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‘Different genres allow me to evolve as a filmmaker’

By Ramnath N Pai Raikar | NT NETWORK

In the first decade of the 21st century the Hindi film industry witnessed a surge of new generation filmmakers, who dared to rewrite the rules of Bollywood, and Dibakar Banerjee was one such Young Turk along with the likes of Anurag Kashyap, Nishikant Kamath, Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar, who tasted success in spite of being ahead of times in their filmmaking.

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Single window clearance for film shoots in India

While inaugurating the Indian Panorama section of 43rd IFFI Information Secretary, Uday Kumar Varma also shared similar thoughts as Om Puri on the reach of films, especially films made by independent filmmakers.

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Independent cinema is still insecure: Om Puri

BY ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ

Om Puri, a name that stands for excellence in acting, has always represented the alternate face of Indian cinema. In his career span of 35 years, Om Puri has enthralled audiences with his rich and varied performances, right from Ardh Satya to Chakravyuh.

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Future editions of the Film Bazaar can become a standalone event: Manish Tewari

NT BUZZ

The cinematic treasures of India of the past 100 years will be restored and preserved by the Central Government in a digitised form through its ambitious National Film Heritage Mission with a corpus of ` 660 crore, under the 12th Five-Year Plan.

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‘Our cinema has grown because of our audience’

BY ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ

During the inaugural of the 43rd IFFI it was mentioned that Indian cinema has come full circle with a film like ‘Barfi’ as the film industry in India began with the silent film, ‘Raja Harishchandra.’ Comment.

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‘Life of Pi’- the power of storytelling

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The opening film of the 43rd IFFI, ‘Life of Pi’, directed by veteran filmmaker, Ang Lee is a movie which is more of a personal journey between you and your God. This is what actor Irrfan, who has done a small but significant role in this film, says he will take away from the film.

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Theatrical homage to father of Indian Cinema

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The second day of the 43rd IFFI paid homage to 100 years of Indian cinema by presenting a 15-minute play on the life of Dadasaheb Phalke and his second wife, Saraswati titled, ‘Dada Saheb…a Journey…A Quest’ at Kala Academy before the screening of the legendary filmmaker’s ‘Raja Harishchandra’.

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IFFI Village

Like every year, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) village will be providing accommodation to IFFI guests from across the country. The IFFI village at Campal, Panaji, is all set to host around 160 film enthusiasts from all over India, mostly comprising students. Thirty-five tents have been put up on the SAG playground alongside River Mandovi, approximately five hundred metres from the festival venue.

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Khiladi lights up the show

NT NETWORK

In the presence of glitterati and cognoscenti from the dream world of cinema, curtains went up on the 43rd edition of the International Film Festival of India at the specially erected facility at Campal with popular actor Akshay Kumar, chief guest at the event, declaring that he owes his entire life of happiness to Indian cinema.

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