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Interview of Chakresh Kumar, theatre actor-director

Interview of Chakresh Kumar, theatre actor-director

Many instances, moments and happenings in his life are a replica of any Bollywood film— a storyline that we often come across on reel but rarely in real life. The father falls sick affecting economic conditions of the family that forces the elder son to quit his studies, he takes up different jobs to make his younger brother study. After his younger brother completes his education, it’s time... 

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Catching Up With Sahil Vaid Of Humpty Sharma

Catching Up With Sahil Vaid Of Humpty Sharma

Be it his acting, dialogues or facial expressions, there is every chance of relating him to that one friend of yours whose craziness always leaves you in fits. Recently released Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, which though features Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in lead but there is something about him, his character and screen presence that will make you guffaw with mirth. The name of his character garners... 

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MOHSIN HAMID - RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST IS ESSENTIALLY A LOVE STORY

MOHSIN HAMID – RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST IS ESSENTIALLY A LOVE STORY

http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiffbelllightbox/2014/2550013587 The film has received critical acclaim world over, but the book stays longer with you and on talking to the author, it hits you instantly. 15 minutes with Mohsin Hamid, the Consultant turned Writer, reveals the reason. Mohsin’s thoughts and words stay on forever, in your mind. He is not an escapist, he embraces both his Consulting... 

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IMTEYAZ HUSSEIN – SHARING DIALOGUES WITH OUR BEST DIALOGUE WRITER

IMTEYAZ HUSSEIN – SHARING DIALOGUES WITH OUR BEST DIALOGUE WRITER

Imteyaz has been a part of some of the finest films in Indian cinema. Parinda, Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin, Astitva, Vaastav, etc. These are not measured by how much box office collections they did, these are films that will forever be etched in the minds of the audience and critics, as will be the dialogues written for these films. They were all written by Imteyaz. Our conversation reveals a very curious... 

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DHOOM 3 – Movie Review

DHOOM 3 – Movie Review

DHOOM 3 – A WANNABE HOLLYWOOD FILM Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya Producer: Aditya Chopra Screenplay & Story: Vijay Krishna Acharya and Aditya Chopra Cast: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif From an Indian audience perspective we have two kind of films, Bollywood and Hollywood and then we have something in between, which is where DHOOM 3. The stunts, the fact it is filmed... 

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NAGESH KUKUNOOR – THE ORIGNIAL RETURNS WITH LAKSHMI

NAGESH KUKUNOOR – THE ORIGNIAL RETURNS WITH LAKSHMI

Nagesh Kukunoor may not always get the credit for it, but he, of all before and after, represents the true Independent Filmmaking spirit in India. His first film, Hyderabad Blues, was made at a shoe string budget in true Indie spirit. I mean when you spend Rs 2-3 crores that is not really Indie filmmaking, but what we saw in HB was Indie at its best. Not only did HB did super business in the box office,... 

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SUMIT SURI ON WHAT THE FISH

SUMIT SURI ON WHAT THE FISH

Sumit Suri, who made an impressive debut in WARNING, teams up once more with director Gurmmeet Singh, in What The Fish, a Delhi Centric comedy, set to release on Friday, Dec 13, 2013. The next few months will see this talented actor appear at least 3 more times in different roles. Here we talk to him on What The Fish and find out that this one will be a very different experience:  What is your role... 

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MANU RISHI ON HIS NEXT FILM – WHAT THE FISH

MANU RISHI ON HIS NEXT FILM – WHAT THE FISH

Ever since Oye Lucky, Manu Rishi, the actor, has given one fine performance after another. Manu Rishi, the writer, too has been winning awards, since that time. Here we talk to the actor, on his next film, WHAT THE FISH, which is releasing on Dec 13, 2013. What is your role in What The Fish? I play this Playboy/Casanova/Funny Slimeball combination. The great part, I always have two women with me, which... 

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AJAY GEHI – WORKING WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST

AJAY GEHI – WORKING WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST

  There has got to be something about Ajay Gehi. In the short span that he has called Bollywood home, apart from being the lead in The Good Road, which is India’s entry to the Oscar in 2013, he has worked with directors such as RGV, Vishal Bahardwaj and Mani Ratnam. It almost gives the perception that either the director has to be top notch for Ajay to be involved, or if it is a new comer, like... 

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MADHURIMA TULI – THAT POWERPACKED YET UNDERPLAYED PERFORMER IN WARNING

MADHURIMA TULI – THAT POWERPACKED YET UNDERPLAYED PERFORMER IN WARNING

Her role in the recent film WARNING required her to be two opposite sides, a tough as nails exterior, which was masked behind an underplayed façade. Too often in Indian cinema, actors get this combination wrong, Madhurima  got it perfectly right, in WARNING. In the words of her co actors, she also had some of most challenging scenes and open water swims in the ferocious South Pacific, the climax... 

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