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Argo wins BAFTA award

MUMBAI: Iran hostage drama Argo won three awards including best-picture, at yesterday‘s British Academy Film Awards.
 
Ben Affleck was named best director for the film based on a real story of a long shot plan to rescue a group of American diplomats from Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the film also took the editing trophy.
 
Quipped George Clooney, one of the producers of Argo,"I don‘t know what you‘re going to do for a third act."
 
Daniel Day-Lewis won the best-actor trophy for Lincoln - the only prize out of 10 nominations for Steven Spielberg‘s historical biopic. Emmanuelle Riva, the 85-year-old French film legend, was named best actress for Michael Haneke‘s poignant old-age portrait Amour. It also was named best foreign-language film.
 
On the other hand, Les Miserables won four awards including best supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. James Bond adventure Skyfall won trophies for best music and best British film.
 
Meanwhile, Suraj Sharma, who was nominated in the EE Rising Star Award for his role on Life Of Pi, lost the trophy to actress Juno Temple. Juno, the actress of The Atonement was clearly more popular than Sharma as the rising star trophy is the only award at BAFTA that is decided by public vote.

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Inauspicious period for films

The tradition was that no films released during ‘shraaddh’ as it was considered inauspicious. The exhibitors, in such an event, had to feed the cinema halls with either repeat run of old hits or dubbed films from southern India. The tradition has been shelved in the new scheme of things.

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Siddharth Roy Kapur elected Film and TV Guild president

MD and CEO of Disney India Siddharth Roy Kapur has been unanimously elected as the president of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd. at the first meeting of its newly-constituted Guild Council of Management.

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Deloitte: Indian film industry to touch Rs 23,800 crore by 2020

Can the Indian film industry come up to scale and rival the US and Canadian box offices? Yes, it can. The potential is huge, says a new report on the Indian cinema industry released by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India at the Indywood Film Carnival taking place during 24-27 September in Ramoji Film...

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Banjo...Out of sync

Banjo is a musical love story of a young man with a mastery over the stringed instrument. The banjo is said to have its origin in Africa. The instrument is seen to be more popular during festivals in India.

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Parched...Dry run at box office

Leena Yadav’s Parched debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. Ever since, it has been on the festival circuit extensively till its theatrical release this week.

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'Visanarai' to represent India at Oscars

The Tamil film ‘Visanarai’ (Interrogation) will represent India at the American Academy of Motion Pictures (Oscars) awards next year. This was announced by the selection committee set up by the Film Federation of India in Hyderabad.

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'Days of Tafree' twists 'Chello Divas'

MUMBAI: Gujarati blockbuster Chhello Divas will hit cinemas across the country as Days of Tafree - In Class; Out of Class. The movie is produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Rashmi Sharma Films and will release it on 23 September.

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Pink: Neither strategy nor reviews helped

Pink, with Shoojit Sircar as the force behind the film, was much hyped. The film also enjoyed a great deal of media and critics support. However, all this hype did not help the film as the response on the opening day remained tepid with a business of about Rs 4.2 crore.

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Sony Max2 initiates Double Trouble film festival

The Double role formula has wooed the Indian audience ever since and has been a major success in Bollywood. This September Sony Max2 attempts to ride high on this formula by doubling up the entertainment quotient for its viewers with Double Trouble film festival starting from 19 September until 23...

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