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14th Mumbai Film Festival opens today: Sridevi to inaugurate
The film fest offers the best of world cinema and Indian films this year, and also introduces Afghanistan cinema
The much-awaited Mumbai Film Festival’s 14th edition begins tonight (Thursday , October 18) at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) in South Mumbai, with actor Sridevi inaugurating the event by lighting the traditional lamp. Organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), the festival opens with award-winning Hollywood film Silver Linings Playbook that stars Robert de Niro, Bradley Cooper, and Anupam Kher. Click here to read more
14th Mumbai Film Festival: Complete list of films to be screened
With focus on Italian, French and Afghanistan cinema and restored classics, this year’s MFF will showcase 200 films from 65 countries
The 14th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) that will be held from October 18-25, 2012, has an interesting line-up of films. Taking a cue from the response received to The Artist last year (before it won the Oscar), there is a tribute to silent films at this year’s MFF. But all the silent movies will be Indian as part of the Celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema. This year, the MFF’s focus is on Italian cinema and French films. There is also a special introduction to cinema from Afghanistan under Kabul Fresh: New Voices in Afghan Cinema. Click here to read more
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival!
Cosmopolis and On the Road, films of the on-off couple of the Twilight series, will be screened at the festival this year as part of the Italian and French focus
Twilight couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who are reportedly just back together after a brief breakup thanks to Kristen’s alleged affair with her married director Rupert Sanders, will be in India soon. But only onscreen, as part of their respective films that will be screened at the upcoming 14th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF). Click here to read more
Yash Chopra turns Professor with Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’!
The revered filmmaker has been bestowed honorary professorship at the prestigious Trinity College Dublin
Cineswami, Cineswami where have you been?
I have been to London to see the Queen (and the Olympics)
Cineswami, Cineswami what did you there?
I popped across to Dublin to see the Tiger’s lair.
Yes, unfortunates. Cineswami is back after a summer sabbatical, employed wholly in the pursuit of enriching your reading experience. Click here to read more
Hema Malini is chief guest at 10th Annual Bollywood Festival in Norway
She will also perform with her daughters at a special concert
Veteran actor Hema Malini will visit Norway for the first time next month, and that too as the guest of honour at the Bollywood Festival. She will also perform with her daughters Esha and Ahana at a concert in Oslo, to mark the festival’s tenth anniversary. The festival will take place from September 7 to 14 at at Lorenskog-Hus cinema near Oslo. Click here to read more
14th Mumbai Film Festival: Entries open for India Gold 2012
The new competition section of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image’s film fest is open for entries August 1-31, 2012
The 14th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) recently announced a new Indian competition section for the 2012 event. Called India Gold, the new section has been specially introduced to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema this year. Click here to read more
Legendary actor-dancer Zohra Sehgal turns 100 today! Send in birthday wishes
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan describes his Cheeni Kum co-star as still being childlike. Read on to know more about Zohra Sehgal on her 100th birthday
Affable and lovable, veteran actor Zohra Sehgal was born Zohra Begum Mumtaz-Ullah Khanon April 27, 1912 in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh and turns 100 today. Which means she is as old as the Hindi film industry, or rather a year older! Click here to read more
Malayalam comedian Innocent Thekkethala elected AMMA president for fifth time
While superstar Mohanlal is the general secretary of the Kerala cinema association
Veteran comedian Innocent made a record when he was elected the president of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) on Sunday for the fifth time without any opposition. Click here to read more
Is Indian cinema 100 years old? Or not?
The controversy surrounding the subject is gaining steam, with naysayers claiming that we still have a year to go
Everyone’s busy celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, with even the government putting aside other national crises to introduce new awards. Click here to read more
IIFA Awards 2012: What’s in store at Singapore?
Highlights of the much awaited extravaganza of the year
The 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend will be held from June 7-9, 2012 in Singapore. The annual gala this year will have events like the IIFA Awards, IIFA World Premiere, IIFA Rocks and the IIFA Film & Music Workshop. Managed by Wizcraft International Entertainment, the mega event is held in a different country each year and is one of the most awaited industry events. Here’s a look at what’s in store at IIFA Celebrations 2012 at Singapore. Click here to read more
Rekha to be honoured at IIFA Awards 2012
Bollywood diva Rekha will be honoured for her achievements in Indian cinema at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards to be held in Singapore next month. “I am extremely humbled to be appreciated and considered for my contributions to the film fraternity. It has been a long journey and hopefully my passion and love for cinema will continue to reach out to all my fans. I am especially happy to be honoured at a time when the industry celebrates a centenary of Indian films,” Rekha said in a statement.
Daughter of south Indian film stars Gemini Ganesan and Pushpavalli, Rekha made her acting debut with Hindi film Sawan Bhadon in 1970, which was followed by a string of hits like Namak Haram, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Khubsoorat, Silsila and Umrao Jaan. She was recently sworn-in as a Rajya Sabha member.Click here to read more
IIFA Awards 2012: Zohra Segal, Ramesh Sippy to be honoured
The veteran actor-dancer will receive the lifetime achievement award while the filmmaker will get the outstanding contribution honour
Veteran actor Zohra Segal, who turned 100 last month, and filmmaker Ramesh Sippy will be honoured for their outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards ceremony to be held in Singapore next month. Click here to read more
Zoya Akhtar denies making documentary on Indian cinema
Director Zoya Akhtar has brushed off rumours that she is planning to shoot a documentary to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema. However, she had dropped a hint that she has something in store for the occasion. “No, I am not making a documentary and it’s something that’s going to be announced over the weekend. It’s not my production so I cannot talk about it till it comes out,” the 39-year-old said. Click here to read more
Happy birthday, Bollywood!
Will Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif dance together to celebrate Bollywood at the Republic Day Parade in 2013?
The Union Ministries of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) and Tourism are going to set up a Film Commission to put in place a single window clearance mechanism for film shooting in India. This will replace the bureaucratic and labyrinthine multiple permission process that foreign crews have to go through currently. Thus spake the redoubtable Uday K Varma, Secretary, Ministry of I&B, while addressing the inaugural session of the three-day FICCI FRAMES 2012. Click here to read more
Indian cinema’s centenary celebrations to begin at Apsara Awards 2012
The celebrations of 100 years of Indian cinema will be flagged off at the seventh edition of Chevrolet Apsara Awards at Mumbai’s Yash Raj Studios January 25. As a special segment of the celebrations, the awards night will showcase a special tribute dedicated to the legends of Indian cinema and their glorious years in Bollywood. A melody of hits will showcase songs from the yesteryears and the stars that emulated the iconic onscreen characters. The celebrations are being organised by the Film and Television Producers Guild of India in association with Wizcraft International Entertainment and channel Colors, as Indian cinema completes a century in 2013, ever since Raja Harishchandra was made in 1913. Click here to read more