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'If anybody asks me what I do, I'll say I'm a Grammy winner'
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'If anybody asks me what I do, I'll say I'm a Grammy winner'

'What I see in Bollywood is that there’s this assembly line -- there’s a lyrics writer, there’s a composer, then there’s playback singer who is selected on mutual discussion, and then there’s a producer who oversees the entire thing.' Grammy-winner Ricky Kej would rather make his own music than pander to the Indian film industry. His recent Grammy win, for his album Winds of Samsara, may have put him on the global map, but 33-year-old Bengaluru-based musician ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago

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First Look: Mammootty and Nayantara in Bhaskar the Rascal

Get your lowdown on what's going on in the Malayalam film industry. In director Siddique’s Bhaskar the Rascal, Mammootty plays the titular character -- a rich guy with a bad attitude. Bhaskar has toughened up after witnessing his father lose everything in life. “He fights with most people he deals with but Bhaskar is a nice man but very few people know that,” Siddique reveals.  “Nayantara plays Hima, who sells homemade cakes. She influences Bhaskar at a certain ...
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'Kamal Haasan is a delight to work with'

'The best way to carry on that good man’s legacy is to make films like he did, love cinema like he did, and unearth talent like he did. K Balachanderis frozen forever in Uttama Villain on celluloid,' Uttama Villain director Ramesh Arvind tells Rediff.com contributor Praveen Sundaram. Ramesh Arvind, a veteran actor in Kannada and Tamil cinema will be making his directorial debut in Tamil with Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain. Incidentally, his first ...
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Classic revisited: Jawani Diwani's beautiful youthful romance

In our special series revisiting great Hindi film classics, we look back at Randhir Kapoor and Jaya Bhaduri's 1972 film, Jawani Diwani. Iam a sucker for nostalgia, be it mine or someone else’s. So it was quite a treat to watch a film about a bunch of college-goers, played by actors from my parents’ generation, with my mother in tow. Narendra Bedi’s 1972 campus romance Jawani Diwani, starring Randhir Kapoor and Jaya Bhaduri, captures the exuberant air of the flower ...
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'Telugu cinema never expanded into meaningful cinema'

'I prefer calling myself a 'film activist' rather than a filmmaker,' Mahesh Kathi tells Radhika Rajamani/ Rediff.com Mahesh Kathi is ready with the first ever crowd-funded, crowd-sourced film in Telugu, called Pesarattu. He had earlier directed the short film Edari Varsham based on the story Vooru Chivuru Illu by Devakonda Balagangadhara Tilak. A communications graduate who has worked with UNICEF, World Bank, Save the Children and the Clinton Foundation, he has always ...
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The Grunge Writer of Bollywood

It was sometime in 2009, when Zeishan Quadri was undergoing what he calls an education in cinema, which involved bingeing on acclaimed films from across the world, that he had a realisation. “ Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs , (Martin) Scorsese, (Akira) ...
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''Bombay' won't be allowed in films at all, unless it's a period drama'

With the Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) beeping out the word 'Bombay' from singer Mihir Joshi's new song, the question that the Mumbai film industry is asking is how much would it affect them. The filmmaker who is probably the most worried is Anurag Kashyap, whose Bombay Velvet releases this May. The director recently took on the CBFC over the issue of inserting anti-smoking statutory warnings in his film Ugly. He had to finally relent and let the ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago Censer board beeps out 'Bombay' word from Mihir Joshi's song  Jagran Post4 weeks ago
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Ayushmann Khurrana: Best part about being an actor is...

'...That you don’t have to introduce yourself. You don’t have to carry a visiting card,' Ayushmann Khurrana tells Patcy N/ Rediff.com. We still know him as the Vicky Donor actor. But there's much more to Ayushmann Khurrana. The actor will be seen next in Hawaizaada, co-starring Mithun Chakraborty, releasing January 30. Ayushmann talks to Patcy N/ Rediff.com about his movies, his long-distance marriage and the biggest worry in his life. Hawaizaada is a period movie, directed by ...
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'I wish there's a society where is no need of censorship for films'

Snippets from the eighth Jaipur Literature Festival. Even as the Censor Board of India is mired in controversy, writer-lyricist Prasoon Joshi offered his point of view at the festival.  Joshi, who has penned lyrics for films like Taare Zameen Par and Ghajini, says that the time has come to debate on the importance of Censor Board. He accepted that the government should have a role in it as well but it should not be politicised. A few days ago, Censor Board chairperson Leela Samson had ...
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The coup that changed India's Diaspora policy

As India gears up to honour its pravasis on January 9 to mark their contribution in the nation’s development, Rediff.com presents perspectives from eminent writers on the Diaspora.Kicking off the series is Ambassador T P Sreenivasan, who points out that the change of the Diaspora policy put in place by Rajiv Gandhi following the military coup in Fiji and his decision to stand by them, was the one defining moment in India's dealings with its overseas family. Also read: A look back in ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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