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19 items from 2011


Madhuri Dixit inaugurates the Indian Panorama at Iffi 2011

24 November 2011 7:19 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Madhuri Dixit today opened the Indian Panorama at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) in Goa. She was joined in by Jackie Shroff, Shri Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Govt. of India; Shri Sk Shrivastava, Chief Secretary, Government of Goa; Shri Shankar Mohan, Director, Iffi along with a host of other dignitaries like Santosh Sivan (director of Urumi), Makarand Brahme (director of Adwait Sangeet), Padma Bhushan Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra amongst others. In the opening, Madhuri Dixit interacted with the audience and shared her views and experiences on Indian Cinema while the directors of Urumi and Adwait Sangeet shared the ideas behind their films. Shri Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said at the opening, "Indian Panorama is truly unique and credit goes to the filmmakers of the country who have managed to bring out the diversity of the country through their cinematic imagination. »

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Madhuri Dixit inaugurates the Indian Panorama at Iffi 2011

24 November 2011 7:19 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Madhuri Dixit today opened the Indian Panorama at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) in Goa. She was joined in by Jackie Shroff, Shri Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Govt. of India; Shri Sk Shrivastava, Chief Secretary, Government of Goa; Shri Shankar Mohan, Director, Iffi along with a host of other dignitaries like Santosh Sivan (director of Urumi), Makarand Brahme (director of Adwait Sangeet), Padma Bhushan Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra amongst others. In the opening, Madhuri Dixit interacted with the audience and shared her views and experiences on Indian Cinema while the directors of Urumi and Adwait Sangeet shared the ideas behind their films. Shri Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said at the opening, "Indian Panorama is truly unique and credit goes to the filmmakers of the country who have managed to bring out the diversity of the country through their cinematic imagination. »

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Portuguese film The Consul of Bordeaux to open Iffi 2011

14 November 2011 10:20 PM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

The 42nd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) will open with the Portuguese film The Consul of Bordeaux directed by Manuel Gonzales.

The film is based on the life of Portuguese consul general Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux, France, who helped thousands of Jewish refugees to extricate themselves from France, after Hitler’s armed forces invaded Belgium and the Netherlands in May 1940.

The Indian Panorama section at the festival will open with Urumi, directed by Santosh Sivan.

The country in focus at the festival is USA while there will be a special section on Russian films.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog and Pina by Wim Wenders, among other films will be screened at the new 3D section in the festival.

The festival which will run from November 23-December 3 will be inaugurated by Shahrukh Khan at the opening ceremony in Margao.

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Children.s films: Bollywood wakes up from its slumber

12 November 2011 1:55 AM, PST | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

Once upon a time, films catering to children remained in the precincts of parallel and serious cinema in Bollywood. Over the years, the genre has undergone a seachange, with many filmmakers entwining emotional and educational themes into commercial entertainers not just for children, but for adult viewers as well.In the past decade, filmmakers have tried to cater to children with animation projects like .My Friend Ganesha., .Bal Ganesh., .Hanuman., .Hanuman Returns. and .Ghatothkach.. But they have also experimented with children-related, issue-based themes like .Taare Zameen Par. and .Stanley Ka Dabba. to strike a chord with youngsters.On the occasion of Children.s Day Monday, Ians lists a few children.s films that either tugged at the viewers. heartstrings, or claimed box office success or even garnered critical acclaim..Mr.India. (1987) . At the core, this cult classic was a sci-fi superhero film, but the magic and thrill behind Anil Kapoor.s invisibility act, »

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Urumi to open Indian Panorama at International Film Festival of India

18 October 2011 9:35 AM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Urumi directed by Santosh Sivan will screen as the opening film of Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India, Goa 2011.

The jury for Feature films, headed by filmmaker Sai Paranjpye selected 23 films out of a total of 118 eligible entries for the Iffi 2011, Indian Panorama Section.  Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu, directed by Salim Ahamed which won Best Feature Film award at the recent 58th National Film Awards is the 24th film of Indian Panorama, by virtue of direct entry.

