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Actor Sam Beazley dies at 101

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Actor Sam Beazley dies at 101

London: Actor Sam Beazley, who played Professor Everard in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, has passed away. He was 101. Beazley died in his sleep on June 12, reported The Times. “Actor and artist, died in his sleep 12th June 2017, aged 101. Beloved brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. Funeral on 21st […]

India’s Raja Harschandra seen in London

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India’s Raja Harschandra seen in London

London: Raja Harischandra was spotted in the British capital!A rare screening of what is regarded as the first ‘fully Indian’  full-length feature film: Dadasaheb Phalke’s “Raja Harishchandra”, was organised at London’s British Film Institute (BFI), in Southbank. A S Rajan, Minister Co-ordination, Indian High Commission, who was the chief guest at the event, said that […]

Censor slashes Bangla film on demonetization

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Censor slashes Bangla film on demonetization

Calcutta: This is no April Fool’s joke. The Censor Board’s regional office has recommended six cuts for Bengali film “Shunyota” themed on the effects of demonetisation on the common man. Confirming this, director Suvendu Ghosh told a wire service that the CBFC recommended six cuts in his film. He has no choice but to “abide […]

Raj Kapoor Films to give theatre a Regal ending

Raj Kapoor Films to give theatre a Regal ending

New Delhi: Today March 30, will have countless fans  flocking to the Regal Theatre in Connaught Place. Raj Kapoor’s classics “Mera Naam Joker” and “Sangam” will be the last two movies to be screened at the iconic Regal theatre as it brings the curtains down  after an eight-decade-long golden run. Situated in Connaught Place area […]

‘Controversial who, me?’: Deepa Mehta

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‘Controversial who, me?’: Deepa Mehta

Bombay (Mumbai):  Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta says she does not get bothered anymore about the ‘controversial director’ tag. “As a filmmaker you don’t think this (controversy) might happen. I have been called a controversial filmmaker and perhaps it is right. But at this point in my life I don’t care about it but earlier on […]

Gay themed Moonlight wins Best Oscar Flick

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Gay themed Moonlight wins Best Oscar Flick

Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars – but only after an error saw La La Land initially declared the winner. Moonlight is a film about the coming-of-age of a gay, black man The La La Land producers were in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered. PriceWaterhouseCooper, the accountancy […]

Prakash Jha rues Film Censors’ narrow outlook

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Prakash Jha rues Film Censors’ narrow outlook

Bombay (Mumbai): Feb 24: Filmmaker Prakash Jha, whose production “Lipstick Under My Burkha” has been denied certificate by censor board, says the film industry will keep facing such troubles till the time “a set of people” have the freedom to censor the content. The film, directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, was denied certification by Central Board […]

It’s ‘No Bed of Roses’ in Bangladesh?

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It’s ‘No Bed of Roses’ in Bangladesh?

Making an Indo-Bangla film is  certainly ‘no bed of roses’. This film story moves from ‘Bureaucratic Bungling’ to ‘Bureaucratic Banning’ in Bangladesh Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s “No Bed of Roses”, starring and co-produced by Indian actor Irrfan Khan, has been ‘effectively banned’ in Bangladesh. Speculation has been rife in the Bangladeshi and Indian media that […]

Dev Patel makes a mark at Bafta

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Dev Patel makes a mark at Bafta

London: Dev Patel’s surprised reaction after he won the Bafta award in the best supporting actor category for “Lion” was one of the most adorable moments at the ceremony (Feb 13). Patel, 26, also earned a round of applause for warmly crediting his little co-star Sunny Pawar from India as he took the podium to […]

Rishi Kapoor tells all in Autobiography

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Rishi Kapoor tells all in Autobiography

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has opened up about the colourful life of his father, filmmaker Raj Kapoor in his soon-to-be released autobiography, saying he loved his cinema, booze, and his leading ladies. Titled, “Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored”, the tell-all book sees the ‘Bobby’ actor talking about his father’s affairs […]

Udta Punjab flies while Dangal wrestles with Sultan

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Udta Punjab flies while Dangal wrestles with Sultan

Udta Punjab is flying off the Filmfare nomination list! Read on for more dirt and dangal as two wrestling movies vie for the awards… Shahid Kapoor starrer “Udta Punjab” has topped the nominations list at the 62nd Filmfare Awards with nine nods, including best film and best director for Abhishek Chaubey. The other nominations for […]

Spoiler alert: Colours of Paradise has life Lessons

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Spoiler alert: Colours of Paradise has life Lessons

Sir- I recently watched this film “The Color of Paradise” an Iranian film directed by Majid Majidi. The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. His father, shamed and burdened by Mohammed’s blindness, arrives late to pick him up and then tries […]

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