Thursday , 23 May 2019


Fighting for the rights of the marginalised

The 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has got a set of good films being screened. One path-breaking mid-fest film ‘Tamara’ is one such film – the film highlights the plights of the underprivileged and excluded minorities especially the trans-genders. The real life hero, Tamara Adrián, on whom the movie is based, was in Goa for its world premiere. ... Read More »

Honesty in photography is the key to success

NT BUZZ The lighting and camera effects should reflect the emotion in a story, believes cinematographer Robert Yoeman who delivered a Masterclass on cinematography at the 47th IFFI. It is important for the cinematographer to spend time with the director so that he understands which scene has to bring out what emotions. Yoeman expressed how in today’s rapidly changing technology ... Read More »

Promoting short films through new technology

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ “It is very important to share the success you have achieved in your field with others,” said filmmaker Judy Gladstone at a panel discussion held on promoting short films through new technology during the 47th IFFI. Citing examples of various upcoming directors of full length movies, Judy stressed that it is very important for the ... Read More »

Tannishtha Chatterjee: Breaking the stereotypes

ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ Now we are witnessing many women centric movies, like your movie ‘Parched’ which was released alongside another women-centric one, ‘Pink.’ How do you look at the changing scenario? Read More »

From Sultan to Tiger – The new cub on the block

At 33, director Ali Abbas Zafar, in his kitty, has the biggest blockbuster of the year – Sultan, starring Salman Khan, which has grossed almost 600 crores. For a two-film-old filmmaker, without any filmy backing in his family tree, this is just the beginning. Ali in conversation with NT BUZZ Read More »

The mistress of VFX

Janice Rodrigues|NT BUZZ With the spate of science fiction and fantasy films only increasing, especially in Hollywood, the visual effects play an integral, if not indispensible, role in the making of movies. Read More »

Film and fashion at IFFI Goa Fashion Weekend

danuska da gama I NT BUZZ   The Goa Fashion Weekend is all set to take place today and tomorrow, November 26 and November 27. It is organised by The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) and Canterbury in association with Cherylyne Pret Couture and Vladimir Furtado at the Open Air Auditorium from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. It will create ... Read More »

Bastu Shaap: A film on human relationships

Noted Bengali director, Kaushik Ganguly who had earlier presented films like ‘Chotoder Chobi’, ‘Apur Panchali’ and ‘Cinemawala’ at the past international film festivals of India, and garnered three silver peacocks as well as ICFT-UNESCO Award – the Fellini medal – is back at IFFI 2016 with his new Bengali film, ‘Bastu Shaap’, being screened under the prestigious Indian Panorama section. Read More »

The ruling duo of Natasamrat

Veteran actor Nana Patekar, whose movie ‘Natasamrat’ was screened in the Indian Panorama section of 47th IFFI, at the press briefing on Friday at Old GMC Complex, Panaji stated that this movie brought theatre at home. Read More »

Spiciest cuisines in the world

Zubin D’souza I love food which is obvious by my choice of profession as a chef and the fact that I continue to stick with the same profession despite the fact that I work long hours, do not get weekends off and spend every daylight hour sweating over bubbling pots and sizzling pans in a tinderbox of a kitchen. Read More »