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Gurinder Chadha wants Saif to play Nehru in her next


June 20th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Britain-based Indian filmmaker Gurinder Chadha sports a new look and is ready to wear the director's hat again. She'll soon begin filming a movie on ... Read more...

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Veteran director K.S.R. Doss dead


June 9th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) Well-known south Indian filmmaker-editor K.S.R. Doss, credited with successful movies in all southern languages, died in Chennai Friday evening. He was 75.He died at the ... Read more...

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‘Khushiyaan’ selected for Punjabi film fest in Toronto


May 17th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 17 (IANS) US-based Indian filmmaker Tirlok Malik is delighted after his Punjabi film "Khushiyaan" was selected for a screening at the first Punjabi International Film Festival (PIFF), starting ... Read more...

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Indian’s movie on Bollywood makes it to Cannes


April 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cannes, April 19 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia's movie "Miss Lovely" has been selected to represent India in the non-competitive section of the 65th Cannes Film Festival. However, no ... Read more...

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Sundance Institute comes to India: boost for scriptwriting


March 11th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Creative filmmaking in India got a big shot in the arm as the Holy Grail of the global independent cinema movement - Sundance Institute - has ... Read more...

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Ratnam’s ‘Raavanan’ part of Austrian Film Museum


March 1st, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, March 1 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Mani Ratnam's "Raavanan" is now part of the permanent collection at the Austrian Film Museum, which has so far only 15 Indian films ... Read more...

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Indian film ‘Gattu’ wins special mention at 62nd Berlinale


February 19th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Rajan Khosa's "Gattu" has won a special mention at the 62nd Berlinale for capturing the ironies, the complexities and the vitality of India.At ... Read more...

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Rushdie was lied to, but I won’t face trouble: Deepa Mehta (Interview)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, who is making a film on Salman Rushdie's bestseller "Midnight's Children", says the author was lied to and discouraged from attending ... Read more...

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‘DAM 999′ out, ‘Hugo’ leads Oscar nomination pack (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" leads this year's Oscar nomination pack with 11 nods and "The Artist" is close behind with 10 nominations, while India's only ... Read more...

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IFFI director refutes reports on Iranian jury member quitting panel


November 29th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) International Film Festival Of India (IFFI) director Shankar Mohan Tuesday denied reports that Iranian female director Tahmineh Milani, a member of the international jury, had refused ... Read more...

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Six Indian Americans named 2012 Rhodes scholars


November 26th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) Six Indian American university students have been chosen the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2012 out of a pool of 830 candidates who had been ... Read more...

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‘Hollywood business-oriented, doesn’t care for art’


November 14th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Hollywood doesn't treat low budget movies as works of art because it is more interested in generating business, says Hungarian filmmaker Endre Hules adding that ... Read more...

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Filmmaker Jagmohan Mundhra dies of cardiac arrest


September 4th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Hollywood-based Indian filmmaker Jagmohan Mundhra, who made films like "Bawandar" and "Provoked", died of cardiac arrest Sunday, a doctor said. He was 62. His last rites were ... Read more...

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Jagmohan hosted people from India in LA: Shekhar Kapur


September 4th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur remembers Jagmohan Mundhra, who died Sunday of cardiac arrest, as a good host and says that the late filmmaker looked ... Read more...

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Indian filmmaker ruffles feathers in Nepal


August 18th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) An Indian filmmaker, who followed the trail of migrant Nepali labourers from poverty-racked farwestern Nepal to India's glamour and business capital Mumbai and their return home ... Read more...

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Tareque Masud: face of Bangladesh’s alternate cinema (Obituary)


August 15th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tareque Masud, Cannes award-winning independent filmmaker from Bangladesh, who inspired a whole generation of filmmakers in his country to dare to dream of making independent cinema, will not be there ... Read more...

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Shanker Raman, Alka Raghuram win Grant Open Doors award at Locarno


August 9th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Locarno (Switzerland), Aug 9 (IANS) Mumbai-based Shanker Raman and San Francisco-based Alka Raghuram were Tuesday night named the winners of the Grant Open Doors prize at the award ceremony at ... Read more...

