Does NAUTANKI SAALA have a French connection?

Does NAUTANKI SAALA have a French connection?

It is the season of remakes and everyone seems to be taking pride in making them! Recently even the Bhatts’ admitted to their inspiration for ‘Murder 3’ was a Spanish film. Bollywood is certainly opening up but are remakes just in vogue currently or are they here to stay? So is the case of Rohan Sippy’s upcoming movie after a long hiatus – NAUTANKI SAALA. zoOm found out that the movie starring dimpled Ayushmann Khurrana…

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Videocon sponsors a glamorous evening at the Star Guild Awards 2013

Videocon sponsors a glamorous evening at the Star Guild Awards 2013

Saturday night was a shimmering star studded night at the Star Guild Awards held at Yash Raj studios sponsored by Videocon. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Anirudh Dhoot, Director of Videocon said, “We are proud to sponsor this prestigious award function.It’s a great opportunity to appreciate every actor’s talent and we at Videocon are more than glad to support this appreciation and encourage the Indian Film Industry. Entertainment is the biggest form of service and…

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Stellar line up of films announced as part of the 14th Mumbai Film Festival

Stellar line up of films announced as part of the 14th Mumbai Film Festival

The 14th edition of the premier event of Mumbai’s culture calendar, the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, will be held from the 18th – 25th October, 2012 at National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) & Inox, Nariman Point, Liberty Cinemas, Marine Lines as the main festival venues and Cinemax, Andheri and Cinemax Sion as the satellite venues. The 14th…

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A soulful performance by Krishendu Sen’s ‘Sound of Soul’

A soulful performance by Krishendu Sen’s ‘Sound of Soul’

Krishendu Sen, Chairman of Katha Group and Fiery Tiger’s Productions’ ‘Sound of Soul’, a band with performers Rahul Vaidya, Anushka Manchandani, Benny Dayal and Sapna Mukherjee. Recently the band gave his first performance at St. Andrew’s auditorium, Mumbai. Music composed by Viju Shah and supported by the dance troupe of Shiamak Dawar. Krishnedu Sen and Sahara Shree Subrato Roy were visibly glad. Mr. Roy said that the ‘Sound of Soul’ has completely enthralled him. The…

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COLORS commemorates 100 years of Indian film industry with MADHUBALA…EK ISHQ, EK JUNOON

COLORS commemorates 100 years of Indian film industry with MADHUBALA…EK ISHQ, EK JUNOON

2012 marks the onset of the 100 years of Indian cinema and to celebrate this landmark moment, COLORS is launching a first-ever magnum-opus against the backdrop of the film industry, MADHUBALA…EK ISHQ, EK JUNOON. Representing the Indian film industry and extending support for this first-of-its-kind venture on Indian television was industry stalwart Mr. Ramesh Sippy who shared insights on the soon disappearing fine line between films and television. Everyday millions make their way to Mumbai…

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DJ King’s debut album RETRO RECALL- AAJ KI RAAT launched

DJ King’s debut album RETRO RECALL- AAJ KI RAAT launched

Omatra Foundation launched DJ King’s debut album titled RETRO RECALL- AAJ KI RAAT. The album was launched by the veteran renowned singer Poornima who has won Fimfare best female playback award, twice, for songs like “Tera Mujhse hai pehle ka” from Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973) and “Kya Huwa Tera Vada” from Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin (1977). To congratulate DJ KING on his maiden album launch a number of celebrities from the entertainment and…

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IFTDA takes initiative to celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema

IFTDA takes initiative to celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema

Indian Film & Television Directors Association (IFTDA) is a unique body of film and television directors, a conglomerate of film makers, a powerhouse that boasts of having some of the best talents in the business of cinema in the nation, as its members. It was established in 1959 by a group of visionaries who have given Indian cinema some of its best films in the last century. Today 52 years after establishment, IFTDA stands tall…

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Indian lifetime achievement award was given to Gulzar at the 13th Mumbai Film Festival

Indian lifetime achievement award was given to Gulzar at the 13th Mumbai Film Festival

The 13th Mumbai Film Festival, a Reliance entertainment initiative organized by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) that kick started on 13th October, concluded this evening, after showcasing over 200 films from 60 countries across various sections at its three venues- Cinemax Versova, Cinemax Sion and Metro Big Cinemas. The gala eight day affair came to an end with its closing film ‘Dolphin’s Tale’ directed by Charles Martin Smith starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd amongst…

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Discussions on the portrayal of gay and lesbianism in new Indian Cinema at 13th Mumbai Film Festival’s 5th day

Discussions on the portrayal of gay and lesbianism in new Indian Cinema at 13th Mumbai Film Festival’s 5th day

With the 13th Mumbai Film Festival on in full swing, Monday was the least bit blue. While ‘Pina’  was undoubtedly the movie that was on most people’s ‘to watch’ list and enthusiasts queued up outside the auditorium three hours prior to the show timing, movies such as ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘17 Girls’, ‘Revolution Revisited’ and ‘Fabienne’ were the other highlights for the day. Celebrity guests for included Yash Chopra, Ramesh Sippy along with wife Kiran and…

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Umesh Kulkarni’s DEOOL had its world premiere at MAMI Festival day 2

Umesh Kulkarni’s DEOOL had its world premiere at MAMI Festival day 2

The second day of 13th Mumbai Film Festival saw cinema enthusiasts flock to Cinemax Versova, Cinemax Sion and Metro Big Cinemas since wee hours of the day. Ramesh Sippy, Kiran Juneja, Sanjay Suri, Ketan Mehta, Vinay Shukla, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anjum Rajabali, Swanand Kirkire, Anaida, Reema Lagoo, Rajat Barmecha (Udaan fame) Sharbani Mukherjee, Chitra Palekar, Reema Lagoo, Bijon Das Gupta were spotted the festival. Apart from international films such as ‘Las Acasias’, ‘The Salesman’, ‘My Little…

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