Russian movie 'Leviathon' wins best film award at IFFI

Russian movie "Leviathon", directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, won the best film award, while Marathi film "Ek Hazarachi Note" won two awards at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which concluded in Goa Sunday.

Russian film 'Leviathan' wins Golden Peacock at IFFI 2014
Russian film 'Leviathan' wins Golden Peacock at IFFI 2014

 Russian director Andrey Zvyaginstev's survival drama 'Leviathan' won the coveted Golden Peacock award while Marathi movie 'Ek Haazarachi Note' bagged the centenary trophy for best film at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which concluded here today.

I want to work with Shah Rukh, Aamir: Wong Kar-wai
I want to work with Shah Rukh, Aamir: Wong Kar-wai

Noted Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai wishes to work with Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan if he takes up an Indian project in future.

Documentary on dad was like digging ghosts from past: Shabnam Sukhdev

Filmmaker Shabnam Sukhdev, whose film on the life of her late father and reputed documentary maker S Sukhdev, won critical acclaim, says working on the project was like confronting ghosts from her past.

Impressed by young directors for dedication to work: Usha Naik

Veteran Marathi actress Usha Naik is all praise for new filmmakers for taking the regional film industry to another level.

I am yearning to do comedy films: Actress Tilotama Shome

After being a part in a series of serious films, actress Tilotama Shome says she is eagerly waiting to show the comical side of her acting on the silver screen.

'Children of War' to re-release in Bangladesh on Dec 12

After evoking a good response in its homeland, period drama 'Children of War' is all set to re-release in Bangladesh on December 16 this year on country's 'Victory Day'.

I requested Imtiaz to cast Alia in 'Highway': Karan Johar
I requested Imtiaz to cast Alia in 'Highway': Karan Johar

Karan Johar says he requested Imtiaz Ali to cast Alia Bhatt in 'Highway', which required a mature performance in the lead role.

Information is key to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Mike Pandey

Making a pitch for the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan', wildlife filmmaker Mike Pandey today said education is key to this cleanliness campaign and felt that documentary helmers can serve as "teachers of future".

Nana Patekar was not intimidating on sets: Sonali Kulkarni
Nana Patekar was not intimidating on sets: Sonali Kulkarni

 Sonali Kulkarni says she was not intimidated by the presence of Nana Patekar on the sets of 'Dr Prakash Baba Amte: The Real Hero' as the noted actor pushed her to give her best in the Marathi film.

Nana Patekar making biopic on social worker Baba Amte

 Noted Bollywood actor Nana Patekar is donning the director's hat again with a biopic on renowned social worker late Baba Amte and he will also portray the powerful titular character.

IFFI rubbishes Kashyap's claims, says it's only about films

 A day after filmmaker Anurag Kashyap termed the ongoing IFFI as an event of "babus", festival director Shankar Mohan today rubbished his remarks saying the 11-day-long extravaganza is "all about films" where interference by government is next to none.

Nana Patekar voices concern against honour killing
Nana Patekar voices concern against honour killing

Voicing concern against 'honour killings', veteran actor Nana Patekar said he had supported his cousin sister when she had an inter-religion marriage.

Preity Zinta, Shiney Ahuja's `Har Pal` shelved
Preity Zinta, Shiney Ahuja's `Har Pal` shelved

Panaji; National-award winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua has revealed that his long-stalled film 'Har Pal', starring Pretty Zinta and Shiney Ahuja, has been shelved finally.

Remake not a bad word: Karan Johar
Remake not a bad word: Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has often supported movies adapted from a book, a Bollywood classic or an international movie, says remakes shouldn't be looked down upon.

Won't regret making 'Student of the Year': Karan Johar
Won't regret making 'Student of the Year': Karan Johar

 "Brainlessness" and "a lie from beginning to end" are some of the words used by critics to describe Karan Johar's 2012 directorial "Student of the Year", but the filmmaker says he has no regrets making it.

I don't pay media for a goody image: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
I don't pay media for a goody image: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Filmmaker-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra has no issues with his 'arrogant' nature and says he will never try hard to make himself a 'lovable person'.

Indian actors should work in Pakistan: Sabiha Sumar

 While Pakistani actors like Ali Zafar, Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas have become popular faces in Bollywood, Pakistani director Sabiha Sumar feels that Indian actors too should work in the film industry across the border.

Chinese filmmaker all praise for '3 Idiots'
Chinese filmmaker all praise for '3 Idiots'

 Chinese professor-turned-filmmaker Xue Xiaolu, whose film was screened at the ongoing IFFI here, is all praise for Aamir Khan-starrer '3 Idiots' for making a strong statement on the educational system.

Attack on NE people out of information gap: Assamese filmmaker

Journalist-turned-filmmaker Utpal Borpujari feels violence against people of north east in some parts of the country is due to "information gap" and "misconceptions" even as he expressed the need to make conscious efforts to bridge this deficit.