15th Mumbai Film Festival News
15th Mumbai Film Festival closing ceremony pics: Konkona Sen Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Divya Dutta & Tisca Chopra attend
Indian films shine among world cinema at MFF 2013. Check out the winners’ list
Indian films such as Katiyabaaz and Fandry won top honours at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival which concluded Thursday night in style with active participation from Bollywood celebrities such as Irrfan Khan, Divya Dutta, Tisca Chopra, Mita Vasisht and Konkona Sen Sharma. Click here to read more
Is Sonam Kapoor watching movies to improve her acting?
If singers practice everyday to improve the pitch and tone of their voice, Sonam Kapoor watches movies to hone her acting skills
This year Sonam Kapoor had two back-to-back hits – Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra‘s super-successful biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag with Farhan Akhtar and Anand L Rai’s Raanjhanaa opposite Dhanush. Click here to read more
Rajpal Yadav film Pied Piper goes global
The comedian’s satire will also be shown at the ongoing 15th Mumbai Film Festival
Satirical comedy Pied Piper is doing well internationally and the film’s lead actor Rajpal Yadav says he couldn’t have asked for more. Directed by Vivek Budahoti, Pied Piper had its world premiere Click here to read more
Indian cinema shouldn’t try to imitate Hollywood: Asghar Farhadi
The Iranian filmmaker, whose film The Past was screened at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival, says Indian films shouldn’t lose their originality
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, known for Oscar-winning film A Separation, Monday said that Indian cinema shouldn’t try to imitate Hollywood or European cinema, but continue catering to everybody. Click here to read more
15th Mumbai Film Festival: Asghar Farhadi’s film The Past gets standing ovation!
The Academy Award-winning Iranian director’s film received rave reviews at the fest and will soon be released in India
Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s The Past drew a keen audience, which remained glued to their seats till almost 11pm on Monday and stood in unison to applaud the director’s vision behind the film, screened at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) in Mumbai.
Audiences queued up outside Click here to read more
Mumbai Film Festival: Korean horror thriller Killer Toon impresses audiences!
The horror film is said to be very different compared to the films from the same genre and has been tagged as unique
Korean horror thriller Killer Toon, which was screened in Mumbai on Monday, managed to impress audiences with its novel combination of live action, animation and scare. They tagged it as “unique”. It was one of the highly anticipated films at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival. Click here to read more
Nandita Das and husband Subodh Maskara in Traces of Sandalwood
The actors will soon start shooting for the Spanish project
Actor Nandita Das, who will be seen with husband Subodh Maskara in upcoming Spanish film Traces of Sandalwood, will start shooting in a month’s time. The film will be shot here and in Barcelona.Click here to read more
15th Mumbai Film Festival to celebrate real spirit of cinema
The renowned film fest begins October 17 and will go on till October 24, 2013
With over 200 films across nine sections from over 65 countries and an impressive lineup of academic events – the 15th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) starting Thursday promises to not just entertain movie aficionados but celebrates the true spirit of cinema as well. Click here to read more
Mumbai Film Festival 2013: Japan big on Bollywood films!
After 3 Idiots, Don 2, Ek Tha Tiger and Jab Tak Hai Jaan, the number of Bollywood films releasing in Japan is all set to double, says producer Akifumi Sugihara at the Mumbai Film Mart. He also adds that India and Japan together could form a new entertainment market. Excerpts from an interview
Aamir Khan-starrer 3 Idiots not just gave the US$2 billion Indian film industry a “foothold” in Japan but also opened up viewers to a “comparatively traditional” affair like Shahrukh Khan’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan, says Akifumi Sugihara of Japan’s 101-year-old production studio. The number of releases will soon double, he predicts. Click here to read more
The Fifth Estate – Mumbai Film Festival 2013’s closing film
The film, based on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, will be screened at the Mumbai Film Festival this year
The Fifth Estate, Bill Condon’s much-talked about film on the WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief and Founder Julian Assange, will close the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) 2013. Starring Sherlock famed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, the Hollywood film is co-produced by India’s Anil Ambani’s Reliance Entertainment, Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks (together Reliance DreamWorks) and Participant Media. Click here to read more
Mumbai Film Festival: Amitabh Bachchan restores Charlie Chaplin film The Floor Walker
The festival’s efforts to showcase restored films continues this year, with Big B pitching in this year
At the curtain raiser of the 15th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) filmmaker Ramesh Sippy revealed that superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been involved in the restoration of The Floor Walker, a Charlie Chaplin classic. The movie is obviously a favourite of Sr Bachchan, but whether he will be present at the screening in Mumbai was not made known. Click here to read more
15th Mumbai Film Festival: Complete list of films to be screened
The prestigious festival will open with Lee Daniels’ film The Butler starring Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker
The 15th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) will open with Hollywood’s much talked about film The Butler, starring Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker and directed by Lee Daniels. The MFF, organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), will be held from October 17–24, 2013 at three cinema halls in Mumbai. Click here to read more
Mumbai Film Festival 2013 must-see: Brave Miss World, film on rape survivor Linor Abargil – watch trailer
Brave Miss World, Cecilia Peck’s award-winning documentary, features Linor Abargil, Miss World 1998 and rape survivor. The film will be screened at the Mumbai Film Fest this year. Watch trailer to know more
One of the must-watch documentary films at the Mumbai Film Festival 2013 is Brave Miss World. The much-talked about film, directed by Cecilia Peck (daughter of Hollywood star Gregory Peck), shows Miss World 1998 Linor Abargil’s story of determination and courage in the face of a sexual assault. The beauty queen was a bright 18-year-old when she was raped at knife-point by her travel agent Uri Shlomo in Italy. This was just seven weeks before the Miss World pageant.
Linor came out about her assault and inspired many more women to reveal their story Click here to read more
Kamal Haasan to be presented with Lifetime Achievement Award at Mumbai Film Festival
French filmmaker Costa-Gavras will also receive the honour at the prestigious fest
Acclaimed French filmmaker Costa-Gavras and renowned Indian actor-director Kamal Haasan will be felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival. Click here to read more
15th Mumbai Film Festival: Konkona Sen Sharma on jury alongside international heavy hitters
Cineswami gives us a lowdown on what’s happening at this year’s MAMI Film Festival
Her marriage may be on the rocks and her Bollywood career in the doldrums after Ek Thi Daayan where she unwittingly played herself, but Konkona Sen Sharma is definitely keeping busy. She has a Bengali film called Shesher Kobita, based on a Rabindranath Tagore story, but that’s opposite Rahul Bose, not much different from playing a witch. Meanwhile, she’s been also approached to play a prostitute in Ankush Bhatt’s Kamathipura Click here to read more