Lovers of good cinema should not miss this opportunity to watch one of the best Indian films of 2016, says Aseem Chhabra. Gurvinder Singh's second feature Chauthi Koot is a remarkable document about life in rural Punjab, before and after Operation Blue Star in June 1984, when the Indian Army attacked the Golden Temple in Amritsar to flush out terrorists. As a film, Chauthi Koot is a case study about how to make indies with non-actors. But the biggest actor that populates the film's narrative is ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Based on the real life story of Budhia Singh, world's youngest marathon runner, the sports biographical drama Budhia Singh – Born to Run is directed by Soumendra Padhi and stars the very talented Manoj Bajpayee along with Mayur Patole. While this inspiring story will make its way to the cinema halls only on August 5, we give you a sneak peek into the film right away! Produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Code Red Films, the biographical drama was ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Old songs, retro fashion, 1980s pop culture, childhood icons and sharing space with Kundan Shah on paper, the theme of Sukanya Verma's super-filmi week was consistently nostalgic. Monday Nothing like a smattering of the 1960s' sparkle to perk up a monotonous Monday -- even better if it leads to useless trivia. And so after Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan, Sharmila Tagore is the latest actor to catch my eye wearing the same outfit in two different movies. It's a lovely fawn-coloured churidar ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'We cannot be the country that created the Kamasutra and then we show flowers kiss and a child is born.''Censorship makes no sense today. People are already watching all sorts of things online.''The Censor Board needs to acknowledge the reality.' Leena Yadav has worked with big stars in her first two films -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt in Shabd and Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley in Teen Patti. For her latest film Parched, which opened the 2015 Toronto International Film ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Deepika Padukone, who wrapped up shooting for her first Hollywood film xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, recently did a photoshoot for jewelry brand Tanishq and her pictures have been a talking point since. The actress shared a picture from the shoot on Instagram, above, and wrote, 'A #QueenOfHearts doesn't walk alone; she walks along with the people who make her who she is.' The official Twitter page of Tanishq ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Novelist Shobhaa De, Vikas Swarup, novelist, diplomat and the ministry of external affairs spokesperson, director Kabir Khan and Saffron Art CEO Hugo Weihe at the event. Photograph: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com 'Today if you look at the way India is growing many people are saying the sleeping elephant has finally woken up, is dancing!' 'I have travelled extensively, in about 60 countries. In all these the moment you say India, the first thing they mention is either an actor’s ...Rediff.com, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
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