Ace film director Sasikumar dead

Ace director Sasikumar, referred to as the first "hitmaker" of the Malayalam film industry, passed away Thursday at a private hospital here, his family members said. He was 86.

`Glad my name came up`, Kamal Hassan on Padma Bhushan

The eminent actor- filmmaker Kamal Haasan has been short listed to be honoured with the third highest civilian award- Padma Bhushan. Hassan, who`s has worked in the film industry for almost five decades, had received Padma Shri in 1990.

Cine buffs gather as Bangalore film fest opens

The Bengaluru International Film Festival (Biffes) opened on a glittering note here Monday, with hundreds of cine buffs thronging the venue for the inaugural event where Tollywood superstar Kamal Hassan was the cynosure of all.

My daughter Akshara must find her own way: Sarika

Sarika is excited about her younger daughter Akshara Haasan`s acting debut. But the star mom doesn`t want to share any tips with her as she believes the latter should find her own way.

National Film Heritage mission to be unveiled at IFFI

A Rs 600-crore national mission to preserve the country`s film heritage will be unveiled at the International Film Festival of India this month, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari today said.

Committee on making Cinematograph Act robust submits report

An empowered committee set up to suggest means to make the Cinematograh Act robust today submitted it report to the government with recommendations on certification, portrayal of women and communal harmony.

Working with Kamal Haasan a lifetime experience: Pooja

Pooja Kumar, who plays the female protagonist in Kamal Haasan`s Tamil-Hindi project `Vishwaroopam`, says her one film experience with the superstar is like a lifetime achievement.

I thought I`m too ugly to be an actress: Shruti Haasan

Shruti Haasan always wanted to be in showbiz, but was skeptical about facing the camera because she didn`t find herself attractive enough to be a heroine.

Kamal Hassan to watch Rajinikanth`s film

In what could be regarded as a major departure from the custom, Kamal Hassan is all set to view his friend and professional rival Rajinikanth`s latest film, the long-awaited ‘Kochadaiyaan’.

Malaysia lifts ban on controversial spy thriller `Vishwaroopam`

Malaysian authorities today lifted the ban on Tamil movie `Vishwaroopam`, much to the delight of ethnic Indians in the country.

Controversial spy thriller ‘Vishwaroopam’ enters Rs 100 crore club in merely 4 days

Kamal Hassan’s Indian Tamil spy thriller ‘Vishwaroopam’has managed to enter the Rs 100 crore club in a span of just four days.

Karuna dares Jaya to initiate legal proceedings against him

DMK Chief M Karunanidhi dared Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to initiate legal proceedings against him for his remarks that she had written to AIADMK founder M G R criticising Kamal Hassan.

CPI-M seeks lifting of ban on `Vishwaroopam`

CPI(M) asked AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu to lift the ban over actor-director Kamal Haasan`s fim `Viswaroopam`, saying it was "morally unjustifiable" to ban a movie after Censor Board`s clearance.

TMMK says not against Hassan but firm on demand for film ban

Unmoved by Tamil superstar Rajnikanth`s plea to help in release of Kamal Hassan`s film "Vishwaroopam", a Muslim organisations on Friday said they remain steadfast on their demand for ban on screening.

DTH will fetch cinema more money: Manoj Bajpayee

After Kamal Haasan, Manoj Bajpayee has advocated direct-to-home (DTH) releases, saying this will spell higher profits for filmmakers.

Vishwaroopam to hit theatres on January 25

After a tug-of-war with exhibitors that threatened the release of his trilingual film `Vishwaroopam`, actor Kamal Haasan today announced it will hit the silver screen on January 25 but was mum on the direct-to-home premiere issue which had triggered the tussle.

Theatres didn`t close due to digitisation: T. Subramanyam

It is not because of digitisation that theatres in Tamil Nadu have shut over the years, says Tirupur Subramanyam, president of Coimbatore region theatre owners association.

Kamal Hassan aims for international benchmark with new flick

Kamal Hassan is hoping to grasp international audience with his big-budget thriller ‘Vishwaroopam’.

‘Viswaroopam’ : Kamal Haasan starrer kicks up controversy ahead of release

Just a month ahead of its release, actor Kamal Haasan`s trilingual `Viswaroopam` (Vishwaroop in Hindi) has generated controversy over the actor`s proposal to release the movie also on DTH platforms.

Hollywood project will take time: Kamal Hassan

Kamal Haasan says his Hollywood dream will take some time to come true as he is currently busy wrapping up his Tamil action-thriller `Vishwaroopam`.