Sunday , 19 May 2019


Mr India reveals his secrets

As part of the session ‘Masterclass with Mr India’, noted Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor sat down for a chat with his producer daughter Rhea Kapoor to talk about his journey, the film industry now, and why he is still a work in progress CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ For Anil Kapoor, wanting to be an actor was something that he ... Read More »

The unusual experimenter

The versatile Jim Sarbh does not believe in compartmentalising talent. He was in town to be a part of IFFI’s ‘In conversation session – Unmasking character actors’. NT BUZZ caught up with Sarbh   VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ His surname may be a little tough to pronounce, but the 31-year-old Jim Sarbh has earned repute in the film industry ... Read More »

We all needed to revisit our past with ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, Mehra

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR “Movies are my life and I can’t pretend I am someone else outside my films,” says noted screenwriter and film director, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, further pointing out, “I have borrowed a lot from my life.” He also states that whenever he cheats in his cinema, it shows on the screen. Addressing the audiences at a Masterclass ... Read More »

Global films, global messages

NT BUZZ Three directors/producers of highly acclaimed movies around the globe, namely, Marisia Nikitiuk (‘When the Trees Fall’), Klaus Heydemann (‘Laugh Or Die’) and Sebastian Barriuso (‘A Translator’) spoke about their films during a conference at IFFI 2018. While talking about her film, Nikitiuk said: “It is a very warm and close story to me. This script was based on ... Read More »

From India to Rome

NT BUZZ On the penultimate day of IFFI 2018,  vice president and director board member of Fondazione Cinema per Roma Foundation which conducts the Rome Film Festival, Laura Delli Colli; chief general manager, Fondazione Cinema per Roma Foundation, Francesca Via and director, writer and producer, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra came together to talk about IFFI’s association with other film festivals around ... Read More »

Riddhi, living it large at 20

Nagarkirtan, a Bengali film about the lives and brutalities faced by the gender non-conforming communities, won big at the 65th National Film Awards. NT BUZZ caught up with Riddhi Sen, 20, who won Best Actor for it Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Riddi Sen is a national award winning actor at 20. With critically acclaimed films like Parched in ... Read More »

Salim Khan to receive lifetime achievement award this IFFI

NT BUZZ Salim Khan, the celebrated story-screenplay-dialogue writer of Hindi films will be presented with the International Film Festival of India Special Award for his lifetime contribution to cinema. The prestigious award will be presented to Salim Khan during the closing ceremony of IFFI 2018, at the Dr Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Stadium, on November 28. He will be given a cash ... Read More »

Regional films at IFFI 2018

NT BUZZ Films that were made as academic projects are also a part of the 49th International Film Festival of India. Two such short films, ‘Bhar Dupari’ and ‘Happy Birthday’, both in Marathi are part of the festival. Swapnil Vasant Kapure a television direction and student of FTII made his film ‘Bhar Dupari’ as an exercise. “Making this film for ... Read More »

When women call the shots

CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ In recent years especially, women directors in Bollywood have had a lot of success with their films. Among these are Meghna Gulzar (Talvar, Raazi), Leena Yadav (Teen Patti, Parched) and Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish, Dear Zindagi) whose films have left an indelible mark on Indian cinema. And as part of the IFFI 2018, in a ... Read More »

Pierre Gill on the art of cinematography

NT BUZZ Stating that cinematography is art that requires time and patience, Canadian cinematographer Pierre Gill said: “You need to be very strict and particular when it comes to cinematography because you have the time and the money and therefore, you need to put in your best.” He was speaking during a press conference of Monday at IFFI. “To work ... Read More »