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‘Audiences are always ready for strong emotional experiences’ …says filmmaker Kanu Behl

Filmmaker of the critically acclaimed movie, Titli, Kanu Behl is here at NFDC’s Film Bazaar with his next project, Agra. In a candid chat with NT BUZZ he speaks about the making of his movie Titli, the violence associated with it and why the censoring of a film is a bizarre exercise

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With Prem, from Goa

Janice Rodrigues | NT BUZzZ What is an Indian movie without all the masala? This is precisely what makers of ‘Prem at first sight’ had in mind when scripting the movie. A romance, some action, a bad guy and a song-dance sequence and thus began the saga of this promising entertainer produced under the banner of Vaibhav Productions.

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Khidki khol do, filmmakers tell government

Bigwigs of the Indian film industry have reacted positively to the central government announcement about the introduction of a one-window system to facilitate film shooting within the country. However, they also expressed apprehensions over such a facility actually coming into existence in the near future.

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Bring back our writers says Kabir Khan

Filmmaker Kabir Khan stated that Bollywood is losing good writers as they are choosing to become filmmakers. He said this scenario persists as writers get paid a pittance. “As filmmakers they will get more money and fame and will also have better control on their script they have realised,” stated Khan during a media interaction on the third day of …

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‘I feel the festival is losing its charm with every passing year’

Award winning Assamese film director M Maniram’s film ‘Xondhikhyon’ (Transition) was the inaugural film of the New Horizons from the North East Section at the 46th International Film Festival of India. The director is best known for his National Award winning film ‘Mon Jaai’ (2008). Maniram spoke to NT BUZZ about how he takes risks to make films while expressing …

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FTII students to host ‘Retracing Freedom: Goa Chapter’ on Nov 24 and Nov 25

The Film and Television Institute of India has been partially boycotted by the management of the IFFI, with only about 20 of the 55 applications accepted from the institute. To add to the students’ dilemma, the Directorate of Film Festival (DFF) dropped the students’ film package from the IFFI. In a bid to showcase the works of the Institute, the …

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Shoojit Sarcar on filmmaking and more

“I never thought that stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone would do a movie (Piku) based on constipation,” said filmmaker Shoojit Sarcar. He was speaking at the Knowledge Series of the Film Bazaar of NFDC on the sidelines of the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on the topic ‘A journey in storytelling.’

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How a docu-film championed the cause of the differently abled

  ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ The passion to tell a story that could bring in social change brought three friends together to make a documentary on India’s most successful deaf athlete and two-time gold medal winner at Deaflympic, Virendra Singh. Titled ‘Goonga Pehelwan’, the documentary has been directed by Ahmedabad-based filmmakers Vivek Chaudhary, Prateek Gupta and Mit Jani.

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It’s suhana safar for location India

Following the one-window system introduced by the state government to facilitate film producers shooting movies in Goa, the Union Ministry for Information and Broadcasting, with the co-operation of the Union Ministry for Tourism, on November 21, announced the opening of the ‘Film in India: Film Facilitation Office’, at the Film Bazaar organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), against …

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Female protagonists in Bollywood today: How real is the discourse?

Janice Rodrigues| NT BUZZ With movies like Queen, Kahaani, Piku and English Vinglish, mainstream Bollywood seems to be breaking the barriers of stereotyping heroines. But the fact that these movies are just a speck in the whirlwind of movies with song and dance sequences, and women in mini-skirts prancing around to comply to the male protagonists fantasies, is not altogether …

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