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‘With ‘Pyaasa’ West discovered auteur work in Bollywood’


August 7th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Locarno (Switzerland), Aug 7 (IANS) French film critic Jean-Michel Frodon introduced Indian filmmaker Guru Dutt's 1957 classic "Pyaasa" to the audience at the 64th Locarno International Film Festival as a ... Read more...

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Locarno-Open Doors to highlight Indian films


July 18th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Locarno, July 18 (IANS) The 64th Locarno Film Festival puts the spotlight on India this year and an interesting bouquet of films including Raj Kapoor's "Aag", Shyam Benegal's "Manthan" and ... Read more...

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Manhattan short film fest comes to Mumbai again


July 9th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) For the second time in a row, the Manhattan Short Film Festival (MSFF) will take place here Sep 25-Oct 2 and woo movie buffs with futuristic ... Read more...

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Terror on celluloid: Documentaries, movies tracking Osama


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Al Quaida leader Osama bin Laden, world's biggest terrorist who was killed Monday by the US Army, spawned quite a few documentaries and some movies ... Read more...

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Animation filmmaker Gitanjali Rao on Cannes’ Kodak Award Jury


April 30th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Life has come a full and happy circle for Indian filmmaker Gitanjali Rao. While her animation short film "The Printed Rainbow" had won the Kodak Discovery ... Read more...

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‘Shaitan’ aggressive, violent promo out


April 29th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The risque and violent promo of Anurag Kashyap's next production venture "Shaitan" is out and has raised quite a few eyebrows.Shot with novel angles, the ... Read more...

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Bollywood feature film to be screened at Cannes


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Apr 23 (ANI): A Bollywood feature film showcasing India's unique film culture will be screened at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, its organizers have said.Bollywood is set to share the ... Read more...

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Shekhar Kapur praises VFX in SRK’s ‘Ra.One’ trailer


March 25th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Internationally known Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is impressed with the first look of Shah Rukh Khan's next home production, sci-fi superhero film "Ra.One". He ... Read more...

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Shekhar Kapur denies turning down Cruz’s offer


March 6th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who made his mark in Hollywood with "Elizabeth", is surprised at the reports claiming that he refused to helm Spanish actress ... Read more...

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I’m not doing ‘Midnight’s Children’: Nandita Das


February 24th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Nandita Das has opted out of old friend Deepa Mehta's "Midnight's Children" because she feels it would difficult for her to cope up with ... Read more...

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After Goutam Ghose, Benegal to wow audiences in Nepal


February 9th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 9 (IANS) Close on the heels of acclaimed Indian film director Goutam Ghose wowing Nepal with a mini film festival that screened three of his films in Kathmandu this ... Read more...

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Gurinder Chadha teams up with Rahman for animated film


January 13th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 13 (IANS) Britain-based Indian filmmaker Gurinder Chadha will now make a Bollywood-style animated musical about monkeys and has roped in Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman to score music ... Read more...

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Jaipur lad brewing a Bollywood-spiced Hollywood comedy


December 19th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Taking a leaf out of Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle's book, a young Indian filmmaker in the US has set out to make a ... Read more...

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Mira Nair making Broadway musical of ‘Monsoon Wedding’


November 30th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair says she is working on a Broadway musical adaptation of her much-acclaimed movie "Monsoon Wedding"."I am also doing a Broadway musical adaptation ... Read more...

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Ranbir, not Shahid in fray for role in Mira Nair’s next


November 30th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair says she in talks with Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor for the role of Changez in her film "The Reluctant Fundamentalist"."I am in ... Read more...

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Bulgari to present best children’s feature film award at APSA


November 10th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Gold Coast (Australia), Nov 10 (IANS) High-end international jewellery brand Bulgari will honour the best children's feature film at the 4th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) to be held in Australia ... Read more...

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Zoya Akhtar urged to drop bull run scenes from her film


November 1st, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Zoya Akhtar has been asked to remove scenes capturing Spain's famous running of the bulls from her upcoming film "Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara".Spanish-American actress Charo ... Read more...

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‘Rakht Charitra’ Runs Into Trouble Over Portrayal Of N.T.R’s Character


October 25th, 2010 - 1:59 am ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The much awaited controversial film of Indian filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma named 'Rakht Charitra' has hit the theaters and it has managed to hog the headlines ... Read more...

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