Everything you need to know about Kala Bala -e Bo: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Kala Bala -e Bo: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Film: "Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru"; Cast: Siddharth, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam, Ganesh Venkatraman, Balaji, Vidyullekha Raman, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vishal Krishna, Mano Bala and Bosskey; Rating: **1/2
Hyderabad, June 10 (IANS) Hundreds of fans of Telugu actor Nandamuri Balakrishna, who turned 52 Monday, queued outside his house here to wish him.
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Actress and now filmmaker Vishakha Singh, who has co-produced "Peddlers", is confident that the small-budget project would yield maximum results at the box office.
Chennai, June 4 (IANS) After one of the songs from the soundtrack of upcoming Vijay-starrer Tamil thriller "Thalaivaa" was uploaded illegally on the Internet, its director A.L. Vijay filed a police complaint here Tuesday.
Ramallah, May 23 (IANS) Recovery of players is one of the key factors to success in tournaments like the AFC Cup where you play every alternate day, Indian women's football team coach Anadi Barua said Thursday.
Ramallah, May 22 (IANS) It will be a do-or-die match for Indian women's football team when they face Chinese Taipei in their next group D match of the AFC Women's Asian Cup (qualifiers) here Wednesday.
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) Renowned filmmakers such as Deepa Mehta, Ashutosh Gowariker and Shekhar Kapur are floored by the recently released trailer of upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Mariyaan".
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 25 others injured when twin blasts hit two mosques in Malakand town in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Friday afternoon, reported Xinhua citing local media.
Singapore, May 16 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has come in for appreciation from the Indian community in that country for including more members from the ethnic Indian community in his new cabinet, a media report said.
Patna, May 13 (IANS) Three bridegrooms in Bihar returned home dejected in 24 hours after their brides turned them away as "unsuitable".
Imphal, May 10 (ANI): The 41st edition of the All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival was recently held here to promote the culture of northeast India.
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) In an embarrassment to the BJP in Maharashtra, a former woman office bearer of the party has accused senior leader Madhu Chavan of raping her for the last two decades, police said Wednesday.
London, May 3 (IANS) A Muslim politician and government critic arrested in Sri Lanka must be immediately released or charged with an internationally recognizable criminal offence, Amnesty International said.
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Tamil actress Aishwarya Arjun fainted on the sets of upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy "Pattathu Yaanai" Sunday in Trichy due to extremely hot weather.
Ali Abbas Zafar directorial Gunday starring Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles has been scheduled to be released on Valentines Day, February 14, 2014.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Director Ali Abbas Zafar and producer Aditya Chopra's forthcoming movie "Gunday" will release Feb 14 next year.
Ghaziabad, April 11 (IANS) In a case of suspected suicide, a Delhi Police head constable was found dead with four bullet injuries in his house in Ghaziabad early Thursday, Uttar Pradesh Police said.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The music rights of Dhanush-starrer "Mariyaan", based on a real life story, has been acquired by Sony Music.
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth has appreciated the team behind the recently released Tamil thriller-drama "Chennaiyil Oru Naal" (CON) for highlighting the importance of organ donation through the movie.
Film: "Settai"; Cast: Arya, Premgi Amaren, Santhanam, Hansika Motwani, Anjali, Nassar, Ali, Neetu Chandra and Mano Bala; Director: R. Kannan; Rating: **1/2
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Tamil actor Ajith Kumar Friday began shooting for his yet-to-be-titled Tamil film, which was initially scheduled to go on the floors April 2.
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) The shooting of the remake of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil comedy "Thillu Mullu", which itself is a remake of Hindi blockbuster "Gol Maal", has been completed. The remake is also titled "Thillu Mullu".
Colombo, March 29 (Xinhua-ANI): The police in Sri Lanka on Friday said they were investigating an attack on a fashion store warehouse by a mob including several monks.
Gangadevipalli (Andhra Pradesh), March 29 (IANS) If India lives in its villages, then the model it perhaps must follow is Gangadevipalli, a hamlet in Andhra Pradesh's Warangal district where every house has the bare necessities of life, and more.
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will confer the sixth Annual Industry Leadership award on Indian producer Guneet Monga, who has thanked her entire team for lending her support.
