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Prithviraj bids farewell to August Cinemas

Actor Prithviraj has been a part of August Cinemas along with internationally acclaimed director-cinematographer Santhosh Sivan and entrepreneur Shaji Nadesan ever since it was founded in 2011. Actor Arya later joined the production/distribution company that has produced seven films in Malayalam including Urumi, Indian Rupee, The Great Father and Anuraga karikkin vellam. Recently Prithviraj announced through Facebook that he would not be the part of the company anymore. He said that he has signed off from the Director Board and also added that he will always be with them a well wisher.

He wrote, "The end is always a...
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Vidya Balans cameo being misused to lure audience for dubbed release

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Vidya Balans cameo being misused to lure audience for dubbed release
This used to happen during the Amitabh Bachchan era. He made a special appearance in Agni Varsha but his face was plastered on the publicity material as that of the main lead. Before that the same happened in films like Soorma Bhopali and Andhaa Kanoon as well. Now, Vidya Balan is finding herself in the same situation, what with her presence in dubbed release Ek Yodha Shoorveer being projected as much bigger than the actual length in the film. "Ek Yodha Shoorveer releases this Friday and is a dubbed version of Malayalam film Urumi. Vidya just has a cameo in the film. She appears for a few scenes only," informs our source. However, the teaser as well as the theatrical promo of the film feature Vidya quite prominently since she is the most notable Bollywood presence in the Santosh Sivan directed affair. This isn't all as the only song that
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Vidya Balan Tabu starrer Urumi to now re-release in Hindi as Ek Yoddha Shoorveer

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Vidya Balan Tabu starrer Urumi to now re-release in Hindi as Ek Yoddha Shoorveer
Vidya Balan, Genelia D'Souza, Tabu, ace choreographer turned actor turned director Prabhu Dheva came together for a period saga titled Urumi, a 2011 Malayalam film directed by Kiran Kumar. Kiran who expressed his wish to re-release the film in Hindi as Ek Yoddha Shoorveer recently also approached the actors with the idea. Kiran who has already started prepping for what he likes to call as the 'Bahubali style' release of the Hindi version also maintained that they will be dubbing and re-releasing the film across India since the actors have a huge fan following up North. The film which revolves primarily around Genelia and Malayalam superstar Prithviraj is set in the 16th Century and a revenge saga amidst the backdrop of Vasco Da Gama's journey to South India. Produced by Santosh Sivan, Urumi had Tabu in a special appearance along with Vidya Balan in an extended cameo. As far as the Hindi version is concerned,
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Santosh Sivan on Jeonju International Film Festival Jury

Santosh Sivan on Jeonju International Film Festival Jury
Cinematographer-director Santosh Sivan has been invited to sit on the Jury of the International Competition section at the Jeonju International Film Festival (Jiff) 2013. Headed by Kazakhstani filmmaker Darezhan Omirbayev, the jury also includes Korean director Ryoo Seung-wan, Us academic Don Fredericksen and Korean actor Jung Woo-sung.

Sivan, a Films and Television Institute of India (Ftii) graduate, has been to South Korea earlier with his films Navarasa, Before the Rains and Tahaan screening at the Busan International Film Festival. He was also selected at the Asian Project Market (Apm) 2012 for his project Ashes.

Some of his noted works as a cinematographer are Dil Se.., Bride and Prejudice, The Mistress of Spices and Iruvar and as a director are Asoka, Urumi, Prarambha and The Terrorist.

The 14th edition of Jiff will be held from April 25 – May 3, 2013.
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Prithviraj auditioned for Aurangzeb : Trade News

Superstar Prithviraj Sukumarn is a big name down south with many great hits like Stop Violence, Indian Rupee, Vaasthavam, Chocolate, Urumi, etc and now all set to make his big Bollywood debut opposite queen of Bollywood, Rani Mukerji in Aiyyaa. However, when it came to bagging a Yash Raj Film, his second upcoming Bollywood film, it wasn’t a cakewalk for him. Prithviraj got it on the basis of his acting prowess and not because of his stature or what he is. Read More...
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Prithviraj auditioned for Aurangzeb

