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2009-01-22 13:21:43

India's slow-growing animation and gaming industry could hit 1.3 billion this year with the help of the country's first 3D videogame, inspired by a hit Bollywood thriller about a man with short-term amnesia. "Ghajini," the PC game based on the Hindi-language film of the same name, was launched in India this month and will soon be marketed worldwide by Indian film distributor Eros International PLC. The box office smash is loosely based on the 2000 Oscar-nominated Hollywood thriller Memento,...

2008-10-27 15:00:18

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- NDM Bollywood Dance Studios & Productions announced today that tickets for its highly anticipated production of Nakul Dev Mahajan, The One Man Bollywood Show will go on sale November 1, on Ticketmaster.com and by calling (213) 365-3500. Nakul's historical performance is scheduled for Saturday, January 31, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wadsworth Theatre in West Los Angeles, with partial proceeds to benefit Pratham, an India-based non-profit organization that...

2008-10-14 00:00:30

By Bhama Devi Ravi CHENNAI: Ahead of Deepavali, the only cameras that are rolling uninterruptedly in the city are the security cameras installed by the police. For the makers of films and TV commercials, finding the right shooting spot has become a tough proposition. While the police have banned outdoor shooting in the day time, shooting floors have become scarce. "Big films like 'Ayirathil Oruvan' have moved to Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad because of lack of adequate floors in...

2008-10-14 00:00:30

By SHARIN WADER That Nana Patekar is one of the great characters of Bollywood, there is no doubt. For a shoot with BT, he dressed in dhoti-kurta- topi, the typical attire of the Marathi manoos. No, he isn't joining Raj Thackeray despite the rumours. "I'm too blunt and straight forward for politics, but I'm friends with all," he said. He was dressed in character for the role he is playing in Rakesh Sarang's Horn Ok Pleassss... - that of a truck driver. Not so long ago, he played a cabbie...

2008-10-14 00:00:30

By Sarit Ray Even if he were not an actor, it would be impossible to miss him. At 6 ft-something, Kunal Kapoor is easily the tallest man in the house. In the city for a launch, he towers over all, a European model with stilettos the only one reaching up to his ear! Kunal may be in an arguably nascent stage of his Bollywood career, but make no mistake about this guy's popularity - he sends the flashbulbs into a tizzy and has the ladies hooting as he walks down the ramp in all- black and...

2008-10-14 00:00:30

By TANVI TRIVEDI Thank god for multiplexes. They have saved the day and created blockbusters this year for the Indian dream factory- Bollywood. Rock On!!, A Wednesday, Race, Mithya, Jaane... Tu Ya Jaane Na, Welcome to Sajjanpur are all surprise hits of 2008 and owe their commercial returns to multiplex audiences. Contemporary, sleek films with smart production values, intelligent scripts, small budgets created specially for a niche urban audience falls in the category of multiplex...

2008-10-11 00:00:25

By Arifa Akbar Their all-singing, all-dancing glamour lit up the dark days after the Wall Street crash. As the credit crisis bites, they are making a comeback. By Arifa Akbar Their upbeat plots and jolly tunes gave the public a boost in the aftermath of the 1929 Wall Street crash. Now, amid the latest economic turmoil, musical films are back and aiming to bring more light-hearted relief to modern-day audiences. Long after such stars as Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Doris Day and Gene...

2008-10-10 00:00:24

Scenes from a Bollywood movie are expected to be filmed in Bath next month. Casting sessions for the film Veer - starring an actor dubbed the Brad Pitt of Bollywood - are being held in the city on Friday and Saturday. The film stars Salman Khan, who has also written the story on which it is based. The 42-year-old has had to put on extra weight for the film, in which he plays a warrior. The casting sessions are being held in St Michael's Place, outside the Little Theatre Cinema, from...

2008-10-09 15:00:16

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor is adding blogging about fashion trends on the Internet to her resume. "It will be fashion-oriented. The (Web) site will have updates not only on Kareena's fashion trends, but also the trends which take place all over the globe," the actress' representative told Press Trust of India. "There have been a number of occasions where Kareena has actively participated in designing her costumes in films." The publicist said Kapoor has always wanted to design her own...

2008-10-08 09:00:29

The upcoming film Shoot On Sight, directed by Jag Mundhra, produced by Aron Govil, a USA based NRI, and being released world wide by Aron Govil Productions Inc., just got less hot and controversial, since certain inflammatory and sexual scenes and language had to be deleted from the Indian prints. It is reported that in one of the scenes Om Puri makes a heart-wrenching speech with considerable inflammatory words that had to be trimmed for the Indian market to avoid any potential for...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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