Hey, Oscars, meet Village Rockstars!

Hey, Oscars, meet Village Rockstars!

The Northeast finally gets recognition in the plastic arts ! ‘Village Rockstars’ by Assamese filmmaker Rima Das is the official entry for The Oscars! H’m, haven’t heard of the film? Well then, just read on! The National Award-winning Assamese film, Village Rockstars, has been selected as India’s official entry for the 2019 Oscar Awards, the […]

Excitement at Mizoram First International short film fest

Excitement at Mizoram First International short film fest

AIZAWL: Mizoram had its first honest to goodness international short film festival thrown open recently. the festival ends today, September 22. The 1st Mizoram International Short Film Festival was inaugurated by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in a glittering red carpet ceremony at Aijal Club on Thursday evening. The film festival will see the screening of […]

पटना के कलाकारों के लिए धाक -ए-धनुचि की सौगात

पटना के कलाकारों के लिए धाक -ए-धनुचि की सौगात

गुरूवार की शाम ,फिल्म डायरेक्टर रुचिन वीणा चैनपुरी ने लज़ीज़ तंदूरी , ग्रैंड प्लाजा , फ़्रेज़र रोड में एक प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस का आयोजन किया गया। प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस का मुख्य उद्देश्य उनकी नई आनेवाली फिल्म धाक -ए –धानुचि की घोषणा करने के लिए आयोजित किया गया था। फिल्म की कहानी एक मूर्तिकार के जीवन पर आधारित […]

Patna artists get opportunity in Dhak –e- Dhanuchi

Patna artists get opportunity in Dhak –e- Dhanuchi

On Thursday, Film director Mr. Ruchin Veena Chainpuri organised a press conference in Lazeez Tandoori, Grand plaza , Frazer road . Press conference was organised for the launch of a feature film Dhak-e-Dhanuchi. The story of the film revolves around the life of statue maker .Statue maker plays a very important role from one month […]

Scarlett exits role, says it should be played by TG actor

Scarlett exits role, says it should be played by TG actor

Los Angeles, Jul 14 : Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of a role in which she was going to play a transgender man, in support of actors from the LGBT community. The actor exited the drama film “Rub and Tug” a little more than a week after her casting sparked heartburn and questions […]

Govt silent on CBFC committee recommendations

Govt silent on CBFC committee recommendations

Mumbai :Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who headed a committee to take a holistic look at the functioning of the controversy-ridden CBFC, says he is surprised that the government has not yet to responded to the recommendations made by them. “We haven’t heard from the government at all. I am waiting when they will take a […]

How films direct homophobia onto school kids

How films direct homophobia onto school kids

The 2005 Malayalam film Chanthupottu showed the central character played by Dileep as a “cross dresser,” a man who developed feminine gestures because his grandmother raised him like a girl. And ultimately, he discovers his ‘masculine self.’ The film went on to win Dileep the Special Jury award at the Kerala State Film Awards that […]

India’s Raja Harschandra seen in London

India’s Raja Harschandra seen in London

London: Raja Harischandra was spotted in the British capital!A rare screening of what is regarded as the first ‘fully Indian’  full-length feature film: Dadasaheb Phalke’s “Raja Harishchandra”, was organised at London’s British Film Institute (BFI), in Southbank. A S Rajan, Minister Co-ordination, Indian High Commission, who was the chief guest at the event, said that […]

Gay themed Moonlight wins Best Oscar Flick

Gay themed Moonlight wins Best Oscar Flick

Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars – but only after an error saw La La Land initially declared the winner. Moonlight is a film about the coming-of-age of a gay, black man The La La Land producers were in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered. PriceWaterhouseCooper, the accountancy […]

Dear Zindagi Intrigues

Dear Zindagi Intrigues

There is something intriguing about art films. They almost always strike the right chord. The last one for me was ‘Kapoor & Sons’ which I saw a few days back, it made me realise that each one of us has downsides and we should try to be accepting. This time it’s ‘Dear Zindagi’ which apprised […]

Kerala Film kicks off Bihar Regional Film Fest

Kerala Film kicks off Bihar Regional Film Fest

From Tuesday, (Nov 15) the Bihar State Film Development and Finance Corporation (BSFDFC) hosts a six-day film Regional Film Festival at Rabindra Bhavan, Patna. More than 16 films in Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Malayali, Punjabi and Rajasthani  will be shown, said Ganga Kumar, the managing director of BSFDFC. Actors, directors, singers and other artistes will attend […]

Piracy, lack of screens plague Indian film industry

Piracy, lack of screens plague Indian film industry

Though the number of films that hit the ₹100-crore mark is increasing, piracy, low penetration of quality exhibition infrastructure in Tier-II and Tier-II cities is hindering the growth of the industry. Piracy is eating away the vitals, with the film industry losing ₹19,000 crore annually. A latest Deloitte report on the industry said that over […]