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Afm: Seville International's slate includes 'A Worthy Companion'

2 November 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Canadian sales agent will launch sales with Evan Rachel Wood drama.

Montreal-based Seville International will kick off sales on a prestige slate that includes A Worthy Companion starring Evan Rachel Wood, riding high in her starring role in HBO’s Westworld.

Luc Déry and Kim McCraw produce and Jason and Carlos Sanchez will direct the film about a troubled woman who uses manipulative tactics to persuade a teenage runaway to live with her. Julia Sarah Stone and Denis O’Hare have joined the cast.

Senior vice-president of sales Anick Poirier and her team hold worldwide rights to A Worthy Companion as they do on The Ashram, a spiritual thriller from producer Guneet Monga of Sikhya Entertainment (Gangs Of Wasseypur) and executive producer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious, Take Shelter).

Sam Keeley, Melissa Leo And Kal Penn will star in the tale of an American who travels to the Indian Himalayas to find his missing girlfriend and encounters a community »

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Manoj Bajpayee: My character in ‘Love Sonia’ is one of the deadliest characters I have played so far

17 October 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The fine actor Manoj Bajpayee is one of the most talented actors in Bollywood who can rightly be called ‘the master of impeccable performances’.  In his phenomenal cinematic journey, the actor has always taken up challenging roles and delivered with great ease. We have always seen him  portraying many negative roles be it gangster in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ series, a psycho in ‘Road’ a dangerous faction leader in ‘Tevar’, the actor has always made character’s alive with his performance.  But the two time national award winner is all set to be seen one of his deadliest avatar in his upcoming film ‘Love Sonia’, thereby raising his own bar.

Love Sonia is an Indo-American film, which is directed by Tabrez Noorani and produced by David Womark who had produced the magnificent film ‘Life of Pi’. According to an insider, the makers have shot the film in many locations like Rajasthan, »

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Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur

24 August 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Before I watched the film, I had heard comments like “Indian epic,” “one of the best Asian films ever produced,” “a true masterpiece” and other similar characterizations, which usually make me suspicious, to say the least. However, in this case, every dithyramb was absolutely true as “Gangs of Wasseypur” is one of the best gangster films ever produced.

The script, which stretches over 5 hours, tells the story of the family of Khans over 5 generations and their adventures in the city of Wasseypur, where mafia wars and lawlessness seem to be the rule. Starting in the 40s with Shahid Khan, the story then moves on Sardar Khan, who found his apogee in the 70s, and ends with one of his sons, Faizal, and Definite, Sardar’s son from a different woman. Throughout all these years, the archenemy of the family remains Ramadhir, a corrupt official who starts as a trade union »

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Arjun Rampal and 8 other celebrites to start climb of Siachen Glacier on August 15th!

14 August 2016 12:14 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

They fall, they rise, and they march ahead relentlessly, through extreme climatic conditions. Siachen Glacier. The world’s 2nd longest glacier has come to represent the resilience and fortitude of the Indian Army. It all started in April 1981 when the Indian Army made history by traversing the uncharted Siachen, also known as the Third Pole.

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of this daring expedition, Eros Now, the leading Ott platform of Eros International Plc, announced today a ground breaking initiative, Salute Siachen, India’s first-ever celebrity expedition to the Siachen Glacier. The unique expedition will see nine celebrity adventurers from different walks of life, retrace and relive that journey. The 20-day expedition flags off this Independence Day (August 15) from Leh, and will culminate at Kumar Post, named after Colonel Narinder “Bull” Kumar, Pvsm, Kc, Avsm, MacGregor Medal, Imf Gold Medal, Padma Shri, Arjuna Award, Frgs. Bull Kumar planted »

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Richa Chadda to sing the National Anthem at a sports league

25 July 2016 10:29 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After several celebrities starting from Amitabh Bachchan to Varun Dhawan to Sunny Leone been presented with the honour of singing the National Anthem at a public platform, yet another celebrity to join the league is Richa Chadda. The actress has been invited to sing the National Anthem at a sports league in Delhi.

Though the details of the same have been kept under wraps, we hear that Richa Chadda has been invited to be present at the inaugural ceremony of the league which will be on July 27. She will be flying to the capital and we hear that she is extremely humbled by this opportunity. Last seen in Sarbjit, the actress is known for films like Fukrey and Gangs Of Wasseypur.

