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Emraan Hashmi's Adhuri filming!

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Hashmi's Adhuri filming!

This is epic. Not jumping on to Balan's lips must have been a frustrating time for Emraan Hashmi in Hak. It's his haq, you see, of smooching every heroine he is paired up with. In a few films he has also flaunted this 'license' he has been supposedly given by over-enthusiastic directors and ever-willing heroines with some cheesy lines. Every time in Hak, he has gotten dangerously close to Vidya Balan's lips, and then like a good boy, gone for a traditional hug.

Surely, he must be feeling that this was adhuri shooting.

Balan is big when it comes to lip-locks

Speaking of Vidya Balan, she is not averse to kissing, or is in anyway a bad kisser.
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London Asian Film Festival to celebrate the works of Rituparno Ghosh

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The passing of Rituparno Ghosh in 2013 left Indian cinema bereft of one of its finest craftsmen.

The Kolkata-born writer, director, activist and literary figure – just 49 years of age at the time of his untimely death – was widely recognized as the spiritual successor to the legendary Satyajit Ray.

Now the life and work of this creative genius is set to be celebrated at the 16th annual Tongues on Fire London Asian Film Festival (Laff) to be held in June across the British capital: a city which held particular affection for Ghosh.

The Festival – Europe’s oldest and most respected showcase for independent South Asian cinema – will hold screenings of three of Ghosh’s most critically acclaimed films and a series of discussions on the filmmaker’s immeasurable contribution to Indian cinema.

The tributes will begin with a screening of ‘Chitrangada’, Ghosh’s seminal 2012 drama based on the story of the character
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The Lunchbox wins Best Film at Extravagant India! in Paris

The Lunchbox wins Best Film at Extravagant India! in Paris
Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox won the Best Film award at the inaugural edition of Extravagant India! International Indian Film Festival in Paris.

Anurag Kashyap won the Best Director award for Ugly. The Best Actor award was posthumously awarded to Rituparno Ghosh for Chitrangada, while Vidya Balan won the Best Actress award for Dirty Picture and Kahani.

Rajesh S Jala’s Children of the Pyre won the Best Documentary award, Pan Nalin’s Faith Connections won a Special Mention of the Jury. Andrea Iannetta’s Allah is Great was awarded the Best Short Film award.

Happiness Distribution, a French distribution company, will theatrically release The Lunchbox in France on December 13, 2013 and Ugly in March 2014 while Sophie Dulac Distribution will distribute Pan Nalin’s Faith Connections under the title Kumbh Mela, Les chemins de la Foi.

The festival was held from October 16-22, 2013 in association with the Indian Embassy in Paris and the Paris City Hall.
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Extravagant India! Film Festival in Paris unveils lineup

Extravagant India! Film Festival in Paris unveils lineup
The first edition of the Extravagant India! International Indian Film Festival will be launched in Paris in association with the Indian Embassy in Paris and the Paris City Hall showcasing Indian cinema from October 16-22, 2013.

The festival will have competitive and non-competitive sections along with interactions with filmmakers and meetings with industry experts to boost co-productions between India and France.

There are three sections in competition: feature films, short films and documentary films.

Feature films in competition are Ship of Theseus by Anand Gandhi, Shabdo by Kaushik Ganguly (French Premiere), Ugly by Anurag Kashyap, Lunchbox by Ritesh Batra, Raajneeti by Prakash Jha (French Premiere) and Kahaani by Sujoy Ghosh (French Premiere).

Short films in competition are Skin Deep by Hardik Mehta, Tatpaschat – And Then by Anadi Athaley, Allah Is Great by Andrea Iannetta, For Hire by Varun Chavla and The Three Of Us by Umesh Kulkarni.

Faith Connection by Pal Nalin (European Premiere), Char,
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Rituparno Ghosh retrospective in Jnu from Sept 13

Rituparno Ghosh retrospective in Jnu from Sept 13
The School of Arts and Aesthetics at the Jawarharlal Nehru University, New Delhi will organise “The Audacious Bird of Dusk: Cinema and Rituparno Ghosh”, a film festival on the works of Rituparno Ghosh. The festival curated by Abhija Ghosh, Anugyan Nag and Sumit Dey will be held from September 13 – 15, 2013.

