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I wasn’t expecting national award: Gurvinder Singh


March 7th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Gurvinder Singh, who has won the National Award for best direction for his directorial debut "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan", says he was not expecting the ... Read more...

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Juhi Chawla stunned with Rajev’s writing stint


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) TV actor Rajev Paul has turned poet with his debut book "Mumbai Mohabbat aur Tanhai" and actress Juhi Chawla says she never thought he can write ... Read more...

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I’m born to act, not sing or paint: Manoj Bajpayee


January 19th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Some actors weild the paintbrush, while others exercise their vocals chords. But actor Manoj Bajpayee doesn't see himself venture into either fields as he believes painters ... Read more...

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Columbian film ‘Porfirio’ wins Golden Peacock at IFFI


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Colombian director Alejendro Landes' "Porfirio" won the prestigious Golden Peacock award at the 42nd International Film Festival of India, which concluded here Saturday.The director of "Porfirio", ... Read more...

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Kerala director to spend IFFI prize money on Oscar promotion


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Salim Ahmed, director of Malayalam film "Adaminte Makan Abu" which won the Silver Peacock prize at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), will spend ... Read more...

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French film ‘My Little Princes’ sweeps MAMI awards


October 21st, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) French film "My Little Princess", directed by Eva Ionesco and produced by Rancois Marquis, swept the awards at the international competition at the 13th Mumbai Film ... 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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Dikshit honours Sharmila Tagore for contribution to Delhi’s society


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 23(ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday presented awards to veteran Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore and various other women philanthropists in New Delhi for their contribution to society.Dikshit ... Read more...

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Women breaking glass ceiling in Malayalam film industry


February 28th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) First Bollywood and now the Malayalam film industry. Women are making inroads in the male-dominated territory of filmmaking, quitting cushy jobs and breaking away from ... Read more...

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Aishwarya wins special jury award at Zee event


January 16th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai walked away with the special jury award for her performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Guzaarish" at the Ponds Gold Radiance Zee Cine Awards 2011 ... Read more...

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Striking international success for debutant Kerala film director


December 4th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.4 (ANI): Marking a striking success for Malayalam short film genre and for a debut director, Sangeeta Padmanabhan's short film, "Charulatayude Baaki" (Charulata.. A Sequel of the Life Untold) has ... Read more...

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Spanish documentary wins Golden Lamp at IFFI


November 30th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Spanish short film "Extinction II" won the Golden Lamp award at the 41st International Film Festival of India's Short Film Centre (SFC)."Extinction II" is made by Spanish ... Read more...

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India’s international film fest opens Monday (Curtain raiser)


November 21st, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), billed by organisers as the most cash-rich in the world, will be inaugurated here Monday by ... Read more...

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IFFI bigger, richer this year: Organisers


November 21st, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is bigger, richer and has much wider reach this year, the organisers said Sunday.Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) chief S.M. ... Read more...

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18 films to vie for Rs.9 million prize money at IFFI 2010


November 20th, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) Eighteen films from across the world will vie for Rs.9 million ($200,000) in prize money at the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) scheduled to kick off ... Read more...

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IFFI 2010 begins from Nov. 22 at Panaji


November 19th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the ten-day long 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) slated to begin on November 22 in Goa's Panaji city.This ... Read more...

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President Patil to give away 57th national film awards


October 22nd, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will give away the 57th national film awards here today.The highlight of the awards has been the institution of new award categories based ... Read more...

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President Patil to give away 57th national film awards tomorrow


October 21st, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will give away the 57th national film awards here tomorrow.The highlight of the awards has been the institution of new award categories based ... Read more...

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‘Kutty Srank’ felicitated by Kerala government


October 11th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Big Picture's multiple National Award winning Malayalam movie "Kutty Srank" has been honoured by the Kerala government.The films cast and crew including Mahesh Ramanathan from Big Pictures, ... Read more...

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‘Pavitra Rishta’ bags international honour


October 5th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Zee TV's popular show "Pavitra Rishta" has bagged the special jury award at the Seoul International Drama Awards 2010."Pavitra Rishta" revolves around a middle-class girl Archana's attempts ... Read more...

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I’m happy my films won eight national awards: Mammootty


September 15th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15 (IANS) Mammootty missed out on the best actor award but the Malayalam superstar says he his happy that two films he acted in - "Kutty Srank" and "Kerala Varma ... Read more...

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Big Pictures’ projects bag 14 trophies at 57th national awards


September 15th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) It was big moment for Big Pictures, a Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group company, at the 57th National Film Awards Wednesday as its four production ventures ... Read more...

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Mumbai film fest to pick 32 students as critics


September 7th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The 12th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) Oct 21-28 will have 32 college students on board as special jury for its Mumbai Young Critics section. Introduced last year, ... Read more...

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Pritish Nandy Communication’s (PNC) Ek Tho Chance and Saluun win top awards at 43rd WorldFest Houston 2010


May 13th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):It's celebration time at PNC! Two PNC films, Ek Tho Chance and Saluun have won top honours at the 43rd Worldfest Houston, one of the oldest and ... Read more...

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Different themes win at film fest on disability


May 4th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Encouraging braille music, not giving up despite losing both limbs, a cerebral palsy patient eager to live life - films dealing with such subjects were the prize ... 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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ONGC bags coveted FICCI annual award


February 27th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27(ANI): The Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has been conferred with the FICCI Annual Award 2008-2009 for "Outstanding Corporate Vision-Business Performance, Social and Environmental Action and ... Read more...

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US composer Wayne Sharpe provides music for “Lahore”


February 21st, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 21 (ANI): Well known American composer Wayne Sharpe is providing background music for Bollywood film "Lahore", releasing on March 19.Sharpe has previously composed music for Oscar nominated "Firedancer", John ... Read more...

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Russian movie ‘August 17′ bags top honour at XIth MIFF


February 9th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Russian film "August 17" directed by Alexander Gutman won the Golden Conch for the Best Documentary while "The Spell" directed by Umesh Kulkarni was adjudged the Best Fiction ... Read more...

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“Hide N Seek is a exciting, thrilling, edge of the seat joyride-Purab Kohli


January 25th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Purab Kohli is a known name in the showbiz as he has come a long way from being a television's charming VJ to a brilliant movie actor. He has brilliant movies ... Read more...

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Marathi film ‘Jogva’ bags five National Awards (Roundup)


January 23rd, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Marathi film "Jogva", a poignant tale of one woman's journey to break free from the shackles of discrimination, sexual oppression and servitude to find true happiness, ... Read more...

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Malayalam films fare poorly in 56th National Film Awards


January 23rd, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) The 56th edition of the National Film Awards announced Saturday did not have any Malayalam film in the main category, in sharp contrast to the 55th edition, which ... Read more...

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Taiwanese film wins Golden Peacock award at IFFI


December 3rd, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Taiwanese film "I Can't Live Without You" was awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock for best film at the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at the festival's ... Read more...

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Starry ending to Mumbai International Children’s Film Festival


November 14th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The inaugural Mumbai International Children's Film Festival (MICFF), organized by The Ryan Foundation, concluded with a grand Closing Ceremony. The star-studded ceremony was jam-packed with children and parents, held at St. Andrews ... Read more...

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Syrian film ‘The Long Night’ gets top honour at Osian’s


October 30th, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Syrian director Hatem Mohammed's "The Long Night", about political prisoners, got the best film award at the 11th Osian's Cinefan Film Festival of Asian and Arab ... Read more...

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