Sunday , 19 May 2019


An artist among the film buffs

IFFI has been host to a bouquet of talent and one such talent is caricaturist ND Adam who is not an infrequent face to IFFI this year. NT BUZZ speaks to this 81-year-old caricaturist to know about his life and more SHERAS FERNANDES |NT BUZZ ND Adam may not be a known personality to many but he is a familiar ... Read More »

Stop manufacturing films, start creating them

Odia filmmaker and National Award winner for cinematography, Amartya Bhattacharyya’s second feature film ‘Khyanikaa – The Lost Idea’ was the only Odia film in the Indian Panorama section of the 48th International Film Festival of India 2017. Khyanikaa was also premiered at Hidden Gems Film Festival in Canada. In conversation with the filmmaker, NT BUZZ finds out more RAMANDEEP KAUR ... Read More »

‘I am a hungry actor and I want to try out every role’

Lead actress of commercial hits like ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, and ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhan’, Bhumi Pednekar conducted a masterclass on breaking stereotypes in Indian Cinema at IFFI 2017. Bhumi speaks to NT BUZZ about overcoming different challenges as an actor Lead actress of commercial hits like ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, and ‘Shubh Mangal ... Read More »

Victorious, but unclear

NT NETWORK Sanal Sasidharan, the director of the Malayalam film, ‘S Durga’ on Saturday evening submitted a censored copy of the film to Sunit Tandon, the director of the International Film Festival of India 2017, however, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has neither announced the screening date and time of the movie, nor contacted the jury members, three of ... Read More »

Showtime of Russian Films at IFFI

After the success of its first two seasons, the 3rd edition of Russian Film Days that showcases the best of contemporary and classic Russian cinema is back in India. Russian Film Days commenced in Delhi, travelled to Mumbai and is now part of the International Film Festival of Goa. Producer of the Russian Film Days festival in India, Maria Lemesheva ... Read More »

International jury reflects on cinema

NT BUZZ With a culturally diverse and illustrious jury, the International Film Festival of India 2017 has been playing out on a grand global scale. Jury chairman of IFFI, National Award-winning Indian filmmaker, Muzaffar Ali, who has been associated with the festival for a long time, began the International jury press conference by acknowledging that IFFI has grown in content, ... Read More »

May it be digital or cinema; the story has to reach its audience

NT BUZZ In order to discuss the future of digital space; whether it is a threat to cinema or a platform to showcase creative works, a panel discussion on the topic ‘Digital Space: The Future Ahead’ was conducted on the sixth day of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The panel was lead by members of the film ... Read More »

‘This is an age of unlimited possibilities for cinema’

The noted cinematographer, produced and director, Govind Nihalani, known for films like ‘Aakrosh’ and ‘Ardh Satya’ as well as television serial, ‘Tamas’ is attending the International Film Festival of India 2017/ Film Bazaar. Nihalani, whose film ‘Ardh Satya’ is also being screened at the film festival as homage to actor, Om Puri, has a heart-to-heart conversation with NT BUZZ RAMNATH ... Read More »

Filmmaker Anand Gandhi comes out in support for S Durga

NT BUZZ It was the fourth day of the festival and team of the film S Durga still did not have any clarity on a slot for the screening of their movie. Unable to find a solution or people who could give answers they spoke to the media. They were supported by Anand Gandhi who addressed the media as an ... Read More »

Marathi films see ray of light at IFFI 2017

Sudesh Bhosle | NT NETWORK Marathi film actress, director and writer, Mrinal Kulkarni has expressed her desire to shoot her third film in the port town of Vasco giving Goan artistes an opportunity to display their talent. Kulkarni inaugurated the screening of the first Marathi movie ‘Yellow’ as part of 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at 1930 Vasco, ... Read More »