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Saudi Arabia lift ban on movie theatres after 35 years

AMN / RIYADH Saudi Arabia will have its first public cinemas in more than 35 years, after the government announced the lifting of ban on movie theatres. Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad in a statement said that opening cinemas will act as a catalyst for economic growth and diversification. He said, … Continue reading Saudi Arabia lift ban on movie theatres after 35 years

The rise, fall and rebirth of Saudi cinema

Ruba Obaid / JEDDAH Cinemas existed in Saudi Arabia’s major cities about half-a-century ago. Westerners working for the California State Oil Company (later Aramco) were the first to introduce cinemas to Saudis. They installed large screens in their residential compounds during the 1930s to watch American and European films. From residential complexes of foreign employees, … Continue reading The rise, fall and rebirth of Saudi cinema

Actress Zaira Wasim complains of molestation on Vistara flight

NEW DELHI Famous “Dangal” girl Zaira Wasim has alleged that she was molested by a middle-aged man on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai. The teenager National Award winner shared her ordeal via an Instagram Story. “Managed to get this,” Zaira posted with a snapshot of the man’s foot, which was rested on her arm … Continue reading Actress Zaira Wasim complains of molestation on Vistara flight

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor is no more

AMN / MUMBAI Veteran Bollywood actor and the romantic screen icon of the 70s and 80s, Shashi Kapoor this evening after prolonged illness. He was 79. He took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here. Actor Randhir Kapoor, son of veteran actor Raj Kapoor and his nephew said that his funeral will … Continue reading Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor is no more

Fiangi is proving to be a huge money spinner

By Onkar Singh Comedy king Kapil Sharma’s film Fiangi is proving to be a huge money spinner. According to his office which was released in United Arab Emirate on November 30th day before the official release in London on December first days collections crossed sixty lakhs. His followers have been thronging cinema halls to see … Continue reading Fiangi is proving to be a huge money spinner

Kapil Sharma’s Firangi hits Box Office

By Onkar Singh Kapil Sharma’s Firangi hits cinema halls today. Kapil has left nothing to chanced to ensure that his audiences visit cinema halls enjoy watching the movie. Besides visting television channels including the shows of famous programmes to permote his film. He has also visited FM channels to reach out those who cannot afford … Continue reading Kapil Sharma’s Firangi hits Box Office

48th International Film Festival of India ends in Goa

AMN / GOA The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) came to an end at Panaji in Goa Tuesday. The closing ceremony was held at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Bambolim. A spectacular performance by Sidharth Malhotra mesmerised the packed auditorium with hit songs of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. Mr Bachchan was honoured … Continue reading 48th International Film Festival of India ends in Goa

IFFI 2017 highlights regional cinema on Day 6

A hugely popular section of IFFI 2017 is Indian Panorama: Meet the Directors, where the delegates and the media interact with the directors of the film screened at the cinematic extravaganza in Goa. Also, this year at the festival, regional cinema has arrested the attention of cinephiles. Popular Marathi actor, Prasad Oak spoke at length … Continue reading IFFI 2017 highlights regional cinema on Day 6

Firangi will do well at Box Office, hopes Kapil Sharma

By Onkar Singh Firangi would do well at the box office Kapil Sharma told journalists on Thursday. He held series of shows to publicise the film. Firangi would be released on December 1. His entire film team attended the press conference which had a touch Kapil S. harma’s comic touch the artists who are playing … Continue reading Firangi will do well at Box Office, hopes Kapil Sharma

Film fraternity is a divided house: Madhur Bhandarkar

AMN Veteran filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has admitted that the film fraternity is a divided house. Speaking at a press conference at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji on Thursday, he said, when there were protests against his movie Indu Sarkar, very few people came forward in support. Bhandarkar, however, said that once … Continue reading Film fraternity is a divided house: Madhur Bhandarkar

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