After Indian filmmaker Nandita Das expressed her disappointment about her film “Manto” not getting cleared for release in Pakistan, Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has extended help while an online petition has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to lift a ban on its screening.
Meet Allirjah Subaskaran, 46, who produced India’ costliest 3D movie 2.0 starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar. Subaskaran fled Sri Lanka with his family at the height of the ethnic conflict there three decades ago, and moved first to France, and then later settled in the U.K. He said that he loved watching Tamil films while growing up, and that’s why he started Lyca Productions, a production and distribution company based in Chennai, in 2014.
Celebrated Indian TV anchor Suhaib Ilyasi is a devout Muslim, who was in prison for 18 years for allegedly murdering his wife. In jail, he made sure that he didn’t miss out on his daily namaz, but he also faithfully read Hindu scriptures Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads for solace and strength and taught the Hindu scriptures to fellow inmates to share the spiritual benefits he had derived from them.
“The first thing that struck me about Shoba’s story was the spontaneous love between Roobha and Anthony. I felt that this forbidden romance between a young trans-woman and an older Tamil family man was unique and universally appealing,” said Canadian-Tamil film director Lenin M.Sivam to www.tamilculture.com.
For the first time in the past several decades, a high-level delegation from Sri Lanka is likely to visit Chennai soon “to carry the message of peace and collaboration” between the people of the island country and “the brethren” in Tamil Nadu. Announcing this at the MGR centenary celebration at his birthplace Kandy on Sunday, Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said it was a momentous occasion for the people of the two countries that Tamil Nadu education minister KA Sengottaiyan had brought a large team of experts from various fields, including education, healthcare, hospitality and industry, besides film personalities to relive the MGR saga on screen and in politics.
Steven Spielberg maintained in his interactions with Arthur Clarke that he had never seen Ray’s script in his life. But seeing the uncanny resemblance of the story line and the character of the Alien in Spielberg’s film with Ray’s story line and character of the Alien, Clarke called up Ray in January 1983 and asked him to write to Spielberg as he had noticed ‘striking parallels’. But Ray Ray declined to take it any further, though he maintained that both the films “would not have been possible without my script of The Alien being available throughout America in mimeographed copies,” says Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai in newsin.asia
Veteran Indian film maker Shyam Benegal will direct a biopic on the Bangladesh “Father of the Nation” Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and a team of Bangladeshis will assist him, said State Minister for Information Tarana Halim here on Monday.
The shooting will begin after a review of the script by the members of Bangabandhu’s family, she added.
Muthuvel Karunanidhi, former Chief Minister of the South Indian State of Tamil Nadu and President of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), film script writer, Tamil scholar and champion of social equality, passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 94.
Sri Lankan film wins “Most Outstanding Film” Award at the Asia Tourism Film and Television Awards Festival
Colombo, Aug 7 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan film “Bhavatharana”, directed by Devinda D. Kongahage won the “Most Outstanding Film” Award under international category at the recently held Asia Tourism Induced Film and Television Awards Festival 2018, held in Taizhou, Zhenjiang Province, China, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Festival was hosted by the All China Television Artists […]
The Federal Censor Board of Pakistan has banned Anubhav Sinha’s courtroom drama Mulk, set to hit the screens on August 3rd. While the ban on Bollywood releases in Pakistan is currently the trending topic, this is not the first time such an incident has occurred.Deepak Mukut, Soham Rockstar Entertainment states, “ We are disturbed by this prejudiced verdict and it’s such an irony because our film talks about this very prejudice. We urge the Pakistani Censor Board to reconsider their decision. They will realise how essential it is to the well-being of the human race across the world.”