filmmaking

Sippy to direct thriller, excited to explore unknown genre


August 31st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Ramesh Sippy has believed in taking risks ever since the release of his first directorial venture "Andaz". Now, when he returns to direction after 17 ... Read more...

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Jackie Shroff confident about son’s debut (Movie Snippets)


August 30th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Actor Jackie Shroff is confident that producer Sajid Nadiadwala will leave no stone unturned to launch his son Tiger in a successful manner."Sajid Nandiadwala ... Read more...

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India to soon get a film commission (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Inddia will soon get a film commission offering single window clearances to filmmakers to shoot in this country, Nirupama Kotru, director (Films) in the information ... Read more...

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India to get its film commission soon


August 1st, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The country will soon have a film commission offering a single window clearances to filmmakers to shoot in India, Nirupama Kotru, director, Information and Broadcasting ... 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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The perks of being Sanjay Bhansali’s sister


June 28th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) That she is filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's sister has made her journey into showbiz trouble free, admits editor-turned-director Bela Sehgal whose first venture "Shirin Farhad ... Read more...

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Not thrills in ‘Nagavalli’, avoid it! (Kannada Movie Review)


June 24th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Nagavalli"; Cast: Venu, Madhu Shalini, Sanketh Kashi, Daksha, Bank Janardhan, Biraadar and others; Producers: Keshava-Narasimha; Writer-Director: Kumar; Camera: Parthibhan; Music Directors: Sadhu Kokila-Layendra; Rating: *"Nagavalli" is directed by Kumar, who ... Read more...

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Potboilers’ successful run has continued: Sanjay Leela Bhansali


June 11th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) His kind of cinema is different -- but Sanjay Leela Bhansali, known for films like "Devdas", "Black" and "Guzaarish", broke new ground by producing a ... Read more...

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Nawazuddin gets late recognition, says it’s never too late


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) He has been consistently delivering powerful performances in small roles on the big screen, but Nawazuddin Siddiqui didn't get recognition till his two films were screened ... Read more...

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‘Kahaani’ to be remade in Tamil, Telugu


May 16th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Vidya Balan-starrer "Kahaani" is set to be remade in Tamil and Telugu. The TV production company Endemol India, now set to foray into movie making ... Read more...

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Lily Collins wants to write, direct


March 29th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Actress Lily Collins is fascinated by filmmaking and would love to write a screenplay and direct a movie."I would love to write. I started writing a ... Read more...

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UTV strikes Rs.150-crore satellite deals


March 19th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) UTV Motion Pictures, one of the prestigious filmmaking studios, has sold satellite deals worth almost Rs.150 crore for their current releases and upcoming slate of movies."At ... Read more...

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Need marketing, instant impact for success: Saif Ali Khan (Interview)


March 15th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) From a game to a graphic book to a 12-city tour, Saif Ali Khan is using every possible marketing tool to promote his newest ... Read more...

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McGregor hates comic book movies


March 10th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS) Actor Ewan McGregor is shocked after seeing at the number of comic book movies dominating the big screen and says he is always interested in ... Read more...

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‘London Paris New York’ about love between strangers (IANS Preview)


February 29th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) After two successful films, Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar is back in action with his new romantic movie "London Paris New York" with actress Aditi Rao ... Read more...

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Kashyap launches short film contest


February 1st, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Ahead of the India release of the Oscar nominated silent French film "The Artist", filmmaker Anurag Kashyap along with Tanweer Films has launched a nationwide online ... Read more...

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‘New directors, social media creating fresh Pakistani cinema’


February 1st, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar says Pakistani cinema is going through a bad patch for want of good stories but feels that with the entry of ... Read more...

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Awards important, but Ranbir prefers filmmaking


January 18th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor, who recently bagged a Screen award for the best actor for a powerful performance in "Rockstar", says winning honours is important, but the ... Read more...

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I have to learn a lot about filmmaking: Madonna


January 11th, 2012 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna, who donned the directors hat with "W.E.", admits she needs to understand and learn a lot about filmmaking.The singer-turned-director faced criticism about ... Read more...

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I wish I had made ‘RA.One’ better: SRK


January 10th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who says marketing has become an indispensable part of filmmaking because of the rising ticket prices, used the best ... Read more...

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B-Town showers love, birthday blessings on Farhan


January 9th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Friends and family of actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who had a successful 2011 thanks to "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" and "Don 2: The King Is ... Read more...

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I benefit from new filmmakers: Rajeev Khandelwal


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Thespians are usually sceptical about working with fresh directors, but talented actor Rajeev Khandelwal has no such hang-ups. He feels he benefits from the ... Read more...

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A movie needs time to grow: Farhan Akhtar (Interview)


December 8th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The 'opening weekend collection' mindset is an unfair attitude since a film needs time to grow on the audiences, says filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar, ... Read more...

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In Kerala, they boo the film and make it a hit


November 24th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvanathapuram, Nov 24 (IANS) "Krishnanum Radhayum" is a badly made film, critics have panned it and aduiences are angry. But despite all that it is running houseful here. Guess ... 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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Film promotion is a necessity now: Govinda


November 7th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Bollywood's gag bag Govinda, who is playing his second innings in Bollywood after a not so successful stint in politics, candidly admits that some ... Read more...

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I don’t feel older, wiser: SRK


November 2nd, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who turned 46 Wednesday, says he neither feels older nor wiser. For the actor, who is riding high on the ... Read more...

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‘Kaanchaana’ a debut gone awry (Kannada Movie Review)


October 30th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Kaanchaana"; Cast: Diganth, Raagini, Kran Sreenivas, Rangayana Raghu, Tabla Naani, and Mithra; Director: Sai Ganesh; Producer: Srinath Reddy; Camera: Sundaranatha Suvarna; Music Composer: Rishikesh Hari; Rating: Half a starEngineer-turned-director ... Read more...

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African, South American films at kids fest


October 21st, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Films from Africa and South America will be screened at the 17th International Children's Film Festival to be held Nov 14-20 in Hyderabad."We received 741 ... Read more...

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No plans of selling ‘Angaar’ remake rights: Director


October 20th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Missing from Bollywood action for nearly 10 years, filmmaker Shashilal Nair, who last made the rather dubious "Ek Chotisi Love Story" in 2002 before he ... Read more...

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Sagar Ballary lashes at critics, they react strongly


October 19th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Director Sagar Ballary has openly attacked film critics after the unflattering reviews of his latest venture "Hum Tum Aur Shabana". Some of the reviewers reacted strongly ... Read more...

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To get actors, composers, Onir eyes social media


October 18th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Onir, known to bring taboo subjects like homosexuality into the mainstream, says his next film "Shab" will tell the love story of a gigolo and ... Read more...

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‘Rascals’ debacle: Sanjay Dutt tells David Dhawan to chill


October 17th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) In this entertainment industry of bestial self-interest you would think a demoniacal debacle like "Rascals" would put an end to the 'dosti' (friendship) between its ... Read more...

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I stay away from formulas: Nagesh Kukunoor (Interview)


October 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor believes in "reinventing" and "rethinking". He says he tries to stay away from formulas and has just made his first love ... Read more...

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Observing dad on sets helped: Rohit Dhawan


September 27th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Rohit Dhawan says his filmmaker father David Dhawan never taught him nuances of filmmaking, and he learnt the art by observing him on the sets."Watching ... Read more...

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