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Wow! 6 lesser known facts about Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron

Wow! 6 lesser known facts about Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron
Respected filmmaker Kundan Shah passed away on October 7 due to a heart attack. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron was arguably his best work and one of the greatest films of Indian Cinema. The film had an ensemble cast comprising of Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Bhakti Barve andRead More

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The New York Indian Film Festival announces full lineup for the 16th Annual Film Festival

The New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) announced the full lineup last night for their 16th year of celebrating independent, art house, alternate, and diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent (May 7 – May 14). Dedicated to bringing these films to a New York audience, the festival will feature 40 screenings (35 narrative, 5 documentary) –all seen for the first time in New York City. In addition, the festival will also feature five programs of short films.

The festival highlights various cinemas of India’s different regions. All the films are subtitled in English and some of the languages this year include Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telegu, Assamese, Haryanavi and Urdu. This year’s festival will feature a couple of sidebars –Nfdc restored first films of filmmakers and a three-generations sidebar, films of Bimal Roy, Basu Bhattacharya and Aditya Bhattacharya.

The festival’s film lineup includes 2016 National Award winners A Far Afternoon,
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Goa’s International Film Festival of India 2015 Closes with Colombian film ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ Taking Home the Best Film

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The Colombian film ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ directed by Ciro Guerra and produced by Cristina Gallego has been awarded the Best Film Award at the 46th International Film Festival of India. Honourable Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar and Honourable Minister of State I&B, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore jointly presented the Golden Peacock to the Art Director of the film, Ramses Benjumea at a spectacular closing ceremony held at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Goa. The ceremony was compered by the actors Lillete Dubey and Kabir Bedi.

The world renowned and Oscar-winning music composer Mr. A. R. Rahman was the chief guest of the evening. He said, “I am so fascinated by the way the festival is being organized. I thank Iffi team for hosting the festival so beautifully. I hope that supported by festivals like Iffi, the people will come up with great cinema
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A Tribute to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge!

With now 20 years of Ddlj magic we wanted to bring this favorite feature back.

One thing you must know about BollySpice is that we all write about what we love, which is Bollywood, and for many of us here on the team, one of the films we love the most is Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge or Ddlj. The film debuted on October 20, 1995 and 20 years later it is still playing! Since many of our writers do love Ddlj so much, we wanted to pay tribute, once again, to this iconic film!

First the story:

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is a story about human relationships.

Chaudhry Baldev Singh (Amrish Puri) is a London based immigrant. He, along with his wife Lajwanti (Farida Jalal) and two daughters Simran (Kajol) and Chutki (Pooja Ruparel) have been living in London for the past several years. A true Indian at heart, Chaudhry Baldev Singh is a
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Evening full of fun and frolic with the team at the ‘Humshakals’ press conference

Sajid Khan’s Humshakals promises 9 times the fun and well the event held with the team of Humshakals was seen living up to their promise.

The press conference which was held at a suburban theatre saw the Humshakals team – Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Tamannaah, Esha Gupta along with Director Sajid Khan at their witty and funny best.

The fun filled evening was full of interesting questions that had everyone in splits. Actors Saif and Riteish kept entertaining those present with their witty exchanges. On being asked who he would like to be a Humshakal of in real life, Saif said Madhuri Dixit. Riteish retorted almost immediately ysaying – he would then love to be Dr. Nene!

Speaking about the unique act of playing a woman, Actor Ram Kapoor said he had to romance himself which was a different experience, and Riteish quipped- without missing a beat , ‘Isse kehte
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Who made Kareena laugh on the sets of Humshakals during its London Schedule?

We have told you how Kareena Kapoor Khan was amused to see husband Saif Ali Khan in drag for a song sequence in Humshakals!

But it was Satish Shah who left Kareena in splits when she visited the sets in London!

A sequence required Satish Shaha to teach his subordinate officers Hindi film songs like Tera Naam Liya from Ram Lakhan. However, being British, they just couldn’t get the words and pronunciation right. Bebo, who was sitting near the monitor, was so amused by the musical mess that she couldn’t control her laughter!

Looks like Humshakals is going to leave us in splits as well!

Humshakals stars Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Tamannaah and Esha Gupta.

Produced by Fox Star Studios and Pooja Entertainment, Humshakals is directed by Sajid Khan and is all set to release on 20th June!!

Who made Kareena laugh on
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Humshakals Behind the Scenes Video Blog – Laughter Declassified Days 1-12

In a first-of-its-kind activity, director Sajid Khan will be releasing behind-the-scene videos documenting the entire 71 day schedule of ‘Humshakals’. The first four videos are now live and you can see what went on on set with stars Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh, Tamannaah Bhatia, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta. ‘Humshakals’ is slated to release on 20th June, 2014.

