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Batla House Trailer

Posted in Refugee on July 15, 2019 by omrocky786


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Happy Holi 2019!

Posted in Refugee on March 21, 2019 by Satyam

to one and all!

The Lost World of Urdu Film Magazines

Posted in Refugee on January 12, 2019 by Qalandar

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“Lahore had a thriving film industry in those days and the likes of Dalsukh Pancholi, A.R. Kardar and Roop K. Shourie were shaping the course of Indian cinema. Urdu was the dominant language of the region and the city quickly became a springboard for the launch of a host of film publications such as Shabistaan, Filmkaar, Tasveer, Star and, of course, Chitra.

However, it was Delhi that went on to produce the major film magazines in the later years, including the one that is unanimously acknowledged as a milestone.”

Happy 2019

Posted in Refugee on December 31, 2018 by Satyam

the very best to everyone for the new year..

Can Netflix Take Turkey’s TV Dramas to the World? (NYT, Dec. 28, 2018)

Posted in Refugee on December 28, 2018 by Qalandar

I have long felt that India squandered an opportunity for even greater cultural outreach (I hate the term “soft power”) when it jettisoned its organic masala and popular cinema traditions in favor of bowdlerized Hollywood… Qalandar

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EXCERPT: ““The Protector” is the latest evidence of how Turkish television drama is spreading worldwide. In Turkey, several drama series compete for viewers every night, each episode two hours or more filled with romance, family strife and gangsters. (Episodes of “The Protector” are more a manageable 40 minutes.) Some have been associated with rising nationalism in the country; others have angered conservatives by showing historical figures drinking and philandering.

The shows are a phenomenon in the Middle East and Latin America, and have become such a symbol of Turkish soft power that they have been used as counters in political disputes. On March 1, for instance, the Saudi Arabia-based satellite broadcaster MBC abruptly dropped all Turkish drama, cutting off some shows midseason, apparently in response to Turkish support for Qatar. (MBC did not respond to requests for comment.)

Now the shows are spreading across Europe.”

Read the complete article HERE

World Cup – Sridevi beats Madhuri (Sadma wins)

Posted in Refugee on December 20, 2018 by jayshah

Winner winner winner!

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4 GROUPS OF RANDOMLY CHOSEN FILMS THAT STAR MADHURI DIXIT AND SRIDEVI EACH – 4 FILMS IN EACH GROUP
2 MATCHES EVERY OTHER DAY FROM EACH GROUP – votes equal points
BLOGGERS TO VOTE ON WHICH FILM WINS – only need the winning film and if you like a reason for victory. No essays! In The event of a tie score at the end of group stages – the head to head match will determine the victor. In the event of a tie head to head my vote will determine the victor.
TOP 2 FROM EACH GROUP TO GO THROUGH TO FINAL 16 –
ROUND 16 – WILL BE 8 MATCHES OF MADHURI VS SRIDEVI  (head to head) RANDOMLY CHOSEN
QF/SF – RANDOMLY CHOSEN (if even number of films of each star make it through, I will ensure it is HEAD to HEAD)
In the event of tie scores, the highest score from Group will proceed, if this is a tie, my vote will be final!

Final Group Standings 

Group 1
Lamhe 33
Janbaaz 19
Laadla 14
Himmatwala 8
Group 2
Mr India 31
Sadma 20
Khuda Gawah 19
Judaai 4
Group 3
English Vinglish 27
Chandni 24
Nagina 18
Gurudev 5
Group 4
Chaalbaaz 29
Gumrah 16
Aakhree Raasta 16
Mom 13
Group 5
Tezaab 25
Hum Aapke Hain Koun 22
Saajan 21
Dil To Pagal Hai 6
Group 6
Pukar 23
Prem Pratigya 20
Beta 18
Raja 13
Group 7
Parinda 26
Khal Nayak 25
Devdas 18
Yaarana 5
Group 8
Dil 28
Aaja Nachle 19
Anjaam 14
Koyla 13

Quarter Final Madhuri Vs Sridevi Results

Lamhe 10 Dil 2

Sadma 10 Pukar 2

Chandni  8 Hum Aapke Hain Koun  4

Mr India  8 Chaalbaaz  2

Semi Finals Results

Sadma 7  Mr India 6

Lamhe 6 Chandni 7

Final

Sadma 8 Chandni 3

 

 

Kedarnath, 2.0 (ongoing), the rest of the box office

Posted in Refugee on December 6, 2018 by Satyam

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