NEWS
: Finding Fanny collected Rs.32.86 cr in its 2nd weeks
: 3 A.M. has collected 40 lakhs on Day 1.
: Desi Kattey 1st day box office collection :Rs.70 lacs
: Mary Kom Net Box Office Collection : Rs.59 cr
: Daawat-E-Ishq 1st Week Box Office Collection : 20.45 crores
: Khoobsurat Net Collection 19.09 Crore
: Haider certified 15 by British Censors on 26 September 2014. Run time: 159 min 34 sec.

'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

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

We are human, we seek humaneness: Big B on stardom

We are human, we seek humaneness: Big B on stardom

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been given the tag of 'Shahenshah' of Bollywood by his fans from across the globe, is humbled by the love and respect he... Read more

Is Deepika upset about PeeCee's role in Bajirao Mastani?

Is Deepika upset about PeeCee's role in Bajirao Mastani?

Did Sanjay Leela Bhansali's return gift to Priyanka Chopra upset Deepika Padukone? The return gift, say sources, is a compensation to Priyanka, who also did a song appearance... Read more

Ghai film with Salman will take off only in 2017

Ghai film with Salman will take off only in 2017

Showman Subhash Ghai's film starring Salman Khan will go on the floors only in 2017. The filmmaker is busy writing the script of the film and will complete... 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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We are human, we seek humaneness: Big B on stardom

We are human, we seek humaneness: Big B on stardom

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been given the tag of 'Shahenshah' of Bollywood by his fans from across the globe, is humbled by the love and respect he received, but says stars are just human, "not some divinity ... we seek humaneness". The 72-year-old took to his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com Friday to talk about celebrity deification where he also ponders "why this does occur". "The love respect and affection that comes, comes without any incursion from other quarters ... I am embarrassed and lulled into thought, why this does occur ... and am... Read more

Is Deepika upset about PeeCee's role in Bajirao Mastani?

Is Deepika upset about PeeCee's role in Bajirao Mastani?

Did Sanjay Leela Bhansali's return gift to Priyanka Chopra upset Deepika Padukone? The return gift, say sources, is a compensation to Priyanka, who also did a song appearance in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela. The source close to the project adds, "Priyanka was supposed to play the main lead in Ram Leela, but was replaced by Deepika Padukone at the last minute and had to be contend with a item song in the song. But Bhansali promised to give her a bigger role and is now keeping the promise he made to her.'' This, apparently, has... Read more

Ghai film with Salman will take off only in 2017

Ghai film with Salman will take off only in 2017

Showman Subhash Ghai's film starring Salman Khan will go on the floors only in 2017. The filmmaker is busy writing the script of the film and will complete the writing by the end of the year. He, however, will have to wait for Salman's dates til 2017. In the meantime, he is collaborating with various production house for remakes of his own superhit films like Hero and Ram Lakhan. While the Hero remake will be produced by Salman, starring Aditya Pancholi's son, Sooraj and Sunil Shetty's daughter, Athaiya in the lead, Ram Lakhanremake is a... Read more

Anupam gives kebab ki salaami

Anupam gives kebab ki salaami

On a recent trip to Lucknow to promote his latest film, Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami, Anupam Kher took his co-stars Neha Dhupia, Divyendu Sharma and Aditi Sharma on a food trail. The veteran actor,who taught at Bharatendu  Natya Academy in Lucknow before moving to Mumbai, treated his colleagues to Tundey ke kebab burgers from Rovers. "It's amazing how the food culture in Lucknow has evolved over the years. I had the most amazing kebab burgers from Rovers, all thanks to Mr. Kher who made sure we indulged while promoting the film in Lucknow," says Neha... Read more

Ram Gopal Varma loses out on a Balaji film

Ram Gopal Varma loses out on a Balaji film

Ram Gopal Varma is out of the Balaji Films he was planning to direct. A source close to the production said that there were too many legal complications around the project that Balaji was planning to do with Varma and that is probably the reason they decided to work  with another director for their project Triple X. That's not all, the filmmaker has also gotten into trouble with the title of his next film Sridevi. The actress is upset with the filmmaker for using her name in a film that is allegedly a sleazy... Read more

Penelope Cruz named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire magazine

Penelope Cruz named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire magazine

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has been named this year's "sexiest woman alive" by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. The 40-year-old follows last year's winner, American actress Scarlett Johansson, to earn the honor chosen by Esquire editors. Cruz, whose last film was director Ridley Scott's 2013 thriller "The Counselor," alongside husband Javier Bardem, will star in the upcoming Spanish-language drama "Ma Ma," and is currently in production on the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy "Grimsby."The Madrid-born actress, who won a supporting actress Oscar for her performance as an emotionally volatile artist... Read more

I'm the only iconic bachelor left in the entire world; thanks George Clooney for that: Simon Cowell

I'm the only iconic bachelor left in the entire world; thanks George Clooney for that: Simon Cowell

 Music mogul Simon Cowell is rejoicing the wedding of actor George Clooney with Amal Alamuddin for a whole different reason. He says Clooney's marriage has made him the "world's most eligible bachelor". The 55-year-old star gave himself the label during an interview with Hello! Magazine, reports dailymail.co.uk. "I'm the only iconic bachelor left in the entire world - thanks for that George Clooney," he said.Cowell was linked to many women, but now has become serious with girlfriend Lauren Silverman and the duo welcomed their son Eric into the world in February this... Read more

Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations

Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favorite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement on Monday. Singers John Legend and Pharrell Williams and pop star Katy Perry were not far behind with five nominations, followed by New Zealand's Lorde with four. English pop star Charli XCX and singer Jason Derulo announced the nominations in five categories on the ABC early news show "Good Morning America."Charli XCX will also perform at the three-hour awards ceremony... Read more

'Tevar' first look: Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha team up for the action-romance

'Tevar' first look: Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha team up for the action-romance

The first motion poster of Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha's latest 'Tevar' is out! Arjun Kapoor, who is riding high post the success of '2 States', will be featuring in the action-romance which is based in Agra. The film has been produced by Arjun's uncle Sanjay Kapoor and directed by Amit Sharma. It is scheduled to release in January 2015. Read more

Threatened Sushant that he better marry me next year, or else I won't marry him at all: Ankita Lokha…

Threatened Sushant that he better marry me next year, or else I won't marry him at all: Ankita Lokhande

Mumbai: After wrapping up 'Pavitra Rishta' its lead actress Ankita Lokhande has no definite future plans but says that a film with her reel and real life partner Sushant Singh Rajput would be ideal. Ankita's five-and-a-half year rishta with 'Pavitra Rishta' has ended. And the pretty actress is now at a loose end. There is no plan to do another serial right away."I've been so pampered by Balaji Telefilms. Ekta (Kapoor) mam has spoilt me. I've never worked with any other television unit, and I wonder what it'd be like!" Ankita is now... Read more

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