Chauranga movie review: Sanjay Suri’s social drama is a mirror to our society with a few jagged edges!
The film is directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra
Chauranga was in news for having won top awards at 13th Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles 2015, 16th Mumbai Film Festival 2014 and also at the NFDC Film Bazaar, International Film Click here to read more
Manjhi trailer: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s biopic on the mountain man looks very gritty and promising!
Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao shelves her dream project Filmbay!
The Dhobi Ghat director’s second project is now officially scrapped…
Kiran Rao has left Filmbay, Click here to read more
Vidhu Vinod Chopra gives interest-free repayable loan to emerging director
Renowned filmakers are giving a helping hand to upcoming directors
Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who has produced hit films like 3 Idiots and Munna Bhai M.B.B.S, has now extended an interest-free repayable loan to emerging director Shlok Sharma.
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Rome Film Festival 2013 to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema with Om-Dar-Ba-Dar
Kamal Swaroop’s 1988 post-modern film has been digitally restored and will be showcased at the Rome film fest in November 2013
The digitally restored version of 1988 film Om-Dar-Ba-Dar, directed by Kamal Swaroop, will be screened at the Rome Film Festival and commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema. Click here to read more
The Lunchbox: FFI needlessly drags on issue
Cineswami feels the matter was resolved and the Oscar selection body has no business to comment on it further
The august body that is the Film Federation of India (FFI) clearly needs a crash course in the maxim ‘let sleeping dogs lie’. Issuing a letter to The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra with copies marked to production companies Anurag Kashyap Films Private Limited and Disney UTV and to presenter Dharma Productions asking for an ‘unconditional apology’, rakes up the dying embers of the controversy and smacks of pettiness. Click here to read more
Gangoobai’s Sarita Joshi: I’m not a big movie star
But the veteran theatre and TV actor is happy that actors her age are getting lead roles in films
It is great to see that people of our age are getting lead roles in films, says acclaimed TV and theatre personality Sarita Joshi, who plays the protagonist in new movie Gangoobai. The septuagenarian is also happy to see that filmmakers are happily experimenting with different concepts. Click here to read more
Film journalist BK Karanjia, former NFDC chairman, passes away
Burjor K Karanjia, renowned film journalist and former chairman of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), popularly known as BK, passed away late Friday evening in Pune, a family friend said. He was 92 and is survived by two daughters and a son. Born and bred in Quetta, now in Pakistan, the Karanjia family moved to India after partition. BK had named his south Mumbai residence as ‘Quetta Bungalow’, which stood a short distance away from the historic Jinnah House.
Karanjia’s younger brother, Russy K Karanjia, also a well-known journalist, died five years ago. While Russy pursued investigative journalism, Karanjia pursued entertainment and film journalism. Karanjia qualified for the Indian Civil Services. He avoided film parties and had a strong distaste for them. After doing stints as a reporter, he went on to become the editor of Filmfare, Screen, Cine Voice, Movie Times and authored several books on the entertainment industry. Karanjia was the founder of the trend-setting Films Financing Corporation. He later became the NFDC chairman and set a precedent to finance high quality, low-budget movies for new and talented filmmakers, instead of doling out aid to big filmmakers or banners.Click here to read more
NFDC got Rs 13.60 crore grant for 2012-13 from I&B Ministry
The government also released Rs 36 crore to produce 15 films in regional languages and three films in Hindi/English
The central government has released Rs 13.60 crore to the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) during 2012-13 against an allocation of Rs 17 crore, the Lok Sabha was told on December 18. Click here to read more
Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan wins Best Film at IFFI Goa
NFDC’s Punjabi movie was honoured with the Golden Peacock at the 43rd International Film Festival of India
Punjabi film Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan (Alms For A Blind Horse) won the Golden Peacock award for best film at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji Friday. Click here to read more
NFDC dedicates National Award-winning Punjabi film ‘Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan’ to Mani Kaul
Revered filmmaker Mani Kaul was the movie’s creative producer
The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has decided to dedicate National Award-winning Punjabi film Anhey Ghorhey Da Daanto late filmmaker Mani Kaul, who was also the movie’s creative producer. Directed by Gurvinder Singh and funded by NFDC, the film is based on Jnanpeeth Award-winner Gurdial Singh’s novel of the same title. It portrays the plight and problems of Indian farmers as well as the landlords on outskirts of Punjab. Click here to read more
Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin and Zoya Akhtar’s true confessions at IFFI Goa
Cineswami managed to know some secrets of the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara stars and director, at the 42nd International Film Festival of India in Goa
The secret is out. Abhay Deol and Zoya Akhtar have confessed that they don’t watch non-Bollywood films, that is, films made outside Mumbai in the other Indian states. Kalki Koechlin said that she’d watched a few Marathi films, but only when she was, in her own word, “dragged” to screenings by hubby Anurag Kashyap. The trio were on a panel at the just concluded Film Bazaar organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) that ran alongside the International Film Festival of India in Goa. Interestingly, though the discussion was about new trends in Indian cinema, the august panel spoke only about Bollywood. The trio were jolted out of their smug mutual back scratching when an intrepid and very polite member of the audience asked them the loaded question about whether they watched films in other Indian languages. Click here to read more