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Present film writers are missing out on Indian myth: Master Class

A Master Class on the ‘Art of Writing Cinemas’ that saw the participation of film writers, Farrukh Dhondy and Abbas Tyrewala was held at the Black Box, Kala Academy, as part of the ongoing International Film Festival of India. Here’s is what the writers had to say:

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Movie Review- The Other Side of Byomkesh Bakshi

BY Ramanth N Pai Raikar
Film: Satyanweshi
Language: Bengali
Duration: 125 min
Rating: ***1/2
Recreating the adventures of detectives or investigators from books on screen is no mean task as the fan following, which has been reading their escapades for long, rarely find the screen portrayal satisfactory.

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Curtains fall on North East Cinema retrospective

One of the highlights of the eighth day of the 44th International Film Festival of India was a splendid performance by Manipuri martial artistes at the closing ceremony of the North East Cinema that was ‘In Focus’ under the Indian Panorama section.

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IFFI: Mid-way mark and the glitter dulls

The International Film Festival of India arrived in Goa from Delhi exactly 9 years and 10 editions ago. The festival was on the right track till the year 2008, but subsequently started a downward journey and has unfortunately become a racket at the programming level. 

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Pan Nalin: Spiritually motivated

BY ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ
Pan Nalin is known for his path breaking films that speak of faith and spirituality, films that take its audiences on an inner journey. In conversation with NT BUZZ, the filmmaker shares his belief that the Soul of Asia Section at the International Film Festival of India (initiated last year during the 43rd IFFI) is the best way to create an identity for IFFI.

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Ojeapanchi Imaz: Varca’s Miraculous Body of Christ

 MARIA DE LOURDES BRAVO DA COSTA RODRIGUES
Come November 27 and all roads will lead to Our Lady of Gloria Church, Varca, Salcette, five kilometers from Margao, as on this day, the Miraculous Statue of Jesus is venerated.

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Out of Focus

Film: Baga Beach
Language: Konkani 
Duration: 103 min 
Rating: **1/2

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Loud Whistles: India’s way of applauding good movies!

BY SACHIN CHATTE
The second half of the festival is underway and although there are some good films lined up, the scheduling will deprive most delegates from watching them. On Monday night,

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‘Baga Beach is the most difficult film of my career’

‘Baga Beach’, Goan filmmaker Laxmikant Shetgaonkar’s much anticipated movie is in the filmmaker’s words the most difficult movie of his career. “My previous films were simple in terms of characterisation and execution,

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