Indian Films

A star is reborn

Indian film star Sridevi returns to the big screen in <i>English Vinglish</i>.

Fifteen years after she stepped out of the spotlight to focus on her family, Indian film star Sridevi returns with a new movie. P. Ramakrishnan meets the Bollywood legend.

Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 11:59pm

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

Don't worry, be happy

You would never think an MBA graduate from a top Indian university, who worked as an investment banker for 11 years, would advise young people: 'Don't take life too seriously.'

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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

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

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

Versatile Indian singing star KK plans to rock up his repertoire for live Hong Kong debut tonight

For his first live show in Hong Kong, tonight, Indian singer KK (real name Krishnakumar Kunnath) plans to rock. One of India's most versatile singers, he is equally at ease with a soft love song as he is with a rocking Bollywood number.

1 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

Asha Bhosle right in tune with HK crowd

Trust legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle, 78, to remain as sharp as a tack soon after landing in Hong Kong. When asked how she was looking forward to her second concert on our smoggy shores, she retorted, with her impish grin: 'It's my third! I've been to Hong Kong a few times for personal reasons - I first came to Hong Kong back in 1960 - my goodness how it has changed.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Jeremy Lin

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Detective pulled from Basha case; two arrests

The detective leading the investigation into the death of Canadian student Joey Basha has been pulled off the case, while two people have been arrested after being found with the 25-year-old's mobile phone.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

How to cook up a fresh start

The judges in the latest series of India's version of MasterChef, the reality TV show that originated in Britain, were curious about the talented young woman who cooked with style but kept to herself. Even with the other contestants, Shipra Khanna was reticent, unwilling to talk about herself and displaying little interest in them or their backgrounds.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Bad intentions

'If your mother knew what you had done, she'd shoot you herself,' says an exasperated inspector in an undisclosed Kuala Lumpur prison, confronting the master criminal.

'You didn't know my mother,' grunts the tattoo-covered, muscle-bound Don, the hint of a wicked grin escaping his lips.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Canadian disappears in Kowloon

A Canadian student missing in Hong Kong for nearly a week seemed groggy and spaced out when he was last seen, his flatmate said.

Joseph 'Joey' Basha, 25, (pictured) was not himself the night he went missing, flatmate Dino Lee said.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Hold the romance - Shahrukh Khan's back to being a baddie in big-budget Bollywood export

After a string of Bollywood rom-coms over the past decade, Shahrukh Khan returns to form as a ruthless underworld kingpin in Don 2. Khan's rise to the pinnacle of fame in films where be took the role of villainous anti-heros, film producer Ritesh Sidhwani said.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am