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: Raja Natwarlal Day 1 - 6.10 cr
: Kick day-wise actuals: Fri 26.40 cr, Sat 27.15 cr, Sun 30.18 cr, Mon 14.41 cr, Tue 28.89 cr. Total: ₹ 127.03 cr nett. India biz. WOW!
: Kick has a SPECTACULAR weekend. Fri 26.50 cr, Sat 27.15 cr, Sun 30.18 cr. Total: ₹ 83.83 cr nett. India biz. REMARKABLE!
: HateStory2 springs a HUGE surprise at the box-office. Fri ₹ 5.46 cr nett. India biz. FANTASTIC!
: HSKD Week 1: ₹ 53.31 cr. Week 2: Fri 3.22 cr. Total: ₹ 56.53 cr nett. SMASH HIT!
: EkVillain had a SOLID Sat. Early trends indicate ₹ 15 cr [+/-]... ₹ 50 cr nett weekend on the cards... FANTABULOUS!
: Randeep Hooda to star in Deepa Mehta’s next, titled #Inland. Film will be made in Hindi, English and Punjabi.

Raja Natwarlal : **

Raja Natwarlal : **

Cast:Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick, Paresh Rawal  Director: Kunal Deshmukh    SPOILERS ALERT   An overreaching conman bites off more than he can chew, digs a mammoth hole for himself in the bargain, and... Read more

Entertainment : ( IFI RATING : - **** )

Entertainment : ( IFI RATING : - **** )

An interesting news-piece highlighted the fact that an increasing number of pet owners are providing provisions for their pets in their wills. The write-up focused on some of... Read more

Kick Movie Review

Kick Movie Review

Cast:Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui  Director: Sajid Nadiadwala  SPOILERS ALERT To give the Devil his due, Kick isn’t half as bad as some of the Bollywood flicks that... Read more

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Review

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Review

Cast:Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Shukla  Music: Sachin-Jigar, Toshi Sabri  Director: Shashank Khaitan  Producer: Karan Johar  Writer: Shashank Khaitan  SPOILERS ALERT Feisty Ambala girl, Kavya Pratap Singh, daughter of an automobile mechanic-turned-transporter, wants an... Read more

Bobby Jasoos Movie Review

Bobby Jasoos Movie Review

Cast:Vidya Balan and Ali Fazal  Director: Samar Shaikh  SPOILERS AHEAD Vidya Balan does more than just don multiple guises in Bobby Jasoos. She hits many high points as she effortlessly breezes... Read more

Ek Villain Movie Review : **

Ek Villain Movie Review : **

Cast:Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor, Prachi Desai Music: Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon Director: Mohit Suri Producer: Ekta Kapoor SPOILERS ALERT There is one in every love story, the film's tagline proclaims. Not true... Read more

Humshakals :- IFI RATING *

Humshakals :- IFI RATING *

Cast:Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Tamannaah Bhatia, Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu,  Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Director: Sajid Khan  Producer: Vashu Bhagnani  Writer: Robin Bhatt, Sajid Khan and Akarsh Khurana  SPOILERS ALERT So you... Read more

'Fugly' review: The film is neither thrilling nor stirring

'Fugly' review: The film is neither thrilling nor stirring

Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijender Singh and Arfi Lamba Director: Kabir Sadanand "Yeh Fugly Fugly kya hai?" goes the title song of director Kabir Sadanand's muddled film.... Read more

Holiday:(IFI RATING : ** )

Holiday:(IFI RATING : ** )

Cast:Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Govinda, Sumeet Raghavan, Freddy Daruwala  Music: Pritam  Director: A R Murgadoss  Writer: A R Murgadoss  Spoilers Alert Tough guys don’t sing and dance, do they? Hang on, Captain Virat... Read more

Shah Rukh Khan: I don't want AbRam to be a participant in th…

Shah Rukh Khan: I don't want AbRam to be a participant in this 'circus of public life'

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he does not want his son AbRam to be in the 'circus of public life' that he is a part of. Shah Rukh and... Read more

Now 'Mary Kom' tax-free in UP

Now 'Mary Kom' tax-free in UP

After Maharashtra, Priyanka Chopra-starrer 'Mary Kom' has been declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh. The National Award winning actress has thanked the state's Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.  "Thank u @yadavakhilesh... Read more

Sushant Singh Rajput starts prepping for Paani; goes from 19…

Sushant Singh Rajput starts prepping for Paani; goes from 1940s to 2050

For Sushant Singh Rajput, it is time for leap of generations that could fracture any actor's performing abilities. But Sushant, who with just three films, has prepared a roster... Read more


Daawat-e-Ishq.

