Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts tagged as The Indian Express Ltd

Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu picked to head Cannes jury, first Mexican in post

Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu won best director Oscar for The Revenant in 2016 and Birdman in 2015, among numerous awards. The Cannes film festival, he said, is the heart of world cinema.
Award-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu will preside over the jury at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May. Advertising Festival president Pierre Lescure, announcing the choice on Wednesday, praised Inarritu — the first Mexican to be given the honour — as a daring filmmaker full of surprises and an artist of his time.Inarritu said in the statement that this is a true delight and a responsibility that we will assume with passion and devotion.
The Cannes festival, he said, is the heart of world cinema.Inarritu won best director Oscar for The Revenant in 2016 and Birdman in 2015, among numerous awards.AdvertisingCate Blanchett served as jury president last year when the Palme dOr, the top prize, was awarded to Shoplifters by Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu.

Please follow and like us:

Total Dhamaal box office collection Day 6: Ajay Devgn film earns Rs 88.05 crore

Total Dhamaal box office collection Day 6: Total Dhamaal is expected to enter the 100 crore club during its second weekend. In six days, the film earned Rs 88.05 crore.

By Entertainment Desk |New Delhi | Related News Total Dhamaal box office collection Day 5: Ajay Devgn-Anil Kapoor film mints Rs 81 croreTotal Dhamaal box office collection Day 4: Ajay Devgn film earns Rs 72.25 croreAnil Kapoor wants to feature in Sachin Tendulkars biopic Total Dhamaal box office collection Day 6: The film will possibly cross the 100 crore mark in its second weekend.Total Dhamaal might have been panned by critics but the film is winning the hearts of the audience.
In the first week of its release, the Ajay Devgn starrer has done great business at the box office. In six days, the film earned Rs 88.05 crore.AdvertisingAdarsh also estimated that the film will possibly cross Rs 92 crore in the first week and cross the 100 crore mark during its second weekend.Total Dhamaal has already emerged as the most successful film in the Dhamaal franchise.Total Dhamaal stars Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi and Javed Jaffrey and Sanjay Mishra among others.
The Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta gave one-and-a-half stars to Total Dhamaal and mentioned in her review, Brainless comedies can be a lot of fun (brain, stop smirking), but they need to be written with smarts. Here, the CGI animals (the climactic chunk of the film is set in a zoo) have more effect than the humans.
A rhino’s horn becomes a pointed spear for falling backsides. A chimp and an elephant are used to give us lessons on kindness.
And a roaring tiger becomes the emblem of Gujju pride, with a character saying: a Gandhi chased the Brits away, and the one we have now will conquer all. Clap clap.Pandering to the powers that be? Oh, fully. AdvertisingThis weekend, Total Dhamaal will witness some competition as Luka Chuppi and Sonchiriya release on March 1.0

Please follow and like us:

In U-turn, Tej Hazarika says privilege to receive Bharat Ratna on father’s behalf

“It is a tremendous honour, for me and my family to be invited by the GOI to accept the Bharat Ratna on behalf of my late father.
By Express News Service |Guwahati | Related News Tej Hazarika clarifies: Dreamlike privilege to receive Bharat Ratna for fatherThe best tributeAny controversy over Bhupen Hazarikas Bharat Ratna totally unnecessary: Brother “It is unfortunate that (some) people would completely misinterpret my public February 11 statement regarding the Bharat Ratna itself by sadly misrepresenting my view of it,” said Tej Renowned singer and Bharat Ratna awardee Bhupen Hazarika’s son Tej, who had earlier criticised the Centre over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, alleging his father’s name was used for pushing it, said on Friday that he has been invited by the central government to receive the award and it was a “dreamlike privilege” to receive it on behalf of his father.AdvertisingThe Bill, passed in the Lok Sabha last month, was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha and hence lapsed.
It will be my dreamlike privilege to receive it for my father and his fans and followers everywhere,” Tej said in a message to The Indian Express.He added, “As always, I will strive to follow in my father’s footsteps to work to bring light where there is darkness.”Earlier this month, Tej, protesting the “painfully unpopular” Bill, put the government on notice saying that it was “actually undermining” his father’s “documented position” and “would in reality be in direct opposition to what Bhupenda believed in his heart of hearts”.AdvertisingBut in his Friday statement, Tej wrote: “It is unfortunate that (some) people would completely misinterpret my public February 11 statement regarding the Bharat Ratna itself by sadly misrepresenting my view of it.”

Please follow and like us:

Last six months have been the most difficult of my career: Aaron Finch

Australian ODI skipper Aaron Finch on Thursday revealed that playing in all the three formats of the game was a “mental challenge.
Since making his Test debut against Pakistan, the right-handed batsman has just managed to fetch 428 runs in the 24 innings he has played in all formats of the game.
Advertising Probably the last six months have been the most difficult of my career in terms of chopping and changing formats, making my Test debut and playing a bit more Test cricket was probably a bit of a mental challenge more than anything, the 32-year-old told Sporting News.He further said, To play in Dubai and come straight back into an ODI and T20 series and Test matches and things like that, its probably been the longest sustained period that Ive played cricket for Australia.
In terms of that, it was quite mentally challenging and something that I probably didn’t give the guys who played all three formats of the game enough credit in. You see them come off a Test series into a one-day game and you think, gee, they’re a bit flat and you dont know why, theyre playing cricket for Australia.
Its not until youve been in that position yourself that every now and then, you need five minutes to yourself at times and to just get away.The 32-year-old got off to a good start to his Test career as he scored 62 and 49 in the first two innings against Pakistan.

Please follow and like us: