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‘The Lunchbox’ Twitter War

‘The Good Road’, a Gujarati film directed by Gyan Correa has been nominated as India’s entry to the Oscars, 2013. ‘The Good Road’ overtook prospective nominations including ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, ‘English Vinglish’ and ‘The Lunchbox’. This has left those who anticipated ‘The Lunchbox’ for nomination extremely distraught. ‘The Lunchbox’ created …

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‘The Infidel’ to get the Bollywood treatment

The Infidel, Omid Djalili’s satire on Muslims, Jews, Brits and a solitary Iranian is to be given the Bollywood treatment.  A Mumbai-based production company has reportedly acquired the rights to develop the cross-cultural comedy, written by award winning screenwriter David Baddiel who will also executive produce the remake alongside original …

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‘The Dirty Picture’ remembers a timeless siren

It all began in 1979 when Vijayalakshmi, a nondescript actress playing bit-part roles in south Indian films, became Silk Smitha.  She had played the role of a bar girl in a Tamil film, Vandichakkaram.  The movie’s sleazy drunks would call her Silukku, roughly translated as “oomph” in Tamil. A minor …

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