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Viju B & Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; April 6, 2011) Mumbai: Film-makers have been dishing out more adult-only movies for discerning audiences across the country in the last three years. While there was a decline in the number of movies made in the universal category in the last three years, the corresponding period showed an increase in the number of adult movies in major languages across the country.
Hindi movies topped the list of adult movies, with 61 out of the 215 Hindi movies last year, with an increase of 3% in the last three years. Tamil movies came second, with 50 adult movies out of the 202 movies made last year, an increase of 4% in the last three years.
The vibrant Telugu movie industry was not far behind, with 45 adult movies out of the 181 Telugu movies made last year, an increase of 3% in the last three years.
Though the Bengali film industry produced only 17 adult movies out of the 110 movies last year, there was an 8% increase in the adult movie category in the last three years, according to data from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
Film-makers and experts said the censor board’s new policy of preferring to give an ‘A’ certificate rather than cut scenes and increasing maturity of audiences, who are willing to appreciate such movies, are reasons for the increase in the adult content in Indian movies.
Film-maker Sangeeta Datta, who directed Sharmila Tagore in Life Goes On, said that newer and More >
His impish smile and naughty eyes along with the haunting title music, won the hearts of millions of TV addicts.
For the ‘80s generation, the name Malgudi Days and Swami brings back memories of a time when TV was a single-channel affair, conducted by families huddled around a set for their daily date with the 9 pm serial.
And the denizens of RK Narayan’s quaint village (filmed by the late Shankar Nag) was on top of their must-watch list.
Almost three decades on, Malgudi’s Swami aka Master Manjunath, has metamorphosed into the smart-talking, jet-setting corporate executive.A still from Swami and Friends from Malgudi Days
The former child actor is living it up in his new avatar as head of PR and liasoning of the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP); the arc lights having been long left behind.
“I don’t miss the movies,” says the 34-year-old Manjunath whom Mumbai Mirror caught up with on a ‘flying visit’ to the city. “I like films, cricket and travelling, but I thoroughly enjoy my job.”
For the record, Manjunath, who started at three, has been part of 68 movies in Kannada and Hindi. Of course, it was his role in Swami and Friends (also made into a full-length movie) that fetched him the More >
BOLLYWOOD CALLING: Omi Vaidya
Omi Vaidya aka Chatur Ramalingam has kickstarted his Bollywood innings on a successful note
HARSHADA REGE Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; January 11, 2010)
Making it big in Bollywood has been nothing short of a… ahem ‘chamatkaar’ for Omi Vaidya, better known as Chatur Ramalingam who did his best to get Rajkumar Hirnani’s 3 Idiots into trouble. And his effort has paid off big time! On the big premiere night he says, in his heavily-accented Hindi, “I learnt a few lines like ‘Aamir Khanji ke saath kaam kar ke mazaa aaya’ and stuff like that. But to my utter dismay, no one bothered to take any photographs or seemed interested in doing any interviews!” But three hours later, it was a different scene altogether. “It was hard for me to leave the theatre. The best compliment came from Shabana Azmi, who told my mom that ‘He’s the best in the movie’,” he smiles. Now, his ‘chamatkaarchanged-to-balatkaar’ speech has become a big hit, online and over cell phones. Omi, an actor from Los Angeles has been part of shows like The Office, Arrested Development, CSI Las Vegas and Kath and Kim. “Raju offered me the role of an NRI, which was Chatur. And I got it only because of my bad Hindi. His only condition was that I should stop watching Hindi movies and learning the language. And most importantly he asked me to stop exercising because in the first bit that we were going to shoot for the part where I am supposed to be fat, bald and older. I had to pile More >