Mira Nair discusses “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” and TIFF

By |September 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Mira Nair has a great history with the Toronto Film Festival. Her films like "Salaam Bombay" and "The Namesake" have debuted at TIFF. But she was also supposed to debut "Monsoon Wedding" at the festival in 2001. But when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, all plans were scratched. In a great interview [...]

Hansal Mehta discusses “Shahid” and career with Dear Cinema

By |September 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Dear Cinema conducted a fantastic interview with Hansal Mehta earlier this month about his TIFF 2012 entry "Shahid" and his career. Here is an excerpt from that interview by Nandita Dutta: What is Shahid about? Shahid is based on the remarkable journey of human rights lawyer / activist Shahid Azmi. It is a very personal [...]

TIFF 2012 leaves lasting impressions

By |September 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The Toronto International Film Festival is over but the impressions continue to linger. As of Sept. 15, approximately 40 films have been sold to distributors. In fact, participation from Asian delegates made all the difference according to a press release from TIFF: The Festival’s Sales and Industry Office accredited 4,280 industry delegates this year – [...]

Ashim Ahluwalia Interviewed by Huffington Post

By |September 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Yet another TIFF 2012 director is being highlighted by the Huffington Post. This time it's Ashim Ahluwalia, director of "Miss Lovely", getting the spotlight. Here is an excerpt from the interview with Marissa Bronfman: How do you see the Indian film industry changing over the next 10 years? What will be your role in that [...]

Can Indie Films Break Through Bollywood Stereotypes?

By |September 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

It's a fair (albeit not a new) question for today's filmmakers at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Independent films have just as much of a mystical aura as your typical glitzy Bollywood production (for different reasons and audiences). But how do the people making these films from India do something groundbreaking enough to shatter [...]

THR profiles “Ship of Theseus”

By |September 8th, 2012|movies we loved, now playing, TIFF, upcoming movies|

Anand Gandhi's "Ship of Theseus" is one of the 10 Indian films showcased in this years City to City Program at the Toronto International Film Festival. Nyay Bhushan discusses the film and Gandhi's aspirations in a terrific interview for The Hollywood Reporter. The interview reveals an out of the box mind in Gandhi, especially when [...]

Mumbai Meets Toronto

By |September 8th, 2012|movies we loved, now playing, TIFF, upcoming movies|

If ever there was evidence of Indian independent films making waves on a global scale, it’s at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). There are 10 films from India showing at the Canadian festival and all of them are getting some great recognition. In fact, Mumbai has been selected as the showcase in this [...]