Monday , 20 May 2019


Stories from an India Not Shining

ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ The news of farmers committing suicides doesn’t get highlighted neither does it garner reaction like Aamir Khan’s comment on rising intolerance did. This news of hundreds of farmers committing suicides every year in our country is reduced to a few numbers. It is to raise such pertinent issues and make people aware about the lives ... Read More »

“The precision and concentration needed to make celluloid films is now sorely missing”

NT NETWORK “I hate actors; I don’t choose actors, but only reactors as they have to react in front of the camera,” said Kaushik Ganguly, the well-known Bengali writer-director belonging to the contemporary breed of filmmakers, adding that most actors read only their part in the script and hence have no vision of the entire film, which is heartbreaking. “They ... Read More »

Custodians of culture

Culture and heritage are what make up a civilisation, and preserving these two for the future generations is of importance so as to remember our roots. Those few instrumental in protecting and exhibiting works of art will be conferred with a special award by a Brazilian art institute. In an interview with NT BUZZ, vice-president of the institute, Luis Gracias ... Read More »

‘My father always wanted to be an actor, not a superstar’

The special retrospective at the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) honours Shashi Kapoor, the recipient of this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke award. Eight films spanning three decades of his career give film viewers a peek into the different shades of this versatile actor, who at one time was the heart throb of the film industry. His son Kunal Kapoor ... Read More »

A journey from invisibility to empowerment

‘Breaking Free’, a documentary on the LGBT community, is part of the Indian Panorama at the 46th International Film Festival of India. The director of ‘Breaking Free’, Sridhar Rangayan in an email interview with NT BUZZ spoke about Section 377, issues related with the community and the need to hear the voices of 4 crore people that constitute this community ... Read More »

“Our filmmakers need to become independent in thinking”

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT network Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, screenwriter-director and music composer said that Indian filmmakers are highly capable, but in following their counterparts in other countries they are losing a lot. “When a child wants to sleep it does not need the voice of professional singers like Lata Mangueshkar or P Susheela, but the mother’s rough voice ... Read More »

Raj Kapoor’s films have influenced me: Nikita Mikhalkov

NT BUZZ Addressing the media at IFFI 2015, Nikita Mikhalkov, the doyen of Russian cinema said: “I have grown up watching Indian cinema. The Love and tenderness portrayed in Raj Kapoor’s films has influenced me since childhood.” Oscar winning Russian filmmaker, actor and head of the Russian Cinematographer’s Union, Nikita Mikhalkov will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his ... Read More »

Mid fest smiles and frowns

The International Film Festival of India arrived in Goa in 2004, but even in 2015 the festival continues to face various issues. NT BUZZ brings its readers a mid fest review after speaking to delegates, guests, officials and others Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ We are mid way through the 46th International film festival of India and while issues ... Read More »

The Silence, innocence lost

Language: Marathi Year of Release: 2015 Duration: 91 minutes Section: Indian Panorama Screening on: November 27, at 9.30 p.m. Place: Inox Screen II RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT On a late night Mumbai local train, teenager Chini (Mugdha Chaphekar) witnesses a woman being sexually abused, in turn forcing her to face up to the demons from her past. This ... Read More »

Bollywood audience needs spoon feeding: Priyadarshan

NT BUZZ “In the south we can make the films slower, but not in Bolllywood,” said the director. The director in conversation was Priyadarshan Soman Nair. Mayank Shekhar conducted the first session of ‘In Conversation with Director’ on November 25. Elaborating on the statement he said: “I can put silence and pauses in south films; the literacy levels there help ... Read More »