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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

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

Aditya Roy Kapur starts shooting for Fitoor in Kashmir

Aditya Roy Kapur starts shooting for Fitoor in Kashmir

Adapted from the Charles Dickens classic 'Great Expectations', Abhishek Kapoor is all set to direct a love story titled Fitoor. Like many other films, Fitoor too has a... Read more

Aditya Pancholi joins the star cast of Nikhil Advani's Hero

Aditya Pancholi joins the star cast of Nikhil Advani's Hero

By now, we all know that Nikhil Advani is directing Hero, which is a remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 blockbuster by the same name, which stars Sooraj Pancholi... Read more

Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year goes to the Oscar library

Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year goes to the Oscar library

The recently released Farah Khan directed multi-starrer Happy New Year (HNY), produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, did well at the box office. Now we hear that... Read more


Kill Dill.

14 Nov 2014

Rang Rasiya.

7 Nov 2014

The Shaukeens.

7 Nov 2014

ROAR.

31 oct 2014

Super Nani.

31 Oct 2014

Kabab Mein Haddi.

24 Oct 2014

Happy New Year.

24 Oct 2014

Sonali Cable.

17 Oct 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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Aditya Roy Kapur starts shooting for Fitoor in Kashmir

Aditya Roy Kapur starts shooting for Fitoor in Kashmir

Adapted from the Charles Dickens classic 'Great Expectations', Abhishek Kapoor is all set to direct a love story titled Fitoor. Like many other films, Fitoor too has a story based in Kashmir and the film was to go on floor in October but got delayed due to floods in the region. However, now after a lot of contribution from the Indian government and the citizens, the situation in Kashmir seems to be back on track which paved way for the film shooting. The first schedule of the film will kickstart with... Read more

Aditya Pancholi joins the star cast of Nikhil Advani's Hero

Aditya Pancholi joins the star cast of Nikhil Advani's Hero

By now, we all know that Nikhil Advani is directing Hero, which is a remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 blockbuster by the same name, which stars Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty in the lead and is being produced by Salman Khan. The latest update is that Aditya Pancholi will now be playing the part of a notorious minister in the film. If reports are to be believed then, the story plot goes like this... in the film, Aditya spots Sooraj who earns his livelihood by selling newspapers at traffic junctions, in... Read more

Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year goes to the Oscar library

Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year goes to the Oscar library

The recently released Farah Khan directed multi-starrer Happy New Year (HNY), produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, did well at the box office. Now we hear that the film has made it to the Oscars Library.  In fact the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has officially selected the screenplay of Happy New Year for its permanent core collection. The Oscar Library will add the screenplay which is accessible to students, filmmakers, writers, actors and others from the field of cinema, for the purpose of research.... Read more

Jacqueline Fernandez's two looks in Roy

 Jacqueline Fernandez's two looks in Roy

For the first time, one will see Jacqueline Fernandez in a double role for Bhushan Kumar's next Roy. The actress will be sporting two completely different looks for the film. Jacqueline, who is paired opposite Arjun Rampal and Ranbir Kapoor, plays the role of a movie director and an art director respectively. While for her one look as an art enthusiast, Jacqueline Fernandez will be seen sporting a glam avatar as Tia with cropped hair and a very sophisticated classy look. The other will be that of a movie director called... Read more

Alia Bhatt's exclusive images from Caprese's ad shoot

Alia Bhatt's exclusive images from Caprese's ad shoot

Alia Bhatt, the very name, immediately never ceases to spring an array of adjectives: smart, sassy, lively, free-spirited... the list is endless. Going by her BO track record so far, one thing is for sure that Bollywood's search for Next-Gen superstar ends with this Bhatt girl! With success come not just film offers by a ton, but also brand endorsement deals. One such brand for which she has been signed up as the ambassador is the prestigious VIP Industries Ltd's 'Caprese', which offers ladies handbags thatare a symbol of the... Read more

Bombay Velvet to release on May 15 next year

Bombay Velvet to release on May 15 next year

Fox Star Studios and Phantom Films have decided to release Ranbir Kapoor's Bombay Velvet on May 15, 2015. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, the romantic thriller also stars Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in key roles. Anurag says, "We are all gearing up for the release of Bombay Velvet on May 15 next year. The film needed time to complete given the work that was pending and now we have locked a release date. An exciting MARKETING plan is being crafted as we speak to promote the movie in a way... Read more

Column by Sunny Leone: My journey from adult entertainment to the beautiful Bollywood

Column by Sunny Leone: My journey from adult entertainment to the beautiful Bollywood

I sometimes have to pinch myself and think from where to where have I come and all the amazing things that have happened. There's a moment where I was sitting on the couch with my husband when I was offered Bigg Boss and we just said, "Screw it, let's do it, whatever happens, we are going to take a chance." It was that particular moment that changed my life. It was a moment of saying, "Yes, I'm going to take a chance to do this."  What I can say about my... Read more

Kim Kardashian in Bigg Boss house

 Kim Kardashian in Bigg Boss house

All those Bigg Boss fans who were getting somewhat bored of the show and its rather tame efforts to entice viewers' attention; hold on to your seats. The show has just ordered itself an absolute show-stopper.  And it is none other than Kim Kardashian.  For those who came in late Ms Kardashian is America's new-millennium Madonna an entertainer who is super-sexy, scandalous sensational. Kim shot to fame in 2007 with a leaked sex tape with her then-boyfriend Ray J.  How did Bigg Boss scoop such a sensational catch?  According to very reliable sources, "It was... Read more

Haider is banned in Pakistan

Haider is banned in Pakistan

The Pakistan Censor Board has banned the release of Haider. The distributor of the film Amjad Rashid had applied for certification, but a source said, "Both the board and the tribunal rejected the film because of the subject of the film. It has a lot of sensitive issues, which will not be acceptable in Pakistan."  An adaptation of Hamlet, the film, Haider is directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and stars Shahid Kapoor, Tabu and Shraddha Kapoor. Some of the other films that have been banned in Pakistan are Mardaani, Ek Tha Tiger, Agent Vinod, Mission Istanbul, Drona and Sarkar... Read more

Fardeen to revive FK International

Fardeen to revive FK International

Fardeen Khan is all set to revive the family banner, FK International and is quite keen to produce films. According to sources close to the actor, "Fardeen has been listening to scripts and has shortlisted some of them for production. He is also meeting directors and writers for the same.''   Fardeen has been away from the limelight for nearly four years. He was last seen in the film, Dulha Mil Gaya. If all goes well then his return as an actor will be with No Entry Mein Entry, which is  slated to go on floor... Read more

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