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Vijay Sethupathi's film joins the Pongal race!

Looks like every director/producer wants to release their film in the festive weekend of Pongal. Earlier, Vijay's Bairavaa was the only confirmed film to release for Pongal. But now, within the last three days, many films have announced that they will come for the Uzhavar Thirunaal weekend.

G.V.Prakash's Bruce Lee, C.V.Kumar's Adhe Kangal, Arun Vijay's Kuttram 23, Jai's Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal, Krishna's Yaakkai were the latest additions, according to this morning reports.

 

But later this evening (18th December), yet another film has joined the list and it is a Vijay Sethupathi's film. Puriyaatha Puthir, which has Vijay Sethupathi...
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Three Rivers brings Indian projects to Diff

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Three Rivers brings Indian projects to Diff
Dubai Film Market is introducing a selection of Indian projects for the first time this year through a partnership with Europe’s Pjlf Three Rivers Residency.

The five projects are being scripted by hot new talents such as Kanu Behl, whose debut feature Titli premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2014, and Raj Rishi More, whose project is being produced by The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra.

The Three Rivers residency provides writer-directors with a month-long distraction-free space to work on their scripts in the Italian countryside, with the help of an expert mentor, before presenting their projects at Diff. Although focusing on Indian projects in its first year, the organisers hope to open the programme to international writer-directors, including those from the Arab world, from next year.

“We feel writers sometimes need a much more concentrated period to hone their ideas and get away from all the distractions of a day job and daily life,” said producer
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In Conversation with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and his tale of Mirzya

From the heartbreaking but brilliant Rang De Basanti, to the wonderful Delhi 6, to the inspiring Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has brought Indian cinema some of its greatest films.

With his film Mirzya, he has now turned his focus on the Punjabi folk tale Mirza-Sahiban, but presenting it in a unique way. Interweaving the legendary folklore with a contemporary version, this musical brings out the story of a love that will never die. Joining him in transforming this story is the esteemed writer and poet Gulzar. Adding to the worlds of Mirzya is music by the great Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy.

Mirzya introduces Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, along with Anuj Chaudhary. Also bringing the story to life are the screen masters, Om Puri, Art Malik, and K. K. Raina.

Some of my absolute favorite interviews to conduct are with directors because they just love talking about their movies.
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Ancient Aliens: Was Shiva the Destroyer an alien leader?

This week’s Ancient Aliens examines whether the ancient Hindu god Shiva could have been an extraterrestrial. The experts discuss whether the deity, sometimes known as Shiva the Destroyer, was in fact the leader of an alien group who brought advanced technology to Earth. Shiva is one of a trinity of major gods in Hinduism. The name is Sanskrit and means The Auspicious One. More famously he is also known as the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. American theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer quoted Shiva’s fellow deity Krishna after the first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945. He said: “Now I...read more
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Suniel Shetty to star in forthcoming Sidharth Malhotra Jacqueline Fernandez starrer

Suniel Shetty to star in forthcoming Sidharth Malhotra Jacqueline Fernandez starrer
While Suniel Shetty has been spotted in special appearances and extended cameos of late, he will be seen playing a role with shades of grey for the upcoming Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer that is apparently titled Reloaded. On the other hand, Suniel Shetty's character will be a suave one and we hear that the actor will also be styled accordingly in formals, will sport a beard and moustache. However, it is also being said that the film spans a decade with all the characters continuing their cat and mouse chase. Suniel's character too will age and he will further be seen donning the salt and pepper look. In fact, the actor is also said to undergo rigorous training since he will be doing a few action sequences in the film. He will soon take off to Malaysia to complete yet another schedule of the film there and
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Tigers sister Krishna Shroff to assist Sabbir Khan in Munna Michael

