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Pakistan govt issues NOC to Bollywood movies

Pakistan govt issues NOC to Bollywood movies
Pakistani authorities had restricted exhibitions of all Indian flicks after issuance of stay order by court and decided to stop release of NOCs of Bollywood movies including 'Hasee toh Phasee' and 'Gunday'. However, Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce ...
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More masala, please: 'Bollywood formulas, Hollywood genres'
“Hindi film is predicting its demise since the beginning. Every year producers who have had failures tout that the industry is finished due to television, dvds, changing technology and that there is a need to modernise. And then a Dabangg comes along ...
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R... Rajkumar makes it to Oscar library
When Prabhu Dheva started work on R... Rajkumar, by no means would he have ever imagined that he was making something that would get an Oscar stamp to it in any form or shape. As someone who has believed in commercial cinema all through his ...
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Salman sets up 'Hero' schedule for Sooraj Pancholi
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Indian films still rule
“Sixteen Hindi films were screened in Pakistan last year after a nearly four-decade ban... But strained ties …following the Mumbai terror attack coupled with dipping fortunes of the Pakistani film industry may signal the end of this short-lived ...


Now, a Pakistan court imposes restrictions on Indian movies

Now, a Pakistan court imposes restrictions on Indian movies
Indian movies have largely fuelled a boom in the Pakistani box office after former military ruler Pervez Musharraf eased restrictions on their import in 2006. The screening of Indian movies was banned by Pakistan after the 1965 war but pirated copies ...
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International Children's Film Festival ends in Hyderabad
Hindi film `Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya', directed by Shilpa Ranade (which opened the festival) won the jury prize for best artwork under the Competition International Animation section. The film is a Hindi version of the Satyajit Ray's popular Bengali ...
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Bappi Lahiri sings Bengali song in Gunday
"It's not often that one gets to sing in one's mother tongue in a Hindi film. The Gunday song was great fun." Bappida has also composed the music and sung a song in a film called Chahe Mujhe Koi Junglee Kahe. "It's produced by the newly-revived Bombay ...
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Endemol India, Fox Star Studios Partner on Hindi Thriller 'Traffic'
“With Traffic, Endemol enters the Hindi film sphere, and we are fortunate to have partnered with Fox Star Studios for such an incredible script that involves a diverse mix of characters caught in an unlikely situation,” said Endemol India managing ...
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Bollywood banks on superhero saga “Krrish 3″

Bollywood banks on superhero saga “Krrish 3″
Actor Hrithik Roshan returns as Krrish this Friday in the third instalment of the namesake film series, which pits the Indian superhero against a new villain out to destroy the world. “Krrish 3” opens two days before Diwali, India's festival of lights ...
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Irrfan Khan hopes Abu Dhabi Film Festival film will strike a chord
“My own parents, who were Muslims, decided not to go to Pakistan. They chose to stay in India. I have never talked about it with them, so I don't know why they made this decision. The conflict is always there in this region, so the film is very ...
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Jackman raises $1.85m for charity

Jackman raises .85m for charity
“I chose my favourite songs and told stories about my life.” The show was a variation of Jackman's recent Broadway show, with personal stories, a few film clips and selections from classic Hollywood musicals - with the star performing a tap-dancing ...
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Spell-binding: Indonesian cultural show enthralls audience
An Indonesian cultural troupe put up a spellbinding song and dance performance at the National Art Gallery on Sunday. The troupe enthralled the audience with mesmerising performances at a show entitled “Colours of Indonesia and Pakistan”, organised by ...
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Female film festival gets under way
P.K. Medini, known for her revolutionary songs, treated the audience to a rendition of 'Red Salute.' The festival is being held at the University Students Centre from September 27 to 30. The night screening at 7 p.m. will be held at the Gandhi Park. A ...
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Bollywood laps up the Punjabi flavour (Cinema Feature)

Bollywood laps up the Punjabi flavour (Cinema Feature)
Chandigarh, Sep 29 — Romancing in the golden mustard fields, lush green spaces, heritage sites and a vibrant lifestyle - the charm of Punjab is making the state the destination for Bollywood's film industry. When Yash Chopra captured the beauty of ...
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Can Pakistan's Long-Struggling Film Industry Finally Stand Up to Bollywood?
Last week, the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee announced that it was nominating the film Zinda Bhaag, a drama/comedy about three young Pakistani men who dream of living abroad, as Pakistan's first Oscar submission in five decades.
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Lata Mangeshkar cancels all birthday celebrations
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Bhaag Milkha Bhaags Pakistan release dilemma

Whether it's because of an objectionable dialogue or some other content that had miffed lawmakers, Bollywood filmmakers have had a tough time releasing their films in Pakistan. Time and again, certain dialogues or scenes are highlighted out of context, and this eventually results in the film being banned there.

