Rachel Morrison Created History! By Becoming 1st Oscar Nominated Female Cinematographer

New Delhi:After 90 long years, another glass ceiling has finally been broken at the Motion Picture Academy. First time in the history of Oscars, a woman is nominated for Best Cinematography.

The one who made history on Tuesday, by becoming the first female director of photography to receive an Oscar nomination; is cinematographer Rachel Morrison.

Morrison is up for the honour for her impressive film work on the acclaimed period drama ‘Mudbound’ focused on a black family and a white family in Jim Crow-era Mississippi.


SC Clears Deck For Padmavat Release, Rajasthan Continues To Protest

New DelhiThe Supreme Court on Thursday refused to modify its earlier order that had cleared the decks for the nationwide release of film 'Padmaavat' on Thursday. A bench, headed by Chief Justice DipakMisra, rejected the pleas filed by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments against the release of the film in the two states. It said, people must understand that orders of the top court have to be abided with.

The bench said, it is the obligation of the states to maintain law and order. It asked the states to follow its order and gave them the liberty to approach it again if the situation arises.


Lokendra Singh Says KalviKarni Sena Open To Watching 'Padmaavat' Ahead Of Its Release

New Delhi: The Shree Rajput KarniSena, a group opposing film 'Padmaavat' has said it is ready to watch the Bollywood period drama as offered by Bhansali productions to end the logjam on the issue.

The film, slated to be released on January 25, has been been facing protests by KarniSena and other fringe groups over allegations that historical facts were distorted in the flick.

"We are ready to watch the film. We never said that we will not watch the film. The filmmaker had assured us one year ago that he will go for a special screening and now he has written for the screening and we are ready for that," Sena leader Lokendra Singh Kalvi, who was in Uttar Pradesh, told over the phone.


Let’s Celebrate The 120th Birthday Of Montage Pioneer Sergei Eisenstein With Google Doodle

New Delhi: On Monday, Google celebrated the 120th birth anniversary of Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein with an animated doodle. Eisenstein is known as the father of montage technique in filmmaking.

The Soviet film director was a pioneer in the theory and practice of the montage, a film editing technique involving combining short pieces of film to condense space, time and information. 

Many films probably come to mind when thinking of that word. Montage is a popular artistic choice in movies and television. It enables the filmmaker to emote a feeling while using minimal to no dialogue. For those who may not know what a montage, is a technique in editing in which a series of short shots are edited into a sequence to condense space, time, and information.


Irrfan,Vidya Balan Win Big At Filmfare Awards 2017

New Delhi: Bollywood star Irrfan Khan has bagged the best actor trophy for his realistic and effective portrayal of a middle-class father in "Hindi Medium", while romantic-comedy "Bareilly kiBarfi" earned other top two honours, including the best director award for AshwinyIyer at the 63rd Filmfare Awards.

The second award for "Bareilly kiBarfi" came for RajkummarRao in the best supporting actor category. 

Held last evening in Mumbai, the prestigious award ceremony gave away the best actor (female) award to VidyaBalan for her heartwarming performance of a housewife-turned-radio jockey in "Tumhari Sulu".

It was not only Irrfan but even "Hindi Medium" won in highest category - taking home the best film award. The dramedy, which marked the debut of director SaketChoudhary, was hit with the masses and the critics, and became one of the first successes of B
ollywood in 2017, which until then suffered a dry spell at the box office.

Much like the last year, the award ceremony also more or less belonged to Rajkummar. He won the best actor (critics) award for his hard-hitting performance in survival drama "Trapped". The film also won in technical categories - best editing and best sound design.

His "Newton", which was selected as India’s official entry for the upcoming Oscars in the best foreign film category, also received two honours - best film (critics) and best original story for its writer-director Amit V Masurkar.

Critics choice for best actor (female) went to teenage star ZairaWasim for "Secret Superstar". The film also earned an award in the best supporting actor (female) category for MeherVij, who played Zaira’s mother.

Actor-filmmaker KonkonaSensharma bagged the best debut director for "A Death in the Gunj". The suspense drama also won in the best costume and best cinematography categories.

"JaggaJasoos" might have been a box office dud but the film won big for its music. Pritam took home the best music album award, while Amitabh Bhattacharya received the honour for best lyrics. Pritam also bagged the award for the films background score.
"JaggaJasoos" also won in the category of best choreography for Vijay Ganguly and RuelDausanVarindani for the song "Galti se mistake".

The best playback singer (female) went to debutante Meghna Mishra for the song "NachdiPhira" (Secret Superstar), while singing sensation Arijit Singh received the best playback singer (male) award for "Rokenarukenaina" from "Badrinath Ki Dulhania".

Veteran music composer BappiLahiri and actor Mala Sinha were honoured with the lifetime achievement award.

AyushmannKhurrana-starrer "ShubhMangalSaavdhan" earned writer Hitesh Kewalya the award for best dialogue.

Critically-acclaimed drama "MuktiBhawan" got ShubhashishBhutiani the trophy for best screenplay.
Superstar Salman Khans blockbuster "Tiger ZindaHai" received the best action award. ArjunRampals "Daddy" won in the category of best production design.