing 14th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). The exhibition is ... Read more...

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History repeats itself


November 27th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Karthika, daughter of veteran actress Radha is all set to venture into Southern cinema industry. In spite of her debut performance not clicking at the box office, she is now planning to ... Read more...

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South India to be entertainment industry hub: Karunanidhi


November 18th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) South India will emerge as a major hub of the Rs.584-billion (Rs.58,400-crore/$12-billion) Indian entertainment industry that is expected to touch Rs.105,200 billion by 2013, according to Tamil ... Read more...

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Mayor calls for review on proposed theatre tax hike


July 3rd, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Delhi Mayor Kanwar Sain Friday said the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) would review a proposal to increase tax on capital's cinema halls. There are around 50 single ... Read more...

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Asian directors take a leading role in Cannes


May 9th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Andrew McCathie Cannes, May 9 (DPA) Asian cinema has proven its growing international appeal with a series of trends that have helped to transform nations such as India, China, and South Korea ... Read more...

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Malayalam film industry will help develop Arabian cinema: Mammootty


December 17th, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) Malayalam film superstar Mammootty, who has just returned from a two-day Dubai trip, Wednesday said that he had assured the full support of the Malayalam film industry to ... Read more...

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BIG Cinemas wins CineAsia award


November 18th, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) BIG Cinemas, part of the the Anil Ambani-promoted Adlabs Films Ltd, will be given the 'Exhibitor of the Year' award at this year's CineAsia-2008 convention in Macau, China. ... Read more...

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Mamma Mia! set to become UK box offices highest grossing film


October 25th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Abba-themed musical Mamma Mia! is all set to become the highest grossing film of all time at the British box office.The film, set on an idyllic ... Read more...

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Renowned Sri Lankan musician Premasiri Khemadasa dead


October 25th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 25 (IANS) Award winning Sri Lankan musician Premasiri Khemadasa is dead, leaving an irreplaceable vacuum in the country's cinema industry. He was 71.Popularly known as 'Khemadasa Master', he died at ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi makes his political debut


August 18th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Aug. 18 (ANI): Telugu actor K. Chiranjeevi has announced his decision to enter politics and serve the poor. Chiranjeevi, after an eight-month silence on his political plans at a press conference, ... Read more...

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Malayalam films shine at the National Awards


June 10th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 10 (IANS) Kerala's cinema industry once again lived up to its reputation of fine quality as many Malayalam films bagged top honours at the National Film Awards in New Delhi ... Read more...

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Fans, scribes cane-charged at Chennai movie function(Lead)


April 26th, 2008 - 1:35 am ICT by admin
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Dozens of people, including journalists, were injured when police cane-charged frenzied crowds at the star-studded audio launch function here Friday of the Kamal Haasan-starrer "Dasavatharam" that was attended ... Read more...

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Chinese film festival begins in Delhi Friday


March 27th, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 27(IANS) A bouquet of nine contemporary Chinese films will be showcased at the Chinese Film Festival 2008 starting here Friday, the Directorate of Film Festival (DFF) announced Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Iranian cinema relishes actor’s Berlin award


February 28th, 2008 - 11:43 pm ICT by admin
DPA Tehran, Feb 28 (DPA) From playing in provincial theatres in northwestern Iran for more than four decades to winning the coveted Silver Bear Award for best actor at the Berlin Film festival, ... Read more...

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