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World NowThousands of Indians braved monsoon rains this week to mourn Bollywood legend Rajesh Khanna, a former superstar so idolized that female fans once reportedly wrote him letters in their own blood. Khanna first shot to fame as the heartthrob in romantic...
VarietyMaverick Indian helmer Rituparno Ghosh, who had success on the international festival circuit with such pics as "Chokher bali" (A Passion Play), died May 30 in Kolkata of a heart attack. He was 49. Ghosh drew attention with his Bengali-language films...
Tags: Entertainment, Heart Attack, O. Henry, Movies, Aishwarya Rai
VarietyFast-rising shingle Viacom 18 offers a tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema with "Bombay Talkies," an underwhelming omnibus pic in which three of the four entries tangentially connect to a movie theme. Less a nod to the past than a wave to a quartet of...
Tags: Entertainment, Music Industry, Movies, Viacom Inc., Tarsem Singh
VarietyThe 66th Cannes Film Festival is underway in France. On Wednesday, the cast and filmmakers of Warner Bros.' 3D retelling of "The Great Gatsby," which opens the prestigious fest, attended a press conference at the Palais des Festivals. Pictured Above:...
VarietyThe Good, the Baz and the Ugly Scott Foundas @foundasonfilm Score: 4/10 It donât mean a thing if it ainât got that bling in Baz Luhrmannâs "The Great Gatsby," which arrives six months after its originally scheduled December release date but...
VarietyBollywood leading man Rajesh Khanna, who wowed Indian auds with 15 consecutive Hindi film hits during the 1970s, died July 18 in Mumbai. He was 69 and had been suffering from a liver infection since April. In the weeks before his death, huge crowds...
Tags: Entertainment, Mumbai (India), Cancer, Movies, India
Special to The TimesMaybe it's the trains. Maybe it's the camels. Maybe it's the intermission. No matter: Something about "Eklavya: The Royal Guard" suggests a lost film by David Lean. With some muted echoes of "Hamlet." And a whiff of "Rigoletto." Like so many Indian...
Tags: David Lean, John Anderson, Sanjay Dutt, Hinduism
Zap2It.comWe Americans don't really know them yet, but two of the world's biggest movie stars have just become engaged. Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan got engaged in a private ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 14, reports Reuters. The two actors...
Tags: Entertainment, Ceremonies, Gurinder Chadha, Movies, Meryl Streep
Times Staff WriterArjun Sajnani's "The Fire and the Rain" ("Agnivarsha") is an epic of power, love, lust and sacrifice adapted from a play by Girish Karnad and derived from "The Myth of Yavakri," which is part of the ancient "Mahabharata" cycle. Like the recent "Lagaan,"...
Tags: Entertainment, Family, Movies, India, Hinduism
Tribune staff reporterIf asked to name a single Indian (as in from India, not a Native American) movie star, many westerners would likely name Apu, the Kwik-E-Mart clerk from "The Simpsons." Even the quartet of Indian immigrant friends in "The Guru" are forced to concede this,...
Tags: Entertainment, Heather Graham, Drama (genre), Movies, IMAX
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Times Staff WriterReady for a singing and dancing "Reservoir Dogs"? That's what the makers of "Kaante" are hoping India's mass audience is eager to see, and while the Hindi-speaking film industry is looking to the much-delayed movie to give it a boost, it shouldn't...
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