Find out why Kabir Khan did not shoot Phantom across border?
Phantom unit deemed Pakistan too unsafe to shoot and hence, recreated the location someplace else…
Director Kabir Khan, known for making films on wars and diplomatic relations between countries, is back again, this time with Phantom, an action based drama. The film revolves around global terrorism and therefore it was required that few crucial scenes be shot in Pakistan. Click here to read more
Box office: Pakistani film Waar beats Akshay Kumar’s Boss!
The anti-India film earned Rs 40 million in three days in Pakistan, setting a record for the highest collections
Pakistani bilingual film Waar has created a record by earning Rs 40 million in three days during the Eid festival. The Shaan starrer action-thriller is said to have the highest box office collection till date. Click here to read more
The Reluctant Fundamentalist movie review: Reluctant storytelling that fails to tug at your heartstrings
Mira Nair’s film on Mohsin Hamid’s book is good cinema, but doesn’t live up to expectations
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Imaad Shah, Chandrachud Singh, Meesha Shafi
What is the event at the turn of the century that will stay in the minds of the Americans? The September 11 attacks, of course. You would think that the election and re-election of Barack Obama as President and the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden would have overtaken that traumatic event on the global big-news list. But world over, countless feature films and docu-dramas continue to be made against the backdrop of the 2001 attack on the United States of America. Click here to read more
What is the problem with Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam?
In spite of getting clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification, Kamal Haasan’s mega-ambitious movie faces a ban from the Tamil Nadu government. Is this move justified? Can the state impose this kind of diktat on films, or is there more to the whole issue than meets the eye? We dissect the controversy to find out what exactly made Vishwaroopam attract so much of the wrong kind of attention….
It all started when Kamal Haasan’s decision to release his magnum opus Vishwaroopam on the DTH platform (Direct-to-Home) set the industry abuzz. The 58-year-old actor-filmmaker defended his move to introduce the film in pay-per-view mode on DTH networks on the day of its theatrical release. Click here to read more
Indo-American director’s `9 Eleven’ film a hot favourite at WMIFF 2012
Indian-American director Manan Singh Katohora’s thriller gets eight festival nominations
9 Eleven, a Bollywood-style thriller by an Indian American director, has been nominated for a record eight awards at the 2012 World Music & Independent Film Festival to be held in Washington, DC from August 19-25. Click here to read more
`9 Eleven’ film directed by Indian wins at World Music & Independent Film Festival 2012
Manan Singh Katohora’s film had eight nominations and took home two awards
9 Eleven, a Bollywood-style thriller by Indian-American director Manan Singh Katohora, has won the Best Feature and Best Director awards at the 2012 World Music & Independent Film Festival (WMIFF) in Washington. Click here to read more
The Rajesh Khanna-Laila Khan connection
Both actors starred in a film called Wafaa, and both have passed away in a year’s time
It’s a strange connection, but in the span of about one year, two actors who starred in a 2008 film have died. The movie we’re talking about is Rakesh Sawant’s Wafaa, and the actors are Rajesh Khanna and Laila Khan. Click here to read more
The show goes on
Cineswami landed in Mumbai on Wednesday evening after a trip to Israel for the excellent Jerusalem Film Festival and was shocked but not surprised by the images of the latest round of bomb blasts unspooling on every television screen
On Thursday morning, the good citizens of Mumbai woke up and set off to work as per normal routine, their spirits dampened only by the incessant and heavy rain. The spirit of Mumbaikars has correctly been hailed and needs to be lauded again and again, but the bare fact of the matter is that this can’t go on. To return to Israel for a moment, I was stopped and frisked very often and I had to carry my passport at all times to prove my identity. While it is too much to ask for Israeli levels of security in Mumbai that has a population of 21 million, compared to Jerusalem’s tiny 800,000, is it too much to ask for a national intelligence service that is as good as Mossad, so that these attacks can be nipped in the bud? Click here to read more