Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s “Sanwar De Khudaya” in the film Arth 2

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s “Sanwar De Khudaya” in the film Arth 2

Karachi, December 5 (Dawn): The first song from Shaan Shahid’s upcoming film Arth – the Destinationis out and the ballad is quite beautiful. Sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, ‘Sanwar De Khudaya’ is a song which speaks about heartbreak and losing your loved one. Featuring Shaan Shahid, Humaima Malick, Mohib Mirza and Uzma Hassan, the video […]

Except Pakistan all other member countries got awards at SAARC Film Fest

Except Pakistan all other member countries got awards at SAARC Film Fest

Colombo, November 29: Except Pakistan, all other members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) got awards at the SAARC Film Festival 2017 which concluded here last Saturday, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. Pakistan had entered Bin Roye directed by Momina Duraid and Shazad Kashmiri) and Mah-e-Mir directed by Anjum Shahzad, both […]

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 […]

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