In the Non-Feature Film category, Adwaita Sangeet directed by Makarand Brahme will be the opening film. The Non-Feature films Jury chaired by writer-director Ashok Rane picked 21 films out of 135 eligible entries. The winner of Best Non-Feature film in the recent 58th National Film Awards for 2010 Germ by Snehal R. Nair has not been  included in the Non-Feature film category, as it was already included in Indian Panorama 2010 last year. »

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Day 3: The Artist gets tremendous response at 13th Mumbai Film Festival

15 October 2011 3:56 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The third day of 13th Mumbai Film Festival continued with fervour. Following the two power packed days, the third day saw the opening of the 4th Rendez-vous with French Cinema, with The Artist (competed at the Cannes Film Festival 2011) as the opening film. Unprecedented numbers of audiences were witnessed for the two screenings of the film, following which a third screening of the film was also announced later. Present on the third day of the highly popular film festival, were the likes of Yash Chopra, Shyam Benegal, Anurag Kashyap, Kiran Rao, Riteish Deshmukh, Ayaan Mukerji, Shahana Goswami, Onir, Vikramaditya Motwane, Santosh Sivan, Bhushan Kumar, Adoor Gopalkrishnan, Aamna Sharif, French Director Martin Provost amongst numerous others. Films that attracted most audience included The Artist, She Monkey's, The Whistle Blower, Generation P, Michael and Urumi amongst others. Also, under the aegis of the Mumbai Film Festival, the three day long Mumbai Film »

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Day 3: The Artist gets tremendous response at 13th Mumbai Film Festival

15 October 2011 3:56 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The third day of 13th Mumbai Film Festival continued with fervour. Following the two power packed days, the third day saw the opening of the 4th Rendez-vous with French Cinema, with The Artist (competed at the Cannes Film Festival 2011) as the opening film. Unprecedented numbers of audiences were witnessed for the two screenings of the film, following which a third screening of the film was also announced later. Present on the third day of the highly popular film festival, were the likes of Yash Chopra, Shyam Benegal, Anurag Kashyap, Kiran Rao, Riteish Deshmukh, Ayaan Mukerji, Shahana Goswami, Onir, Vikramaditya Motwane, Santosh Sivan, Bhushan Kumar, Adoor Gopalkrishnan, Aamna Sharif, French Director Martin Provost amongst numerous others. Films that attracted most audience included The Artist, She Monkey's, The Whistle Blower, Generation P, Michael and Urumi amongst others. Also, under the aegis of the Mumbai Film Festival, the three day long Mumbai Film »

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Santosh Sivan's 'Urumi' for Busan film fest - Realbollywood.com News

11 September 2011 12:30 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11: Master filmmaker Santosh Sivan's 'Urumi' has been selected for screening at the Busan International Film Festival starting Oct 6.

Speaking to Ians, Sivan said that he is delighted that his film has been selected for the screening at the fest, adding: 'My film will be screened in the category of A Window to Asian Cinema.'

This is the second time that one of his films will be screened at the festival. His 2005 release 'Navarasa' was was also screened there.

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Guzaarish in Busan Film Fest line up : Film Festivals & Markets

9 September 2011 5:52 AM, PDT | Bollywood Trade | See recent Bollywood Trade news »

The 16th Busan International Film Festival (Biff) lineup includes Hrithik and Aishwarya starrer Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish. The festival will be held between 6-14 October, 2011, in the second largest Korean city Busan, earlier known as Pusan. Biff is fast developing into the Cannes of Asia. This year's programme has a total of 307 films from 70 countries with 135 World & International premieres. The other Indian films in the lineup include Urumi by Santosh Sivan, The Add Read More »

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Guzaarish in Busan Film Fest line up : Trade News

9 September 2011 5:52 AM, PDT | Bollywood Trade | See recent Bollywood Trade news »

The 16th Busan International Film Festival (Biff) lineup includes Hrithik and Aishwarya starrer Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish. The festival will be held between 6-14 October, 2011, in the second largest Korean city Busan, earlier known as Pusan. Biff is fast developing into the Cannes of Asia. This year's programme has a total of 307 films from 70 countries with 135 World & International premieres. The other Indian films in the lineup include Urumi by Santosh Sivan, The Add Read More »

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16th Busan International Film Festival announces lineup

8 September 2011 11:49 PM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Still from Alms of the Blind Horse

The 16th Busan International Film Festival which will be held from October6-14, 2011 announced its lineup. Indian films will be presented across various sections of the festival.

