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Bollywood condemns the arrest of FTII students protesting against Gajendra Chauhan!

1 year ago 0
Social media was abuzz as B-towners extended support towards the arrested FTII students… Bollywood celebrities Shekhar Kapur, Rajat Kapoor, Hansal Mehta and Resul Pookutty criticised the arrest of five students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) from its campus on charges of rioting.  Read Article ▶

Dibakar Banerjee: The FTII issue is not only about Gajendra Chauhan!

1 year ago 0
The ace filmmaker opens up about the recent controversies… The protest of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students has crossed 35 days now but is not only targeted at chairperson Gajendra Chauhan for “lack of qualifications” but against other crucial appointments too, says director Dibakar Banerjee. Read Article ▶
AR Rahman is my spiritual guru: Resul Pookutty

AR Rahman is my spiritual guru: Resul Pookutty

3 years ago 0
The Oscar Award-winning sound designer says once you make it big internationally, people in India think you’re too snobbish or expensive to hire. In an exclusive chat with BollywoodLife, Resul also talks about his projects including his Oscar-nominated film The Good Road, Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan, his relationship with master composer AR Rahman, and how Irrfan Khan […] Read Article ▶
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Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today!

Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today!

3 years ago 8
The first couple of Bollywood have been together for 40 long years. We take a look at Amitabh-Jaya’s life and some of the memorable films in which they were an onscreen couple Their love story is as legendary as their fame and success in Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan have been married since June […] Read Article ▶
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Resul Pookutty book Sounding Off review: Not just sound and fury

Resul Pookutty book Sounding Off review: Not just sound and fury

4 years ago 0
Read the review of Oscar Award-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty’s autobiograpy He may be ‘India’s best known sound designer and audiographer’, as the book jacket says, but Resul Pookutty sounds just like a lad from a small village set deep into the backwaters of Kerala. It could be straight out of Swami and Friends, or […] Read Article ▶
Pune’s FTII to get Institute of National Importance status

Pune’s FTII to get Institute of National Importance status

4 years ago 0
The Film and Television Institute of India is a premier government-run film school in the country The Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) will soon be declared an ‘Institute of National Importance’ by the government, the Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday, December 18. Read Article ▶
Cinematographer Rajen Kothari passes away – Bollywood tweets

Cinematographer Rajen Kothari passes away – Bollywood tweets

4 years ago 4
Kothari had worked on movies like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Ghayal, Zubeidaa and the more recent one, Tukaram Ace cameraperson Rajen Kothari, also head of Cinematography at Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods International film school, died in Mumbai on Wednesday (September 26) due to cardiac arrest. He was 60. People from Bollywood and the media associated with […] Read Article ▶
Cinematographer-director Santosh Sivan gets ASC membership

Cinematographer-director Santosh Sivan gets ASC membership

4 years ago 2
Sivan is the first South Asian to be selected for membership to the American Society of Cinematographers Ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan last week became the first South Asian to be given the prestigious membership of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) for his outstanding work. The ASC membership is extended to individuals through invitations from […] Read Article ▶
Happy birthday, Shabana Azmi!

Happy birthday, Shabana Azmi!

5 years ago 1
  Birthdays are just one year gone by, says the Godmother actor who is in a serene state of mind Actor Shabana Azmi celebrated her 61st birthday at Khandala hill station near Mumbai on Sunday. “Its v early in d day and so many birthday greetings! Thanku so much all..inshallah aaj ka din khushgawar hoga,” […] Read Article ▶
Mani Kaul: RIP

Mani Kaul: RIP

5 years ago 0
It is with profound sadness that Cineswami notes the passing of Rabindranath aka ‘Mani’ Kaul, a true auteur of Indian cinema. Bollywood fans may not have heard of him at all, save the tenuous connection with Shahrukh Khan In 1991, Kaul made a television mini-series Ahmak (Idiot) based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s masterwork and Khan had […] Read Article ▶
Mani Kaul passes away

Mani Kaul passes away

5 years ago 0
Noted filmmaker Mani Kaul, a pioneer of ‘new’ Indian cinema, passed away this morning in New Delhi Mani Kaul, 66, died this morning at 1am at his home in New Delhi after a prolonged illness. He had been hospitalised earlier and was discharged on Tuesday night, his family said. Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, to a […] Read Article ▶