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LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – As a new documentary shows, the real story behind the James Bond film franchise is almost as dramatic as the 007 fantasies themselves, full of twists and turns, personality clashes, heroes, villains, beautiful women and narrow escapes.
“Everything or Nothing” is released in theatres on More >
Emraan Hashmi, who has done films like “Murder”, “Jannat”, “The Dirty Picture” and “Shanghai”, says success in both commercial and off-beat cinema is important for an actor.
“Both commercial and serious films are important to me and, I think, as an actor I need both. After you get commercial success, you More >
Bollywood’s reaction was mixed Tuesday to the central government informing the Supreme Court that it would permit smoking scenes in films though with a statutory warning of this being injurious to health.
Director Bejoy Nambiar, whose debut film ‘Shaitan’ had many smoking scenes, told IANS: “I think its fair enough as More >
Manisha Koirala treated late cinematographer Ashok Mehta as her mentor, guide and philosopher and says she did good films because he guided her.
“I can’t explain what Ashokji meant to me. I am what I am because of him,” said the actress who played the lead role in Mehta’s directorial debut More >
Written by Ashley – Flagler CollegeAll images courtesy of Focus Features
Set in 1965 on the fictional island of New Penzance, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, secretly make a pact and run away together into the wilderness. Just like his other films, director Wes Anderson’s latest flick More >
Mumbai, Bollywood’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna, who died here Wednesday, worked in about 160 films.
Here are his top 10 movies:
-1969 “Do Raaste”
-1970 “Kati Patang”
-1970 “Aan Milo Sajna”
-1971 “Mehboob Ki Mehndi”
-1972 “Amar Prem”
-1973 “Daag: A Poem of Love”
Southern actress Asin Thottumkal, who featured in Hindi films like “London Dreams”, “Ready” and “Housefull 2?, wants to reach out to the masses with the help of commercial movies.
“I am satisfied with the work I have done till now. These are my initial years in Bollywood and I want to More >
With promotions for his forthcoming film “Rowdy Rathore” in full swing, actor Akshay Kumar will also be taking the small screen route to spread the word about the film.
Akshay, along with his co-star Sonakshi Sinha, will be seen on Sony’s detective show “CID”.
“TV is a very big medium to More >
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)The film begins with a scene at a German high school, where a teacher is talking about the virtues of serving the fatherland.
The boys eagerly step up to join the army. Midway into their training, they are shifted to the frontlines. Paul (Lew Ayres), More >
Director-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he hates producing films but does so to ensure that the idea that directors want to communicate is not lost under commercial pressure.
“I hate producing films. If I don’t produce films like MBBS and others, the idea that directors wanted to communicate must have lost in More >
After delivering a massive hit last year, the makers of Vishnuvardhana are back with Charulatha. While Vishnuvardhana was an out and out commercial pot boiler, Charulatha is a suspense thriller.
Priyamani, who featured in a prominent role in Vishnuvardhana will be seen playing the lead in this film. Cast opposite her More >
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After the success of the Kolaveri Di song, it seems like Bollywood has also started to welcome regional language films. NFDC’s production, Anhey Ghorey Da Daan (Alms of the Blind Horse), directed by first time director Gurvindar Singh, has won the national Award in two categories — Best Director and More >
Fresh faces: Amita Pathak and Pulkit Samrat
He?s a young industry boy. And when his first production, Pyar Ka Punchnama (PKP), turned out to be a sleeper hit, Abhishek Pathak had already planned his next course of action ? Bittoo Boss. The name and the promos have already attracted quite a bit More >
Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who took everyone by surprise through her performances in movies like The Dirty Picture and Kahaani, has proved that she does not need a ‘hero’ in her films, to keep the cash registers ringing.
When asked, if she needs a hero in her movies, Vidya says, “For More >
Not every film in Shreyas Talpade’s career has been a success and the actor says he has stopped worrying about hits and misses as he is scared of being heart broken.
The 36-year-old says that he doesn’t pin high hopes on his films’ box office performances as he has prepared himself More >
Choreography? is a word that conjures up images of prissy hippopotami inducing twinkle-toed lovers to prance about in front of backup dancers in popular films which are disdainful of continuity and the intelligence of audiences. For German modern dance teacher Philippina ?Pina? Bausch ? the leader of the troupe Tanztheater More >
Actor Kangana Ranaut seems to have discovered a successful mantra to deliver hits in Bollywood. The formula apparently lies in ensemble or multi-starrer cast. The actor is apparently giving more priority to multi-starrers and is looking forward to hearing more such scripts.
