Cinema of India

Postcard: Mumbai

The Edward Theatre, which dates back to 1918, is one of the single-screen cinemas enjoying a mini-revival in Mumbai.

It's a fact that most of India celebrates the holy Khan triumvirate (Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh) on celluloid.

Sunday, 14 April, 2013, 4:40pm

Son names and shames father in paternity suit

Son names and shames father in paternity suit

Among Rohit Shekhar's earliest childhood memories are visits from a kindly "uncle" who would come to his mother's Delhi home, bringing him snazzy pencil boxes and chocolates, and sing Hindi movie songs to him.

17 Sep 2012 - 9:19am

Multicultural cast to stage Indian hit as a musical

A theatre company hopes to stage an educational musical adaptation of the novel on which hit Bollywood comedy 3 Idiots was based.

Ko Tin-lung, artistic director of the Chung Ying Theatre Company, said the performances for students at the Sunbeam Theatre would feature a multicultural cast to expand audiences' cultural horizons.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

New Delhi

Aamir Khan has always stood out from the Bollywood crowd in his choice of subjects, his risk-taking, his controversial opinions and his refusal to do the things that other stars do (he refuses to endorse consumer products, for example).

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Khalil Fong still the sexiest vegetarian

Khalil Fong Dai-tung wouldn't have a problem attracting groupies if it took his fancy. The local singer-songwriter has been named Asia's sexiest vegetarian man for a second time this year in a poll by Peta, beating nominees including Indian 3 Idiots star R. Madhavan, mainland actor Huang Junpeng and Canto-pop star Louis Cheung Kai-chung.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

A rude awakening

You know you're entering uncharted territory for the usually squeaky clean Bollywood when a film opens with a stool sample and a bag of cocaine getting mixed up.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am


Having spent his decade-long career producing documentaries about, among other subjects, sexual assaults in American prisons, reggae musicians in Brazilian slums and narcocorrupci?n in Colombia, Jeff Zimbalist says he was used to opting for sense rather than sensitivity at work.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I understand if they get upset because we are beating them up quite often in the film

Actor Saif Ali Khan, the Indian James Bond, on his film being banned in Pakistan

Hitting bottom never felt so good. Can't wait to share what I'm seeing w/ you

Film director James Cameron's tweet from the Mariana trench, 11km below sea level

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bollywood golden girl makes a nostalgic homecoming and sizzles at cinema awards

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif sauntered up the stage at the Venetian Macao at the weekend to pick up the International Icon female accolade at the annual Zee Cine Awards. Her brief sojourn in Macau and Hong Kong came with a whiff of nostalgia for her.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Bollywood's brightest stars heading for Macau awards extravaganza

A constellation of Indian stars will be shooting over to the Venetian Macao for the annual Zee Cine Awards on Saturday. A ceremony honouring the best and brightest of the Hindi film industry and its all-singing, all-dancing escapades of the past year, the show will feature a roster of top acts, led by the unofficial king of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

New Delhi

Bollywood films are probably not the favourite genre of faculty at the New York Film Academy but a branch of the acting school is to open next year in India to groom a new generation of filmmakers.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

3 Idiots (Film)

The 2009 comedy 3 Idiots is a blockbuster Bollywood film directed by Rajkumar Hirani, and based on the best-seller Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat.

Farhan (Madhavan), Raju (Sharman Joshi) and Rancho (Aamir Khan) are friends at a top university. The dean labels them the 'three idiots' because of their free-spirited attitude.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Laughs from the cram factory

The 2009 Indian comedy 3 Idiots is a blockbuster Bollywood film directed by Rajkumar Hirani, and based on the bestseller Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat.

Farhan (Madhavan), Raju (Sharman Joshi) and Rancho (Aamir Khan) are friends at a top university. They are free-spirited and so draw the ire of the dean who labels them 'three idiots'.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Indian road trip breaks all records

From genius servant boys and crashing weddings to 10-year bets, 3 Idiots is an Indian comedy full of wit and drama. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film is loosely based on the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Bollywood calling

Japan has always been on Bollywood's radar. As far back as 1966 there was the popular film Love in Tokyo and its sing-along theme, Sayonara Sayonara.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am