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Salaam Bombay! & Chashme Buddoor to re-release in multiple cities

Salaam Bombay! & Chashme Buddoor to re-release in multiple cities
Still from Salaam Bombay!

On 25 years of Salaam Bombay! PVR Director’s Rare will release the digitally re-mastered version of the film on big screen from March 22 – 28, 2013. The film will release in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune and Gurgaon.

Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s feature debut trails Krishna in his endeavor to collect Rs. 500 by working in the streets of Mumbai. Here he meets Manju, her prostitute mother Rekha, the pimp Baba and a heroin addict Chillum. The film features Nana Patekar, Raghuvir Yadav, Shafiq Syed and Anita Kanwar in lead roles.

Besides winning Audience Award and the Camera d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 1988 and two National Film Awards in 1989, the film was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 1989 Academy Awards.

PVR Director’s Rare will also release Sai Paranjpye’s 1981 cult classic Chashme Buddoor on April 5. The film stars Farookh Shaikh, Rakesh Bedi, Ravi Baswan and Deepti Naval.
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Director Raj Kanwar passes away

Famous director Raj Kanwar who directed hit films like ‘Deewana’ and ‘Andaaz’ passed away in Singapore due to kidney ailment on Friday afternoon. Shammi Chhabra, assistant director and close associate of Kanwar family, said: "He was suffering from kidney problem for quite sometime”. His wife Anita Kanwar and nephew Sunny Singh were near him when he breathed his last. Three days ago, Kanwar had undergone a kidney transplant and was under observation following some complications. Raj's last rites will be performed in Mumbai on Sunday. "The body will be flown into the city around 10pm on Saturday. ...
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Manisha Koirala rejects, Antara Mali grabs the part in Amol Palekar's next

Manisha Koirala is looking for meaty roles at this point of her career. So when the redoubtable Amol Palekar offered her a role in his new film, the prolific director's first in English, Manisha jumped with joy. Amol has extracted exceptional performances from his female actors including Deepti Naval in Ankahee, Anita Kanwar in Thodasa Roomani Ho Jayen and Rani Mukherjee in Paheli. Manisha expected the prolific Palekar to offer her yet another opportunity to relive her golden days of Khamoshi The Musical, Bombay and Dil Se. But to her dismay the role in Palekar's film was just a cameo. "I'd have loved to work with Amolji. It was an interesting character, that of a Buddhist monk. I'd have given my right arm to play the role, if only I had at least two scenes ...achcha chalo, only one meaty scene. I've never believed in measuring my roles in terms of playing time.
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Manisha Koirala rejects, Antara Mali grabs the part in Amol Palekar's next

Manisha Koirala is looking for meaty roles at this point of her career. So when the redoubtable Amol Palekar offered her a role in his new film, the prolific director's first in English, Manisha jumped with joy. Amol has extracted exceptional performances from his female actors including Deepti Naval in Ankahee, Anita Kanwar in Thodasa Roomani Ho Jayen and Rani Mukherjee in Paheli. Manisha expected the prolific Palekar to offer her yet another opportunity to relive her golden days of Khamoshi The Musical, Bombay and Dil Se. But to her dismay the role in Palekar's film was just a cameo. "I'd have loved to work with Amolji. It was an interesting character, that of a Buddhist monk. I'd have given my right arm to play the role, if only I had at least two scenes ...achcha chalo, only one meaty scene. I've never believed in measuring my roles in terms of playing time.
See full article at BollywoodHungama »

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