As of now, Richa Chadda is not only gearing up for Bollywood releases like Cabaret but will also be seen in the international film Love Sonia which also stars Demi Moore and Freida Pinto. »

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Distributor and Producer Shiladitya Bora turns Director with Maiden Short ‘Wife Not Wife’

5 July 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Shiladitya Bora, CEO of Drishyam Films, has forayed into direction with a short film intriguingly titled Wife Not Wife. Having distributed and produced award-winning films such as Court, Masaan and Dhanak, Shiladitya, who has dabbled in all things filmy, crosses the final frontier by directing his first film, a comedy-drama.

Starring Pankaj Tripathi of Gangs of Wasseypur and Masaan fame, Anuritta K Jha and Gbolabo Lucas, the detective story with a surprise twist has been penned by Greek screenwriter Manolis Froudarakis.

Wife Not Wife has been produced by Shilpi Agarwal, and was shot on five locations in Mumbai. Scored by music producer Kanishk Seth, with Pooja Gupte (Rukh, Crossing Bridges) behind the lens, the film will be set to make its world premiere by September 2016.

A director, producer, distributor and a true-blue cinephile, Shiladitya is known for establishing PVR’s Director’s Rare, India’s leading indie release banner. At the helm of Drishyam Films, »

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Vikram Bhatt Fights Back with Official Statement

27 June 2016 7:04 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

We have an official statement from Mr Vikram Bhatt about his “imminent mud wrestle” and defamation suit he filed against Kamaal R Khan.

“It all started with a Twitter duel between Mr Kamaal R. Khan and me after the release of my film ‘Love Games’. Then, came his review of the film ‘1920 London’. Though I did not produce the film, direct it, write the dialogue or the screenplay, he decided to do a review of me instead of the film. He made absurd insinuations– called me a fraud, a pimp and other unsavory names. I couldn’t care less; When you have made a business of ranting, then ranting is what you got to do!


Two hours later, I found my daughter crying in the corner. She was hurt. As I took her little body wracked with sobs in my arms, I saw things more clearly…

When you don’t »

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Raman Raghav 2.0 review – murder most hip

26 June 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This chilling indie serial-killer flick set in Mumbai is a far cry from Bollywood

The director Anurag Kashyap and the actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui are leading figures in India’s burgeoning independent film scene. This boisterous, bloodthirsty serial killer flick follows in the vein of their previous collaborations – notably the gang epic Gangs of Wasseypur – Indian-set genre pictures that provide a young local audience with a hip alternative to the more mainstream offerings of the Bollywood industry. Raman Raghav (Psycho Raman) was a real-life serial killer in the 1960s; however, this picture is about a copycat killer Ramanna (Siddiqui), and Raghavan (Vicky Kaushal), the Bad Lieutenant-style Mumbai cop who hunts him.

This is no Manhunter: the wits of the killer and his morally bankrupt pursuer are about as sharp as the blunt weapon that Ramanna favours to dispatch his victims. And the film doesn’t add much to the serial killer »

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Review: Raman Raghav 2.0, Twisted Soulmates Dance With Darkness

23 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

In a nation with over a billion residents and an annual output of nearly two thousand feature films every year, there is one name that stands out from the rest and has become the face of the Indian film industry, and that is Anurag Kashyap. With Kashyap's breakout Cannes hit Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) the film world was forced to stand up and take notice as the five and a half hour gangster epic brought critic after critic to their knees. While it took three years for Wasseypur to find a domestic theatrical release through Cinelicious Pics in early 2015, the word was already out and big shots like Martin Scorsese and Paul Shrader were quick to lavish praise upon the new shining star of...

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui: “Raman is one of the most interesting characters of my career”

21 June 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

After the success of Gangs of Wasseypur, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui Has continued giving amazing performances in every film he is a part of whether it be a smaller indie film or a big Bollywood blockbuster.

The actor will next be seen in Anurag Kashyap’s thriller, Raman Raghav 2.0, in which he will essay the character of a psychotic killer, Raman. In a recent interview, the actor said that he hoped the audience will enjoy watching the film, as Raman is one of the most interesting characters of his career.

“I hope like Gangs of Wasseypur, even Raman Raghav is a game-changer for me. In my opinion this is one of the most interesting characters that I have enacted on screen. I hope people enjoy watching it.”

Raman Raghav 2.0 also stars Vicky Kaushal and Sobhita Dhulipala in pivotal roles. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Raman Raghav 2.0 releases on Friday »

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India’s leading crossover filmmaker, Anurag Kashyap, presents Noir Thriller for an international platform, Raman Raghav 2.0

17 June 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Following plaudit and standing ovation while premiering at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, gritty, Indian noir thriller, Raman Raghav 2.0, releases in cinemas worldwide on 24th June 2016, presented by Reliance Entertainment.

Embodying new age Indian cinema beyond Bollywood for an international audience, Raman Raghav 2.0 is helmed by celebrated auteur, Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur Parts 1 & 2, Dev D, That Girl In Yellow Boots), one of India’s most acclaimed crossover filmmakers with a cult, global following. Golden boy of contemporary Indian cinema, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, conveys the role of serial killer Ramanna with unnerving menace, while rising star, Vicky Kaushal, essays his nemesis, coke-addled police officer Raghavan. The narrative unfolds against the darker underbelly of Mumbai, providing the setting for a serial killer’s cold-blooded crimes to germinate.

Setting the tone of the film is the real life back-story of a notorious serial killer that plagued Bombay in the 1960’s. The city »

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Brendan Fraser to Star in Bollywood Thriller ‘The Field’ as a Gun-Running Villain

16 June 2016 9:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Brendan Fraser’s mummy-killing days may be behind him, but Encino Man will rise again. The actor has just been announced as the villain in “The Field,” a Bollywood gangster drama marking the directorial debut of Rohit Karn Batra. He’s set to star as a gun-runner named Charu whose “illicit dealings with the Indian underworld wedges him in the middle of the family implosion.”

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Ray Liotta was initially attached the project when first it was announced in 2014, but alterations to the screenplay led to personnel changes as well. “The more the script evolved,” said Batra, “the more obvious it became Brendan was the best choice for the idiosyncratic role of Charu. For a director to explore this journey with him in a place like India is nothing less than a once in a lifetime opportunity.” India isn’t as well known to the outside world for its hard-hitting genre fare as it is for its musicals, but anyone who’s seen Anurag Kashyap’s five-hour “Gangs of Wasseypur” knows that “The Field” won’t be the first mob movie to emerge from Bollywood.

Read More: Review: Indian Mob Epic ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ Reinvents the Bollywood Gangster Pic with Pop Panache

Prem Chopra, Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, Vineet Singh and Radhika Apte will all be starring alongside Fraser, whose work in “Airheads” and “The Scout” has gone unheralded for far too long.

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Mukesh Chhabra plays a land agent in Te3n

8 June 2016 1:07 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Promising to be yet another edge of the seat thriller from Sujoy Ghosh, Te3n has been in the news for bringing together three powerhouse performers namely Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. However, there is a surprise element as the renowned casting director Mukesh Chhabra is seen in a special appearance in Te3n. Yes, it has been revealed that Mukesh Chhabra has done a cameo in this suspense drama and plays the role of a land agent. The casting director is a well-known face in the industry and has launched some of the popular actors in Bollywood. However, this is not the first time where the actor has been seen in a miniscule role as he has previously done such roles in films like Rang De Basanti, Kaminey, Gangs of Wasseypur among others. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, Te3n is slated to release on June 10. »

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Review: Kammatipaadam, Once Upon A Time In God's Own Country

7 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

India loves a good gangster film. While the many regional film industries are very different in a lot of ways, almost all of them count the gangster film as a staple of every cinema hall. Most of these films function as a sort of escapism for audiences, yet they work largely because they hit very close to home and are relatable in any part of the country.  Rajeev Ravi's new crime epic Kammatipaadam is the latest entry into an already strong oeuvre of Indian gangster films and it is the best example of the genre since Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur. A little bit Godfather Part 2, a little bit Once Upon a Time in America, and a little bit Wasseypur, Kammatipaadam traces the rise...

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Trailer: Salman Khan Wrestles With Fate In Sultan

25 May 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Salman Khan is back on the big screen this Eid with his new film Sultan. Sultan tells the story of a washed up wrestler fighting for redemption. It's the kind of comeback story that Hollywood has filmed a million times, though probably with fewer song and dance numbers. Normally I'm not a huge Salman Khan fan, I've seen his last few films and he really comes across as wooden. However, he always seems to surround himself with big talent so I'll often go along for the ride. In his last film, box office champ Bajrangi Bhaijaan, he had Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Gangs of Wasseypur, Raman Raghav 2.0, MIss Lovely) as a co-star. Nawaz also co-starred in Khan's Kick from a few years back. For Sultan, the...

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'Raman Raghav 2.0' star Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Indian writer Manto

17 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Gangs Of Wasseypur actor will star in Nandita Das’ biopic.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been cast to play Saadat Hasan Manto in Nandita Das’ biopic of the Indian writer.

In addition, Vivek Kajaria of Holy Basil Productions and Us-based investor Robin Raina have boarded the project as producers.

Known as South Asia’s greatest short story writer, Manto wrote extensively about the Partition of India and was tried for obscenity six times but never convicted. Das’ biopic follows the last decade of his life until his early death at the age of 42.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to play Sadaat Hasan Manto, a writer I have admired for a long time,” said Siddiqui, who also stars in Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0, which premiered yesterday in Directors’ Fortnight.

Das, an acclaimed actress who made her directing debut with Firaaq (2008), said: “Manto is a challenging role and the nuances required to perform Manto are found »

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Cannes 2016: Anurag Kashyap's Upcoming Horror Giddy Part Of New Blumhouse Partnership

17 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

It was reported several months ago that Us horror specialist Blumhouse Productions was branching out into local language productions. The first of these partnerships to be announced is with Phantom Films in India, the director's production house founded by Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur), Vikramarditya Motwane (Lootera), Madhu Mantena, and Vikas Bahl. Three films will be made under this partnership between Blumhouse, Ivanhoe, and Phantom and the talent involved is definitely worthy of notice. As reported by Screen Daily, the three films will feature some of India's hottest up and coming talent. First up is a horror picture called Ghoul, set to star Radhika Apte (Madly, Parched), the film will be directed by Patrick Graham, and is described as a story about "a prisoner who...

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Richa Chadha applauded at Cannes for her performance in ‘Sarbjit’!

16 May 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The Cannes film festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious festivals in the world, is currently underway. This is the 69th edition of the annual event that has been known to only showcase the finest feature and short films from around the world. The upcoming movie Sarbjit, which stars Richa Chadha, Aishwarya Rai and Randeep Hooda, was screened at the festival last night for which it received a great response from audiences.

The movie showcases powerful performances by the lead actors, especially Richa who received a lot of praise for her role as Sarbjit’s wife, Sukhpreet Kaur. The audience applauded Richa’s performance and she even had people come to her appreciating the effort she put in for this role.

Richa is no stranger to the Cannes Film Festival, having been there first for Gangs of Wasseypur in 2014 and again last year for the screening of her film Masaan, »

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Psycho Raman’

16 May 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“This film is not about him,” a title card declares — a taunting “gotcha” punchline indicative of the tone to follow — right after “Psycho Raman” opens with a potted biography of Raman Raghav, the notorious Mumbai serial killer of the 1960s. Well, it is and it isn’t. The latest glittering hybrid of Bollywood kitsch and Hollywood genre grit from distinctive Indian stylist Anurag Kashyap (“Gangs of Wasseypur”), this present-day crime melodrama draws extensively on local lore surrounding Raghav in its fictional portrait of an obsessive imitator: Its original title is “Raman Raghav 2.0,” which risks sending uniformed viewers out in search of a preceding film. As it is, one such vivaciously nasty exercise in urban nihilism is probably enough, though the verve and nerve of Kashyap’s filmmaking continues to excite.

Last year, Kashyap aimed semi-successfully for a crossover hit with “Bombay Velvet,” a lavishly attired gangster saga so besotted »

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First Trailer For Cannes Thriller ‘Raman Raghav 2.0,’ From ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ Director Anurag Kashyap

11 May 2016 5:23 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Following his vintage feature Bombay Velvet, Gangs of Wasseypur director Anurag Kashyap is taking a darker turn. His new film — which he wrote, produced and directed — Raman Raghav 2.0 follows notorious serial killer Raman Raghav. Over the 1960’s in Mumbai, Raghav committed various crimes including murder and assault.

With the lead killer portrayed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Manjhi – The Mountain Man), the film focuses on his new obsession, a cop (played by Vicky Kaushal) as Raghav watches and creates situations where both characters go head to head. Ahead of a Cannes premiere in Directors’ Fortnight, the first trailer has landed below for the film also featuring Vipin Sharma (Taare Zameen Par), Amruta Subhash (Killa) and winner of Miss India Earth 2013 Sobhita Dhulipala.

Raman Raghav 2.0 is set to premiere at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

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