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Reliance BIG Pictures to launch KITES music on 29th March
Thursday, May 06, 2010

Mumbai: Reliance Big Pictures and Rakesh Roshan’s highly anticipated film Kites unfolds yet another surprise! Kites marks the debut of actor Hrithik Roshan as a singer on the silver screen. To commemorate this Reliance BIG Pictures is launching the music of Kites on national tele...

Rajshri Productions Announces launch of a youth movie-- Isi Life Mein…!
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mumbai: Haven’t we all been posed with such pertinent questions in the most turbulent phase of our lives…?!! Well, these are the kind of challenges all our 18/ 19 year olds are going to be up against in our forthcoming film Isi Life Mein…! The movie is centered around the lives o...

My Name is Khan Crosses 150 Crores In 10 Days
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mumbai: This week, ‘My Name is Khan’ joined an elite group of successful films & became only the third film in Bollywood history to touch 150 crores worldwide within 10 days of release.

Trade Analysts expect that within the coming week, the film should become the hig...

Orissa Government constituted jury for selection of awardees for State Film fair award
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: For selection of  awardees for  State Film fair award for the year 2008 and 2009 the government has on Wednesday constituted a jury of seven members headed by Bibek Patnaik a retired IAS . A notification has been published&...
School Sanitation Iniative Launched: Aamir Khan Declared Brand Ambassador
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Delhi: The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Kapil Sibal has said that Health and Wellness Clubs will be set up in schools. These clubs will instill among children values of good health and sanitation. He was speaking at the launch of the National School San...

Imran & Deepika starrer 'BREAK KE BAAD' being co-produced by Reliance Big Pictures & Kunal Kohli Productions
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mumbai: Reliance Big Pictures is co-producing Kunal Kohli’s “Break ke baad” starring Imran Khan & Deepika Padukone.

The movie is the first directorial venture of Danish Aslam who was first assistant director to Kunal Kohli on films like “Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic”, “Faa...

Reliance Big Pictures all set to release M.S. Sathyu’s 'IJJODU' on April 30th , 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mumbai: Reliance Big Pictures is all set to release Kannada film Ijjodu on April 30, 2010. The film marks the return of one of Indian cinema’s legendary directors-Mysore Shrinivas Sathyu after twelve long years. Ijjodu, screened at 4 prestigious domestic film festivals, has alrea...

Ranbir Kapoor met Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year Online Contest Winners
Monday, April 26, 2010

Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor met the “Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year” Online Contest Winners undertaken on at the YRF Studios. He met all the contest winners and also clicked photographs with them, giving them a memory to cherish for a lifetime.

Along with ...

Badmaash Company - Music Released
Monday, April 26, 2010

Mumbai: Living the life of champagne wishes and caviar dreams, the four friends of BADMAASH COMPANY discover that to make a business successful you don’t need big money.

All you need is a big idea!

And great music!!!

Bhubaneswar Film Festival concludes
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Report by Orissa diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar:  The three-day 5th Tata DOCOMO Bhubaneswar Film Festival (BFF’10) came to a nostalgic end with the screening of eminent filmmaker Theodoros Angelopoulos’s highly-acclaimed The Weeping Meadow at the Jayadev Bhavan here on Saturd...
Pahari Paintings strengthens Global Relations
Saturday, April 24, 2010
New Delhi: Language, Art and Culture Department in collaboration with Green Shakti Sanstha, New Delhi would organise a Lecture and Exhibition on Pahari miniature paintings in the historic Gaiety Theatre here on 28th April, 2010.

The Ambassador of Switzerland, Phillppe Wel...
Hear Vaishali Samant’s 'Man Makhmal Maaze' exclusively on Tata Indicom
Friday, April 23, 2010

Pune: Tata Indicom has tied up with Vaishali Samant’s upcoming Marathi album Man Makhmal Maaze.
Shemaroo Entertainment launched Vaishali Samant’s new Marathi album Man Makhmal Maaze at a Tata Indicom store in Pune today. Vaishali Samant, who has delivered blockbuster songs s...

