Eighty-nine cuts—that's not the number of lacerations on a murder victim you may think I am referring to. It was the number of scene deletions for Udta Punjab ordered by the Central Board of Film Certification in India.
Udta Punjab has been granted an 'A' certificate with 13 cuts, said censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, adding that the film's makers were never asked to drop Punjab from the title.
Star-studded comedies like 'Housefull 3' , I regret to say, are critic-proof. No matter what the critics say, audiences will flock to theatres expecting their dose of masala, cotton candy, nitrous oxide and Khudaa jaane what else.
Drawing on Thomas Kanigel's book, writer-director Matthew Brown marries fact and cinema with exemplary finesse in this biopic about the iconic Indian mathematician, while never forgetting to inject the requisite dramatic energy.
The 69th edition of the coveted Cannes Film Festival started on May 11. It’s quite possible that your social media feed is loaded with the pictures of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor among others, who have been rocking...
The following are statements from the real-life Mohammad Azharuddin: "When I heard about the movie, I was not convinced. But when director Tony D'Souza showed me the script, I gave him the go-ahead."
Kanika Kapoor has crooned for a track of Udta Punjab, which brings a dark story of prevalent drug menace in Punjab. And the singer says the song is different with a “dark and grungy” vibe to it.
It was a starry affair at Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover's wedding reception in Mumbai last weekend, which saw the who's who of tinsel town gracing the event.
Jam Lounge stood out for various reasons. Conceptualised on the lines of Coke Studio or MTV Unplugged, the melodies were treated slightly differently...
Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book has a forest-full of expectations to live up to. 1967's wonderfully animated version with its beautiful colours and endearing characters lives on despite the decades, and subsequent remakes including live-action ones,...
The reasons to be a cross-eyed fan of Shah Rukh Khan remain more compelling than the need to lament the pusillanimity in his recent movie choices. He fought his way up without a godfather in Mumbai's nepotism-ridden film industry,....
The audience settle on their seats in the Q Theatre. It is 7:05 p.m. on a breezy Saturday evening. The crowd murmurs as the curtains go up and two classical dancers dressed in cream-coloured cotton garments with golden stripes,...
Life in a Full Circle—the title and theme of the Kuchipudi dance concert conceived and presented by Ratna Venkat on Saturday, April 9 at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls’ Grammar School.
Social media platforms were abuzz with users slamming the importance given to Bollywood vis-a-vis regional cinema. Another interesting facet that emerged was that the honours went to movies which were true blue box office wonders in 2015.
Pakistani actor, singer and model Fawad Khan, who will be next seen in Bollywood film Kapoor & Sons", says he wants to be known as a global actor.
"The song talks about an equal world- seeing every person beyond gender, colour of skin cast, creed, economic definition and race. It talks about celebrating equality as opposed to challenging it,” Farhan said.
After a sell-out season and rave reviews in Melbourne as well as a line-up of local and international festival appearances, Karma Dance Australia brings to Auckland a bold and provocative new work that pokes at the edges of tradition and...
Sounds of Light, a charity musical event, organised the first of the six shows scheduled for Australia- New Zealand on Thursday, February 25.
DiCaprio, who had been nominated for the golden statuette four times for his acting earlier, took home his first Academy Award in the Actor in a Leading Role category for his power-packed performance in The Revenant.
The star comedian says his aim has always been to spread happiness, and he hopes to do the same with The Kapil Sharma Show. The first episode of the show will be shot with a live audience as an event in Delhi.

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