Bollywood blockbuster “Three idiots” is set for a sequel

Bollywood blockbuster “Three idiots” is set for a sequel

One of the highest grossing Bollywood films of all time, Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots is all set for a sequel. Released in 2009, the film has a cult following of its own and an entire generation of youngsters growing up with it. 3 Idiots remains one of most popular films even in its many TV re-runs. The director is currently working on the script of the sequel of Aamir Khan, R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi-starrer. Hirani was asked a question while promoting his upcoming film Sanju.

Bollywood genre “Muslim social” disappeared with the waning of Urdu in India

Bollywood genre “Muslim social” disappeared with the waning of Urdu in India

The Salman Khan-starrer Race 3 is this year’s Eid release from Bollywood. In the last decade, Khan has monopolised the festival of Eid with an offering each year. Funnily, if you look at the oeuvre of his Eid releases, barring a promotional song in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, there’s little that you can connect to the festival.This omission is not incidental. It’s a direct consequence of the demise of the ‘Muslim Social’ genre, writes Amit Upadhyaya in ThePrint.

Award winning Lankan film’s subtle and intriguing portrayal of sexual exploitation

Award winning Lankan film’s subtle and intriguing portrayal of sexual exploitation

Sri Lankan Director Prasanna Jayakody’s film 28 (Twenty-Eight) which won the Best Director’s award at the 8th. SAARC Film Festival here last Sunday, is a subtle and intriguing portrayal of sexual exploitation in Lankan villages and cities, writes P.K.Balachandran in The Citizen. Young Director Jayakodi has woven the story around the dead body of a raped and murdered sex worker and brought out the travails of women in a sex starved male-dominated world in a gripping manner but interspersed with humorous interludes to relieve the tension.

Awards bonanza for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at 8th. SAARC Film Festival

Awards bonanza for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at 8th. SAARC Film Festival

It was a rich harvest of awards for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at 8 th. SAARC Film Festival which concluded here on Sunday. While Sri Lanka bagged the Best Director, Best Actor and Best Sound Recording awards and also a Special Jury award, Bangladesh walked away with the Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Music Direction awards. India too acquitted itself creditably, though not to the same extent as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It also got four awards;  those of Best Actress, Best Screenplay, and Best Short Film. One of the two Special Jury Awards also went to India, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Mirror.

Tauquir Ahmed’s Halda bags Best Feature Film award at 8 th. SAARC Film Festival

Tauquir Ahmed’s Halda bags Best Feature Film award at 8 th. SAARC Film Festival

Tauquir Ahmed’s Bangladeshi film Halda virtually swept the awards given away at the Eighth SAARC Film Festival which concluded here on Sunday. The film bagged not only the Best Feature Film Award, but also those for Best Original Score, Best Editor and Best Cinematographer. At the last festival in 2017, Tauquir’s film Oggattonama had won the Best Screenplay award.

Pakistan clamps 17 day ban on Indian films during Eid

Pakistan clamps 17 day ban on Indian films during Eid

Islamabad, May 25 (Geo TV): The Pakistan federal government has decided to put a limited restriction on exhibition/ screening of Indian films during the period around Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha, said a notification issued by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on May 24.The action has been taken “in order to revive and promote local film industry in Pakistan”, said the notification.

Pakistan bans Bollywood film Raazi for its theme

Pakistan bans Bollywood film Raazi for its theme

The Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal-starrer Raazi will not be releasing in Pakistan. Due to its controversial India-Pakistan content, no distributor has agreed to purchase the film.“It is disappointing to see that films on controversial subjects are being produced in India time and again,” a senior distribution company official told The Express Tribune.“All our distributors are well aware about Alia’s role in Raazi and so, no one is willing to purchase the film,” he said.

Stolen Golden Peacock trophy awarded to Lester James Peries found in public bus

Stolen Golden Peacock trophy awarded to Lester James Peries found in public bus

Sri Lankan police on Saturday recovered the stolen replica of the Golden Peacock trophy which the late Sri Lankan film maker Lester James Peries had won at the New Delhi International Film Festival in 1965.The gold-plated replica, which was stolen from his house on Wednesday, the day of his funeral, was recovered from the overhead luggage rack of public bus No:177 plying between Kollupitiya and Kaduwela in Colombo. It was apparently spotted by the cleaner and driver of the bus and handed over to the police.

Bollywood actor Sridevi posthumously wins India’s best actress award

Bollywood actor Sridevi posthumously wins India’s best actress award

India’s Bollywood superstar the Late Sridevi Kapoor has posthumously won this year’s best national actress award for her role in her last movie Mom, a revenge thriller. India’s coveted National Film Awards were given by President Ram Nath Kovind in the national capital Thursday evening. Her film producer husband Boney Kapoor and her two daughters received the award on behalf of Sridevi.

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