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A Dharamshala State of Mind

By |October 24th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

In conversation with the multi-talented Afrah Shafiq, the current manager of the Dharamshala International Film Festival, about the lovely mountain town, her eclectic career, choices and philosophy.

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MAMI 2017: The film-wise Report Card

By |October 21st, 2017|Film Festivals, movies we loved|

We list down the 41 films we watched at MAMI 2017 with quick ratings, so as to help you for future viewing purposes.

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In Focus: Rahul Jain’s “MACHINES”

By |October 18th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

A short chat with Rahul Jain, the director of acclaimed Indian documentary, MACHINES, which had its World Premiere at Sundance 2017, winning the Cinematography award.

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In Focus: Shlok Sharma’s ZOO

By |October 18th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

An interview with Shlok Sharma, whose second feature, ZOO, competing in the INDIA GOLD section of the Mumbai Film Festival, is the first-ever Indian film to be shot completely on an iPhone.

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MAMI 2017 (India Story): Bhasmasur

By |October 11th, 2017|Film Festivals|

The director of BHASMASUR -- a film competing in the INDIA STORY section of the Mumbai Film Festival -- writes a short note about the experience.

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PIPSI (Marathi): A producer speaks

By |October 11th, 2017|Film Festivals|

The producer of PIPSI, a marathi-language children's drama playing in Mumbai Film Festival's HALF-TICKET section, writes a few words about her big little film.

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Ralang Road: The Makers Speak

By |October 8th, 2017|Film Festivals, Filmmakers POV|

The director and producers of Sikkimese feature, Ralang Road, which has its Indian premiere at this year's Mumbai Film Festival, write about the making of their quaint "local" indie.

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Black Ticket Films: A Documentary State Of Mind

By |September 26th, 2017|Film Festivals, Interviews|

Our conversation with the Black Ticket Films' founders and dynamic Delhi-based documentary duo, Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh.

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Meenakshi Shedde: The Poetics Of Curation

By |August 29th, 2017|Critics Speak, Film Festivals, Interviews|

Priya Bhattacharji picks the brain of renowned Indian film curator and critic, Meenakshi Shedde, about her specialist field, career, changing perspectives and the perception of Indian cinema across the globe.

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A Masterclass with ‘Baahubali’ DoP, K.K. Senthil Kumar

By |March 24th, 2017|Analysis, Critics Speak, Features, Film Festivals|

A summary of an invaluable cinematography masterclass conducted by K.K. Senthil Kumar -- the DoP of the epic, Baahubali, and its much-anticipated upcoming sequel.

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Film Review: India in a Day

By |November 7th, 2016|Film Festivals, reviews|

A review of Richie Mehta's new-age experiment, 'India in a Day,' a crowdsourced non-fiction film made up of footage of one day submitted by thousands of Indians.

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MAMI 2016: Cinema report card

By |November 2nd, 2016|Film Festivals, reviews|

A quick, dirty rating-system lowdown of the many films we caught at MAMI 2016 -- designed to help you choose, download, stream, buy and wait for these titles over the next few months.

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MAMI 2016: The award winners.

By |October 28th, 2016|Film Festivals, reviews|

A quick lowdown and list of all the winners at the closing ceremony of the 18th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.

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MAMI 2016 Interview: Lipstick Under My Burkha

By |October 28th, 2016|Film Festivals, Interviews|

A brief chat with filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava, whose film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' had its Indian premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival, winning an award at the closing ceremony.

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MAMI MFF ’16: Supriya Sharma’s ‘Dhvani’ (short)

By |October 24th, 2016|Film Festivals, Interviews|

A chat with young filmmaker Supriya Sharma, the mentee of acclaimed director Nagesh Kukunoor for Humaramovie's short-film anthology 'Shor Se Shuruaat.' It premiered at MAMI MFF 2016 in the new 'Spotlight' section.

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MAMI MFF ’16: Lalit Kumar “Perverted (Vikrit)”

By |October 24th, 2016|Film Festivals, Interviews|

A quick chat with first-time director Lalit Kumar about his slum-based micro-budget indie, Perverted, which is part of 'The India Story' section at the Mumbai Film Festival 2016.

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MAMI 2016: Alka Raghuram’s ‘Burqa Boxers’

By |October 23rd, 2016|Film Festivals, Interviews|

We speak to Alka Raghuram, the filmmaker of the documentary 'Burqa Boxers,' which premiered back at Locarno in 2012, and plays in the India Story section at the Mumbai Film Festival.

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MAMI 2016: Prithvi Konanur’s ‘Railway Children’

By |October 20th, 2016|Film Festivals, Interviews|

A chat with Prithvi Konanur, the director of 'Railway Children', a quaint little film selected in the India Gold section of this year's Mumbai Film Festival.