Category archives for: Bollywood

Watch out when Westpac Indian Film Festival comes to Sydney on August 17, 18 and 20

Dhanush with French actress Berenice Bejo in ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir’ Westpac Indian Film Festival Sydney (WIFFS) organised by the Mind Blowing Films is on in Sydney on August 17th to the 19th, 2018. It will premier at the Hoyts Entertainment Quarter  two films – Director Raj Kumar Hirani, who is the special […]

Atul Manjrekar, director of ‘Fanney Khan’ talks to TIDU

By Manju Mittal Director Atul Manjrekar’s ‘Fanney Khan’ is a compelling, musical drama, which will throw up some unexpected surprises for even the most avid of Bollywood fans. Atul had started his career working in ad films, then approached by Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra to direct ‘Fanney Khan’, which is an official remake of Oscar-nominated Belgian […]

‘Mulk’ deals with the nature of prejudice

By Sudha Kumar Every once in a while a movie is made that makes one sit up and frown, question, think. MULK is one of those. Director Anubhav Sinha has very courageously laid bare well known but rarely articulated facts that have in recent times become a normalised mindset. Perhaps a mindset that is prejudiced? […]

Shreya delights Sydney, yet again

By Lokesh Varma It was a packed house that greeted Bollywood’s Queen of Melody Shreya Ghoshal on the evening of August 4. The crowds that comprised 3300 of her die-hard fans had all come to see her perform as they thronged the Hillsong Convention Centre in Baulkham Hills. This was notwithstanding that she had visited […]

Remembering the era of 70s when Melody was Queen

By Manju Mittal All of us have grown up on a steady diet of Bollywood music. Music is a universal language which helps connect to heritage and culture. ‘70s Ki Yaadein’ live concert presented by Adrian’s orchestra held at Sydney, Bowman Hall, Blacktown Sunday August 5, 2018, was one such unforgettable local musical show that […]

Actress Mouni Roy scores a gold with ‘Gold’

By Neeru Saluja Actress Mouni Roy who ruled the small screen is now all set to make her Bollywood debut with the film ‘Gold’ opposite Akshay Kumar. The ‘Balaji’ girl who became a household name with serials like ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Khabi Bahu Thi, Devon ka Dev..Mahadev and Naagin, is now keen to rule hearts […]

Life is what you make of it: Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion  pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led […]

Shreya Ghoshal to perform live this Saturday on August 4

By Neena Badhwar Shreya Ghoshal is coming to town this Saturday on the 4th of August to perform live at Hillsong Convention Centre. Star Alliance Entertainment’s Chirag Parikh tells TIDU that this is Shreya’s fifth concert in Australia with the biggest audience this time round. I remember Shreya’s concert that I attended, I think the […]

‘Mulk will raise questions on patriotism’ says actress Taapsee Pannu

By Neeru Saluja Actress Taapsee Pannu is back in the courtroom. But this time she’s not standing in the witness box, instead donning the black coat of a lawyer and fighting a powerful case. Her upcoming film ‘Mulk’ directed by Anubhav Sinha tells the story of a Muslim family trying to reclaim it’s lost honour. […]

Arif Zakaria: To be cast in an unconventional role is the biggest compliment

By Neeru Saluja He’s an actor who aims for perfection, no matter how complex the character is. Be it the role of an eunuch in Darmiyaan, the ghost in Haunted, an obsessed dancer in Dance Like a Man, the loyal suspicious house help in Raazi, actor Arif Zakaria leaves a lasting impression. Arif in Darmiyaan […]

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