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‘I’ll be an actress as long as I’m having fun’

ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ “When people ask me when I knew I wanted to be an actress, I always say that it was after my first film released,” said Taapsee Pannu who was recently invited to be part of the ‘In Conversation’ series at the 50th International Film Festival of India. A graduate of engineering, she initially wanted to …

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Talking about relevance

NT BUZZ Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) in collaboration with International Film Festival of India and Entertainment Society of Goa organised an Open Forum on ‘The relevance and need for the film festivals in the alternative eco space’. Director, National Film Archives of India, Pune, Prakash Magdum said such festivals are a medium for like-minded people to appreciate …

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In pursuit of identity

NT BUZZ The directors and cast of two international films ‘Commitment’ and ‘Coda’ which made their world premiere in the ‘World Panorama’ section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) this year, sat down on Friday to shed light on their respective films. Director of ‘Coda’, Claude Lalonde shared that his film, shot between Canada and Switzerland, tells the …

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Make a film you believe in: Madhur Bhandarkar

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ National Award winning filmmaker, Madhur Bhandarkar who has been a regular at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) since 2001 (has skipped for two or three times) delivered a Masterclass session on ‘Masters Social Perspective’, which was moderated by Indian film critic, journalist, editor and film trade analyst, Taran Adarsh. Known for making women-centric …

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‘Streaming is the new-age thing and will carry on’

Manjari Fadnnis, known for her films like ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’ and ‘Grand Masti’ is presently attending the International Film Festival of India being held in Goa, as her short film, ‘Interdependence : Megha’s divorce’ is being screened at this film event. The actor, in an exclusive interview with NT BUZZ speaks about her career in cinema, her films …

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When music reigns supreme

NT BUZZ The cast and crew of the film ‘The Seven Last Words’ shed light on the making of the film at a press interaction on Day 2 of the International Film Festival of India 2019. ‘The Seven Last Words’ is based on a music composition based on the Seven Last Words of Christ. It has seven themes particular to …

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Real reel

NT BUZZ Day 2 of the International Film Festival of India 2019 saw directors Nitin Singhal, Kirti, and Vibha Bakshi giving an insight into the making of their films which form a part of the Non Feature Film section of Indian Panaroma. ‘Letters’, said Singhal about his film, is loosely inspired by late Bollywood actor Dev Anand’s collection of censored …

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Exploring taboos

NT BUZZ The star cast of the Indian feature film ‘The Hundred Bucks’ was down in Goa to promote their film which will be screened at the ongoing International Film Festival of Goa (IFFI). Addressing a press conference on Friday, director Dushyant Singh informed that the movie, shot in Mumbai, explores the sensitive topic of prostitution. “The story that spans …

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Movie mania for children

NT BUZZ The Children’s Film Village at Children’s Park, Panaji organised by PictureTime in association with the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), was inaugurated on November 21 evening in the presence of Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant along with ESG CEO, Amit Satija and vice chairman, ESG, Subhash Phal Desai. “I am thankful to Sushil Chaudhary (chairman, PictureTime) for setting up …

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When the sons rise for women

Danuska Da Gama | NT KURIOCITY Q. Your films are realistic, highlighting problems and educating the masses. With my latest film ‘Son Rise’, I didn’t quite set out to make a film on female foeticide in Haryana, but once we reached there, there was no way we could ignore what was right in front of us. Illegal, yet rampant female …

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