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2008-09-16 00:00:21

By PRAVDA GODBOLE Rituparno Ghosh isn't what you would call the quintessential director of regional films. For, his films like the Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Chokher Bali, and the Rai Bachchan-Ajay Devgan starrer Raincoat, were thoroughly enjoyed by many film lovers who usually stick to Bollywood mainstream flicks. The director has been a recipient of major awards and, of course, his distinctive style of filmmaking has won him countless admirers worldwide. It is often said that...

2008-09-16 00:00:21

By Meena Iyer Until very recently, it was terribly infra dig to be a film scribe. And one doesn't have to be Einstein to figure why anyone associated with Tinselville was treated like an outcaste. "Back in the 1970s, it was always the filmis and the rest of the world," says veteran film magazine editor Bharathi Pradhan. Naturally, the film journalist, someone who eked out a living following the lives of "men and women who danced and sang for their supper" was termed a bimbo and a parasite....

2008-09-12 18:00:21

By LAURA CAPITANO The first time I saw the term "Bollywood" in print, I thought it was a big ol' typo. No sir, it's really the term for the Hindi branch of India's cinematic tree. The convenient combination of Bombay and Hollywood is appropriate, as most Bollywood scripts are inspired by successful American titles. If you're looking to round out your usual movie-going experience with some foreign flavors, the AMC Regency Square 24 theater regularly carries Bollywood movies. They're not...

2008-09-11 09:00:25

Twentieth Century Fox ventures into Asia LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Twentieth Century Fox said Wednesday it has established a studio in India, heralding its venture into Asia. As the latest Hollywood studio to explore the Asian market, the entertainment company will specialize in local productions with the Indian studio based in India's Mumbai, home of the Bollywood industry. The new studio will be a joint venture with the Asian satellite broadcaster STAR, called Fox STAR...

2008-09-10 09:00:28

By Joan Dupont The Toronto festival has always been rich ground for films from India. This city is home to Deepa Mehta, famous for her trilogy on the making of modern India - "Fire""Earth," and "Water." The director has set her new film, "Heaven on Earth," on Canadian soil, portraying an Indian family cloistered in anger and frustration. It is a bold film, with Preity Zinta, a Bollywood star, as a young girl shipped abroad to marry a man she has never met, and who rejects her. It does not...

2008-09-04 12:00:18

MUMBAI, India, September 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PERCEPT PICTURE COMPANY has made Indian cinema proud by creating a significant impact at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008. The Toronto Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/perceptprofile/34765/ The Toronto festival organizers have announced two new Indian titles - Director Priyadarshan's period drama...

2008-09-03 18:00:21

AN ERDINGTON Bollywood dance club has honoured one of its students after she became a dancing star in her own right. Angela Whitehead, aged 53, has won the Student of the Year award for the second year running at Hina and Company Bollywood dance classes. She started dancing as a way to keep fit but quickly gained a reputation as a great dancer and is now performing her Bollywood moves on TV. Teacher Hina Chavda said: "Angela has won Student of the year 2007 and 2008 along with being...

2008-08-30 21:00:16

By SANAT SAVANAL Not long ago, Bollywood films always came up with tried and tested music. Now, with the boom in Indipop, times have surely changed. Some Indipop stars like Kunal Ganjawala, Vasundhara Das, Lucky Ali and others have blown us away with unforgettable songs. Though, given a chance, these artistes prefer cutting their own albums than the glittering world of Bollywood. Vasundhara Das, who came out with her own pop album, says, "The difference between a playback singer and a...

2008-08-29 18:00:28

By Manish Gajjar GOD TUSSI GREAT HO (12A) VERDICT: ***** DIRECTOR: Rumi Jeffrey STARRING: Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Manisha Koirala, Satish Kaushik THE PLOT: Arun Pajapati, an out of luck television reporter has reached the end of his tether. Nothing seems to go right for him including his love life - he is too scared to propose to Alia (Priyanka), his work colleague at the television station. To top it all up, Rocky (Sohail), his...

2008-08-26 12:00:00

By Kaveree Bamzai Anyone find anything odd in Bollywood celebrating its recent "Hollywood " coups? Happy because it got Snoop Dogg, a man well known for running into trouble for possession of marijuana and guns, and for having been a professional pimp for two years, to sing a song for Singh is Kinng? Over the moon that Kareena Kapoor was made an offer to act in a film directed by Daniel Silverman who, according to her over-heated publicity machine, directed The Devil Wears Prada and The...


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