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46th IFFI to close on reel meets real note

  Janice Rodrigues | NT BUZZ A filmmaker takes inspiration from reality and Argentinean director Pablo Trapero has always tried to project just this in most of his films. He was intrigued by the story of one family, set in 1985, when Argentina was just coming to grips with its newly restored democracy. The family, Puccio, kidnapped four people for …

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‘Kakkar said I would have to do a lot of unlearning for the film’

With Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Ram Singh Tomar being screened at the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), actress Divya Dutta feels specials, more so because the directors are her favourite filmmakers. The actor known for her portrayal of strong characters talks to NT BUZZ about discovering herself while working on the sets of Paan Singh Tomar and breaking …

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Dasvidaniya…till IFFI 2016

The ten day film festival that started screenings on a sober note finished with a bang – the best was saved for the last. It was a good year as far as films were concerned; the buffet was big enough to cater to everone’s apetite. The diversity of films is what makes a festival like this special.

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‘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 …

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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 …

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‘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.

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‘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 …

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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 …

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