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‘English Vinglish’ soundtrack simple, sober (IANS Music Review)


September 21st, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Film: "English Vinglish"; Music Director: Amit Trivedi; Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire; Singers: Shilpa Rao, Amit Trivedi, Clinton Cerejo, Swanand Kirkire, Bianca Gomes, Sunidhi Chauhan, Natalia Di, Luccio and Neelambari Kirkire; Rating: ***1/2Evergreen ... Read more...

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I am recreating the traditional storytelling art: Neelesh Misra (Interview)


September 18th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Journalist, scriptwriter and lyricist Neelesh Misra dons many hats. And now as a radio jockey, he hopes to revive the traditional storytelling culture, which he ... Read more...

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Gulzar to present ‘Kya Dilli Kya Lahore’


September 14th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Eminent lyricist and director Gulzar, who was working on "Kya Dilli Kya Lahore" as a mentor, has now officially lent his name to the project. ... Read more...

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Salim-Suleiman, Ismail to compose for Ghai’s next


September 10th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) His last musical extravaganza "Yuvvraaj" failed to click at the box office, so Subhash Ghai is leaving no stone unturned to make his next directorial ... Read more...

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‘Neethaane En Ponvasantham’ perfect rendition of melody, trance (Tamil Film Music Review)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Neethaane En Ponvasantham"; Music Director: Ilayaraja; Lyricist: Na Muthukumar; Singers: Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik, Sunidhi Chauhan, Ramya NSK, Ilayaraja, Suraj Jagan and Bela Shende; Rating: ****"Neethaane En Ponvasantham" is ... Read more...

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Character actors are pillars of films: Anupam Kher


August 28th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher believes that character artists are the real pillars of any film."I think those whom we term as character actors in India, are ... Read more...

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IPTA pays tribute to Hangal


August 27th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Bollywood biggies were absent at veteran actor A.K. Hangal's cremation here, but Javed Akhtar and Anupam Kher were among those who turned up at a ... Read more...

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‘Ek Tha Tiger’ promises full on entertainment (IANS Preview)


August 13th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Wait is over for all Salman Khan fans as the star is coming to cinema halls Wednesday with "Ek Tha Tiger" to celebrate Independence ... Read more...

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Good Dad not here to hear today’s songs: Kishoreda’s son


August 4th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Had Kishore Kumar been alive today, he would have felt pity for the current breed of songs, the legend's son Amit Kumar said Saturday on the ... Read more...

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I’m never satisfied with my work: Imtiaz Ali


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Director Imtiaz Ali has made commercially successful films like "Jab We Met" and "Rockstar", but says he isn't satisfied with his body of work."I ... Read more...

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Get a taste of romance, action with ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


July 28th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Ek Tha Tiger"; Music Director: Sohail Sen, Sajid-Wajid, Julius Packiam; Lyricist: Kausar Munir-Neelesh Misra, Anvitta Dutta; Singers: Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal, KK, Palak Muchhal, Sukhwinder Singh, Mohit Chuahan, Taraannum Malik; ... Read more...

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Folk gets a new high in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2′ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


July 21st, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2"; Music Director: Sneha Khanwalkar; Lyricist: Varun Grover; Singers: Durga, Sneha Khanwalkar, Rasika D Rani (Trinidad), Kids of Musahar Village, Padmashree Sharda Sinha, Piyush Mishra, ... Read more...

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Varied musical genres in sensual ‘Jism 2′ (IANS Music Review)


July 14th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Jism 2"; Music Directors: Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Mithoon, Rushk, Abdul Baasith Saeed.; Lyricist: Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Munish Makhija, Rushk, Mithoon, Unoosha, Abdul Baasith Saeed; Singers: KK, Ali Azmat,Sonu Kakkar, Rushk, ... Read more...

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Songs are becoming like jingles: Prasoon Joshi (Interview)


July 12th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Songs are becoming more like advertising jingles, says ad-man and lyricist Prasoon Joshi who feels that he is dealing with a "very distracted generation" ... Read more...

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Literature renders with style on stage (Theatre Review)


June 24th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Short stories render themselves to stage with equal panache as on screen - they strike an easy note in their dramatised avatars with dialogues between ... Read more...

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‘Bol Bachchan’ music fails to hold interest (IANS Music Review)


June 23rd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Bol Bachchan"; Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya, Ajay-Atul; Lyricist: Farhad-Sajid, Shabbir Ahmed, Swanand Kirkire, Sameer Anjaan; Singers: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Himesh Reshammiya, Mamta Sharma, Vineet Singh, Sukhwinder ... Read more...

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Theatre re-invented to celebrate Gulzar’s legacy (With Images)


June 20th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Theatre is continuously trying to re-invent itself, especially at a time when performances and live mediums are becoming rare and scarce, says noted writer-poet, lyricist ... Read more...

