Bangladeshi film on migrant workers’ woes wins award at SAARC film festival

Bangladeshi film on migrant workers’ woes wins award at SAARC film festival

Colombo, November 26 (newsin.asia): The Bangladeshi film Oggatonama  (The Unnamed) on the woes of workers  who go abroad for petty jobs, has won the award for the Best Screenplay at the SAARC Film Festival which concluded here on Saturday. The jury said that the award was being given Oggatonama “for creating a very humanistic and […]

BJP leader announces US$ 1.5 million for the heads of Deepika and Bhansali

BJP leader announces US$ 1.5 million for the heads of Deepika and Bhansali

New Delhi, November 19 (The Indian Express): Controversies surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s  historical  film Padmavati refuses to die down. Two days after a Meerut resident from the Kshatriya community announced a bounty of Rs 5 crore (US$ 770,000)  on the heads of Bhansali and actor Deepika Padukone, Haryana BJP’s Chief Media Coordinator Kunwar Suraj Pal […]

A debutant’s tryst with legendary Indian film maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan

A debutant’s tryst with legendary Indian film maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan

By Anila SK Colombo, Nov 1 (newsin.asia) – About three years ago, I was among the audience of the International Film Festival of Colombo, where Adoor Gopalakrishnan, the legendary Indian film maker, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. After the function was over, he sauntered out of a crowded hall, gently wishing people seated on […]

Young Lankan actress Michelle Dilhara seeks immortality but for others’ sake

Young Lankan actress Michelle Dilhara seeks immortality but for others’ sake

Colombo, October 12 (newsin.asia): Up and coming Sri Lankan actress Michelle Dilhara is well into the glitz and glamour of the world of popular Sri Lankan tele-dramas. And like every denizen of the tinsel world, young Michelle seeks name, fame and  immortality. But the “immortality” that the spiritually inclined Michelle is aspiring for, is not […]

7000 Afghan films hidden form the Taliban are now being digitized

7000 Afghan films hidden form the Taliban are now being digitized

Kabul, September 9 (AFP): The Taliban, who banned popular entertainment including cinema and music during their brutal 1996-2001, raided Afghanistan’s state-run film company and burned several movie reels — but thousands more were hidden and are now being digitised. When the Taliban charged in to Afghanistan’s state-run film company in the mid-1990s intent on destroying […]

A veteran journalist’s poignant introspection on India’s independence

A veteran journalist’s poignant introspection on India’s independence

By T.Ramakrishnan/The Hindu Chennai, August 16: Seventy years ago, P. V. Krishnamoorthy, a programme assistant in the Tamil unit of the external services of the All India Radio (AIR) in Delhi, was just 26 years old, with barely three years of experience. As he could not make it to Parliament on the night of August […]

Indo-Pak film “Mom” bring out the raw power of desi motherhood

Indo-Pak film “Mom” bring out the raw power of desi motherhood

By Sadaf  Siddique/Dawn Mom is the latest addition to the recent spate of sexual assault revenge sagas such as Pink, Anaarkali of Aarah and Maatr. As the title suggests, and make no mistake, this is a Sridevi film, one that focuses on her as the central protagonist and effectively showcases her range of talent. Despite the domestic tensions between Arya […]

Indian film with Pakistani actress does brisk business amidst nationalistic uproar

Indian film with Pakistani actress does brisk business amidst nationalistic uproar

Mumbai, May 25 (newsin.asia): While a section of Bollywood is engaged in a twitter war against “traitors” and “Pakistani agents”, a Bollywood film which has a Pakistani actress in the lead is doing roaring business at the box office. The ban on Pakistani artistes imposed by the thuggish Shiv Sena some months ago has apparently […]