Tigers sister Krishna Shroff to assist Sabbir Khan in Munna Michael
Earlier we had reported that Tiger Shroff who is currently gearing up for his next release A Flying Jatt would soon commence work on Sabbir Khan's next venture titled Munna Michael. Now we hear that Tiger's sister Krishna Shroff will also be making her Bollywood debut with the film. Though Krishna won't be facing the camera for Munna Michael, we hear that Krishna, has decided to go behind the camera and assist director Sabbir Khan. A source close to the unit revealed, Krishna has got various offers from leading production houses to face the camera but she will be on board as an assistant on the film. On contacting Sabbir Khan, he stated, "Yes Krishna is assisting me on the film, it's great to have her on board, she's extremely focused and passionate about being a filmmaker." Produced by Viki Rajani, NextGen Films, Munna Michael will have Tiger Shroff
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Bajirao Mastani, Tamasha and Roy lead the nominations in the film category at 6th Gionee Colors GiMA Awards

India’s biggest celebration of music, The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) has unveiled its most illustrious nominee list for the year. Only the most outstanding in the industry have the honor of receiving a GiMAnomination, with only the finest getting a chance to walk awaywith the most coveted music award in India- the GiMA award.

For the film category, Bajirao Mastani bagged the maximum nominations by receiving a nod in nine categories. Following closely with seven nominations is the super hit movie Tamasha and Roy with six.

Global music icon A.R. Rahman has been nominated for his incredible work as music director in Tamasha and Arijit Singh features prominently on the list for his playback singing.

Sabbas Joseph, Director – Wizcraft International said, “Every year with the Gionee Colors GiMA Awards, we aspire to bring forth newer talent and recognize true achievements in the music industry. This year we have
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First song ‘Bilkul Socha Na’ unveiled from Ishq Forever

Legendary music composer Nadeem Saifi (of Nadeem-Shravan fame) is making a comeback to Bollywood with upcoming film Ishq Forever and fans of the composer will be delighted to know that the first song of the film was unveiled today. The song, which is titled ‘Bilkul Socha Na’, features newcomer Krishna Chaturvedi and Ruhi Singh as they romance each other in South Africa. Though the song video looks heavenly, it seems that shooting the song was quite a Herculean task for the film team. Producer Shabeer Boxwala revealed, “In one of the scenes of the song, the lead pair is seen going into a lake and at the time, as we were shooting during winter, the lake was freezing cold. However, Krishna and Ruhi put up a brave front and entered the lake to give the shot, though it was extremely cold. It was not an easy task at all as
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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Music Review

Director Sooraj Barjatya is back with his eternal Prem (Salman Khan) in tow in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which looks a fun throwback to the Rajshri blockbusters like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Hum Saath Saath Hain. He’s roped in Himesh Reshammiya, who is no stranger to retro sounds with his composing work, which is both his weakness and strength to haters and fans. Yet Reshammiya shows that he’s up to task in recreating the big and grand spectacles of the Rajshri songs. If we were to compare the soundtrack to a food, it’s like a comfort food that delivers the goods for that short while, which is part of the Rajshri treatment that we’re getting after so long.

The album kicks off with Prem Leela, which is a big and brassy number that was unveiled last week. The song is your characteristic Salman song with the loud dhols and drums,
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Usha Jadhav’s Dhag features in the reminder list of Production’s eligible for the 87th Academy Awards

The nation award winning actress, Usha Jadhav has added one more feather to her cap! After her stellar performance in the Marathi Movie, Dhag, she managed to bag a lot of appreciation from the audiences as well as critics!!!

It has been announced that, Dhag has been made part of the reminder list of Production’s eligible along with Boyhood, Birdman, Gone Girl and Unbroken for the 87th Academy Awards 2015.

The national award winning Marathi feature film was directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil, produced by Vishal Pandit Gaware and stars Hansraj Jagtap, Usha Jadhav, Upendra Limaye, Nagesh Bhosala, Suhani Deshpande and Neha Dakhinkar in leading roles.

Dhag is the story of Krishna, his mother and their seemingly ambitious aspirations for Krishna, against the backdrop of their socio-economic standing.

