NEWS
: The overseas collection of P.K. is 85.5 crores
: THE SHAUKEENS - 35cr Nett - (Lifetime)
: KILL DILL - 35cr Nett - (Lifetime)
: HAPPY ENDING - 23cr Nett -(2 Week)
: UNGLI - 20cr Nett - (week 1)
: HappyNewYear - Hindi + Telugu + Tamil: Fri 44.97 cr, Sat 31.60 cr, Sun 32.29 cr. Grand total: ₹ 108.86 cr. Source: Red Chillies Ent.

MSG: The Messenger Movie Review

MSG: The Messenger Movie Review

Unbridled messianic zeal is the driving force behind MSG – The Messenger. The 200-minute film is a one-man show. That one man is a bundle of energy for... Read more

Roy Movie Review

Roy Movie Review

A film lavished with dollops of visual style and aural sophistication, Roy would have been a runaway cinematic delight if only its makers had coupled its impressive surface... Read more

Ugly Movie Review

Ugly Movie Review

        A 10-year-girl, left alone in a car in a busy Mumbai neighbourhood, disappears. Her actor-father and his casting agent-friend go to a nearby police station to lodge a... Read more

Action Jackson : IFI Review

Action Jackson : IFI Review

When a reviewer is confronted with a Bollywood star vehicle as spectacularly vacuous as Action Jackson, the usual tendency is to go a touch easy with the potshots.  In... Read more

Rang Rasiya

Rang Rasiya

Art-centric biopics are a rarity in Hindi cinema. There isn't anything of significance, therefore, that Rang Rasiya can be measured against. Just as well. This remarkable film is... Read more

The Shaukeens

The Shaukeens

But for the refreshingly self-deprecating humour that co-producer and cast member Akshay Kumar directs at himself and his acting career all through the film, The Shaukeens would have... Read more

'Haider' : IFI REVIEW (****)

'Haider' : IFI REVIEW (****)

'Haider' U/A; Drama Director: Vishal Bharadwaj Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan  Rejoice. The sensitive storyteller is back in his element. After two memorable films (Maqbool and Omkara),... Read more

Daawat-e-Ishq

Daawat-e-Ishq

More masala-heavy bhelpuri than saffron-tinged biryani, Daawat-e-Ishq is a smorgasbord of conflicting genres that do not mix particularly well. The film kicks off in the manner of a social... Read more

Desi Kattey : IFI REVIEW ( ***)

Desi Kattey : IFI REVIEW ( ***)

Two child actors, both performing very badly, grow up to be adult actors, one of whom turns out as a decent actor. As for the other, a crash... Read more

IT WAS ALIA BHATT'S TURN TO LAY A DELECTABLE FEAST FOR FILMM…

IT WAS ALIA BHATT'S TURN TO LAY A DELECTABLE FEAST FOR FILMMAKER FARAH KHAN ON HER TV SHOW FARAH KI DAAWAT

      After actor Abhishek Bachchan, it was young and bubbly actress Alia Bhatt's turn to lay a delectable feast for filmmaker Farah Khan on her TV show Farah Ki... Read more

"WE WILL BEG RIGHT OUTSIDE RAJINIKANTH'S HOUSE," A…

"WE WILL BEG RIGHT OUTSIDE RAJINIKANTH'S HOUSE," A DISTRIBUTOR SAID

Distributors of superstar Rajinikanth's Lingaa, who demanded compensation for the heavy losses incurred while distributing and exhibiting the film, have decided go on a mass begging protest. The distributors... Read more

Sonam Kapoor attends Armani's Fashion Show 2015

Sonam Kapoor attends Armani's Fashion Show 2015

The very chic Sonam Kapoor, who was lately hospitalized due to respiratory problem, was in Paris last month to attend Armani's Fashion Show 2015. Sonam Kapoor tries to make... Read more


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Dev Anand: An actor in tune with life, songs and dialogue

Dev Anand: An actor in tune with life, songs and dialogue

  It is arguable that Hindi cinema has lost, with Dev Anand's death, its last remaining icon of a certain charming foppery. The other one, Shammi Kapoor, of jumping-jack yodelling, came much later. The original one was Dev. The jokes might abound now (one is about Bengalis expressing amazement that he was not Debanando), but the sheer outpouring of wistfulness about the bygone era Dev represented, as well genuine best wishes for the hereafter, makes it clear that Dev Anand held a special place in the hearts of several generations of Hindi cinema lovers.Dev Anand Is Something Of A Bollywood Institution. His Romantic Persona, Dialogue Delivery, Song Picturizations And Mannerisms Are Legend, And For Generations Of Filmgoers He Has Remained Hindi Cinema... Read more

