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  • Happy birthday A R Rahman: 5 times the music maverick made us all proud

    Happy birthday A R Rahman: 5 times the music maverick made us all proud

    Ace music composer A R Rahman has done it all, from winning the Academy Award for best original score to representing the nation on a global level. The musician has made every Indian proud with his contributions in the field of arts and music. Fondly called as the Mozart of Madras, Rahman is considered as...

    January 6, 2018
  • A R Rahman’s Qutub- E- Kripa’s music shortlisted for Academy Awards

    A R Rahman’s Qutub- E- Kripa’s music shortlisted for Academy Awards

    Hollywood film “Lake of Fire” songs that have been composed by Qutub-E-Kripa, an ensemble of student musicians of AR Rahman’s music academy KM Music Conservatory, have been shortlisted for the Best Original Song at the 2018 Academy Awards. On Tuesday, the Academy unveiled the list of contenders which included three songs of the film–“Have you...

    December 19, 2017
  • Hosting Oscars tops Kevin Hart’s bucket list

    Hosting Oscars tops Kevin Hart’s bucket list

    It is one of the toughest gigs in Hollywood but actor-comedian Kevin Hart says given a chance, he would love to host the Academy Awards. The 37-year-old actor, who has previously hosted MTV VMAs, is confident that the Oscars will happen sooner or later, reported Variety. "It would be something I would definitely do just...

    June 1, 2017
  • No dialogue, no message

    No dialogue, no message

    Michael Dudok de Wit, director of animated feature The Red Turtle, had a simple instruction for the artists working on his picture. “Keep it simple, but bring out the details of nature,” says the Londonbased Dutch filmmaker. The result is a film that breaks the rules of today’s animation, rules created by the likes of...

    May 19, 2017
  • The Gong is wrong

    The Gong is wrong

    Let me say from the outset that I have sympathy with those who consider movie people as overpaid, egotistical prima donnas and the Oscars a bloated, gluttonous love in for and by people who have lost all touch with reality. But at the end of the day it’s nice to see in any field —...

    March 4, 2017
  • Academy issues apology for Oscars’ Best Picture goof-up

    Academy issues apology for Oscars’ Best Picture goof-up

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it "deeply" regrets "the mistakes that were made" after the wrong film was announced as the Best Picture winner at the 89th Academy Awards gala. The gaffe occurred on Sunday night when veteran actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope.  Dunaway announced...

    February 28, 2017
  • Academy issues apology for Oscars’ Best Picture goof-up

    Academy issues apology for Oscars’ Best Picture goof-up

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it "deeply" regrets "the mistakes that were made" after the wrong film was announced as the Best Picture winner at the 89th Academy Awards gala. The gaffe occurred on Sunday night when veteran actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope.  Dunaway announced...

    February 28, 2017
  • ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture award at Oscars after confusion

    ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture award at Oscars after confusion

    In perhaps one of the firsts in the history of the Academy Awards, the best picture announcement was marred with goof up. La La Land crew enjoyed a brief moment of glory before it was clarified that in fact Moonlight had taken home the best picture award at the Oscars ceremony. A visibly confused Warren...

    February 27, 2017
  • Weekend Movie Matinee: 10 Movies that deserved an Oscar award

    Weekend Movie Matinee: 10 Movies that deserved an Oscar award

    There is something special, almost sacred about watching a cinematic masterpiece and woe betide the poor soul who dares interrupt the visual treat.  Arguably the most effective medium today despite having first been introduced eons ago, films are meant to evoke emotions, sometimes just the one or at times a plethora of them. And a...

    February 18, 2017
  • Weekend Movie Matinee: 10 Movies that deserved an Oscar award

    Weekend Movie Matinee: 10 Movies that deserved an Oscar award

    There is something special, almost sacred about watching a cinematic masterpiece and woe betide the poor soul who dares interrupt the visual treat.  Arguably the most effective medium today despite having first been introduced eons ago, films are meant to evoke emotions, sometimes just the one or at times a plethora of them. And a...

    February 18, 2017
  • Weekend  Movie Matinee: Oscars’ then and now

    Weekend Movie Matinee: Oscars’ then and now

    Art is the expression of human creative skill and imagination in a visual form to be appreciated for its beauty and emotional power. A work of art when recognised becomes a classic. A film, an art, a brain child of its maker when is critically acclaimed, loved and appreciated, and becomes recipient of the most...

    February 4, 2017
  • Oscars: ‘La La Land’ equals record with 14 nominations

    Oscars: ‘La La Land’ equals record with 14 nominations

    "La La Land", a whimsical ode to Hollywood musicals of the past, tied the record set by "Titanic" and "All About Eve" by bagging 14 nods at the 89th Academy Awards nominations announced on Tuesday. The candy-colored love story earned nods for best picture, best director for 32-year old Damien Chazelle and best actress and...

    January 24, 2017
  • Oscars: ‘La La Land’ equals record with 14 nominations

    Oscars: ‘La La Land’ equals record with 14 nominations

    "La La Land", a whimsical ode to Hollywood musicals of the past, tied the record set by "Titanic" and "All About Eve" by bagging 14 nods at the 89th Academy Awards nominations announced on Tuesday. The candy-colored love story earned nods for best picture, best director for 32-year old Damien Chazelle and best actress and...

    January 24, 2017