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Ketan Mehta finalises Nawazuddin for ‘Mountain Man’


August 17th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Director Ketan Mehta has chosen Nawazuddin Siddhiqui to act in his upcoming film "Mountain Man", a biopic on a Bihar-based labourer who did the herculean task ... Read more...

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Indian animation industry ready to take off: Ketan Mehta (Interview)


July 28th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Indian animation industry is on a growth trajectory given not just the talent pool and lower costs but also the treasure trove of ... Read more...

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Negotiating with Katrina for ‘Noor’: Ketan Mehta


July 26th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Ketan Mehta admits he is in talks with actress Katrina Kaif to play legendary World War II spy Noor Inayat Khan in his ambitious project ... Read more...

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Now, ‘Motu Patlu’ comic strip in animated TV series


June 15th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Evergreen comic strip "Motu Patlu", launched 42 years ago by Lotpot Comics, will now be adapted into an animated TV series titled "The Adventures of Motu ... Read more...

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First South Asian film fest concludes in Washington (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The first edition of annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) came to an end with the screening of Dev Anand's "Hum Dono", fully restored in ... Read more...

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Washington hosts first South Asian film festival


June 4th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The curtain came down on the first annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) with the screening of Dev Anand's "Hum Dono", fully restored in colour.Attended ... Read more...

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Boldness is a complicated issue: Nandana Sen


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Beautiful Nandana Sen shot bold scenes for "Rang Rasiya" unabashedly, but she feels boldness is treated with double standards in the industry.The daughter of Nobel laureate ... Read more...

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First South Asian film festival in Washington next month


May 8th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The three-day first Annual Washington DC South Asian Film Festival from June 1-3 will include a Shyam Bengal retrospective, acting and filmmaking workshops and short films ... Read more...

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Filmmakers line up biopics - with Bollywood twist (Feature)


April 30th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) The commercial success of "The Dirty Picture" gave new life to biopics. Bollywood has now lined up a slew of real people's real stories, though ... Read more...

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Art director Ashish Lakhia passes away


March 13th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Ashish Lakhia, one of the most talented art directors known for his work in "Mirch Masala" and "Maya Memsahib", has died.Ashish passed away in Ahmedabad Sunday ... Read more...

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Finally ‘Chittagong’ set for release


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) After being stuck for a while, "Chittagong" will finally see the light of the day courtesy Anurag Kashyap and Sunil Bohra. The director says ... Read more...

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‘Rang Rasiya’ is reaction against attack on creative freedom: Ketan Mehta


November 17th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) National award winning filmmaker Ketan Mehta Wednesday said that his film "Rang Rasiya" is a small token of response against the persecution of painter M.F. ... Read more...

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Like economy, Indian cinema should also be liberated: Ketan Mehta


November 16th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) National award winning filmmaker Ketan Mehta, whose "Rang Rasiya" courted controversy for its skin show, feels it's time for people to liberate their minds."You shouldn't be ... Read more...

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‘Rang Rasiya’ a crowd puller, Nandana overwhelmed at response


November 16th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress Nandana Sen is overwhelmed at the response that her film "Rang Rasiya" received at a special screening at the ongoing 17th Kolkata Film festival.The film ... Read more...

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SRK, Sharmila to inaugurate 17th Kolkata film fest


November 6th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and yesteryear's actress Sharmila Tagore will inaugurate the 17th Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) starting Nov 10, the organiser's said.Veteran actress Supriya ... Read more...

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In a man’s world, Shivi Kashyap aims to stand tall


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) There aren't too many women into music direction, but Shivi Kashyap, who comes from the small town of Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, is trying to break ... Read more...

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Jalota sings Sufi-club song for ‘Tere Mere Phere’


September 18th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Ghazal and bhajan singer Anup Jalota has tried something different for "Tere Mere Phere" - for the first time he has crooned a sufi-club song for ... Read more...

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‘Rang Rasiya’ release in November: Mehta (Movie Snippets)


September 15th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Ketan Mehta says his long-pending "Rang Rasiya" will hit the screens in Novemeber as he has found a distributor who is willing the release the ... Read more...

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‘Rang Rasiya’, ‘I Am Kalam’ at Chicago film fest


August 18th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Ketan Mehta's controversial film "Rang Rasiya" has been selected to open the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, which is starting Sep 30."Rang Rasiya" is the ... Read more...

