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DADA SAHIB PHALKE WAS THE VISIONARY WHO BROUGHT AATMA NIRBHARTHA TO THE INDIAN FILM SECTOR: GRANDSON SHRI CHANDRASHEKHAR PUSALKAR AT IFFI 51

“If the government had not instituted Dada Saheb Phalke Award, my grandfather’s work and life would have been ended in two pages” “The film industry should seriously think about making a biopic on him” “Dada Sahib Phalke was the visionary who propagated ‘Make in India’ and brought `Aatma Nirbhartha’ to the Indian cinema sector. In …

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IFFI51: BOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES JOIN THE DAZZLING OPENING CEREMONY VIRTUALLY

The much-awaited 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) commenced with enthralling cultural performances celebrating the joy of cinema at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Panaji, Goa on 16th January. The dazzling opening ceremony reverberated with the passion of film-stars, film-makers and film-lovers from around the world. Many Bollywood stalwarts …

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OUR FILM THE BRIDGE REFLECTS LIFE AMIDST HARDSHIPS CAUSED BY ANNUAL FLOODS IN RURAL ASSAM: INDEPENDENT FILM-MAKER KRIPAL KALITA AT IFFI51

“For a particular shot, the crew had to remain submerged in flood-water for seven hours” I am too inspired by his thoughts, my film aims to take forward his vision for the coming generations: Director Blessy Ipe Thomas on his documentary on Bishop Philipose Mar Chrysostom Kripal Kalita’s Assamese language film ‘The Bridge’ throws light …

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IN OUR WORLD PRESENTS THE VISION OF A WORLD WHICH CAN CREATE A BRIDGE OF LOVE BETWEEN THE TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS OF “THEY” THE AUTISTIC CHILDREN AND THE REST OF “US”: DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER SHREEDHAR

Our film provides an opportunity to the world to know and feel the pain which parents of autistic children go through: Director and Producer Shreedhar of In Our World In Pinki Elli?, professionals share the screen with first-timers who have never faced a camera before: Director Prithvi Konanur “I told I know only one work, …

IN OUR WORLD PRESENTS THE VISION OF A WORLD WHICH CAN CREATE A BRIDGE OF LOVE BETWEEN THE TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS OF “THEY” THE AUTISTIC CHILDREN AND THE REST OF “US”: DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER SHREEDHAR Read More »

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IT IS THE FIFTH VERSION OF SARFAROSH 2 SCRIPT WHICH GOT FINALIZED: VETERAN FILM-MAKER AND IFFI 51 INDIAN PANORAMA JURY CHAIRPERSON JOHN MATHEW MATTHAN

“A film-maker today is not compelled to keep romantic songs, it is no longer a marketing requirement” “Sarfarosh 2 is dedicated to our CRPF personnel” “I have travelled all over India in search of content for my films. It is important for any film-maker to understand the elements of sociology and politics. I think a …

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IFFI51: ‘WINDOW BOY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE A SUBMARINE’ IS ABOUT THE FRUSTRATING YET LIBERATING FEELING OF UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE IS NOTHING ELSE BUT WHAT WE ARE SURROUNDED BY, SAYS DIRECTOR ALEX PIPERNO

“I was travelling from Uruguay to Argentina in a ferry, when I discovered that we had two parallel lives and that this ship was a fantastical ship which could connect these two parallel lives. It made me realize that this could also connect any two possible lives. It is an idea which I have had …

IFFI51: ‘WINDOW BOY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE A SUBMARINE’ IS ABOUT THE FRUSTRATING YET LIBERATING FEELING OF UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE IS NOTHING ELSE BUT WHAT WE ARE SURROUNDED BY, SAYS DIRECTOR ALEX PIPERNO Read More »

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70S WERE A GOLDEN PERIOD FOR HINDI FILM INDUSTRY, WITH INFLUX OF NEW IDEAS, NEW EXPERIMENTS AND A NEW GENRE OF ACTION AND UNCONVENTIONAL FILMS: RAHUL RAWAIL AT IFFI 51ST IN-CONVERSATION SESSION

“In those days there existed a healthy competition among the film stars. Every actor was rising above each other, but there was no rivalry” The 1970s saw influx of new ideas, new experiments and a new genre of action films in Hindi cinema. Those were also the golden years for unconventional films and emergence of …

70S WERE A GOLDEN PERIOD FOR HINDI FILM INDUSTRY, WITH INFLUX OF NEW IDEAS, NEW EXPERIMENTS AND A NEW GENRE OF ACTION AND UNCONVENTIONAL FILMS: RAHUL RAWAIL AT IFFI 51ST IN-CONVERSATION SESSION Read More »

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FILMMAKERS OF IFFI-51 INDIAN PANORAMA MEET THE MEDIA

#IFFI51 It is very tough to define where one’s personal boundaries end: Oru Paathira Swapnam Pole Director Sharan Venugopal If someone has made a movie, do respect them: Gatham Actor Bhargava Poludasu A mother accidentally finds a nude video of her daughter in her laptop – Oru Paathira Swapnam Pole (Indian Panorama Non-feature film) by …

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IFFI51: IN INDIA THERE ARE MANY HIDDEN STORIES OF REAL-LIFE HEROES THAT NEED TO BE TOLD, SAYS ‘SAAND KI AANKH’ DIRECTOR TUSHAR HIRANANDANI

Tushar Hiranandani, Director of ‘Saandh Ki Aankh’ said, this biopic is not only about women-empowerment, but it narrates an inspiring tale of what one can achieve even at the age of sixty years when most people give up trying. The Producer Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt Ltd.’s Group CEO Shibhashish Sarkar said, “Sometimes there are certain …

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IFFI51: DHRITIMAN CHATTERJEE INAUGURATES A SPECIAL SEGMENT ON CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF SATYAJIT RAY

The well-known Bengali actor Dhritiman Chatterjee inaugurated a retrospective of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray at the 51st edition of IFFI in Goa on the second day of the film festival.  Dhritiman Chatterjee began his film career in 1970 as the protagonist of Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pratidwandi’. IFFI will showcase following five films of Satyajit Ray as …

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