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Rajinikanth gets Covid-19 vaccine

Chennai/IBNS: Southern superstar Rajinikanth, 70, received Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday, his daughter Soundarya said.

Of sex work and Ray's women in the rough trade

The representation of the sex worker in Indian celluloid seldom displays attempt at non-voyeurism. Satyajit Ray, on the other hand, took a more nuanced look at the sex worker, finds Shoma A. Chatterji on the birth centenary year of the maestro

TN filmmaker K V Anand passes away

Chennai/UNI: Popular Tamil film cinematographer-director K V Anand passed away in the wee hours of today, after suffering a massive cardiac arrest.

Southern actor Allu Arjun tests positive for COVID-19

Hyderabad/UNI: Tollywood actor Allu Arjun has tested positive for COVID-19.

Satyajit Ray: A secret bond with children

On the Birth Centenary Year of Satyajit Ray, the maestro’s work will be revisited again and again by admirers and critics. Among others, an area worth exploring is how the creative genius portrayed, and treated, children in his films and stories, writes Shoma A. Chatterji

Tamil film comedian Vivek passes away

Chennai/UNI: Popular Tamil film comedian Vivek, who was admitted to SIMS hospital after suffering a massive cardiac arrest and put on ECMO, died early on Saturday morning.

Veteran actress Shashikala dies at 88

New Delhi/UNI/IBNS: Veteran Hindi cinema actress Shashikala, known for playing a seductress and vamp to scheming mother-in-law in Bollywood for several decades, passed away at her residence in Mumbai on Sunday. She was 88.

Rishav Ghosh directed Hindi film Dekho But Pyaar Se slated for April OTT release

Delhi/IBNS: 'Dekho But Pyaar Se', a Hindi film directed by Rishav Ghosh and produced by Power Publishers & Motion Pictures and Amity School of Film & Drama, is slated for its OTT launch in April this year.

Amitabh Bachchan to be honoured with 2021 FIAF Award

Mumbai/IBNS: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with the prestigious 2021 FIAF Award by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), the worldwide organization of film archives and museums from across the world, at a virtual showcase scheduled to take place on March 19. 

Scam Leela, Director Rishav Ghosh’s thriller comedy is ready for OTT Release

Kolkata/IBNS: 'Scam Leela', a short film directed by Rishav Ghosh, and a cast which includes popular actors such as Suvosmita Mukherjee and Judhajit Sarkar, is ready for release in a OTT platform.

Young IIT research scholars' mobile short film on sex worker wins Jaipur fest award

Kharagpur, West Bengal: A  group of research scholars from IIT Kharagpur in West Bengal is now basking in the glory of a feat which is not about their core academic pursuance in the country's premier technical institute. They in fact have just won an award for their mobile short film on the life of a sex worker.

Awakening of the Goddess: A short, seamless message against gender violence

Animation has taken a whole new dimension since first catering to children as ‘cartoons’. Now it’s even embracing social messages.  Awakening of the Goddess by Debjani Mukherjee is one such, finds Shoma A Chatterji

NFDC’s new slate of film production takes off with Telugu film Korangi Nunchi

Mumbai/IBNS: National Film Development Corporation Limited (NFDC) has commenced shooting for the Telugu Feature Korangi Nunchi (Who Will Marry Thomas?) recently, abiding with all the health guidelines required in this COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Vijay Diwas: Facebook community page 'Moitry' telecasts Bangladesh Liberation War-based movie 'Children of War'  

Dhaka: A Facebook page named 'Moitry' on Wednesday telecasted "Children of War" movie on the occasion of Vijay Diwas.

Rajinikanth turns 70, PM Modi wishes him

Chennai: Southern megastar Rajinikanth turned 70 as Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished him on Twitter on Saturday.