regional cinema

It’s now Slovenia calling Bollywood! (With Images)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Swiss Alps, the Scottish Highlands, British castles and Spanish beaches - these breathtaking European destinations have for long fascinated Indian filmmakers. Enter Slovenia, a ... 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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‘Supermen of Malegaon’ - poignant, hilarious ode to filmmaking (IANS Movie Review)


June 29th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Supermen of Malegaon"; Cast: Sheikh Nasir, Akram Khan, Shafique and Farogh Jafri; Director: Faiza Ahmad Khan; Rating: 4.5/5There is global cinema and national cinema. In a country like India, ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari gives away 59th National Film Awards


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Talents from India's $2-billion Indian movie industry received from Vice President Hamid Ansari the 59th National Film Awards across various categories here Thursday. Veteran ... Read more...

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‘The Forlorn’ opens Manipur’s first International film fest


April 15th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, April 15 (IANS) "The Forlorn", a psychological thriller directed by Saptaswa Basu opened the first Imphal International Film Festival at the Rupmahal Theatre in Manipur capital Sunday. The festival ... Read more...

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Regional cinema coming at par with Bollywood: Pramod Joshi


April 4th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Marathi filmmaker Pramod Joshi, who is looking forward to the release of his first Hindi film "Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein", feels that regional cinema ... Read more...

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Raza Murad to play Shah Jahan in ‘Veer Shivaji’ (TV Snippets)


April 4th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Veteran actor Raza Murad, known for playing negative roles in films, will be seen as Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the TV show "Veer Shivaji". ... Read more...

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‘Regional cinema, regional parties rule India’


March 21st, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) "Office Office" fame actor Sanjay Mishra draws a parallel between regional movies and regional political parties, saying both are doing well in their respective ... Read more...

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Conclave to develop cinema in east India


December 15th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) In a bid to promote and boost the entertainment industry in eastern India, FICCI Frames -- a media and entertainment business conclave -- was held ... Read more...

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‘Kolaveri di’ success shows regional cinema’s mass appeal


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) South Indian superstar Suriya Saturday said regional cinema had potential for success across the country, in the same manner in which 'Tanglish' song 'Why this Kolaveri ... Read more...

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Regional cinema should get prime slots at IFFI: Kannada filmmaker


November 30th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Renowned Kannada filmmaker P. Sheshadri Wednesday lambasted the organisers of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) for giving step- motherly treatment to regional filmmakers ... Read more...

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Film Mart launched at Kolkata fest to lure bigger market


November 11th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) A Film Mart was inaugurated Friday at the 17th Kolkata Film Festival in an endeavour to create a platform for the Bengali film industry to showcase ... Read more...

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Making Indian cinema big in global market


October 16th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) The overseas market for Indian films is growing and will rise by about 20 percent in the next few years, say film industrialists from India ... Read more...

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Regional over Bollywood at 58th National Film Awards


September 9th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Bollywood remained low-key as southern movies took away the lion's share of awards at the 58th National Film Awards ceremony, where singers like Rekha ... Read more...

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Awards for regional films an encouraging trend: President


September 9th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, who gave away the 58th National Film Awards in the capital Friday, said it was an "encouraging trend" that regional films ... Read more...

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J.P. Dutta lashes out at National Awards’ critics


May 23rd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The almost-complete exclusion of Bollywood from the National Awards and the selection of "Dabangg" as a "wholesome entertainer" has miffed some Bollywood denizens but jury head ... Read more...

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Rishi Kapoor, Arbaaz on cloud nine after national award


May 20th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Rishi Kapoor and Arbaaz Khan expressed their happiness in various ways after their films "Do Dooni Chaar" and "Dabangg" were named for national awards.Arbaaz's debut production ... Read more...

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Regional film festivals promote spirit of national integration: Ambika Soni


April 15th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 15(ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Friday said that the endeavour of the Directorate of Film Festival in promoting non-mainstream, regional cinema, and in taking ... Read more...

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High time to digitise Indian film industry: Kamal Haasan


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Highly impressed by James Murdoch's insight on the Indian media scenario, southern superstar Kamal Haasan says that the $2 billion Indian film industry should understand its ... Read more...

