Thursday , 21 February 2019


‘Jai Ho’ Rahman

Music maestro and composer, A R Rahman watches movies in mute mode and is doubly creative in the wee hours of morning between 2 a.m. and 5 p.m. These are a few not-so-known facts about Rahman that were revealed by filmmaker Umesh Aggarwal, who has made a documentary on Rahman titled ‘Jai Ho’, which was screened at the 46th International ... Read More »

‘I should have been a film director in the bygone era’

Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Nitin Kakkar’s debut film Filmistaan won him the best feature film award. His second film Ram Singh Charlie being screened at the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was well received as well. Please like & share: Read More »

The IFFI 2015 Report Card

  Sachin Chatte: This is the 12th year that Goa is hosting India’s most prestigious film festival. There have been several efforts to improve different aspects of the festival in the meeting room but on the ground, things haven’t taken off in the manner they should have. For instance, even though the festival is being hosted here for a decade ... Read More »

‘Intellectuals are becoming a burden on society’

Internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker and chairperson of the International Jury for the 46th International Film Festival of India 2015, Shekhar Kapur brushed off the growing intolerance among intellectuals in the country by stating that intellectuals are becoming a burden on the (Indian) society. Please like & share: Read More »

‘IFFI sadly promotes Goa and not India’

National award winning film ‘Naanu Avanalla…Avalu’ (I am not a he…but she) directed by B S Lingadevaru, based on the autobiography of a transgender, shows the confusion between having a male body but feminine tendencies and characteristics. It also brings to light the challenging life of the Indian transgender community. The film director who has made three feature films till ... Read More »

Bollywoodisation of Indian cinema is something we need to look at: Parambrata Chatterjee

Two of actor Parambrata Chatterjee’s movies were screened at the 46th International Film Festival of India – ‘Cinemawala’ and ‘Kadambari.’ In a conversation with NT BUZZ Parambrata speaks about the characters he portrayed in these two Bengali films, playing Rabindranath Tagore and why he feels that in order to conserve our film culture there is a need for plurality ARTI ... Read More »

Memories of another day

This year’s International Film Festival of India saw the introduction of a special section called ‘Womenclature of Cinema’ to showcase films made by women. Among the many screenings was ‘Manjadikuru’ (Lucky Red Seeds), a film directed by Anjali Menon, which stole hearts. NT BUZZ in a chat with the director Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ While completing her first ... Read More »

‘Pakistanis are the biggest victims of terror attacks’

‘Among the Believers’, a documentary that gives rare insight into the ideological battles shaping Pakistan and the Muslim world, will be screened in the Documentary section of 46th International Film Festival of India. The film has also been nominated for the UNESCO FELLINI Award at 46th IFFI. In conversation with NT BUZZ filmmaker Hemal speaks about the quest that lead ... Read More »

‘Art is being taken for granted’

Sachin Chatte Laxmikant Shetgaonkar belongs to the young generation of film makers who are keeping the flag of Goan cinema flying high. After ‘Paltadcho Munis’ (Man Across the Bridge) which made waves at the Toronto film festival followed by ‘Baga Beach’ which won the National award for Best Konkani feature film, Shetgaonkar’s latest screenplay Bhavarth has been selected for the ... Read More »

K K Senthil: The man behind spectacular cinematic visuals

NT BUZZ Whenever you watch a movie, especially an epic, you are often blown away by the beautiful sceneries and landscapes, sometimes by even the angle of something as mundane as a drop of water. The magic that is created on screen is the work generally of the cinematographer. In an attempt to spread the knowledge of his art, the ... Read More »