CINEMA / TV

FTII students hold protest at Jantar Mantar

Film and Television Institute of India, FTII students today brought their protest against the appointment of TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as its Chairman to the national capital. Over 80 students of the Pune-based institute held a protest at Jantar Mantar. Chauhan, whose appointment as FTII Chairman on June 9 triggered an indefinite strike by the … Continue reading FTII students hold protest at Jantar Mantar

President gives away National Film awards

AMN President Pranab Mukherjee presented the 62nd National Film Awards at a glittering function function in New Delhi Sunday evening. Actress Kangna Ranaut has been awarded with the best actress for her Hindi film Queen while Actor Vijay Kumar B got the best actor award for his Kannada film Nanu Avanalla Avalu. Veteran film actor … Continue reading President gives away National Film awards

Role of censor board is to certify films, not the ministry: I&B Minister

Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the role of the censor board is to certify films and prohibition is not the policy of his ministry. Mr Jaitley’s comments, made in an interview with Doordarshan, come in the wake of a row over a list of cuss words drawn up for banning by … Continue reading Role of censor board is to certify films, not the ministry: I&B Minister

Renowned script writer Bhowmick passes away

MUMBAI (AMN): Well knwon playwright and screenplay stalwart Sachin Bhowmick passed away here on Tuesday.  Bhowmick who penned Aradhana, Golmaal and ‘An Evening in Paris’ in half-a-century-long career studded with many such classics was 81 and 81 and is survived by his son Sandip and his family who lived with the writer.

‘Ab Samachar mein Hindi suniye’

By Danish Khan
“They should not announce ‘Ab Hindi mein samachar suniye’ they should say, ‘Ab Samachar mein Hindi suniye.’” Balraj Sahni, the great actor, quoted his friend and colleague Johnny Walker while speaking at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1972. Sahni was talking about the Urdu-Hindi divide and also lambasted the Pakistan radio ‘for ruining the beauty of this language by thrusting into it as many Persian and Arabic words as possible’.

Tamils like non-Tamil Heroines

BY TN ASHOK

The Tamil Film World, also known as Kollywood, has a history of importing heroines from either northern India or neighboring southern states.However Tamil cinema goers hardly like non-Tamil heroes.They always prefer Heroes from Tamil Nadu with a few exceptions.

‘I AM’ ONIR

Onir Ban Dhar, popularly known as Onir, has made his niche in Indian cinema in a very short span of time. He is a film director, producer, editor, screenwriter in his own capacity. Though his films could not make commercial sensation, yet his films MY BROTHER NIKHIL (2005), BAS EK PAL(2006) and SORRY BHAI (2008) were critically acclaimed and succeeded in making impact on a large section of cine goers.

Nagaraj to make 3-D Film on Tipu Sultan

Famous Kannada Film producer S. Nagaraj has planned to make a 3-D film on the life of 18th century Muslim ruler Tipu Sultan. The film would cost about Rs. 10 crore. It will take 18 months to complete the film which will use animation technology on a wide scale for the production of film.

50 years of ‘MUGHAL-E-AZAM’

The Indian cinema is celebrating the 50 glorious years of ‘MUGHAL-E-AZAM’, a magical, masterful classic film that grandeur remains unmatched even today. Set in 16th century Mughal era, the film told the love story of Emperor Akbar’s son Salim and a ..

Katrina Kaif gets a new name!

Katrina Kaif has got a new nickname.

She is being called ‘ Bollywood’s lucky mascot’. And considering her track record in the last three years, it is quite justified as well. Apart from the flop De Dana Dan last year, the actress has had a clean slate since 2007.

” Katrina has long list of hits”.

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