feature films

Short films should be released commercially: Gulshan Grover


September 18th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Grover has called for a theatrical release and TV slots for short films, so that they become commercially viable."I would want that a time ... Read more...

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Indian Panorama section at IFFI to screen 47 films


August 21st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) As many as 47 films will be screened in the Indian Panorama section at the 43rd International Film festival of India (IFFI), which will be held ... Read more...

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Kareena’s smoking scenes cut from ‘Heroine’ trailer


July 21st, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) You will probably not see a 'smoking' hot Kareena Kapoor in "Heroine", as shots of her smoking in the trailer of the film have been ... Read more...

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‘Delhi Belly 2′ not on the cards: Abhinay Deo


July 5th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Making a sequel to the successful adult comedy "Delhi Belly" is not on the radar of filmmaker Abhinay Deo now, but he says that he has ... Read more...

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Preity finds her junior version (Movie Snippets)


June 28th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta has finally found her junior version - a young girl with a dimpled right cheek to play her younger version in her debut ... Read more...

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Not dating Parineeti, says Uday Chopra


June 18th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Uday Chopra finds rumours of a relationship with Yash Raj Films (YRF) discovery Parineeti Chopra "ridiculous"."Whoa! @ParineetiChopra and I are NOT dating guys...it's kinda ridiculous! ... Read more...

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Movie maestro Mrinal Sen turns 90


May 14th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Director Mrinal Sen, rated as one of the pioneers of the alternative cinema movement in the country, turned 90 Monday. He spent the day attending a ... Read more...

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Sivan first South Asian to get ASC membership


April 28th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) Ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan last week became the first South Asian to be given the prestigious membership of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) for his ... Read more...

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Court notice to government over Assamese film


April 18th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the government and chairperson of the 59th National Film Awards on a plea seeking quashing the ... Read more...

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Emirates Korean Film Festival begins


April 7th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 6 (IANS/WAM) The second Emirates Korean Film Festival got underway in Abu Dhabi Thursday.The festival is being organised by Sultan Bin Zayed Centre in association with the ... Read more...

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Ecuadorian film wins two prizes


March 11th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), March 11 (IANS/EFE) The Ecuadorian film "Pescador" (Fisherman) was awarded Saturday two silver Mayahuel Prizes for Best Actor and Best Director at the 27th Guadalajara International Film Festival.Festival ... Read more...

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Tale of mother-son relationship adjudged best Manipuri film


March 8th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 8 (IANS) A strong message about the mother-son relationship against the backdrop of insurgency and drug-ravaged Manipur has been adjudged the best feature film in Manipuri, as well ... Read more...

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‘Deool’, ‘Byari’ named best feature films at 59th National Awards


March 7th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Marathi film "Deeol", about the dilemma of educated youth in villages, and Kannada movie "Byari", about Muslim girls trials and tribulations of in the Beary ... Read more...

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Capital hosts Punjabi film fest, focus on larger viewership


January 13th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The second edition of International Punjabi Film Festival is going on in the capital. The organisers, who want to ape Iranian filmmakers in terms ... Read more...

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Uday Chopra calls big brother ‘Voldemort’


December 28th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Actor Uday Chopra has a unique nickname for his elder brother, Aditya. He calls the successful producer "Voldemort", inspired by the main antagonist of the ... Read more...

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Hyde Park, Image Nation tie up with Nat Geo for films, TV series


December 26th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Hyde Park Entertainment and Image Nation are collaborating with National Geographic channel to finance and produce feature films, documentaries and television series for family ... Read more...

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Ladakh film fest to debut in 2012


December 6th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The picturesque Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is set to host its first film fest in the coming year and the organisers say that ... Read more...

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YRF goes international, launches company in Hollywood


November 23rd, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Bollywood's prestigious production house Yash Raj Films (YRF) is now ready to make inroads in the American film industry -- it has launched a new ... Read more...

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Co-directing for 30 years, meet world cinema’s enduring couple


November 18th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Without doubt, the Chinese husband-wife pair of Li Qian Kuan and Guiyun Xiao is one of the world's most enduring cinematic couples. Together they have battled ... Read more...

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Something ‘un-French’ about this Frenchman


October 20th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actor, writer and director Martin Provost, whose film "The Long Falling" is being screened at the Mumbai Film Festival, is not your typical Frenchman.His heart beats ... Read more...

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IIFI 2011: Malayalam films dominate Indian panorama


October 18th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) After regional films grabbed the most National Awards this year, the Indian Panorama section of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), to be ... Read more...

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Dowry suicides by sisters: A film explores why


October 17th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The best comedies always have a subtle streak of tragedy in them. Perhaps that's why director Kundan Shah, the man behind some of them, including ... Read more...

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Awards for Indian comic artists announced


September 9th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) There have been awards for films, television and even music, but now get ready for an awards ceremony to felicitate the comic artists across Bollywood and ... Read more...

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Mahesh Bhatt expects no gratitude from his discoveries!


July 10th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt gave actresses like Sushmita Sen, Kangana Ranawat and Mallika Sherawat their first big break in the Hindi film industry, but they never worked ... Read more...

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Budget concerns put upcoming Javier Bardem film in doubt


May 15th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS/EFE) Universal Pictures has growing concerns about the big investment needed to produce "The Dark Tower", a literary saga by Stephen King in which Javier Bardem ... Read more...

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Tagore anniversary: India, Bangladesh to have joint celebrations


May 5th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka/New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are to launch this week joint celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the globally revered poet who wrote ... Read more...

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Mexican film fest begins Monday in Hong Kong


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, May 1 (IANS/EFE) Director Mariana Chenillo's "Cinco dias sin Nora" and Gabriel Guzman's comedy "La nuera de Don Filemon" will open the Second Mexican Film Festival in Hong ... Read more...

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Indian-American filmmaker’s ‘Patang’ premiers in Tribeca


April 26th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 26 (IANS) New York based Indian-American filmmaker Prashant Bhargava is having the North American premiere of his new film "The Kite (Patang)" at the 2011 Tribeca Film ... Read more...

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‘I Am Kalam’ to open IFFLA 2011


March 31st, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Director Nila Madhab Panda's directorial debut "I Am Kalam" will open the ninth edition of Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) starting April 12.At the ... Read more...

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Government to form watchdog to monitor TV content


March 15th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The government will constitute a panel headed by a retired judge to regulate television content in India, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said ... Read more...

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Hollywood honours British film director Michael Winner


March 14th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 14 (ANI): British film director Michael Winner has received a tribute from the US film industry.American Cinematique, which has previously lauded filmmakers including Steven Spielberg and Billy Wilder, kick started ... Read more...

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Mumbai set to host first animation film fest


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) If you are a fan of animated characters, here is good news for you. The Enlighten Film Society is organising a film festival, starting Sunday, especially for animation ... Read more...

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Sundance Film Festival: A Look At Some Of The Canadian Features


January 20th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
by Jason Eisener of Dartmouth. This film is the debut feature of Eisener and has already sold out its first 4 midnight showings.The film starring Rutger Hauer revolves around a ... Read more...

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Kerala Film Critics’ Association Invites Entry For Best Feature Films


January 12th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
January 12, 2011 (Sampurn Wire): The Atlas-Film Critics’ Association awards is going to be held in the coming months, so the Kerala Film Critics' Association has asked for the entries. The awards ... Read more...

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2010 Year Of Monstrous Disappointments


December 31st, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Dece.The biggest  chartbuster of the year came from the the low profile Lalit Pandit whose Munni badnaam hui instantly joined the  ranks of  the ritiziest item songs in Bollywood, on a  ... Read more...

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