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Cannes 2012 News

  • | June 10th, 2013

    Anurag Kashyap: A film like Gangs of Wasseypur is new in Indian cinema

    Anurag Kashyap: A film like Gangs of Wasseypur is new in Indian cinema

    The maverick director chats about his latest film, Gangs of Wasseypur, before its UK premiere at the London Indian Film Festival 2012. The film made a splash at the Cannes International Film Festival, but will it work on a larger scale?
    He’s the vanguard of indie films in India. From being a fantastic scriptwriter to becoming a depressed filmmaker because his Black Friday was banned for years, Anurag Kashyap has grown to be the face of Indian cinema that stands out from the usual candyfloss, masala entertainers. He makes films that are hard-hitting and realistic and supports people who want to experiment with cinema – be it Imtiaz Ali and Rockstar, or Tigmanshu Dhulia for Paan Singh Tomar. Anurag’s latest film – a two-part, six-hour marathon called Gangs of Wasseypur – was a hot favourite at Cannes 2012 and will be the first screening at the London Indian Film Festival tonight (June 20). The maverick director spoke to BollywoodLife on the phone from London….. Click here to read more

  • | July 19th, 2012

    Cannes 2012 verdict: Gangs of Wasseypur, Peddlers, Miss Lovely

    Cannes 2012 verdict: Gangs of Wasseypur, Peddlers, Miss Lovely

    Cineswami shares the response to the three Indian films at Cannes film festival 2012
    So, the annual jamboree that is the Cannes film festival is over. This year, apart from the usual spate of non-entities like Mallika Sherawat, Arjun Rampal, Sonam Kapoor and a Goodyear blimp resembling Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walking the red carpet, there was reason for Indian cinema to cheer, because there were four films in official selection (five if you count Gangs of Wasseypur as two films). The Indian media was of course second to none in feting the Indian films, but if we look at global media opinions on the films, they are sobering. Click here to read more

  • | June 28th, 2012

    Anurag Kashyap all over Cannes film festival 2012

    Anurag Kashyap all over Cannes film festival 2012

    His directorial, Gangs of Wasseypur, has been selected for the Directors’ Fortnight and his production, Peddlers, will be a part of the Cannes Critics Week
    When it rains, it pours. And Anurag Kashyap is all set to reign over the prestigious Cannes film festival this May. His latest film as director, Gangs of Wasseypur, an epic tale of generational feud set against the backdrop of northern India’s coal-stained badlands, has been selected for the Directors’ Fortnight strand of the festival. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee and the new Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Anurag will also be thrilled that Peddlers, a film that’s a searing look at the new Mumbai of today, has been chosen for Cannes Critics Week. It is produced by Anurag’s company and is directed by Vasan Bala, who assisted him on Gulaal and Dev.D and was associate director on Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna. Up and comers Gulshan Deviah (Hate Story), Kriti Malhotra (Dhobi Ghat) and director-turned-actor Nishikant Kamat (404) star. Click here to read more

  • | June 19th, 2012

    Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ is making waves at Cannes

    Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ is making waves at Cannes

    The Manoj Bajpayee-Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer has managed to capture the imagination of many at the prestigious film festival
    Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap may not have even imagined the kind of buzz his gangster flick Gangs Of Wasseypur, based on the coal mafia of Dhanbad, has created at the Cannes Film Festival. Click here to read more

  • | June 19th, 2012

    Will Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ be banned?

    Will Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ be banned?

    The people of Wasseypur are irked by the way their hometown has been portrayed in the film
    Anurag Kashyap’s ambitious film, Gangs of Wasseypur, based on the coal mafia of Dhanbad, was recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and it received a standing ovation. Click here to read more

  • | June 19th, 2012

    Manoj Bajpayee, Anurag Kashyap, Nawazuddin Siddiqui at Cannes Film Festival 2012

    Manoj Bajpayee, Anurag Kashyap, Nawazuddin Siddiqui at Cannes Film Festival 2012

    Manoj Bajpayee, Anurag Kashyap and Nawazuddin Siddiqui at the premiere of ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ at the Cannes Film Festival
    Photo : Yogen ShahClick here to read more

  • | June 6th, 2012

    Is trouble brewing between Anurag Kashyap and Sheetal Talwar?

    Is trouble brewing between Anurag Kashyap and Sheetal Talwar?

