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Supreme Court clears decks for release of movie Nanak Shah Fakir

AMN Supreme Court has cleared the decks for an all-India release of the controversial movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ on 13th of this month.The Apex court criticised the apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for putting restrictions on the release of the movie, based on the life and teachings of the first Sikh guru, … Continue reading Supreme Court clears decks for release of movie Nanak Shah Fakir

Banned by Censors, “Unfreedom” reaches India via Netflix

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi “Unfreedom”, the directorial debut of US-based Raj Amit Kumar which was banned by the Central Board of Film Certification during PahlajNihalani’stenure as CBFC chairman, is now available in India via Netflix. Starring internationally-acclaimed Victor Banerjee and AdilHussain, the thriller set in New York and New Delhi has two parallel … Continue reading Banned by Censors, “Unfreedom” reaches India via Netflix

Iranian master’s Spanish language film to open Cannes Film Festival

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)”, the latest film by double Oscar-winning director AsgharFarhadi of Iran starring powerhouse actor stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival, in what will be the first non-English, non-French film starting the world’s biggest film jamboree since 2004. Incidentally, … Continue reading Iranian master’s Spanish language film to open Cannes Film Festival

Shekhar Kapur to chair central panel of Film Awards

AMN Veteran film maker, director Shekhar Kapur has been appointed as chairman of the central panel of the 65th National Film Awards. Mr Kapur is known for his work in Hindi cinema and International cinema. The central panel comprises a chairperson and 10 other members, including five regional chairpersons who head the respective regional panels. … Continue reading Shekhar Kapur to chair central panel of Film Awards

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to be screened at Cannes

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi The Cannes Film Festival attendees this year are in for more than a special treat this year, as “2001: A Space Odyssey” will get screened in the Cannes Classics section commemorating the Golden Jubilee of the Stanley Kubrick-directed cult science-fiction film. The screening on May 12 will be introduced … Continue reading Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to be screened at Cannes

Google remembers Farooque Shaikh with doodle

AMN / New Delhi Internet giant Google today paid tribute to late actor Farooque Shaikh with a doodle on his 70th birth anniversary. The actor was born on March 25, 1948. Farooque Shaikh died of a heart attack in Dubai at the age of 65 on December 28, 2013. The actor who once said that … Continue reading Google remembers Farooque Shaikh with doodle

Manoj Bajpayee starrer “In the Shadows” to open IFFLA

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi Films in 12 languages, made by directors from all over the country including 11 female filmmakers, will be showcased in the 16th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) that will begin with Manoj Bajpayee-starrer “In the Shadows” and pay a tribute to Sridevi by screening Yash Chopra’s … Continue reading Manoj Bajpayee starrer “In the Shadows” to open IFFLA

Entertainment is one of fastest growing businesses: Suresh Prabhu

AMN Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that entertainment is one of the fastest growing businesses. Delivering the inaugural address via video conferencing for India’s biggest Media and Entertainment Services Market – enTTech 2018 today, Mr. Prabhu said entertainment sector driven through technology will be a great job creator and very good for economic … Continue reading Entertainment is one of fastest growing businesses: Suresh Prabhu

Oscars 2018: Frances McDormand wins best actress award for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Watch #FrancesMcDormand explain #inclusionrider. We applaud you Ms Frances . We Love You ! 😍😘👏👏#Oscars #Oscars90 #Oscars2018 pic.twitter.com/sVcJOKNXDU — WickedNotWitch (@wickednotwitch) March 5, 2018 WEB DESK Two decades after winning her first Academy Award, Frances McDormand took home her second Oscar today. The 60-year-old actress claimed the Best Actress award for the movie, ‘Three Billboards … Continue reading Oscars 2018: Frances McDormand wins best actress award for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Govt to set up single-window clearance system for filmmakers: Smriti Irani

WEB DESK Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani has said that the government is aiming to set up within two months a single-window clearance system for filmmakers to facilitate all types of clearances faster and under one roof. In a conversation with filmmaker Karan Johar at the inaugural session of FICCI Frames 2018 in … Continue reading Govt to set up single-window clearance system for filmmakers: Smriti Irani

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