The past year has seen the passing of some of the stalwarts in the Indian film industry. These path-breakers have left an indelible mark on various aspects of filmmaking and the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India honours their contribution with the screening of work of 13 veterans who have left the fraternity. The homage section of IFFI 2019 will showcase some of the National award-winning work of noted filmmakers Mrinal Sen (Bhuvan Shome-1969) and Grish Karnads's Kannada film Kanooru Heggadithi (1999). The late Assamese actor Biju Khukan's film Aparoopa directed by Janu Barua is also part of the cinematic treat. Other groundbreaking work is done in music like the unforgettable songs by veteran music director Khayyam Sahab in Umrao Jaan or the world-class cinematography produced by cinematographer M.J Radhakrishnan in Veyilmarangal and Vijaya Mulay's short educational animated classic Ek Anek Aur Ekta (1974) are some of the other films selected for the same. The … [Read more...] about IFFI 2019 Pays Homage to 13 Film Personalities Who Left Us In Recent Past
Famed producer Joel Silver is being sued over a drowning at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's honeymoon celebration. The family of Carmel Musgrove, Silver's personal assistant, claim in the lawsuit, Silver flew Carmel and others to the Four Seasons Hotel in Bora Bora in August, 2015, to celebrate the marriage of Jen and Justin. The suit alleges Carmel and a Martin Herold, Silver's personal chef, partied on August 19 and consumed heavy amounts of alcohol along with cocaine and weed. Carmel went missing and her nude body was later discovered floating in a lagoon 500 yards from her bungalow. According to the lawsuit, the cause of death was alcohol, cocaine, fatigue from overwork, heat stroke and a midnight swim in choppy waters. Carmel's family claims Silver or one of his people supplied Carmel with cocaine and booze, and overworked her. We reached out to Silver ... so far, no word back. … [Read more...] about Producer Joel Silver Sued By Family of Personal Assistant in Cocaine Drowning Death at Jennifer Aniston’s Honeymoon Celebration
The War of Talent is a unique theatrical reality show and is about to set a milestone in reality history. It is now streaming on YouTube with a vision to let it reach out effortlessly to every person who appreciates talent. It's a new age platform where, for the first time, singers, actors and dancers will perform on the same stage without any retakes; that means a short movie will be performed live with all original content. The auditions were conducted all over India and amongst 10,000 auditionees, the top 150 were allowed to perform on the show. The show has 36 episodes in the first season, which has 36 fresh stories and 45 original songs for participants to showcase their original talent. The show is created and directed by the popular and talented twins from Bollywood - Parag and Prayas Chaudhary. It is produced by Rohit and Sohit Maithil along with Asif and Danish Patel. The show is judged by Ismail Darbar (legendary music director, who scored music for films like Devdas and Hum … [Read more...] about The War Of Talent – A Unique Theatrical Talent Reality Show
ALT Balaji's web series The Verdict - State Vs Nanavati is about the events surrounding 1959's case Commander KM Nanavati vs State of Maharashtra. It is one of the most publicised judicial cases in independent India. It has to be recalled that Akshay Kumar and Ileana D'cruz's film Rustom was also based on this case. The show is about the murder of a man called Prem Ahuja by Naval Commander Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati due to the former's sexual relations with his wife. The trailer of the web series gives us a glimpse of 1959 Bombay and its night life. Then the story moves to the courtroom drama. Manav Kaul, Elli Avram, Sumeet Vyas, Saurabh Shukla, Angad Bedi, Kubbra Sait, Swanand Kirkire and others deliver power-packed performances. Announcing the trailer release, Ekta Kapoor wrote, "Been obsessed with this case !completely my opinion but reason we r making the nanavati case again is because it has been most inaccurately represented in most of its cinematic outings! A debate is never about … [Read more...] about The Verdict State Vs Nanavati: Ekta Reveals Why They Made A Series On The Sensational Case Again!
The angry young man is turning 77 today while he continues to collaborate with the brightest minds of Bollywood till date. Here is a compilation by IANS, of Bollywood celebrities recounting their experience of working with Amitabh Bachchan. Sujoy Ghosh, one of the brilliant filmmakers of thrillers in the new age, directed the veteran actor in Badla. About the quality Amitabh brings to a project with his acting skills, Sujoy said, "I can't quantify it." He added, "Whatever he does is always beyond the level. I am no one to talk about him. He is The Legend. He taught me a lot, especially the fact that it is important to become a good person before being a good director." Actor Manav Kaul worked with Bachchan in Wazir. He recollected the first time they interacted. Kaul said he had met Amitabh for the first time in Glasgow, where they had a small talk. The actor stated, "We started chatting because there was no one else in the room, and all along you have to remind yourself he is real! I … [Read more...] about On Amitabh Bachchan’s Birthday, Bollywood Celebrities Recount Moments With Big B