15 items from 2014
Sports-based films have always caught Bollywood’s fancy. From Lagaan to Chak De India to Paan Singh Tomar to Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to Mary Kom, copious films highlighting different types of games and/or sports have been made and received overwhelming response too. Now, gear up for yet another sports-driven film called Badlapur Boys, which is based on Kabbadi.
What is interesting is all this while Bollywood played around international games, for the first time ever we will witness the domestic game, Kabbadi being showcased on big screen. Actor Annu Kapoor plays the role of a Kabaddi coach in the film.
Produced by Karrm movies and directed by Shailesh Verma, Badlapur Boys stars Nishshan, Saranya Mohan, Annu Kapoor, Shashank Udapurkar, Puja Gupta, Anupam Maanav, Kishori Shahane, Mazhar Khan, Ankit Sharma, Vineet, and Aman Verma in the lead roles.
Badlapur Boys is a poignant story of a bunch of underdogs, who not only play Kabaddi passionately, »
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Rose Movies, helmed by producers Goldie Behl and Shrishti Arya, have a host of exciting projects in the pipeline. The production house recently managed to pull off a major casting coup and signed the successful combination of director Tigmanshu Dhulia and Irrfan Khan for Bade Bhaisaab, after the stupendous success of Paan Singh Tomar. What’s more is that the producers have now roped in director Abhishek Sharma of Tere Bin Laden fame, the sleeper blockbuster of the year 2010. The director has just released his latest Akshay Kumar starrer The Shaukeens and will now start work for the film under the Rose Movies banner. Titled Hume Aitraaz Hai, the film is a quirky comic satire and will be shot in New York and Faridabad. While the makers remain tight lipped about the movie, sources reveal that the film is still in its scripting stages and casting will start soon. When contacted said producer Goldie Behl, »
- Sunny Malik
Irrfan Khan will be the special guest at the 14th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival.
The festival will screen Qissa by Anup Singh, The Namesake by Mira Nair and Paan Singh Tomar by Tigmanshu Dhulia as part of a special tribute to the versatile actor. Seven episodes of the third season of the Us HBO series In Treatment, starring Khan, will also be screened.
The 14th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival will take place at Cinema Odeon in Florence (Piazza Strozzi 2) from December 6 to 12 and screen more than 40 films.
A special selection of films from the festival will also be screened in Rome (December 13 – 14) and Milan (February 2015).
The festival is directed by Selvaggia Velo and is supported by the Embassy of India and Find – India/Europe Foundation for New Dialogues, with the contribution of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage – Cinema Department, the Tuscan Region and Fondazione Sistema Toscana, »
The recent times have seen an array of biopics being made on the celluloid, like Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Paan Singh Tomar, Shahid, The Dirty Picture etc...to name a few. If there's one person whose biopic features on everyone's wish list, then, it has to be on none other than Bollywood's favourite 'baba' Sanjay Dutt. It seems that all these prayers are soon going to be answered in the form of Rajkumar Hirani's biopic on Dutt, which will star Ranbir Kapoor in the lead.
After months of speculations, Raju Hirani has finally opened up to say that he is indeed making a biopic on Sanjay Dutt and that the film may go on floors before Sanjay Dutt is released from prison. Speaking about it, he said that he has received lots of inputs from Sanjay's family, which includes his sisters Priya, Namrata, his brother-in-law Kumar Gaurav, and a very close friend Paresh, »
Earlier we had reported that after the success of Paan Singh Tomar, Tigmanshu Dhulia would be teaming up with Irrfan Khan for a film that will be produced by Goldie Behl and Shrishti Arya. Now we hear that the film has been titled Bade Bhaisaab, with Irrfan playing a male lead. However no lead actress has yet been signed for the film.
Confirming the same, Goldie reveals, "Yes the film has been titled Bade Bhaisaab with Irrfan Khan in the lead." Further adding about the rest of the cast he says, "The film will not feature a conventional lead actress as such but will have quite a few new faces."
When quizzed about the film's story and shoot schedule Goldie adds, "Bade Bhaisaab is a dark comedy which Irrfan and Tigmanshu will be doing for the first time. Currently, we are in the pre-production stages of filming complete with last minute changes. »
Rose Movies has managed to pull off a major coup. Producers Goldie Behl and Shrishti Arya recently signed the successful combination of director Tigmanshu Dhulia and Irrfan Khan after the stupendous success of Paan Singh Tomar for their next. While the makers remain tight-lipped about the details of the film, sources reveal that work has already started on the script and the rest of the cast is yet to be finalized. When contacted said producer Goldie Behl, "It's too soon to talk about it but yes something is in the pipeline with Tigmanshu Dhulia and Irrfan Khan and we are excited to collaborate with them." Though this year Tingmanshu will be focusing on Goldie's movie, his next projects are Yaara and Milan Talkies that will be releasing next year. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
National award winning author and critic, M.K. Raghavendra’s new book “The Politics of Hindi Cinema in the New Millennium: Bollywood and the Anglophone Indian Nation”, published by the Oxford University Press, has just been released.
From The Adulterous Woman (Jism to Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna) and The Youth Film as Dissent (Rang de Basanti and the Political Class) to Thieves like Us (Enterprise in Bunty Aur Babli, Dhoom 2, Guru) and The Reservations of Middle-Class Concern (Page 3, Corporate, Traffic Signal and Fashion); the book interprets 28 recent Hindi films in the light of political developments of the last decade and the emergence of a new ‘Anglophone Indian Nation’.
DearCinema speaks with the author:
Hindi cinema – which was once very moral – changes with self interest gaining ground – shown as aspiration. Secondly, there is an increasing endorsement of criminality as a way to advance oneself. Thirdly, it is as if the »
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 »
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Popular actress and Miss Universe Sushmita Sen is the only Bollywood actor to be featured in a coffee table book titled ‘The Indian Woman’ curated for the President of India’s gift for visiting international diplomats.
Sushmita features alongside Kiran Majumdar Shaw, Naina Lal Kidwai, Mary Kom, Gita Gopinath, Ela Bhatt, Bhanu Athaiya, Alisah Abdullah and Lata Mangeshkar, among other 20 women who are pioneers in their fields.
Her story is written by Priyanka Jain, who has co-authored a book on Vinod Chopra Productions and is also working on another on Paan Singh Tomar for Utv Disney. ‘The Indian Woman’ is curated by Shobit Arya, edited by the CNN-ibn anchor Richa Anirudh and published by Wisdom Tree.
The story celebrates Sushmita’s journey from a young Miss Universe to a single mother with two kids and a successful career. Talking about celebrating inner beauty, she suggests, “If you go beyond limiting »
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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
15 items from 2014
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