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Endemol India partners with Fox Star Studios for Traffic

27 November 2013 7:24 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Endemol India has partnered with Fox Star Studios for their emotional thriller, Traffic. Traffic marks the foray of Endemol into Hindi film industry and will be produced under the banner Eyedentity Motion Pictures- the film arm of Endemol India. Traffic, the Hindi adaptation of the critically acclaimed Malayalam blockbuster will release on March 7, 2014. Based on a true life incident the film marks the coming together of an incredibly talented ensemble cast with Manoj Bajpayee and Jimmy Shergill in the lead roles along with Bengali superstar Prosenjit, Parambrata (of Kaahani fame), Divya Dutta, Kitu Gidwani and Sachin Khedekar playing pivotal roles. The film will also see the debut of talented young actor Amol Parasher and Vishal Singh in critical roles. Directed by National award winning film maker Rajesh Pillai, who also directed the original in Malayalam, the movie showcases a high voltage drama and a battle against time when stakes run »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Endemol Drives Into Indian Film Business With ‘Traffic’

27 November 2013 2:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong — Endemol India will to make its feature film producing debut having joined Fox Star Studios on upcoming Hindi-language thriller “Traffic.”

The film, which tells multiple stories that collide and become entangled through a traffic accident, is a remake of a 2011 Malayalam-language hit of the same title (see poster image). The original film’s director Rajesh Pillai is again behind the camera. The Hindi adaptation was written by Suresh Nair.

Shooting took place in August on the Mumbai-Pune highway and in Hyderabad with Manoj Bajpai and Jimmy Shergill in the lead roles. The completed film is set for release by Fox Star Studios on March 7.

The film is produced through Endemol India’s specially established film subsidiary Eyedentify Motion Pictures. Fox Star Studio is a 5-year-old joint venture between 21st Century Fox’s units Star Television and 20th Century Fox. It works in partnership with Fox Intl. Productions, the Los Angeles-based foreign-language production unit. »

- Patrick Frater

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Fox Star's Metro Manila remake takes shape

21 November 2013 5:30 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fox Star Studios’ CEO Vijay Singh has revealed further details of its Hindi remake of UK production Metro Manila, which the studio is co-producing with the Bhatt brothers’ Vishesh Films.

Entitled City Lights, the film is scheduled to start shooting in December for a tentative May release, with Hansal Mehta directing and Raj Kumar heading the cast.

“We are taking the germ of the idea and giving it Indian soul and emotion,” Singh told Screen. “We brought Metro Manila to the table and suggested Vishesh Films produce the film as part of our four-film agreement with them.”

Fox International Productions acquired worldwide right remake rights to the film in a deal announced this year at Cannes. Other foreign-language remakes and an English-language remake are also understood to be on the cards.

Following City Of Lights, Fox Star and Vishesh Films will also co-produce Mohit Suri’s Hamari Adhuri Kahaani, starring Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan, and [link=nm »

- uditaj@gmail.com (Udita Jhunjhunwala)

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Warsaw, Brindisi, Cottbus reveal projects

26 September 2013 9:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New films by Krzysztof Zanussi, Merab Kokochashvili and Jan Cvitkovic are among the projects from Eastern Europe being presented at platforms in Warsaw, Brindisi and Cottbus in the coming weeks.

The CentEast Warsaw-Moscow initiative will be presenting nine ‘works in progress’ from Eastern Europe on October 18 as part of Warsaw Film Festival’s CentEast Market.

The showcase will then be repeated two days later on October 20 in Moscow as part of Project For Tomorrow and, in a new development, during the Beijing Film Market next April. 

