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Tuesday, February 28, 2012



Pakistani Woman Wins Oscars

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 09:34 AM PST

A history created. The country that prevents the freedom of women has learned its lesson on how a women can achieve. Just before few minutes, it was Sharmeen Obaid winning the honours for her astounding work in short film 'Saving Faces' that speaks about a plastic surgeon performing reconstruction surgery on victims affected by acid violence.

The film indirectly showcases how the women in Pakistan are subjected to tortures due to inequality in societal system.

Speaking on the occasion, Sharmeen said, "This is all for the women in my country, who are still dreaming to achieve their dreams and still not able to do it..."

Nayantara Doing cameo in Ajith's Billa2?

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 09:32 AM PST

Glamorous Nayantara, who played the main female lead in Billa, will be reportedly seen in the sequel too. The latest buzz is that the actress will be doing a cameo in the upcoming Billa 2 starring Ajith Kumar.

Krish 2 in Hyderabad city

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 09:26 AM PST

Unlike other actors of Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan doesn't love sticking to usual cinema and instead always strives to do something different. Although his recent release Agneepath was an usual commercial drama style, it boasted of his herculean performance that no other actor to compete with.

While films were little mediocre before few years, his father Rakesh Roshan gave couple of consecutive hits = Koi Mil Gaya and its sequel Krrish. With the latter one re-establishing Hrithik Roshan as the most prominent superhero actor, his father Rakesh is now shooting the Krrish-2 that will have more bonanzas in technical and narrative aspects. The film has promising star-casts like Priyanka Chopra and Vivek Oberoi, who plays negative role.

Major portions of the films are shot in Hyderabad Film City.

Oscars 2012: Best film ‘The Artist’ sweeps five Oscars

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 02:17 AM PST

French love story "The Artist" became the first silent film to win the best picture Oscar in 83 years as it scooped five honours at the Academy awards where veteran Meryl Streep was crowned the best actress.
The Academy paid tribute to its own roots by awarding the black and white film, which triumphed over the big names like Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, to win the top award. The last silent film to win the best picture Oscar was "Wings" in 1929.
Director Michel Hazanavicius and Jean Dujardin walked away with the best director and actor trophies.
"I am the happiest director in the world. I want to thank the financier, the crazy person who put money in the movie," said Hazanavicius, 44.
"The Artist" beat eight rivals for the top prize, including Martin Scorsese's "Hugo", Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" and "The Help". Scorsese's "Hugo" tied up with "The Artist" by winning five trophies in technical categories on Sunday night.
Streep, the most nominated actress in the Academy history with 17 nods, looked dazzling as she accepted her third Oscar and her first in the last 30 years for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady."
The 62-year-old star previously won for 1979 film "Kramer vs Kramer" and 1982's "Sophie's Choice".
"Oh my God! thank you so much. When they called my name, I had the feeling I could hear half of America going, 'oh, come on, her again?," Streep said while accepting the statuette to a standing ovation.
"I really understand I'll never be up here again," Streep said as she thanked her husband, make-up artist and friends.
Dujardin, who plays silent hero George Valentin who fades as talkies make their presence felt in Hollywood, beat George Clooney and Brad Pitt to win the best actor honour.
"Oh! thank you. I love your country," said 39-year-old Dujardin as he thanked silent movie star Douglas Fairbanks for inspiration. © http://post.jagran.com/

Oscar 2012: Winners

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 02:15 AM PST

Best Motion Picture: The Artist
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady
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Best Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin for The Artist
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Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
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Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer for The Beginners © AP
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer for The Help
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Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges for The Artist
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Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti (Production Design); Francesca Lo Schiavo (Set Decoration) for Hugo
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Best Film Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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Achievement in Cinematography: Robert Richardson for Hugo
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation from Iran, directed by Asghar Farhadi
Best Sound Editing: Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty for Hugo
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Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley for Hugo
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Best Documentary Feature: TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas for Undefeated
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Best Visual Effects: Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning for Hugo
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Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie for Man or Muppet from The Muppets
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Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris
Best Documentary Short Subject: Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for Saving Face
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Best Animated Short Film: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
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Best Live Action Short Film: Terry George and Oorlagh George for The Shore
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Best Make Up: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland for The Iron Lady© AP
Best Animated Feature Film: Rango© AP

Saturday, February 25, 2012



Mohanlal's mother Santhakumari Hospitalised

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 01:52 AM PST

Mohanlal's mother Santhakumari, 76, was hospitalised on Thursday evening at Ernakulam in Edapalli Amritha hospital due to cerebral haemorrhage.

Amy Jackson with Ram Charan

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 01:47 AM PST

Amy Jackson who debuted with Madrassapatinam moved to Bollywood with Gautam Menon's remake of Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya and now she has come back south for a Telugu flick. The glam doll is all set for her Telugu project. Amy will pair opposite Ram Charan and the film is titled Yevadu.

The actress is now learning Telugu for her latest project. The actress says that she is confident of picking up the language as she is good at it.

Sanjana Speaks About Her Present Projects

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 01:44 AM PST

Sanjana who made her debut in Renigunta said, " I got a meatier role in Renigunta. Director Panneerselvam took lots of efforts to transform me. I was waiting for such kind of roles. For the sake of my friends I had danced for a song in the films Ko, Marupadiyum Oru Kadhal, Mayanginen Thayanginen and Veyilodu Vilayaadu. Friends are important in cinema. After this I got the director Ganesan Kamaraj. I have donned the female lead role in the film Yaarukku Theriyum. My role in this film is very thrilling. This role has given me a lot of opportunity to bring out my acting skills. I am also donning the glamorous heroine role in the film titled Thappu Thalangal directed by Adhiyamaan sir. I am also acting in C S Amudhan sir's Rendavathu Padam. Now only I have started but I am interested in acting in award winning films. I am not worried about money. My only requirement for money is to help others and for my livelihood. Apart from this I want good roles, name and fame."

Pandiraj to Be Honoured in Dubai

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 01:42 AM PST

Marina is the recently released film directed by the National Award winning director Pandiraj who had earlier directed quality films like Pasanga and Vamsam.

When asked Pandiraj that what film will he be directing next, he said, " I have not yet decided about my next film. Dubai Tamil Sangam is holding a function to felicitate me. I am going to Dubai on 26th February to participate in this function. Only after going there I will decide about my next film. There is news that I have met Vikram to narrate a story to him. I have not met Vikram till now. But I wanted to work with a big actor in my next film. Let's wait and see."

Aamir and Vikram in Hindi flick in Alleppey.

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 01:40 AM PST

Alleppey is having a lot of visitors these days and most of these visitors are celebrities. Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan was in Alleppey for a two day film shoot and now it is the turn of Kollywood star Vikram. The actor will shoot for his Hindi flick in Alleppey.

The film David that has Vikram in one of the lead roles is right now shooting in Managlore and will head to Alleppey for a four day shoot. The director Bejoy Nambiar is likely to rope in Shah Rukh Khan and Jiiva for the project that is stated to have three lead roles.

Vijay as an Encounter Specialist

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 01:36 AM PST

Sources in the tinsel town say that Vijay plays an encounter specialist in Thuppaki. There were reports earlier that he plays the cop in the film but now more specific information is dropping in. Thuppaki is directed by AR Murugadoss and it is his first association with the Ilayathalapathy. Therefore, the expectations on this film are very high. Kajal Agarwal stars as Vijay's lead pair in Thuppaki.
Harris Jayaraj is scoring the music for this film. Santosh Sivan is cranking the camera.