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T-Series acquires music rights of Khoobsurat

25 July 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Bhushan Kumar's T-Series has acquired the music rights of Disney's first Hindi film - Khoobsurat co produced by Anil Kapoor Film Company starring Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan. A remake of the 1980's Khoobsurat starring Rekha and Rakesh Roshan, Sonam stars opposite Pakistani actor Fawad Khan who makes his Bollywood film debut in this modern romantic comedy. The film is directed by Shashanka Ghosh and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapoor (Disney) and Rhea Kapoor & Anil Kapoor (Anil Kapoor Films Company). The movie releasing on September 19, has music composed by Sneha Khanwalkar who last worked on the music for Gangs of Wasseypur (Part 1 and 2). Bhushan Kumar on his first association with Walt Disney Studios and Anil Kapoor Film Company says, "I am glad that Disney's first Hindi film co produced by Anil Kapoor Film Company music right is acquired by T-Series. I am looking forward to associate with them for their future projects too. »

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Nawazuddin Siddique: “I enjoyed working on every scene in Kick.”

24 July 2014 2:36 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Considered one of the best actors in Hindi cinema, Nawazuddin Siddique has had audiences and critics the world over applaud his performances. With each new part, the actor awes with his incredible talent and ability to get totally lost within his roles. He has wowed in films like Patang, Gangs of Wasseypur, Bombay Talkies, Talaash, and most recently The Lunchbox.  The actor will next be seen in Salman Khan’s big budget action packed film. Kick. We really don’t know much about his character except that he is an enemy of Salman’s character Devil. A gangster named Aslam.

I got the opportunity to have a very, very quick but interesting chat with Nawazuddin about Kick. Check it out!

The actor revealed something very interesting about how he became a part of the project. “When they were writing the script, Sajid Nadiadwala said this role will only do for Nawaz. »

- Stacey Yount

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Huma Qureshi roped in opposite John Abraham for Mumbai Saga

17 July 2014 4:49 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Huma Qureshi who made her debut in Gangs of Wasseypur, has been going great guns, with her performance being appreciated in almost every film. Now we hear that the actress who recently graced the cover of Femina magazine has been roped in for Sanjay Gupta's next titled Mumbai Saga. Sources close to the film confirm the development saying, "Yes Huma has been signed on for the film, however the makers are not yet ready to announce the same. An official announcement will be made in the next few days." Further adding about Huma's role in Mumbai Saga, the source says, "Huma will be seen playing John's love interest in the film". Mumbai Saga, which is set in the 80s and 90s, is said to revolve around the deep rooted web of underworld, politicians, police and mill owners. John will be seen essaying yet another grey role, while Anil Kapoor »

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Indian Crime Epic 'Gangs of Wasseypur' Coming to Us Theaters (Trailer)

9 July 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Cinelicious Pics has acquired North American rights to director/writer/producer Anurag Kashyaps' ambitious Indian crime epic "Gangs of Wasseypur," hailed as the "Infernal Affairs," "Godfather" and "City of God" of India. The film is produced by "The Lunchbox"'s Guneet Monga. Here's the synopsis of this brutal, anti-Bollywood film, which currently has 100% on the Tomatometer: Gangs Of Wasseypur is Anurag Kashyap’s ambitious and extraordinary blood-and-bullets fueled crime saga that charts seventy years in the lives – and spectacular deaths – of two mafia-like families fighting for control of the coal-mining town of Wasseypur, India. Inspired by the real-life exploits of local gangs and beginning with the bandit-like career of Shahid Khan (Jaideep Ahlawat) in the 1940s, the film follows the ruthless rise of his son Sardar (a brilliant Manoj Bajpayee) and his offspring, the surreally-named Danish, Perpendicular and Definitive Khans and »

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Hansal Mehtas son to turn director with film on Ramsay brothers

9 July 2014 2:53 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Director Hansal Mehta's son Jai Mehta, who has assisted his father on both his acclaimed films, is all set to turn an independent director with a film chronicling the cinema and lives of the horror specialists Ramsay Brothers. While there has been a recent much-acclaimed film Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely about the cheesy horror cinema of the Ramsays, Jai who has been researching the subject for more than two years feels the saga of the Ramsays needs to be told with reverence rather than ridicule. Says the young aspiring director, "Through much of the 1970s and 80s, the Ramsays churned out innumerable horror films one after another. And they were all successful. What I find fascinating about their success saga is how much they believed in what they did. No matter how cheesy critics found their films they were made in a spirit of complete conviction. The Ramsays »

