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‘Dear Friend Hitler’ – Bollywood’s First Film On Hitler Starring Anupam Kher.

In Film, India on June 8, 2010 at 8:15 am

Oh dear! Anupam Kher as Hitler and Neha Dhupia as Eva Braun. The director Rakesh Ranjan Kumar seems to be making a leap from sound designer to director.  He’s getting a LOT of press for just announcing the film.

Kudos to Rakesh Kumar for being the first Indian to take on Hitler as his directorial debut film subject. Here’s a word of advice – you better read up and get the history damned right. Otherwise you’ll end up making an international fool of not just yourself but India’s film industry as well.

Here’s a good place to start your reading.

Rakesh maintains that the film also shows how Hitler contributed to India’s independence and what happened to soldiers in Subhas Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Legion in Germany. “It shows Hitler’s love for India and how he indirectly contributed to Indian independence. It also depicts the struggle for survival of the lesser known Indian Legion soldiers who were left in Germany by Subhas Bose to fight for India’s independence and Germany’s prestige,” said Rakesh. (NDTV)

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Only Six Movies In The World Have Crossed The $1 Billion Box Office Mark.

In Film, India on May 27, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Wow! Imagine those unimaginable odds!

Full list is here.

Mallika Sherawat Tweets ‘Love, Barack’ Poster.

In Advertising, Entertainment, Film, India on May 26, 2010 at 6:10 am

Mallika Sherawat knows how to cut a pose.  She tweeted this poster from the Cannes Film Festival.  Not much more is known about the film.

We think the use of the American flag is in very poor taste.

First Gay Film Festival Begins in India

In Film on April 23, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Launched by Bollywood star and gay rights advocate Celina Jaitley, the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2010 is taking place this weekend April 22-25, with more than 100 films from 25 countries.

Best of luck to all the filmmakers.  If you’d like to attend, please see more information here.  And should you attend, please drop us a line and share your experience – we’d love to hear about it!

(Hattip: Daniel Extra)

Remembering Charlie Chaplin On His 120th B-Day.

In Event, Film, Gandhi, History on April 16, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Charlie Chaplin and Gandhi meet in East London on September 23rd, 1931. 

Mahatma Gandhi impressed Charlie Chaplin with his view that supreme independence meant shedding oneself of unnecessary things. (Bhawana Verma)