Friday , 21 September 2018


Meet the Directors – Amshan Kumar and Gajendra Ahire

NT BUZZ At the ‘Meet The Director’ of Indian Panorama held on Thursday, director of ‘Manusangada’, Amshan Kumar and director of ‘Pimpal’, Gajendra Ahire spoke about their films and how they went about shooting for their respective films. Having a keen interest in documentary making Amshan would visit rural areas to know what problems people would face. On one such ... Read More »

Visual and hearing impaired to enjoy films at IFFI

NT BUZZ In the 48th year of IFFI which also has a section on ‘Accessible India’ under which two films ‘Secret Superstar’ and ‘Hindi Medium’ are being screened for the Visual and hearing impaired.  Saksham – a Delhi-based organisation has added audio description and subtitles in these movies to make movies accessible to all including people who cannot see or ... Read More »

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron team pays homage to late filmmaker Kundan Shah

NT BUZZ Film director Sudhir Mishra who worked with late filmmaker Kundan Shah on Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron said that Kundan was one of the most humble persons he has ever met. Mishra was speaking along with the team members of ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ at a press conference at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) where they ... Read More »

An insight into ‘Dangal’

NT BUZZ We are all aware of the 2016 blockbuster film ‘Dangal’ that is based on the Phogat family and narrates the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler who trains his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to be India’s first world-class female wrestlers. On Thursday evening team Dangal comprising Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta and Nikhil Mehrotra delivered ... Read More »

Critics are important for films and filmmakers

NT BUZZ While discussing various issues pertaining to filmmaking at the panel discussion titled ‘Young Filmmakers of India: Emerging Voices and Narratives’ at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the panellists agreed that it was important for film and filmmakers to get criticism for their work to help them improve. The panel consisted of emerging directors like Ashwiny ... Read More »

Producers are not approaching the old people, K Vishwanath

Celebrated South Indian filmmaker, K Vishwanath, who is known for directing ‘Sankarabharanam’, the 1980 Telugu film highlighting the neglect of traditional Indian music under the increasing influence of western music, has been awarded this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The octogenarian director of Hindi film classics like ‘Sargam’, ‘Kaamchor’, ‘Sanjog’, ‘Eeshwar’, and ‘Sangeet’, who will be honoured with a retrospective of ... Read More »

Sridevi declares Indian Panorama section open

26 feature and 16 non-feature films lined up under the Indian Panorama section NT BUZZ On the second day of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Bollywood film actress Sridevi declared the Indian Panorama section open. She said that it was an honour for her to do so. “Indian Panorama is one of the most important sections of ... Read More »

Reality through Majidi’s ‘Beyond the Clouds’

NT BUZZ The cast and crew of the opening film ‘Beyond the Clouds’ that included noted Iranian film director Majid Majidi, executive producer Reza Tashakkori, actors Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan along with producers Shareen Mantri and Kishor Arora of Namah Pictures and business head of Zee Studios, Sujay Kutty. For Majidi it is a great feeling that his film, ... Read More »

Shraddha inaugurates Bioscope Village at IFFI 2017

NT BUZZ “As an actress, I’m living my dream and every single day is a blessing,” stated film star Shraddha Kapoor, expressing her joy of being an actress. Shraddha Kapoor, her aunt, actress Padmini Kolhapure and director Subhash Ghai inaugurated the ‘Bioscope Village’ at the 48th IFFI at the Bhagwan Mahavir Children’s Park, Panaji. Bioscope Village is conceptualised for non-delegates ... Read More »

When the ‘Khamosh’ actor spoke

  Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Admitting that he hadn’t prepared much to speak at the concluding workshop of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) at IFFI 2016, the actor whose one dialogue ‘Khamosh’ still rings our ears, was present to speak to cine enthusiasts and those have an inclination to make it into the film world as ... Read More »