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May 1, 2013

A Minute With: Anurag Kashyap on ‘Bombay Talkies’

MUMBAI (Reuters) – As India celebrates 100 years of cinema, Anurag Kashyap is one of four leading filmmakers collaborating on a Bollywood project that shows what the movies have meant to them.

“Bombay Talkies”, which opens in cinemas on Friday, also features the work of Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar. It will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival this month.

May 1, 2013

A Minute With: India director Anurag Kashyap on ‘Bombay Talkies’

MUMBAI, May 1 (Reuters) – As India celebrates 100 years of
cinema, Anurag Kashyap is one of four leading filmmakers
collaborating on a Bollywood project that shows what the movies
have meant to them.

“Bombay Talkies”, which opens in cinemas on Friday, also
features the work of Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan
Johar. It will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival this month.

Apr 26, 2013
via India Masala

Aashiqui 2: Tuneless tale

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Mohit Suri may have done the impossible and crammed every single romantic movie cliché in “Aashiqui 2”. There are traces of the 1973 hit “Abhimaan” along with the original “Aashiqui” (1990). Director Suri tries to inject an intense vibe in his new film, but fails miserably.

Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapoor), a rock star who is slowly slipping away into oblivion thanks to his alcoholism, spots Aarohi (Shraddha Kapoor) singing in a Goan bar. One look and he is smitten, convinced of her talent and ready to take her to Mumbai to make her a star.

Apr 22, 2013

Indian “24″ will work like slow poison: Anil Kapoor

MUMBAI (Reuters) – He’s starred in several Bollywood blockbusters, an Oscar-winning film and played a Middle Eastern leader on the American TV series “24″.

Anil Kapoor is now wooing Indian audiences with an adaptation of the hit thriller series about a counter-terrorism agent.

Apr 19, 2013
via India Masala

Ek Thi Daayan: It’s the witching hour

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At the end of the first half of Kannan Iyer’s “Ek Thi Daayan”, you may be forgiven for harbouring an unnatural dread of elevators or old abandoned buildings. Except for a few scenes, director Iyer keeps you on the edge of your seat with the spectre of a witch seen through the eyes of a child.

Apr 19, 2013

Playboy club to miss date with sun-kissed Goa

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Plans to open India’s first Playboy club in Goa have hit a stumbling block, with local politicians rejecting the idea of “bunnies” on its pristine beaches amid growing pressure for better treatment of women after a fatal gang rape last year.

India has strict censorship laws and there is no Indian version of Playboy magazine, but the promoters of the Playboy brand in India last year revealed plans to open clubs around the country, with dress adapted to fit Indian mores.

Apr 19, 2013

Playboy club to miss date with sun-kissed Indian state

MUMBAI, April 19 (Reuters) – Plans to open India’s first
Playboy club in coastal Goa state have hit a stumbling block,
with local politicians rejecting the idea of “bunnies” on its
pristine beaches amid growing pressure for better treatment of
women after a fatal gang rape last year.

India has strict censorship laws and there is no Indian
version of Playboy magazine, but the promoters of the Playboy
brand in India last year revealed plans to open clubs around the
country, with dress adapted to fit Indian mores.

Apr 18, 2013
Apr 18, 2013

Indian ‘24′ will work like slow poison – Anil Kapoor

MUMBAI (Reuters) – He’s starred in several Bollywood blockbusters, an Oscar-winning film and played a Middle Eastern leader on the American TV series “24″.

Anil Kapoor is now wooing Indian audiences with an adaptation of the hit thriller series about a counter-terrorism agent.

Apr 18, 2013

Makers of Indian ’24′ series plot a TV show revolution

MUMBAI, April 18 (Reuters) – In a bylane next to Mumbai’s
biggest mall, in a suburb teeming with people even at midnight,
is a building that at first glance looks like an abandoned
warehouse.

The decrepit exterior hides the set of what may be one of
India’s most ambitious TV shows yet – the domestic version of
the U.S. television hit action series “24″, which its makers
hope will revolutionize Indian TV.

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