Gurvinder Singh’s Anhey Ghorey Da Daan (Alms of the Blind Horse), Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish, Suman Ghosh’s Nobel Thief, Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni’s Deool (Temple), Santosh Sivan’s Urumi – The warriors who wanted to kill Vasco da Gama, and Amole Gupte’s Stanley Ka Dabba will be screened in the section– A Window on Asian Cinema.

Mangesh Hadawale’s Watch Indian Circus will be presented in New Currents.

Bikas Ranjan Mishra’s Dance of Ganesha will be screened in Short Film Showcase, while Venkat Amudhan’s Thug Beram will participate in Asian Short Film Competition.

Vijay Anand L.’s God’s Own Child will be presented in Open Cinema.

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Guzaarish in Busan Film Fest line up

8 September 2011 10:55 PM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

The 16th Busan International Film Festival (Biff) lineup includes Hrithik and Aishwarya starrer Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish. The festival will be held between 6-14 October, 2011, in the second largest Korean city Busan, earlier known as Pusan. Biff is fast developing into the Cannes of Asia. This year's programme has a total of 307 films from 70 countries with 135 World and International premieres. The other Indian films in the lineup include Urumi by Santosh Sivan, The Add »

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3rd International Film Festival Ahmedabad announces lineup

12 August 2011 7:23 AM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

The 3rd edition of the International Film Festival Ahmedabad (Iffa) announced its lineup of feature films and short films in competition today.

Five films from the line-up will get a limited release under PVR’s new label: Director’s Cut & Director’s Rare.

Ketan Mehta’a Rang Rasiya will be the opening film of the festival while the festival will close with the Asian premiere of  Anurag Kashyap’s That Girl in Yellow Boots.

Complete lineup:

Independent Short Film Competition Official Selection 2011

1. Linger by Shikha Makan

2. The Cabin Man by Ashish Pandey

3. Open Doors by Ashish Pandey

4. Visible Bra Straps by Ajitesh Sharma

5. Holy Cow by Vijay Nayyar

6. Kamera by Nijo Jonson

7. Shaji by Umair Hasan

8. The 4 Years Story And Storytellers by Sounak Kar

9.  Kaveri by Shilpa Mumkempanna

10. To, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi by Vrinda Kapoor

11. Vansh by Gargee Kulkarni

12.  Potti Budankai by G. Trivikram

13.  Better Way by Maac Ahmedabad

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Santosh Sivan to make documentary on a farmer

20 July 2011 11:39 PM, PDT | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

Acclaimed filmmaker Santosh Sivan is all set to make a 52-minute documentary film on the life of a 70-year-old farmer in the picturesque Kuttanad area of Alappuzha district. He says the film will show what has been happening in the farming sector over the years. Speaking to Ians over telephone from his Chennai residence, Sivan said that he is doing it for the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (Psbt). .This will be an unbiased view that follows the life of a farmer and it dwells deep upon all aspects of farming. Since it will be an unbiased view, the good and the bad aspects of farming will be depicted,. said Sivan, who had earlier made a documentary on AIDS awareness called .Prarambha. and it had won him two national awards. Psbt is a non-government, not for profit trust, that seeks to cultivate discourse, create content and establish systems and practices that »

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Call for entries:Co-Production Market at Film Bazaar Goa

18 July 2011 11:51 PM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Film Bazaar Goa (India) is inviting entries for the 5th Co-Production Market which will take place from November 24 – 27, 2011. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2011.

The Film Bazaar Co-Production Market is a four – day event where delegates are provided with the opportunity to meet, formally and informally, international producers, sales agents, distributors as well as broadcasting and funding representatives active in the field of co-production.

Filmmakers with South Asian stories seeking co-production partners are eligible for this program. The project could be in development, pre-production or production stage. There is no entry fee for applications.

