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The Smurfs, disney's big new release this week




Date: 29 July 2011

Genre: 3D live action cum animation

Director: Raja Gosnell

Live action cast: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara

Voices: Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, George Lopez, Alan Cumming, Anton Yelchin, Fred Armisen

Rated: U

Duration: 100 mins

Synopsis: Audiences everywhere are in for a Smurfy good time as the Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures'/Sony Pictures Animation's hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours - in fact, smack dab in the middle of New York's Central Park. The Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Film stills can be downloaded from below. Our updated line-up is also attached. Pls feel free to get in tou…

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13th MAMI festival, call for entries

13th Mumbai Film Festival

October 13-20, 2011

Call for Entries

The festival accepts feature-length films for its various

competitive and non- competitive sections.


Entry forms and screeners for selection

must reach the festival office before

August 1st, 2011

International Competition for the

First Feature film of directors

Cash Awards: US$ 100,000 for the Best Film

and US $ 50,000 for the Grand Prize

Audience Choice Award: US$ 20,000

awarded to any film voted by the audience

from any section of the festival (excepting retrospectives / tributes)

10% of the cash award goes to the Sales Agents /

distributors who enter the award winning films in the Festival


I. International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors More

2. Above the Cut (First Feature Films which could not be included in the competition Section) More

3. World Cinema (Award Winning, Critically acclaimed feature films produced during the one year period after the last edition of the Festival) More

4. Dimensions…

SPE line up, updated

Pls note the changes in our updated line-up as attached. Most importantly, our next release THE SMURFS will release simultaneously with the US on 29 July rather than 5 August as was scheduled earlier. There are some other alterations to the schedule as well. We apologise for the inconvenience these changes may have caused. BAD TEACHER however remains at 19 August.

Below are links to view the latest trailers – THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (latest trailer), ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (latest trailer) and THE PIRATES!: BAND OF MISFITS (first look).




You can also download the trailers from below, and also first look images of two major releases in the year 2012: TOTAL RECALL and UNDERWORLD AWAKENING.

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Mumbai, July 11, 2011: Disney Publishing Worldwide (India) today announced the winners for its Pitchkiaow initiative, an exciting literary competition inviting writers to pitch an original idea for a children’s story. The panel of judges selected two winners Gayathri Ponvannan from Chennai and Rasil Ahuja from Bangalore who will be awarded INR 50,000/- each and Disney will help them develop the stories.

“The response from writers across India was overwhelming and we are glad that this initiative has provided a platform for inspiring new talent and to showcase their creativity and originality”, said Roshini Bakshi, VP, Consumer Products, Publishing and Retail.

To participate, writers had to submit a 500-600 word synopsis and 800-1000 words of the first chapter in physical printed format to Disney Publishing.

Network engineer, Gayathri Ponvannan of Chennai and now living in Dubai, submitted a beautifully crafted saga of a youth who realizes his dreams …

The Smurfs, Sony Pictures release

…the little blue people are coming soon

to a theatre near you…


…the film will be released day & date with USA release…

Mumbai, 11th July 2011… The popular blue animated characters, the Smurfs will be visiting Cinema halls on July 29, 2011

The lovable Smurfs are a rage all over the world ever since they were created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford. In India, the Smurfs will be represented by the three main characters in the movie, the fatherly Papa Smurf, cute and coy Smurfette and accident prone Clumsy Smurf. These friendly characters will be dancing along to their catchy Smurfs theme song, giving out Smurfy goodies and posing with fans of all ages.



· Columbia Pictures


· 3-D; Animated; Children's Comedy


· In Theaters 29 July, 2011


· This film has been rated PG by the MPAA for SOME MILD RUDE HUMOR AND ACTION.


· The Smurfs mak…

Watch out bollywood here comes SONU & BRITNEY!!!

Watch out bollywood here comes SONU & BRITNEY!!!

Sonu Nigam, a name to reckon with in the world music fraternity, can be best described as someone with raw energy, startling talent and a performer par excellence. And this time he has done it again by collaborating with none other than the youth icon of today and the singer of “Baby one more time”, the mezmerizing Britney Spears. It’s the fusion of east meeting west with an Indian touch to it. The song is called “I Wanna Go”. And is a current chart topper on the international charts.

Sonu, who's currently shooting for a video in Leh and Ladakh, told us that he had kept this news under wraps as he wanted Britney and her management to announce it. This is Britney's personal album and she's very passionate about it. To Sonu's utter surprise, Britney decided to send a personalised tweet to Sonu praising his rendition and that he's taken the song to a different level. This is by far the biggest ever collaboration betwe…

Director Ishraq Shah’s love for Rajasthan

Director Ishraq Shah’s love for Rajasthan

Film ''Ek Bura Aadmi'' is the first film by director Ishraq Shah. He has worked as an asistant for writer-director Gulzaar saheb. When asked why did he choose to make a film based on politics, he said, ''Politics is a very interesting subject in our country and everyone wants to gain power and wants to become a politician."

''I belong to Rajasthan and also because where ever you look around, it's such a beauty.'', said Ishraq when asked the reason for choosing Rajasthan for the shooting.

When asked about naming this movie ''Ek Bura Aadmi'', Ishraq said, "The story of the film is about the fact every good human being have a bit of evilness in them.''

''Arunoday is a brilliant actor. He has acted very well in this film. When the audience will see the movie they will agree with my views. Besides him, Raghubir Yadav, Kittu Gidwani and Yashpal Sharma also acted ve…

MURDER 2 girl Sulagna's a destiny's child

MURDER 2 girl Sulagna's a destiny's child

Newcomer Sulagna Panigrahi, who will be seen in MURDER 2 which hits the screens all over today, is truly destiny's child. Where many a people strive hard with their destinies to crack a place in Bollywood, Sulagna's one such lucky artist to have bagged a big film like MURDER 2 in the beginning of her career without much ado.

Sulagna always had a dream to make it big in bollywood someday but never had an idea that it will happen so fast. Also she never made any attempts or gave auditions to become a part of the film. In fact in the very first interaction itself director Mohit Suri found his ‘Reshma’ (the character) in Sulagna.

Says she, "Actually Rajan Shahi (television producer) is good friends with director Mohit Suri. One day he casually asked me to visit Mohit Suri's office. Once there, I was instantly selected for the project. However I had no clue what was it regarding. It was only in the second meeting I realized I …