Ustad Hotel (2012)
Reports also went on to suggest that he would be playing a cop in the movie. Newbie Shiva Prasad has penned the story and Anton Joseph will be bankrolling the project, added sources.
The Red Dot Film Festival, an initiative by Wift (Women in Film and Television) will screen films by women who won national awards in 2012 for fields as diverse as costume design, voice narration and editing.
The screening will be on for three days – 23rd, 24th, 25th August from 10am-10pm at Films Division, Peddar Road, Mumbai.
There will be Q&A sessions with the winners after every screening. The films to be screened include Dhag (Usha Jadhav), Timbaktu (Rintu Thomas), Celluloid Man (Irene Dhar Malik), Ustad Hotel (Anjali Menon) and Delhi Safari (Anupama Patil) among others.
Screenings will be followed by an informal networking evening on 25th August, 8pm onwards.
The event is free for Wift members. For non-members, the charges are Inr 50 per screening, Inr 150 for day pass, Inr 400 for the festival pass and Inr 500 for the networking event.
For registration, email wiftreddotfilmfestival.doattend.
Here is the complete list of films to be screened at the festival:-
Ashok Rane’s doucmentay Being with Apu
Blood Brothers by Steve Hoover
Dancing Colours by Stuttgart Media University students
Liv & Ingmar by Dheeraj Akolkar
Much Ado about Knotting by Geetika Narang Abbasi and Anandana Kapur
No Problem! 6 Months with the Barefoot Grandmamas by Yasmin Kidwai
Powerless by Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar
Resonance of Mother’s Melody by Dip Bhuyan
Salma by Kim Longinotto
The Human Factor by Rudradeep Bhattacharjee
The World Before her by Nisha Pahuja
Bombay Talkies by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar
Shahid by Hansal Mehta
Chokher Bali by Rituparno Ghosh
Bawdi – The Well by Viver Soni
Paroksh by Kuldip Patel
Thaambadhyam by Yugandhara Muthukrishnan
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.
The awards were announced in Delhi Monday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy applauded the efforts of all the awardees for keeping the Malayalam film's flag flying high with 13 awards.
The 13 nods include four awards, which were shared, including the Indira Gandhi Award for the best debut film of a director, which was jointly picked by "101 Chodiyangal" with Hindi film "Chittagong".
The award for the best popular film for providing wholesome entertainment has been shared by "Ustad Hotel" with another Hindi.
The 60th National Film Awards were announced in Delhi Monday, and this film was one of the last in which Thilakan featured before passing away Sep 24, 2012.
Beginning his career through theatre in the mid-1950s, Thilakan took the Malayalam film industry by storm since his first outing in 1979 in the film "Ulkadal".
He acted in close to 300 films in most south Indian languages.
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
The festival will screen films from Latin America, Europe, Asia and USA, apart from films on the 100 Years of Indian Cinema and Centenary of Masters.
A total of 50 international films and 24 Indian films will be screened. Five films from Thailand, eight from Poland six films from Iran will be a part of the international section. While 18 Malayalam, one Tulu film and three Hindi films are in the line-up.
Line up of films:
100 Years of Indian Cinema
Malayalam Golden 10:
Elippathayam (The Rat Trap) by Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Chidambaram by G. Aravindan
Danny by T. V. Chandran
Amma Ariyan by John Abraham
Oppol by K. S. Sethumadhavan
Nirmalyam by M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Uppu by Pavithran
Olavum Theeravum by P.
Thilakan, who featured in 300 films in his acting career, was in critical condition after suffering two heart attacks. He was 74.
"Malayalam great Thilakan sir is no more. Grew up watching his brilliant understated performances. Was supposed to do 'Ustad Hotel' with.
The actor, who died at 3 a.m., was in a critical condition after suffering two heart attacks. He was part of nearly 300 films, most of them in Malayalam.
Beginning his career in the 1950s, he became famous with his 1979 film "Ulkadal". His latest film was "Ustad Hotel".
Thilakan has been put on the ventilator.
Beginning his career in the fifties, he became famous with his 1979 film "Ulkadal". His latest film, "Ustad Hotel", is currently running.
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