A Sri Lankan Tamil has made India’s most expensive movie

A Sri Lankan Tamil has made India’s most expensive movie

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.

A devout Muslim taught Hindu scriptures to fellow inmates while in jail

A devout Muslim taught Hindu scriptures to fellow inmates while in jail

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.

Lankan Prez ands PM “very happy” about AIADMK and DMK leaders’ visit, says Speaker Karu Jayasiriya

Lankan Prez ands PM  “very happy” about AIADMK and DMK leaders’ visit, says Speaker Karu Jayasiriya

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.

How Satayajit Ray’s Hollywood science fiction film “The Alien” was sabotaged

How Satayajit Ray’s Hollywood science fiction film “The Alien” was sabotaged

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

Sri Lankan film wins “Most Outstanding Film” Award at the Asia Tourism Film and Television Awards Festival

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 […]

Director Anubhav Sinha appeals to Pakistanis to watch banned film ‘Mulk’ illegally

Director Anubhav Sinha appeals to Pakistanis to watch banned film ‘Mulk’ illegally

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.”

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