Right at the onset of the first video in the first day of the shoot, director Sajid Khan is heard announcing, “Let’s make a killer of a film… and lets have fun.” The cast and crew share cheerful and lively anecdotes from the sets: some of it include actor Ram Kapoor going on a kissing spree during the shoot and Riteish Deshmukh who is seen breaking into a dance and singing a popular Marathi song.

Sajid Khan went a step ahead of ‘Housefull 2’ and invented a four way
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10 Reasons why we love Main Hoon Na

Famous for her renowned choreography, Farah Khan teamed up with superstar Shah Rukh Khan to make her directorial debut with Main Hoon Na (2004). This megahit film stars Shah Rukh in the leading role, along with Zayed Khan, Amrita Rao and of course the beautiful Sushmita Sen. Main Hoon Na is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, which helped to solidify Shah Rukh’s status as the reigning king of Bollywood at the time!

To mark this special occasion, the team at BollySpice present to you 10 reasons why we cannot get enough of Main Hoon Na! Enjoy!

1.) The scene where Shah Rukh is mesmerised by Sushmita Sen and sings ‘Chand Mera Dil.’ This is perhaps a moment that we can all relate to thinking back to our school days and that one teacher who we hopelessly had a crush on.

2.) Sushmita Sen and Shah Rukh Khan’s prom night performance in the song ‘Gori Gori Gori.
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Farooque Sheikh's last rites to take place Monday evening

Farooque Sheikh's last rites to take place Monday evening
Mumbai, Dec 29: Multi-faceted actor Farooque Sheikh, who died following cardiac arrest in Dubai, will be buried Monday evening, says actor and a close friend Satish Shah.

Farooque died Friday evening at the age of 65.

"His body will reach Mumbai airport at around 4.00 p.m. tomorrow (Monday), and the burial will take place around 7.00 in the evening," Satish told Ians.

The late actor, who was known for his roles in movies like "Umrao Jaan", "Chashme Buddoor" and "Saath Saath", is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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I have lost a great friend, says actor Satish Shah

I have lost a great friend, says actor Satish Shah
Mumbai, Dec 28: Actor Satish Shah, who is in a state of shock after he heard about the death of veteran Bollywood actor Farooque Sheikh late Friday in Dubai, said he has lost a great friend.

Satish Shah told Ians: "I got a call from his wife. She said it was a massive heart atrack. He passed away last night. He was hale and hearty and he had taken his family to Dubai for holidays. All I can say is I have lost a great friend."

Shah said he was constantly in touch with Sheikh and the last they had spoken to each other was a couple of days ago.

"We were constantly in touch with each other through sms. I spoke to him.
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Director: Happy 'Club 60' standing on word of mouth

Mumbai, Dec 8: Filmmaker Sanjay Tripathi is happy that his directorial debut "Club 60" has got a positive response and that word of mouth is helping the film in getting more viewership.

Featuring Farooque Sheikh, Satish Shah, Tinnu Anand, Raghuveer Yadav, Sarika, the film was released this Friday along with "R...Rajkumar"

Tripathi told Ians: "Yes, I am extremely happy that such a small film is standing on word of mouth. People are watching the film and they are happy with the content. I was not sure how the film will do commercially, we just had 200 screens. But it's great that the response has been outstanding."

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Club 60 Movie Review

Club 60 Movie Review
Film: "Club 60"; Cast: Farooque Sheikh, Sarika, Raghubir Yadav, Satish Shah, Tinu Anand, Sharad Saxenaa and Vineet Kumar; Writer-Director: Sanjay Tripathi; Rating: **** - brings feelings back into movies.

When was the last time a movie moved you anywhere except out of the theatre in a hurry to get home? "Club 60" is that modern day rarity that brings the soul back to our cinema.

A story of aging and despair dappled by dashes of warmth and humour, "Club 60" is embellished with endearing imperfections - jaunty editing which only adds to its humane appeal. The film has so much love and warmth to give, it breaks your heart to.
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Chicago South Asian Film Festival Announces 2013 Film Selection

The Chicago South Asian Film Festival reveals the film lineup for its fourth annual event to be held between September 20 and 22nd. The festival, to be hosted at the Showplace Icon Theaters and Film Row Cinema at Columbia College will present over 24 films.

The festival will open with the Us premiere of Oass, a portrayal of the injustices faced by the many victims of child trafficking. Directed by Abhinav Shiv Tiwari, the film follows Kiku, a girl of great determination, as she endeavors to return home from the dingy brothels of Delhi.

The centerpiece film is Shahid, by director Hansal Mehta and producer Anurag Kashyap. The biographical piece recounts the inspiring journey of Shahid Azmi, a human rights activist and lawyer who was killed in 2010. The festival will close with the presentation of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, starring Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson. The film, directed by Mira Nair and winner of the Iffi Century Award,
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Young at heart actors team up for 'Club 60'

Young at heart actors team up for 'Club 60'
Mumbai, Aug 7: Director Sanjay Tripathy-directed "Club 60" features veteran actors, including Farooque Sheikh, who says he and his co-stars are still young at heart.

