Cinema has brought India, Egypt closer: Amitabh Bachchan
Cinema has brought India, Egypt closer: Amitabh Bachchan

Terming cinema a "great integrator", Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan has said Hindi movies have, over the years, brought the historic cultures of India and Egypt closer.

Pakistan loses historic Taj Mahal cinema

 The Taj Mahal cinema of Abbottabad city, with a 66-year history of film exhibition in this Pakistan frontier city, is being dismantled after its owner recently sold the property.

Parallel cinema on Kajal Aggarwal's mind
Parallel cinema on Kajal Aggarwal's mind

Having spent nearly a decade doing mainstream commercial cinema, actress Kajal Aggarwal, who is busy shooting for Tamil comedy "Maari", says she wants to experiment with independent films and filmmakers.

Centre for arts, auto, cinema and culture launched in Mumbai
Centre for arts, auto, cinema and culture launched in Mumbai

 

Mumbai: A pioneering cultural centre focusing on Indian and world cinema besides arts and vintage automobiles was launched here today.

The iconic art-deco Liberty Cinema became the first venue of Osianama, which will also be launched in Delhi soon.

Vikram to promote 'I' on 'Bigg Boss'
Vikram to promote 'I' on 'Bigg Boss'

Actor Vikram, who is currently in the city, will be promoting his upcoming Tamil magnum opus 'I' on the sets of reality TV show "Big Boss". He will shoot a special episode with host Salman Khan.

Thousands gather to pay their last respects to Balachander

The Tamil film industry plunged into gloom following the death of legendary filmmaker K. Balachander. The industry members and thousands from various walks of life assembled at his residence here Wednesday to pay their last respects to the thespian.

Pawel Pawlikowski`s `Ida` wins `Best European Film` award
Pawel Pawlikowski`s `Ida` wins `Best European Film` award

 Pawel Pawlikowski's Polish drama 'Ida' has received the Best European Film prize at the European Film Awards in Riga, Latvia.

Cinema has become more commercial, riskier: Ajay Devgn
Cinema has become more commercial, riskier: Ajay Devgn

Actor Ajay Devgn, who has been lauded equally for his intense dramatic roles as for his comical avatar, feels the reason why movies like "Zakhm" and "The Legend of Bhagat Singh" aren't made anymore is due to the commercial nature of cinema and risk involved with big budget movies.

Punjabi cinema not just about 'balle balle'

Punjabi filmmaker Manjeet Mann, who co-produced National Award-winning film "Shaheed-e-Mohabbat Boota Singh", says there are movies from her state that are rich in content too.

Filmmakers can't change society: Vishal Bhardwaj

 Director Vishal Bhardwaj says filmmakers express their experience on the big screen, but they can't transform society.

Hard to adapt books into movies: Rohan Sippy

 Rohan Sippy is set to direct an adaptation of "Turbulence", a book penned by Samit Basu and the filmmaker, who also made "Nautanki Saala!" - a remake of French film "Apres Vous", says adapting books into films is harder than making remakes of movies.

12 Chinese films to be screened at IFFI

About 12 Chinese films will be showcased during the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), as China is the focus country during the event to be held here from November 20-30.

Bengali film 'Chotushkone' to release nationally on demand
Bengali film 'Chotushkone' to release nationally on demand

Bengali movie "Chotushkone", starring talents as versatile as Aparna Sen and Parambrata Chatterjee, will release in five Indian cities Friday by popular demand. It will be subtitled in English for non Bengali-speaking audiences.

'Silent fast' by cinema industry in support of Jayalalithaa

Expressing solidarity with jailed AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, a former actor, members of the Tamil cinema industry on Tuesday embarked on a day-long "silent fast" here.

'Sankarabharanam' an epic journey in my life: S.P Balasubrahmanyam
'Sankarabharanam' an epic journey in my life: S.P Balasubrahmanyam

The digitally restored Tamil dubbed version of Telugu cult classic 'Sankarabharanam is slated for release in October. Playback singer S.P Balasubrahmanyam aka SPB, who had crooned all the songs in the film, says that it's an epic journey of his life.

Karthika as funny as Naresh in 'Brother of Bommali'
Karthika as funny as Naresh in 'Brother of Bommali'

Actress Karthika Nair, who plays the twin sister of actor-comedian Allari Naresh in upcoming Telugu action-comedy "Brother of Bommali", has impressed the film's director B. Chinni with her comic skills.

Bangladesh director's upcoming film to save river

 Bangladeshi director Tanvir Mokammel's obsession with rivers is nothing new. Two of his feature films are set in the backdrop of the liberation war of the country and unfold on banks of river Chitra and Modhumati.

Capital to host Northeast film gala

Fragrances from the North East, a three-day festival of cinema and entertainment from the country`s northeast region, will be held here Aug 22-24.

English, Hinglish: Indian filmmakers get experimental

Director Homi Adajania is set to bring to the table "Finding Fanny", an English language film with a cast of desi actors. The experiment is not new, but it stands a testimony to how the multiplex culture is allowing filmmakers to try new ways of attracting youth, say distributors.

Theatre is very challenging, tough: Richa Chadda

Richa Chadda, who stars in the play ‘Trivial Disasters’, says performing in front of a live audience is a tough and challenging job.