A deaf-mute Indian girl stranded in Pakistan for 13 years after wandering over one of the world’s most militarised borders arrived home on Monday to be reunited with the family she has identified from photographs. The story of Geeta, a Hindu woman in her early 20s, has captivated people in …Read More »
Known for his outrageous plot twists, "The Sixth Sense" and "The Village" film director M. Night Shyamalan returns to cinema screens this month with the comedy horror "The Visit".
The movie tells the tale of two children who go to visit their grandparents, played by Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie, but the elderly couple's strange behaviour begins to scare them.
The movie also features some humour to relieve the tension -- a technique Shyamalan said was inspired by fellow film director David Lynch's work.
"I am getting obsessed by David Lynch movies. I am in that kind of head space of weird humour, kind of like inappropriate dark weird humour," Shyamalan says.
Shyamalan wrote, directed and co-produced the film, which has no musical score, a deliberate choice.
"I didn't score any scenes so you didn't know whether it was...light suspense, you didn't know whether it was going to be funny and awkward or it was going to be terrifying," he said.
"So the whole time your body is just tense because I am not giving you any guidance."
Shyamalan soared to fame with "The Sixth Sense" which starred Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment, especially for the plot twisting ending for which he has become famous for.
"I aspire to have a kind of a literary relationship with an audience like the author of a book does," he said.
"Hopefully I will get to make 20 more movies and there will be a relationship with the author like when we go to read a Stephen King book or a John Grisham book."
"The Visit" is released in British cinemas on Sept. 9 and in the United States two day later.Read More »
Thousands upon thousands of eager Indian fans flocked to the O2 arena in southeast London on Saturday for a very special celebration of India’s 69th Independence Day. A true son of India, a source of unbridled pride for every Indian, returned to the O2 after five long years for a …Read More »
Meera Syal’s done a George R. R. Martin. Syal’s writing may be more Ward End than Westeros but Martin can’t hold a candle to the British-Indian writer, actor and comedienne when it comes to keeping fans hanging between books. This summer sees the release of Syal’s latest book, ‘The House …Read More »
Whatever it may lack, Dubai's never been short of ambition and that ambition has never been more visible than at the inaugural Dubai Property Show at London's Olympia conference centre this weekend.
From sprawling mini-cities like 'Dubai Hill's - where nary a mound, let alone a hill, is in sight - through villas overlooking one of the Emirate's award-winning Golf Courses all the way to penthouses in the sky, the entire spectrum of the tiny city state's property dream is on show at the show.
The Dubai Property Show speaks volumes of the emirate's resilience and optimism given that it comes just six years after it was hit hard by the global financial crisis of 2008/2009.
Confidence is returning and with it, the investors with Brits among the top buyers, spending more than £1.6 billion in 2014 alone.
Prior to the crash, Dubai's building boom had been financed by a seemingly endless stream of credit. Whilst the processes have been streamlined and new regulations imposed to avoid the sort of speculation that was rife pre-2008, the naked ambition still remains.
No one epitomizes that ambition than London-born and bred entrepreneur, investor and president of Sumansa, Sunil Jaiswal.
The UKAsian's editor Viji Alles caught up with Mr Jaiswal to talk investing, ambition and sunshine.Read More »
“I couldn’t stomach writing yet another generic pop song anymore”. With those words, Britain’s most successful R ‘n B artist and arguably the bigger ever British Asian artist Jay Sean cut ties with the music behemoth that is Cash Money Records. It’s been a cathartic process for the Brent-born 35-year-old …Read More »
Director Rohit Shetty is back to assault our cinematic sensibilities with his latest ‘brainless n’ brawny’ assured blockbuster. Shetty reunites with his regular Ajay Devgn in this loud and lengthy schematic sequel to the 2011 hit which itself was a remake of a Tamil potboiler of the same name. When …Read More »
‘Nirbhaya’, the powerful play about the 2012 Delhi Gang Rape, which moved audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year, has arrived in London. The title of the play was the name given 23-year-old physiotherapy student Jyoti Singh Pandey by the Indian media as she struggled for nearly two weeks …Read More »
As ‘King Khan’ – having masterfully timed the announcement of his son’s birth – returns to cinemas with his latest flick, ‘Chennai Express’, Ben Mirza lists what to expect. HRH Shah Rukh Khan has a habit of releasing these big-budget summer blockbusters that are so quintessentially Bollywood; generous servings of …Read More »
The Calcutta-born Buckingham Palace footman who helped announce the birth of the Royal Baby has had to return to India after his work visa ran out. Badar Azim, 25, was pictured around the world putting up the official bulletin proclaiming the arrival of Prince George inside the gates of the …Read More »