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Acclaimed director Balu Mahendra who was admitted in Vijaya Hospital due to illness passed away today in the morning. The doctors had said that he was said to be in critical condition when he was admitted today at the hospital.
The 74 year old veteran director was amongst the pioneers of Indian cinema and is also a screenwriter, editor and cinematographer. Filmmakers including Bala, Ameer and Ram visited him at the hospital before he passed away.
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment after suffering a suspected drugs overdose.
One of the most-highly regarded actors in America, Hoffman won a series of awards including a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2005 film Capote.
Hoffman was found dead in his Greenwich village apartment on Sunday morning.
once again a thread for politics!
Legendary actress Suchitra Sen dies in Kolkata hospital
Legendary actress of yesteryears Suchitra Sen died in a Kolkata hospital, aged 83.
She breathed her last at 8:25 AM. The immediate reason of her death was cardiac arrest.
She was admitted to Belle Vue Clinic on December 23 with severe lung infection.
During the past 26 days, she has been frequently in and out of the danger zone. CHief minister Mamata Banerjee visited her seven times over the past few days.
Some reminders are necessary for some folks here…
1)Excessive and repetitive silly comments will be deleted. People who refuse to heed multiple ‘gentle’ warnings on this might eventually be barred altogether.
2)Political discussions are fine but this is a movie blog. Nonetheless there are specific threads available for these things and people who intend to develop party platforms here (!) should stick to those threads. Those who are prolific political commenters shouldn’t have any problem bookmarking those threads.
3)All discussions completely unrelated to a thread should go in the box office post.
Once in a while it’s fine to have loosely related stuff in a thread but a full-blown discussion cannot develop out of it. So those who respond also have some responsibility. The problem is that once there are too many comments in a thread on the ‘wrong’ topic it’s hard to simply delete them. It throws the order of the thread out of whack if things are not done carefully and to do the latter requires too much time. There is often no option left other than to close the thread. Hope people will be more careful about all of this stuff. But the first point is especially important. Because the other stuff is at least done in good faith and not merely to clog up the forum or to engage in total silly talk. I think all these issues can be smoothed out. For folks who still have issues on one or more of these points clearly this isn’t the right place for them.
Now, what’s that angry Rajni image doing here? Hopefully it doesn’t have to be spelled out! But there’s also a carrot to the stick. If you flout some of these rules but submit a Rajni movie review for a movie you’ve seen recently you can expect some leniency!
Recap – Predictions for 2012-2013
Dabangg 2 – Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha – I was wrong and by some distance. I expected Dabangg 2 to fire but it basically huffed and puffed and failed to bring the house down
Prediction : 180-210 crores
Verdict : Superhit
Race 2 – Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham – Bang ON! And yes even at 100 crores this was indeed average!
Prediction : 80-100 crores
Verdict : Average
Himmatwala – Ajay Devgn – Reading my post I saw a comment from GF hoping this would flop. And indeed his only wish of 2013 came true. Sajid Khan got it all wrong and so did I!
Prediction : 80-100 crores
Verdict : Average
from Sangili, the Tamil remake of Kalicharan, the climactic moment when the truth of ‘No17′ dawns on the hero!
Best for the new year..
Actor Farooq Sheikh died of heart attack in Dubai late last night.
“He has passed away,” a family member told PTI, without disclosing any further details.
The 64-year-old actor was in Dubai apparently for a concert when he suffered the heart attack. His body will be brought to Mumbai later in the day after completing the formalities in Dubai. (In Pics: Bollywood Remembers Farooq Sheikh)
This is a common thread for all political rants!
“Savi, with her long hair and voluptuous body, invokes the sensual female protagonists of the ACK series—but with a sly, modern spin. “Arousing sexual excitement and moral anxiety with equal ease, Savita Bhabi straddles both continuity and change,” said Shohini Ghosh, professor of media at Jamia Millia University in New Delhi. India is a major consumer of porn. The international porn star, India-born Sunny Leone, has said that 60 percent of her revenue comes from India. And Savi is now firmly embedded as an icon in the landscape of sexual contradictions that define India today. Characters like Savi have helped to open up the conversation about freedom of sexual expression. When the government shut down Savi’s website in 2009 in the name of the IT Act, which outlaws “lascivious” electronic material, feminists, journalists, and other anti-censorship voices rallied around her in the press.
It is possible to argue that everyone whom Niira Radia called from her phones was just stringing her along, the way an “innocent and gullible” television journalist and a “sweet-talking” columnist claimed they did in the way of defending the substance of their conversations with a woman who was until recently a seemingly efficient lobbyist for Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata and others. But, the Supreme Court does not have the time for humour. In fact, it has taken a grave view of over 5,800 recorded phone conversations she had with politicians, businessmen, journalists and fixers. This month the court instructed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe several issues emanating from her conversations, which go far beyond the 2G spectrum scam, and affect, among others, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Anil Ambani’s Reliance ADAG and Unitech.
Bengaluru: Legendary singer Manna Dey passed away at 3.50 this morning at Bengaluru. He was 94 and ailing for some time. He was admitted to a local hospital following respiratory ailment and renal failure. He was on ventilator support for some time.
Q&A (made for cinema as SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), SIX SUSPECTS and THE ACCIDENTIAL APPRENTICE are some of my favorite novels in recent years. Here’s an exclusive interview with author Vikas SWarup. Vikas Swarup is an Indian novelist and diplomat who has served in Turkey, the United States, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Japan, best known for his novels Q & A, Six Suspects and The Accidental Apprentice.
Salman Rushdie explains why he believes Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali is the greatest film ever made. Interviewed at the 2012 London Film Festival, Rushdie talks about the film’s most heartbreaking scene and its powerful use of music to express emotional pain.