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10 things you didn’t know about Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Oscar entry film Liar’s Dice-Watch trailer!
The film is India’s official entry to the 87th Academy Awards. Here are some unknown facts related to the film
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Geetanjali Thapa’s Liar’s Dice has become India’s official entry to the Oscars in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. Geethu Mohandas’ Hindi film Liar’s Dice, has been selected by a pre-appointed 12-member jury, which was headed by director T Hariharan. There are loads of facts that are yet unknown to the common man. So we decided to bring some of them to our reader. Here is a list of 10 unknown facts about the film: Click here to read more
Nawazuddin Siddhiqui and Geetanjali Thapa’s Liar’s Dice gets selected for Oscars
Geethu Mohandas’ National Award winning film becomes India’s official entry to the 87th Academy Awards
National Award winning Hindi film Liar’s Dice, starring acclaimed actors Geetanjali Thapa and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, has been zeroed in on as India’s entry for the best foreign film category at the 87th Academy Awards. Click here to read more
Read: Film Federation of India’s letter to The Lunchbox director
Here’s the full text of the letter sent by the FFI to Ritesh Batra
Update: Ritesh Batra has replied to the FFI with a letter. Read it here
The controversy around the rejection of The Lunchbox as India’s official Oscar entry continues. Three days ago, the Film Federation of India sent a letter to The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra questioning his outburst on social media about his film not being selected. A copy of the letter was marked to UTV Software Communications Ltd, Anurag Kashyap and Phantom Films, and Dharma Productions. Here’s the full text of the letter verbatim Click here to read more
The Lunchbox’s Ritesh Batra apologises to Film Federation of India; demands transparent jury for Oscar nomination
The Lunchbox director responds to the scathing letter sent by the FFI to him. Read more
And the war continues. Ritesh Batra, director of The Lunchbox, sends his response to the letter he received from the Film Federation of India (FFI) criticising him for his reaction to the rejection of his film and selection of Gyan Corea’s The Good Road for the Oscars. Here’s the full text of the letter verbatim: Click here to read more
The Lunchbox: FFI needlessly drags on issue
Cineswami feels the matter was resolved and the Oscar selection body has no business to comment on it further
The august body that is the Film Federation of India (FFI) clearly needs a crash course in the maxim ‘let sleeping dogs lie’. Issuing a letter to The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra with copies marked to production companies Anurag Kashyap Films Private Limited and Disney UTV and to presenter Dharma Productions asking for an ‘unconditional apology’, rakes up the dying embers of the controversy and smacks of pettiness. Click here to read more
The Lunchbox: Film Federation of India lashes out at director Ritesh Batra through letter!
The FFI asks Batra, “Are you suggesting that the Oscar is rigged?”
Upset with director Ritesh Batra and producer Anurag Kashyap’s vocal disapproval of the selection of Gyan Correa’s The Good Road as India’s Oscar entry over Batra’s The Lunchbox, the Film Federation of India (FFI) has sent a scathing letter (a copy of which is with this paper) to Batra asking for an unconditional apology for what the FFI sees as his ‘unsavoury comments’ over their choice. Click here to read more
What can Anurag Kashyap learn from Karan Johar?
The Gangs of Wasseypur director has disconnected from Twitter and Facebook – is that ‘coz of the reactions to his rather peeved comments on The Good Road being the Indian entry to the Oscars instead of The Lunchbox? If it is, wethinks Mr Kashyap can use some chill-out time…
After Gyan Correa’s The Good Road was nominated to be India’s official entry to the Academy Awards, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar expressed their displeasure Click here to read more
The Lunchbox out of Oscar race, Anurag Kashyap disappointed
Gujarati film The Good Road has sprinted ahead of The Lunchbox as India’s entry for the best foreign film at the Oscars, leaving the intelligent filmmaker disappointed
Anurag Kashyap is very disappointed that his highly rated movie has not made it but he hopes the chosen film makes it to the final five. Kashyap took to Twitter to share his disappointment soon after the announcement of the country’s representative film at the prestigious awards gala was made Saturday evening. Click here to read more
Why should Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap not be upset at The Good Road being sent to the Academy Awards?
Most industrywallahs anticipated that the Irrfan Khan-Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer The Lunchbox would be India’s official entry to the Oscars. Sadly that didn’t happen – Gyan Correa’s Gujarati film The Good Road made it instead. But that’s how it works, doesn’t it?
There is no doubt that first time filmmaker Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox is a gem. The movie has impressed both the critics and the audience – not just on home turf, but at various international film festivals. Click here to read more
Oscar 2014 buzz: Indian talent to shine for Pakistan with Zinda Bhaag
Cineswami talks about the Indian connection of Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag that is vying for the Best Foreign Language Film title at the 86th Academy Awards
It is truly Aman Ki Asha. The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has selected Zinda Bhaag as the first Pakistani film in over 50 years to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the foreign language category. Pakistan has sent only two films to the Oscars – Akhtar J Kardar’s Jago Hua Savera in 1959 and Khawaja Khurshid Anwar’s Ghunghat in 1963. Click here to read more
Will Chennai Express be India’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film?
The Film Federation of India has invited entries for the Academy Awards’ foreign language film category. Which Bollywood movie do you think should go?
Will Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express be sent to the Oscars as India’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film? It is highly possible, since we have often seen commercial hits (like Barfi! last year) being recommended for the prestigious Hollywood awards. Click here to read more
Mahesh Bhatt pushes for anti-camcord regulations in Indian Cinematograph Act
Deal with piracy issues urgently, says the filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, asking for amendment in the Indian Cinematograph Act
Concerned by the increasing content theft in India through camcording in cinema halls, as well as the growing levels of piracy, multiple committees are mulling specific provisions for anti-camcord regulations in the Indian Cinematograph Act 2010. Click here to read more
Will Tamil film 7Aum Arivu win India an Oscar?
AR Murugadoss’ 2011 science fiction thriller is among 16 films shortlisted by FFI for screening to select India’s entry at Oscars
Based on the fictional life of Bodhidharma, the master of martial arts and medical remedies, the Tamil film 7 Aum Arivu has been selected by FFI ( Film Federation of India) to be one of 16 shortlisted films that will screened this year to select India’s entry at the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category. Click here to read more
BUDGET 2012: Bollywood gets exemption from service tax
The film industry won’t go on strike as planned earlier, after some tax relief in Union Budget 2012
Producer Mukesh Bhatt is delighted with the government’s decision to exempt the film industry from service tax. Filmmaker Goldie Behl termed it positive news. Post “the best gift” from Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee while presenting the budget for 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the industry has no plans to go on strike – as it had threatened to on the tax issue. Click here to read more