More than the revenue component, the movies gain hugely in terms of visibility and reach, reports T E Narasimhan. IMAGE: Prabhas and Rana Dagubatti in Baahubali. Baahubali 2, the sequel to the hugely popular mythological-historical fiction film, hits the screens in India and the US this week. It already has 15 brands in the bag; companies such as Nestle and Britannia, among others, that have a national and global footprint have all come on board. Another movie, VIP 2, that stars Dhanush ... Rediff.com, 9 hours ago
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This gorgeous actress loves to flaunt her back! Anushka Shetty plays a queen named Devasena in the Baahubali movies. In the first part, we see an older version, who is chained to the palace for the past 25 years. In the upcoming second film, we will go back in time and see what led events led to the queen being chained. We will also see the younger Devasena, the warrior. Anushka is one of the most gorgeous actresses down south. What we especially noticed is that she has an amazing back and ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
The announcement comes a day after Sathyaraj, who plays the role of Kattappa in the movie, apologised. Pro-Kannada outfits on Saturday called off their protest against the release of Baahubali 2 after actor Sathyaraj expressed regret over his controversial remarks made during the Cauvery row nine years ago. "We accept the regret expressed by Sathyaraj and have decided to drop our protests. We have also withdrawn the call for Bengaluru bandh on April 28," Vatal Nagaraj, who was spearheading ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago Pro-Kannada activists withdraw protest against Baahubali 2 Rediff.com, 4 days ago Kannada activist opposes 'Baahubali 2' release in the state Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The hits and misses of the week. Last week saw two actresses take centre-stage in the movies but very different kind of films. Unfortunately, both of them -- Raveena Tandon's Maatr and Sonakshi Sinha's Noor -- got poor openings at the box office. Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly verdict. Noor Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar, Purab Kohli. Director: Sunhil Sippy. What works: Good performances. What doesn't: Shallow activism, filmsy ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago Box Office: Poor opening for Laali Ki Shaadi..., Mukti Bhavan Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Box Office: Begum Jaan gets poor opening Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The time to find out the answer to the question that's haunted most movie-goers since 2015 is almost here. Why did Katappa kill Baahubali? The question was left hanging tantalisingly at the end of the blockbuster film Baahubali: The Beginning. It soon became the butt of jokes, and the topic of memes, WhatsApp messages and animated conversations. Everybody, it seems, has an opinion on why a faithful servant turned against his master. It's been two years now, and the answer will finally be ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
The first poster of Tubelight is out! Salman Khan has released the poster of his much-awaited movie Tubelight on Twitter. "Peace, Respect, Love and Light in your life from the Tubelight team" he wrote alongside the poster. In the picture, the actor is seen wearing simple shirt along with sweater and shoes around his neck. The catch line of the poster is 'Kya Tumhe Yakeen Hai'. The makers had released a small teaser of the film before. The film marks the third ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago Esha Deol, Soha Ali Khan pregnant Rediff.com, 1 day ago Karan Johar to launch Prabhas in Bollywood Rediff.com, 1 week ago
"I used to always think, like in some murders (in movies and all) they show that the murderer stabbed the victim with a knife 45 times; how would someone do that. Killing someone even once is so difficult to accomplish. Then how can that person, man stab the knife in the victim's body so many times? I now imagine and can relate now to doing that to you. And I am not kidding. If you can't believe me I can swear on anyone's life.'Those are the chilling words spoken by Abhishek Gattani, the ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
'Movie tickets cost Rs 500, 600 on weekends. Why would someone want to watch Ananth Mahadevan and Saurabh Shukla in Staying Alive instead of Shah Rukh Khan for Rs 300 in Happy New Year?' 'It's a very tricky and dangerous ground for good and progressive cinema.' 'Today, only mainstream, star-studded extravagances run.' 'People watch it and then call it the 'shittiest film' they have ever seen, but they have ended given up Rs 500 to the Rs 5,000 crore kitty.' IMAGE: Ananth Mahadevan in Blame It ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Global studios and indie content shops tap into the growing fan base for movie and TV characters in India, report Arundhuti Dasgupta and Urvi Malvania. IMAGE: Disney has been partnering with a range of brands in various categories for its movies released in India. Photograph: Courtesy, Disney Even as Disney’s Beauty And The Beast plays out on screens across the country, a collection of bags, satchels and wallets with the movie’s popular characters are on sale at Hidesign ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'In Udaan and in Lootera, the initial sensations that drove Vikramaditya Motwane to make those pictures never quite travelled beyond the walls that contained them.''Here, in Trapped, this sensations-strangled-by-the-walls feeling becomes the movie's real tune,' says Sreehari Nair. IMAGE: 'Trapped is the kind of movie that can get an audience high on its own "aesthetic purity," and its own "fine eye for themes lurking beneath the story".' The Face of Empathy, yes! The Face of Empathy, ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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