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Toast to TIFF

Film critic Aseem Chhabra gets high on Margarita, savours The Crow's Egg, hears the Tigers roar, is charmed by the Monsoon, and learns to drive at Toronto. Kalki Koechlin is a fine actress who uses her facial expressions to display so many emotions ... Mumbai Mirror, 1 week ago
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5 performances that may win an Oscar

Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com picks his 10 favourite movies from the Telluride Film Festival. The Telluride Film Festival was a terrific opportunity to view some of the best films of the year. While the Telluride programmers do not go looking for films with thematic similarities, many of this year's offerings -- including Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Madame Bovary, Wild, Mommy and even Two Days and One Night deal with lonely people with internal struggles that reflect how they relate to the ...
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Why you must see Katiyabaaz!

Katiyabaaz captures the electricity crisis in an Indian city. Filmmakers Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar tell Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com what went into making their powerful documentary, which releases on Friday, August 22. Once called the Manchester of the East, Kanpur boasted of India's major cotton and woollen cloth mills. Now, the city of 3 million people, and the leather capital of India -- supplying to Western brands like Gucci, Levis and Mango -- is better known for its huge electricity ...
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Saluting Robin Williams

Wherever you may be Oh Captain, My Captain, today I reach out, stand on my desk and salute you, says Aseem Chhabra. It was around 7 pm on Monday evening that I checked my Twitter feed, as I sat at a Starbucks in Queens, New York. I think I first read a tweet from The Hollywood Reporter, but others were confirming the news as well. Robin Williams had been declared dead by the police in Marin County, California. First there were just words -- breaking news, apparent suicide, depression. Then some ...
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The Hundred-Foot Journey, served with a lot of heart

The Hundred-Foot Journey treats its Indian characters with respect, discovers Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com Someone first reading the premise of The Hundred-Foot Journey may think it is an implausible fairy tale -- an Indian Muslim family seeking refuge from communal tensions in Mumbai, lands in a small French village. There they open an Indian restaurant called Maison Mumbai, with open-air seating, loud Bollywood music and chickens running. One hundred feet across from Maison Mumbai is an elegant ...
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Akshay Kumar: The dog is the hero

Bollywood biggie Akshay Kumar tells Aseem Chhabra about his new co-star, explains his 70:30 equation of luck and hard work and why his next project may feature the first Gulf War. Akshay Kumar is at the top of his game. He has become such a big Bollywood star that he can demand whatever he wants -- a light work schedule, coupled with many breaks and vacations days. And yet he makes three to four films a year -- a mix of comedy, action and drama. On the eve of the August 8 release of his new ...
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Emmy nod for Nisha Pahujas The World Before Her

Aseem Chhabra spotted a documentary by an Indo-Canadian filmmaker that really stood out. He was at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York where
 Big News Network2 months ago Emmy nod for Nisha Pahuja's The World Before Her  Rediff.com2 months ago
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'Thank you, Sir Richard, for focusing world attention on India'

'That night -- when Gandhi won Best Picture at the 1983 Oscars belonged to India and it meant a lot to a young student like me who was trying to establish his Indian identity among the Americans around him.'Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com, who worked as an extra on Richard Attenborough's acclaimed biopic, salutes the late legend.I still remember the late night of April 11, 1983 when I sat in a friend's dorm room at the International House on Riverside Drive in New York City, to watch the Academy ...
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'It was no longer gossip, it was history'

Image: Yasmeen Premji, who sits on the board of the Azim Premji Foundation and the Azim Premji University, and author of Days of Gold Sepia 'I realised I didn't have to wait for a spectacular event or a character to emerge. All stories of ordinary people, of your family, are extraordinary,' novelist Yasmeen Premji tells Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com Until a few years ago, Yasmeen Premji, left, was best known as Azim Premji's wife. According to Forbes, her husband -- chairman of Indian information ...
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Richard Attenborough's Gandhi needed hundreds of thousands of extras. Meet one of them

Richard Attenborough, the famed British actor and director who died Sunday, faced perhaps the biggest challenge of his career when he filmed Gandhi on location in India in 1980. Player utilities (This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to ...
 Public Radio International3 weeks ago
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