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Goodbye Regal Theatre. Thank you for the memories
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Goodbye Regal Theatre. Thank you for the memories

'I know all good things have to end someday. But memories, especially film memories are special,' says Aseem Chhabra. In 1971, director Samir Ganguly's Sharmeelee opened in theatres across India. Raakhee played a double role of twin sisters. Only a few films old at the time, Raakhee was on the verge of becoming a star. But the film had a bigger star -- Shashi Kapoor -- and I was a fan of his. I wanted to see Sharmeelee for its songs and romance, but I knew my mother would not let me see a film ... Rediff.com, 33 minutes ago
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10 movie gems from Berlin

Here are Aseem Chhabra's picks -- 'films that mattered to me, entertained me and will stay with me through the year.' With nearly 400 films in several different sections, this year's Berlinale was a treat for the senses of film lovers. February is a cold month in Germany and so as in the past Berlin's heated movie theatres became a refuge for film fanatics. This was my ninth year at the Berlinale and I ended up breaking my own record. I watched 39 films -- some exceptionally good, while others ...
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302 films in 365 days!

Aseem Chhabra tell us how he watched 302 films in 365 days on airplanes, on Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, Google, Hulu, DVDs and even on YouTube. As a journalist I often write about films. I see many, many films -- at festivals in different parts of the world, in museums in New York City and sometimes even when I have to buy tickets. But it is impossible to remember all the films one sees in a year. So for the past two years I have been keeping a log of every film I watch. My inspiration for this ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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PIX: Ranbir-Neetu at Rishi Kapoor's book launch

Rishi Kapoor released his autobiography Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored in Mumbai over the weekend, and his entire family showed up in support. A look at the pictures: Rishi Kapoor with wife Neetu.   In his autobiography, Rishi writes that he doesn't like any of son Ranbir Kapoor's movies. Read an excerpt here.   Rishi's mother Krishna Raj Kapoor arrives. Behind her, is his sister Reema Jain.   Rishi Kapoor's uncle Shashi Kapoor celebrated his birthday a day ...
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Trump has waged all-out war on human rights

'Responding with outrage is not enough.''It is the time, and the responsibility of all who hold those rights dear, to fight back, says Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Usually this column appears with the disclaimer that though the writer works for Amnesty India, these are his personal views. This column is Amnesty's view. For those who watched appalled as Donald Trump bellowed to victory in the US presidential election on a platform of fear, xenophobia and hate, there was ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
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Lunchbox director: From Irrfan to Broadbent to Redford

'One of the director's primary jobs is to make sure that all the actors perform as if they are in the same movie, playing in the same band -- one is not acting in a different band than the other.'The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra has two films coming up this year. IMAGE: Charlotte Rampling and Jim Broadbent in The Sense Of An Ending. In 2013, Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox played at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Grand Golden Rail award. Following its successful run at various other ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Rediff's 2017 Oscar Predictions!

The Oscar are on Sunday (Monday morning, India time), and there are already clear favourites. Time then to make our predictions for the top 6 categories. Aseem Chhabra, Raja Sen, Sukanya Verma make their predictions. Take a look: Raja Sen La La Land: Time to do the victory dance? Best Picture: La La Land Best Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land Best Actor: Denzel Washington, Fences Best Actress: Emma Stone, La La Land Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Best Supporting Actress: ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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'Women make very good peacekeepers'

As South Asian women documentary filmmakers, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (she's from Pakistan) and Geeta Gandbhir (she is from India) have covered varied topics. Obaid-Chinoy has won an Oscar -- the only Pakistani to ever win one -- for her short documentary Saving Face.A few years ago they both collaborated on an unlikely subject -- following a group of Bangladeshi policewomen who serve as United Nations peacekeepers in post-earthquake Haiti, a country fraught with political ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Just when I thought I was superior to the Americans...

'Watching American protesters get their act together so quickly and so forcefully only reminds me of all the resisting that Indians should have been doing for the last three years,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com You know how, when you're feeling a little bit superior, and it's a strange new feeling that you're enjoying and haven't had your fill of yet, and then suddenly something happens to make you feel inadequate all over again? It's so annoying. When the US elected ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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When a seat at the White House table becomes meaningless

'Having a voice at the table means the other side has to show up to listen. It became clear that wouldn't happen,' says actor Maulik Pancholy, one of the 10 members who resigned this week from the US president's advisory commission on Asian Americans. 'As the son of immigrants, as a person of colour, and as a married gay man,' he tells Rediff.com's Monali Sarkar, 'I feel like so many of the hard won rights that so many people have fought for -- for decades -- are at the risk of being ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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