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PVR Director’s Rare News

  • | October 28th, 2013

    PVR Director’s Rare: Fire in the Blood to be screened in three more cities

    PVR Director’s Rare: Fire in the Blood to be screened in three more cities

    The documentary has enjoyed a successful third week in Mumbai theatres and will now be shown in Mangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai as well
    Thanks to an overwhelming response Indian documentary Fire in the Blood is enjoying a successful run in Mumbai. Now the plans are to screen the documentary in cities like Mangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai this week. Click here to read more

  • | July 24th, 2013

    Joy Mukherjee’s Love in Bombay to release on August 2

    Joy Mukherjee’s Love in Bombay to release on August 2

    Yes, the late actor-director’s unreleased movie, made 40 years ago, will hit theatres this August
    Joy Mukherjee, Waheeda Rehman, Kishore Kumar and Ashok Kumar are set to return to the big screen with Love in Bombay. The movie was made by Mukherjee 40 years ago in 1973 but unfortunately hadn’t released. Click here to read more

  • | July 16th, 2013

    Celluloid Man trailer: Rajkumar Hirani, Kamal Haasan and Dilip Kumar pay tribute to archivist PK Nair

    Celluloid Man trailer: Rajkumar Hirani, Kamal Haasan and Dilip Kumar pay tribute to archivist PK Nair

    The legends of Indian cinema fondly remember the film archivist whose love for movies has made it possible for us to hold on to some cinematic legacy
    Although India was among the first countries in the world to make movies, the way the films were archived and preserved is a really sad story. Many precious films have been lost forever thanks to Click here to read more

  • | June 10th, 2013

    Supermen of Malegaon movie review: Frank and funny

    Supermen of Malegaon movie review: Frank and funny

    A documentary on the making of Malegaon Ka Superrman brings a smile to your face as you experience the way and whims of the delightfully quirky movie industry in the small town called Malegaon
    An award-winning documentary film called Supermen of Malegaon, made by Faiza Khan in 2008, gets a theatrical release in 2012. A four-year gap between the making and release of a film – whether a feature, short or documentary – is not new. But that a documentary is getting a theatrical release in India is a rare phenomenon. And this is happening all thanks to the PVR Directors Rare project. Click here to read more

  • | December 7th, 2012

    When Resul Pookutty appreciated 10ml Love, I thought he was just being nice to me: Sharat Katariya

    When Resul Pookutty appreciated 10ml Love, I thought he was just being nice to me: Sharat Katariya

    The Bheja Fry writer makes his directorial debut with the Rajat Kapoor-Tisca Chopra starrer 10ml Love. He has been around for a long time, and has been working in close collaboration with Rajat and gang ever since he started out.
    Sharat Katariya learned filmmaking from Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi, and came to Mumbai to make films. He started his career by assisting Rajat Kapoor in Raghu Romeo, and now after about a decade, his maiden directorial venture, 10ml Love, hits the marquee. Click here to read more

  • | July 19th, 2012

    HARUD trailer: Aamir Bashir turns director

    HARUD trailer: Aamir Bashir turns director

    The A Wednesday actor’s directorial debut will see the light of day later this month 
    Aamir Bashir the actor has been around for quite some time now. We have seen him on the big screen, on the idiot box, in serials and many advertisements too. But now, meet Aamir Bashir the director. Click here to read more

  • | June 14th, 2012

    MALEGAON KA SUPERRMAN trailer: Promising entertainer

    MALEGAON KA SUPERRMAN trailer: Promising entertainer

    Watch the trailer of Faiza Ahmed Khan’s documentary film set in a small village of Maharashtra
    It is probably one of the best times for indie filmmakers, as PVR’s Director’s Rare is releasing ‘hatke’ films that otherwise might have never found a commercial release. Click here to read more

  • | May 26th, 2012

    ‘Love, Wrinkle-free’ movie review: A good coming of middle age film

    ‘Love, Wrinkle-free’ movie review: A good coming of middle age film

    Sandeep Mohan’s directorial debut is commendable, despite the few stray ends that he leaves to the viewers’ imagination
    Love, Wrinkle-free is an indie film by director Sandeep Mohan, that wouldn’t have been released in the theaters, if not for PVR’s Director’s Rare arm. A slice of life film set in Goa, LWF is about the Monteiro family and the crisis which they are dealing with. Click here to read more

  • | March 16th, 2012

    CHAURAHEN movie review: Rich, layered yet light-hearted

    CHAURAHEN movie review: Rich, layered yet light-hearted

    The film is a masterstroke by director Rajshree Ojha
    The four stories, originally written by Nirmal Varma, come together in a mysterious melange of pain, longing and tentative redemption in Chaurahen. In her other film Aisha, director Rajshree Ojha gave us no clue of her affinity to such an intimate contact with the deepest recesses of the human heart. Aisha ended up being as shallow as its Jane Austen-derived protagonist. Dare we say the characters in Chaurahen are as thought-provoking as the writer-director’s vision of a life in the metros? Under the bustling soundtrack (from Rabindra Sangeet to Carnatic), there’s an all-pervasive stillness at the core of the stories that crisscross so effortlessly in Chaurahen. The characters are all living with ghosts, reluctant and afraid to let go of their past and live in the present. Each of the four stories is steeped in nostalgia, pain and a final redemption (the airport finale feels fake). Click here to read more