British war in Afghanistan, 1853, in which Mangal rescues Gordon is shot in the tiny village of Aychi in Tajikistan, near the Afghanistan border. Director Ketan Mehta picked Aychi because it looks like Afghanistan in the 19th century. ...
Shah Rukh, known for his high-on-promotion marketing spree, also entered the virtual world with a game titled ‘Chennai Express: Escape from Rameshwaram’, based on the movie.
‘Chennai Express’ is the first movie to release on the same day in Peru as India. Screens in Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Israel have also been locked.
The movie has been released in North America across 195 screens, in Britain across 175 screens, in the Middle East 55 screens and 30 screens in Australia. ‘Chennai Express’ is said to be the first movie to be released on such a large scale in overseas market.
Madras Cafe was shot in Malaysia, Thailand, London and India. Several civil war scenes were shot in Bangkok as light machine gun fire was not permitted in India. Real AK-47s, 9mm Berettas and M60s were used, for which special permission was obtained from the local authorities.
The film was also dubbed in Tamil.
After the release of the trailer, Tamil political parties Naam Tamilar besides Pattali Makkal Katchi called for a ban on the film, citing that it depicts the members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as terrorists. The Madurai bench of Madras High Court dismissed a petition to ban the film
Mother India was India's first official entry to the Oscars and it lost by one vote!
Mother India is a remake of Khan's earlier film Aurat (1940).
The music by Naushad introduced Western classical music and Hollywood-style orchestra to Hindi cinema.
A special screening of Mother India was held in the residence of the Indian president on 23 October 1957, two days before its release.
The movie won many national and international awards.
It was the biggest budget movie of its time, beaten only by Mughal-e-Azam in the 1960s.
This movie was shot mainly in the villages of Gujarat and Maharashtra, which were together called the Bombay State then.
The film infuriated the censors and was denied entry into several international movie festival nominations due to the censor board objections about denigrating Gandhi, Buddha and [20th Century Dalit leader] Ayyankali.
“‘Papilio Buddha’ is inspired by several events that happened in various Dalit communities in Kerala, including their struggles for land in places such as Chengara, Meppadi and Muthanga, and their effects on the Dalit population. Unlike North India, the Dalit movement in Kerala took root very late and no political party has supported it.” - Director Cherian.
Papilio Buddha is a species of butterfly, also known as Malabar Banded Peacock, an endangered species found in the Western Ghats.
The Wolverine is a 2013 American-Australian superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is the sixth installment in the X-Men film series and follows the events of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
The story is adapted from a real-life incident in 2008 where three immigrant workers from India, working for ONGC were kidnapped in Sudan. Sudan is the largest oil producing country in Africa and a civil war was going on there. They were captured by some child soldiers, who demanded a ransom. They were held in captivity for 21 days, until they escaped.
Lootera is a 2013 Bollywood period romance drama film set in the era of the 1950s where the zamindari system was seeing its last days. The movie is partly based on author O. Henry's book 'The Last Leaf'.
Dhanush, a national award winner for his work in Tamil cinema, overnight became a global sensation due to his song "Kolaveri Di". Written and sung by Dhanush for the 2012 Tamil psychological thriller film, "3". The song was officially released on 16 November 2011 and instantly became viral on social networking sites for its quirky "Tanglish" (combination of Tamil and English) lyrics. Soon, the song became the most searched YouTube video in India and an internet phenomenon across Asia. Within a few weeks, YouTube honoured the video with a '"Recently Most Popular" Gold Medal award and "Trending" silver medal award for receiving a large number of hits in a short time.
This is the Hindi remake of the Tamil movie "Ambikapathy"