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Let’s Role!

Actor Swwapnil Joshi enjoyed a successful run at the box office last year, with four Marathi films. Now in the news with this week’s release, Friends, he speaks to Rohini Nag about the dynamics of Marathi cinema and the lessons

Spy Is The Limit

Ritwick Chakraborty is being heartily applauded for his recent release Har Har Byomkesh, where he plays the famous character, Ajit. The actor, who has worked for a decade in the Bengali film industry, is happy with the offers he’s been

“This is just the beginning for the Gujarati film industry”

Gujarati film Chhello Divas released alongside Hollywood’s Bond franchise film Spectre and yet it emerged as a winning bet at the box office. This highest-grossing Gujarati film in the first week, successfully ran for two weeks thereafter. Here’s the debutant

“A film should have the ability to spread happiness”

His recent release, Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai 2, clocked good numbers at the box office, and as the film sails into its second week, director Satish Rajwade talks about the dynamics of the film business and the changing face of the Marathi film

"A film works only if it can establish a connection with the audience"

Chetan Parwana, known as DirectorGifty, is ready with his Punjabi film directorial debut, Mukhtiar Chadha. DirectorGifty, who has co-written the film with lead actor Diljit Dosanjh and is also the DoP on the film, started his career as a music

“A film works only if it can establish a connection with the audience”

Chetan Parwana, known as DirectorGifty, is ready with his Punjabi film directorial debut, Mukhtiar Chadha. DirectorGifty, who has co-written the film with lead actor Diljit Dosanjh and is also the DoP on the film, started his career as a music

My passion for films kept me going

Ankush Chaudhari has just delivered back-to-back blockbusters – Classmates, Double Seat and now Daagdi Chawl, which is running house-full in its third week. Chaudhari, who started his career with Hindi films and made his debut in the Marathi film industry

Hindi Filmmakers Are Yet To Notice Me

After appearing in a slew of Bengali films, actor Jisshu Sengupta is all set with his next film Byomkesh Bakshi, a sequel to Byomkesh Phire Elo. The actor, who also had a brush with Hindi films, in Barfi!, Mardaani and

“I have never followed a set pattern when making films”

Director Navaniat Singh began his career as a cinematographer assisting Manmohan Singh, and then as a director. His made his directorial debut with the Punjabi film Tera Mera Ki Rishta in 2009, which featured Jimmy Sheirgill. The duo is back

“This was my way of contributing to my language”

Recently released Gujarati film Gujjubhai The Great is running strong at the box office and has also been declared 100 per cent tax free in the state of Gujarat. Debutant director Ishaan Randeria chats with Rohini Nag about his journey

“It’s all about respecting the work you get”

Kainaat Arora made her silver screen debut back in 2010 in the film Khatta Meetha, where she featured opposite Akshay Kumar in a song. After acting in the Hindi film Grand Masti, she also featured in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and

Let The Good Times Roll

As Tu Hi Re released this week, lead actors Swwapnil Joshi, Sai Tamhankar and Tejaswini Pandit; director Sanjay Jadhav; and producer Utpal Acharya talk about their hit films as a team, competing with other film industries and Marathi cinema going

“I simply made a film that I believed in”

Actor Churni Ganguly, who turned director with Nirbashito, is elated with her film’s recent release. The film, which also features Ganguly as its protagonist, won the Best Bengali Film award and the Sound Designer trophy at the National Awards this

“I am lucky fame sought me out”

Amrinder Gill elated with the success of his latest film, Angrej, the actor tells Rohini Nag about his journey

Films should be made for longevity, for future generations

Cinematographer Avinash Arun has several reasons to rejoice. For one, two of his Hindi films released back to back, the critically acclaimed Masaan and Drishyam. The cinematographer also turned director with his first Marathi film Killa, which released on June

“A good story never fails to draw the audience to cinemas”

Now in its 10th week in West Bengal, Belaseshe is still running house-full in cinemas in the state. The film, which has also created new records in West Bengal, released along with Hindi film, Gabbar Is Back, on May 1.

Art From The Heart

  Director-writer duo Umesh Kulkarni and Girish Kulkarni, who have won high praise for films like Valu, Deool and Vihir, are back with yet another Marathi release, Highway – Ek Selfie Aarpar. The film also marks the debut of many

Language No Bar

A leading name in the Punjabi film industry, actress Surveen Chawla has also dabbled in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada cinema. Indeed, Chawla has broken the language barrier. Gearing up for her next Punjabi release Hero Naam Yaad Rakhi, the

Short & Sweet

M Manikandan is not only the writer and director but also the cinematographer of his National Award winning Tamil film Kaaka Muttai. Produced by Dhanush and Vetrimaaran, and distributed by Fox Star Studios, the film has won accolades at many

"I am a singer first, an actor by chance."

Diljit Dosanjh in conversation with Rohini Nag about his next Punjabi film Sardaar Ji and his Hindi film debut Udta Punjab.

Collection Chart
As on 17th November, 2017
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