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Indians retelling reality

NT BUZZ Four directors of non-feature films – Remya Raj (Midnight Run), Nitish Patankar (Na Bole Wo Haram), S Nalla Muthu (The World’s Most Famous Tiger) and Hari Viswanath (Monitor) – came together to speak about their films. Remya Raj speaking about Midnight Run said: “The subject of my film is fear. It shows the various facets of fear. I …

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I hope my film will be an inspirational tool: Hari Viswanath

‘Monitor’, a short film around workplace harassment which is part of the Indian Panorama-Non Feature section at IFFI 2018 is director Hari Viswanath’s small way of helping people who have gone through this trauma, to tackle it head-on CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Three years ago, director Hari Viswanath’s debut film ‘Radiopetti’ about an old man and his love for …

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‘I am putting my best efforts to overcome shortcomings in IFFI infrastructure area’

The celebrated cinematographer, screenwriter and director, Apurba Kishore aka A K Bir has been chairing the technical committee for the International Film Festival of India over the past couple of years. In an exclusive interview with NT BUZZ, he discusses the IFFI infrastructure in Goa as well as the art of cinematography, among other things RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR   …

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Portraying harsh realities on screen

Tamil film ‘Baaram’ (The Burden) directed by Priya Krishnaswamy touches upon the prevalence of the illegal practice of Thalaikoothal – a form of senicide in Tamil Nadu. NT BUZZ finds more VENITA GOMES| NT BUZZ When you hear about ‘Thalaikoothal’ it is sure to send chills down your spine and will make you think if humanity still exists. When director, …

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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 …

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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? …

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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 …

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‘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 …

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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’ …

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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 …

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