Tuesday , 11 December 2018


India forges new ‘reel’ationships

The 46th edition of the International Film Festival of India has Spain as its country of focus this year. Counsellor, cultural and press affairs, Alejandra Garcia Fuertes and director, tourism office of Spain in Mumbai, Ignacio Ducasse Gutierrez expressed pride and joy over Spain being chosen as the country of focus at IFFI this year. Please like & share: Read More »

Passion drives the filmmaker

BY RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK   You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can’t even imagine dreaming. You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it!” -Steven Spielberg Ramesh Sippy, the celebrated filmmaker who directed ‘the greatest story ever told’, more popularly known as ‘Sholay’, recalled the above words that noted ... Read More »

From the country of castles and chateaux

By Naguesh Rao Sardessai The exhibition titled ‘Czech Castles’ organised by the National Museum of Czech Republic will be inaugurated on December 1 at the Kala Academy, Goa. This exhibition, previously shown in several cities of India, presents a selection of thirty seven of the most interesting and imposing castles and chateaux of Bohemia and Moravia, two of the historic ... Read More »

IFFI becomes an inspiration for Parisian film festival

By Ramnath N Pai Raikar | NT NETWORK A film is perceived to be reflection of life, and can turn into a motivational force in areas that one cannot even comprehend. For Gabriele Brennen, a French filmmaker of short films, the International Film Festival of India motivated her to start Extravagant India!, the International Indian Film Festival – Paris. For ... Read More »

‘Dwarfs are very unhappy people’

NT NETWORK Kaushik Ganguly, Bengali scriptwriter-turned-filmmaker, decided to direct films after he found that people were directing his scripts contrary to the perception with which he had written them. He wielded the megaphone for the first time for ‘Waarish’ in the year 2004 and has subsequently directed a number of critically acclaimed films like ‘Arekti Premer Golpo’ (2010), ‘Laptop’ (2012) ... Read More »

A gory birthing

NT BUZZ ‘Children of War’, a Hindi film dealing with the genocide of 1971 during the Bangladesh Liberation War, is made by debutant director Mrityunjay Devvrat, who says that this film is his tribute to his motherland, Bangladesh, where he grew up. “The subject of the 1971 genocide chose me. I have walked the path where the assassinations took place. ... Read More »

The IFFI 2014 Report Card

By Sachin Chatte Curtains will come down on the 45th edition of the International Film Festival of India on Sunday evening. This is the 11th year that Goa is hosting India’s biggest and Asia’s oldest film festival. There have been various steering committees, sub-committees and such to raise standards of the festival but there has been very little evidence of ... Read More »

Ayananshu realises filmmaking dream with ‘Bodhon’

By Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Not many dare to take risks in life, but electronic engineer Ayananshu Banerjee, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, 1994 batch, who followed through with his passion for filmmaking, is not one of them. Ayananshu does not have a film background. This IITian, worked in the US for seven years after finishing his Master’s ... Read More »

IFFI fashion-o-metre

By Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane International film festivals have always been about great films and great fashion, sometimes more about the fashion and less about the movies. Take the Cannes Film Festival. We’ve loved and sometimes loved to hate what Aishwarya Rai has worn on the red carpet. Remember the tizzy behind Mallika Sherawat’s lehenga outfit with it thigh high slit? ... Read More »

Three faces of obsessions

NT BUZZ Bengali film, ‘Teenakhon’, a compilation of three short-stories, made by debutant director Bauddhayan Mukherji, is part of the Indian Panorama of 45th International Film Festival of India. The first story of the ‘Teenakhon’ titled ‘Nabalok’ pays homage to filmmaker Satyajit Ray, said the director. “As an 11-year-old I read Satyajit Ray’s ‘Ekei Bole Shooting’. The book deals with ... Read More »