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Anurag Kashyap's Epic Gangs Of Wasseypur Finally Gets North American Distribution By Cinelicious

7 July 2014 7:05 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Hell has apparently frozen over because Anurag Kashyap's epic crime story, Gangs of Wasseypur, finally has North American distribution. Gangs of Wasseypur, a five and a half hour cinematic experience that is gripping like few films I've ever seen, debuted in the Director's Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival back in May of 2012, where it received rave reviews. The film was immediately split in half and released in two parts in India and parts of the Middle East in June and August of that same year, while concurrently enjoying a successful festival run around the world.  Wasseypur has had a rocky path to distribution in the Us. While the film played, both in its long and split forms at Tiff 2012, as well as...

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Cinelicious Pics, Adi Shankar Banking On “Tarantino Of Bollywood” With 5 1/2 Hour Crime Epic ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’

7 July 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: After launching in June, newbie indie/art house distributor Cinelicious Pics has struck a deal to bring acclaimed five-and-a-half-hour Bollywood new wave crime epic Gangs of Wasseypur to North America. The film is the latest from Anurag Kashyap (Black Friday, Dev D, Ugly, and Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna), the Indian filmmaker whose bullets ‘n’ blood-soaked saga has earned him a reputation as the Scorsese/Tarantino of Bollywood. Kashyap co-wrote, produced, and directed the Godfather-esque pic tracking 70 violent years in the lives of two mafia families battling for control over the coal mining town of Wasseypur, based on the real-life gang wars […] »

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Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ to get Cinelicious Release

3 July 2014 6:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – New specialty distributor Cinelicious Pics has picked up North American rights to “Gangs of Wasseypur,” the contemporary crime epic by Indian auteur Anurag Kashyap.

The two part film premiered in Cannes in 2012 in the festival’s Directors’ Fortnight section.

Cinelicious Pics expects to give the film a theatrical release.

The young company has so far released documentaries “Guiseppe Makes a Movie,” and “Elektro Moskva,” and feature “Metalhead.” Its temporary website says it will release four more films in 2014.

The Melrose Avenue-based shingle is the sister company of post-production services outfit Cinelicious.

Together they aim to acquire and restore foreign and art-house movies while the distribution arm handles theatrical, VoD, DVD, and 4k TV releases.

“Key ingredients include an eclectic mix of foreign and independent features & docs plus 4K-restored art house and cult classics, lovingly brought to pristine viewing quality by sister post & digital restoration studio,” says the site. »

- Patrick Frater

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Cinelicious Pics takes Wasseypur

3 July 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive, Updated July 7: The distributor is understood to have picked up Us rights to Anurag Kashyap’s gangster epic.

Gangs Of Wasseypur is a gangster saga set in the heartland of India’s coal industry – the city of Dhanbad in the state of Jharkand – where the local coal mine mafia rules with an iron fist.

The $5m Hindi-language story charts the life of a family locked in a blood feud with a local union leader-turned-mafia boss from the 1940s to the present day.

Adi Shankar of 1984 Private Defense Contractors will present the two-part release.

Kashyap co-wrote the screenplay with Syed Zeeshan Qadri, Akhilesh Jaiswal and Sachin Ladia

Kashyap produced with Sunil Bohra, Guneet Monga and financier Viacom 18 Motion Pictures

Mumbai-based Kashyap’s credits include That Girl In Yellow Boots and Dev D.

Sources in the production and financing community alerted Screendaily to the deal, however Cinelicious Pics had not confirmed the deal at time of writing »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cinelicious takes Wasseypur

3 July 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor is understood to have picked up Us rights to Anurag Kashyap’s gangster epic.

Gangs Of Wasseypur is a gangster epic set in the heartland of India’s coal industry – the city of Dhanbad in the state of Jharkand – where the local coal mine mafia rules with an iron fist.

The $5m hindi language story charts the life of a family locked in a blood feud with a local union leader-turned-mafia boss from the 1940s to the present day.

Kashyap co-wrote the screenplay with Syed Zeeshan Qadri, Akhilesh Jaiswal and Sachin Ladia

Kashyap produced with Sunil Bohra, Guneet Monga and financier Viacom 18 Motion Pictures

Mumbai-based Kashyap’s credits include That Girl In Yellow Boots and Dev D.

