New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Tamil family drama "Thanga Meengal", Telugu drama "Na Bangaru Thalli", Kannada film "Prakruthi" and Malayalam drama "24 North Kaatham" were among the southern movies that pocketed 17 awards at the 61st National Awards here Wednesday. More »Southern film industry bags 17 National Awards
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Hansal Mehta, who was named the best director for "Shahid" in the 61st National Film Awards announced here Wednesday, says it is an acknowledgment of the hard work and honesty that he has put in to make the biopic. Rajkummar Rao, who plays the title role in the film, has been named in the best actor category along with Malayalam actor Suraj Venjaramoodu, who won it for "Perariyathavar". More »For Hansal Mehta, National Award recognition of hard work
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Girish Malik's directorial debut "Jal" has been named the best film in the special effects category at the 61st National Film Awards announcement here Wednesday. National Award is one of the prestigious awards and it's like an icing on the cake," Malik told IANS. More »'Jal' bags National Award for best special effects
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Well-known actor-writer Saurabh Shukla, who played a judge in the light-hearted legal drama "Jolly LLB", says the National Award for his role in the film came as a surprise to him. "It came as a surprise to me ... I was not expecting this. This award has made my day," Saurabh told IANS. "National Award is a prestigious award ... it encourages you and keeps you going. More »It came as a surprise: Saurabh Shukla on National Award
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Actors Rajkummar Rao and Suraj Venjaramoodu will share the 61st National Film Award for best actor for their respective performances in Hindi film "Shahid" and Malayalam film "Perariyathavar". Actress Geetanjali Thapa has won best actress for Hindi film "Liar's Dice". As per the jury, Rajkummar's portrayal of the intriguing journey of a Muslim young man who is persecuted, and who rebels and ultimately comes back to fight the injustice as a committed law abiding lawyer, brings to life the soul of Shahid Azmi. On the other hand, Suraj's "dignified and quiet" portrayal of a man on the lower margins of the society, has been applauded as the actor "soulfully brought out (the character) with subtle body language and eyes which transcend words". More »Rajkummar Rao, Suraj Venjaramoodu share best actor National Award
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Subhash Kapoor's critically acclaimed legal drama "Jolly LLB", has been named in two categories at the 61st National Film Awards, which were announced here Wednesday. He says he is elated as it came unexpectedly. More »National Award: Subhash Kapoor elated at double win
The National Film Awards for the year 2013 have been announced and The Best Actor Award is shared between Rajkummar Rao for his powerful performance in Shahid and Malayalam actor Suraj Venjaramudu for the movie Perariyathavar. Geetanjali Thapa has been adjudged the Best Actress for Liar’s Dice, Saurabh Shukla Best Supporting Actor for Jolly LLB and the Best Supporting Actress Award is shared between Ship Of Theseus Actress Aida Elkashaf and Marathi star Amruta Subhash. Somnath Awghade has been awarded the Best Child Actor for the Marathi film Fandry. ... More »The National Film Awards Announced; Rajkumar Rao Wins Best Actor
New Delhi, April 16 (ANI): The winners of the prestigious 61st National Film Awards have been announced by the Directorate of Film Festivals and 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and 'Ship of Theseus' have made it to the list. More »'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', 'Ship Of Theseus' win National Film Awards
By Christian Plumb NEW YORK (Reuters) - British stand-up comedian John Oliver can sound downright angry at times, even though his star is on the rise. The 36-year-old Oliver has managed to parlay a successful stint filling in for Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" into a gig hosting a Sunday night news comedy show on HBO that debuts April 27. But get him started on topics from the corrosive influence of money in U.S. politics, to gun control, to the massive General Motors auto recall, and you'll hear no shortage of outrage -- faux or real. Ahead of the premiere of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," the satirist spoke to Reuters at the HBO headquarters about what has raised his hackles lately, his non-alpha male status, and why he feels like a 3-year-old with a nail gun. More »A Minute With: John Oliver on channeling rage into comedy
The former Playboy Model and currently the co-host of the show The View, Jenny McCarthy, revealed that she is soon getting hitched with Donnie Wahlberg. Jenny McCarthy gleefully shared the news of her engagement to Donnie Wahlberg on the ABC morning show while revealing her engagement ring, which features a yellow sapphire stone. Now Donnie Wahlberg popped the question last weekend with help from Jenny McCarthy‘s eleven year old son, Evan, and on Wednesday April 16, 2014, joined his bride to be on her show The View. Jenny McCarthy then wept as she recalled the proposal and explained Donnie, had got down on one knee to pop the question. More »The Former Playboy Model Jenny McCarthy Gets Engaged
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Anand Gandhi's "Ship Of Theseus" has been adjudged as the best feature film for the 61st National Film Awards, while Hansal Mehta has been named for best direction for the movie "Shahid". "Ship Of Theseus" is t he story about an unusual photographer, an erudite Jain monk and a young stock broker told through different segments which finally unite them through a strange circumstance. "Shahid", starring Rajkummar Rao as the real life slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi in the backdrop of communal violence unleashed in Mumbai, tells the story of an impoverished Muslim struggling to come to terms with injustice, inequality and rise above his circumstances. More »National Award: 'Ship Of Theseus' named best feature film
Sonu Sood is on the roll and recently has been roped in as the brand ambassador for Graviera Suitings. Though an official announcement is still awaited, Sonu has been paid big bucks to endorse this deal. Interestingly, Sonu Sood has done more films down South; Despite of being from a non-filmy background and no Southern connect, audiences have accepted me so well.” In his leisure time, Sonu Sood indulges into adventure sports, workouts and cricket. More »Sonu Sood Is On Top Of The Game
South siren Trisha was all set to make her debut in Kannada, with Puneeth Rajkumar's film More »Trisha juggling between Puneeth Rajkumar and Ajith?
Sonakshi Sinha was in reports for a while, that she has been offered female lead opposite Superstar Ranjinikanth, in his next film with director K.S. Ravikumar. More »Sonakshi Sinha confirms starring opposite Rajinikanth!
After the release of Biriyani, Venkat Prabhu has started work for his next project. More »Suriya-Venkat Prabhu's project gets launched!
Firstly The IIFA 2014 had to undergo a change in schedule since April 24, 2014 was declared as the voting day for citizens residing in Mumbai and now Akarsh Kolaprath has filed a lawsuit against Wizcraft. Well travel agent Akarsh Kolaprath, who runs a Florida based enterprise, has filed a lawsuit against Wizcraft, the organisers of The 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards for alleged breach of trust. Akarsh Kolaprath claims that about three years ago, he struck a deal with Andre Timmins and Viraf Sarkari of Wizcraft through his family company, 7M Tours. As part of the deal, he was apparently asked to help them out with co-ordination of finances and taking The IIFA Awards ceremony to the United States in the year 2014. More »IIFA 2014: Travel Agent Akarsh Kolaprath Files A Lawsuit Against Wizcraft
Post Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanigalum, director Chimbu Deven is all set for his next project starring Vijay. This would be the Ilayathalapathy's 58th film. The director is known for his witty and comical story-lines and this untitled venture will de More »Sridevi in Ilayathalapathy's next?
Superstar Mohanlal's upcoming flick Peruchazhi is all set to commence soon. The first look of Peruchazi has impressed one and all. Mukesh and Mohanlal are essaying the role of powerful politicians. Friday Film House is producing this upcoming power p More »Andreah sings for Peruchazhi?