Kangana, who is currently busy shooting for the Hrithik More >
Ramu from Haathi Mere Saathi
Raju is an orphan who is saved from a leopard by four elephants. One of the four takes a special liking to Raju, who in turn names him Ramu (duh!). Elephant and man become inseparable. But things get complicated when the wife asks Raju to choose More >
Here are some Marathi films based on the dance form tamasha.
This 2010 film depicts the journey of a young artiste (Atul Kulkarni) who overcomes hurdles in the form of family, friends, and society and finally realises his obsession with tamasha. Directed by Ravi Jadhav, the film highlighted the emotions More >
Raima wants to do films down south
Raima Sen has a host of films she is working on in Bengal as well as in Bollywood. The Hindi films include Raakh and I, Me aur Main.
Back in her home state, she is working in period films, a drama, and even one More >
In an e-mail interview, filmmaker Michel Haznavicius tells DNA about the films that inspired his Oscar-nominated B/W silent film, The Artist, set in the 1920s.
Which were the B/W silent films that you borrowed from while making The Artist?There were many. FW Murnau’s films, particularly Sunrise, which was considered to be More >
If you’re the kind who’d rather celebrate the day of love at home, here’s a list of some light-hearted romantic films that would make for that perfect watch with your loved ones…
Kuch Kuch Hota HaiThis film’s got it all, college crush, broken hearts and the final reunion. With fab performances More >
Actor Sanjay Dutt seems to have hit jackpot with his latest big screen outing in Agneepath as the baddie Kaancha Cheena. And it’s hardly surprising to know that the actor is now being offered several more negative roles too. But for Sanjay, the criteria is not whether it’s a positive More >
Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Thursday claimed that three Bengali directors who had planned films on her life and novels have pulled out, a day after the official launch of her new book at the Kolkata Book Fair was forced to be cancelled.
“The contracts were signed. But the directors More >
Best known by his ring name “The Rock”, wrestler-turned-Hollywood star Dwayne Douglas Johnson says he would love to act in a Bollywood movie.
The 39-year-old, who has worked in films like The Scorpion King, The Game Plan and Race to Witch Mountain, says he enjoys watching the dancing and singing part More >
Actress Prachi Desai, who shot to fame with her debut film Rock On, is currently working on two films simultaneously. The actor whose last release was Milan Luthria’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbai opposite Emraan Hashmi is now working with actors Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. Actor Genelia D’souza who More >
As simple as aam admi is what Shriya Saran is. Of course we are talking about nothing but her on-screen avatar in Gali Gali Chor Hai. The actor plays Nisha, a Bhopal girl. “I play a house wife who has simple pleasures. Misunderstandings crop in my marriage after a paying More >
As a boarding school student, I didn’t have the luxury of watching too many films. So we really looked forward to national holidays, as on those days we were allowed to watch films on television.
On Independence Day and Republic Day, channels played only patriotic films and Roja is one More >
Often called a ‘serious’ filmmaker, director Nagesh Kukunoor has written his own rules in Bollywood. From casting unconventional actors for his movies to narrating stories in a ‘non-commercial’ manner, he’s proved to be one-of-a-kind in the industry.
The director, who is back in the limelight for his upcoming release Mod, says More >
Social activist Anna Hazare preaches non-violence as means of bringing about a revolution. However, his latest comments could easily evoke a storm of controversies. The man who was one of the most talked about all of last year for starting a modern day Satyagraha against corruption, now seems to be More >
There may be all sorts of rumours doing the rounds about actor Priyanka Chopra?s personal life, but the actor seems unfazed by them, even though she adopts a ?will talk about work only? stance. And work she has enough at hand, as she points out ticking off the number of More >
“Veteran playwright late Vijay Tendulkar was rooted in real India and that made him unique. His screenplays reflect his research and study of human beings and complexities in his era. He explored space where violence and intimate relationships lived,’’ said noted film-maker Mahesh Bhatt.
He was speaking at the inauguration More >
Geetanjali Jhala presents a list of world cinema picks which you just can’t give a miss.
Heartbreaker In this 2010 French film, Alex (Romain Duris), his sister and her husband specialise in splitting up couples. When they get hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter More >