ENTERTAINMENT

Monthly Archives: MARCH 2016


"Ramayana" to be made into an 3D English film for global audience
12.03.16 - pt team



The story of "Ramayana” has been told and retold through TV series, movies, cartoons and animation films multiple times but now three young filmmakers are adapting the classic in English to cater to the global audience.
 
Directors Vineet Sinha and Sean Graham with Creative Director Ronnie Allman from the US want to recreate "Ramayana” as they feel Indian mythological stories need to be told to the world.
 
With the help of latest technology, the makers claim the film is going to be at par with Hollywood movies like "Lord of the Rings” and "Planet of the Apes.” "Hollywood, Japan and China make and market their stories such as Batman, Superman, Star Wars and Pokemon to the whole world. But Indian stories are not as well known,” Mr. Sinha told PTI.
 
Director Sean Graham says they want to narrate the tale of "Ramayana” in 3D and Imax.
 
"Considering India’s most expensive films cost about USD 25 million, so for making ‘Ramayana’ the cost would be twice of that. We need studio level support to make that possible.”
 
For Vineet and Sean, the biggest challenge is to balance the expectations of the audience both in India and abroad.
 
"We want this film to appeal to the fantasy action adventure audience who will watch ‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘Planet of the Apes’ We are also making sure people at home (India) don’t feel too distanced with our portrayal,” Mr. Sinha said.
 
According to Ronnie Allman, creating the mythological era would be a huge challenge.
 
"Creating a world that is thousands of years old means heavy designs. We have to make sure we are keeping true to the time, while also adding our own spin on things. The biggest challenge has also been the most fun to figure out. How do you get a Rakshasa (demons) to fly in the air after being hit by Hanuman’s gada (mace),” he added.
 
The story of "Ramayana” has been narrated to audience several times but the director duo insists the portrayal of ’Hanuman’ and ‘Ravana’ will be exciting for people to watch.
 
"We believe he (Ravana) was a very wise, rational, caring, creative, strict and humorous ruler. We see his ten heads as ten human characteristics that everyone possesses,” Mr. Graham said.
 
Mr. Sinha thinks the portrayal of ‘Hanuman’ (Lord Ram’s devotee) will excite everyone the most.
 
"He is a blend of expertly crafted prosthetics with very light CGI (computer generated imagery),” he adds.
 
The duo are looking forward to cast mainly Indian actors and shoot it in English. The movie will be dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, French and several other Indian and global languages.
 
"We want most of the key cast to be Indian, while characters like ‘Hanuman’, ‘Angad’, ‘Kumbhkarna’ should be whoever can pull off the complexity of having motion capture, prosthetics, and CGI the best,” Mr. Vineet said. PTI. 




[home] [prev]  1 2 [3]11-15 of 15


Comment

your name*

email address*

comments*
You may use these HTML tags:<p> <u> <i> <b> <strong> <del> <code> <hr> <em> <ul> <li> <ol> <span> <div>

verification code*
 



Salman Rushdie called me a 'bad investment' : Padma Lakshmi
07.03.16 -
Salman Rushdie called me a 'bad investment' : Padma Lakshmi



Chennai-born supermodel, actress, author and television host Padma Lakshmi opened up about her marriage to Salman Rushdie and shared revealing details in her memoir Love, Loss and What We Ate, which is to release on International Women's Day, March 8, reported nydailynews. 

Padma and Man Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie married in 2004, and divorced in 2007. 

Padma, who is 23 years younger to the Midnight's Children author, wrote that during her married days, she would often refrain from physical intimacy owing to medical condition endometriosis. To which, Mr Rushdie however, would reply: "How convenient", nydailynews quoted Padma as writing in her memoir. She went on to mention that Mr Rushdie referred to her as "bad investment." 

News website nydailynews also reported that she mentioned, soon after her homecoming from a critical surgery, the author left for a trip, and before leaving he said: "The show must go on, after all." 

Padma, who also described Mr Rushdie as, "lethally eloquent", mentioned his reaction after she featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine during the second season of Top Chef, which she has been hosting. "The only time Newsweek put me on their cover was when someone was trying to put a bullet in my head," he had said. 

Earlier, in an interview to IANS, Padma had also said about her ex-husband: "Now there is somebody who has great wit and is a great flirt. I don't regret a day I spent with Salman, but it was tiring. He has a big life, and it only got bigger when we were together. I'm happy to have stood next to him holding his hand, but we were in very different parts of our lives." 

