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Academy Award-nominated director Deepa Mehta is all set to release her newest film Midnight’s Children in the United States on April 26 in New York City, opening exclusively at the Angelika and Beekman theaters. The film then releases on May 3 in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. followed by many additional cities on May 10. Midnight’s Children is an epic film based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie. The film boasts an all star cast including Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Shriya Saran, Siddharth, Ronit Roy, Rahul Bose, Samrat Chakrabarti, Kulbushan Kharbanda, Anita Majumdar, Charles Dance, Soha Ali Khan, Zaib Shaikh, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher and Darsheel Safary.
“Born in the hour of India’s freedom. Handcuffed to history.” At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. »
- Stacey Yount
Tribeca Film Festival 2013 Nora Ephron Prize goes to first-time filmmaker Meera Menon for ‘Farah Goes Bang’ First-time writer/director Meera Menon has received the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize, which includes a $25,000 cash prize, for Farah Goes Bang, playing in the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival’s Viewpoints section. The Nora Ephron Prize is handed out to "work and talent that embody the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker and writer." (Photo: Meera Menon’s Farah Goes Bang.) As described in the Tribeca festival’s press release, Farah Goes Bang "follows an awkward twenty-something who hits the road with her buddies to stump for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election, hoping the trip will also be her opportunity to finally shed the long-unwanted virginity that still clings to her despite her best—and most uncomfortable—efforts. Crisscrossing the culturally divided nation at this decisive post-9/11 moment, these multicultural girls find themselves and »
- Anna Robinson
Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie sits down with talk show giant Jon Stewart to discuss the new film Midnight’S Children on The Daily Show airing this Tuesday night, April 23, at 11pm Et on Comedy Central. Rushdie won the Booker Prize for his novel which is now the first of his many books to be adapted into a motion picture. Stewart and Rushdie will discuss the new film and other political topics in this very special interview.
Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Deepa Mehta, Midnight’S Children begins its Us release this Friday April 26 in New York City opening exclusively at the Angelika and Beekman theaters. The film then releases on May 3 in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. followed by many additional cities on May 10.
Midnight’s Children stars Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Shriya Saran, Siddharth, Ronit Roy, Rahul Bose, Samrat Chakrabarti, Kulbushan Kharbanda, Anita Majumdar, Charles Dance, »
- Stacey Yount
New York, March 15: The 13th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) will kick off April 10 with an exclusive screening of acclaimed director Deepa Mehta's "Midnight's Children" based on award-winning writer Salman Rushdie's novel.
Mehta and Rushdie, who also adapted the screenplay, producer David Hamilton, cast members Sarita Choudhury and Samrat Chakrabarti, too would be in attendance, according to festival organizers, the Indo-American Arts Council (Iaac).
Paladin and 108 Media will be officially releasing "Midnight's Children" in major Us cities starting in New York City on April 26.
Mehta, who returns to Nyiff. »
- Machan Kumar
Being a Kamal Hassan film, Vishwaroop had interests invested in it way before the filming started. The knack that Kamal Hassan has at bringing something new to the industry through film was evident again so while I am one of those that loves a good commercial film, Vishwaroop clearly was nothing of the sort. With Rajkamal International coming back to produce this Kamal Hassan written and directed feature, the film is as action packed and suspenseful as the trailer led us to believe.
The movie opens with Dr Nirupama (Pooja Kumar) talking to her psychiatrist about her husband Vishwanath aka Wiz (Kamal Hassan). Married to him out of the convenience he was a green card holder in the Us, she overlooked his age and other issues but when it came to the point when she finds the right person that she feels for, she wanted to be sure she wasn »
- Githa Vanan
Washington, Jan 28: British-born Us-bred actor Samrat Chakrabarti plays two contrasting roles in two new films releasing in India Friday - South Indian icon Kamal Hassan's "Vishwaroop" and Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's "Midnight's Children".
Chakrabarti, who is headed to Mumbai for the release of the two films plays "Deep", a wealthy, slick, wheeling-and-dealing businessman who gets more than he bargains for in "Vishwaroop".
- Leon David
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