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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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‘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 …

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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, …

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‘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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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/ …

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