Movies

CR officials direct RGV to contact Railway Board for permission to shoot at CST

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/11/Ram%20Gopal%20Varma.jpg?itok=Pe994CN7

MUMBAI: In his quest to stay afloat given the washout of his latest film Department, Ram Gopal Varma is making a film based on the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.

Recently, Varma went to the Central Railway (CR) headquarters at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) to seek permission from the public relations department to shoot some scenes at the station.

It is said that the CR authorities denied any permission and asked the filmmaker to approach the Railway Board in Delhi. Reportedly the authorities didn‘t want any gory images or blood to be shown as the incident wasn‘t one to be glorified. "So, we have asked the production to send the proposal in writing and we will be permitting them to shoot the scenes only if we feel that it will not affect the railways‘ image," said a CR official.

Varma‘s team is also scouting other locations and strategic places like Cama Hospital and the vehicle by which the terrorists had entered and gone on a rampage around the city. They are also trying to rope in the railway announcer who saved many lives on the night of the attacks.

Varma had initially courted controversy when he visited the terror-ravaged hotels (Taj Mahal and the Oberoi) soon after the terror strike along with the then chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and his son Riteish Deshmukh.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/26/rucha.jpg?itok=BCDLcLzt
Rucha Pathak joins Excel Entertainment as producer

MUMBAI: Rucha Pathak has joined Excel Entertainment as producer. She was chief creative officer at Fox Star Studios. Excel Entertainment is strengthening its team in preparation for their 2021-2022 slate of films and shows. As a producer Rucha Pathak has been actively backing innovative scripts and...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/25/hollywood.jpg?itok=dnJHDofj
Venice Film Festival is on for September

MUMBAI: The Venice film festival will not be postponed and will be held as planned, reports Variety. The website has quoted Veneto governor Luca Zaia as saying that the world’s longest-running film festival will take place between September 2 and 12. The prestigious film festival will be held as...

Movies Hollywood
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/25/sc.jpg?itok=fGmUZYNj
OTT release won’t disrupt cinema ecosystem, theatres to rebound

The Advertising Club Bangalore recently organised a webinar ‘The Future of Cinema’ that delved into various aspects of the cinema business and how the industry will deal with this pandemic.

Movies Movies On Mutiple Platforms
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/23/camera.jpg?itok=nkOEfg7n
Producers’ guild issues safety guidelines for shooting

MUMBAI: Producers’ Guild of India has issued a list of protective measures to be adopted during filming. According to the producer's handbook, prior training and daily briefing about sanitization will be given to members present at the set. The association has urged crew members and people present...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/23/filmaker.jpg?itok=U-s1Kyg7
Producers’ guild, filmmakers provide vanity vans for on-duty cops

MUMBAI: Ever since the Covid2019 pandemic stuck us, the film fraternity has been standing at the vanguard of providing the much-needed succour and support to the needy and the affected. The industry has been leading by example by extending whatever help it could in these times of crisis. Now,...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/23/lion.jpg?itok=db5iZ8Ti
Lionsgate reports $944 million revenue in Q4

Global content leader Lionsgate has reported fourth quarter (ending 31 March, 2020) revenue of $944 million, operating loss of $12 million and net loss attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $45 million or $0.20 diluted net loss per share on 219.9 million diluted weighted average common shares...

Movies International
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/23/th.jpg?itok=UdvAI4Gz
How to bring audience back to cinema halls?

The Covid2019 pandemic has ravaged the film and exhibition sectors the most. With the aviation industry and restaurant services opening up soon it would be interesting to see how cinemas in India are prepping.

Movies Movies On Mutiple Platforms
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/22/impaa.jpg?itok=BxFqphXs
Producers' association appeals to pay dues to workers, artists

MUMBAI: Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) has requested its members to pay the dues to their employees, workers, artists and technicians as soon as possible to enable them to survive in these difficult times.  The association reminded all its members of the situation of the...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/21/vikam.jpg?itok=ISojOqRg
Legendary Global, Library Pictures to produce Vikramaditya’s Hindi series

MUMBAI: Los Angeles-based Legendary Global and Library Pictures will co-finance and produce two seasons of a Hindi-language dark comedy-drama series to be directed by Vikramaditya Motwane (pictured), reports Variety. The deal is touted as a prelude to Legendary Global’s ongoing expansion plans into...

Movies Hindi

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required