A sequel to 2015’s Goosebumps has hit theatres on October 26 in India. The action in this film revolves around three kids. The precocious budding scientist and electricity obsessed Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) whose experiments with wireless electricity follow the trail blazed by his hero Nikolai Tesla, his best friend Sam (Caleel Harris) and Sonny's older sister Sarah (Madison Iseman) who is an aspiring writer. According to a review in IANS, the main representative of evil is the charmless Slappy (voiced by Mick Wingert) a sneering ventriloquist's dummy in a natty charcoal suit, who was found in a dilapidated home which once supposedly belonged to R.L. Stine the original author of Goosebumps series. Sonny and Sam in their bid to earn some extra pocket money dig him out from the waste al
Long nose, white skin, long teeth – that’s the typical characteristics of wizards and ghosts in the global scenario. However, the scene may differ when it comes to Indian diaspora with white sarees, long nails and long black hairs. Unlike Hollywood, the Indian avatar is quite fashionable and glamorous and often wears red backless blouses with makeup always on point. Hilarious but true! With one day to go for Halloween Day, we take a look at some of the special characteristics and different types of Indian chudail: Bhoot, Pret and pisach – all have dominated the Indian television screens. But have you ever wondered what makes them different? Daayans (as described in Ek Thi Daayan and Stree) are beautiful women with long black hair tied in a thick braid and backward-facing feet. A daaya
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is all set to release in India by Warner Bros Pictures on November 16. The sequel to "Fantastic Beasts" will be released in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu by Warner Bros Pictures, read a statement to IANS. The J.K. Rowling movie is the second in the planned five movies spin-off franchise from the "Harry Potter" films. The film explores the adventures of "magizoologist" Newt Scamander, essayed by Eddie Redmayne. Dumbledore (Jude Law, as a younger version of the professor played by Richard Harris and Michael Gambon in the Harry Potter films) gives his ex-student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) the address of a safe house in Paris. Newt is tasked with hunting down and killing Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), a tyrant with dark ma...
The Ukrainian film ‘The Stolen Princess’, which earlier this year broke that country’s all-time box office record for highest-grossing locally-produced film, is going to hit Indian theaters on August 24. Indian film distributor Ultra Media & Entertainment Group plans to release the film in limited screens in Mumbai, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat on Friday. However, it will be a staggered release, as it will be released in the Southern regions such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on August 31. Besides English, the film will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Check out the trailer here: Sushilkumar Agarwal, CEO, Ultra Media and Entertainment Group was quoted as saying from the Hindu Business Line, “It is very rare to see a non-studio animation movie re
Are you creative enough to transform your imagination into a cartoon character of your own? The animation is a world where everything is possible and the only limits are the confines of human imagination. However, with context to India, the sector is yet to be seen as a viable career choice when compared to the various league of professions such as engineering, medicine, and law among others. The industry is a small knit community of innovative, and creative professionals. But, remember, the path is thorny and need vigorous hard work to reap fruits. Are you ready to shell out your 24hours with almost no holidays for a better future? Then, without wasting a second, you should try animation. Animators use powerful animation software and computers to create 2-D and 3-D animation for webs...
Albert Hughes' historical Ice-age drama film 'Alpha' will release in India on August 24. The film, directed by Albert Hughes and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Johannes Haukur Johannesson, explores the origin of man's best friend. Check out the official trailer here: According to the official synopsis of the film, while on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. He reluctantly tames a lone wolf abandoned by its pack and the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives. The film will be brought to India by Sony Pictures India and will release in English and Tamil.
All those 90s kids out there? Remember Captain Vyom? For most of the kids nowadays, Iron-man or Spiderman might be the ultimate hero, but for the early kids, there was another hero who redefined Indian Television. Not just Shaktimaan, but we also travelled across the universe chasing criminals with ‘Captain Vyom’s’ team of soldiers. Milind Soman might be enjoying a resurgence of sorts today – be it his freak for fitness or his wife, but for us, he was a hero even back then. More than just the entertainment, it was a leap in Indian television standards. Most of us back then didn't know anything about Star Wars but thankfully, Captain Vyom was there for us. Captain Vyom was an Indian live-action superhero science fiction television series aired on DD National in 1998. It was directed by
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (popularly known as Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation) hit the Indian theatres on July 20. The third installment in the Hotel Transylvania franchise was produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. The animated-comedy film is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and written by Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers, and features Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, and Mel Brooks reprising their roles, as well as new additions to the cast, including Kathryn Hahn and Jim Gaffigan. Synopsis: This installment opens with a 19th-century flashback showing Dracula besting the vampire hunter Van Helsing: think a caped and fang-b...
The Indian animation industry, however, has taken great leaps forward, working for some of the biggest movies being made in Hollywood. But do you know how it started? India witnessed the release of its first animated movie in colour titled ‘The Banyan Deer’ in the year 1957. Banyan Deer’ is based on a Buddhist Jataka story. Made in the cartoon technique, it illustrates how self-immolation can bring about change in human outlook from violence to non-violence. How it started? In 1956, Disney Studios animator Clair Weeks, who had worked on Bambi, was invited to Films Division of India in Mumbai to establish and train the country's first animation studio as part of the American technical co-operation mission. He trained a core group of Indian animators, whose first production was a film
The Parr Family is pulling off some incredibly historic numbers at the box office. In India, Incredibles 2 remained unaffected from big releases such as Salman Khan’s Race 3 and Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju. Incredibles 2 hit 1,000 screens in India on June 22 and earned Rs 3.85 crore on opening day. According to a report in the Moneycontrol, during its first weekend, the film collected Rs 17.85 crore and moved on to collect Rs 30 crore. The film has secured its position on the list of successful animation films from Hollywood surpassing the 2016 film Kung Fu Panda 3 that earned Rs 22.12 crore. According to media reports, the sequel has passed half a billion dollars, making it the first animated film in history to hit USD 500 million in North America, and grossed USD 268.4 million in oth