'Meena Kumari' missed 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam'

 'Meena Kumari'  missed 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam'

  It is considered one of the most brilliant portrayals in Hindi cinema by any actress but not many know that Meena Kumari nearly missed playing the lead role of 'Chhoti Bahu' in Guru Dutt's " Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam". Dutt wanted to make a commercial film and decided to adapt Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and when it came to casting, he thought only Kumari could do justice to Chhoti Bahu.  "And do you know she nearly missed it? Guru Dutt sent word that he would be interested in hiring my heroine. Was she available?  The answer from Rembrandt (the house she shared with husband Kamal Amrohi) was no, she had her hands full with pending commitments," writes veteran journalist Vinod Mehta in "Meena... Read more

From the Archive of IFI: We present Zeenat Aman

From the Archive of IFI: We present Zeenat Aman

    Zeenat Aman was born on 19th November 1951, to a Hindu mother and a Muslim father. Her father Amanullah was one of the writers of the classic, period film "Mughal-e-Azam". She was the only child of her parents and witnessed heartbreak at a very young age, when her parents got divorced. Tragedy further struck her at the age of thirteen, when her father passed away, leaving a void in her life. Zeenat attended Saint Xavier's school in Bombay during her schooling days and graduated from there. Zeenat Aman began her film career in 1971, with a small role in O. P. Ralhan's movie ‘Hulchul’. Thereafter, she was seen in Hungama (1971), starring singer Kishore Kumar. None of the films proved to... Read more

From the Archive of IFI: Nutan - one of the finest actress

From the Archive of IFI: Nutan - one of the finest actress

    Nutan was one of the finest actresses known to Bollywood ever. The lady who dominated the Indian silver screen in the 1950s and 1960s, was an actress without par. Her enigmatic screen presence and eyes that betrayed every single emotion took her to the height of cinematic success. It is said that Nutan was a thinking actresses, who could convey the worth of several words through a look or fleeting glance. She never required expansive dialogues or loud histrionics to express emotions. Till date, Nutan remains the actress who has won the maximum number of Filmfare awards.       Read more

From the Archive of IFI : We bring you an exclusive interview of Legendary writers Salim-Javed (1977)

From the Archive of IFI : We bring you an exclusive interview of Legendary writers Salim-Javed (1977)

    SALIM-JAVED Recently, there have been certain allegations against you in some fan mags. How do you react to them? For example, Mr. Manmohan Desai. We pity and feel sorry for them. It seems that these people had no good grooming or had no chance to learn a bit of culture. Otherwise, they would not have used such uncultured and uncouth language for one of their colleagues of the industry. So, we smile it off. Where our profession is concerned, we never wanted to work with Manmohan Desai. It was he who called us to write dialogue for ROTI as he wanted to remove Akhtar-ul-Iman from the scene. To change a reputed writer like Akhtar-ul-Iman for Salim-Javed, wasn’t this an un­professional act? And in the... Read more

From the Archive of IFI : We Bring You An Exclusive Interview Of Writer RAJINDER SINGH BEDI (1977)

From the Archive of IFI : We Bring You An Exclusive Interview Of Writer  RAJINDER SINGH BEDI (1977)

  RAJINDER SINGH BEDI Dialogue has always been an important aspect of films. What principles do you apply while penning dialogue for films? – Dialogues do constitute an important point of filmmaking. And in order to shape them better, they should be simpler because simple dialogues are more effective, inter­est­­ing and more appealing. Simple language in dialogue appeals to your heart. For how many films have you written dialogues? – Starting from D.D. Kashyap’s BARI BAHEN in 1948, I have been a dialogue-writer in about 80 films. Among them, I count DAAG, MIRZA GHALIB, MADHUMATI, DEVDAS as my remarkable films. For Hrishi­kesh Mukherji’s films, I have done this job in about 10 films, till his ABHIMAAN. So, you started your career as a dialogue-writer? – Yes, but... Read more

From the Archive of IFI : We Bring You An Exclusive Interview Of Director , Producer Mohan segal(1977)

From the Archive of IFI : We Bring You An Exclusive Interview Of Director , Producer  Mohan segal(1977)