Orissa Television launches 1st Odia spiritual channel Prarthana
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Bhubaneswar: The first Odia spiritual channel Prarthana was launched by Odisha Television on the occasion of the Maha Visuva Sankranti on Wednesday. Chief of the channel and OTV senior general manager Ratikanta Satpathy said the channel would show programmes based on religion, tradi...
Speech of President Pratibha Patil, at Presentation Ceremony of National film awards
Tuesday, April 06, 2010

New Delhi: Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here today at the presentation ceremony of the National Film Awards for the Year 2008. These annual awards are an opportunity to recognize the talent and the excellence achieved by our film personalities in cinema.


‘Canfest 2010’ has been concluded in Orissa’s Paradip
Friday, April 02, 2010
Report by Amarnath Parida; Paradip: ‘Canfest 2010’ has been concluded with colorful function at Paradip on Tuesday in which eminent theater man of national repute , Bhopal Mr Bansi Kaul was awarded as ‘ Life Time Award for Theater’ on this occasion.

Seventh National Theat...
Hrithik Roshan's much awaited film Kites to be released on 21st May
Friday, April 02, 2010

Mumbai: Rakesh Roshan's eagerly awaited romantic film Kites will release worldwide in Hindi and English versions on 21st May, 2010, in over 60 countries.

The trailer of the Hindi version will play on 1700 screens worldwide on Friday, 12th February, to coincide with Valen...

Girisha Karnad’s play Nagamandal enthralls audience in Orissa
Sunday, March 28, 2010

Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur: The 7th national theatre carnival progressing in Paradeep port town since 20 March earned laudable appreciations on Friday as the host local theater group ' Canmass' performed noted Drama proponent Girish Karnad's highly acclaimed play Nagman...

National Theater Festival ‘Canfest-2010 inaugurated in Paradip of Orissa
Saturday, March 27, 2010

Report by Amarnath Parida; Paradip (Odisha): The seventh edition of National Theater Festival ‘Canfest-2010 was inaugurated by the chairman of Paradip Port Trust Mr K.Raghuramaiah in Paradip recently.

The festival began with PPT chairman Mr Raghuramaiah lighting the lamp...

Shilpa Shetty, Chunkey Pandey attend Annual Day of Orissa based firm
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cuttack: Bollywood stars Shilpa Shetty and Chunkey Pandey attend Annual Day of Seashore Group celebrated at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on March 14. Around 10,000 staffs of the company from Odisha and other states like West Bengal, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Gujarat, As...

Please consider me as Jamai Raja of Orissa says Amitabh Bachchan
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Brindavan Gurukul Asram established by the by internationally renowned exponent of the bansuri or bamboo flute Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia.
Bollywood Superstar Amita...
National Dram festival inaugurated in Orissa’s Paradep
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Report by Kanhu Nanda, Jagatsinghpur: Canmas’ a theater organization from Paradeep port town hosted a  national drama festival , PPT chairman K Raghuramaih inaugurated the fest in Jayadevsadan on Saturday evening kicked up the 10 days programme start. On the inaugural day one d...
Amitabh Bachchan to visit Orissa today, to inagurate Brindavan Gurukul of Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar (Odisha): Superstar Amitabh Bachchan to visit Orissa tomorrow with his family members to attend a program organized by internationally renowned exponent of the bansuri or bamboo flute Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan wil...
President Pratibha Patil confers 56th National Film Awards, V.K.Murthy receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Friday, March 19, 2010

New Delhi: The President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil conferred the 56th National Film Awards for 2008 to the illustrious winners in a glittering function held today at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.  The eminent cinematographer Sh. V.K.Murthy received standing ovation and thu...

FICCI Frames 2010 Opens in Mumbai, Shah Rukh Khan addressees inaugural session
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr. Ashok Chavan, today assured the film and entertainment fraternity of the State and Central government's unstinted support in ensuring the right of the people to see films they wanted, declaring that "We would strive to ensure that there...

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to Confer 56th National Film Awards
Monday, March 15, 2010
New Delhi: The 56th National Film Awards for 2008 will be presented to the winners by the Hon’ble President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil on March 19th 2010 in New Delhi. The legendary Cinematographer Shri V K Murthy will also receive the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2008 in...
Women’s International Film Festival in Miami to celebrate India
Saturday, March 13, 2010
New Delhi: Fifth Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) at Miami (USA) from March 26 to April three will celebrate India with exhibition of India-focused films on March 29, according to reports.