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Superstar Prithviraj Sukumarn is a big name down south with many great hits like Stop Violence, Indian Rupee, Vaasthavam, Chocolate, Urumi, etc and now all set to make his big Bollywood debut opposite queen of Bollywood, Rani Mukerji in Aiyyaa. However, when it came to bagging a Yash Raj Film, his second upcoming Bollywood film, it wasn't a cakewalk for him. Prithviraj got it on the basis of his acting prowess and not because of his stature or what he is.
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Three Indian projects selected for Asian Project Market 2012

Three Indian projects selected for Asian Project Market 2012
Santosh Sivan’s Ashes, Rajesh Shera’s Khuslata and Musa Syeed’s The Doctor (India/USA) have been selected for the Asian Project Market (Apm) 2012 to be held alongside the Busan International Film Festival.

Thirty projects have been selected for the 2012 edition of Asian Project Market. Formerly known as the Pusan Promotion Plan (Ppp), it will take place from October 8-11, 2012.

Apm is a co-production platform where promising directors and producers of Asia are given opportunities to meet with co-producers or financiers from all around the globe.

Santosh Sivan’s last film Urumi was screened at several film festivals including International Film Festival of India 2011.

Rajesh Shera’s first feature film Ocean of an Old Man was screened at Global Lens 2010, a traveling film festival organized by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York.

Musa Syeed is an independent film maker and writer. His first feature film Valley of Saints
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Urumi wins Best Film at Imagineindia International Film Festival in Spain

Urumi wins Best Film at Imagineindia International Film Festival in Spain
Urumi

Urumi was declared the Best Film at 11th edition of Imagineindia International Film Festival in Madrid.

Santosh Sivan won Best Director award. Deepti Naval was named Best Actress for Memories in March and Salim Kumar won Best Actor for Adaminte Makan Abu.

The award for Best Music went to Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy for Zindagi  Naa Milegi Dobara.

The 11th edition of Imagineindia International Film Festival was held in Madrid from May 17-31, 2012.

About 70 films were screened in 12 sections at the festival across 4 venues in Madrid, Spain. The Competitive Section comprised of 6 films: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara by Zoya Akhtar,Urumi by Santosh Sivan, Memoirs in Marchby Sanjay Nag, Achal (The Stagnant) by Bikramjit GuptaAdaminte Makan Abu by Salim Ahamed and Traffic by Rajesh Pillai.
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11th Imagineindia International Film Festival in Spain from May 17

11th Imagineindia International Film Festival in Spain from May 17
The 11th edition of Imagineindia International Film Festival will be held in Madrid from May 17-31, 2012.

About 70 films will be screened in 12 sections at the festival across 4 venues in Madrid, Spain.

The Competitive Section consists of 6 films: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara by Zoya Akhtar, Urumi by Santosh Sivan, Memoirs in March by Sanjay Nag, Achal (The Stagnant) by Bikramjit Gupta, Adaminte Makan Abu by Salim Ahamed and Traffic by Rajesh Pillai.

The Classics Section will showcase the films of great Indian directors like Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal, Mrinal Sen and Adoor Gopalakrishnan. Films such as Bala, Amar Bhuvan, Oka Oori Katha will be screened.

The festival will screen short films done made by students of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute.

The festival will also screen Spanish films shot in India or related to India like Portless by Talia Leibovitz and the short films of David Varela of Spain.

The
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Aamir Khan gives 'Kaminey' star Chandal Roy Singh a break

Aamir Khan gives 'Kaminey' star Chandal Roy Singh a break
Aamir Khan has given Kaminey star Chandal Roy Singh a break in Kashmiri Glasshouse. The film is Khan's first production since farming drama Peepli Live, which starred unknown actor Naseeruddin Shah. Singh told DNA India: "I am really not supposed to talk about this. I lost both Kahaani and Santosh Sivan's Urumi while shooting for F.A.L.T.U. Happens, no regrets. Which is why I don't want to talk about this wonderful opportunity that Aamir Khan saab is giving me." A source close to Khan confirmed: (more)
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French film Top Floor Left Wing to open 10th Pune International Film Festival

Still from Top Floor Left Wing

French film Top Floor Left Wing by Angelo Cionci will open the 10th Pune International Film Festival.

