Category archives for: Bollywood

Deepti Naval: Amrita Pritam said to me “Tu Likhya Kar’

By Neena Badhwar Actress Deepti Naval was lately seen in a small role in the movie ‘Lion’, and is well known for her 80s films ‘Ankahi’, ‘Katha’, ‘Chashme Buddoor’, ‘Kamla’ and many such, the poetic evening in Sydney was a revelation of a new side to this art movies actress of the 80s.  Organised by […]

Writing is closest to my heart as an artist – says actress Deepti Naval

By Neeru Saluja She is an epitome of grace, humility and intellect. And that’s what makes actress Deepti Naval a true artist. The critically acclaimed actress made a mark in the 80s in parallel cinema with her ‘close to life’ characters in films like Chashme Baddoor, Kamla, Junoon, Saath Saath and many more. And she […]

La Trobe to honour Shah Rukh Khan

Global icon, multi-award winning actor, producer and women’s equality advocate, Shah Rukh Khan, will be awarded La Trobe University’s highest accolade during his visit to Australia for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). La Trobe is the first Australian University to award Mr Khan with an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), in […]

July Movie releases

Article 15 – Running in Cinemas currently Cast: Star Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Isha Talwar, Manoj Pahwa, Savani Gupta and Kumus Mishra Director: Anubhav Sinha The film draws its title from Article 15 of the Constitution which forbids discrimination against any citizen on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. But the reality […]

In conversation with Nick Martin director of Fred Hollows Foundation

By Manju Mittal The Fred Hollows Foundation was established in 1992 by eye surgeon Professor Fred Hollows. The foundation has helped treat and prevent avoidable blindness and other vision problems for more than two million people in Australia and 25 countries around the world. As a writer and working in the disabilities services Industry, Fred […]

Shah Rukh Khan is this years’ IFFM guest

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) is taking place from 8-17 August. Over the last decade the Festival has grown from a grassroots event to the largest Indian Film Festival in the Southern hemisphere, winning a number of awards and working closely with the Victorian government, who have […]

Baba Azmi honours his father Kaifi Azmi in his new film ‘Me Raqsam’

By Manju Mittal As a writer, reader and a promoter of ‘Kaifi Aur Main’ in Sydney, his life story is close to my heart.  Firstly I am inspired and touched by Kaifi and Shaukat’s love story and secondly having hosted ‘Kaifi aur Main’ musical theatre play last year 2018 in Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, […]

Movie releases in June 2019

Game Over release date 14 June, 2019 Game Over is a 2019 Indian Tamil-Telugu  bilingual drama thriller film written and directed by Ashwin Saravanan. The film stars Tapsee Pannu  as a person on wheel chair, who is defending her home from a mysterious entity. As the news of a serial killer on the loose sends the […]

Remember Manju Bhargavi: the Sankarabharnam actor was in Sydney recently

By Neena Badhwar Telugu cinema lovers would remember Manju Bhargavi who acted in a well known classic Sankarabharanam (The Jewel of Shankara), a film which won many awards including four National Film Awards and five state awards. Directed by K. Viswanath this musical film made S P Balasubramnaim and Vani Jeyaram both famous with music […]

Bharat: Entertaining yet an emotional journey for those who lived through partition

by Gita Malik Bharat,  is an interesting film by Ali Abbas Zafar in flashback mode. A brave start for Salman Khan, to appear as a 70 year old Bharat with the grey hair, courting a mature stature. Of course he still has many instances to demonstrate his strength of mind, and body  during the movie. Starting […]

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