Veteran Tamil film director AC Tirulokachandar, who had directed over 60 movies including Tamil, Telugu and some Hindi films, passed away on June 15. "He was 85 and he passed away at a hospital here due to age related health issues and he is survived by a son and a daughter," N Shan, son-in-law of Raj Chandar, son of Tirlokachandar told PTI. Remembered for films in which he directed iconic yesteryear actors like MG Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganesan, he debuted ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Today is our independence day. Udta Punjab is not just a film anymore. It is a movement and one that has ended in the victory of democracy.' The Bombay High Court has cleared the decks for the release of Udta Punjab, whose makers were locked in a dispute with the Central Board of Film Certification, after ordering deleting a urination scene and displaying a revised disclaimer. The court came down heavily on the CBFC and asked it not to act like ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Maverick actor and filmmaker Kamal Haasan has added yet another feather to his illustrious hat. He has been conferred the prestigious Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts Arts et Lettres (Knight in the National Order Arts and Letters) by the French Government. The Order is part of France’s premier award, the Legion of Honor. Kamal is the second Tamil actor after Sivaji Ganesan to be awarded this honour. The latter received the award in 1995. Even as congratulatory messages flooded the ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'Dharmendra doesn't realise he is such a great man. According to him, he is just a schoolmaster's son.' 'Sunny speaks very little and has huge respect for his father. Whenever he is in the room, Sunny will be quiet or he will finish soon and leave.' 'Bobby is the laadla of his parents.' Director Anil Sharma gives us an insight into the Deol men, and other Bollywood Greats. Anil Sharma's phone rings in the middle of our conversation. It's Dharmendra, and the two start chatting warmly. The ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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