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Lyricists on song: Bollywood’s unsung wordsmiths (First of a series by IANS on Bollywood’s behind-the-scenes people)


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) "Mera gora ang lai le", "Aap ki aankhon mein", "Dil toh bachcha hai ji"...these songs penned by Gulzar are remembered as much for their beautiful words ... Read more...

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India’s ‘Inshallah, Football’ bags Dubai Film Fest award


December 20th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 20 (IANS) The 7th Dubai International Film Festival wrapped up with a glittering ceremony honouring the best of world and regional cinema, with Indian documentary "Inshallah, Football" ... Read more...

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Big budgets have driven experimentation out of Hindi cinema: Palekar


November 28th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) Noted actor-director Amol Palekar feels big budgets have driven sensitivity and experimentation from mainstream Hindi cinema.Addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the 41st International Film ... Read more...

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‘Marathi viewers disenchanted by Bollywood’


November 25th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) Audiences in Maharashtra are gradually turning to regional films as the hype generated by Bollywood rarely translates into good cinema, Marathi filmmaker Girish Kulkarni said Thursday."Bollywood raises expectations ... Read more...

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Filmgoers have stopped taking cinema seriously: Adoor Gopalakrishnan (Lead, Interview)


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan is unhappy with Indian 'masala' movies and the way regional cinema is treated. And he doesn't spare film-goers too."Ideas for ... Read more...

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National Award is a godsend for AB Corp: Amitabh Bachchan (Interview)


September 18th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan says four National Film Awards for "Paa", including the best actor honour for him, are a morale booster for his company AB ... Read more...

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I don’t want to lose grip on Tollywood: Rituparna Sengupta (Interview)


August 24th, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Bengali film superstar Rituparna Sengupta says she has worked hard to reach where she is and does not want to lose her position in the ... Read more...

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UTV signs John Abraham for handling his digital platform


July 22nd, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) UTV New Media Ltd, an arm of the UTV Group, has signed Bollywood actor John Abraham for handling his digital platform. "I am a very private person, not ... Read more...

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Mani Ratnam to get 2010 Filmmaker Award at Venice (with images)


May 26th, 2010 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 26 (IANS) Hailing Mani Ratnam as "one of the great innovators in contemporary Indian cinema", the Venice International Film Festival will honour the director of "Raavan" with ... Read more...

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Asin and Genelia battle it out for endorsements!!


May 14th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Catfights in Bollywood are an everyday story; you have actresses fighting over clothes, roles, make up artists, attention of men, etc. But it's not everyday that ... Read more...

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Ashok Kamle’s Krantiveer Rajguru receives a pat from Kiran Shantaram at the 4th Cinemax Annual Marathi Film Festival


May 1st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 01, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Regional Cinema has grown leaps and bounds over the years. On the occasion of the closing ceremony of the 4thCinemax Annual Marathi Film Festival Mr. Ashok Kamle ... Read more...

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Tripura films highlight tribal issues


April 19th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala /New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Tripura's film industry received a boost when film Yarwang, which means Roots, won the first national award for the state.President Pratibha Patil handed over ... Read more...

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Watch Bollywood films to know Indians: Rani Mukerji (Interview, With Images)


March 20th, 2010 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, March 20 (IANS) Cinema can go a long way in promoting positive bilateral relations between Australia and India, especially Bollywood films as they are "all about heart", said Rani ... Read more...

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Filmmaker Maniram expresses concern over Assam film industry degradation


March 7th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Todd AlexGuwahati, Mar 7 (ANI): Lack of motivation, infrastructure, funds and militancy has severely affected the Assam film industry, but Assamese filmmakers like N. Maniram provide it with a ray ... Read more...

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Padma Shri will help Saif evaluate his worth: Sharmila Tagore


February 6th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Saif Ali Khan getting a Padma Shri didn't go down too well with some critics and film buffs but his proud mother Sharmila Tagore ... Read more...

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Sharmila Tagore Proud Of Saif Getting Padmashree


February 6th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaFeb 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): A leader of a factional political party feels Saif Ali Khan is a "tapori' and unworthy of getting a Padma Shri. ... Read more...

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