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Anurag Basu plans English ‘Barfi!’


September 19th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) After treating Hindi-viewing audiences to "Barfi!", director Anurag Basu plans to cook up an English version of the movie for non-Hindi audiences. He says "Barfi!" is ... Read more...

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Indian American director’s thriller wins another US award


September 14th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) "9 Eleven", a Bollywood-style thriller by Indian American director Manan Singh Katohara, has won the Best Narrative Feature Award at the 2012 Third World Independent Film ... Read more...

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Bieber supports Gomez at Toronto film fest


September 10th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 10 (IANS) Teen sensation Justin Bieber was here to support his girlfriend Selena Gomez who is promoting two of her films at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival.Gomez ... Read more...

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All ‘fine’ between Stewart, Pattinson


September 10th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 10 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart has dismissed rumours that there is tension between her and Robert Pattinson following their split.Speaking at the premiere of her new film ... Read more...

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Venice film fest: Hoffman, Yaron win best actor, actress


September 9th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Venice, Sep 9 (IANS) Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Coppa Volpi award for best actor for his role in the film "The Master" while Israeli actress Hadas Yaron won the ... Read more...

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Venice film fest: Kim Ki-duk’s ‘Pieta’ scoops Golden Lion


September 9th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Venice, Sep 9 (IANS) South Korean film "Pieta" directed by Kim Ki-duk won the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival, Xinhua reported."Pieta," starring Cho ... Read more...

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Bhandarkar on jury of Cairo film fest


September 6th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Acclaimed Indian director Madhur Bhandarkar has been invited at the 35th Cairo International Film Festival, starting Nov 27, to judge a segment.Bhandarkar has been chosen ... Read more...

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Punjabi film festival on anvil


September 6th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 6 (IANS) With Punjabi films again attracting audiences in theatres and more films being made in recent years, the Punjab government Thursday announced that it will organise ... Read more...

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‘Barfi!’ selected for Busan fest (Movie Snippets)( With Image)


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Director Anurag Basu's forthcoming film "Barfi!" has been selected for the 17th edition of Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).Co-produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy ... Read more...

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Trying innovative ideas full of struggle: Shirish (Movie Snippets)


August 29th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) After making a musical "Jaan-E-Mann", Shirish Kunder has tried to be different with fantasy adventure drama "Joker" and the filmmaker hopes it helps him explore ... Read more...

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Indian American director’s thriller wins two US awards


August 28th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) "9 Eleven", a Bollywood-style thriller by Indian American director Manan Singh Katohara, has won the Best Feature and Best Director awards at the 2012 World Music ... Read more...

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Independent films can help tackle issues: Dhulia


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is riding high on the success of "Paan Singh Tomar", feels independent filmmaking can help tackle socially relevant issues in a ... Read more...

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Capital to host its first ‘Delhi International Film Festival’


August 21st, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After getting the glimpse of Arab and Asian cinema at the Osian's Cinefan Film Festival, get set for first ever Delhi International Film Festival ... 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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Stewart wants to avoid break-up-related queries


August 19th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart is not comfortable talking about her much-talked about fling with director Rupert Sanders.Stewart had an affair with her "Snow White And The ... Read more...

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Russia bans award-winning film over ‘porn’


August 19th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Serbian arthouse movie that swept a prestigious European festival this year was banned from screening in Russia, prompting allegations of censorship.The film, "Clip", was ... Read more...

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Kristen Stewart ready to face camera post split


August 18th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart will make her first official appearance since her cheating scandal at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada next month.The 22-year-old has been ... Read more...

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Stewart cancels MTV awards show appearance


August 17th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart has pulled out of the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, which she was due to host with her ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson.The award ... Read more...

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Regional cinema doesn’t get media attention: Award-winning Punjabi director (With Images)


August 11th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) His realistic take on farmers in "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" has done the global festival circuit and even won three National Awards. But Punjabi ... Read more...

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New scripts reflect our world: Hansal Mehta


August 10th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Trends and formulas are here to stay, but nowadays filmmakers are pciking stories from around them and briginging it to big screen in a fascinating ... Read more...

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NFDC dedicates ‘Anhey Ghorey…’ to Mani Kaul


August 9th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has decided to dedicate National award-winning Punjabi film "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" to late filmmaker Mani Kaul, who was ... Read more...

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‘Gangs of Wasseypur 2′ promises high octane thrills (IANS Preview)


August 7th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Crime thriller "Gangs of Wasseypur" (GOW), based on real life story, wowed the audiences despite a high dose of gore and violence. Now part part ... Read more...

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‘Peddlers’ heads to Toronto film fest


August 1st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) After the 65th Cannes International Film Festival, debut director Vasan Bala's "Peddlers" is now set for screening at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) ... Read more...

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Sridevi to flaunt Sabyasachi sari at Toronto fest


July 30th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Sridevi's Bollywood comeback "English Vinglish" will be premiered at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the actress has decided to wear a sari, ... Read more...

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Indian American director’s thriller gets 8 festival nominations


July 27th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) "9 Eleven", a Bollywood-style thriller by an Indian American director, has been nominated for a record eight awards at the 2012 World Music & Independent Film ... Read more...

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Kareena shows different shades of Bollywood ‘heroine’ (With Images)


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A picture is worth a thousand words and the first look of Madhur Bhandarkar's "Heroine", with Kareena Kapoor lying upside down, wearing a ... Read more...

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‘Delhi ought to have its own film setup’ (With Images)


July 20th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Director Hemant Gaba, who shot his internationally acclaimed "Shuttlecock Boys" here, feels that with increasing numbers of Delhiites entering the film line, it is high ... Read more...

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Why can’t Imtiaz make a children’s movie?


July 19th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) "I am not so clean internally that I could attempt a children's film," says writer-director Imtiaz Ali."I can't dare to do it right now because to ... Read more...

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Watch out for mixed bag of movies this week (IANS Preview)


July 16th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Last week audiences were served with young romantic drama "Cocktail", this Friday comedies "Challo Driver" and "I M 24" and children's films "Gattu" and ... Read more...

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‘Heroine’ gets A-certificate (Movie Snippets)


July 14th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Madhur Bhandarkar's ambitious project "Heroine" has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with an A-certificate. The filmmaker isn't surprised."As expected ... Read more...

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Freida Pinto takes New York by storm (With Image)


July 14th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 14 (IANS) Indian actor Freida Pinto took New York City by storm with a glamorous red carpet premiere of her new film "Trishna" which released Friday at ... Read more...

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‘Gangs Of Wasseypur - Part II’ to release Aug 8 (With Image) (Lead, correcting para 7)


July 5th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) The mystery surrounding the release of the second part of gritty thriller "Gangs Of Wasseypur" has been revealed -- the movie will hit screens Aug 8, ... Read more...

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‘Gangs Of Wasseypur - Part II’ to release Aug 8 (With Image)


July 5th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) The mystery surrounding the release of the second part of gritty thriller "Gangs Of Wasseypur" has been revealed -- the movie will hit screens Aug 8, ... Read more...

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‘Spider-Man’ creator plans Chinese superhero


June 19th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Stan Lee, the 89-year-old creator of "Spider-Man", "The Hulk", "X-Men" and "Iron Man", is now creating a Chinese superhero called "The Annihilator" in cooperation with Chinese ... Read more...

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I’m Hindi actress, not Bollywood: Richa Chadda


June 18th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) She is fairly new to the industry but Richa Chadda, who was seen in "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye", takes objection to the word Bollywood and says ... Read more...

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