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2008-08-24 22:57:30

In the last ten days of August, nine new films - Phoonk, Mukhbir, Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam, Rock On, Mumbai Meri Jaan, C Kompany, Hijack, Chamku and Wanted-will hit the marquee. Some could be interesting, most are likely to be ridiculous. But it's the number rather than the films themselves that's significant. The tornado of releases signifies one thing for sure: thanks to the new order in Bollywood, where cinema has been reduced to mere 'software' to fill multiplex screens/TV channels and...

2006-08-28 02:13:01

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Bollywood filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who stood apart with his touching stories about India's teeming middle class, has died of kidney failure, hospital authorities said on Monday. Mukherjee, 83, who started his career in 1948 as an assistant director, made over 40 Hindi films and was regarded as a trendsetting Bollywood director. He was ailing for some weeks and was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, where he died late on Sunday. Mukherjee's films...


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