Berlin film festival News
Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda, AR Rahman and Imtiaz Ali rock the Berlin red carpet
Alia, Randeep, Imtiaz and Rahman get the masses talking with their fab avatar at the premiere of Highway in Berlin
It was freezing cold at the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday night, but Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda, A R Rahman and Imtiaz Ali sent temperatures soaring as they walked the red carpet at the famous Zoo Palast theatre for the world premiere of their much anticipated road movie Highway. Click here to read more
Why did Shia LaBeouf hide his face at Berlin Film Festival?
Shia LaBeouf hides face in brown paper bag at Berlin Film Festival
Shia LaBeouf made his red carpet with a brown paper bag on his head at the Berlin Film Festival. The 27-year-old actor, who had earlier stormed out of a press conference Click here to read more
What is M Night Shyamalan’s next film with Bruce Willis?
Shyamalan to reunite with Willis on a new project
M Night Shyamalan is set to team up with Bruce Willis again for Labor Of Love, which is based on one of the very first scripts the acclaimed director sold in his career. Click here to read more
Kai Po Che to be screened at the Berlin film festival today!
Abhishek Kapoor’s new venture based on Chetan Bhagat’s popular novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life is sold out at the prestigious film festival
Abhishek Kapoor is a happy man these days. After tasting success with his debut film Rock On! in 2008, the 41-year-old filmmaker is optimistic about his soon-to-be-released movie Kai Po Che. Click here to read more
Chandan Roy Sanyal: I can’t expect Kaminey to be my wild card entry into Bollywood
The actor, who is all set to write a column called ‘Chandan Roy Sanyal says’ for BollywoodLife.com, talks to us about life after Kaminey and his upcoming list of challenging roles
Chandan Roy Sanyal – the actor who surprised critics and audience with his Bollywood debut as Shahid Kapoor’s quirky friend in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kaminey – has been quietly working on new characters and films. Click here to read more
Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che to premiere at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival
The Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar Yadav and Amit Sadh starrer will be shown at the prestigious film festival in Berlin
Come February 7, and Abhishek Kapoor’s third directorial endeavour after the hugely successful 2008 movie Rock On!!, will premiere at one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals Click here to read more
Ekk Deewana Tha: Sometimes, the world recognises a stinker
Cineswami analyses the failure of Gautham Menon’ Bollywood remake of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya
We are, of course, referring to Gautham Menon’s much-ballyhooed Ekk Deewana Tha, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya and Ye Maya Chesave, the Tamil and Telugu originals respectively, were successful at the box office. The Tamil version in particular was refreshing to watch for the strong lead performances of Simbu (or Young Superstar as he likes to call himself) and Trisha Krishnan. And Ganesh as Simbu’s cinematographer friend was an absolute delight, delivering his droll one-liners with a straight face. Alas, as we know now, the Hindi version stinks. Click here to read more
Nandita Das happy that ‘Gattu’ made it to Berlin!
Nandita Das, chairperson of the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) is a happy soul. Why? Because Gattu, a movie directed by Rajan Khosa and produced by CFSI has made it to the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. It’s the only other Indian entry apart from Shahrukh Khan’s Don 2 this time. The story of Gattu is written by KD Satyam and is an autobiographical that revolves around how a street urchin aspires to defeat a black kite named Kali. The story is close to Nandita’s heart who wants her son Rehaan to fly kites too. “We have festivals like Sankranti and Uttarayan, but today, it’s rare to see a kite in the sky,” she says. But Nandita laments the plight of such movies in mainstream cinema. “It was my first experience as a producer in a country where economics often comes in the way of art. Had Gattu been a big banner production, the news would have been all over now,” she says. Now that Gattu has made it to Berlin, does Nandita harbour aspirations of making a child-oriented movie? To which the lady who’s been reading many scripts replies, “Maybe one day, soon,” and adds that it’ll have to be a project special enough for her to sacrifice her time with Rehaan, who is a year-and-a-half. Now, that’s a doting mother speaking, right?
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Priyanka Chopra dissed by Shahrukh Khan at Berlinale, headed to Grammy Awards
Shahrukh did not walk the red carpet with Priyanka Chopra at the Berlin International Film Festival
According to the buzz, Priyanka Chopra’s appearance on the red carpet of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival was a disaster. Her Don 2 co-star Shahrukh Khan did not walk alongside her but arrived late with wife Gauri, and did not appear at the film’s press conference either. The only time he was seen with her was on stage after the Don 2 screening, says a website. Priyanka headed to Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards post Berninale. Click here to read more
Shahrukh Khan to go international with the ‘Mahabharata’?
The King Khan dreams of making it big as Karna, the warrior prince from the epic tale of love and valour. But is he fighting a losing battle trying to capture the story for the big screen?
What’s Shahrukh Khan’s favourite name these days? (Hint: It’s not Katrina Kaif or Priyanka Chopra!). Well, it is Karna, the character from the Mahabharata. We recently woke up to the news of Baadshah Khan planning a trilogy on the epic. Looks likes Shahrukh is addicted to SFX these days and taking the Mahabharata to the next level, techwise, is riding high on his priority list these days. So are we happy about this? After Ra.One and Don 2, we’re not sure. “I think it would be fantastic, the world’s greatest film. It would be Mahabharata made like Lord of the Rings – a triology. The world would come to see it. The inherent story is one of the most interesting in the world. There are amazing superheroes, 20 times better than X-Men – gods of sun and wind who can make fire at will. There are monsters, ghosts…it’s really awesome,” SRK says, sounding gung-ho about it.
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MF Husain’s documentary film not screened at IFFI
Bowing to pressure from rightwing Hindu groups, organisers of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) deferred the screening of legendary artist MF Husain’s documentary. Speaking to reporters Sunday, IFFI director Shankar Mohan said the screening of Through the Eyes of a Painter was a homage by the film fraternity to the late artist. Mohan said the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) had told them that a case regarding the documentary was pending in court. “We do not want to do anything illegal, so we are taking a legal opinion,” he said. The documentary had won the Golden Bear prize at the Berlin film festival.
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