Friday, April 30, 2010

2010 IIFA in Sri Lanka

The International Film Festival will be going too held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 3rdJune to 5th June 2010. Ministry of Sri Lanka said this is one of the great opportunity for them, to maintain good relation with India, International Film Festival is one of the great path to clear all the misunderstanding between both the countries.

2010 IIFA in Sri Lanka
Now, Sri Lanka will be international hub for three day in June, you can meet every Bollywood celebrities roaming around the city.

IIFA director said that we are really happy that this is 11th IIFA, in the neighbouring country of India, Sri Lanka, earlier it was in ten other countries of the world like Abu Dabi, Australia, South Africa, Korea, Dubai and many more.

It seems that in the 2010 IIFa will have more entertainment. Next IIFA is going to held in Canada in the year 2011.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award.

Bollywood famous director Rajkumar Hirani is still continuing to take awards, after his super hit movie 3 Idiots. He will receive Dadasaheb Phalke academy Award. Where producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra will awarded by Phalka Memorial Commercial Film 2009 Award, Bollywood super star Aamir Khan will received Phalke Memorial Performance award.

Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award. Dadashaeb Awards Academy Award, was given on the birth anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke, he is a father of Indian Cinema, which will held on 30 April. Legent of Bollywood industry Dev Anand will receive Phalke Ratan award this year. This was announced at the press conference in Mumbai.

Actor Mithun Chakraborty said that Dev Anand is a big personality in the Bollywood industry, there will be no other Dev Anand in the whole industry. Actor Pran will be given Phalke Icon and Legendary Cine Versatile Cine star award, melody of queen Lata Mangeshkar will be given Phalke Golden Era Singer Award.

Chandrashekhar will be given Phalke Golden Era award and comedian Jaideep will be given Phalke Legendary actor Award in comic role. Other celebrities will also attend this events.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hariharan receive Master Dinanath Vishesh Puraskar

Famous Bollywood singer Hariharan has been honored with the Master Dinanath Vishesh Puraskar for his contribution in the singing. The award was given by versatile singer of the world Lata Mangeshkar on 24 April 2010 at the Shanmukhanand Auditorium. He has received memento and Rs. 50,000.

Other celebrities has also received award like Kajol for her acting, Pandit Shivnand Patil for music, Prashant Dample for best drama Mohan Joshi for his contribution to theatre acting and Madhu Mangesh Karnik for literature. Apart from this award Hariharan has received many other awards for his outstanding performance in the music industry-

National Film Award for best Playback Singer for the song Mere Dushman, Border in the year 1998 The Swaralaya Kairali Yesudas Award in the year 2004, for the contribution in music industry and many more.

Friday, April 23, 2010

IIFA at Sri Lanka

After a decade, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will celebrate the IIFA Weekend in the Emerald Island of Sri Lanka, 2010. The 11th edition of IIFa will be held at the country’s capital, Colombo, from 3-5, June,2010.

Amitabh Bachchan IIFA at Sri Lanka
Amitabh Bachchan is a brand ambassador of IIFA, he said that he is very happy to be a part of the show. he said that Indian cinematic is spreading all over the world, and now it is sharing with Emerald Island, Sri Lanka.

Colombo is the commercial and business centre and is one of the most popular city of the country. Minister of Sri Lanka said that they are very happy the organize IIFa, will be good for both the countries.

In the 11th IIFA, it will bring big business, communication for the counties. IIFA has experienced different countries around the world like London, Amsterdam, and Dubai to Johannesberg now it is chance for Sri Lanka.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Remi Awards at the 43rd Annual World

Three India Movies- Bodhisattva, Ek Tho Chance and Saluun have received Remi Awards at the 43rd Annual World Fest at Houstan International Film and Video Festival. Platinum Remi was given to feature Bodhisattva which is a short Bengali movie, directed by young filmmaker San Banejee, with the co-stars Soumitra Chatterjee.

Remi Award
This movie was shot in seven day, a girl who blames his father, for the suicide of her mother at early age; it is based on psychological drama feature. This movie was completed with other big movies like Demi Moore- David Duchovny’s, The Joneses, Benjamin Bratt’s La Mission, which was show at the film fest with other movies of different countries.

The Silver Remi is comedy feature film category was awarded to famous filmmaker of Bollywood industry Pritish Nandy communication, Saluun, which is directed by Nikhil Bhatt, this is Nikhil’s first directed movie. It has given tribute to middle class of India, how common people teach lesson to corrupt government employers.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Regional cinema is also getting famous

Bollywood may be interesting word for the Indian Film industry, but different themes and corporate funding are signing a rebirth for regional cinema. The Mumbai film industry is a face of commercial Indian cinema, but films in other languages like Marathi, Punjabi and Bengali are also increasing there audience with the improvement in the themes.

Mahesh Manjerekar
Mahesh Manjerekar, has made Marathi movie about the plight of mill worker in Mumbai, it is a bit part of movie Slumdog Millionare.

Corporate studios like Eros Internatgional and Anil Ambani’s Reliance Big Pictures are looking to capture South India films, which is getting popularity like Bollywood industry these days.

This year Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category was Marathi film ‘Harishchandrachi Factory". This movie was done by UTV Motion pictures, it is one of the biggest production house in India.

