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Akshay Kumar’s Marathi film Anntar starring Tanisha Mukherjee begins shoot in UK

Akshay Kumar’s Marathi film Anntar starring Tanisha Mukherjee begins shoot in UK

3 years ago 1
The movie also stars Sumeet Raghavan and Manasi Salvi and has music by Apeksha Dandekar Akshay Kumar’s foray into Indian regional cinema commenced in full swing with the Marathi film Anntar, starring Tanisha Mukherjee (Kajol’s sister) and actor-singer Sumeet Raghavan in the lead. The film, earlier titled Adhantari, began its London schedule on May 3, […] Read Article ▶
Indian cinema comes late to its own centenary party

Indian cinema comes late to its own centenary party

3 years ago 1
Was Dadasaheb Phalke the first one to make a film in India, or was it Dadasaheb Torne? It is a well known fact that Indian cinema is a late developer. We adopt cinematic trends or rather ape them from the West, years after the fact. With the honourable exception of Satyajit Ray, it took us […] Read Article ▶
100 years of Indian cinema: Revisiting Dadasaheb Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra

100 years of Indian cinema: Revisiting Dadasaheb Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra

3 years ago 0
As Indian cinema celebrates 100 years of its glorious journey today, we look at the country’s first feature film made by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke aka Dadasaheb Phalke way back in 1913. We also had an exclusive chat with filmmaker Paresh Mokashi who portrayed the adventurous journey of the father of Indian cinema in his 2009 […] Read Article ▶
Karisma Kapoor: I like to pick and choose what I do!

Karisma Kapoor: I like to pick and choose what I do!

3 years ago 0
The actor who has worked in a fiction show on TV and judged reality shows, says she will return to the small screen, if she finds anything interesting “Maybe I will do TV again. I like to pick and choose what I do. So maybe I will, if something interesting comes up,” said Karisma Kapoor. Read Article ▶
Bombay Talkies movie review: Fitting homage to Indian cinema

Bombay Talkies movie review: Fitting homage to Indian cinema

3 years ago 1
Four short films helmed by Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee make the cut A girl on a railway station who croons Lata Mangeshkar songs with aching luminosity, a stoic gluttonous ostrich, a flirty cocky gay entertainment journalist, a closet actor, a little boy who likes to dance like Katrina Kaif and […] Read Article ▶
Bombay Talkies gets a thumbs up from Bollywood!

Bombay Talkies gets a thumbs up from Bollywood!

3 years ago 0
The film, helmed by Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee, releases on May 3 in India Actor Konkana Sen Sharma couldn’t stop her tears when she watched Bombay Talkies, while for Riteish Deshmukh it was a “wonderful cinematic experience”. The film gets the thumbs up from the film fraternity who feel that it […] Read Article ▶
Savita Bhabhi, Kamastura 3D: An erotic centenary for Indian cinema

Savita Bhabhi, Kamastura 3D: An erotic centenary for Indian cinema

3 years ago 14
Cineswami tells us more about Savita Bhabhi The Movie, the animated porn film that releases in the 100th year of Indian cinema The ongoing celebrations in Delhi for the centenary of Indian cinema will conclude on May 3 with the presentation of the National Film Awards. May 3 is significant of course because that’s the […] Read Article ▶
Zohra Segal turns 101 today: Wish the veteran actor a happy birthday!

Zohra Segal turns 101 today: Wish the veteran actor a happy birthday!

3 years ago 1
The legendary Zohra Segal is more than a century old now, keeping pace with Indian cinema as it celebrates 100 years of its existence Zohra Segal was born on April 27, 1912 in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, as Zohra Begum Mumtaz-Ullah Khanon. The acclaimed actor-dancer turns 101 today. The thespian celebrates her birthday even as Indian […] Read Article ▶
Yash Chopra to be honoured by Indian Film Festival of Melbourne as ‘Father of Contemporary Indian Cinema’

Yash Chopra to be honoured by Indian Film Festival of Melbourne as ‘Father of Contemporary Indian Cinema’

3 years ago 0
A theatre in Melbourne, to be renamed Yash Chopra Cinema, will host the late director’s retrospective as part of IIFM 2013 Late Bollywood director Yash Chopra will be honoured as Father of Contemporary Indian Cinema by the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IIFM) 2013 in recognition of his close ties with the region. Read Article ▶
Suriya, Karthi donate Rs 1 crore; get theatre named after their parents

Suriya, Karthi donate Rs 1 crore; get theatre named after their parents

3 years ago 0
The siblings get a theatre named after Sivakumar and Lakshmi Sivakumar In a unique gesture, star siblings Suriya and Karthi have donated Rs 1 crore to the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC), to name after their parents one of the preview theatres it is constructing to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema. Read Article ▶
Shahrukh Khan shoots with Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar: view pics

Shahrukh Khan shoots with Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar: view pics

4 years ago 2
The three legends of Indian cinema shot for Filmfare together to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Dilip Kumar – three of the most loved actors of Indian cinema – were part of a special shoot of Filmfare magazine to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema. Sr Bachchan shared pictures […] Read Article ▶
Cannes to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema

Cannes to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema

4 years ago 0
Amitabh Bachchan’s The Great Gatsby will open the festival in May. Cineswami also tells us about the second Sundance Screenwriters Lab The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann, will open the Cannes film festival on May 15. Though Amitabh Bachchan said this about his role in the film – “I have a 2 seconds role […] Read Article ▶
Karan Johar to host TV show celebrating 100 years of Bollywood

Karan Johar to host TV show celebrating 100 years of Bollywood

4 years ago 7
The filmmaker will be a part of Bollywood @100, a special show on the History channel Karan Johar is one of the most articulate filmmakers in B-town today, and therefore one of the most sought after when it comes to hosting an awards function or a television show. Read Article ▶
Disney-UTV reveals Tamil plans for 2013

Disney-UTV reveals Tamil plans for 2013

4 years ago 0
The production house will execute some of its ambitious plans in the coming year Far from being content basking in the near-universal critical acclaim for Kai Po Che, Disney-UTV has revealed ambitious plans to breach the Tamil citadel. Operating on the principle that nothing succeeds like success, Disney-UTV has re-teamed with director Sundar C (whose […] Read Article ▶
Is Akshay Kumar really bigger than the Khans?

Is Akshay Kumar really bigger than the Khans?

4 years ago 60
Cineswami questions the claim of the actor’s fans that the box office collections of all his films add up to Rs 2,000 crore By the Khans we mean of course Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan, in that order, and not the Khan who looked like a pervy uncle in Cocktail i.e. Saif Ali Khan. […] Read Article ▶