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May 30, 2013

Indian filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh dead at 49

KOLKATA/MUMBAI, May 30 (Reuters) – Indian filmmaker
Rituparno Ghosh, known for his sensitive portrayal of
interpersonal relationships, died in Kolkata on Thursday of a
heart attack. He was 49.

Ghosh first caught the attention of cinema lovers in the
1990s with a clutch of films made in his native Bengali
language.

May 30, 2013

Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh dead at 49

KOLKATA/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, known for his sensitive portrayal of interpersonal relationships, died in Kolkata on Thursday of a heart attack. He was 49.

Ghosh first caught the attention of cinema lovers in the 1990s with a clutch of films made in his native Bengali language.

May 28, 2013
via India Insight

Indian television getting too hot to handle

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Comedy Central was back on Indian television screens on Tuesday, getting what appeared to be a court-ordered reprieve four days after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting banned the network for 10 days for showing content deemed unsuitable for Indian audiences.

May 27, 2013
May 24, 2013
via India Masala

Ishkq in Paris: Love gone wrong

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Preity Zinta’s comeback Bollywood film features the characteristic Zinta elements her fans have loved over the years. Effervescence and her famous dimples. Both are present in “Ishkq in Paris”, albeit in heightened form. Zinta is a little too bubbly, too jumpy and flashes her dimples far too often for them to be endearing. It’s like enthusiasm on steroids.

To counter her obvious efforts, co-star Rhehan Malliek narrows his eyes each time he is expected to show some emotion.

May 16, 2013

Arjun Kapoor doing double duty in ‘Aurangzeb’

MUMBAI, May 16 (Reuters) – It’s been just over a year since Arjun Kapoor made his acting debut in Bollywood and the star kid who impressed critics in “Ishaqzaade” is working doubly hard in his new film.

The 27-year-old actor, nephew of Bollywood star Anil Kapoor, plays a double role in “Aurangzeb” – a crime thriller that opens in cinemas on Friday.

May 12, 2013

‘Gippi’ marks rare coming-of-age tale for Bollywood

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Bollywood films have played on teenage angst before but Indian cinema has rarely shone the spotlight on a girl who stumbles through life dealing with the typical crises of adolescence.

“Gippi”, written and directed by Sonam Nair, does just that.

The film, which opened in Indian cinemas this week, is the coming-of-age tale of a teenager grappling with her weight, her first period, boys and life in general.

May 10, 2013
via India Masala

Gippi: The pains of growing up

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Sonam Nair’s “Gippi” is the coming-of-age tale of a teenage girl who stumbles through life dealing with the typical crises of adolescence. Boys, parents, body image, acne and Shammi Kapoor come together to form the crux of this story, one that was probably written with the help of a handbook on how to script a teen movie.

May 10, 2013
via India Masala

Go Goa Gone: Die laughing

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To enjoy Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK‘s “Go Goa Gone“, you have to ignore the tacky effects and the bad make-up and concentrate on the wisecracks and repartee between the main characters. Once you’ve done that successfully, get ready to buckle in for what is an unexpectedly fun ride.

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