Tag: Films

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  • Diploma films of FTII’s alumni to be screened for public

    Diploma films of FTII’s alumni to be screened for public

    The city-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has decided to screen the diploma films made by its former students for the public. The alumni of the prestigious institute include several noted actors, filmmakers, cinematographers, editors and technical staff of the film industry. "The first batch of FTII started in the 1960s, so we …

    July 28, 2017
  • Lasting love

    Lasting love

    It is the mark of an undying curiosity about Bengal’s best loved screen hero that a fresh celebration is mounted every year on the day that Uttam Kumar died suddenly 37 years ago.  The mortal remains may have been removed from the places associated with his towering presence. But, more than a generation later, the …

    July 24, 2017
  • Fashion without films means little

    Fashion without films means little

    Four years ago, there was a heated debate over an obscure Gujarati film, The Good Road, scoring over The Lunchbox in the race to the Oscars. It meant that there was an independent movement in Indian cinema with a definite place outside the mainstream. It was not just that National Film Development Corporation — with …

    June 2, 2017
  • Quality of theatres are getting better than films: SRK

    Quality of theatres are getting better than films: SRK

    Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says nowadays condition of theatres is getting better than the quality of films. “Few years ago when we used to watch films, or when I was younger, I remember theatres used to be bad but films were very good,” Shah Rukh Khan told reporters at an event here. “I've noticed somehow …

    May 12, 2017
  • I want to play my age on screen: Suniel Shetty

    I want to play my age on screen: Suniel Shetty

    At a time when several actors are playing characters much younger than their age, Suniel Shetty has no qualms in essaying a role closer to his age. “I want to play my age, I want to play a father, an officer I don't want to run round trees and don't want to sing and dance. …

    May 7, 2017
  • A unique initiative

    A unique initiative

    People’s Film Collective is an independent, autonomous, people-funded cultural-political collective based in West Bengal. Formed in 2013, it is convinced through observation, experience and participation about the power of films as a weapon of pedagogy of the oppressed as well as a window that opens out to an alternative media for people. This year marked …

    February 17, 2017
  • Recalling an era of screen

    Recalling an era of screen

    The ushering in of the new millennium marked the end of an era of iconic screen legends who drew audiences to the cinema halls of Calcutta as it then was. In those days under the British, the best of Hollywood films came to the city and set the silver screen on fire. In 1939, Metro …

    December 31, 2016
  • Crisp and concise

    Crisp and concise

    Brevity is the buzzword as short films are increasingly making waves with positive reviews and a good run at the box-office. More and more cinema-loving people are watching these small-budget movies and critics are greeting this move by mainstream directors with a lot of appraisal and acclaim. Yes, popular directors like Imtiaz Ali (India Tomorrow …

    December 9, 2016
  • Another New Wave on the anvil?

    Another New Wave on the anvil?

    The huge losses suffered recently by several big budget and star-driven movies may lead to a reconsideration of the existing economics of the Indian film industry.

    December 3, 2016
  • “Our madness is still the same”

    “Our madness is still the same”

    Actress Vidya Balan and director Sujoy Ghosh talk about their latest film and working together after Kahaani.

    December 2, 2016
  • Healthy new ideas and initiatives

    Healthy new ideas and initiatives

    The festival has been growing every year although this year the duration has been reduced from 11 to nine days. 

    November 25, 2016
  • An original note

    An original note

    Kuheli -- the first Indian film that deals with a scourge called porphyria.

    November 11, 2016
  • An original note

    An original note

    Kuheli -- the first Indian film that deals with a scourge called porphyria.

    November 11, 2016
  • Loss of films is loss of country: Javed Akhtar

    Loss of films is loss of country: Javed Akhtar

    Loss of films is the loss of the whole nation, poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar said here on Thursday referring to the inferior content of cinematic texts and lyrical music. “Loss of films is the loss of the whole country. Films have a heavy impact on the masses and thus if film music is inappropriate …

    November 11, 2016
  • Tribute to aboriginals

    Tribute to aboriginals

     In keeping with Pauline Hanson’s thinking “The majority of aboriginals do not want handouts because they realise that welfare is killing them” lectures about jungle, hills and aboriginals are scheduled to be delivered at Indumati Sabhagriha between 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm today. Biswajit Roy Chowdhury’s film Wind In Maruwa Field and Ujjal Roy’s film …

    September 11, 2016
  • ‘The Woman Who Left’ wins Venice Golden Lion

    ‘The Woman Who Left’ wins Venice Golden Lion

    Philippine film "The Woman Who Left", a revenge tale shot in black and white by director Lav Diaz, won the top Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. "I want to dedicate this film to the Filippino people and their struggle, and humanity’s struggle," Diaz said as he received his prize. Best …

    September 10, 2016
  • Kurosawa fest

    Kurosawa fest

    Arguably the most celebrated Japanese filmmaker of all time, Akira Kurosawa had a career that spanned from the Second World War to the early ’90. He came to world of films following a brief stint as a painter. After years of working on numerous films as an assistant director and scriptwriter, he made his debut …

    September 4, 2016