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At 49, I’m still looking for love: Sanjay Leela Bhansali


August 25th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali is 49, a bachelor, and says he truly believes in the concept of his sister Bela Sehgal's directorial debut "Shirin Farhad Ki ... Read more...

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Proving yourself biggest challenge: Suraj Jagan (Movie Snippets)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Singer Suraj Jagan says having contacts in the industry helps getting an easy entry, but to stay put, it is important to prove your ... Read more...

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It’s bad scripts that Raj Kumar Yadav avoids


July 12th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) He has just begun his career in filmdom, but one thing that "Love Sex and Dhokha" (LSD) fame actor Raj Kumar Yadav avoids is ... Read more...

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Sivan first South Asian to get ASC membership


April 28th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) Ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan last week became the first South Asian to be given the prestigious membership of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) for his ... Read more...

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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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Court orders stay on Subhash Ghai’s project in Haryana


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Badhsa (Haryana), Feb 23 (IANS) A court in Haryana has stayed Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai's Mukta Arts from performing any type of activity on the 20 acres of land it ... Read more...

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Indo-German script workshop, classics at Mumbai film fest


September 18th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The three-day Indo-German script development workshop will be one of the highlights of the 13th edition of Mumbai Film Festival. The fest will also bring a ... Read more...

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Film and TV institute students meet Soni


September 17th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Students of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) Friday met union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and placed their demands for a full ... Read more...

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India has bright prospects in animation industry: Soni


September 17th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) The animation industry in India is poised to be a major money spinner, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said Friday and advised students of ... Read more...

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3,000 films to be digitised under film heritage mission: Soni


September 16th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) The central government is planning to digitise 3,000 films including classics of Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen under the National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM), Information ... Read more...

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National importance status planned for SRFTI, FTII: Ambika Soni


September 16th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Friday said the government is planning to bring in a bill to make both Satyajit Ray Film and ... Read more...

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‘That Girl In Yellow Boots’ good news for Indian cinema (IANS Movie Review)


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "That Girl In Yellow Boots"; Cast: Kalki Kochelin, Prashant Prakash, Naseeruddin Shah; Director: Anurag Kashyap; Rating: ****The 1960s were a wonderful time for Indian cinema. The government set up the ... Read more...

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NFDC mourns on Mani Kaul’s death


July 6th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has mourned the death of eminent filmmaker Mani Kaul, describing him as a "legend" who would be missed by ... Read more...

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Mani Kaul passes away


July 6th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Kaul, a believer in "new and bold cinema", passed away here following prolonged illness. He was 66.A Film and Television Institute of India ... Read more...

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‘Soch Lo’ director’s next family entertainment


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Writer-director Sartaj Singh Pannu, who made his debut as an actor-filmmaker in his internationally acclaimed film "Soch Lo", is now set to enthrall audiences with a ... Read more...

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Film institute to be made a centre for excellence: Soni


July 2nd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 2 (IANS) The prestigious Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) here would soon become a centre for excellence, enabling it to enjoy the academic status and ... Read more...

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Pookutty announces three scholarships for film students


June 17th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Oscar winner Resul Pookutty is providing three new scholarships to students from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) who are willing to carve ... Read more...

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Crossover cinema must relate to people: Om Puri (Interview)


June 11th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 11 (IANS) One of the first Indian actors to work in international movies, Om Puri feels crossover cinema has a bright future if made on "relatable issues". ... Read more...

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Aparna Sen shocked over death of cinematographer Somak Mukherjee


April 26th, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The death of cinematographer Somak Mukherjee in an accident has numbed well-known filmmaker Aparna Sen, who had worked with him in her latest Bengali work "Iti ... Read more...

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Government reconstitutes Society of Film and Television Institute of India in Pune


March 24th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): The government has reconstituted the Society of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune for a period of three years with effect from March 4.According to ... Read more...

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Bollywood pays respects to actor Navin Nischol


March 20th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar. 20 (ANI): The last rites of veteran Bollywood actor Navin Nischol, who passed away on Saturday while en route to Pune, were performed here on Saturday evening.The last rites ... Read more...

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Women cinematographers, photographers love breaking a myth


March 12th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) They are pushed, pinched and given weird glances, but that doesn't dent the confidence of women photographers and cinematographers. They have walked into the profession ... Read more...

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Thrilled Kathmandu now awaits Satyajit Ray


February 16th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Though he lives in Texas, Nepali environmental engineer Rajendra Bhattarai has a strong link with Bengal -- in the form of film maestro Satyajit Ray."I love ... Read more...

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Punjab to set up film city


February 12th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 12 (IANS) Giving a boost to the Punjabi film industry, the Punjab government has given its approval to set up a world-class film city in the neighbouring Mohali town. ... Read more...

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After Goutam Ghose, Benegal to wow audiences in Nepal


February 9th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 9 (IANS) Close on the heels of acclaimed Indian film director Goutam Ghose wowing Nepal with a mini film festival that screened three of his films in Kathmandu this ... Read more...

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I’d not want young to wear jeans: Subhash Ghai


November 25th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, once the showman of Bollywood, now says he wants youngsters to shun Western Culture and avoid jeans."I would not want the younger generation ... Read more...

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Gulzar to translate Tagore poetry in Hindi for ‘Nauka Dubi’


November 25th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) Noted Hindi poet and lyricist Gulzar will translate the lyrics of Rituparno Ghosh's latest Bengali film "Nauka Dubi" which premiered at the 41st International Film Festival of India ... 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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Indian films in spotlight at Dubai festival


November 13th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 13 (IANS) The upcoming edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), to be held Dec 12-19, will see a melange of movies from different and diverse nooks and ... Read more...

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‘Sankat City’ director Pankaj Advani passes away


November 11th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Director Pankaj Advani, who directed the 2009 release "Sankat City", died here Thursday morning after suffering a heart attack. He was 45.Advani entered showbiz as a screenplay ... Read more...

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Canon India teams with FTII to hone film-making talent


September 27th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Sep 27 IANS) Canon India Monday announced a strategic partnership with the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) here to provide a platform to screen a diverse selection of student ... Read more...

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Movie Preview: The Well (Vihir)


September 24th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Movie Preview: THE WELL (VIHIR)Directed by UMESH KULKARNIINDIA, 2009, 120 min. US Premiere.Marathi (with English subtitles)Cast: Madan Deodhar, Alok Rajwade, Renuka Daftardar, Dr. Mohan Agashe, Jyoti Subhash, Sulbha Deshpande, Girish Kulkarni, Amruta ... Read more...

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Antardwand’ Swati Sen makes her alumni FTII proud!!


September 8th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 8, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Swati Sen, alumni of FTII, has just about entered the Indian film industry and has already won the Best Actress Award for her film, ... Read more...

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50 years on, Ghatak’s masterpiece has to shine through clouds


September 3rd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Legendary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak's "Meghe Dhaka Tara" completes 50 years this year. Sadly, despite critics globally considering it to be one of a handful of ... Read more...

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Experts Say TV Contents Do Not Match The Progressive Technology


July 22nd, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The Film and Television Institute of India organized a seminar on "New Trends in Television Programming and Broadcasting' recently. The experts present at the seminar said ... Read more...

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