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Award winning actor Irrfan Khan, known internationally for his stellar roles in The Lunchbox, Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, Paan Singh Tomar and D-Day is delighted that his new film Qissa, directed by Anup Singh, has been selected for the 5th edition of the London Indian Film Festival (Liff, July 10-17). Irrfan was a big hit in London last year when he delivered a masterclass at the prestigious British Film Institute and was present at the sold out festival screening of D-Day.
Says Irrfan: “I’m delighted my film Qissa will be screened at Liff this year. What makes me even happier is that you’ll see something very different of me. I believe there is a quality of performance in Qissa that goes beyond skill or experience. What seems to emerge from the performances here is a gentle but powerful rhythm that will bring to your mind the music of our mystic traditions. »
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Bollywood is all set to witness an unusual pairing of sorts. And of course it can happen only in Bollywood. Actors, Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone will star opposite each other in an upcoming movie directed by Shoojit Sircar called Piku.
This is the first time Irrfan and Deepika are cast together, that too in a romantic film, much to the surprise of Hindi cinema lovers. Bollywood Shahenshah, Amitabh Bachchan is also said to be a part of the movie.
It is worth mentioning that Irrfan and Deepika, have their own distinctive appeal and charisma that lights up the silver screen. While Khan is well-known for his superlative acting abilities garnered while essaying memorable characters in unconventional cinema, it is no secret that Miss. Padukone is the reigning queen of Bollywood masala movies.
Both the actors are extremely talented and have many awards and recognitions to their credit. Their hard »
- Fathima Sumaya Khan
Macau, March 28: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan was handed over the trophy for best actor at the eighth edition of Asian Film Awards (Afa) held here.
He was up against Song Kang-ho, Lee Kang Sheng, Fukuyama Masaharu and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai.
"The Lunchbox" director. »
- Leon David
Screening of Feature and Non-Feature Films selected for the Indian Panorama section of the 44th International Film Festival of India, 2013.
Free and open to all.
Siri Fort Auditorium Complex,
About the event:
26 Feature Films and 16 Non-Feature Films in 16 languages will be screened.
Feature films selected in the Indian Panorama, 2013 which will be screened are:
Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi), Listen Amaya (Hindi), The Coffin Maker (English/Konkani), Meghe Dhaka Tara (Bengali), Omg Oh My God (Hindi), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Hindi), Ajana Batas (Bengali), Celluloid (Malayalam), Artist (Malayalam), Ship Of Theseus (English/Hindi), Thangameengal (Tamil), Phoring (Bengali), Kanyaka Talkies (Malayalam), 101 Chodyangal (Malayalam), Kunjananthante Kada (Malayalam), Baga Beach (Konkani), Shutter (Malayalam), Jal (Hindi), Astu (Marathi), Sala Budha (Oriya), Satyanweshi (Bengali), Apur Panchali(Bengali), Tapaal (Marathi), Ko:yad (Mising), Fandry (Marathi) & Bharath Stores (Kannada).
The Non-Feature films which will be screened are:
Shepherds Of Paradise, »
The writer of such marvelous films as Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, I Am Kalam and Paan Singh Tomar is back with another unusual title, Babloo Happy Hai. This time he is once again working with his I Am Kalam team.When we caught up with the erudite and extremely humble and simple writer, and asked him to decipher the title as well as the film, he told us, Actually I had scripted Babloo Happy Hai a while back but as the subject is as relevant today as it was then, Madhab and me »
2013 has had some fantastic films from the passionate Ram-Leela to the dramatic Kai Po Che. There have of course been some majorly disappointing films. These either had fantastic trailers which showed promised of exciting cinema, or boasted star casts that would surely choose only the best of scripts. Take a look at the over-hyped films that brought nothing but heart-breaking sadness to the filmi buffs globally.
We were expecting a little bit of action, a little bit of comedy and little bit of romance. Tigmanshu Dhulia, director of the fantastic Paan Singh Tomar, sadly lets us down with this directorial venture. The dialogues are disappointing, the music is forgettable and draws the film out unnecessarily and the story is quite unbelievable. Sorry Saif, better luck next time.
9. Race 2
Race 1 was a stylish movie with fast-paced action and beautiful international locations. Race 2 maintains the style, some nice locations, »
- Natalie Rout
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