This film is creating waves. We tell you why. That Tamil film Visaranai is India’s official entry for Oscars 2017 in the Foreign Film Language category is now well known. Directed by Vetrimaaran, the hard-hitting tale about police brutality and corruption competed with 29 films for entering the Oscar race. As the film continues to grab headlines, here's all you the need to know about the critically-acclaimed film that could fetch India the coveted Oscar trophy. ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
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Ashutosh Gowariker’s big-ticket film Mohenjo Daro releases tomorrow but the director has already planned another film. Albeit, he will just produce it and not direct it. Says a source, “Ashutosh’s production team is in talks with the writers ...DNA, 1 month ago
Raj Kapoor’s dream of a better India, Rishi Kapoor’s trendsetting sweaters and Ranbir Kapoor’s self-introspection, Sukanya Verma's super-filmi week could well be called Kal Aaj Aur Kal. Monday Dekha hai teri aankhon mein pyar hi pyar beshumar -- Dharmendra fawning over Vyjayanthimala and her trademark kohl-lined eyes on the television screen catches my attention. Nothing over-dramatic about his assertions except there is a lot more to the legend’s big, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
More importantly, in the sickening, politicised times we live in, popular entertainment, such as this film — about fun and funny people across the border — is possibly the only humanising anti-dote we have against mass-scale bigotry and ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago
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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 2 months ago
Beginning Sept. 27, 2016, the Tate Britain will exhibit the work of the four artists shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize , the contentious award presented each year to a British visual artist under the age of 50. (Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin are ...Huffington Post, 7 hours ago
&& John Krasinski : actor, director, producer, writer, husband of Emily Blunt and creator of “Lip Sync Battle.” That pretty much sums it up, right? Yup, in case you didn’t know, the 36-year-old is one of the masterminds behind Jimmy ...Huffington Post, 1 month ago
'The casting couch does exist but nobody rapes you. The ball is in your court, and you have to choose.' Wah Taj actress Manjari Phadnis discusses her journey in Bollywood. IMAGE: Manjari Phadnis at a promotional event for Wah Taj. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar Manjari Fadnis is quite excited about her role as a Maharashtrian farmer’s wife in her new release Wah Taj. The actress, best known for her work in Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, seems quite comfortable in saris as well as Western ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
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