  Mohan segal Mohanji, We have heard that this is your silver jubilee year? – Actually, 1977 marks the silver jubilee of my career as a director. I have not completed 25 years in film direction, but I have just stepped into my 25th year this year (1977) like a film entering its silver jubilee week. I started with AULAD, produced by Kul­dip Sehgal. This film mounted the sets in March 1953 and was relea­sed in 1954. It proved a very good beginning for my career as it went on to celebrate silver jubilee at Bombay’s Opera House. And those were the days of genuine jubilees. AULAD star­red Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Usha Kiron, Lalita Kumari and Radha­krishan. This film, which was based... Read more

From the Archive of IFI: Response Of Mughal-e-Azam..... In 1960

From the Archive of IFI: Response Of Mughal-e-Azam..... In 1960

    Guys Check This Booking Response Of Mughal-e-Azam..... In 1960 The day before the film's bookings opened, a reported crowd of 100,000 had gathered outside the Maratha Mandir to buy tickets. The tickets, the most expensive for a Bollywood film at that time, were dockets containing text, photographs and trivia about the film, and are now considered collector's items. Bookings witnessed major chaos and rioting, to the extent that police intervention was required. It was reported that people would wait in queues for four to five days, and would be supplied food from home through their family members. Subsequently, the Maratha Mandir closed the bookings for three weeks.. Read more

From the Archive of IFI: We bring you......... DEV ANAND, FOREVER YOUNG

From the Archive of IFI: We bring you......... DEV ANAND,  FOREVER YOUNG

  After completing BA degree in English Literature from the Government College, Lahore (then in British India, now in Pakistan),Dev Anand left his hometown for Bombay in the early 1940s. He began his career in the military censor's office at Churchgate, for a monthly salary of Rs. 165. Later he joined as a clerk in an accountancy firm for a salary of Rs. 85.He joined his older brother, Chetan, as a member of the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA).Dev Anand aspired to become a performer after seeing Ashok Kumar's performance in films like Achhut Kanya and Kismat. In the late 1940s, Anand was offered a few roles starring as the male lead opposite singer-actress Suraiya in woman-oriented films. He considered himself to... Read more

From the Archive of IFI: We bring you…. SURAIYA, THE FIRST MELODY QUEEN

From the Archive of IFI: We bring you…. SURAIYA, THE FIRST MELODY QUEEN

  Suraiya was born in Gujranwala, Punjab, (which is in Pakistan), and was the only child of her parents. She was not formally trained in music; yet she went on to become a successful singing actress. Music director Naushad once heard Suraiya's voice on All India Radio while she sang for a children's program, and chose her to sing as a 13 year old for Mehtaab in Kardar's film Sharda(1942). He was Suraiya’s mentor and she sang some of the best songs of her career under his baton. Later he gave hits after hits when Suraiya became full fledged singing star in Anmol Ghadi (1946), Dard (1947), Dillagi (1949) and Dastaan (1950). Naushad composed approximately 51 songs for Suraiya, coming at 2nd... Read more

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IT WAS ALIA BHATT'S TURN TO LAY A DELECTABLE FEAST FOR FILMMAKER FARAH KHAN ON HER TV SHOW FARAH KI …

IT WAS ALIA BHATT'S TURN TO LAY A DELECTABLE FEAST FOR FILMMAKER FARAH KHAN ON HER TV SHOW FARAH KI DAAWAT

      After actor Abhishek Bachchan, it was young and bubbly actress Alia Bhatt's turn to lay a delectable feast for filmmaker Farah Khan on her TV show Farah Ki Daawat. Alia was joined by Bigg Boss Halla Bol winner Gautam Gulati to help her make a mouth-watering dish and they even got a thumbs-up from Farah. The actress shared her experiences and posted a photograph from the sets of the show on Instagram. She wrote: FARAH KI DAAWAT !!! Thank you @TheFarahKhan for this "tasteful" experience ;) and @TheGautamGulati for giving me... Read more

"WE WILL BEG RIGHT OUTSIDE RAJINIKANTH'S HOUSE," A DISTRIBUTOR SAID

"WE WILL BEG RIGHT OUTSIDE RAJINIKANTH'S HOUSE," A DISTRIBUTOR SAID

Distributors of superstar Rajinikanth's Lingaa, who demanded compensation for the heavy losses incurred while distributing and exhibiting the film, have decided go on a mass begging protest. The distributors and theatre owners have decided to beg for compensation after their plea for refund of Rs 35 crore was declined by producer Rockline Venkatesh. "Last month it was decided we will be compensated after extensive accounting of the losses. And for this, Rajini sir had appointed his friend and distributor Tirupur Subramaniam, who ascertained the quantum loss suffered by us. However, the producer... Read more

