Case filed against PVR and BookMyShow for charging customers ‘internet handling fees’ 

Case filed against PVR and BookMyShow for charging customers ‘internet handling fees’ 

Hyderabad-based NGO, Forum Against Corruption has moved the Hyderabad court against ticketing service providers PVR and BookMyShow, as well as the department of information and technology, for charging consumers extra ‘internet handling fees’. The case is expected to be heard on 23 March.  The case is a product of an RTI filed by Vijay Gopal,…

Bhaskar Hazarika’s Aamis to compete at 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

Bhaskar Hazarika’s Aamis to compete at 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

After making his directorial debut with Kothanodi (2015), filmmaker Bhaskar Hazarika is back in action with Aamis which makes its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in competition this April. Starring Lima Das, Arghadeep Baruah, Neetali Das, Sagar Saurabh, the film tells the story of a married woman, Niri, who strikes up a friendship…

3-day film festival to be held across India

3-day film festival to be held across India

The Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) will celebrate International Women’s Day with an International Women’s Film Festival 2019 from 8 to 10 March throughout India. The festival will be held in Kolkata, Guwahati, Imphal, Hyderabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Puducherry, Jamshedpur, Kolhapur, Madurai, Karimnagar, Mumbai as well as other cities, showcasing a mélange of internationally…

3-day film fesival to be held across India

3-day film fesival to be held across India

The Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) will celebrate the International Women’s Day with the International Women’s Film Festival 2019 from 8 to 10 March throughout India. The fest will be held in Kolkata, Guwahati, Imphal, Hyderabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Puducherry, Jamshedpur, Kolhapur, Madurai, Karimnagar, Mumbai as well as other cities, showcasing a melange of…

Hotstar announces 4 original shows produced by Applause Entertainment

Hotstar announces 4 original shows produced by Applause Entertainment

Like Netflix and Amazon, Hotstar too will produce original shows especially for the digital medium. The leading OTT platform in the country with around 150 million users per month, Hotstar will launch four new shows, produced by Applause Entertainment. According to a report in Variety.com, the shows to be debuted under the brand, Hotstar Specials,…

15th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival to be organised in New Delhi from 5-7 March

15th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival to be organised in New Delhi from 5-7 March

The 15th IAWRT (International Association of Women in Radio and Television) Asian Women’s Film Festival will be held at the India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi from 5-7 March. The Asian Women’s Film Festival (AWFF) was first held in New Delhi in the year 2005. The festival has grown in strength and popularity over the…

All Indian Cine Workers Association announces ban on Pakistani artistes

All Indian Cine Workers Association announces ban on Pakistani artistes

The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) on Monday announced a ban on Pakistani artistes in the country, saying they will resort to strong action against anyone who collaborates with talent from Pakistan. The announcement comes in the aftermath of the 14 February terror attack on CRPF troopers in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. In a…

Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma to return Padma Shri in protest against Citizenship Bill

Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma to return Padma Shri in protest against Citizenship Bill

Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma, who has won the National Award 15 times, on Sunday announced that he would return the Padma Shri — the fourth highest civilian award in India — to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016. “The Bill is against the interest of the people of northeast and the indigenous people…