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Vikram Bhatt Fights Back with Official Statement

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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 | Twitch | See recent Twitch 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 | Twitch | See recent Twitch 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 | Twitch | See recent Twitch 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 | Twitch | See recent Twitch 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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Nawazuddin Siddiquis memoir to be launched at Jaipur literature festival

10 May 2016 7:31 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

From a no-one to a Bollywood celebrity, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who once featured in films as an extra, is today one of the renowned actors. From grey roles to biopics, the actor has portrayed versatility and his memoir that compiles his journey as a farmer as well as an actor will be penned by Rituparna Chatterjee.

However, Nawazuddin Siddiqui revealed that he was initially skeptical about the memoir because he did not find anything worth documenting. But, now he is convinced that he wants to be completely honest with it and wants to add every experience, from being a farmer in Budhana to a Bollywood actor. He also added that he will be talking about his personal life, his wife; his children though he is unaware of how much of it will be a part of the book. From his days at National School of Drama in Delhi to how he »

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Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Exclusive: Trailer For Serial Killer Thriller ‘Psycho Raman’ From The Director Of ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’

10 May 2016 7:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the lights shine brightest on the Cannes Film Festival, cinephiles know that the sidebar lineups offer just as much excitement. And this year at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, director Anurag Kashyap — perhaps best known for his acclaimed, epic, award-winning “Gangs Of Wasseypur” — will arrive with the lean and mean “Psycho Raman.” Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sobhita Dhulipala, and Vicky Kaushal, […]

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Cannes 2016: Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0 Gets A Dark Domestic Trailer

10 May 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The first domestic trailer for Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0 has appeared online ahead of its June 24th Indian cinema release. The film is Kashyap's third to appear in the Cannes Director's Fortnight and the first since 2013's Ugly. Raman Raghav 2.0 appears to be a modern story based on a serial killer who terrorized 1960s Bombay. The new film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Gangs of Wasseypur, The Lunchbox) and Vicky Kaushal (Masaan) as a serial killer and the cop chasing him. From first appearances it appeaers to be a 180 degree spin from Kashyap's last film Bombay Velvet, which was a fascinating experiment with bigger budget spectacle. This new film, which looks like it was done on a much more compressed scale, appears to tread...

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Five interesting things revealed by Richa Chadha in her interview with Anupama Chopra

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

From a stellar debut in Gangs of Wasseypur, taking the art house route in the critically acclaimed film Masaan, to her upcoming commercial outing in Cabaret, Richa Chadha has a gifted ability to truly become the character she portrays. In a recent, no holds barred interview with Anupama Chopra, she revealed some interesting facts about herself. The interview truly gave us a glimpse of what the real life Richa Chadha actually is!

Here are 5 interesting things revealed by Richa in her interview:

1.) Richa Chadha’s take on being unpredictable

“I find that especially here people are always trying to place you somewhere just to make their own life simpler. I find that very annoying as I do not want to be someone who is predictable but provocative.”

2.) Before Gangs of Wasseypur, she auditioned for Dev D

“Kalki got the part I didn’t. She must’ve been better at the audition. »

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Cannes 2016: First Teaser Posters For Raman Raghav 2.0 By Anurag Kashyap

25 April 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Four years ago Anurag Kashyap took the Cannes Film Festival by storm with his Director's Fortnight entry, Gangs of Wasseypur. That five and a half hour epic went on to cement Kashyap's position as the preeminent Indian filmmaking talent of our generation after heaps of praise from luminaries such as Martin Scorsese and Paul Shrader oured in. In 2013 he returns to the Fortnight with his unrelentingly bleak child kidnapping thriller Ugly, and the world once again took notice. After a couple of years off and one commerical film, Bombay Velvet, that didn't perform up to the expectations of the box office hawks, he is back in Cannes in 2016 with Raman Raghav 2.0. To read more about the film and check out the first...

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Nawaz’s record making super stardom

21 April 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Raman Raghav 2.0 marks Nawaz’s 8th film to be celebrated in 4 years at Cannes Film Festival.

Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0 seems to be setting a new record for actor par excellence Nawazuddin Siddiqui even before its national release with it’s showcase this year at the Cannes Film Festival. This makes Nawaz possibly the only star in history who’s had seven films showcased and celebrated at the Cannes Film Festival in 4 years!. 7 films as an actor and 1 short film as a producer.

Says an industry insider, “2016 seems to be the headline making year for Nawaz with his accolades and recognition. After celebrating a memorable evening at a recent awards show where he won awards for both the Best Actor in a Comic Role and a villainous role – a never before seen phenomenon for an Indian actor, he has found yet another reason to celebrate and make headlines with »

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