Frederick James Koch, born to Sri Lankan parents, has been signed on for the Hollywood film ‘NIGHTWALK’. The film Starring Eric Roberts (Julie Roberts’ brother) and Patrick Kilpatrick amongst a star cast of other known Hollywood actors and actresses is been
Veteran actress Manorama, who regaled multitudes of filmgoers with her fine sense of humour, passed away in the city late on Saturday of cardiac arrest. She was 78. Her relative Thamilarasu told TOI that she had dinner and was trying
Jacqueline Fernandez and Arjun Kapoor seemed to have bonded really well during IIFA this year and ever since then, there have been numerous stories of their alleged closeness, linking them up and at times calling them the new Bollywood couple.
Veteran actor Tony Ranasinghe passed away at a private hospital today aged 77. Ranasinghe Hettiarachchilage Ignatius Anthony Silva who later became popular as Tony Ranasinghe was born in July 31, 1937 in Modara. He studied at St. Anthoy`s College Wattala
French director Jacques Audiard’s film Dheepan has won the top prize at Cannes, the Palme d’Or. The gritty drama tells the story of refugees fleeing post-civil war Sri Lanka for a life in France. The choice made by the jury
Sri Lankan beauty, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who gained recognition with her appearance in Mohit Suri’s erotic-thriller Murder-2, will be seen in British horror thriller ‘Definition of Fear’, says she is a performer and finds it exciting to learn new
A former Tamil Tiger fighter fleeing the mayhem of his native Sri Lanka must do battle on the mean streets of a French housing estate in a movie shown Thursday at Cannes spotlighting Europe’s refugee crisis. “Dheepan” by one of
In 1993, Bernardo Bertolucci did it with ‘Little Buddha’ starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda. Martin Scorsese touched upon the subject when he made ‘Kundun’ in 1997. Earlier, of course, there was Conrad Rooks’ 1972-film ‘Siddhartha’ with Shashi Kapoor and
Sivappu is yet another film on the Tamils from Sri Lanka, but director Sathysiva clarifies that not a single scene was shot in the island country. He says the film revolves around the Tamil refugees who came to the southern
She hasn’t been seen on Tamil screens since 2009 and her absence, inevitably, led to rumours flying thick and fast — that she had gotten married, she had quit films, she had been sidelined because she is part Sri Lankan.
Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar wowed Bollywood moviegoers in 2012 with a light-hearted take on infertility and sperm donation. This year, he hopes to repeat the success of “Vicky Donor” with an espionage thriller set in Sri Lanka. “Madras Cafe” stars John
Bollywood is foraying into controversial terrain with new spy thriller, “Madras Cafe”, whose depiction of rebels in the Sri Lankan civil war has raised concerns among India’s large Tamil population. The movie, which opens in India this month, features John
Here’s another proof of the thriving romance between the Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif and the dashing pin-up boy Ranbir Kapoor. Are they dating? Are they not? Time for such doubts is passé. If the number of times they have been
Cory Monteith, who played heart throb Finn Hudson in the Fox hit “Glee,” was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room Saturday, Vancouver police said. He was 31. Police said the cause of death was not immediately apparent, but they
Sri Lankan film Director Chandran Rutnam and his film ‘A Common Man’ won big at the Madrid Film International Festival. An elated Rutnam told the Colombo Gazette that his movie won best Director, best actor and best film at the
By Easwaran Rutnam Wellawatte and Horana are abuzz as film crews move up and down creating sets for a Hollywood movie billed to be controversial for the character it portrays. The movie ‘According To Matthew’ is about Father Mathew Peiris,
Sri Lankan actor Jagath Chamila won the best actor in a leading role award at the New York City International Film Festival last night. He won teh award for his role in the film ‘Sam’s story’ by Sri Lankan-Canadian producer/director Priyankara Vittanachchi.
Popular Tamil actor, writer and director R. Manivannan died in Chennai on Saturday following a cardiac arrest, said a family friend. He was 58. Manivannan passed away at his residence in Nesapakkam, the friend told IANS. He is survived by
Former Miss Sri Lanka and now Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez says she hopes she can act alongside Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan (Big B) in another movie soon. Speaking in Colombo during the launch of new jewellery by the Colombo Jewellery
Canadian filmmaker Lenin M. Sivam’s Tamil-Canadian venture “A Gun & A Ring” is set to make its world debut at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) in June. Nominated for the prestigious Golden Goblet Award, the highest prize awarded