India's share of animated movies is expected to grow significantly, from 15% in 2005 to 28% in 2009.
Bollywood, famed for fantasy tales in which characters live in improbable mansions, dance and sing like they're in "West Side Story" and fight dozens of villains with their bare hands, is exploring a…
Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. British actor-director Stephen Fry. Indian director Dev Benegal. These names are not likely to be found in the same space. But on March 20, the trio came together…
Characters who live happily ever after don't demand sequels. The Hindi film industry has traditionally been a purveyor of fairy tales with predictably happy endings, so Bollywood, unlike Hollywood…
It a sprawling office in suburban Mumbai known as the Factory (fittingly, the place has an industrial feel with wood, stone and glass decor), sits a squat but well-built man who bristles with energy…
A Hindi film in which the hero proposes marriage to the heroine as she lies in a delivery room, sweaty and unattractive, is clearly not standard Bollywood fare.
Do actors have distinct geographical fits? Bollywood thesps do. As in real estate, it's all about location. Shah Rukh Khan, one of the biggest stars in Bollywood, connects best in metro and overseas…
Amitabh Bachchan is 63 years old. This is usually way past the sell-by date for actors in Bollywood, but he obviously doesn't know that.
Kunal KohliWhen Kunal Kohli's dream debut — the big-budget romance “Mujhse dosti karoge” (Would You Be My Friend) — crashed at the box office in 2002, he decided that in the movie business, playing…
After 35 years, the Intl. Film Festival of India (IFFI), is still struggling to find a place as a top-tier fest. One problem has been that the fest travels to a different city each year, with this…