The film also features Satish Shah, Tinnu Anand, Sharat Saxena, Sarika as well as Vineet Kumar and Raghuveer Yadav.

"We all are still young at heart. It's all about how you live your life. It's great to work with your friends and be back together," Farooque told reporters during a photo shoot of the film.

Satish Shah said: "It's always fun to be on the sets... we had a wonderful time working together."

The film's shooting has been completed and.
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I am not directing Kahaani 2 - Kundan Shah

I am not directing Kahaani 2 - Kundan Shah
For the director of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, one of the most brilliant social satires of Indian cinema, it comes as an embarrassing shock to be accused of muscling into Sujoy Ghosh's territory to direct the sequel to Kahaani 2.

"Why would I want to make Kahaani 2? That's Sujoy Ghosh's domain. I think he did a brilliant job in Kahaani. The way he recreated the bustle and tension of Kolkata was amazing. I don't think any other director could do justice to the Kahaani brand."

Explaining how he became embroiled in this unsavoury controversy, Kundan Shah says, "I went to the producer Jayantilal Gada with a woman-oriented subject. It was his idea to name it Kahaani 2 as he says the rights and title are with him. But I am not comfortable with this at all. Why should I claim any creative right over the Kahaani franchise?
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First day box office business for 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya'

First day box office business for 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya'
Ramaiya Vastavaiya’ is a Hindi romantic movie which was released on 19th July. The movie is directed by Bollywood actor cum choreographer cum director Prabhudheva. The movie is produced by Kumar Taurani. Taurani’s son Girish Kumar is the lead actor in this movie. He has made his debut in Bollywood with this movie. He stars against Shruti Hassan. The other star casts of the movie are Sonu Sood, Poonam Dhillon, Satish Shah and Randhir Kapoor. The movie went for a strong marketing campaign. The first day of the movie saw good response from audience. Though the morning show lacked to generate business, the afternoon and the evening...
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Ramaiya Vastavaiya Movie Review

Yet again Prabhu deva comes up this week with a South movie remake – his debut Telugu movie by the way – with Girish Kumar-Shruti Haasan starrer Ramaiya Vastavaiya. A rehash of Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, which itself was inspired by Maine Pyaar Kiya, this rich boy-poor girl done to death saga has very little new to offer and comes off as a disappointing affair.

The story is extremely predictable – America returned Ram and gaon ki chori Sona meet at a wedding and after being at loggerheads for some time, fall in love with each other. Of course this does not go down well with lover boy’s parents who want him to get married to another rich girl selected by the mom. After getting insulted by his relatives, Sona and her very protective brother Raghu (Sonu Sood) return to their village. Ram who comes to know of this later, follows Sona
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Ramaiya Vastavaiya team celebrates the wrap-up of its last schedule : Trade News

The team of Tips’ Ramaiya Vastavaiya celebrated the wrap of the film’s last schedule at Filmistan Studios, Mumbai. It was an emotional day as producer Kumar Taurani, director Prabhudheva, leads Girish Kumar and Shruti Haasan, Randhir Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon and Satish Shah celebrated the last schedule of the film post the pack-up of the shot, where the entire cast and crew gathered to cut a special cake organized by the production Read More...
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Ramaiya Vastavaiya team gets emotional at the Wrap-up party of its last schedule

The team of Tips' Ramaiya Vastavaiya celebrated the wrap of the film's last schedule at Filmistan Studios, Mumbai.It was an emotional day as producer Kumar Taurani, director Prabhudheva, leads Girish Kumar and Shruti Haasan, Randhir Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon and Satish Shah celebrated the last schedule of the film post the pack-up of the shot, where the entire cast and crew gathered to cut a special cake organized by the production house. The team also had much reason to celebra
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Incredible India! presents 100 years of Indian Cinema at Nyiff

Recently, the 13th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) announced the lineup for their “100 Years of Indian Cinema” series presented by Incredible India! Ever since pioneer filmmaker D.G Phalke released his first feature film Raja Harishchandra on May 3, 1913, India has continued to be the most prolific and diverse film industry in the world. To mark the global celebration of 100 years of Indian Cinema, Nyiff is featuring an exceptionally compelling array of films preceding Cannes. The lineup includes three rarely seen masterpieces from different time periods, as well as two world-premiere documentaries that explore different facets of Indian filmmaking.

These classic films will celebrate recent efforts at film restoration, which are bringing some of India’s greatest cinematic treasures to an international audience. According to Film Festival Director Aseem Chhabra, “In the recent years, many scholars, film programmers and archivists have expressed deep concerns about the state of old Indian films.
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