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Bluffmaster, Dum Maaro Dum…the man behind it all

Directing and producing movies with rather peculiar storylines, and fortunately for him, they have been well accepted by the audience. Rohan Sippy, has surely made his contribution to Bollywood’s cinematic journey with films like ‘Nautanki Saala!’, ‘Dum Maaro Dum’, and ‘Bluffmaster!’ to his credit. Speaking to NT BUZZ the film maker tells us how indebted he is to his father …

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Good day at the cinema

Day three of the festival had a lot of promise in store but eventually turned out to be a mixed bag. The morning began with Degrade, an unexpected little gem from Palestine/France. The story of a dozen women stuck in a dingy little beauty salon in Gaza strip while the power keeps going on and off on a hot day …

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‘Sound helps filmmakers achieve narrative value for their films’

Three-time Academy Award nominated sound designer Mark Mangini said that digital sound is nothing but improved sound for cinema, and the only thing he misses about analog sound is the help it renders to sound designers in creating the exact kind of sound they want in their head before putting it in the film.

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Innovative film marketing is the mother of financial returns

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap stated that a film like Nachom-ia Kumpasar brings a sense of pride. “The film is making a larger point by speaking about Goan music composers who were not given their due and who were part of Hindi film music,” said Kashyap while moderating a session titled ‘New Voices: The Filmmaker-Pushing Boundaries in Content Creation, Marketing and Monetising.’ …

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Shyam Benegal: IFFI in Goa is become organised

As part of the workshops and seminars held at the 46th International Film Festival of India, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, has organised a series titled ‘In Conversation with Director’. To begin this series was director Shyam Benegal who has been credited with the introduction of the ‘New Cinema’ genre in India. Sudhir Mishra was in …

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In support of FTII students, three independent MLAs and one artist join hands

  The Chief Minister’s comment about FTII students’ protests does not seem to have gone down well with many Goans. Three independent MLAs – Vijai Sardesai, Rohan Khaunte, Naresh Sawal, came forward to condemn the statement made by Laxmikant Parsekar at the cabinet briefing. Parsekar questioned the student’s right to protest and said that they should have instead brought the …

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‘Audiences are always ready for strong emotional experiences’ …says filmmaker Kanu Behl

Filmmaker of the critically acclaimed movie, Titli, Kanu Behl is here at NFDC’s Film Bazaar with his next project, Agra. In a candid chat with NT BUZZ he speaks about the making of his movie Titli, the violence associated with it and why the censoring of a film is a bizarre exercise

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With Prem, from Goa

Janice Rodrigues | NT BUZzZ What is an Indian movie without all the masala? This is precisely what makers of ‘Prem at first sight’ had in mind when scripting the movie. A romance, some action, a bad guy and a song-dance sequence and thus began the saga of this promising entertainer produced under the banner of Vaibhav Productions.

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Khidki khol do, filmmakers tell government

Bigwigs of the Indian film industry have reacted positively to the central government announcement about the introduction of a one-window system to facilitate film shooting within the country. However, they also expressed apprehensions over such a facility actually coming into existence in the near future.

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Bring back our writers says Kabir Khan

Filmmaker Kabir Khan stated that Bollywood is losing good writers as they are choosing to become filmmakers. He said this scenario persists as writers get paid a pittance. “As filmmakers they will get more money and fame and will also have better control on their script they have realised,” stated Khan during a media interaction on the third day of …

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