The latest updates from the Malayalam film industry. After the spectacular success of last year’s Amar Akbar Anthony, brothers Indrajith and Prithviraj Sukumaran will be seen together once again in Jiyen Krishnakumar’s Tiyaan. Shine Tom Chacko, Murali Gopy and Ananya Nair will also star in the film. Prithviraj, who is super exited about the project that has been scripted by Murali Gopy, wrote on Facebook: 'Couldn't have asked for a better character from one of the greatest writers ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Writer and activist Mahashweta Devi, who passed away after a prolonged illness on Thursday, authored more than a 100 novels and 20 collections of short stories. She was not only a celebrated writer but also firebrand social activist, who strongly raised voice against the industrial policy of West Bengal government. Her prolific work had fetched her many awards, including the Sahitya Akademi in 1979, the Padma Shri in 1986, the Jnanpith in 1997 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2006. Here are 10 ...Rediff.com, 8 hours ago
The 91-year-old, who died on Thursday, went beyond her role as a writer to help tribals in organising themselves in groups so that they could take up development activities in their own areas. A litterateur with the zeal of an activist, Mahasweta Devi used creative expression as a tool to fight for the rights of the indigenous people and marginalised sections. With the sincerity of an activist and the passion of a writer, the Bengali writer was the voice of the oppressed in her novels and ...Rediff.com, 9 hours ago
Saluting Amjad Khan. There’s a striking dichotomy to Amjad Khan’s personality. His piercing gaze could wreak havoc yet the same eyes conveyed volumes of vulnerability. The bullying texture of a brutal dacoit mysteriously transformed into the moving cry of a vanquished blue blood. Born to actor Zakaria Khan, better known by his screen name Jayant, he inherited a love for his father’s profession early on, resulting in active pursuit of theatre. It’s here that writer duo ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
'Initially, there was no Punjab in my film. I just wanted to do a film on drug abuse because it was a problem that bothered me.' 'Alia had to go through a lot in playing the character. We had to be careful about how far we could go in showing her trauma.' Director Abhishek Chaubey, who is flying high with the massive critical and probable commercial success of Udta Punjab, discusses the film, its characters and much more with Subhash K Jha. Now that Udta Punjab is finally out, what are your ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala Rating: 3 stars Anurag Kashyap's film might be an ode to this man, as it opens with talking of his exploits. But then those familiar with Kashyap's films, wouldn't expect a simplistic ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago
Kolkata’s creme de la creme turned up at the launch of Bandhan, The Making of a Bank, but the evening nevertheless had an informal touch typical of the young bank with CMD Chandra Shekhar Ghosh personally welcoming the dignitaries, reports Indrani Roy/Rediff.com. "I need high heels to be photographed with you," senior finance journalist-writer Tamal Bandyopadhyay told Bandhan founder and CMD Chandra Shekhar Ghosh. “But then I can never be as 'tall' as you. What you ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Director Kushan Nandy is in the eye of a storm. While shooting his latest film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, Kushan apparently asked his leading lady Chitrangda Singh to add intensity in her lovemaking act with her leading man Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Apparently, the words Kushan used offended Chitrangda’s sensibility and she stormed out of the film. But Nandy denies the report. "The story is completely one-sided and absolutely untrue," he ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Review: Azhar is a bland, badly-set souffl of Bollywood tropes without a soul Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Only the size of the screen differs from YouTube to the TV to the theatre. The camera, the lights, the script, the dialogues, the actors, the music, the drama, the emotions are all the same.' Suresh Krissna talks about making films for television. Suresh Krissna has made many feature films including blockbusters with big stars. He also ventured into television, making serials for the small screen. Recently, the ace director helmed a Tamil film, Hitler… Yengirintho Vandaan, which ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
She’s a rare breed in Bollywood. Kalki Koechlin is always on time for her interview. And when she enters, she sits directly in front of the camera without fussing about a touch-up for her make-up or hair. She’s also very clear about the questions she will, and won’t, answer. The actress, whose film Waiting released to good reviews last week, speaks to Patcy N/Rediff.com about her forthcoming films, about how she has been lucky to have worked with talented directors, her ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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