State govt refuses tax-free benefit to film on gay rights

Director of Gujarati film Meghdhanushya: The Colour of Life plans to challenge entertainment commissioner’s order in HC after being refused tax exemption because the film uses the words ‘homosexual’, ‘gay’ and ‘samlaingik’ finds Priya Adhyaru-Majithia On one hand a Gujarati film has been chosen as India’s entry to the Oscars much to the surprise of […]

Classically yours

In this digital age of music, young Amdavadis are discovering their love for vintage Bollywood numbers. PRIYA ADHYARU-MAJITHIA features some big music clubs in the city that have contributed to reviving the retro rage Skies rain enchantment in the air, and nothing expresses the tremulous confusion of first love like pyaar hua ikraar hua from […]

‘Amdavadi thaali is tempting enough to cheat on my diet…’

…Says actor Arjun Kapoor who loves to eat and is in A’bad shooting for ‘2 States’ to Priya Adhyaru-Majithia He has lived through a magical transformation from a grumpy 140-kg boy, who always preferred to stay indoors, into an actor with a good physique. The journey from fat to fit has earned him a confidence […]

Once upon a time…

…A luring fairytale by L Frank Baum, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ gets a Gujarati connect and a 3D look. And more interestingly, NRG Palak Patel from Los Angeles, USA is the co-writer and executive co-producer of the film, ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’. Priya Adhyaru-Majithia conducts an exclusive interview with Palak Patel for his achievement. […]

3 Mistakes… in a new avatar with Kai Po Che

Chetan Bhagat’s novel will be relaunched with posters of the movie; the film releases today finds Priya Adhyaru-Majithia “Kai Po Che truly captures the gist of my novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life”, author, Chetan Bhagat said. Having played the role of both writer and script-writer for the movie, Bhagat is now looking forward […]

Kai Po Che celebrate identity of Amdavad

The lead actors of the movie play role of agile Amdavadi boys sporting interest in cricket business In backdrop of celebrations of completion of 602 years of Amdavad, focus on city’s cultural heritage, identity, and its way of life has recently deepened. And there comes the fantastically timed release of the first mainstream Bollywood film […]

Kai Po Che calls it a wrap in Amdavad

It is the first Bollywood film to be shot in the walled city area of Ahmedabad in the backdrop of Uttarayan Scorching heat, generous and kind people, gorgeous temples, masjids and havelis of the walled city and the ingenious architecture of pols – these are some of the phrases Kai Po Che film director Abhishek […]

First Sindhi comedy film to come to city

Haliyo Aa Putt Actor Thiyan – First Sindhi comedy film to come to city In an effort to make a vernacular language attractive to the youth of the community, a team of Sindhi businessmen, writer and director are launching the first comedy film in the Sindhi language ‘Haliyo Aa Putt Actor Thiyan.’ This film will […]