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Jaws drove people away from beaches...and into theatres!

Jaws drove people away from beaches...and into theatres!

When Jaws released in June 1975, it changed the way Americans watch movies, says Aseem Chhabra. It was the summer of 1975 and Americans were out celebrating their greatest outdoor passion -- going to beaches along the East and West coasts, tanning their bodies, worshipping the sun, reading bestsellers and cooling off by swimming in the sea. Image: A scene from Jaws. The year before millions of Americans had already read Peter Benchley's bestseller Jaws, the hunt for a giant man-eating white ..., 2 months ago
Hindustan Times

Hollywood Reporter lists Priyanka as TV star to watch out for

Priyanka Chopra has a lot to be happy about and the biggest reason would be her upcoming TV show Quantico. Needless to say there are a lot of expectations riding on PeeCee in India and to add to that, international media is also taking her ...
 Hindustan Times4 days ago Priyanka Chopra's is popular in US and Sunny Leone is amazed  Hindustan Times1 week ago
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Reviving the handlooms of Banaras

"Growing up I had always seen my mother wearing her saree ulta. Little did I realise that I would be able to drape the saree in 54 different styles, as a single saree or a double. Obviously this is genetic," said BJP spokesperson and designer Shaina ...
 Mid Day1 week ago

How Sholay has played out in our lives again and again

'A friend said there was a new phenomenon occurring during every screening. Audience members were mouthing the dialogues with the characters on screen.' 'It was a truly amazing experience. It was impossible to hear what was being said on the screen. There was so much noise, laughter and celebration in the theatre. And the film was not even a month old.' Aseem Chhabra remembers seeing Sholay twice in the couple of weeks after it opened. A few days after Ramesh Sippy's Sholay opened in August ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
Hindustan Times

How a porn website is trolling Indian government over ban

A top pornographic website reacted to India's ban on more than 850 adult portals by the trolling the government on Twitter, asking the people to vote better next time. The government's decision to ask internet service providers to block 857 ...
 Hindustan Times3 weeks ago The Indian government just banned porn  Demanjo4 weeks ago Ban on porn India howls in protest!  ZeeNews.com4 weeks ago Porn websites blocked by Internet service providers in India  Deccan Chronicle4 weeks ago

'Making a film is like being married'

'There are too many things that haven't gone out of you. So even though the years may have gone by, you are still close to the films in terms of the making.' Mani Ratnam, whose Roja, Bombay and Dil Se will be screened in New York this weekend, in conversation with Aseem Chhabra/   Mani Ratnam is in New York City. His trip via London -- where he presented a master class at the London Indian Film Festival -- coincides with a retrospective of three of his films to be shown this ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Dont' be surprised: With passage of time, smart devices will rule us

Internet of Things will inevitably drive our lives. Let's hope the benefits outweigh the dangers, says Devangshu Datta. Image: Visitors watch a "Phantom 2" drone by dji company at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters     In January 2014, researchers at Proofpoint, an IT security service provider, unearthed an email scam. Malicious emails were being sent out in bursts of 100,000 at a time, several times a day, targeting individuals and ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Review: Salman gets it right in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

'Even in its unmistakably masala tone, Bajrangi Bhaijaan firmly believes the desire for peace is universal and recommends being a hero.  Or just human,' says Sukanya Verma. Children are strange, surreal beings. Their curious, unworldly eyes, cherubic smiles and carefree approach that neither knows guile nor caution can soften the severest of Scrooges and Selfish Giants. Sometimes it even makes heroes out of them. Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan cleverly exploits this notion by casting ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Why our grandmas and mothers fell in love with Omar Sharif

He was a magnificent looking man -- perhaps the best looking international actor of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, even in the current century. And quite definitely the first actor from Asia to make it big in the West, says Aseem Chhabra.
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'I wanted to understand what happened to Amy and why'

'It was impossible to please everyone with Amy Winehouse's story because it is complicated and dark. Everyone has his or her own version of what was going on and I found myself caught in the middle of it.' Director Asif Kapadia takes us through the journey of making his critically acclaimed documentary Amy. British filmmaker Asif Kapadia made a splash in the film world with his first feature film, The Warrior (2001). A quiet, small film but with the sense of an epic, The Warrior was set in ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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