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India and Bangladesh to collaborate on war film!

India and Bangladesh to collaborate on war film!

3 years ago 0
Cineswami says that India and Bangladesh might soon start sharing content and co-producing television shows In a move sure to anger neighbouring Pakistan, India and Bangladesh have agreed to consider a joint collaboration for production of a mega film depicting the “War of Liberation” Read Article ▶
Rajinikanth fasts while Kamal Haasan goes to the cops

Rajinikanth fasts while Kamal Haasan goes to the cops

4 years ago 0
Cineswami tells us about the changing equations and trends in the film industry and how he hopes Bollywood soon follows Mollywood The massed ranks of the Tamil film industry, led by Rajinikanth, is observing a fast today to protest against the imposition of a 12.5 percent service tax by the central government. Read Article ▶
Bharat Ratna for Dilip Kumar?

Bharat Ratna for Dilip Kumar?

4 years ago 6
Cineswami tells us about filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s petition to the government for considering veteran actor Dilip Kumar for India’s highest civilian honour Indian acting legend Dilip Kumar, 90, might get a Bharat Ratna if Mahesh Bhatt has his way. Not used to being out of the limelight for long, the loudmouthed Bhatt is finally employing […] Read Article ▶
Vishwaroopam on DTH: Kamal Haasan irks Tamil Nadu theatre owners!

Vishwaroopam on DTH: Kamal Haasan irks Tamil Nadu theatre owners!

4 years ago 1
Cineswami writes about the Vishwaroopam controversy and also reviews the Times Literary Carnival in Mumbai Whether it is a ploy for free publicity before the January 11 release of Vishwaroopam or just a simple desire to make more money, Kamal Haasan sure knows how to stay in the news. Read Article ▶
Rajinikanth vs Kamal Haasan – the 3D audio war!

Rajinikanth vs Kamal Haasan – the 3D audio war!

4 years ago 2
Cineswami gives some dope on the battle between the two Tamil superstars for their movies Kochadaiyaan and Vishwaroopam It would seem that whatever Kamal Haasan does, Rajinikanth goes one better. Kamal had announced the launch of the Auro 3D  3D sound technology for his magnum opus Vishwaroopam. Read Article ▶
London wants Bollywood’s money

London wants Bollywood’s money

4 years ago 0
Cineswami informs us about the Mayor of London’s offer to Bollywood filmmakers, including Sajid Nadiadwala, and the new Creative Sector Tax Relief in the UK It’s common knowledge that the United Kingdom is in the throes of a double-dip recession and though the British film establishment parades numbers in the billions of pounds, the truth […] Read Article ▶
India invited to Cannes party

India invited to Cannes party

4 years ago 0
India would be the Guest Country at the 66th Cannes Film Festival to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema Delegates at the ongoing Film Bazaar in Goa, organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) were delighted when Christian Jeune of the Cannes film festival announced that India would be the Guest Country in 2013. Read Article ▶
Midnight’s Children movie reviews aren’t that great. Will you watch it in India?

Midnight’s Children movie reviews aren’t that great. Will you watch it in India?

4 years ago 3
Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children finally gets an Indian distributor, but the international critics have panned it, says Cineswami The film version of controversial author Salman Rushdie’s Booker of Booker-winning novel Midnight’s Children has finally found an Indian distributor. The film was a bit of a poisoned chalice for distributors in India thanks to both Rushdie […] Read Article ▶
Does  Barfi! deserve an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film?

Does Barfi! deserve an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film?

4 years ago 7
Anurag Basu’s film starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz may have many good things going for it, but can all that override the fact that it’s a clever mishmash of ideas from several Indian and international flicks? So does it deserve to be sent to the Academy Awards? The box office collections of […] Read Article ▶
Video: The sources from where Barfi! was copied exposed!

Video: The sources from where Barfi! was copied exposed!

4 years ago 58
Cineswami reveals the various films Ranbir Kapoor’s Barfi! was stolen from. Curious to know more? Then, read on and checkout the video! Last week, Cineswami reported the striking similarities between Mani Ratnam’s Thiruda Thiruda and Anurag Basu’s Barfi!. It has now emerged that much of Basu’s well-reviewed film is a pastiche of scenes blatantly copied […] Read Article ▶
Bejoy Nambiar’s David creates history in Northern Ireland

Bejoy Nambiar’s David creates history in Northern Ireland

4 years ago 0
After Ek Tha Tiger made waves by shooting in Dublin last year, it’s the turn of Bejoy Nambiar to wow their northern neighbours with David. The Shaitan director has begun shooting the Tamil-Hindi bilingual, starring Chiyaan Vikram, Jiiva, Vinay Virmani (the lead of flop film Speedy Singhs, produced by Akshay Kumar and his dad) and […] Read Article ▶
Malayalam film Papilio Buddha in hot water over Gandhi slight

Malayalam film Papilio Buddha in hot water over Gandhi slight

4 years ago 0
The South Indian movie has been banned by the censor board for allegedly belittling the Mahatma Some 64 years after Nathuram Godse’s bullets felled Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Father of our nation, the Mahatma continues to be the subject of attack – on celluloid. Producer Prakash Bare and director Jayan Cheriyan’s Malayalam film Papilio Buddha […] Read Article ▶
Joker, Student Of The Year, Lagaan & Gangs Of Wasseypur: The long and short of it

Joker, Student Of The Year, Lagaan & Gangs Of Wasseypur: The long and short of it

4 years ago 0
Cineswami wonders why the length of some Bollywood films matters more than the content As Joker opens across the world amidst reports that Akshay Kumar is unhappy with Shirish Kunder (Mrs Farah Khan) not converting the film to 3D and not listening to his edit suggestions and thereby staying away from the film’s promotions, one […] Read Article ▶
The Dirty Picture: ‘A’ film TV ban a body blow for Bollywood

The Dirty Picture: ‘A’ film TV ban a body blow for Bollywood

4 years ago 0
In his 100th column, Cineswami takes a look at how the censor board’s rating system affects an adult film’s chances of selling satellite rights From the success of films like Ek Tha Tiger, Jism 2 and Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, it would seem that the business of Bollywood is in rude good health. Unfortunately, […] Read Article ▶
Do we really want a Himmatwala remake?

Do we really want a Himmatwala remake?

4 years ago 9
Cineswami asks why a lousy film like 1983’s Himmatwala is being remade It’s a debate as old as the hills – should we remake the classics, updated for a new, illiterate generation who are not likely to have watched Sholay but have seen Rowdy Rathore scores of times? Read Article ▶