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‘Ek Tha…’ trailer to come out on June 29 (Movie Snippets)


June 17th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The theatrical trailer of Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer "Ek Tha Tiger" will be released June 29."Finally finished editing the theatrical trailer of 'Ek Tha Tiger'. ... Read more...

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Prasoon Joshi pins hope on kids for better environment


June 6th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Writer-lyricist Prasoon Joshi feels that children can make a huge difference when it comes to saving the environment."The grown-ups are not going to listen, they don't ... Read more...

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Why should Aamir apologise, asks Javed Akhtar


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded an apology from actor Aamir Khan for sending a "wrong message" about the medical community in his programme ... Read more...

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Prasoon Joshi’s ‘Uff’ tribute to Shammi Kapoor


May 27th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Lyricist Prasoon Joshi has penned a song titled "Jab se mere dil ko uff" for the forthcoming film "Tere Meri Kahaani" and says that the ... Read more...

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Prasoon Joshi writes anthem for Indian cinema centenary


May 26th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) With Indian cinema celebrating its glorious 100 years, Bollywood seems to be charged up for the event. Renowned lyricist Prasoon Joshi has written a centenary ... Read more...

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Nothing extraordinary about ‘Rakhtbeej’ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Rakhtbeej"; Music Director: Satish-Ajay; Lyricist: Ravi Mantwal, Satish Tripathi; Singers: Mamta Sharma, Ajay Jaiswal, Vinod Rathod, Aishwarya Nigam, Nidhi Prabha, Abhijeet Sawant, Deepak Giri, Chandana Baruah and Shaan, Rating: ... Read more...

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SRK’s punishment too harsh: Javed Akhtar


May 20th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Renowned lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar says that the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA)'s decision to ban Shah Rukh Khan from the Wankhede Stadium for ... Read more...

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Quality of music getting poor: Anand-Milind


May 19th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Veteran composer duo Anand-Milind, who have made a comeback after six years with the music of the movie "Yeh Khula Aasmaan", feel the quality ... Read more...

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Tusshar’s daring baring act (Movie Snippets)


May 17th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Actress Neha Sharma says it will be unusual to see her co-star Tusshar Kapoor wearing swimming trunks and coming out of the sea like a beach ... Read more...

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Vishal-Shekhar mesmerise with ‘Shanghai’ songs (IANS music review)


May 16th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shanghai"; Music Director: Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravijani; Lyricist: Dibakar Banerjee, Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt Guptan, Neelesh Misra, Kumaar; Singers: Shekhar Ravijani, Vishal Dadlani, Arun Ingle, Mandar Apte, Dibakar, ... Read more...

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Javed Akhtar hails young filmmakers, keen to watch ‘Vicky Donor’


May 15th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The young filmmakers are doing an excellent job, says writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, who has been associated with the industry for more than 40 years. However, ... Read more...

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Gulzar mentors producer of an anti-war movie


May 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Veteran lyricist Gulzar is mentoring "Bhindi Baazaar" producer Karan Arora for his new film "Kya Dilli Kya Lahore", which talks about a unique bond between ... Read more...

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Scarcity of songs spells doom for ‘Yeh Khula Aasmaan’ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


May 10th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Yeh Khula Aasmaan"; Music Director: Anand-Milind; Lyricist: Ravi Chopra; Singers: Kunal Ganjawalla, Gayatri Ganjawalla, Soham Chakraborty, Suresh Wadekar, Swapnil Bandodkar, Raghubir Yadav and Amey Date; Rating: ** 1/2There are times ... Read more...

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Aamir, Prasoon Joshi making 50 shorts on malnutrition


May 7th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan and lyricist Prasoon Joshi are quite a team by now. They are working on their pet project on social awareness - ... Read more...

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Be choosy with the soundtrack of ‘Dangerous Ishhq’ (IANS Music Review)


April 28th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Film: 'Dangerous Ishhq'; Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya; Lyricist: Sameer Anjaan and Shabbir Ahmed; Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Tulsi Kumar, Himesh Reshammiya, Anweshaa, Amrita Kak, Shreya Ghoshal, Shahab Sabri; Rating: ***Himesh ... Read more...

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‘Nikita’ lawsuit meritless: Elton John


April 28th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 28 (IANS) The representatives of singer Elton John have rubbished allegations that he has stolen the lyrics for his song "Nikita", insisting the lawsuit is completely meritless.Guy ... Read more...

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Rekha’s Rajya Sabha nomination no ordinary achievement: Mahesh Bhatt


April 27th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is glad that Rekha's nomination to Rajya Sabha has been approved by President Pratibha Patil and says that the veteran actress has ... Read more...

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Indian film industry has withstood Hollywood storm: Javed Akhtar


April 25th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, who has been part of the Indian film industry for more than four decades, says so far only Bollywood has not suffered at ... Read more...

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