It will include “The Shadow Effect” (documentary feature, Scot...
Long awaited Aparna Sen’s “The Japanese Wife” to release on April nine
Saturday, March 13, 2010
New Delhi: Much-discussed film “The Japanese Wife”, directed by National Award winner Aparna Sen (Mr. and Mrs. Iyer), 64, will be released on April nine, according to reports.
Written by Kunal Basu, produced by Saregama, edited by Rabiranjan Maitra, music by Sagar Desai,  ...
Boogie Woogie auditions in Orissa on March 14, 15
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bhubaneswar: After setting the TV screens on fire for 12 long years, Indian television’s original and longest running dance show, Boogie Woogie, after a short break, is back to its act with scintillating dance performances week after week. The new season starts with an exciting round of Boogie Wo...

Bakul Foundation in association with XIMB organizing Film Festival on Climate Change
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bhubaneswar (Orissa): Bakul Foundation in association with Xavier Institute of Management is organizing a Film Festival on Climate Change at the XIMB Auditorium on 14 March (Sunday) from 10AM to 9PM. The event is being supported by Virgin Mobile India. The event is being organize...

India bans tansmission of FTV Channel
Thursday, March 11, 2010
New Delhi: The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has prohibited transmission/re-transmission of FTV Channel w.e.f. 7.00P.M on 12th March 2010 till 7.00 P.M on 21st March, 2010 through Cable Television Networks and any other platforms throughout the country.

The M...
Sangita Das wife of actor Mihir Das dies of heart attack
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Cuttack (Orissa): The eminent singer, film artist Sangita Das expired on Saturday in heart attack. At about 10am Saturday She was admitted in the SCB Medical College hospital. But she expired in the hospital. A pall of gloom hung over the CDA locality where she stayed as well wisher...
A.R. Rahman having Jai Ho concerts in 16 world cities
Thursday, March 04, 2010
New Delhi: Oscar winner A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) will be taking his “Jai Ho” concert worldwide, starting June 11 from New York (USA) and ending in London (United Kingdom) on July 26, according to reports.

During this period, he will reportedly have live concerts ...
India’s Freida Pinto in the race to be Bond girl
Sunday, February 28, 2010
New Delhi: BAFTA nominated Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) is again in the race to be the “James Bond” girl for the next Bond movie scheduled to be released next year.
She reportedly unsuccessfully auditioned for Bond girl Camille Montes in last Bond movie “Quantum of Solace...
Natya Chetana: 13th Lok Natya Mela brings up theatre artists, people together in Orissa
Friday, February 26, 2010
Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Theatre is an art of synchronization between social responsibility and artistic creativity. Natya Chetana aspires to spread social awareness through theatre art forms by bringing people together from different strata under one roof i...
Freida Pinto starrer “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” to be released September 23
Friday, February 26, 2010
New Delhi: Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) starrer Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” will be released starting September 23 next, according to reports.

Pinto is said to have completed her shooting for this romance film, which also stars Oscar nominated...
Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt performs at Ravenshaw University of Orissa
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Cuttack: Leading exponent of Hindustani classical music, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and his son Salil Bhatt performed on the Mohan Veena (an innovation of the slide guitar) and Satwik Veena respectively at the Heritage Hall of Ravenshaw Univers...

Bollywood film producer Nasir Khan appears before Orissa Police
Monday, February 22, 2010
Cuttack : The crime branch police has started interrogation to Bollywood Producer Nasir Khan for the third times. The crime branch police will interrogate Nasir Khan two days on Monday and Tuesday. After interrogation, he will be produced in the Orissa High Court in the second hour ...
Bollywood’s Chopra commuting between Mumbai & Beverly Hills for ‘Broken Horses’
Thursday, February 18, 2010
New Delhi: Filmfare Award winner Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Munnabhai M.B.B.S.) is reportedly commuting between Mumbai (India) and Beverly Hills (California, USA) for making his debut English venture “Broken Horses”.

