Veteran Bollywood actress Zohra Sehgal, who was seen in films like Dil Se, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Veer-Zaara, Cheeni Kum and Saawariya passes away at 102 years.
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A sad day indeed! In general, the neglect of our cinematic heritage is pitiful (most of the time the prints of even famous films are in such poor condition that when watches a film like — e.g. — Kinara (from well into the 1970s; I saw this a few months ago but one could come up with any number of films) it is very difficult to appreciate the visuals; the film might as well be from World War I. — Qalandar
Indian cinema lost some of its greatest milestones forever to a fire which broke out at the Borivli office of the legendary film studio, The Bombay Talkies Limited, on Thursday.
Mirror has it, masterprints of around 60 films were reduced to ashes. These included Continue reading
thanks to Rocky…
Raj Mandir Theatre
Where that? Jaipur, India
Why We Want to Go There: With more than 1200 seats that regularly sell out, the Raj Mandir Theatre is a beautiful venue that acts as a celebration of all things Bollywood.
If the building alone doesn’t do it for you, you’ll soon get swept up in the joyous atmosphere as a packed-full audience clap every time the hero appears on screen.
the piece here is almost a year old but of course still very relevant..
The Wellington theatre in Chennai screening the 1960s ‘ Tamil film Parthiban Kanavu
“In Madras, says a colleague, there was the Star Theatre in Triplicane where women would sit in a small section. Once the lights came on, a black curtain would be drawn so that the females were segregated. You could, of course, refuse to sit in that section and argue with the doorman to allow you in the general section. He would reluctantly oblige, with a stern and disapproving look on his face.
Knowing an usher was a status symbol because he could always get you in for a price. In fact, some ushers in some theatres in Delhi would let in half a dozen people without tickets and then collect the money halfway through the film.
When we mention the name ‘Sudhir’ in Bollywood, chances are bright that you may not recall as his face was more popular than his name. The sad news is that he is no longer amongst us, as he set for a heavenly abode lately after battling a lung ailment.
Sudhir, who original name was Bhagwandas Mulchand Luthria, but was fondly called ‘Bhagu’ by his colleagues. The list of films in which he played an integral part (mostly villain) includes Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Deewaar amongst others. He was very famous as one of the seven brothers in Big B’s Satte Pe Satta as well as SRK’s detective flick Baadshah.
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)