Friday, April 16, 2010

63rd Cannes Film Festival

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has planned to change the face of Indian Cinema at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, which is going to held on May 13-24 .The Ministry has joined with the Association Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Industry of India for the enlistment of ‘Official India Pavilion’ in village picturesque.

63rd Cannes Film Festival
India Pavilion 2010, it will give chance to film fraternity, for there achievements. This year theme would be India: destination of Creative and Production Out sourcing and India: emerging global capital of Animation and Special effects.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kamal Hassan icon of Indian Cinema

An icon in Indian cinema, Kamal Hassan has holds the record for being the actor who has won the most number of National Film Awards, three for best actor and one for best child artist. He has won 19 Filmfare Awards. He said he didn’t went to any film school, to learn acting techniques. But he has worked under some master, even they have not taught anything, he learnt by his own interest.

Kamal HassanHe even visited the post production facilities at the National Film Development Corporation (Finas). He also revealed that he and MDeC are both in discussions with Barrie M. Osborne who was an executive producer for Hollywood films such as the Lords of the Rings trilogy and The Matrix.

There is a dream project, which first time in media Kamal has shared, it is a Tamil film called Marudhanayagam. He has worked on this project since 1997. In fact, Queen Elizabeth launched the film during her visit to India in 1997.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Kerala State Film Awards

The Kerala State film awards for 2009 were announced and the period film ‘Pazhassi Raja' led from the front with eight awards in various categories, including awards for the best director, best actors and best scriptwriter. M.T. Vasudevan Nair, Hariharan and Mammootty had swept the awards with their ‘Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha.' The same film had also annexed the National awards then.

Pazhassi Raja
However, ‘Pazhassi Raja' was surprisingly left out in the cold when it came to the International Film Festival of India. The eight State awards must certainly be a shot in the arm for the team that made the epic. Moreover, ‘Pazhassi Raja' also won the best director award for Hariharan; the one that he had missed for ‘Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha.'

One of the main reasons for the film's success was the apt casting – be it Mammootty in the title role, or Sarath Kumar, Manoj K. Jayan and Padmapriya, as the king's bravest warriors. With Manoj and Padmapriya too having won the State awards – for the second best actor and actress – the director's casting coup is all too clear.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Padma Bhushan award by President of India

Chatwal, Padma award to whom was contested by political parties and against which court cases were filed, looked elated when receiving the award from President Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Famous music composer Ilaiyaraaja was awarded Padma Bhushan in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and other dignitaries at the Ashoka Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rekha receiving Padam Bhusan Award
A suave-looking Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan, wearing off-white sherwani, was conferred with Padma Shri. The evergreen beauty of Indian cinema Rekha was also awarded the Padma Shri for her contribution to the film industry. In a career spanning over 40 years, she has acted in nearly 200 movies.

Oscar winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty received Padma Shri for his contribution to sound mixing in the film industry and abroad. Olympian boxer Vijender Singh was also conferred with Padma Shri for his contribution to the field of sports.

Also, India's first Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan was conferred with Padma Shri.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Change in the titles of Bollywood Movies

Over the Hindi cinema has gone a radical change in terms of taste, color, appeal and treatment. There is a great change in movie titles. From the titles Do Aankhen Barah Haath, Do Bigha Zameen and many more. Today’s movies have titles mile My Name is Khan, Karthik Calling Karthik, 3 Idiots, Wanted and lot more.

3 IdiotsNational award-winning film-maker Ujjvwal Chatterjee, who made the controversial movie Escape From Taliban starring Manisha Koirala, says, “English or Hinglish titles are given to enhance the appeal of the film.

Film-maker Sudhir Mishra has the final word. He says, “This trend has a lot to do with film-makers who think in English and, somewhere down the line, it has become their first language.

Monday, April 5, 2010

World Fest Houston International Film Festival

This year 43rd World Fest Houston International Film Festival will see three Indian films, competing for Remi Award in the Feature Film Category. The names of the three films that are nominated for receiving the coveted Remi award in are, ‘Bodhisattva’ directed by San Banarje, Nikhil Bhat’s ‘Saluun’ and ‘Ek Tho Chance’ directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza.

World Fest Houston International Film Festival
This film feat was started in 1961, and dedicated to independent features and the short films which is open to all fans, students or industry experts.

Friday, April 2, 2010

43rd Annual World Fest

Three Indian films, San Banerje`s `Bodhisattva`, Saeed Mirza`s `Ek Tho Chance` and Nikhil Bhat`s `Saluun`, will compete for top honours at the 43rd Annual World Fest. The films have been nominated to receive the prestigious Remi awards at the festival. "Earlier in 2004, our movie `Jhankaar Beats` won the Remi award. Later in 2007, `Pyaar Ke Side Effects`, a romantic comedy starring Mallika Sherawat and Rahul Bose won the Silver Remi Award for `Best Comedy Feature`.

Nikhil Bhat
`s `Saluun`, revolves around the life of Asok, a small-town simpleton, who gets entangled in the web of corrupt government machinery when his road side salon is burned down by the local municipality. San Banarje`s `Bodhisattva` is the story of Maya (Trisha Ray) and her father, Bodhisattva (Soumitra Chatterjee) and the evolution of their relationship.