Raised by a father who cremated people for a living, Krishna’s mother always wanted him to pave a path for himself
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A Look Back: Dhols & Ghoonghats – Navratri Bollywood Ishtyle

It is where hearts meet, auntyjis gossip and kids have a blast. Navratri shin-digs are the ‘it’ get togethers in the Desi calendar every year. It’s a nine day long festive period where everyone joins in daily for a night of song and dance. Apart from being the social get together of the year the festival has a strong religious meaning. It celebrates nine forms of Goddess Durga, one on each night, hence the name nav-nine ratri-nights. The 10th day is the festival of Dashera, marking the ultimate triumph of good over evil in Indian history.

Unlike any other usual festival, navratri songs and dance are specific. They have a distinct beat and the dance form adopted is garba or dandiya. The song and dance routine of the night, garba or dandiya, also have a strong historical backing as depicts the rasa-lila between Lord Krishna and the gopis of Vrindavan.
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Finding Fanny in Trouble (Again): Ban Petitioned for the Use of Vulgar Word ‘Fanny’

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The release of Finding Fanny has run into an obstacle, as a petition was filed in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday seeking a ban on the release of director Homi Adajania’s new film, due to its use of the “vulgar word” ‘fanny”.

As reported by Ians, the public interest litigation (Pil) also challenged the UA certificate given to the film, which is scheduled to release on Friday.

Although ‘fanny’ is the short form of the popular name Stephanie, it is also a slang word that may refer to the female genitals or the buttocks. The petition claims that the word has a highly sexually explicit meaning, so its use in the film will hurt the feelings of the citizens of India, especially minor children.

The Pil was filed by Nandini Tiwari and Ngo Jai Jagriti Foundation through their lawyer Abhishek Krishna. They consider that the word ‘fanny’ is
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Delhi High Court dismisses Pil filed against makers of Finding Fanny for use of vulgar word Fanny

Delhi High Court dismisses Pil filed against makers of Finding Fanny for use of vulgar word Fanny
Homi Adajania's next venture Finding Fanny will be releasing this weekend, however the film seems to have run into yet another obstacle. Earlier we had reported that the makers of the film had a tryst with the censor board over the use of the word 'virginity' in a dialogue, now we hear that an Ngo Jai Jagriti Foundation has filed a Public Interest Litigation (Pil) with the Delhi High Court seeking a ban on the release of the film. According to the Pil filed lawyer Abhishek Krishna on Tuesday, on behalf of Nandini Tiwari and the Jai Jagriti Foundation, the vulgar word "fanny" is a slang and should be removed from the movie, its songs, posters and banners. Further stating that the dictionary meaning of the word "fanny" was highly sexually explicit, and using the word in the movie will hurt the feelings of the citizens of India, especially minor children.
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Ugly, Monsoon Shootout among 4 Indian films at Brussels Fantastic Film Festival

Ugly, Monsoon Shootout among 4 Indian films at Brussels Fantastic Film Festival
Ugly, Monsoon Shootout, Eega and Go Goa Gone are the four Indian films to be screened at the 32nd edition of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, to take place in Belgium from 8-20 April, 2014.

Anurag Kashyap’s psychological thriller, Ugly, about the kidnapping of a film star’s daughter had premiered at Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival last year. Kashyap has been fighting the censor board and the Indian government over the anti-smoking tickers and has put the Indian release of the film on hold.

Amit Kumar’s Monsoon Shootout is an existential thriller. It has been screened at Cannes, Durban, Sydney, Jerusalem and London Indian Film Festival among others. Guru, a rookie cop, has Shiva, a suspected gangster, in his line of fire. Guru has a moment of reckoning. Should he shoot a man whose guilt he is uncertain of? The film presents three scenarios, all
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Reflections 2013: Top 10 Grossing Films of 2013

A big BollySpice Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Good Evening to all you my lovelies in which ever part of the world you may be reading this. 2013. What a year it has been! And why not!?! 2013 marked the centenary of the Indian Film Industry. There have been celebrations throughout the world marking this landmark, and the Indian film industry celebrated in the only way it knows best by giving us some of the biggest releases in the film industry as well as many sequels, some of which were appreciated and some which left us desiring more.

