CINEMA / TV

Legendary Musician Ravindra Jain passess away

AMN / Mumbai: Renowned music director-singer-lyricist Ravindra Jain passed away at a Mumbai hospital due to multiple organ failure. He was 71. Mr Jain breathed his last at 4.10 pm at Lilavati hospital due to multiple organ failure, sources close to him said. The music composer was suffering from a urinary infection causing a problem … Continue reading Legendary Musician Ravindra Jain passess away

Amol Palekar appointed as Chairman of India’s Oscar jury

Veteran actor and director Amol Palekar has been appointed as the Chairman of India’s Oscar jury, which will select the country’s official entry in the best foreign film category of the 88th Academy Awards. Speaking to media persons in Mumbai, Secretary General of Film Federation of India (FFI) Supran Sen said that Mr Palekar will … Continue reading Amol Palekar appointed as Chairman of India’s Oscar jury

Piku wins best film award at IFFM 2015

On the second day of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2015, the IFFM awards for 2015 for the best film was awarded to”Piku”. The best director award went to Shoojit Sircar and Bhumi Pednekar of “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” for the best actress while best actor award was awarded to Irrfan Khan for his … Continue reading Piku wins best film award at IFFM 2015

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.

SPORTS

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CINEMA /TV/ ART

Bollywood expresses grief over death of Girish Karnad

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Girish Karnad is no more

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ART & CULTURE

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

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Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

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