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Say no to violence against religion: A.R. Rahman

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has urged people to stop violence against religion. The 48-year-old took to his official Twitter page to promote the annual World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) to be held in the first week of February. SAY NO TO VIOLENCE IN THE NAME OF RELIGION! Stand up for World Interfaith Harmony during 1st week of Feb #WIHW201...

3 days ago
'Whiplash' to release in the Oscar week in India

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Director Damien Chazelle's Oscar-nominated drama film Whiplash will release in India Feb 20, ahead of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The film, which stars Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Paul Reiser has been nominated for five Oscars, including Best Motion Picture and Best Supporting Actor. The story of the film revolves around Andrew (Telle...

9 days ago
Nigam undeterred on losing out Oscar nomination

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer-composer Sonu Nigam, whose work for Jal missed a nomination in the Original Score category of the 87th Academy Awards, isn't bogged down for not making the shortlist. Sonu and Bickram Ghosh were part of the longlist of the category for Jal, but they couldn't make it to the final nomination list, which was announced Thursday. So there is news everywher...

10 days ago
'Birdman', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar race, India out

Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) India has been left out in the race for the 87th Academy Awards as none of its films or artistes have featured in its final nomination list, announced here Thursday. Overall, it was Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's black comedy Birdman and Wes Anderson's comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel, leading with nine nominations each, including best picture. None of India's pr...

10 days ago
Indians out of the race for 87th Academy Awards

Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) India will be a no-show at the 87th Academy Awards as none of its probable contenders, including Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, have made it to the final nomination list, which was announced here Thursday. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed the final nominations across all 24 categories at an event here. Four of Rahman's compositions -...

10 days ago
Indians fail to make the cut for 87th Academy Awards

Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) India will be a no-show at the 87th Academy Awards as none of its probable contenders, including Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, have made it to the final nomination list, which was announced here Friday. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed the final nominations across all 24 categories at an event here. Four of Rahman's compositions -- ...

10 days ago
India misses chance at 87th Academy Awards

Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) India will have no show at the 87th Academy Awards as none of its probable contenders, including Oscar-winner A.R. Rahman, have made it to the final nomination list, which was announced here Friday. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed the final nominations across all 24 categories at an event here. ...

15 days ago
Great content will always go a long way: Guneet Monga

Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Guneet Monga, one of the producers of The Lunchbox, says the movie's nomination in the Film Not in the English Language category of the British Academy Film Awards 2015, is a reassurance that quality content always pays off. The Lunchbox, directed by Ritesh Batra, is said to have become the first Indian film since the 1990s Salaam Bombay! to be nominated at the BAFT...

16 days ago
Indian film 'The Lunchbox' nominated for BAFTA

New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) After having been snubbed as India's official entry at the Oscars in 2013, Ritesh Batra's directorial feature movie The Lunchbox has made it to the nomination list of the BAFTA Awards 2015 in the 'Film Not in the English Language' category. The team is ecstatic. The nominations for the awards, organised annually by British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFT...

18 days ago
Hathaway advises Harris how to host Oscars

Los Angeles, Jan 8 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway, who hosted the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, has faith that Neil Patrick Harris will do a wonderful job this year. She even has some tips for him. He'll be great. He's a natural host, Hathaway said of Harris in an interview with The New York Times, reports people.com. Sharing her advice for him, she said: Do the opposite of what I di...

1 month ago
India's 'Liar's Dice' misses Oscar nomination

Los Angeles, Dec 23 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Geetu Mohandas's Liar's Dice, which was India's official entry for the foreign language film category at the Academy Awards, has not made it to the first phase of the nomination shortlist. Liar's Dice, which tells the story of a young mother who takes her daughter in search for her missing husband, was chosen by the Film Federation of India (FF...

1 month ago
Indian film 'Jal' in running for two Oscars

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Girish Malik's National Award winning film Jal has found a place in the Oscar contenders of 2014 in two categories -- Best Picture and Best Original Score. The film, which has the backdrop of water scarcity and tells the story of Bakka, a person gifted with a special ability to find water in the desert, features in the reminder list of productions eligible for th...

1 month ago
A.R. Rahman in contention for Oscar again

Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Double Oscar winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman is once again in the race for an Academy Award. Among the 114 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars, the Mozart of Madras stands a chance with three mentions. His work for Million Dollar Arm, The Hundred-Foot Journey and Indian film Kochadaiiyaan are part of the ...

1 month ago
'Fandry', 'Liar's Dice' out of Golden Globe race

Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Acclaimed Indian films Fandry and Liar's Dice, which were among the 53 motion pictures approved for Golden Globe consideration in the foreign language category, are not part of the final nomination list for the 72nd edition of the awards ceremony. Nagraj Manjule's Marathi film Fandry, revolving around an untouchable (Dalit) boy and his love for a girl from a hi...

2 months ago
IFFI 2014 gets eminent International juries onboard

Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) From noted cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Jianya to actress Seema Biswas, the 45th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that started Thursday has celebrated film personalities from all over the world as its jury. Idziak from Poland, who is also the jury chairman, is a noted cinematographer, screenwriter, director and lectu...

2 months ago
Filmmakers cannot be made through 'shortcut' courses: Govind Nihalani

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Unhappy with the way the current crop of film students are being shaped up through short-term courses, National Award-winning director and cinematographer Govind Nihalani has lashed out at shortcut courses for their failure to connect aspirants with Indian cinema's rich history and legacy. The 74-year-old veteran of Indian cinema, known for mainstreaming parallel c...

2 months ago
Farooque Sheikh appreciates 'Garm Hawa' in video message

Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Farooque Sheikh's acting has captivated the audience again with the re-release of his debut film Garm Hawa Friday. In a video, the late actor says any list of Indian classic movies is incomplete without the film that was intially released in 1974. The list of Indian classics is incomplete without the mention of 'Garm Hawa', the actor is seen saying in the clip. ...

2 months ago
Need support for 'Liar's Dice': Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Film Liar's Dice starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui is India's official Oscar entry for the best foreign language film category but the actor says the filmmakers don't have funds to screen the movie at the academy awards on a very grand scale. The movie is a small budget movie. We need to screen the movie on a big scale there, but we don't have the money and are search...

2 months ago
'Garm Hawa' to re-release on Children's Day

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) M.S. Sathyu's National Award winning movie Garm Hawa, which was India's entry for the Academy Awards in the best foreign film, will re-release across theatres in select Indian cities Nov 14. PVR Director's Rare will release the movie, digitally restored by Indikino Edutainment, in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Ahmedabad. Sathyu is touched by ...

2 months ago
DIFF 2014 to roll out bouquet of independent films

Dharamsala, Oct 29 (IANS) The third edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), starting Thursday, will present high quality, independent films along with their filmmakers. Also, the fest will screen Liar's Dice, India's official entry for the best foreign film category at the 87th Academy Awards and workshops for local filmmakers. Being organised in the scenic locales of ...

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