Twenty selected projects will be presented in a Project Catalogue and e-mailed to all Film Bazaar delegates two weeks prior to the commencement of the market. Thereafter these projects will be presented in the Co-Production Market from November 24th-27th 2011 at Film Bazaar, Goa.

Projects such as As the River Flows (Bidyut Kotoky), Ocean of an »

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Santosh Sivan's Urumi gets an international version

6 May 2011 3:45 AM, PDT | BusinessofCinema | See recent BusinessofCinema news »

Santosh Sivan's tri-lingual (Malayalam-Hindi-English) historical epic Urumi has just got a new twist in its tale. Having completed and released the lengthy Malayalam version with songs, dances, drama and action, Sivan is now doing an English-language version, which would not only be discernibly shorter but also contain extra characters and most, importantly, would give a completely new perspective on Vasco Da Gama's invasion of India.Additionally, according to information available with Businessofcinema.com, the item songs by Tabu and Vidya Balan are being done away in the »

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Genelia D'Souza trains in martial arts for Urumi

27 March 2011 11:33 AM, PDT | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

Bollywood's "Girl next door" Genelia D'Souza went all her way to perfect her turn as a sword-totting warrior in the tri-lingual film "Urumi", with special classes in martial arts, horse riding and rowing. The actress who recently represented the film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, plays a Portuguese girl who falls for an Indian rebel, played by Malayalam star Prithviraj, in the film. The 24-year-old is the lead in the multi-starrer which has cameos by Vidya Balan, Prabhu Deva, Tabu and Amol Gupte among others and impressed director Santosh Sivan with her diligence. "She spent weeks learning ''Kalaripayattu'' and horse riding and rowing so that she could do the action scenes herself. It was great to see her persistence and hard work," said Sivan. And the actress was more than happy to be promoting the mega-budget film in Hong Kong and took to Twitter to tell her fans about her excitement. »

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Santosh Sivan’s project selected for Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum

6 January 2011 10:32 PM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Urumi

Santosh Sivan’s latest Vasco Da Gama is one of the projects selected for the 2011 edition of the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum. The ninth edition of the financing forum will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21-23 March 2011.

Santosh Sivan’s directorial project, Vasco Da Gama is the English version of Urumi, his bilingual period drama in Malayalam-Tamil, starring Vidya Balan and Genelia D’Souza in lead roles.

It’s basically a platform to reach out to a wider international market and it does increase the possibilities for international interest in a project, especially since the acceptance at Haf also means the subject is universal and has inherent potential for international finance: Sivan told DearCinema.

The 2011 edition of Haf includes a total of 28 projects selected from 12 countries: China, Hong Kong, Finland, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. »

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17th Star Screen Awards 2011 Nominations

2 January 2011 2:04 AM, PST | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

Best Actor (Male)Ajay Devgn - Once Upon A Time In MumbaaiHrithik Roshan - GuzaarishRanbir Kapoor - RaajneetiSalman Khan - DabanggShah Rukh Khan - My Name Is KhanNaseeruddin Shah - IshqiyaRishi Kapoor - Do Dooni ChaarBest Actor (Female)

Aishwarya Rai - GuzaarishAnushka Sharma - Band Baaja BaaraatDeepika Padukone - Break Ke BaadKajol - My Name Is KhanKareena Kapoor - Golmaal 3Vidya Balan - IshqiyaKatrina Kaif - RaajneetiBest Director

Anusha Rizvi - Peepli LiveDibakar Banerjee - Love Sex Aur DhokaManeesh Sharma - Band Bajaa BaaraatPrakash Jha - RaajneetiMilan Luthria - Once Upon A Time In MumbaaiVikramaditya Motwane - UdaanBest Film

Band Baaja BaaraatLove Sex Aur DhokaPeepli [Live]Once Upon A Time In MumbaaiRaajneetiUdaanBest Actor in A Comic Role - M/FKonkona Sen Sharma - Atithi.Tum Kab Jaoge?Paresh Rawal - Atithi. Tum Kab Jaoge?Pradhuman Singh - Tere Bin LadenSanjay Mishra - Phans Gaye Re ObamaTusshar »

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