The highlights of the World Competition section will be films like Amnesty (Albania, Greece, France) by Buyar Alimani, The Precinct (Azerbaijan) by Ilgar Safat, My Little Pricess (France) by Iva Ionesco, Nader and Simin: A Separation by Asghar Farhadi and Ami Aadu (India) by Somnath Gupta.

The Country in Focus is Germany and the section will screen films by Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders.

There will be Retrospectives of Hsien Hou of Taiwan and Yasujiro Ozu of Japan.

Indian Cinema Today section will screen films like Salim Ahamed’s Adaminte Makan Abu, Gurvindar Singh’s Anhey Ghore Da Daan and Santosh Sivan’s Urumi.

The Marathi Competition section includes Umesh Kulkarni’s Deool, Sujay Dahake’s Shala and Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukhtankar’s Ha Bharat Maza.
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Madhuri Dixit inaugurates the Indian Panorama at Iffi 2011

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Madhuri Dixit inaugurates the Indian Panorama at Iffi 2011
Madhuri Dixit today opened the Indian Panorama at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) in Goa. She was joined in by Jackie Shroff, Shri Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Govt. of India; Shri Sk Shrivastava, Chief Secretary, Government of Goa; Shri Shankar Mohan, Director, Iffi along with a host of other dignitaries like Santosh Sivan (director of Urumi), Makarand Brahme (director of Adwait Sangeet), Padma Bhushan Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra amongst others. In the opening, Madhuri Dixit interacted with the audience and shared her views and experiences on Indian Cinema while the directors of Urumi and Adwait Sangeet shared the ideas behind their films. Shri Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said at the opening, "Indian Panorama is truly unique and credit goes to the filmmakers of the country who have managed to bring out the diversity of the country through their cinematic imagination.
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Madhuri Dixit inaugurates the Indian Panorama at Iffi 2011

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Madhuri Dixit inaugurates the Indian Panorama at Iffi 2011
Madhuri Dixit today opened the Indian Panorama at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) in Goa. She was joined in by Jackie Shroff, Shri Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Govt. of India; Shri Sk Shrivastava, Chief Secretary, Government of Goa; Shri Shankar Mohan, Director, Iffi along with a host of other dignitaries like Santosh Sivan (director of Urumi), Makarand Brahme (director of Adwait Sangeet), Padma Bhushan Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra amongst others. In the opening, Madhuri Dixit interacted with the audience and shared her views and experiences on Indian Cinema while the directors of Urumi and Adwait Sangeet shared the ideas behind their films. Shri Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said at the opening, "Indian Panorama is truly unique and credit goes to the filmmakers of the country who have managed to bring out the diversity of the country through their cinematic imagination.
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Portuguese film The Consul of Bordeaux to open Iffi 2011

The 42nd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) will open with the Portuguese film The Consul of Bordeaux directed by Manuel Gonzales.

The film is based on the life of Portuguese consul general Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux, France, who helped thousands of Jewish refugees to extricate themselves from France, after Hitler’s armed forces invaded Belgium and the Netherlands in May 1940.

The Indian Panorama section at the festival will open with Urumi, directed by Santosh Sivan.

The country in focus at the festival is USA while there will be a special section on Russian films.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog and Pina by Wim Wenders, among other films will be screened at the new 3D section in the festival.

The festival which will run from November 23-December 3 will be inaugurated by Shahrukh Khan at the opening ceremony in Margao.
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Urumi to open Indian Panorama at International Film Festival of India

Urumi to open Indian Panorama at International Film Festival of India
Urumi directed by Santosh Sivan will screen as the opening film of Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India, Goa 2011.

The jury for Feature films, headed by filmmaker Sai Paranjpye selected 23 films out of a total of 118 eligible entries for the Iffi 2011, Indian Panorama Section. Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu, directed by Salim Ahamed which won Best Feature Film award at the recent 58th National Film Awards is the 24th film of Indian Panorama, by virtue of direct entry.