One look at the upcoming trailer of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (BMB) and it seems that the film might be treading on those lines. A sneak peek of the trailer reveals that Milkha Singh (played by Farhan Akhtar) refuses to go to the country as he lost many of his family members in the riots following the Partition of India in 1947. Apparently, even the name of the film is derived from the last words Milkha's father spoke to him (during the Partition).

In the scene, Farhan tells Dalip Tahil, who plays Jawaharlal Nehru, "Mujhse nahi hoga. Main Pakistan nahin jaaunga". The movie traces Singh's journey from a region that is in present-day Pakistan to India. He later represented India at international athletic meets.

As Singh's childhood in Pakistan is prominently shown in the film, such a dialogue in the trailer might impact the release of the film there. Ask the production company Viacom about this, and the spokesperson of the film says, "BMB is a biopic of a living legend. Some facts cannot be altered or changed. Milkha Singh had refused to go back to Pakistan. So, if it affects our release, we won't be able to do much." News


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No Eid release for Shah Rukh and Akshay's film in Pakistan
... Karachi says, "The four Pakistani films which want more screens this Eid are good productions, and we will see how the public responds to them. As far as the Indian movies are concerned, their release on Eid would have meant a bonanza for the ...
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Get ready for a movie on Charles Sobraj
The Bikini Killer has captivated the attention of many film makers. The story of Charles Sobraj who is widely believed to be a psychopath will soon be put across on the 70mm. Now the search is on for an actor who can depict Charles' lifestyle on the ...
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Iron Man 3: 15 merchandise tie-ins to accompany India release
Mumbai: The release of the movie Iron Man 3 in India will be accompanied by 15 merchandising tie-ins for various products such as watches, skates, scooters and even bed linen carrying the superhero's image, the first time that a Hollywood release will ...
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Watching a Film in Small Town India
On Sunday afternoon, DD had a slot for regional films—Indian movies from languages other than Hindi, played with sub-titles. I watched those too. Sometimes, a cable guy would play a film on the colony network (usually this was Mr India, so all the ...
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South Indian movie stars honoured in run-up to awards ceremony

South Indian movie stars honoured in run-up to awards ceremony
Hindi film actor Juhi Chawla won the award for Excellence in Hindi for her understated performance as Mekha in the movie I am, and the director of the same movie Onir was elected as the winner in the category of Excellence in Hindi-Creative. Leading ...
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Made in India, serving Hollywood
Likewise, film studios can send out movies to select audiences digitally. In an interview to The Hindu, Mr. Reddy said: “This helps not only to save DVD freight costs and but also to fight video piracy. Screener DVDs have gained notoriety over the ...
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Iram Parveen Bilal's Bollywood connection
Getting back to the film festival, quiz her on what she'd want the Indian audiences to take away from watching the film and pat comes the reply, “I hope the film gives them a 3D perspective of life in Pakistan, one that makes them realise how similar ...
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Bollywood has room for singers from all over: Shafqat Amanat Ali

Bollywood has room for singers from all over: Shafqat Amanat Ali
Mumbai: The India-Pakistan bond is "above all disputes", says Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, the magical voice behind chartbusters like "Tere Naina" and "Mitwa", who believes that Bollywood has room for singers from all over the world.
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Popular Punjabi private albums making presence in big way in Hindi cinema
Honey and Gippy are now a prized commodity in the world of Hindi film music and the producers and directors are running after them to give music for their coming films. Indeed Punjabi music or the music sung in Punjabi language, which is a part of the ...
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Music Review : Student of the year
In the 80's, actor-director Feroze Khan took an audacious musical move by launching out first Pakistani pop diva Nazia Hassan into Hindi filmdom, who later became a worldwide sensation through her bestselling track "Disco Deewane" (Album-Disco ...
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