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  • | February 11th, 2015

    Ranbir Kapoor’s Bombay Velvet has more than 35 edits, which one will make it to the theatres?

    Ranbir Kapoor’s Bombay Velvet has more than 35 edits, which one will make it to the theatres?

    The astounding number of Bombay Velvet’s multiple edits has become a topic of discussion in Bollywood
    Anurag Kashyap’s ambitious drama, Bombay Velvet, continues to be mired in controversy even as the film’s release draws near. The film, which Ranbir Kapoor is banking so heavily on and for which Fox Star Studios India have paid a whopping price, has become the most-discussed project in film circles. Click here to read more

  • | June 3rd, 2014

    Ankhon Dekhi wins big in Madrid!

    Ankhon Dekhi wins big in Madrid!

    Rajat Kapoor’s low budget flick Ankhon Dekhi may have failed at box office, but it was adjudged as the Best Film  at ImagineIndia Film Festival
    Rajat Kapoor’s Ankhon Dekhi has won Best Film at the annual ImagineIndia Film Festival in Madrid. Sagar Desai won Best Music for his compositions for the film. Sampat Pal Devi won Best Female Protagonist for Nishtha Jain’s documentary Gulabi Gang. Kaushik Ganguli won a Special Mention for his Satyajit Ray homage film Apur Panchali. Click here to read more

  • | September 22nd, 2013

    Nimrat Kaur: Irrfan Khan cried after the screening of The Lunchbox at Cannes!

    Nimrat Kaur: Irrfan Khan cried after the screening of The Lunchbox at Cannes!

    She is beautiful, talented and with her impeccable acting in The Lunchbox, we are sure the journey to stardom has already begun for this debutant!
    From music videos to theatre to advertisements, Nirmat Kaur has done it all. But now it’s time to make a mark in Bollywood. And going by the praise that has been pouring in Click here to read more

  • | June 18th, 2013

    Ship of Theseus: An acid test for new distribution models

    Ship of Theseus: An acid test for new distribution models

    UTV and filmmakers Kiran Rao and Anand Gandhi are releasing the indie film in just five cities in India
    It is by now a well-known fact that Mrs Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, has championed the cause of Anand Gandhi’s acclaimed and award winning film Ship of Theseus and also, for reasons best known to herself, decided to go the distance on her own and not use her husband’s powerful brand name. Click here to read more

  • | June 10th, 2013

    Anurag Kashyap puts on his shorts

    Anurag Kashyap puts on his shorts

    Cineswami talks about the Gangs of Wasseypur director’s short films initiative with Viacom18
    Sadly, we mean the film variety and not half pants. Short films in India are more usually than not given short shrift. At best they are seen as calling cards for emerging filmmakers who are out to prove that they can make feature length films. Vidhu Vinod Chopra made the shorts Murder at Monkey Hill and An Encounter with Faces with the latter going on to score an Oscar nomination. Anurag Kashyap made his debut with the 45-minute television short Last Train to Mahakali Click here to read more

  • | December 31st, 2012

    Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Ek Tha Tiger, Gangs of Wasseypur…top 10 Indian films that made waves internationally in 2012

    Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Ek Tha Tiger, Gangs of Wasseypur…top 10 Indian films that made waves internationally in 2012

    Cineswami takes a look at the Indian commercial as well as indie films of 2012 that did well abroad
    As 2012 draws to a close, it is inevitable that top 10 lists will abound and Cineswami is no exception to list-mania. However, rather than the usual top 10 Bollywood films, here’s a list of movies that made a mark amongst discerning audiences across the globe. Click here to read more

  • | December 28th, 2012

    Mumbai Cha Raja, Miss Lovely, Gattu, Supermen of Malegaon: Top 10 independent films of 2012

    Mumbai Cha Raja, Miss Lovely, Gattu, Supermen of Malegaon: Top 10 independent films of 2012

    A list of 10 best independent films, which left an impact at various national and international film festivals during 2012
    In a year when big-budget, star-studded Bollywood films and the Rs 100 crore club made headlines, there were some small-budget independent movies that managed to attract eyeballs with their strong storyline and visual appeal, and without any backing from studios or actors. Click here to read more

  • | November 26th, 2012

    India invited to Cannes party

    India invited to Cannes party

    India would be the Guest Country at the 66th Cannes Film Festival to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema
    Delegates at the ongoing Film Bazaar in Goa, organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) were delighted when Christian Jeune of the Cannes film festival announced that India would be the Guest Country in 2013. Click here to read more

  • | September 10th, 2012

    Abhay Deol and Dibakar Banerjee attend Toronto International Film Festival 2012

    Abhay Deol and Dibakar Banerjee attend Toronto International Film Festival 2012
    Abhay Deol and Dibakar Banerjee were spotted making an appearance at the premiere of their film, Shanghai at the festival

    While Abhay Deol looked dapper in semi formals, director Dibakar Banerjee was in his usual bespectacled self. The duo were busy hobnobbing with film enthusiasts and interacting with the audience at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012. Click here to read more

  • | September 10th, 2012

    Anurag Kashyap, happy birthday!

    Anurag Kashyap, happy birthday!

    The poster boy of indie cinema turns 40 and is celebrating his big day watching films all day at the Toronto International Film Festival
    Born on September 10, 1972, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has finally found a place in Bollywood’s big league. Click here to read more

  • | September 6th, 2012

    Abhay Deol & Arjun Rampal to walk London red carpet

    Abhay Deol & Arjun Rampal to walk London red carpet

    Cineswami discusses the line-up of the 56th BFI London Film Festival being held in October
    Hardships are a hard fact of our hard lives. And in order to spare you these hardships, Cineswami accepted the hardship of a chartered private plane ride and the discomfort of the best suite at The Dorchester offered by the British Film Institute and flew over to London to see what Indian offerings the 56th BFI London Film Festival (October 10- 21) served up. Click here to read more

  • | August 23rd, 2012

    TIFF 2012: Gangs of Wasseypur, Ishaqzaade, Shahid, Shanghai, Mumbai Cha Raja

    TIFF 2012: Gangs of Wasseypur, Ishaqzaade, Shahid, Shanghai, Mumbai Cha Raja

    Ten films from Mumbai will be showcased in the City to City Programme at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, with a mix of commercial Bollywood and indies
    Anurag Kashyap’s six-hour Gangs of Wasseypur continues its festival run. The film, which has a two-part release in India, will have its North American premiere at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival this year. The prestigious fest will showcase eight other Indian movies in the City to City programme. Some of these films have had a theatrical release in India already. But the good news is that there are some new indies with fresh subjects in the line-up. 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

  • | July 9th, 2012

    Shalmali Kholgade: Deepika Padukone is my favourite

    Shalmali Kholgade: Deepika Padukone is my favourite
    After jamming with Parineeti Chopra and brainstorming with Amit Trivedi, we wonder what the new playback singer on the block will do next

    This young enthusiastic musician made sure that she heard Bollywood music only outside her home environment. She has never been an avowed Hindi music fan, until fate came up with new plans for her, of course. She entered the labyrinth of B-town with a bang. Delivering hit numbers like Pareshaan (Ishaqzaade) and now Daru desi (Cocktail), Ms Kholgade has decided to give working in this industry a shot. 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