Music director Ilayaraja sends legal notice to S.P.Balasubramanyam under copyright law

Music director Ilayaraja sends legal notice to S.P.Balasubramanyam under copyright law

Chennai, March 19 (TNIE): In a shocking development versatile singer S P Balasubrahmanyam in his Facebook post claimed that he had received a legal notice from music director Ilayaraaja’s attorney for singing the songs composed by ‘Maestro’ Ilayaraja at various concerts. S P Balasubrahmanyam’s Facebook post reads “Couple of days back, an Attorney representing Shri.Iliayaraaja, sent […]

Sri Lanka poised to board the Bollywood bandwagon

Sri Lanka poised to board the Bollywood bandwagon

PK Balachandran Sri Lankan Correspondent, bdnews24.com Colombo, March 13:  Sri Lanka wants to jump onto the money spinning Bollywood bandwagon,  by promoting itself as a top location for Bollywood films, based on past achievements as a film shooting destination for both Bollywood and Hollywood films. “Sri Lanka is a compact destination with many places of […]

An honour killing doesn’t stop at one

An honour killing doesn’t stop at one

By Sadaf Haider/Dawn Pakistani channel Hum TV’s Sang-e-Marmar ended with a finale as gripping and thought provoking as the entire serial. It gave audiences a fine critique on the nature of revenge and what honor culture ultimately leads to. Writer Mustafa Afridi leads his characters through a maze of moral dilemmas, teasing the audience’s expectations with the […]

Viceroy’s House is a servile pantomime, says Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto

Viceroy’s House is a servile pantomime, says Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto

By Fatima Bhutto/The Guardian Gurinder Chadha’s Raj film Viceroy’s House begins with an ominous warning: “History is written by the victors.” It sure is. The empire and its descendants have their fingerprints all over this story. Viceroy’s House, the story of the Mountbattens’ arrival in India and the subcontinent’s subsequent breakup, opens to the sight of bowing, […]

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ wins global awards despite Indian ban

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ wins global awards despite Indian ban

Mumbai, March 3 – The director of an award-winning Indian film is fighting film censors to ensure that Lipstick Under My Burkha gets released in the country. Alankrita Shrivastava was recently informed in a letter – badly-worded and full of spelling mistakes – that her film was being denied a censor certificate for being too […]

Pakistan’s problem with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali’s religious affiliation

Pakistan’s problem with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali’s religious affiliation

Islamabad, February 28 (Express Tribune):Controversy arose in Pakistan after Mahershala Ali — who won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of a drug dealer in coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” — was given the title of the first ‘Muslim’ film star to pick up a golden statuette. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha […]

Mahesh Bhatt to bring Pakistani artistes back to India

Mahesh Bhatt to bring Pakistani artistes back to India

Islamabad, February 26 (Express Tribune): Despite the ‘ban’, Bollywood’s veteran director Mahesh Bhatt is all set to bring Pakistani artistes back to India. According to a report in Daily News and Analyses Mahesh Bhatt apparently approached Ali Zafar and offered him a song on the theme of cross-border peace. And the  Channo singer reportedly agreed ‘enthusiastically’. After Ali, Mahesh talked […]