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Dev Anand re-launching music of "Hum Dono"

India's flagship music company Saregama India Ltd. has re-launched the music of the classic film “Hum Dono” now digitally converted from B & W to colour.The movie was a box office hit produced and acted in by the legendary Dev Anand co-starring Nanda and Sadhana.

Category: Music Launch or Reviews

We Care Film Fest is the only festival in the world which is travelling to educational institutions including mass communications institutes and disability institutions to make people aware and sensitise them on human disability issues. On 18th Jan.2011, it came down to Mumbai.

Category: Film Festivals
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A DETAILED ANALYTICAL REPORT

A COMEDY OF ERRORS AND MIS-MANAGEMENT GALORE, LACK OF FESTIVAL SPIRIT AND INFERIOR QUALITY OF SELECTED FILMS FOR “CINEMA OF THE WORLD” OBSERVED FROM START TO FINISH

Category: Film Festivals
Film Copyright Controversy

The well known former film writer and now lyricist M P (Rajya Sabha) Javed Akhtar has become successful in getting his recommendation / point of view accepted by law makers that the film lyricists and music directors should each get 12.5 percent of the profit earned by their work. Presently the sole copyright holder of the film’s music is the Producer who gets 50 percent of the overall profits earned from the film and also gets an additional 25 percent as recording rights of the music.

Category: News or Controversies
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As reported in Part-I, the festival was held from 21st Oct. to 28th Oct.

POINTS TO PONDER OVER BY THE RELIANCE BIG ENTERTAINMNENT WHO ARE THE OWNERS OF THE ORGANIZER—MUMBAI ACADEMY OF MOVING IMAGES (MAMI)

Category: Film Festivals

Produced by Cinergy Production  and presented by SARGAMA, the film “Jhotha Hi Sahi” is shortly releasing all over India. Music CDs have also been produced and marketed under sa re ga ma label.

Category: Music Launch or Reviews
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This MFF is divided into eight sections: International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors, World Cinema, Indian Frame, Dimensions Mumbai, Celebrate Age, Retrospectives, Above the Cut and New Faces in Indian Cinema.

Category: Film Festivals

“My film is the 1st Indian FILM BASED ON HONOUR KILLING”

Says AVTAR BHOGAL

Reacting to a report published in a Mumbai paper on Priyadarshan directed film “Akrosh” touted it as the first Indian film made on the subject of “Honour Killing”

Avatar Bhogal, who earlier made issue based films like “Zakhmi Aurat”, "Aaj Ki Aurat”, “Haar Jeet” etc; has issued a press release in which he stated that :

Category: News or Controversies

MAGICAL RHYMES COMPOSED AND SUNG BY THE STUDENTS OF A R RAHMAN’S ‘K M MUSIC CONSERVATORY’ (School- KMMC) and presented by the showbiz Glamour doll Katrina Kaif

Music company saregama has produced a new album to educate and entertain kids in association with KIDZEE and Sunfeast Dream Cream. Katrina Kaif, besides doing opening commentary, has also conducted a quiz and rhyme cue before each rhyme is sung.

Category: Music Launch or Reviews
Parvati Sehgal

STARDOM AND TALENTS ABOUND IN NEW COMER – PARVATI SEHGAL

Presently a tele-serial PRATIGYA on Star Plus Channel is very popular (Monday- Friday 10-30 p.m). One of the young tom boyish character as KOMAL is played with near perfection by a teen age beauty Parvati, daughter of illustrious artist couple Anil and Seema Sehgal.

Mohan Siroya recently had a brief encounter with her.

Excerpts :-

Category: Interviews, TV Serials or Live Shows
Satish Bhatnagar - 2007 - photo taken by Siraj Syed

Satish Bhatnagar, the pen-wizard, passes away at 88 - A small tribute by Siraj Syed

Category: Tributes
“BUDDHA HI BUDDHA HAI"
A dedication to Mahatma Buddha by celebrity singers

Saregama has just released a album written, conceived and composed by Rajesh Dhabre; who is otherwise a bureaucrat by profession. This is a musical interpretation of timelessless, universality and the teachings of the world ICON Tathagat Siddharth Gautam, better known as Lord Buddha now by millions of his followers all over the world.

Category: Music Launch or Reviews
GEETMALA KI CHHAON MEIN : VOLUMES 11-15
ANOTHER FEATHER IN THE CROWNED BULKY CAP OF RADIOSTAR PAR EXCELLANCE AMEEN SAYANI AND AN UNGFORGETTABLE TREAT FOR VINTAGE MUSIC AFICIANADOS
Category: Music Launch or Reviews
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8th ANNUAL INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES (IFFLA) 2010
(APRIL 20—25)
  • Dazzling festival promises to Celebrate, Captivate and Connect—WITH LINE UP OF FILMS, EVENTS, GALAS AND AWARDS ”
  • ArcLight CINEMA COMPLEX AT Hollywood WILL BE THE VENUE.
  • Festival to showcase 33 films from 5 countries, including 4 world premieres and 7 US premieres.
Category: Film Festivals
“SARA” (ONE ACT SOLO PLAY)
TORMENTED PORTRAIT OF A 70s MUSLIM WOMAN
 
While viewing this play, one is reminded of a collection of shayari by the poet par excellence the late Sahir Ludhianvi’s “TALKHIYAAN”.
The protagonist character of Sara Shagufta is exactly full of TULKHIYAAN throughout her life span.
Category: Play - Theatre Reviews
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11th MIFF (Short, Documentary and Animation films) (Part-2)

AWARD WINNERS

Two Indian films and One Russian film win the Golden Conch awards at the Mumbai International Film Festival

Russian director Alexander Gutman’s ‘August 17’ won the Golden Conch for the Best Documentary, while ‘The Spell’ directed by Umesh Kulkarni was adjudged the best fiction films.

Category: Film Festivals

Hollywood block buster James Cameron film “AVATAR” and mere eleven minute Indian Docu-film on a burning issue titled “MINE”

A very relevant and logical comparison is put on the blog spot by freelance journalist and activist Ms. Priyanka Borpujari. Also we are pleased to publish a few comments on it by the wellknown Human Rights Activist/Fighter Dr. Leo Rebello, as preface and in between the blog article indicated in brackets...

Category: Psycho Analytical Movie Reviews
Harsh Nagar - CELEBRATING FILM DEBUT

NEW FACE OF THE YEAR IN BOLLYWOOD—HARSH NAGAR

Category: Celebration

Comments ON NATIONAL AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2008

FILMS DECLARED IN Jan. 2010

FALL IS COMPLETE NOW

Category: News or Controversies
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The 11th Edition of Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) of Documentary, Short and Animated Films organized by the Films Division
3rd Feb. to 9th Feb. 2010.
Category: Film Festivals

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