Cinelicious had not confirmed the deal at time of writing. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Richa Chadda detained at Delhi airport

19 June 2014 6:03 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Richa Chadda made her acting debut with the Oye Lucky Locky Oye, but shot to fame with her performance in the Anurag Kashyap's film Gangs Of Wasseypur. Recently, the actress was recently in Delhi for work, however on her return journey back to the city, Chadda was detained at the Delhi airport and questioned for almost two hours. It is learnt that Richa who has been following an Ayurvedic beauty and skin care routine was carrying a talc, instead of tablets that led to the problems. Apparently, the airport officials found the talc to be suspicious and detained the actress for subsequent questioning. Thankfully, Richa was able to convince the officials of the talc's harmlessness and boarded her flight as scheduled. »

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Nikhil Dwivedi And Richa Chadda Step Up Their Game With Tamanchey

13 June 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Nikhil Dwivedi and Richa Chadda who have only been seen in supporting roles till date, will now be seen together as the lead roles in the upcoming film Tamanchey.

Nikhil made his debut in 2008’s My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves, winning the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut, and has been part of several films like Raavan, Shor in the City and Hate Story since then.

Richa made her debut in 2008 too, with Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! But it was her performance in Gangs of Wasseypur 1 and 2 that got her rave reviews and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. Richa’s performance as ‘Bholi Punjaban’ in Fukrey and Raseela in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela quickly made her a favorite of both- the audience and the critics.

Richa and Nikhil will now be seen together as the lead roles in Suryaveer Singh Bhullar’s Tamanchey- an intense love-story set against the backdrop of crime. »

- Stacey Yount

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Indian ‘Intouchables’ Remake Sets Mohit Suri as Director

5 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – Mohit Suri has been set as director of the Indian remake of French hit “The Intouchables.”

Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment are to produce the Hindi-language retread, licensed in February from France’s Gaumont.

Johar announced the appointment of Suri via his Twitter account.

Suri is best known for his suspense thrillers, including the upcoming “Ek Villain,” but will turn his hand for the first time to comedy. He hails from the Bhatt film Bollywood dynasty and counts Mahesh Bhatt as an uncle and rising acting talent Emraan Hashmi as a cousin.

The 2011 original French pic was directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano and has grossed over $427 million worldwide.

With credits ranging from Anurag Kashyap’s “Gangs of Wasseypur” to Michael Winterbottom’s “Trishna,” Monga has achieved the status of India’s leading independent producer. She produced last year’s Cannes sensation “Lunchbox, »

- Patrick Frater

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Viacom's India Partner Network18 Acquired by Reliance Industries

30 May 2014 12:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Viacom's Indian partner, Network18, has been acquired by Reliance Industries Ltd for $680 million (40 billion rupees) via its affiliate Independent Media Trust. Diversified broadcasting and media entity Network18 and Viacom run equal joint venture Viacom18, whose broadcasting interests here include MTV India, Vh1 India, Comedy Central, Nick India and flagship Hindi entertainment channel Colors, among others. The joint venture's film banner Viacom18 Motion Pictures has had a string of hits in recent years, including sports biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and edgy fare like Gangs of Wasseypur. Network18 also has a joint venture with CNN for news outlet CNN-ibn

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India’s Kanu Behl and Dibakar Banerjee Explain ‘Titli’ Challenges

20 May 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Presented this week in Un Certain Regard, Kanu Behl’s “Titli” is a gritty drama that is both contemporary Indian fiction and also very documentary in style.

The first feature by Kanu Behl, it draws on his extensive film-making experience and the expanding script-workshop and project market scene in India.

The story follows a young man named “Titli” – or “Butterfly” — in a family of crooks. He is married off to a woman in order to help the male-dominated family out of its financial crisis. But however much he tries to fly away from his mean and violent surroundings, Titli and his wife are drawn further back into the cesspit.

“I tried to use a documentary style when we began and made the film using a lot of non-actors. I didn’t want it to feel like fiction,” says Behl, who hails from a film dynasty and attended the Satyajit Ray Film School in Calcutta, »

- Patrick Frater

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Cannes: India’s Azure Unveils Euro-Asian Remakes Slate (Exclusive)

17 May 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Azure Entertainment, a Mumbai-based independent producer and financier, has unveiled a slate of a dozen western remakes.

Headlining the slate is a trio from France’s Gaumont, including a Hindi-remake of “Point Blank,” the Fred Cavaye-directed thriller that has also been remade in Korean — and now appears in Cannes as midnight screener “The Target.”

