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Kalpana receives the Bhikhari Thakur Samman in Kolkata’s Bhikhari Thakur Festival 2011.

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Kalpana receives the Bhikhari Thakur Samman in Kolkata’s Bhikhari Thakur Festival 2011.

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The Bhojpuri Queen Kalpana was bestowed the Bhikhari Thakur Samman by the Union Minister of Tourism Mr. Sultan Ahmed in the 1st Bhikhari Thakur Festival hoisted jointly by WAJA – Writers and Journalist Association of India and Vishwa Bhojpuri U-Than Kalyan Samaj in the pious city of Kolkata on 15th March 2011.

This Assamese girl Kalpana is a breakthrough in Bhojpuri music and has carved herself a special niche in the Bhojpuri music world credited with reviving and promoting the Bhojpuri music industry all over the world and bringing back traditional forms of music to the International stage. Indian folk music particularly of Northern India has been showcased and revived by Kalpana in a big way.

Kalpana brings the original vibrancy and richness of the Bhikhari Thakur folk forms to the World wide so that people from the world over can expe…

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INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES (IFFLA) ANNOUNCES PROGRAM
I AM KALAM and ZOKKOMON 2011 GALA SCREENINGS
LINEUP PROMISES TO CELEBRATE, CAPTIVATE AND CONNECT

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 24, 2011) - The 9th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced today its line up with 13 feature films, 6 documentaries and 13 short films that will make up their 2011 program.

The list includes the Los Angeles premiere of I AM KALAM and the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' ZOKKOMON which will be this year's galas screenings bookending the festival at ArcLight Hollywood, April 12th-17th.

Opening this year's festival is the award-winning and inspiring narrative I AM KALAM which marks director Nila Madhab Panda's feature film debut after having directed over 60 short films. I AM KALA…
PANEL DISCUSSION WITH KARAN JOHAN, SHAHRUKH KHAN, HUGH JACKMAN & AISHWARYA RAI

5.15 P.M., MARCH 25, 2010, RENAISSANCE HOTEL, POWAI







A panel discussion anchored by Karan Johar with Mr Hugh jackman, Ms Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Mr Shahrukh Khan was held on the final day of FICCI frames at 5.15 p.m. at Renaissance Hotel, Powai.
Digitisation, Brand Building and Pooling of Resources Vital for Future Revenue Streams in Electronic Media, Say Top CEOs



MUMBAI, March 25, 2011. Revenue streams in the future for the electronic media will emanate from brands and product differentiation strategies, pooling of resources such as the use of OB vans and the ability of the players to reach out to newer markets like the Indian diaspora.

This view was expressed here today by CEOs of eminent TV channels at a discussion on ‘The Future of Electronic News’ at FICCI FRAMES 2011.

The panellists were Mr. G. Krishnan, Executive Director & CEO, TV Today Network; Mr. Ashok Venkatramani, CEO Star News; Mr. M. K. Anand, CEO, UTV Global Broadcasting; and Mr. Sanjay Pugalia, Editor, CNBC Awaz.

Mr. Krishnan put much store by digitisation of content to allow the viewers to watch a news channel of their choice and bringing down the carriage cost of news. Mr. A Venkataramani saw merit in investment in content production and delivery for news b…

BAF awards FICCI Frames

Indian Entries Bag 10 of 16 Best Animated Frames (BAF) Awards

at FICCI FRAMES 2011



MUMBAI, March 25, 2011. Indian animation, gaming and VFX companies have romped home with the lion’s share of 10 of the 16 Best Animated Frame (BAF) awards announced at the FICCI FRAMES 2011.

French and American companies won two awards each in different categories while a British and a Pakistani filmmaker have won one award each.

BAF Awards were instituted in 2004 by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Industry and Commerce [FICCI] to recognize and honour students and professionals in the field of animation. This first ever animation awards in India grew over the years to encompass awards not only in animation, but also in the VFX and gaming fields.

BAF awards FICCI Frames

Indian Entries Bag 10 of 16 Best Animated Frames (BAF) Awards

at FICCI FRAMES 2011



MUMBAI, March 25, 2011. Indian animation, gaming and VFX companies have romped home with the lion’s share of 10 of the 16 Best Animated Frame (BAF) awards announced at the FICCI FRAMES 2011.

French and American companies won two awards each in different categories while a British and a Pakistani filmmaker have won one award each.

BAF Awards were instituted in 2004 by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Industry and Commerce [FICCI] to recognize and honour students and professionals in the field of animation. This first ever animation awards in India grew over the years to encompass awards not only in animation, but also in the VFX and gaming fields.

Australian film festival of India

Australian Film Festival of India begins in Mumbai

Saturday, March 26, 2011 7:05:58 PM (IST) | Bollywood Trade Editorial

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[PETER CASTALDI, DEBORAH LEE, HUGH JACKMAN & AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN INDIA DIRECTOR ANUPAM SHARMA]

PETER CASTALDI, DEBORAH LEE, HUGH JACKMAN & AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN INDIA DIRECTOR ANUPAM SHARMA
The first Australian Film Festival kick started today at Cinemax, Versova Mumbai. The screenings will showcase the artwork by Australian director Bill Bennett and some of the best movies made by the Australian film fraternity.

The initiative is a brainchild of Sydney based film maker Mr. Anupam Sharma (Festival Director), Mr. Peter Castaldi (Renowned Film Critic & Festival Director), Mr. Shahnaab Alam (Film Industry Advisor) & Mr. Bill Bennett (Ace international Australian Director) and is a prequel to be followed by major announcements in the coming week between the two nations. The project is actively supp…

Bollywood and beyond

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The eighth Indian Film Festival 'Bollywood and beyond', organized and hosted by the Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg. for details visit: http://www.bollywood-festival.de.de









Bollywood and beyond

The eighth Indian Film Festival 'Bollywood and beyond', organized and hosted by the Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg, is the largest Indian film festival in Europe. From 20th to 24th July, 2011 a wide selection of Indian movies and various supporting events introduce the German and European audience to the variety that Indian film and culture have to offer.

'Bollywood and beyond' started out as a celebration of the town twinning between the cities of Stuttgart and Mumbai in 2004. The festival supports the Indo-German cultural exchange. Putting Indian films of different genres into the spotlight, it celebrates the diversity of Indian film and culture.

Screening over 50 Indian art house films, documentaries, short and …

Bollywood-the past glory or present shame?

Bollywood

the past glory or the present shame


Can we make a big film with good entertainment and make it in regular intervals for a year, yes we can but mostly we find a small number of great films which break the stereo types of bollywood masala filums like Ishqiya starring Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi and Naseerudin Shah, is a story set in Uttar Pradesh.

Then we find a blockbuster Raajneeti, the modern version of Mahabharata has Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai and Nana Patekar in leading roles most of them are worth their money; u know who I don’t have to point out..

So a large number of crap films like Raavan, Dabangg, Golmaal 3, Housefull, Tees Maar Khan, Kites, etc the list is really big all the cash goes to poor B’s of bollywood. And a small number of films set standards and break the set boundaries of bollywood cinema.. wonder why ?

The film and media contributes a lot in BSE index gains these days sadly a big part of our economic system plus an i…