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Assamese movie ‘Village Rockstars’ is India’s official entry for Oscars

Assamese movie ‘Village Rockstars’ has been selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars 2019. The film is directed by Rima Das. An all-India jury constituted by Film Federation of India (FFI) under the chairmanship of Kannada producer Rajendra Singh Babu made the announcement at a press conference in Mumbai on Saturday. Set in Das’ … Continue reading Assamese movie ‘Village Rockstars’ is India’s official entry for Oscars

Puducherry to be on film festival map with 1st PIFF

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi Puducherry will etch its name on the film festival map on September 25, the day the 1st Pondicherry International Film Festival (PIFF) ith the screening of French film Félicité directed by Alain Gomis, which had won the the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale 2017. To be held … Continue reading Puducherry to be on film festival map with 1st PIFF

Film Review- ‘Manmarziyan’- Old Wine in New Bottle

Syed Ali Mujtaba The film ‘Manmarziyan’ is a love triangle that’s an age old formula of the Bollywood. Rajkapur attempted this in ‘Sangam’ in 1965; Anurag Kashyap is doing same in 2018, having over 1000 movies as his inspirational syllabi. In his film Rajkapur tried to portray decency, morality, dignity, elegance and style in the … Continue reading Film Review- ‘Manmarziyan’- Old Wine in New Bottle

Dilip Kumar ‘Improving,’ but Still in ICU

file photo MUMBAI Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital and diagnosed with mild pneumonia, is currently in the ICU but his “condition is reported improving,”. Dilip Kumar was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital on Wednesday after he had complained of “breathlessness” due to chest infection. Manager of Dilip Kumar’s official … Continue reading Dilip Kumar ‘Improving,’ but Still in ICU

9 features, 1 docu to represent India at Busan Film Fest in Korea

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi The 23rd edition of Busan International Film Festival, Asia’s premier film showcase, will have nine feature films and one documentary film from India, including six which will have their world premieres there. Devashish Makhija’s Manoj Bajpayee-starrer “Bhonsle”, Dar Gai-directed “Namdev Bhau”, Praveen Morchhale’s “Widow of Silence”, Hardik Mehta’s “Kaamyab” … Continue reading 9 features, 1 docu to represent India at Busan Film Fest in Korea

Patwardhan’s political documentary “Reason” to premiere in TIFF

Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi Noted documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan’s latest offering “Reason (Vivek)”, described as a chronicling of “India’s slide away from the complex tumult of a secular democracy towards hardening divisions of power, caste, and religious belief”, will have its world premiere at the forthcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The 260-minute-long film … Continue reading Patwardhan’s political documentary “Reason” to premiere in TIFF

It’s Official, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas get engaged

Perform ‘Roka’ Ceremony WEB DESK The first photo of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at what is reportedly their Roka or Mangni ceremony in Mumbai has been released by fan clubs. Priyanka and Nick are dressed in traditional Indian outfits-she in a yellow and white outfit,he in a white kurta pajama. The roka was reportedly … Continue reading It’s Official, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas get engaged

Priyanka Chopra engagement: Nick Jonas, parents arrives in India

WEB DESK Cine star Priyanka Chopra’s would be in-laws from seven seas over have reportedly landed on the India for engagement ceremony to be held on Saturday. The latest scoop on the Disney star Nick Jonas’s engagement with the Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra has suggested that the Jonas family is in India for an official … Continue reading Priyanka Chopra engagement: Nick Jonas, parents arrives in India

US singer Aretha Franklin dies at 76

WEB DESK US singer Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76. The “Queen of Soul” was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and made her debut in 1961. Her style on such hits as “Respect” and “Natural Woman” attracted fans all over the world and influenced Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and other pop divas. She … Continue reading US singer Aretha Franklin dies at 76

5 Indian features to shine at Toronto Intl Film Fest

By Utpal Borpujari /New Delhi Five feature films have made the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year, four of them being world premieres. Hindi films Anurag Kashyap’s “Manmarziyan (Husband Material)” and Vasan Bala’s “Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (The Man Who Feels No Pain)”, India-US co-production “The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang Ngarmo)” in Tibetan … Continue reading 5 Indian features to shine at Toronto Intl Film Fest

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