Sonam Kapoor attends Armani's Fashion Show 2015

Sonam Kapoor attends Armani's Fashion Show 2015

The very chic Sonam Kapoor, who was lately hospitalized due to respiratory problem, was in Paris last month to attend Armani's Fashion Show 2015. Sonam Kapoor tries to make light of the honour saying, "It was nothing much. Armani invited me and I was more than willing to go. It was their Couture show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Armani. I was very happy to be part of their amazing journey. And to get to wear their beautiful clothes was just an added bonus."  Interestingly, Sonam Kapoor sensed a lot of... Read more

"I'm only following guidelines regarding cuss words" - Pahlaj Nihalani

"I'm only following guidelines regarding cuss words" - Pahlaj Nihalani

Following the outcry against Pahlaj Nihalani's list of banned words in films issued on Friday, which includes a long list of expletives, Nihalani spoke out to explain why the list (which includes 13 English and 15 Hindi words) had to be sent out, and to whom. Baffled by the protests Nihalani says, "Firstly, I don't know how the list came out in the public domain. We didn't send out the list to the media or even to members of the censor board. Therefore one board member (Ashoke Pandit)'s hue and cry... Read more

Censors knock off abusive words in Badlapur

Censors knock off abusive words in Badlapur

The intrinsically violent Badlapur which tells the tale of a man getting even with his wife's killer has been cleared without any visual cuts. However, the axe has fallen on the 'F' word, not once but twice over. Says a source, "While the violent visual content of Badlapur has been given a go-ahead by the CBFC they have objected to three abusive words which have now been deleted."  Apparently, the 'F' word has been knocked off twice. The word 'f..k' has been replaced by 'hell' and the word 'f..king' has been muted.... Read more

Ekta Kapoor - Imran Khan collaborate for Bhoole Se Naam Na Lo Pyaar Ka

Ekta Kapoor - Imran Khan collaborate for Bhoole Se Naam Na Lo Pyaar Ka

Imran Khan and Ekta Kapoor have proven their mettle time and again individually. The dynamic duo first came together for the much hyped OUATIMD but the camaraderie faded soon with much media speculation. Soon after the release of the movie, news of their relation going sour floated around also stating that they would not work together again. As they say nothing is permanent. In their case all it took was one face to face encounter for differences to evaporate and now we hear that the two will be coming together for... Read more

Farah Khan to host cookery show

Farah Khan to host cookery show

From choreography to direction to acting and hosting reality shows, Farah Khan has done it all. After the controversial reality show that Farah was hosting for over a month came to an end this week, now we hear that the multi-talented filmmaker will once again resume her role as an anchor. She will be seen as the host of a new star studded cookery show. Though details of the new show are unknown we hear that the cookery show will be commencing by the end of February. When contacted, Farah indirectly... Read more

"Maybe someday I'll do a fantasy film" - Neeraj Pandey

"Maybe someday I'll do a fantasy film" - Neeraj Pandey

Neeraj Pandey's Baby is being seen as one of the most important films on counter-terrorism. It creates a sense of heightened reality while staying true to the malignant malaise of militancy. Subhash K Jha darts questions at the director about a film that creates a new benchmark in the action genre. Baby has been banned in Pakistan. Your comments? It's surprising and sad. For a developing nation it is important to recognize and identify its troubled areas. If we don't acknowledge the disease how do we cure of it? If they choose... Read more

Aamir Khan invited by Harvard University for a lecture on PK

Aamir Khan invited by Harvard University for a lecture on PK

Aamir Khan's PK has not only created a historical record at the box office but the reach of the film seems to stretch beyond the boundaries of our nation. Apparently superstar Aamir Khan got an opportunity to take PK to the renowned Harvard University.  The Harvard Business School has invited him to come and chat with them about the making of P.K. Apparently, his unconventional look and performance in the film has really impressed the Harvard authorities who are now keen on discussing his role in the film at great length.... Read more

Corporate houses v/s Independent filmmakers - Will the latter strike back in 2015?

Corporate houses v/s Independent filmmakers - Will the latter strike back in 2015?

After a largely not-so-happening 2014, it could well be time for Bollywood to sit back, relax, take more than just a few moments to retrospect on what really happened, and make the next move. One such move could well be revival of many veteran filmmakers in the business who may well strike with vengeance and produce more films while also releasing them through independent distributors. Considering the fact that many corporate houses not being expected to be aggressive as before in 2015, is there going to be change in guard... Read more

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