5 Sep 2014

Mary Kom.

5 Sep 2014

Identity Card.

29 Aug 2014

Raja Natwarlal.

29 Aug 2014

Mardaani.

22 Aug 2014

Mad About Dance.

22 Aug 2014

Singham Returns.

15 Aug 2014

Entertainment.

8 Aug 2014

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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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Now 'Mary Kom' tax-free in UP

Now 'Mary Kom' tax-free in UP

After Maharashtra, Priyanka Chopra-starrer 'Mary Kom' has been declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh. The National Award winning actress has thanked the state's Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.  "Thank u @yadavakhilesh for helping #MaryKom's story get a bigger reach in UP. The film is officially tax free a week before release. Awesome," Priyanka tweeted Sunday.  'Mary Kom', a biopic on the five-time World Champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom, is slated to release on Teacher's Day Friday. Last week itself, the movie was declared tax-free in Maharashtra, and Priyanka was joyous.  The movie, co-produced by Viacom18... Read more

Sushant Singh Rajput starts prepping for Paani; goes from 1940s to 2050

Sushant Singh Rajput starts prepping for Paani; goes from 1940s to 2050

For Sushant Singh Rajput, it is time for leap of generations that could fracture any actor's performing abilities. But Sushant, who with just three films, has prepared a roster of character-portraits rather than star-vehicles for his career, is all set to make a 110-year journey in the course of two films.  While in Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Sushant Singh Rajput plays a detective in Kolkata in the 1940s, in Shekhar Kapoor's Paani, he is cast as a ghetto-boy from Mumbai in the year 2050.  The cultural and chronological leap is tremendous. And... Read more

RGV in trouble

RGV in trouble

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I'm really happy for Brad and Angie and their whole family: George Clooney

I'm really happy for Brad and Angie and their whole family: George Clooney

George Clooney expressed his excitement for his newly married friends Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The longtime couple and parents of six exchanged vows in a secret ceremony in France last week, reported Us magazine. "How great is that?! I'm really happy for Brad and Angie and their whole family," Clooney said. The ceremony was held at their Chateau Miraval estate in France, and included a small group of close family members and friends. I'm really happy for Brad and Angie and their whole family: George Clooney George Clooney expressed his excitement for his... Read more

I am very happy that Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas are making their Bollywood debut: Humaima Malick

I am very happy that Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas are making their Bollywood debut: Humaima Malick

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Ram Gopal Verma apologizes for his unwarranted tweet on Ganesh Chaturthi

Ram Gopal Verma apologizes for his unwarranted tweet on Ganesh Chaturthi

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Fans interested in Aamir Khan's 'PK'? No, it's time for me to retire, he says

Fans interested in Aamir Khan's 'PK'? No, it's time for me to retire, he says

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Shah Rukh Khan joins Jackie Chan as the celebrity ambassador to endorse Interpol's 'Turn Back Crime'…

Shah Rukh Khan joins Jackie Chan as the celebrity ambassador to endorse Interpol's 'Turn Back Crime' campaign

Internationally-renowned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in as an ambassador for Interpol's "Turn Back Crime" campaign to promote awareness on how everyone can play a role in preventing crime. SRK, said to be the first Indian to be made an ambassador for the global campaign, is lending his voice to help spread the message that all of society benefits when citizens respect law and fight crime. "It's a very special honour to be a part of Interpol's Turn Back Crime campaign as an ambassador," said Shah Rukh. Shah Rukh Khan... Read more

Shah Rukh Khan gets police protection post receiving threats

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