Plaint against director Leena Manimekalai over controversial poster
It has sparked off a massive uproar on social media with demands to arrest the director trending on Twitter. According to a Tamil news portal, Manimekalai said that the documentary revolves around the events that take place one evening, when Goddess Kali appears and strolls on the streets of Toronto. "The Director has hurt my religious sentiments by showing Goddess Kali smoking which is highly objectionable and not acceptable in any manner," Jindal told IANS.
Hindi cinema's Baghdad-born musical prince - and his fatal gift
The talent was well proved when he was nominated for two top posthumous awards -- nearly three decades after his untimely demise -- and won one of them (IIFA, not Filmfare) for the Shah Rukh Khan-Preity Zinta cross-border romance "Veer-Zaara" (2004). This featured some of his unused tunes, found and revised by his son Sanjeev Kohli at Yash Chopra's insistence.
Shawn Levy to direct 'Deadpool 3', to collaborate with Ryan Reynolds for third time
Shawn Levy, the director of 'Free Guy' and the recently released 'The Adam Project', is set to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he has been signed to direct the third instalment of the anti-hero film 'Deadpool', reports 'Variety'.
Shot on smartphone, film 'Pondicherry' all set to hit the big screen
Directed by Sachin Kundalkar, the film features Sai Tamhankar, Vaibhav Tatwawadi, Amruta Khanvilkar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Neena Kulkarni, Gaurav Ghatnekar and Tanmay Kulkarni. And the credit for making it unique with it's photography goes to the DOP Milind Jog. The launch of the trailer of the most awaited film 'Pondicherry' took place in Mumbai in Pondicherry Cafe.
Sean Penn worries for future of cinema
Veteran star Sean Penn fell in love with cinema at an early age, but with the rise of streaming platforms and the impact of the pandemic, he wonders what the future holds. Penn shared: "The business I knew is not the business of today. Especially with the lingering effects of the COVID pandemic, you know, on every level of the business or the creative filmmaking, one wonders what the future is going to be.
Are Bollywood stars losing their glitter?
Hollywood films now release in India extensively with as many as 2,000 (Avengers: Endgame') to about 3,300 (Spider Man: No Way Home') screens engagements. Not knowing English is not a deterrent now. These films are released in dubbed versions in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. They are all grand spectacles of action, with hulks as heroes and girls next door as heroines. They are a treat to watch with their computer-generated special effects.
Two years after 'Parasite', its Korean star will now be seen in crime action film
The new movie, a Korean adaptation of the namesake Japanese novel, follows two different policemen, Kang-yoon (Cho Jin-woong) and Min-jae (Choi), who cooperate on a huge crime case that would shake the police organisation, Yonhap News Agency reports. The actor said his character, Min-jae, is a wary and determined rookie police officer who works undercover as part of a secret anti-corruption campaign.
EU Film Festival puts a spotlight on cinema
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The event has been organized by the delegation of the European Union to India with the member states and partner countries to strengthen EU-India cultural and people-to-people ties through cinema. The event is presenting critically acclaimed films from the continent, spanning multiple genres and languages.
Film festival to highlight climate crisis
Directed by Shridhar Sudhir, the film, 'Moving Upstream', documenting the voices and concerns of the people living along the Ganga will be a prominent film at the All Living Things - Environmental Film Festival (ALT-EFF), a film festival dedicated to films about the environment.