The nine ‘works in progress’ include:

veteran Polish film-maker Krzysztof Zanussi’s new feature the Polish-Italian-Russian co-production Foreign Body;

Ukrainian Oles Sanin’s $2m historical drama The Guide, previously presented at Odessa’s industry platform in July;

Alexander Mitta’s art film Chagall-Malevich, which is being handled internationally by Intercinema and was given a special promo-reel screening in Venice;

Romanian Dan Chisu’s sixth feature Bucharest Nonstop about four interconnected stories »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Richa Panai heads to Bollywood

19 September 2013 12:18 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Chennai, Sep 19: Southern actress Richa Panai, known for films such as "Yamudiki Mogudu" and "Mms", will make her Bollywood debut in the upcoming yet untitled Hindi remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Traffic".

"Since it's my Bollywood debut, I'm extremely happy that I'm part of this remake. It's a big team and I have a nice role to play. I'm really looking forward to start working," Richa told Ians.

The remake will be helmed by Rajesh Pillai, who had directed the original. The film also features Manoj Bajpayee, Prosenjit Chaterjee, Jimmy Shergill, Parambrata Chaterjee, Divya Dutta and Nikitha Thukral.

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- Anita Agarwal

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Nikita Thukral in Hindi remake of 'Traffic'

27 August 2013 10:43 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Chennai, Aug 28: Kannada actress Nikita Thukral, known for films like "Prince" and "Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna" has been roped in to be a part of yet untitled Hindi remake of Malayalam super hit "Traffic", a story about organ donation narrated in a hyperlink format.

"Yes, we have roped in Nikita for the Hindi remake of 'Traffic'. I don't want to talk about her role at this moment, but we are planning to start shooting soon," the film's director Rajesh Pillai, who had helmed the original as well, told Ians.

"Traffic", which was inspired by real events, was recently made in Tamil as "Chennaiyil Oru Naal" and garnered. »

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Parambrata paired with X Files Gillian Anderson in Sold

6 June 2013 3:50 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Vidya Balan's Kahaani co-star is going places. In his next release, his romantic lead is the very talented and popular American actress Gillian Anderson who is a household name the world over through her very successful appearance in the series The X Files, not to mention her successful celluloid outings in films like Hannibal and Shadow Dancer. Apparently in Sold, a hard-hitting film about drug trafficking in India and Nepal directed by Jeffrey D Brown, Parambrata and Gillian are cast as the romantic lead. Says a source, "It's a very subtle kind of attraction, not in-your-face at all. The same kind of implicit relationship that was shown between Parambrata and Vidya in Kahaani." Parambrata is tightlipped about his role in Sold. All he will say is he had a terrific time working with the X Files' actress, and the rest of the international crew. The Bengali star who has »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Sarath Kumar takes special interest in production

23 March 2013 2:28 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Chennai, March 23: Buoyed by the news that Malayalam comedy "Ustad Hotel" pocketed three National awards this year, Tamil actor R. Sarath Kumar has expressed interest to co-produce more films with the film's producer Listin Stephen.

Listin and Sarath are awaiting the release of Tamil drama "Chennaiyil Oru Naal", Tamil remake of Malayalam hit "Traffic", which they have co-produced.

"Sarath Kumar has congratulated Listin on the National award win. They are looking forward to the release of 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal', which they believe has shaped well. Sarath has plans to remake and co-produce few more movies such as 'Puli Vaal' among. »

- Abhijeet Sen

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Rima Kallingal to play complex character in 'Mili'

11 January 2013 5:33 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11: Malayalam actress Rima Kallingal will portray the role of girl with a lot of complexities in V.K. Prakash's forthcoming movie "Mili".

The way she evolves as a person and comes out of her shell forms the story. Popular editor Mahesh Narayanan, who has worked on films like "Traffic", "Seniors" and "Casanovva", has penned the script.

After completing the post-production work of "Netholi Cheriya Meenalla", Prakash will start shooting for "Mili".

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K.C. Shanker turns negative for 'Samrajyam II: Son of Alexander'

Mumbai-based model-turned-actor K.C. Shanker will play the role of a villain in "Samrajyam II: Son of Alexander", to be directed by Perarasu.

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- Amith Ostwal

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