    The director of Dev.D and the producer of Mausam are taking potshots at each other post the latter’s comments about India’s presence at the recently held Cannes International Film Festival
    Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur, his protégé Vasan Bala’s Peddlers and Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely were shown at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival this year. Click here to read more

  • | May 29th, 2012

    Arjun Rampal’s Cannes look: Ethnic and stylish

    Arjun Rampal’s Cannes look: Ethnic and stylish

    A princely looking Arjun Rampal sashayed down the red carpet at Cannes in a Rohit Bal creation, leaving us awestruck
    Till a few days ago, Arjun Rampal was extremely confused about what to wear at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival. And after a lot of hemming and hawing, he chose to don close friend’s Rohit Bal’s creation. We are mighty impressed with Arjun’s fashion statement at the festival and we think he looks hot in Jodhpur pants, which he teamed up with a stylish bandhgala jacket. His moustache and those pointy shoes complement his cool royal look, and with beautiful Mehr by his side, the actor looks no less than a handsome prince strutting around with his princess. Mehr looks gorgeous in an orange floor-length gown. Click here to read more

  • | May 29th, 2012

    Kalki Koechlin opts for a half-sari at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

    Kalki Koechlin opts for a half-sari at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

    We love the fact that the babe is experimenting with her look at Cannes, but we would have been happier if she had done so without messing up
    From hobnobbing with Hollywood stars to cheering for hubby Anurag Kashyap’s film Gangs Of Wasseypur, Kalki’s making sure she makes the most of her trip to Cannes this year. And although we have nothing against her having fun, we wish she had avoided the fashion faux pas and been slightly more careful about what she’s flaunting. Click here to read more

  • | May 29th, 2012

    Sonam Kapoor’s hair experiments!

    Sonam Kapoor’s hair experiments!

    We like the hairstyles Sonam opted for at Cannes. Seems like the sassy babe racked her brains to a great extent to get the looks that she desired on the red carpet
    Sonam Kapoor never really slacks off when it comes to looking her best. So recently, when we spotted the babe carefully trying to match her hairstyles with her ensembles at Cannes, we were pretty much convinced that it’s difficult to tear her away from anything related to style. Sonam stuck to classy and retro-inspired hairdos at the film festival. And although she didn’t really do anything adventurous style-wise, what impressed us is the fact that she did bring a great deal of variety to the way she did her hair… Click here to read more

  • | May 29th, 2012

    Sonam Kapoor keeps it classy in Cannes

    Sonam Kapoor keeps it classy in Cannes

    The babe was spotted posing for the shutterbugs outside Hotel Martinez in Cannes

    Sonam Kapoor is one woman who takes it easy when it comes to style. There’s no doubt about the fact that she experiments a lot, but at the same time she knows how to strike a balance between going overboard and playing it safe with fashion statements. The actor knows her style pretty well and it’s quite evident in way she’s carrying herself at Cannes right now. Click here to read more
  • | May 28th, 2012

    Sonam Kapoor’s look in Cannes: Unsurprising

    Sonam Kapoor’s look in Cannes: Unsurprising
    The babe has kept it classic and elegant on the Cannes red carpet this year. But where’s the ooh-la-la factor?

    For once Sonam Kapoor falls flat on her face when it comes to bringing something new to the table in terms of style. We have absolutely no qualms in saying that Ms Kapoor is supremely predictable when it comes to fashion. Click here to read more

  • | May 28th, 2012

    Mallika Sherawat’s Cannes appearance: highly innovative

    Mallika Sherawat’s Cannes appearance: highly innovative

    Seems like the babe is in love with French designer Ali Mahdavi’s work, which is why we get to see her in the stylist’s creation, once again!
    Gone are the days when Mallika Sherawat obsessed over a bold and beautiful style. The babe is fixated on the idea of flaunting an unconventional look lately. Ms Sherawat’s first appearance at Cannes, in a dress which was stitched by Ali on the spot for her was quite appreciated by fashion critics. Click here to read more

  • | May 26th, 2012

    Cannes 2012: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wears a clingy Elie Saab on the red carpet!

    Cannes 2012: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wears a clingy Elie Saab on the red carpet!

    Not the best choice, but Ash carries it off with a lot of confidence
    After impressing us in the flowing Angelo Katsapis number and the Roberto Cavalli kaftan that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wore off the red carpet, we expected the former beauty queen to do a lot better when on the red carpet. Click here to read more

  • | May 25th, 2012

    Cannes 2012: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks beautiful in Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla outfit

    Cannes 2012: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks beautiful in Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla outfit

    After making an appearance in an Angelo Katsapis outfit that made her look considerably slimmer, Aishwarya donned the much-talked about Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla sari on the red carpet. But did she live up to all the expectations?
    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan‘s Cannes Film Festival 2012 outing has been a much-awaited one. And the weight gain controversy had made us all the more curious about Ash’s red carpet look. Click here to read more