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2 days ago
'Kaaviya Thalaivan'- Salute the effort, but not the film

Film: Kaaviya Thalaivan; Cast: Siddharth, Prithviraj, Vedhika Kumar, Anaika Soti, Nassar, Thambi Ramaiah, Ponvannan, Singampuli; Director: Vasanthabalan; Rating: *** At the end of Kaaviya Thalaivan, there's a side in you that wants to laud the effort of auteur G. Vasanthabalan, who has always strived to give us good cinema, especially for recreating a bygone era in grand style on screen....

2 days ago
'Ungli': Relevant and Timely, 'Ungli' fingers the corrupt

Film: Ungli; Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Emraan Hashmi, Randeeo Hooda,Kangna Ranaut, Neel Bhoopalam, Angad Bedi, Neha Dhupia; Directed by Rensil d'Silva; Rating: *** (3 stars) Ungli is what one would call a late bloomer. Don't get me wrong. It doesn't take long to get to the point. In fact the film's vigilante intentions are unmasked immediately after the film opens. No beating around the bush. N...

19 days ago
Injured Madhavan stalls shoot

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Actor R.Madhavan is upset because the shooting of his upcoming film Saala Khadoos got affected due to his injury. Injured on the set today (Tuesday). Lucky escape but hate it when shoot stalls because of me. Crap. Last 4 days of Saala Khadoos, he tweeted. He will be seen as a retired boxer-turned-coach in the Tamil-Hindi bilingual, which is being directed by...

2 months ago
Yet to fix marriage date: Kunal Kapoor

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Rang De Basanti actor Kunal Kapoor, who got engaged to his ladylove Naina Bachchan earlier this year, says they haven't yet fixed a wedding date. But he admits they are in a happy relationship. I am a private person. I don't talk much about it (my personal life), but we haven't really got down and fixed the date or decided when to get married. It will happen soon fo...

2 months ago
Kunal Kapoor raises fund for flood victims in Jammu & Kashmir

Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor has joined hands with NGO CARE India to raise funds for the victims of Jammu and Kashmir flood, which has taken at least 215 lives. In association with an NGO, I have started a fundraiser to help raise money for the terrible situation in Kashmir, the actor, who has featured in films like Rang De Basanti and Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, tweeted.

3 months ago
It's important to not get bored with my work: A.R. Rahman

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) A.R. Rahman straddles different continents, cultures and a cornucopia of commitments. Though the journey is tough, the Oscar-winning composer says he makes sure to pick projects which don't let him get bored of his work. In an interview, he has spoken about juggling between different places, his new projects and life away from his family. Excerpts: Q...

3 months ago
Film Writers Association acquires sharper profile

Mumbai, August 27 (IANS) With the Progressive Writers Group (PWG) making a clean sweep in elections for the executive committee seats of the Film Writers Association (FWA) here, the organisation has acquired a sharper profile. The PWG, which bagged 22 out of the 23 seats in the recently concluded election to the executive committee, has been helming the larger body since 2008.

3 months ago
Everyone viewed my decisions as mistakes: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) His success is about the right decisions at the right time, but Aamir Khan confesses that the important decisions of his life were never supported by the people around him. However, now when he looks back, he cherishes the fact that he lived his life on his terms and conditions. This is a fascinating thing that right through my life, every important decision of my l...

3 months ago
Rahman prefers lip-sync over songs in background

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Composer A.R. Rahman doesn't favour the trend of using songs in the background because he feels it affects its popularity. In the 1970s filmmakers Basu Chatterjee would often force his songs into the background and some of the current directors like Shoojit Sircar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra feel the same and avoid lip-sync songs in their films. But Rahman b...

3 months ago
Madhavan starts shooting for his next

Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan, who will be seen as a boxing coach in his upcoming Tamil-Hindi bilingual, started shooting for the film here Friday. The film is titled Irrudhi Suttru in Tamil and Saala Khadoos in Hindi. For all my lovely folks asking me for the past 2 years... YES... Just started shooting my next Tamil and Hindi film. Wish me luck. It's 'Irrudhi Suttru' (Final R...