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Tamil director Boopathy Pandian can't stop raving about actor Arjun Sarja's daughter, debutant Aishwarya Arjun, who will be seen in upcoming Tamil comedy "Pattathu Yaanai".
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Critically acclaimed Tamil period-drama "Paradesi" raked in Rs.4.86 crore in its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu.
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) The late Bala Saheb Thackeray may have been a bitter critic of north Indians, but the Shiv Sena has hired a north Indian sculptor to make bulk life size statues of the veteran politician.
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Poornima Ramaswamy headed straight to director Bala Pazhanisaamy's residence after hearing that she had won the National Award for best costume designer for Tamil period-drama "Paradesi".
Film: "Paradesi"; Actor: Atharva Murali, Vedhika C. Kumar, Dhansika, Udhay Karthik and Ritwika; Director: Bala; Rating: ****
Jamshedpur, March 11 (IANS) Match day seven of the sixth edition of the Under-20 I-League saw two exciting encounters being played at the J.R.D. Tata Sports Complex here Monday.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Kolkata schedule of Yash Raj Films' "Gunday" is in full swing, and the team successfully recreated Calcutta of the 1980s for a dramatic Durga Puja sequence under the Howrah Bridge.
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Bollywood director Ali Abbas Zafar, of "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan" fame, says the politically turbulent nature of Kolkata will help audiences to understand the characters and story of his next venture "Gunday" better.
Jamshedpur, March 5 (IANS) Defending champions Pune FC kicked-off their Under-20 I-League football title defence with a 2-0 win over Prayag United at the Gopal Stadium here Tuesday.
Film: "Settai"; Music Director: S.S Thaman; Singers: Megha, Vijay Prakash, Gaana Bala, Karthik, Suchithra, Andrea Jeremiah, Chinmayi, Sricharan, Anbu Raju and Dhevan; Rating: ***
London, Feb 18 (ANI): A new hardline Sinhalese Buddhist group in Sri Lanka has called for the abolition of the Muslim halal system of certifying foods.
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) IAS officer Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty has been appointed the new chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi.
New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty as chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi.
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) Three men from Howrah involved in providing arms and ammunition to the Maoists were arrested here, police said Sunday.
Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who recently lauded Tamil period-drama "Paradesi", about affliction of tea plantation workers in southern India, after watching it at a private screening, now wants to promote the film in the northern region of the country.
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) Three men from Howrah involved in providing arms and ammunition to Maoists were arrested from Central Kolkata by the Special Task Force of city police.
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Lalit Kala Akademi and the University of Fine Art, Vienna, has opened a bilateral exchange in art with a showcase "Artists in Multifunctions" by 22 contemporary Austrian artists at the Akademi's Rabindra Bhawan gallery here.
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Singer Akriti Kakar, who has made a mark in the Bollywood by singing chart busters like "Marjaani", "Freaky freaky raat" and "Dil vich lagiya ve", will perform at the ongoing Kala Ghoda Art Festival here Sunday. The singer is very excited and will present fusion songs at the event.
Chennai, Feb 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap said he was "absolutely blown" by Tamil period-drama "Paradesi", which he watched at a private screening.
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) Zeenat Aman has found love again, but it's not Sarfaraz Ahsan Ahmed. Puzzled and embarrassed at being linked to a person she knows only casually, she wonders how the guy has been dragged into the picture.
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) After retailing at many retail houses, designer Varun Bahl's collection will now be available at Carma, the multi-designer boutique, here.
Mumbai, Feb.4 (ANI): Renowned musicians mesmerised the audience at the Kala Ghoda Art Festival that has begun over the weekend.
Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Known for its popular mix of art, music, dance and culture programmes spanning many venues in south Mumbai, the 15th edition of the Kala Ghoda Art Festival is set for a cultural sojourn starting Saturday.
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Two women were killed and six other family members were injured when their car was hit by a speeding truck near Delhi High Court, police said Tuesday.
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) On the occasion of Republic Day, designer Aniket Satam has launched his latest capsule collection that celebrates the joy of Indian culture and aesthetics.
