Cannes: Grammy and Oscar-winning musician A.R. Rahman broke his Ramadan fast and had his iftar dinner here. Rahman is here to promote his directorial "Le Musk" (India's first virtual reality film) presented by Intel at the Cannes Film Festival. He took to Instagram, where he posted several photographs of himself. In one image, Rahman is seen sitting and holding a glass of apple juice and salad kept on the table. He captioned the image: "8:51 pm iftaar". View this post on Instagram 851 pm iftaar ???????????? A post shared by @ arrahman on May 13, 2019 at 12:03pm PDT Iftar breaks the daily fast of Ramadan for Muslims around the world. Cannes Film Festival 2019 Deepika Padukone sweats it hard in the GYM Before hitting the RED CARPET of Cannes 2019 In another image, he shared a poster which read: "Scent of a song: A musical sensory experience by A.R. Rahman". View this post on Instagram Experience “Scent of a song“ from @LeMuskFilm - A … [Read more...] about A.R. Rahman has iftar dinner at Cannes
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Many music directors and singers, including Himesh Reshammiya, Sonu Nigam and Shekhar Ravjiani, have ventured into acting. Following his peers is now music composer Salim Merchant, who recently tested his acting skills in a short film opposite Tillotama Shome. “I have been creating music for as long as I can remember. The music industry is an ocean, and I wanted to drown in it. When I started preparing for my role as an actor, I realised the difficulty I was facing. My heart and soul still lie in music, of course,” says Salim. While most music directors have chosen to do full-fledged films, Salim chose the unconventional route. “I have been approached to do films several times in the past. But I wasn’t comfortable with the roles, as I was being offered small parts. I’ll be honest. For my first acting role, no matter how small, I wanted to play the lead,” he says. READ: Where is our credit: Salim MerchantThe music … [Read more...] about I wanted to play the lead: Salim Merchant on his acting debut
Tannishtha Chatterjee is living her best life. The actor, singer and director has to her credit movies such as Brick Lane, Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley (where she played Masa, a gypsy woman), Lion (with Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman), Parched, Angry Indian Goddesses, and Gulaab Gang, among others. She recently made her directorial debut with Roam Rome Mein, where she also starred alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui, for which she won the Asian Star Award at this year’s prestigious Busan film festival. She’s won a National Award, recently adopted a girl, and sang at the Royal Opera House in London with British composer Jocelyn Pook. What’s it like to be doing it all and still just 38? Take a look.I believe in a combination of balanced diet and regular exercise. Physical activity just enhances well-being. My favourite form of exercise is swimming. I prefer outdoor pools. If the weather permits then I go for walks and now that I have adopted a four-year-old daughter I go … [Read more...] about Travel enriches a person, says Tannishtha Chatterjee
Alongside classics from France, China and Brazil, there’s now Ketan Mehta’s Mirch Masala, Mrinal Sen’s Ek Din Achanak, Dilip Chitre’s Godam and Vijaya Mehta’s Pestonjee on offer on the streaming platform MUBI, a month after its launch in India on November 16.PLAYING THE NUMBERS GAMEMUBI was set up to showcase old, rare, arthouse and documentary films that you “absolutely, definitely, need to have seen” but probably don’t have access to, in the words of its founder, Efe Çakarel. As its subscriber base has grown, its movies have begun to go more mainstream. Today, you can look forward to The Lighthouse, but can also watch John Wick or The Imitation Game .In India, the platform says it plans to draw from local film festivals, showcase a cross-section of cinema, especially from southern India.MUBI was set up in 2007 not so much to compete with Netflix, Amazon Prime and the rest, as to offer the … [Read more...] about As streaming platform MUBI grows, can it stay true to its roots?
Debjoy Mallick’s short film ‘Mirage’ tries to capture a fraction of a core emotion with four interlinked stories. The short has an ensemble cast including Bharat Kaul, Pratyusha Paul, Mishmee Das, Arunava Dutta, Aparajita Adhya, Laddu, Suvajit Kar, Payel Dutta and Tapas Chakraborty. The first story is about a girl, who has everything she wants and nothing that she needs. Much like us all, a little girl lost in the abyss of over-achievement and over-compensation. The second story revolves around a teacher and her relationship with her mask. Sometimes, we need magic realism to bring us to face our own reality. The third one is designed by fate, like, literally. Meanwhile, the fourth story is a tale of the vanity in rhetoric. We see flip sides of dreams, any kind of dreams. Each of the four stories is woven by surrealism and the content is introspective. “The idea of the film was first conceived 4 years ago. Suddenly like a gush of toxic air, some societal … [Read more...] about Woven by surrealism, ‘Mirage’ is a collage of four stories