Umesh Kulkarni News
Whistling Woods International’s Celebrate Cinema opens!
Veteran actor Rekha inaugurated the two-day festival thus beginning the celebration of cinema. Read on to know what happened on the first day…
A resplendent Rekha graced the Whistling Woods International’s Celebrate Cinema festival with her presence as she inaugurated India’s largest film, entertainment and education festival. The one of its kind festival opened for its third year. Click here to read more
Dharamshala International Film Festival 2013: Gulabi Gang, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer to be screened
The festival begins on October 24 and has some interesting films in the line-up
The second edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), starting October 24, will showcase a mix of 30 films, including fiction, documentaries, short movies and experimental cinema. Click here to read more
Does cinema reflect social reality? Screenwriters to discuss
Cineswami tells us more about the Indian Screenwriters’ Conference to be held on February 25
It’s that time of the year again. The members of the Film Writers’ Association (FWA), India’s apex body for screenwriters are to meet for their annual session Click here to read more
Pune 52 trailers: Detective thrillers are back in Marathi cinema
The Marathi film, to release with English subtitles, has been in the news for its story and cinematography
After Riteish Deshmukh’s Marathi film Balak Palak received a decent response from audiences, comes another interesting Marathi film – Pune 52. The trailers of Pune 52 created the right buzz, including an endorsement by director Anurag Kashyap, and the movie was well received at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival last year. Click here to read more
Naseeruddin Shah in Marathi film with Nana Patekar
He never fails to surprise us. Ace actor Naseeruddin Shah will now be seen in a Marathi film, titled Deool. The film will be directed by Umesh Kulkarni who has helmed gems like Valu and Vihir in the past. Valu was picked up by Subhash Ghai’s Mukta Arts, while Vihir was co-produced by Amitabh Bachchan’s AB Corp. In fact, Bachchan has also expressed his desire to act in and produce more Marathi film after that. He has previously made a special appearance in a Marathi film with actor-wife Jaya Bachchan. Looks like Umesh, who started out as a short filmmaker and moved on to feature films, chose to approach Naseer over the Big B! Incidentally, Deool stars Nana Patekar in a major role.
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