Chopra, 53, is reportedly leasing a large house in Beverly Hil...
Ample Entertainment's - Hello Zindagi - Releasing on 5th March 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Mumbai: Ample Entertainment Co.’s, HELLO ZINDAGI hits the screen on 5th March 2010. The movie is produced by Suresh Menon & Amit Garg of Ample Entertainment Co. and Directed by award winning Raja Unnithan. The Movie is set to release on 5th March 2010. The Starcast includes Mrun...
My Name is Khan: Name is Khan…Shahrukh Khan
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Zarina Wahab, Jimmy Shergill et al.
Director: Karan Johar
Producers: Hiroo Yash Johar and Gauri Khan
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Review by Shyamal Sinha

What a normal movie seeks in order to be a hit? Well, the le...

Orissa Governor MC Bhandare felicitated team of Odiya film Jianta Bhuta
Monday, February 15, 2010
Bhubaneswar: Orissa Governor MC Bhandare felicitated the entire team of Odia film Jianta Bhuta (Living Ghost) led by its director Prashant Nanda and producer AK Parija in a glittering function at Hotel Crown organised by Odisha Cine Critics’ Association on Sunday.  Lauding the ...
Upset Hindus ask for immediate withdrawal of Hanuman plush doll
Monday, February 15, 2010
New Delhi: Upset Hindus have asked for the immediate recall of the toy “Hanuman as plush doll”, calling it “inappropriate, upsetting, and denigrating”.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts fo...
My Name is Khan releases in Orissa despite Bajarang Dal, VHP's protest
Friday, February 12, 2010
Bhubaneswar: Despite of protest of the Bajarang Dal and VHP, the most awaited  and in discussion film "My Name is Khan" released all over the state on Friday . In Bhubaneswar at least thirty activists of Bajrang Dal were arrested by the Police. Due to protest of the activists i...
The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle For Freedom
Thursday, February 11, 2010
New Delhi: Delhi-based filmmakers, Ritu Sarin and her Tibetan partner Tenzing Sonam, announce the Mumbai and Delhi premieres of their film, The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom. The film will screen in Mumbai on 7th February 2010 as part of the international compe...
Beatle Paul McCartney finds vegetarianism most enjoyable
Sunday, February 07, 2010
New Delhi: Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, who has been a vegetarian for over 30 years, finds vegetarianism “very simple, tasty, and most enjoyable”.
Writing in the latest newsletter of Oscar winner Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s (Shakespeare in Love) blog “GOO...
World renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik supports ‘'he Big Green Help' with a one-of-its-kind giant sand sculpture
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Mumbai: Saving the environment is the need of the hour. Nick, India's leading kid's entertainment channel along with Alpenliebe Mangofillz and co-partnered by Idea, is helping kids focus their attention on the environment with 'The Big Green Help' – a pioneering initiative aiming at...
A.R. Rahman part of historic remake of 'We are the World'
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
New Delhi: Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) is part of the remake of “We are the World” charity anthem recorded in Los Angeles (USA), which reportedly included over 75 world-class stars.

It was recorded in the same Henson Recording studio where the...
Australia’s Luhrmann & India’s Rahman thinking of working together
Friday, January 29, 2010
New Delhi: Oscar nominated Australian film director-actor-producer-writer Baz Luhrmann's (Moulin Rouge!) dream is to make a movie in India, according to reports.

During his current India trip, he reportedly had lunch with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his family...
Bollywood’s Shahrukh Khan 'honored' in Hollywood
Friday, January 29, 2010
New Delhi: Bollywood’s megastar Shahrukh Khan’s lifelike wax figure was reportedly unveiled at renowned Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Hollywood (USA) today.
Filmfare winner Shahrukh (Chak De India!), 44, is the first Bollywood star to be inducted into this Museum, w...
Sudarsan Pattnaik from Orissa Mile Sur Mera Tumhara song
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Bhubaneswar: After a long time “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara” gets a new Avtar. Internally renowned Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik from Orissa also in this Iconic song. After more than two decades, the iconic song has been revived as 'Phir Mile Sur'. The Phir Mile Sur was released on Monday...

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