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Children's Day special – Best children's films of the new millennium
The 21st century has seen an increase in the number of filmmakers willing to create stories about, and for, children in India. On Children's Day, we take a look at the most memorable children's films since 2000.
Cinestaan India's Storytellers Contest (2017-2018): Applications open
Superstar Aamir Khan, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani and screenwriters Juhi Chaturvedi and Anjum Rajabali will judge the Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Script Contest, which carries a total prize money of Rs50 lakh.
SC questions need for cine-goers to prove patriotism
Tomorrow there may be a demand to stop people from wearing shorts and T-shirts while going to cinema halls, because the National Anthem is being played. Where is the end for such moral policing, the court asked.
Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani on panel to judge India's biggest script contest
Screenwriters Anjum Rajabali and Juhi Chaturvedi are the other judges for the contest which carries total prize money of Rs50 lakh.
Amitabh Bachchan turns 75: The stars speak about the phenomenon
As Amitabh Bachchan turns 75 (11 October), stars from Aamir Khan to Saif Ali Khan speak about his stardom, his craft and his appeal.
Exclusive: Shyam Benegal, Ashoke Pandit vouch for Prasoon Joshi as CBFC chief
Joshi is set to replace Pahlaj Nihalani as the new head of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Cinestaan.com brings exclusive comments from Shyam Benegal, Ashoke Pandit and Sushant Singh.
Pahlaj Nihalani removed as CBFC chief, to be replaced by Prasoon Joshi
Newly elected I&B minister Smriti Irani has sacked the controversial CBFC chief.
If you are talented, you will get a chance: Kartik Aaryan
His monologue in Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011) made him famous, but behind the success lay years of hard work and failed auditions.
Prabhu Deva and Remo D'Souza: Watch the master and his legacy
Born one day apart, Prabhu Deva and Remo D'Souza changed the nature of choreography with their spectacular dance moves. From Prabhu Deva's rubber flexing to Remo D'Souza's spectacular jiving, the two choreographers have moved up another level to become directors. Born within a day of each other, the two are the ruling masters of dance in the industry. On their birthdays on 2 April and 3 April, we look at some of their best works.
Women's Day: 20 directors who are changing the game
On International Women's Day, Cinestaan.com takes a look at woman directors who have given a new voice to Indian cinema in the new millennium through their individual visions.
Wrapup: The worst films of 2016
Every year has its share of bad films. This is one area where mainstream Hindi cinema never fails to disappoint, and 2016 was no different. Here are the worst films of the year.
Advocates Day: Lawyers on how real Hindi cinema’s court scenes are
While lawyers and courtroom proceedings in Hindi cinema have been very entertaining over the years, are we getting closer to reality when it comes to their portrayal? On Advocate's Day, celebrated on 3 December to mark the birth anniversary of Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India and an eminent lawyer, Cinestaan.com, finds out.
IFFI 2016 ends with a star-studded closing ceremony
The 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held from 20-28 November at Panaji, Goa. Final awards were handed out at the event.
Yuvraj invites Narendra Modi for his wedding with Hazel Keech
The cricketer and his long-time actress girlfriend had got engaged last November in Bali.
Watch: 25 years of action hero Ajay Devgn
Yes, it's been a quarter century since Ajay Devgn made his debut in a lead role on the big screen! Cinestaan.com takes a look at his journey as an action actor – from Phool Aur Kaante (1991) to Shivaay (2016).
Bollywood lifehacks on how to deal with newly obsolete pile of cash
The recent ban on Rs500 and Rs1000 notes seem to have triggered a panic across the country. If only people listened to what Hindi films have been saying for a long time, they would not have to worry so much.
Online birthday wishes flood in for King Khan – Watch
Everyone from Madhuri Dixit to Abhishek Bachchan have sent in their wishes to Hindi cinema’s King of Romance, Shah Rukh Khan. Cinestaan.com also wishes the young-at-heart actor a very Happy Birthday.
See how Sushant Singh Rajput rides like MS Dhoni
If you want to be Mahendra Singh Dhoni, then you ought not just act like, but also ride like him. Just like Dhoni, Sushant Singh Rajput displayed his passion for bikes by flaunting and riding his new mean machine. (Photos: Shutterbugs Images)
Stars spotted in the city
Look who was spotted around the city over the weekend. (Photos: Shutterbugs Images)
Jacqueline Fernandez denies following in Katrina Kaif’s footsteps
The Dishoom actress talks about the constant comparisons to Katrina Kaif.