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When debutant director Rajat Kazmi submitted his hard-hitting treatise on the unrest in the Kashmir Valley for censoring, he expected plenty of trouble over the volatile subject and candid dialogues about the State of siege. Instead he was told that the film would have to be viewed by a Muslim individual to ensure the religious references were current.
Kazmi who is a Kashmiri Muslim found the precondition strange. "I knew what I was talking about in Identity Card. The issue of Kashmiri militancy and how brutally it affects local Kashmiri civilians is very close to my heart. So when after the censor panel viewed my film I was told it would have to be viewed by a Muslim, I was confused."
Finally though, Kazmi whose gripping film releases this week heaved a sigh of relief, as only two cuts were ordered and the film was passed with a 'UA' certification. »
- Subhash K. Jha
Identity Card – Ek Lifeline, a hard-hitting storyline on Kashmir in India, is set to thrill its audience with worldwide release on 29th August 2014.
Billed as a story of the common man in Kashmir, Identity Card -Ek Lifeline is a Rahat Kazmi directorial film that ensue the story of a Delhi-based journalist Naazia Siddiqui (played by multi-talented actor and singer Tia Bajpai of 1920 Evil Returns fame) who arrives in Kashmir looking to make a documentary and revive her flagging career gets trapped into the turmoil of Kashmir. The film highlights the issue that has plagued both India and Pakistan since partition by capturing the ideological differences of people in the valley and the importance of an ‘Identity Card’ in a warlike situation of Kashmir.
“After worldwide acclamation in international festivals, screening invites from Holland, Toronto, Karachi and other parts of the world, we are delighted to announce the release of Identity Card »
- Press Releases
Actor Prashantt Guptha (formerly known as Prashaant Kumar) was last seen as the anti-hero in Jayantilal Gada and Shailesh Singh’s Hindi adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, Issaq. Though the film didn’t fare as well as the other Hit adaptation that followed, Ram-Leela, quite a few in the industry took note of this newcomer’s performance. Much to the amusement of many a viewers was the fact that this young actor, who was born and raised in New York and otherwise maintains the ‘chocolate-boy next door’ kind of look, could mould himself flawlessly into a hardcore grey-shaded Banarasi cop. Post Issaq, he bagged two films in a principal role, Identity Card and 6-5=2.
In Rahat Kazmi’s Identity Card, Prashantt plays a Kashmiri cop along with Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma, Raghubir Yadav and Brijendra Kala. The film is a Dark-Comedy and highlights the importance of an identity card in Kashmir »
- Press Releases
New Delhi, Feb 20: A court here Thursday told Bollywood actor Raghubir Yadav to pay monthly alimony of Rs.40,000 to his estranged wife.
Additional Sessions Judge Anuradha Shukla Bhardwaj dismissed Yadav's plea challenging a magisterial court order asking him to pay the maintenance.
The court said it finds "no infirmity or illegality in the order of the trial court".
Yadav had informed the court that he was earning Rs.2.25 lakh annually.
His wife, however, opposed it by saying that being a person of high status and stature, it could not be believed that his income is too low.
The sessions court. »
- Anita Agarwal
Mumbai, Feb 20: After doing comedy in his theatre days, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is excited to try comedy for the first time with his film "Ghoomketu".
"'Ghoomketu' is an out-and-out comedy film and I am doing such a film for the first time. However, I did a lot of comedy during my theatre days," the 39-year-old said here Wednesday at the Top Gear awards.
Besides "Ghoomketu," Nawazuddin has six to seven films lined up for the year.
"Besides 'Ghoomketu' there is 'Mountain Man', Ketan. »
- Abhijeet Sen
Out Of The Furnace (15)
Brotherly solidarity, blue-collar violence, pain and grit in a decaying Rust Belt town: this could be a feature-length Bruce Springsteen song. At heart, the story doesn't stretch much further: decent steelworker Bale steps up after his Iraq-vet brother (Affleck) strays too far into outlaw territory, Winter's Bone-style (Harrelson is a great scary baddie). But it's skilfully told and the acting is persuasively raw. Between the cliches, Cooper finds space to give us a tough, textured study of American masculinity in crisis.
Lone Survivor (15)
A Navy SEALs v Afghani Taliban thriller that, depending on your position, is either a pure, visceral »
- Steve Rose
6 items from 2014
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