Padma has daughter Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell with computer mogul Adam Dell, while Mr Rushdie's marriage to the Indian-American actress was his fourth one. 




[home] [prev]  1 2 [3]11-15 of 15


Comment

your name*

email address*

comments*
You may use these HTML tags:<p> <u> <i> <b> <strong> <del> <code> <hr> <em> <ul> <li> <ol> <span> <div>

verification code*
 



'Bharat Kumar' to get Dadasaheb Phalke award
04.03.16 - PT media
'Bharat Kumar' to get Dadasaheb Phalke award



The Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year has been announced for veteran actor Manoj Kumar. The Dadasaheb Phalke award is India's highest award in cinema. This year, Kumar will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema over the years.
 
Manoj Kumar, a name best known for acting in and directing films on themes of patriotism, has been known by the more-popular epithet, 'Bharat Kumar'. Films like Woh Kaun Thi?, Roti Kapda Aur Makan, Kranti are all gems from Kumar.
 
Last year, the Dadasaheb Phalke award was given to Shashi Kapoor.




[home] [prev]  1 2 [3]11-15 of 15


Comment

your name*

email address*

comments*
You may use these HTML tags:<p> <u> <i> <b> <strong> <del> <code> <hr> <em> <ul> <li> <ol> <span> <div>

verification code*
 



Selfie Craze : 5 tourists fall off cliff in Goa, 2 severely hurt
03.03.16 - PT Team
Selfie Craze : 5 tourists fall off cliff in Goa, 2 severely hurt



The selfie craze seems to have gone very awry in India.
 
The Washington Post has reported that of at least 27 "selfie-related” deaths around the world last year, about half occurred in India. Indians were killed by an oncoming train, falling out of a boat, falling off a cliff, falling into a canal and drowning in the sea while taking selfies. In September, a Japanese died after falling down the steps of the Taj Mahal while taking a selfie.
 
Five tourists were injured recently , two of them severely, when they fell off a cliff while clicking selfies at Anjuna village in Panaji.
 
Goa police have asked a sub-divisional magistrate to record the statement of two of the women who were seriously injured in the incident and admitted to hospital.
 
The five persons fell off the cliff on February 22 when the gate of the railing on which they were leaning opened, police said.
 
The incident occurred near the hillside cottages where the tourists were staying.
 
"Two women fell on their back on a stone and are currently admitted in a private hospital. The doctors have said that they might be paralysed for life," police inspector Paresh Naik told PTI today.
 
The three others were discharged after primary treatment, he said.
 
"The family members of the two women have refused to file any formal police complaint, but we have requested sub- divisional magistrate to record their statements," Mr Naik said.
 
Police refused to divulge the names of the women, but said that all those injured in the incident are in their late 20s.
 
(Picture is representational only)




[home] [prev]  1 2 [3]11-15 of 15


Comment

your name*

email address*

comments*
You may use these HTML tags:<p> <u> <i> <b> <strong> <del> <code> <hr> <em> <ul> <li> <ol> <span> <div>

verification code*
 



Preity Zinta gets Married in Los Angeles
01.03.16 - PT Team
Preity Zinta gets Married in Los Angeles



After months of speculations, the news is finally out. Actress Preity Zinta has tied the knot with her longtime beau, Gene Goodenough, as reported by Filmfare.com.
 
According to the report, the actress got hitched to Gene Goodenough on February 29, 2016 at Los Angeles. The wedding was apparently a very private affair with only the bride and groom's immediate family and close friends present.

While the actress kept denying all claims that she would soon be walking down the aisle, pictures suggest otherwise. Preity's close friends, Sussanne Khan and Surily Goel were spotted holidaying in LA and while there, they also posted a lot of pictures on their Instagram account. This further confirmed the fact that Preity was indeed getting married in The City of Angels, Los Angeles.
 
Buzz is that Preity plans to have her version of the big, fat Indian wedding once she is back in the country in April.




[home] [prev]  1 2 [3]11-15 of 15


Comment

your name*

email address*

comments*
You may use these HTML tags:<p> <u> <i> <b> <strong> <del> <code> <hr> <em> <ul> <li> <ol> <span> <div>

verification code*
 







MOST VISITED
YOU MAY LIKE

TOPIC CLOUD

TAGS CLOUD

ARCHIVE



Copyright © 2016-2017







NEWS LETTER