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The sounds of silence

CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Before the advent of sound technology in movies, filmmakers used to create silent films which relied on powerful visuals and some text to tell the story. These movie screenings were always accompanied by a musician who would provide live music to enhance the narrative and make it all the more immersive. And this is precisely …

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Nuances and process of filmmaking discussed

Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ In an insightful discussion on Sunday morning filmmaker Meghna Gulzar; writer and editor, Pooja Ladha Surti; screenwriter, Juhi Chaturvedi; cinematographer, Modhura Palit and author and columnist, Sumedha Verma Ojha discussed the various aspects that go into filmmaking with moderator Madhureeta Mukherjee. While all the panellists agreed that filmmaking is a process that involves several …

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Meet the director and producer of ‘Gadhul’

Day four saw director Ganesh Sivaji Shelar and producer Swapnil Sarade of the film ‘Gadhul’ give an insight into the making of their film which forms part of the non feature film section of Indian Panaroma. The Marathi film tells the story of a 14-year-old son and his mother whose relationship becomes turbid after an incident that happens on the …

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The crossover man

called ICON, where you can use an iPad besides your seat and order whatever cuisine you want to enjoy while watching the movie. You can even use the sleeper lounge to lie down and watch cinema. However, I think the real revolution is going to be in the exhibition space, in terms of most content moving to the streaming platform.   …

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How’s the festival treating them?

We have seen five movies so far and they were excellent. It definitely lived up to my expectations. The entire ambience, the entire arrangement was all very well organised. It’s just our second day so we haven’t had time to see anything else besides films. But I think that as a city, this is just the perfect venue to set …

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Directors get chatty about diversity

An In Conversation session with Indian directors, Srijit Mukherji, Anant Narayan and Abhishek Shal was held on the second day of the International Film Festival (IFFI). The session was moderated by television anchor, Sunil Tandon. The directors discussed various aspects and the importance of diversity in Indian cinema. Having directed Marathi films and acted in films and theatre of various …

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From the director’s chair

Day four of the International Film Festival of India 2019 saw directors of the films ‘Bhonga’ and ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, both of which are part of the feature film section of Indian Panaroma, discussing the making of their respective films ‘Bhonga’ which was declared as the Best Marathi Film at the 66th National Film Awards, revolves around the use …

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Breaking boundaries

National award-winning actor Adil Hussain, whose film ‘Pareeksha’ is part of the International Film Festival of India 2019, chats with NT BUZZ about what he looks for in a role, the independent film scenario in the country, and Hollywood Danuska Da Gama| NT BUZZ He has been a part of ‘Life of Pi’, ‘Parched’, ‘English Vinglish’, ‘Kabir Singh’ and several …

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Filmmaking is all about teamwork: Anil

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ The ongoing 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) saw Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and director Anees Bazmee take the stage in a Masterclass titled ‘Director’s Actor’ on Friday. The session was moderated by actress, author, and film producer, Tisca Chopra. Over the span of his 40-year career, Kapoor has worked on several films such …

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RSS-backed film festival at Ahmedabad, next year

NT BUZZ Films have become an integral part of our society as well as our lives, so much so that even the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a Hindu nationalist organisation could not resist itself from the power and magic of this medium. Bharatiya Chitra Sadhana, an RSS affiliated organisation has conceptualised a biennial film festival, and the inauguration of the third …

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