Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan to release on April 11
The much awaited film will finally release this April
It has been four long years since Superstar Rajinikanth’s last release Enthiran (Robot in Hindi and Telugu). The breathless anticipation of millions of fans worldwide will finally be satisfied on April 11. Click here to read more
Will Pakistani actor Meera do justice to Meena Kumari’s role in Pakeezah remake?
Meera, who debuted in Bollywood with Nazar, is overwhelmed to be able to reprise Meena Kumari’s character in the remake
Pakistani actor Meera, who made her Bollywood debut in Mahesh Bhatt’s Nazar, will step into the shoes of legendary Meena Kumari for the Pakeezah remake. The film was first made in 1972 by late director Kamal Amrohi and now his son Tajdar Amrohi is producing the remake. Click here to read more
Rani Mukerji to play Marathi ‘mulgi’, Jimmy Shergill is the Punjabi ‘munda’
Cineswami’s take on the new developments in Bollywood
Malayalam cinema heartthrob Prithviraj Sukumaran is all set to bow in the Hindi film industry, following in the footsteps of his illustrious predecessors Mammootty and Mohanlal. And no, the accent won’t be a problem, as he will play a Tamil painter in Sachin Kundalkar’s Bollywood debut. Aaiya will see Prithviraj romance Rani Mukerji who made a stirring comeback earlier this year with No One Killed Jessica. Mukerji will play a Marathi mulgi. Kundalkar is known for acclaimed Marathi films Gandh and Nirop. Anurag Kashyap will continue his dalliance with offbeat cinema by producing Aaiya. Prithviraj will dub the Hindi dialogue himself. The last time he spoke some Hindi on screen was in Dr Biju’s Veettilekkulla Vazhi (The Way Home). Let’s see if the Kerala hunk can do what no South Indian hero has done before – sustain a long career in Bollywood. Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Venkatesh and Nagarjuna all enjoyed some success before deciding to return to the south while the jury is still out on Rana Daggubati.
Another actor who had limited success is Bollywood has found his groove elsewhere. Jimmy Shergill is quite the star in Punjabi films and he’s added another feather to his turban by turning producer. Click here to read more
Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu faces activists’ wrath
Telugu political satire Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu has ended up inviting the wrath of Telangana activists despite the fact that the makers have agreed to edit out objectionable scenes
Students of the Osmania University (OU) joint action committee (JAC), activists of the Telugu Desam and YSR Congress are up in arms over the content of the movie. Click here to read more
Mani Kaul: RIP
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 a key role in it. This was, of course, long before Khan attained superstardom. In 1975, Kaul made the masterly Duvidha that was remade in 2005 by Khan’s Red Chillies production house as Paheli, starring Khan himself in a double role alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji. Paheli was ostensibly directed by Amol Palekar but in reality it was ghost directed by Khan. Click here to read more