Friday , 22 February 2019


Understanding violence and films

NT BUZZ The third day of Film Bazaar 2018 witnessed the first Directors Jam. The session titled ‘A time for violence’ saw filmmakers Devashish Makhija and Ivan Ayr having an in-depth conversation on portraying violence on screen with head, creative development, Dharma Productions Somen Mishra. They were joined by Nupur Sinha, a producer and writer based out of Los Angeles ... Read More »

Open Forum discusses the digital dilemma

NT BUZZ India’s diverse cinema has caught the attention and imagination of the film fraternity across the world. Right from the first silent film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ in 1913 by Dadasaheb Phalke to the present, the country has presented a bouquet of movies that spans regions, languages and cultures. But what happens once these films have lasted their box office life? ... Read More »

The stories behind the stories

NT BUZZ The non feature section of the Indian Panorama category at IFFI this year consists of 21 films on various interesting and thought provoking themes. ‘Gyamo – Queen of the Mountains’ for instance which has been directed by Gautam Pandey and Doel Trivedy focuses on the Gyamo, a female snow leopard and her two cubs, the habitat in the ... Read More »

‘Wildlife is not just about beauty’

Directors Gautam Pandey and Doel Trivedi talk about their film ‘Gyamo- Queen of the Mountains’. Pandey is the son of noted wildlife filmmaker Mike Pandey, who is also a part of this film CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ   What were some of the major challenges you faced while shooting this particular film? Gautam: The film was done on a ... Read More »

Awakening humanity through films

NT BUZZ This year the Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) showcases a wide range of films that have gone beyond the ordinary and have touched upon various topics and social issues that are prevalent in the society. At the ‘Meet the Directors’ press conference directors of five feature film ‘Bhayanakam’, ‘Bhor’, ‘Dhappa’ ‘Uma’ and ‘Baaram’ ... Read More »

Federation of Film Fraternity of Goa upset with Talak

NT BUZZ In light of the incidents that took place at Kala Academy on Thursday, the Federation of Film Fraternity of Goa expressed their displeasure over the conduct of the Vice Chairman of Entertainment Society of Goa Rajendra Talak. In a statement, the Federation stated that the Goan filmmakers strongly condemn the act of abusing the visiting delegates and extended ... Read More »

‘It wasn’t a choice to be a filmmaker; I was kidnapped’, Dan Wolman

At 77 he hasn’t figured out what keeps him active, full of energy and knowledgeable. Israeli filmmaker, Dan Wolman, the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award is delighted to be here, especially as his country is in focus at the 49th International Film Festival of India. NT BUZZ gets talking with him   Danuska Da Gama I NT kuriocity ... Read More »

Talak pronounced ‘Guilty’ for asking delegate to go back to Kerala

It was a chaotic day 3 at the International Film Festival at Kala Academy. Things went out of hand with the men in khaki trying to control disappointed delegates for mismanagement of the queue which led to non-ticket holders given entry over those who had tickets. While vice chairman, ESG Rajendra Talak rushed in to bring the situation under control, ... Read More »

Goan Food off the menu at IFFI

E NISHA When being told that her French subjects had no bread, Marie-Antoinette supposedly sneered, Qu’ils mangent de la brioche—“Let them eat cake.” That pretty sums up IFFI’s food court at this year’s edition of the festival as well. The ratio of alcohol to tea is 4:1 – there are four stalls serving alcohol and just one serving tea and ... Read More »

‘I don’t have the luxury to choose films’ Janhvi Kapoor

NT kuriocity Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor who recently debuted in Bollywood with the film ‘Dadak’ said that as her career is still taking shape she does not have the luxury to choose a particular film project rather she takes up whatever projects are coming her way. Janhvi was invited to the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) along with ... Read More »