Indian companies have for decades infamously remade films from the U.S., Europe and Asia without licensing the rights. But as the Indian scene become more corporate and the stakes higher, authorized remakes are becoming more common.

Azure, headed by former Reliance and Adlabs executive Sunir Kheterpal, has amassed some $18 million of equity finance, which is matched by a similar amount of debt. He is deploying his capital to acquire established properties and to develop and package movies for the different Indian-language markets.

“We are looking for universal stories we can adapt, stories which are language and culturally agnostic, »

- Patrick Frater and Elsa Keslassy

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UK's Bbe teams with Indian filmmakers

15 May 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK-based Beautiful Bay Entertainment teams up with Vikramaditya Motwane and Tulsea Pictures.

UK-based Beautiful Bay Entertainment (Bbe) is teaming with filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan, Lootera) and Tulsea Pictures on an Indian script development programme.

Motwane, the programme’s creative advisor, has already selected the first three writer-directors to be supported by the scheme, which aims to contribute to a longer-term development pipeline in the Indian film business.

The three filmmakers will receive funds to develop their projects from conceptual stage to the final draft of the script.

Tulsea Pictures, which manages writers and directors, advised on structuring the programme and will serve as packaging partner on the developed scripts. Tulsea represents Motwane as well as the writer-directors associated with the programme.

The three selected filmmakers are Varun Grover with sports biopic Spin Baloo, Atul Mongia with noir drama The Antagonist and Anvita Dutt with Gudiya, the story of two girls connected through past lives who are »

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Indian scheme secures UK tie-up

15 May 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK-based Beautiful Bay Entertainment teams up with Vikramaditya Motwane [pictured] and Tulsea Pictures.

UK-based Beautiful Bay Entertainment (Bbe) is teaming with filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan, Lootera) and Tulsea Pictures on an Indian script development programme.

Motwane, the programme’s creative advisor, has already selected the first three writer-directors to be supported by the scheme, which aims to contribute to a longer-term development pipeline in the Indian film business.

The three filmmakers will receive funds to develop their projects from conceptual stage to the final draft of the script.

Tulsea Pictures, which manages writers and directors, advised on structuring the programme and will serve as packaging partner on the developed scripts. Tulsea represents Motwane as well as the writer-directors associated with the programme.

The three selected filmmakers are Varun Grover with sports biopic Spin Baloo, Atul Mongia with noir drama The Antagonist and Anvita Dutt with Gudiya, the story of two girls connected through past lives who are »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Release trouble for two films

10 May 2014 3:29 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

There was double trouble this Friday for two of the releases. While Sunil Bohra's controversial bio-pic on porn writer Mastram could not be released in Mumbai and most other centers of Mumbai in the morning, Asshu Trikha's Koyelaanchal faced serious legal trouble when Jharkhand's notorious coal baron and politician Suryadeo Singh's family went to the Ranchi High Court claiming that Singh had been portrayed in a bad light by the film's makers. Trikha, who rushed to Ranchi to hire local legal help to combat the last-minute crisis, says he will fight out the matter in court. "Nowhere in the film have we said that Vinod Khanna's character of Suryabhan Singh is based on Suryadeo Singh. It's the family's conjecture that we've made a film on Suryadeo Singh and that the character has been portrayed in a bad light." Trikha has hired the best legal help in Jharkhand to prevent his film from being banned. »

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The Lunchbox is 2014’s Top Foreign Film at Us Box Office with 2.7 Million!

8 May 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The Lunchbox has become 2014’s top foreign film at Us Box-Office with Usd 2.7 Million (and counting), according to the box office reporting service, Box Office Mojo. Written and directed by Ritesh Batra, The Lunchbox is produced by Guneet Monga, Anurag Kashyap and Arun Rangachari and stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Beating movies like English Vinglish (Usd 1.8 Million), Agneepath (Usd 1.9 Million) and Krrish 3 (Usd 2.2 Million), The Lunchbox has made a significant mark on the Us Box Office. It has been predicted that it may soon surpass films like Barfi, Talaash and Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela, each with Usd 2.8 Million as their Us Box Office collection, and possibly even Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Jab Tak Hai Jaan, both at Usd 3.1 Million.

Guneet Monga, co-founder, Sikhya Entertainment and CEO, Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd. has produced notable films like Gangs of Wasseypur-1&2 and Aiyyaa. Guneet’s first International »

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