I am here to show you which films you helped put into this list by making time in your busy schedules and parting with your hard earned cash.

Ladies and gentlemen in reverse order I give you the top money spinners of 2013.

10. Special 26

Starring – Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpai, Anupam Kher,
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Blog Review: Krrish 3

Usually people fear the moment they have to take back their words but when it comes to films I genuinely welcome someone proving me wrong, if it means that a film is better than I expected. No denying that I pegged Krrish 3 to be the biggest disaster of all times. Why? Well to me Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish were mega disasters so to expect the third film in the series to impress was just unreasonable. However having just returned from my viewing of the film I’m all smiles and can happily declare, I was wrong!

The film boasts of a lot of genuine creativity which I didn’t expect since the previous films have been too borrowed. But Krrish 3 sticks to the genre and brings in the essential elements we want from superhero entertainers with a bit of desi tadka. There’s a rich human and
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Krrish 3 Movie Review

One walks into a superhero film wanting to be overwhelmed. Tall order indeed! After all, in how many different ways can a superhero save the world? The template is more the less the same in all superhero films. It is just the treatment that tells a winner from the loser. So is Krrish 3 a winner or a loser?

Krishna (Hrithik Roshan) is living a peaceful life with his wife Priya (Priyanka Chopra) and father Rohit (Hrithik again of course). Or as peaceful as life can be for the friendly neighbourhood superhero with one crisis or the other not letting him hold down a job for more than a few days. Enters Kaal (Vivek Oberoi), a wheelchair-bound genius with a penchant for creating mutants from his own DNA. His chief mutant is the shape-shifting Kaaya (Kangana Ranaut) who helps him terrorise the world by injecting hapless people with the virus created by him.
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Krrish 3 Dialog promos x3!

We are getting closer to one of the most highly anticipated films of 2013! Yes, Krrish is about to swoop back into theaters. Check out these three dialog promos to give you an idea of what is in store on November 1st.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWcLqcqYF-4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5aCDoSsW8U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sa4InNvDrk

A sequel to Krrish, the film has been produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan and has music composed by Rajesh Roshan. Apart from Hrithik in the title role, it also stars Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi and Kangana Ranaut. Many foreign technicians are part of the project, including action director Tony Ching Siu Tung.

The story in case you missed is: After defeating the villainous Dr. Siddhant Arya, and bringing his father Rohit back from the dead, Krrish continued fighting against evil and saving innocent lives.
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Hrithik and Priyanka visit London to promote Krrish 3

Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra were in London this week to promote their up and coming film Krrish 3. There were around to meet the U.K press, greet fans at Feltham cinema, visit the Apple store in central London and give a host of special interviews, which include our favourites Raj and Pablo.

Krrish 3 is the continuation of Rohit and Krishna’s journey from the previous installments. From the super successful promo’s of the film, we all know that this is a superhero film, but Hrithik also emphasised the importance of Rohit’s role, he shared “In Krrish 3, for me the biggest challenge was revisiting my character of Koi mil gaya, the mentally challenged Rohit…it had been about eight years since I had played that part and in that time you grow…so I had to find that voice and body language again.”

Priyanka was
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Krrish 3 now hits cinemas on November 1st!

Krrish 3 is the talk of the town at present with the various promotional events going on, and the latest on the film is that the release date is now officially 1st November instead of 4th November.

Rakesh Roshan said that the decision was taken by the distributors and exhibitors, and he had no problem with it. “They decided on Nov 1, and I agreed to it. Diwali is on Nov 3 which is a Sunday, so it will be the right thing to do by releasing the film 3 days before that,” he added.

Krrish 3 is the third film after Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish. The film features Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi and Kangana Ranaut.

The story of Krrish 3 continues from the superhit Krrish. After defeating the villainous Dr. Siddhant Arya, and bringing his father Rohit back from the dead, Krrish continued fighting against evil and saving innocent lives.
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