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) Tamil actor Vijay's upcoming romantic-thriller finally has a title. It is called "Thalaiva" and its tag line reads - "Time to Lead".
Film: "Alex Pandian"; Actors: Karthi, Anushka Shetty, Milind Soman, Suman, Nikitha Thukral, Sanusha, Santhanam, Akanksha Puri, Prathap Pothen and Shannon Elijah; Director: Suraaj; Rating: **
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh), Jan.11 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday met family members of the 23-year-old woman who was gang raped on a moving bus on the night of December 16,and promised them all possible help from the state government.
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Director Ali Abbas Zafar has finished shooting the first schedule of his next film "Gunday", which features Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in key roles.
Agartala, Dec 28 (ANI): The country's premier fine arts institution, Lalit Kala Akademi, recently inaugurated the 54th National Exhibition of Art in Agartala to familiarize the art fraternity of the northeastern region with national art works of excellence.
Imphal, Dec.21 (ANI): A Manipuri actress has alleged that she was molested by a cadre of the rebel Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), sparking outrage in the state.
Agartala, Dec 17 (IANS) To familiarize the art fraternity of the northeast region with the national works of art of excellence, the 54th National Exhibition of Art of India's premier fine art institution Lalit Kala Akademi was inaugurated here Monday.
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A group of 35 artists from South Asia have come together to exhibit their works at the Lalit Kala Akademi in the capital with a mandate to promote cultural connectivity in the region.
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Southern actress Vedhika C. Kumar will soon be seen in Tamil period-drama "Paradesi", directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy, and she feels that the hypnotizing aura of the filmmaker brings out exactly what he wants from his actors.
Culiacan (Mexico), Dec 6 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican prosecutor said beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez fired at army soldiers before she was killed in an armed clash last month in the northwestern state of Sinaloa.
Rohtak (Haryana), Nov 30 (IANS) Two youth accused of allegedly gang-raping a Dalit woman in Haryana committed suicide by jumping before a moving train on the Rohtak-Delhi line Friday, police said here.
Imphal, Nov.28 (ANI): Manipur capital Imphal recently played host to a festival that aimed to promote the classical dance forms of Manipuri and Satriyya.
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) Two films old Tamil actor Atharva Murali teamed up with Bala for Tamil period?drama "Paradesi" and says it was a blessing working with the director.
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) Veteran Tamil cinematographer?turned?director Balu Mahendra feels that a film's success should be measured by the impact it has on the audience and not by its box?office collections.
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) Vikram feels that the actor within him would've still been dormant but for director Bala.
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) There is a good news for the fans of Satyajit Ray, Rituparno Ghosh and Utpalendu Chakraborty's cinema. The capital is set to host a three?day Regional Film Festival, where movies of these popular filmmakers will be screened.
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Vijay?starrer Tamil action?thriller "Thuppakki" collected Rs.65.32 crore worldwide in its opening week.
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The nightingale Lata Mangeshkar is profoundly shocked by the death of Bal Thackeray Saturday.
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says "Sarkar" and "Sarkar Raj" would not have been possible without Bal Thackeray and adds some of the dialogues in the film were inspired by the Shiv Sena supremo.
New Delhi, Nov. 17 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the death of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray, and said that he was a consummate communicator whose stature in the politics of Maharashtra was unique.
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Tamil actor Vijay?starrer action?thriller "Thuppakki" managed to collect a whopping Rs.10.01 crore within the first three days of its release in Tamil Nadu.
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh Thursday wished octogenarian Bal Thackeray speedy recovery, soon after he offered the family condolences on being - mistakenly - informed that the Shiv Sena chief had died.
Mumbai, Nov 15 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday tweeted about ailing Bal Thackeray's demise, which he later retracted and apologized to Shiv Sena supremo's family.
Ghaziabad, Nov 11 (IANS) A woman was killed here when unidentified assailants barged into her house and fired shots, police said Sunday.
Mumbai, Nov. 11 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said that his party supremo Bal Thackeray was absolutely fine.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 11 (IANS) India's first biennale art festival Kochi-Muziris Biennale-2012, to be held in Kerala next month, appears to be heading for trouble after a leaked report revealed that the government has recommended a probe against the organisers for misuse of funds.
