7 items from 2015
If we’re lucky, we normally get to see superstar Shah Rukh Khan in about one major film per year. In 2014 we were graced with Happy New Year, 2013 was the year of Chennai Express and so on and so forth. Well now Srk fanatics are in for a huge treat. Beginning this December, we’ll have three (yes, three!) Shah Rukh Khan-starrers releasing within seven months of each other!
That sounds like almost a little too much to handle, right? Not to fear, we’ve got a helpful mini guide below to help keep your mind straight in the midst of all the excitement.
Release Date: December 18, 2015
- Chandni Suri
Locarno – Israel and Germany are co-producing “The Interrogation,” a drama based on the autobiography of Auschwitz founder and commander Rudolf Hoess, held responsible for 1.1 million deaths. Israeli company Daroma Productions says the film marks “the first time a Jewish director deals with the Holocaust and gives a voice to the perpetrator.”
The director is Israeli filmmaker and film scholar Erez Pery, making his feature film debut. Pery also wrote the screenplay, based on Hoess’s book “Commandant of Auschwitz.” He is artistic director of the Cinema South International Film Festival in Israel and author of a Ph.D dissertation titled “The Cinematic Logic of the Nazi Death Camp and Its Influence on Modern Post War Cinema.”
Daroma Productions, which is among companies in attendance at the Locarno Film Festival’s First Look on Israeli Cinema spotlight, is co-producing this potentially powerful movie with Mathias Schwerbrock’s Film Base Berlin.
- Nick Vivarelli
Record-breaking Indian comedy drama “Pk” will get a theatrical release in South Korea in September.
Specialty distributor Waw Pictures has announced a Sept. 3 date for the Rajkumar Hirani-directed picture fronted by Indian superstar Aamir Khan.
The Utv / Disney-backed picture was an unsurprising hit in India and normal diaspora market, but also obliterated box office records for an Indian movie in China. Released in May this year, it grossed $19.4 million. (U.K. earnings were $3.17 million, while in North America it topped $10.6 million.)
Indian films have had flurries of success in Korea. After the global sensation of British-made, Indian-set “Slumdog Millionaire,” Indian originated films including Hirani and Khan’s ‘3 Idiots” and “My Name Is Khan” became hits with some 450,000 ticket sales for ‘3 Idiots.”
Since then, however, other titles have struggled as the novelty of Indian films pales and as exhibitors become less tolerant of two and a half hour running times. »
- Patrick Frater
Mahesh Ramanathan, the 5 time National Award winning producer and Chief Operating Officer of Reliance Entertainment has quit after an 8 year stint. Mahesh, a management graduate from Iim-Ahmedabad will now partner with Oscar Award winning sound designer, Padmashri awardee and National Award winner, Dr Resul Pookutty in starting up a film production & production services venture with a wide blueprint covering International, Hindi & Regional films. Mahesh produced/co-produced films for Reliance Entertainment that won 5 National awards in the Best Film category including the prestigious Swarna Kamal from the President of India for Malayalam home production Kutty Srank (Best Film of 2009). Mahesh was also instrumental in Reliance Entertainment producing the popular Singham franchise in Hindi. Mahesh has co-produced, marketed & distributed all Reliance Entertainment's films like 3 Idiots, Bodyguard, Don 2, Singham Returns and Holiday besides blockbusters Atharintiki Daredi and Manam in Telugu and Boss in Bengali . Speaking about the partnership Dr Resul Pookutty said, »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Shah Rukh Khan completed 23 glorious years in Bollywood yesterday. While Shah Rukh has always charmed us with his roles, persona and swaying girls' heart, on little more digging we found that there was more to the charming star. Well, it's the 'D' connection we are talking about. And no, we aren't referring otherwise, but the superstars' movies that started with the letter D that could have been the lucky aspect (as some films gave his career a new direction and made him the King of Bollywood). Go ahead and take a look at the 8 movies starting with the letter 'D' that made him Brand Srk...
What more of a co-incidence do you want? Srk's debut movie was named Deewana!
Darr gave everyone the chills and Srk got the credit of being a brilliant actor. =====================================================================================
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge(1995)
A source close to the film says “Priyanka won’t perform any of the action sequences in the film. There are important stunts that cannot be done away with either.Read More »
- Indicine Team
Ace action director Aejaz Gulab, has directed Ab Tak Chhappan 2, sequel to cult movie Ab Tak Chappan. The Sequel, taking forward the story of Sadhu Agashe (Nana patekar’s character in Ab Tak Chhappan), stars Nana Patekar, Gul Panag, Ashutosh Rana, Vikram Ghokhale, Mohan Agaashe, Govind Namdev, and Raj Zutshi. The film is an Alumbra entertainment production and will be distributed by Waves cinema and is slated for Feb 27th release.
Ab Tak Chappan, a cult Cop Mafia classic, was directed by Shimit Amin and had received tremendous critical acclaim and commercial success. Nana Patekar’s performance as the single minded and non corruptible cop was applauded by all. The remaining cast included Mohan Agashe, Revathi and Hrishitaa Bhatt.
- Press Releases
7 items from 2015
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