Schedule:

Friday, 13th September, 2013

4.00 pm– 4.15 pm: Introduction and Opening Remarks by Kaushik Bhaumik

4.15 pm – 5.15 pm: “The Audacious Bird of Dusk: Cinema and Rituparno Ghosh” by Prof. Shohini Ghosh

5.15 pm – 5.45 pm: Tea

5.45 pm – 7.50 pm: Inaugural Film – Abohoman (2010)

Saturday, 14th September, 2013

11 am: City and Women- Dahan (1997)

1 pm -2 pm: Lunch Break

2 pm: Domesticity and Middle Class Anxieties: Utsab (2000)

4.15 pm: Break

4.45 pm- 7.05 pm: The ‘Rituparnoesque’ Emerges: Noukadubi (2011)

Sunday, 15th September, 2013

11 am: The Cinema of Interiors: Bariwali (1999)

1.30pm-2.30 pm: Lunch Break

2.30 pm: Rendezvous with Tagore: Chokher Bali (2003)

5.15 pm: Tea Break

5.45 pm: Panel Discussion – Kaushik Bhaumik, Smita Mitra, Sumit Dey, Anugyan Nag and Abhija Ghosh
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National Film Festival opens today in Delhi with Rituparno Ghosh’s “Chitrangada”

National Film Festival opens today in Delhi with Rituparno Ghosh’s “Chitrangada”
Rituparno Ghosh in his film “Chitrangada

The National Film Festival that showcases the 60th National Award winning films will commence in New Delhi today.

The opening ceremony is at 5.00 pm in Sirifort Auditorium-ii followed by the screening of Timbaktu by Rintu R. Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh (Best Environmental Film) and Chitrangada by Rituparno Ghosh (Special Jury award).

The festival will run till June 16 at Sirifort Auditorium, New Delhi.

All National Film Awards winning Feature and Non Feature Films for the Year 2012 will be screened during the festival. The Festival is organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of I & B.

Seating is on first come-first served basis.

The complete schedule of the festival:
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Rituparno Ghosh, Maverick Indian Director, Dies at 49

Rituparno Ghosh, Maverick Indian Director, Dies at 49
Maverick Indian helmer Rituparno Ghosh, who had success on the international festival circuit with such pics as “Chokher bali” (A Passion Play), died May 30 in Kolkata of a heart attack. He was 49.

Ghosh drew attention with his Bengali-language films such as 1994’s “Unishe April,” 1997’s “Dahan,” “Bariwali” and “Asukh.” His stories centered on India’s urban middle class in realistic fashion.

His Aishwarya Rai starrer “Chokher bali,” based on a Rabindranath Tagore story, won acclaim in Locarno and the Chicago film festivals in 2003.

By 2004 he was making films in Hindi. Reuniting with Rai he made “Raincoat,” which was based on O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi.”

Starting out in the ad biz, Ghosh made his debut with 1992’s kid pic “Hirer angti” (The Diamond Ring). A fan of another Bengali filmmaker, Satyajit Ray, he based his stories on novels from Indian and western writers. Many of his films had
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Rituparno Ghosh's death - A biggest loss to Bengali Cinema : Features

Too young to die. Everyone from the Tollywood film industry's who’s who to dazed commoners who gathered before the south Kolkata residence of Rituparno Ghosh on Thursday after the shocking news of his passing away spread, would wonder why he left so early. But perhaps one of his last films, Chitrangada (The Crowning Wish), where he played a gay dancer Read More...
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Rituparno Ghosh- A biggest loss to Bengali Cinema : Features

Too young to die. Everyone from the Tollywood film industry's who’s who to dazed commoners who gathered before the south Kolkata residence of Rituparno Ghosh on Thursday after the shocking news of his passing away spread, would wonder why he left so early. But perhaps one of his last films, Chitrangada (The Crowning Wish), where he played a gay dancer Read More...
See full article at Bollywood Trade »

Rituparno Ghosh's death - A biggest loss to Bengali Cinema

Too young to die. Everyone from the Tollywood film industry's who's who to dazed commoners who gathered before the south Kolkata residence of Rituparno Ghosh on Thursday after the shocking news of his passing away spread, would wonder why he left so early. But perhaps one of his last films, Chitrangada (The Crowning Wish), where he played a gay dancer caught between hunger for love and moral dilemma, has an answer- the impermanence of life. Rituparno was not just a filmmake
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Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passes away

Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passes away
Rituparno Ghosh: August 31,1963-May 30, 2013

Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh died of heart attack today morning. He was 49.

Ghosh won 12 national awards for his films some of which include Unishe April, Chokher Bali, Raincoat and Abohomaan.