Chennai, Nov 10 (IANS) Tamil action-thriller "Alex Pandian" will feature some never-seen-before action sequences, according to the film's makers.
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) For Kolkata's orthopaedic surgeons, trading in their scalpels and knives for cameras and pointing, clicking and shooting a myriad variety of subjects is another way of looking at life and interacting with people.
Chennai, Nov 4 (IANS) Journalist-turned-producer Ravi K. Punnam feels filmmakers should focus on realistic stories to connect emotionally with the audience.
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Oct. 31 (ANI): Cultural troupes from across India participated in an International folk Dance festival in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, to promote and preserve the region's traditional folk dances.
Film: 'Ball Pen'; Direction: Shashikanth; Cast: Suchendra Prasad, Srinagara Kitty, Master Skanda M. Prasad, Master Samarth, Master Shalom Raj, Arjun, Miss Chethana, Miss Bhoomika, Master Vishal, B.S. Mallapurmath, Mruthunjaya Hiremath, Sudha Gudgunti; Producers: Srinagara Kitty and Bhavana Belegere; Camera: C.J. Rajakumar; Music: Manikanth Khadri; Rating ***1/2
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) After striking gold with "Barfi!", actress Priyanka Chopra has bagged a meaty role in Yash Raj Films' (YRF) "Gunday".
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The India pavilion at the fifth Beijing Biennale - a sprawling art showcase - in the Chinese capital is drawing young crowd who are eager to know about
Sonepat, Oct 2 (IANS) Navneet Kaur scored nine goals as hosts Haryana raced to a 23-0 win against Goa in their concluding Pool E league game, qualifying for the quarterfinals of the Hockey India Junior Women National Championship at Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai Tuesday.
Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) Six members of a family, including children, were burnt alive in their sleep early Monday morning in an arson attack on their hut by miscreants in Ramanathapuram district, said police.
Sonepat, Oct 1 (IANS) Manjeet Rawal and Karishma Singh scored eight goals each as Chandigarh raced to a 23-0 win against Assam in their opening Pool C league game of the second Hockey India Junior Women's National Championship at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai Monday.
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) Vedhika Kumar has worked in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films and says she would love to explore opportunities in other industries as well because language is not a hurdle for her.
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) Five people were murdered in two separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district late Sunday, police said Monday.
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) It was a dream come true for southern actress Vedhika Kumar to work with National Award winning director Bala Pazhanisaamy in "Paradesi". She says the challenge was to live up to the expectations of the veteran.
London, Sept 15 (ANI): World's smallest bodybuilder from India has passed away after collapsing from a brain aneurysm. He was 23.
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was disappointed with the team's one-run loss to New Zealand in Tuesday's Twenty20 international ahead of the World Twenty20 starting next week in Sri Lanka but said that it was not a worrying sign for the 2007 champions.
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) A special court Friday sentenced mafia don-turned politician Arun Gawli and his 11 associates to life imprisonment for the murder of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar in 2007.
A special Mumbai court Friday sentenced mafia don-turned-politician Arun Gawli and 11 of his associates to life imprisonment in the case of murdering Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar in 2007..........
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) A special Mumbai court Friday sentenced mafia don-turned-politician Arun Gawli and 11 of his associates to life imprisonment in the 2007 murder of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar.
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) A Mumbai special court Friday found mafia don-turned-politician Arun Gawli and 11 others guilty of killing Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar here, an official said.
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) An emotionally charged Mumbai Police constable offered a rose to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray shortly after the latter's rally at Azad Maidan Tuesday evening.
Title: "Chennaivaasi"; Author: T.S. Tirumurti; Publishers: Harper Collins; Pages 268; Price: Rs.299
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) After the 65th Cannes International Film Festival, debut director Vasan Bala's "Peddlers" is now set for screening at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month. He is elated.
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) A 54-year-old woman and her son were killed in a building collapse following heavy downpour in the Uttar Pradesh capital, officials said Tuesday.
Gurgaon, July 4 (IANS) A hardcore criminal was killed Wednesday in a gun battle with police in Haryana, a police official said.