3 months ago
Siddharth delivers hat-trick with 'Jigarthanda'

Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Siddharth's latest Tamil release Jigarthanda has helped him score a hat-trick of hits following Udhayam NH4 and Theeya Vela Seiyanum Kumaru. He says Jigarthanda has received a cult status. The movie, which opened in cinemas Aug 1, has collected Rs.9.7 crore in its opening week in Tamil Nadu. The film has done good business overseas as well. Siddharth has del...

4 months ago
Wedding bells for Soha?

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan is over the moon after actor Kunal Kemmu, with whom she has been in a committed relationship for long, proposed to her. Soha took to Twitter to share with her fans that Kunal proposed to her and she accepted. It gives me great happiness to share with you all that Kunal proposed to me in Paris with the most perfect ring in the world and...

4 months ago
Kunal Kapoor returns injured from Thailand

Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor, who recently visited Thailand, has returned here with some injuries. A few days back, he posted his photograph at Bangkok while watching Muay Thai - a combat sport of Thailand. Besides cheering the participants, it seems like the Rang De Basanti star also tried playing the sport. On his return, he tweeted: This is what I came back fro...

5 months ago
Oops! Sidharth Malhotra's bouquets at Siddharth's doorstep

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Here's a case of mistaken identity - southern actor Siddharth has been receiving compliments for Ek Villain, which actually stars Sidharth Malhotra! Received so many bouquets and compliments on behalf of @S1dharthM that I feel responsible for the success of #ekvillain...thanks other Sid, Siddharth, who featured in Hindi films Rang De Basanti, Striker and Chashme Baddoo...

5 months ago
'Rubaru' revisits making, impact of 'Rang De Basanti'

Leh, June 29 (IANS) When Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Rang De Basanti hit the screens back in 2006, it left a lasting impact on the youth and awakened them to their rights and capability of demanding change. It is this awakening that Rubaru, a documentary on the making and impact of the Aamir Khan-starrer, encapsulates. Directed by Mehra's wife P.S. Bharathi, who had worked on Rang De Basanti ...

5 months ago
LIFF: Rakeysh Mehra to launch 'The Rang De Basanti Screenplay', 'Ru Ba Ru'

Leh, June 28 (IANS) At the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF), filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is ready to launch two projects close to his heart -- a book, which is a screenplay of his 2006 film Rang De Basanti, and Ru Ba Ru, a documentary film on the effect and impact of the Aamir Khan-starrer. The third edition of LIFF is happening in this picturesque region of Jammu and Kashmir...

5 months ago
Allan Amin to choreograph stunts for TV show

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood's popular action choreographer Allan Amin will design stunts for TV show Supercops v/s SuperVillains... Most Wanted, which is set to get a revamp with intense graphics and high-octane action sequences. The makers of the show, which airs on Life OK, have roped in Amin to choreograph all the stunts for the series which stars Aman Verma and Jesse Randhawa. <...

5 months ago
'Fugly' - at last, a film with social conscience

Film: Fugly; Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijendra Singh, Arfi Lamba; Director: Kabir Sadanand: Rating: **** Let's first get the picture right. Contrary to what the trailers and promotional images suggest, Fugly is not a 'Fukrey'-friendly flick about four friends having a ball in life. This film means business. Light on top and substantial underneath, this is t...

6 months ago
Slow cooking formula works for films: Rakeysh Mehra

New Delhi, May 8 - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has directed only four films in his over 13 years in Bollywood. He believes good movies deserve the slow cooking treatment, but says his new project Mirza Sahibaan will be his fastest ever. Mirza Sahibaan is Mehra's ambitious film, via which he is set to launch two newcomers - Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan, and Saiyami Kher, the niece of talented ...

7 months ago
'Power' makers to splash Rs.2 crore on chase sequence

Chennai, April 28 - The makers of upcoming Telugu actioner Power have decided to shoot an important chase sequence in Bangkok soon, and they plan to spend a lavish Rs.2 crore for it. Bollywood stuntman Allan Amin will choreograph the sequence. For an important chase sequence, we will head to Bangkok soon to shoot it. This particular chase sequence will cost us about Rs.2 crore. We have rope...

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