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Washington’s Kennedy Center showcasing India’s top talent for 3-weeks


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), March 02 (ANI): Prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington DC is hosting three-week long "Maximum India" festival ending March 20, showcasing India focused events involving dance, music, theater, literature, film, exhibitions, ... Read more...

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Deepa Sahi’s Directorial Debut To Offer A Comic Look Of Marriage


January 11th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
. Sahi says that her film will give a light hearted look at the marriage.Deepa has already completed shooting for the movie and thinks that it will offer a comic look ... Read more...

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Rang Rasiya Fails To Get A Buyer!


October 19th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director Ketan Mehta is not finding any potential buyer for his movie 'Rang Rasiya', which is based on the life of painter Raja Ravi Verma. The film ... Read more...

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‘Ramayana’, ‘Aakrosh’ ‘Knock(ed) Out’ at box office


October 18th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Sanjay Dutt-Irrfan Khan starrer "Knock Out" and Ajay Devgn-Akshaye Khanna starrer "Aakrosh" that released Friday have failed to sizzle at the box office this Dusshera. Even ... Read more...

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Hindus express concern about “Ramayana-The Epic” film


October 16th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 16 (ANI): Hindus have expressed concern over Bollywood and Hollywood not staying true to the story and the spirit of Hindu scriptures when making movies about those.Renowned Hindu statesman ... Read more...

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‘Ramayana’ affirms stereotypes (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ** 1/2)


October 15th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Director: Chetan Desai, Voiceovers (Hindi Version): Manoj Bajpayee, Juhi Chawla, Ashutosh Rana, Rating: **1/2It is a story passed on for millennia. And through the ages, it has either shown ... Read more...

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Our Hindi is becoming worse by the day: Juhi Chawla


October 14th, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Juhi Chawla says Sita is not a talkative character in the forthcoming 3-D animated film "Ramayana - The Epic", but the actress at times had to ... Read more...

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3-D glasses not needed to watch Desai’s ‘Ramayana - The Epic’


October 8th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Sharma New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Director Chetan Desai says making 3-D animated film "Ramayana - The Epic" was a daunting task, but he is happy with the fact that viewers ... Read more...

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Shri Ram sports a 6 pack abdomen in Ramayan-The Epic


September 21st, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): As our silver screen heroes sport fit and chiseled physiques –another mythological character follows suit.Produced by Ketan Mehta and directed by Chetan Desai, Ramayan-The Epic tells ... Read more...

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Ramayana To Be Distributed By Warner Bros


September 15th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Hollywood studio Warner Bros Pictures India is going to distribute the animation movie Ramayana, which is the first full length feature of the epic.The animation movie ... Read more...

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Maya ties up with Warner Bros on Ramayana - the Epic


September 14th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Hollywood giant Warner Bros has picked up distribution rights of animated feature film Ramayana -The Epic, presented by the renowned filmmaker Ketan Mehta. Slated for release on ... Read more...

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Warner Bros to distribute ‘Ramayana - The Epic’


September 14th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Ketan Mehta's full length feature animation film "Ramayana - The Epic" will be distributed by Hollywood studio Warner Bros Pictures India. The movie, to be simultaneously released ... Read more...

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‘Ramayana - The Epic’ Indian animation comes of age


September 6th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): On this Dusshera, acclaimed filmmaker Ketan Mehta unleashes mythic storytelling and the expressive depth of computer animation in the form of "Ramayana ­ - The Epic' ... Read more...

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Ramayana - The Epic Indian animation comes of age


August 25th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): On this Dusshera, acclaimed filmmaker Ketan Mehta unleashes mythic storytelling and the expressive depth of 3 D computer animation in the form of "Ramayana ­ - ... Read more...

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Sudhir Mishra, Ketan Mehta felicitated by French government


July 16th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Bollywood directors Sudhir Mishra and Ketan Mehta have been felicitated by the French government for their contribution to Indian cinema. The duo were honoured at the Taj Mahal ... Read more...

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Ketan Mehta Visits Digital Academy The Film School


May 27th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): "Digital Academy – The Film School', Mumbai has got the privilege to have the renowned Filmmaker Ketan Mehta of Rang Rasiya, Mangal Pandey and Mirch Masala ... Read more...

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