In the Non-Feature Film category, Adwaita Sangeet directed by Makarand Brahme will be the opening film. The Non-Feature films Jury chaired by writer-director Ashok Rane picked 21 films out of 135 eligible entries. The winner of Best Non-Feature film in the recent 58th National Film Awards for 2010 Germ by Snehal R. Nair has not been included in the Non-Feature film category, as it was already included in Indian Panorama 2010 last year.
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Day 3: The Artist gets tremendous response at 13th Mumbai Film Festival

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Day 3: The Artist gets tremendous response at 13th Mumbai Film Festival
The third day of 13th Mumbai Film Festival continued with fervour. Following the two power packed days, the third day saw the opening of the 4th Rendez-vous with French Cinema, with The Artist (competed at the Cannes Film Festival 2011) as the opening film. Unprecedented numbers of audiences were witnessed for the two screenings of the film, following which a third screening of the film was also announced later. Present on the third day of the highly popular film festival, were the likes of Yash Chopra, Shyam Benegal, Anurag Kashyap, Kiran Rao, Riteish Deshmukh, Ayaan Mukerji, Shahana Goswami, Onir, Vikramaditya Motwane, Santosh Sivan, Bhushan Kumar, Adoor Gopalkrishnan, Aamna Sharif, French Director Martin Provost amongst numerous others. Films that attracted most audience included The Artist, She Monkey's, The Whistle Blower, Generation P, Michael and Urumi amongst others. Also, under the aegis of the Mumbai Film Festival, the three day long Mumbai Film
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Day 3: The Artist gets tremendous response at 13th Mumbai Film Festival

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Day 3: The Artist gets tremendous response at 13th Mumbai Film Festival
The third day of 13th Mumbai Film Festival continued with fervour. Following the two power packed days, the third day saw the opening of the 4th Rendez-vous with French Cinema, with The Artist (competed at the Cannes Film Festival 2011) as the opening film. Unprecedented numbers of audiences were witnessed for the two screenings of the film, following which a third screening of the film was also announced later. Present on the third day of the highly popular film festival, were the likes of Yash Chopra, Shyam Benegal, Anurag Kashyap, Kiran Rao, Riteish Deshmukh, Ayaan Mukerji, Shahana Goswami, Onir, Vikramaditya Motwane, Santosh Sivan, Bhushan Kumar, Adoor Gopalkrishnan, Aamna Sharif, French Director Martin Provost amongst numerous others. Films that attracted most audience included The Artist, She Monkey's, The Whistle Blower, Generation P, Michael and Urumi amongst others. Also, under the aegis of the Mumbai Film Festival, the three day long Mumbai Film
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Guzaarish in Busan Film Fest line up : Film Festivals & Markets

The 16th Busan International Film Festival (Biff) lineup includes Hrithik and Aishwarya starrer Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish. The festival will be held between 6-14 October, 2011, in the second largest Korean city Busan, earlier known as Pusan. Biff is fast developing into the Cannes of Asia. This year's programme has a total of 307 films from 70 countries with 135 World & International premieres. The other Indian films in the lineup include Urumi by Santosh Sivan, The Add Read More...
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Guzaarish in Busan Film Fest line up : Trade News

The 16th Busan International Film Festival (Biff) lineup includes Hrithik and Aishwarya starrer Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish. The festival will be held between 6-14 October, 2011, in the second largest Korean city Busan, earlier known as Pusan. Biff is fast developing into the Cannes of Asia. This year's programme has a total of 307 films from 70 countries with 135 World & International premieres. The other Indian films in the lineup include Urumi by Santosh Sivan, The Add Read More...
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16th Busan International Film Festival announces lineup

16th Busan International Film Festival announces lineup
Still from Alms of the Blind Horse

The 16th Busan International Film Festival which will be held from October6-14, 2011 announced its lineup. Indian films will be presented across various sections of the festival.

Gurvinder Singh’s Anhey Ghorey Da Daan (Alms of the Blind Horse), Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish, Suman Ghosh’s Nobel Thief, Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni’s Deool (Temple), Santosh Sivan’s Urumi – The warriors who wanted to kill Vasco da Gama, and Amole Gupte’s Stanley Ka Dabba will be screened in the section– A Window on Asian Cinema.

Mangesh Hadawale’s Watch Indian Circus will be presented in New Currents.

Bikas Ranjan Mishra’s Dance of Ganesha will be screened in Short Film Showcase, while Venkat Amudhan’s Thug Beram will participate in Asian Short Film Competition.

Vijay Anand L.’s God’s Own Child will be presented in Open Cinema.

P. Kerim Friedma and
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