His latest film Chitrangada won him a Special Jury award at the National Film Awards 2012. The film recently closed the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2013.

Ghosh was working on Satyanweshi, based on the story ‘Chorabali’ by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, the author of the Byomkesh Bakshi detective series. Director Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani) played the character of Byomkesh Bakshi.

“Wrapped up the shoot of Satyanewshi, a crime thriller in the molten glow of the pensive falling afternoon,” he had tweeted on May 28.
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Lgbt films from Iran, Pakistan to screen at Kashish 2013

The fourth edition of Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film festival to be held from May 22-26, 2013 will screen Lgbt films from Iran, Serbia, Slovakia, Pakistan and Morocco.

China is the Country in Focus with more than 12 films. A total of 132 films will be screened from 40 countries.

Filmmaker in Focus is Us filmmaker and activist Jim Hubbard, who will be travelling to India to be present at the festival.

The Parade from Serbia will open the festival while Rituparno Ghosh’s Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish will be the closing film of the festival.

Saagar Gupta, festival programmer said: “This year Kashish is programming the biggest collection of films and from countries that are very diverse, including countries where making films on Lgbt themes is challenging. Also keeping in tune with this year’s themes of ‘Towards Change’ there are several outstanding documentaries to watch out for including Vito, United in Anger,
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“Paan Singh Tomar” wins National Award 2012 for Best Film

“Paan Singh Tomar” wins National Award 2012 for Best Film
Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi) directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia was declared the Best Film at the 60th National Film Awards announced today at a joint Press Conference addressed by the Chairpersons of the three juries; Basu Chatterjee for Feature Films, Aruna Raje for Non-Feature Films and Swapan Mullick for Best Writing on Cinema.

In non-feature film category, the award for the Best Film went to Shepherds of Paradise (Gojri & Urdu) produced and directed by Raja Shabir Khan. In the category of Best Writing on Cinema section, the book ‘Silent Cinema in India – A Pictorial Journey’ (English) written by B.D. Garga has bagged the top honour, whereas P.S. Radhakrishnan has been conferred the award for the Best film Critic.

Chittagong (Hindi) and 101 Chodiyangal (Malayalam) have shared the Indira Gandhi award for the Best Debut Film of a Director. The award for the Best Popular Film for providing wholesome entertainment has
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DearCinema Top-10 of 2012

DearCinema Top-10 of 2012
In 2012, we published 777 new stories, which were read by 712,406 unique visitors. We received 3.8 million page views, the highest in our six year long journey.

Here is what was most read and shared on DearCinema.com in 2012:

Top-10 posts Doubting the woman: Paoli Dam in Chhatrak Amour Beasts of the southern wild scripts available online Documentary Review:Love in India by Q (Kaushik Mukherjee) Never thought a film with 25 songs could go to Cannes: Anurag Kashyap (Interview: Anurag Kashyap, Gangs of Wasseypur) Demystifying Cannes Film Festival: India at Cannes 2012 Shanghai Review: Lost in Adaptation David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis: A Vision of the ‘Hyperreal’ Interview: It must be boring to be a star: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Who selected Barfi for Oscars Review: Dark Shadows by Tim Burton Top-10 Interviews Never thought a film with 25 songs could go to Cannes: Anurag Kashyap (Interview: Anurag Kashyap, Gangs of Wasseypur) Interview: It must be boring
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International Film Festival of Kerala announces line up

The 17th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (Iffk) has announced its lineup. The festival will run from 7th to 14th December, 2012 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Some of the highlights of the lineup are festival favourites of the year Amour, Chitrangada, Samhita, The Sapphires, Drapchi, Miss Lovely, Me and You, Celluloid Man, and Baandhon.

Fourteen films will screen in the Competition section while seven contemporary films will be screened in “Indian Cinema Now” section.

Complete list of films:

Competition Films

Fourteen feature films from Asia, Africa and Latin America will compete for the coveted “Suvarna Chakoram” (Golden Crow Pheasant) and other awards.

Always Brando by Ridha Behi (Tunisia)

Inheritors of the Earth by T V Chandran (India)

A Terminal Trust by by Masayuki Suo (Japan)

Shutter by Joy Mathew (India)

Today by Alain Gomis (Senegal-France)

The Repentant by Merzak Allouache (Algeria)

Sta. Niña by Manny Palo (Philippines)

Present Tense
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