Friday , 22 March 2019


From Singapore to Mumbai, crabs are the new craze

Vir Sanghvi Singapore’s Chilli Crab is one of the world’s most famous seafood dishes. Visitors to the city-state are urged to try it and – somewhat unsurprisingly – the recipe has even been the subject of spat between Singapore and Malaysia. In 2009, Malaysia’s Tourism Minister claimed that it was actually a Malaysian dish that was hijacked by Singapore. Please ... Read More »

From Georgia with love…

  RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK The emergence of global locations for film shooting has not only opened up newer vistas for Indian filmmakers, but also provided an opportunity to the audiences here to see the unseen places. Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, and one of the republics of the erstwhile Soviet Union, ... Read More »

One for the road!

Release of a book on Indian films, that too on the sidelines of the ongoing International Film Festival of India, would always be a happy event. And if the book is written by the former chief executive officer of the Entertainment Society of Goa, then the joy should be doubled. Please like & share: Read More »

The good, bad and ugly of IFFI 2016

It has been four days that the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is underway. While people – delegates, guests and others have various views about this edition of the film festival which has been reduced to nine days, there were quite a few positives and negatives that are being spoken about Please like & share: Read More »

Realities of the slave ‘queens’ of Ghana

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Director of Ghanaian film ‘Like Cotton Twines’, Leila Djansi, is a critically acclaimed Ghanaian-American filmmaker, who began her career in Ghana at the age of 19 with the Ghana Film Company. Addressing the media on Thursday at 47th IFFI, she said: Please like & share: Read More »

On reality checks and radicalisation…

At the half way mark of the festival, it has been a mixed bag so far. As far as the delegates are concerned, the numbers have been just about steady and considering that the weekend is around the corner, the count is likely to go up substantially. The jury is out on whether demonetisation has had any effect on the ... Read More »

The becoming of a fearless director

Filmmaker and producer Anand L Rai of ‘Tanu weds Manu’, ‘Raanjhanaa’ and ‘Tanu weds Manu: Returns’ has been a path breaker in filmmaking. After his initial films ‘Strangers’ and ‘Thodi Life, Thoda Magic’ bombed, he has emerged as a fearless director who has the power to connect with his audience across various strata of society. At the knowledge series at ... Read More »

A R Rahman: Virtual Reality did something to me emotionally

Music Maestro A R Rahman’s favourite music track ‘Vande Mataram’ was launched in Virtual Reality format at NFDC’s Film Bazaar on Wednesday. Giving the viewer a 360 degree experience, this technology allows for a magical viewing experience. In conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir at the Knowledge Series Rahman spoke to a packed audience about his experience with Virtual Reality – ... Read More »

NFAI celebrates 70 years of India’s independence at IFFI

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Multimedia exhibition titled ‘Azadi 70 Saal: Yaad Karo Kurbani’ inaugurated by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu on November 21 is dedicated to the Indian soldiers and the struggle during the independence of India. The exhibition is organised by the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Pune under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. ... Read More »

Films communicate on an emotional level: RajkoGrlic

NT BUZZ The Croatian filmmaker, Rajko Grlic, met the media at the 47th IFFI, 2016 in Goa, where his Film ‘The Constitution’ was screened. The filmmaker was invited by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) to deliver a Master Class lecture on filmmaking. He is a recipient of numerous awards like Golden Arena for Best Director, Tokyo Grand Prix. His ... Read More »