Category archives for: Bollywood

Indian Gay Film ‘Evening Shadows’ premieres at Mardi Gras Film Festival

Award winning Indian filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan and his cast to attend the festival Award winning Indian filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan’s narrative feature Evening Shadows will have its World Premiere in Sydney at the 25th Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival on February 25th at the Event Cinemas. Set in a […]

Parramasala 2018 – March 9 – 11 : 40 Nations. One Cuture. in one and only one Parramatta.

The NSW Government has committed an additional $600,000 over three years to one of the State’s largest multicultural arts and cultural festivals, Parramasala. Now in its eighth year, Parramasala celebrates the cultural diversity of NSW through music, dance, theatre, food and film, representing more than 40 nationalities. Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams announced the additional […]

Shabana Azmi – An actor of substance

Shabana Azmi with Russell Crowe at AACTA ceremony in Sydney By Rekha Rajvanshi Veteran actor Shabana Azmi is known for powerful and impactful films like Ankur, Arth, Mandi, Fire, Mrityudand and Godmother. Shabana was one of the main female actors who dominated the films of the so-called “Parallel Cinema” in India in the 1970s and […]

Aish dazzles in Sydney!

Pics by Rupali Rastogi and Ken Leanfore By Neeru Saluja When the world’s most beautiful woman lands in one of the world’s most beautiful city, it has to be a dazzling experience. International actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was in Sydney as the Longines Ambassador of Elegance, to officially launch the Longines […]

Shailendra – a lyricist one will never ever forget

Singer Mukesh, Shailendra, Raj Kapoor and Jaikishan discussing a song By Neena Badhwar Shailendra is fondly remembered by Gulzar as the greatest poet and a lyricist, though Gulzar himself is no less having penned many well-known film songs. Shailendra was spotted by Raj Kapoor when he was reading a poem in a mushaira in Mumbai. […]

Gulzaar Saab leaves Sydney spell-bound!

Gulzar Saab in conversation with Salim Arif By Aradhana Bhatt Gulzar ! The name is associated with versatility; it is associated with subtle expression of emotions of fine human sensibility and deep universal truths.  Sydneysiders got a taste of these elements and a lot more when they attended ‘Guftagu with Gulzar Saab, curated by Salim […]

Lipstick Under My Burkha

By Devaki Parthasarathy LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA: Speaks eloquently of women finding their space in a male dominated world. Director Alankrita Shrivastava, comes up with a film which touches upon the current status and sexual desires of women in the India I left behind many year ago. I was quite intrigued by the name of […]

Padmavat – or Khilji?

Review by Devaki Parthasarathy Padmavat: Well why they got rid of the ‘I’ is beyond me!!! Why there was any controversy is even farther than that! Especially from the Rajput community! SLB did a colossal job of keeping the Rajput, “aan baan and shaan”! Firstly, it’s a Bollywood movie… and Bollywood movies are best, when […]

Padmaavat in Sydney

Padmaavat, name changed of the movie ‘Padmavati’ directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali which created great furore and angry protests in India with torched buses, vehicles, has finally seen the light of the day as it gets to see the cinemas on this Thursday on January 25 in a worldwide release.  Although the protests and threats […]

“Kaifi aur Main” and the talented Ghazal Maestro Jaswinder Singh

By Manju Mittal An extremely talented young Ghazal and Sufi singer Jaswinder Singh has established himself as a versatile performer through a varied range of ghazals and sufi songs. He has been awarded “The young Ghazal Maestro” by Indian Music Academy. The title was presented by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia in the presence of the former […]

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