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May 26, 2013

INDIA Cinema News, May 26, 2013

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses as she arrives at the evening's gala of the film "Bombay Talkies" celebrating a hundred years of Indian cinema, during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 19, 2013.
Indian Cinema on Mission to Dispel Bollywood Image
Voice of America
There has also been a surge in the number of Hollywood movies released in India, where 3.6 billion filmtickets were sold last year. Hollywood studios have been releasing their films in India simultaneously with their North American releases and also ...
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Cannes rolls out red carpet for Indian movies
Bellingham Herald
The French film festival has rolled out the red carpet for Indian cinema this year, with events including a gala dinner and screening Sunday of "Bombay Talkies," a portmanteau movie with four directors and a star-studded cast including Rani Mukerji, ...
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Can India fulfil its film potential?
Film Business Asia
India had a stellar year for film in 2012 with cinema numbers, ticket sales and box office all growing and a record nine films that grossed more than the symbolic ₹1 billion ($18 million) mark. This month's Cannes festival will screen an almost ...
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Indian cinema is on a mission in France
India Today
Indian actors and a new wave of directors are on a mission at the Cannes film festival - to show that their industry, which turns 100 this year, is more than just Bollywood. The largest Indian contingent till date is on the French Riviera at the world ...
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Don't call it Bollywood, says top Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan
Telegraph.co.uk
"There are a lot of directors who started directing movies in the early 2000s... they kind of took mainstream Bollywood films, big sets, stars and narratives and gave them a very new tilt which reflects the urban India of today," Dibakar Banerjee, one ...
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A Minute With: Indian actor Irrfan on his new film 'Lunchbox'
Reuters
Director Ritesh Batra's debut feature film is about a wrongly delivered lunchbox that connects a young Hindu housewife to a Catholic man played by Irrfan. Irrfan, 46, told Reuters about his latest film and how he sees Indian cinema changing to become ...
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India at Cannes: Cola without the fizz?
NDTV
The cast and crew of the film The Lunchbox at the premiere at Cannes. The movie was India's only ray of hope this year. The hoopla over Indian celebrities and films at Cannes overshadows the harsh reality that it has been 19 years since any Indian film ...
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Chiranjeevi hails India's film locations
indiablooms
New Delhi, May 20 (IBNS): Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi on Monday saidthat India offers a range of film making locations, from the magnificent Himalayas to sprawling beaches; from vast deserts to placid lakes and backwaters; from legendary ...
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Top 10 Indian celebrities at the 66th Cannes Film Festival
Times of India
The 66th Cannes Film Festival has Indian stars and celebrities shining! As this prestigious festival celebrates the 100 years of Indian cinema, the big wigs from Bollywood including Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, ...
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Indian movie makers eye worldwide sales
AFP
Indian movie makers eye worldwide sales. By Helen Rowe (AFP) – 4 minutes ago. CANNES, France — When actor Eliyas Qureshi swapped Bollywood for Hollywood 15 years ago, the only roles for Indian actors were "cab drivers, doctors and terrorists".
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100 years of Indian cinema celebrated in Cannes
euronews
The largest Indian delegation to date is on the French Riviera to promote their country at the Cannes FilmFestival. Among them is actress Aishwarya Rai. India has the world's biggest film industry, making over 1000 films a year compared to about 600 ...
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NY Indian American Film Festival Triumphant in 13th Year
Huffington Post (blog)
The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the winners of its competition categories at a ceremony at NYU's Skirball Center last week, in the final event for the monumental festival. I was delighted to attend for the fourth year - a relative ...
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100 Years of Indian Cinema: Looking Ahead
Yahoo! India News (blog)
In India, cinema is a celebration. Befitting enough, the centenary of Indian Cinema calls for one. Packed with music, colours, ever-reinventing takes on our epics, modern-day avatars of Rama and Krishna.. We celebrate the past with hopes for a better ...
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Indian cinema is finally getting attention at Cannes—for all the wrong reasons
Quartz
That mission might have backfired thanks to some odd wardrobe choices on the red carpet. Indian media outlets are still putting up slide shows of the worst offenders from this past weekend's “circus,” as IndiaToday dubs the lineup. Business newspaper ...
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Bollywood Cinema: Myth and Melodrama
the Diplomat
While “Bollywood” may be barely scratching the surface of the true breadth of Indian cinema, Hindi cinema rooted in Mumbai has defined the tone that pervades much of India's cinematic output. To be sure, there are numerous regional cinema industries ...
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Bollywood shines at 66th Cannes Film Festival - Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya ...
Indian Express
Big B addressed the gathering at the Cannes in Hindi. He tweeted: "Acknowledging Cannes in recognising 100 yrs of Indian Cinema, it was absolutely imperative for me to address, in my Mother tongue!" Seen here with fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio. (AP) ...
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Telugu-industry-to-celebrate-100-years-of-Indian-cinema
Punjab Newsline
"We have never highlighted how much has Telugu industry contributed to Indian cinema. We want to showcase the achievements of some of our luminaries who have made us proud over the years. The celebrations will start soon and we have also requested ...
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As Indian society has changed, so have themes in Hindi films
The National
Indian cinema, now marking its centenary, is not synonymous with "Bollywood", the term applied to Hindi-language popular cinema from Mumbai (formerly Bombay). India also offers productions in regional languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Bhojpuri and ...
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66th Cannes Film Festival: Vidya Balan, Mallika Sherawat on the red carpet
Indian Express
Cannes jury member and Bollywood actress Vidya Balan made up for her earlier fashion faux pas and was elegant in her Sabyasachi sari. She carried an embroidered potli with her sari and finished her look with huge earrings. This is no doubt Vidya's best ...
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It's that Sabya show...again
Times of India
Irrfan arrives for the screening of Bombay Talkies to mark 100 years of Indian Cinema Nimrat Kaur Actress Nimrat Kaur, whose film Lunchbox will be screened at the festival, walked the red carpet in a Sabyasachi saree. Share your views. ALSO ON TOI ...
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India is regressive and depressing, Mallika Sherawat says at Cannes
Firstpost
Hailing from Rohtak in Haryana, Mallika entered the Indian film industry in 2003 with “Khwahish” and grabbed headlines for her cleavage-baring clothes and over 15 screen kisses. She also starred in popular Hindi films like “Murder” and “Welcome“. She ...
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Which Indian Films Won Awards at Cannes?
DearCinema
On May 26, when the 66th Cannes film festival draws to an end, India will anxiously wait to see if either Monsoon Shootout or Dabba will bring home a Camera d'Or, the award given to the best debut film in the festival. Ritesh Batra's Dabba which played ...
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Thierry Fremaux: Brand India is very strong in Cannes
NDTV
Thierry Fremaux is the man who holds the reins of the biggest film festival in the world. He has the last word on which films get into the competition and he also wields the 20 million euro budget of the festival. Fremaux got Hollywood and blockbuster ...
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Kolkata a big market for movies: Ranbir
Times of India
Whether we talk about Barrack Obama or Mickey Mouse the topic comes back to films. I am really proud that my family has been contributing to Indian cinema for 85 years and I want to take the legacy forward. My parents have given me that freedom to ...
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Cannes Film Festival 2013: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Stuns in Black at Bombay ...
IBTimes.co.uk
On this occasion though, she was on the red carpet for the screening of Indian film Bombay Talkies. She looked gorgeous in a traditional Indian outfit - a black-and-gold embroidered lehenga-sari from Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee - and teamed it ...
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