Monday , 20 May 2019


‘We all belonged to one country”’ …says director Jamshed Mahmood Raza

Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Being invited to the 46th International Film Festival of India was a pleasant surprise for director Jamshed Mahmood Raza, whose film Moor, which translates to mother in Pashto and Urdu, is the only film from Pakistan being screened at the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). “It comes as a pleasant surprise especially ... Read More »

Co-production: More than just a monetary investment

NT NETWORK The Co-production and Film Promotion workshops organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), on the sidelines of the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will discuss various topics. Some of these include reasons for minimum south-south co-productions in the past, development of possibilities of co-production between south countries, structure of co-production agreements, ... Read More »

‘Katyar…’ successful across generations

NT NETWORK Noted music composer-singer Shankar Mahadevan, who has made his acting debut with ‘Katyar Kaljat Ghusali’, also composed music for some of the songs in the movie. Taking about the film he said that he had never had a totally unbelievable, enriching, and empowering experience as the one he experienced during his association with the Marathi film. ‘Katyar Kaljat ... Read More »

From ad agency to ad films to feature films, Vikas Bahl talks about being honest to the craft

NT BUZZ “Do not to lie to the audience,” said the director of the blockbuster, Queen, Vikas Bahl. “When making the promo for the movie and positioning it, keep it true to the film so that when the audience comes to watch it they don’t feel cheated.” Bahl was speaking at the Film Bazaar’s Knowledge Series on the topic ‘Choosing ... Read More »

Film editor is an unsung hero: Rajkumar Hirani

NT BUZZ Rajkumar Hirani has made some of the best movies Bollywood has to offer in recent years. As a part of the ‘In conversation with director’ series at the 46th International Film Festival of India, Hirani spoke about his journey through the years and the quirks of his life that led to him making blockbusters. Vani Tripathi was his ... Read More »

Sohra Bridge, memories of another day

Language: Bengali Year of Release: 2015 Duration: 104 minutes Section: Indian Panorama Screening on: November 25, at 3.30 p.m. Place: Inox Screen II RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK ‘Sohra Bridge’, which finds its origin in the excerpts from a poem by Albanian author and poet, Ismail Kadare – “The memory of you dies in me day by day/ ... Read More »

Cinema as an educative medium

Sachin Chatte One of the more significant documentaries being screened at the International Film Festival of India this year is ‘Daughters of Mother India’, directed by Vibha Bakshi. The film won the National Award this year for Best Film on Social Issues and also picked up the Best Documentary Film prize at the New York Indian Film Festival. “Like everyone ... Read More »

A musically engaging journey

Academy Award winner, the Mozart of Madras A R Rahman in an interaction at NFDC’s Film Bazaar, held on the sidelines of 46th IFFI, spoke about his new venture, music, inspiration and why the current protest by artists is poetic NT BUZZ Music director A R Rahman who has charmed music lovers with his soul searching music will now charm ... Read More »

‘Bombay Velvet’: Fall of the big budget

  ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap whose latest big budget film ‘Bombay Velvet’ bombed at the box office opined that Bardroy Barretto’s Konkani film Nachom-ia Kumpasar is more authentic than his film ‘Bombay Velvet’. It is understood that both movies are based on Goan singer Lorna. Kashyap said: “We used the same raw material and I made ... Read More »

‘It’s time the Indian Censor Board caught up with the times’ …says Madhur Bhandarkar

Film director, screenwriter and producer Madhur Bhandarkar, known for both his critically as well as commercially successful films, has directed 12 films of which four won four national awards, in his 16 years in the industry. In a chat with NT BUZZ he talks about how his films are a reflection of what he sees, why the censor board needs ... Read More »