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IIF Podcast: The art of cutting trailers

By |July 4th, 2020|EditorPicksLarge, Interviews, Podcasts|

Our latest behind-the-scenes artist featured is Maulik Sharma, a specialist "trailer editor" in conversation with IIF contributor Aditya Khanna.

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New voice: Prateek Vats on Eeb Allay Ooo!

By |February 8th, 2020|Film Festivals, Interviews|

Our interview with the eloquent Prateek Vats, whose debut feature EEB ALLAY OOO! has been selected at the prestigious Berlinale 2020 after winning the Golden Gateway at MAMI 2019.

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A Hard Day’s Knight

By |October 7th, 2019|Interviews|

A throwback to Lagaan's most enduring character, Kachra, and the affable actor behind the wily leg-spinner.

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Dar Gai: The Queen of Edginess

By |September 1st, 2019|Interviews|

An interview with eclectic filmmaker Dar Gai, a Ukrainian national who has taken the Indian indie filmmaking scene by storm over the last few years.

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Sid Meer and the colours of indie India

By |July 29th, 2019|Interviews, InterviewsDisplaySmall|

We have a long overdue conversation with Sid Meer – post-production wizard, master colourist and 'Bridge Postworks' founder – about the specifics of his craft and the "look" of indie filmmaking in India.

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Megha Ramaswamy on being “the odd” one in

By |June 14th, 2019|Film Festivals, Interviews|

An interview with hybrid filmmaker Megha Ramaswamy, whose new music-themed series, The Odds, featuring Abhay Deol and Yashaswini Dayama, is setting the festival circuit alive.

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In conversation with Utpal Borpujari

By |May 4th, 2019|Critics Speak, Interviews, InterviewsDisplayLarge|

Our chat with award-winning film critic, curator and filmmaker Utpal Borpujari about the evolution of North-Eastern cinema and the voices he aspires to represent.

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Big Trouble in Little Matunga

By |March 14th, 2019|Filmmakers POV, FilmmakersDisplaySmall, Interviews|

Director Vasan Bala writes about a childhood incident behind the nutty genre-fluidness of his latest film, a lovingly crafted homage-action-comedy called "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" that releases in cinemas on March 21st.

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In Focus: Hardik Mehta’s “Kaamyaab”

By |February 15th, 2019|Film Festivals, Interviews, InterviewsDisplaySmall|

Manoj Sharma chats with Hardik Mehta, whose first feature-length film, Kaamyaab, starring Sanjay Mishra, recently screened in Paris after the 2018 Busan Film Festival.

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Payal Kapadia: The narrative of change

By |December 26th, 2018|Interviews|

A chat with filmmaker Payal Kapadia - an independent FTII student whose shorts have traveled to the biggest global film festivals - about her new award-winning documentary and the kind of cinema she strives to create.

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In Conversation with “Poster Boy” Raj Khatri

By |December 18th, 2018|Interviews|

Our 'graphic' chat with the passionate Raj Khatri, one of the foremost movie-poster designers in India, about his craft, his personal work and the perception of poster art in a nation still coming to terms with the key mediums of moviemaking.

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Ruchir Arun: On making the “little things” count

By |December 6th, 2018|Interviews|

Our chat with filmmaker and FTII alumnus Ruchir Arun, the man behind all the successful "little things" of India's new-age web entertainment industry.

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In Conversation with Anupama Chopra

By |October 25th, 2018|Critics Speak, Interviews|

On the eve of the 20th edition of the JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, we speak to the captain of the ship herself: the multifaceted Anupama Chopra.

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In Conversation with Ritu Sarin

By |October 10th, 2018|Film Festivals, Interviews, InterviewsDisplaySmall|

Our chat with filmmaker-curator-indie-champion Ritu Sarin: the charming co-founder of India's most attractive film festival, DIFF (Dharamshala International Film Festival).

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The artist of time

By |August 23rd, 2018|Interviews|

We chat with the timeless, energetic and eloquent master of all trades and jack of none: musician-actor-writer-director-creator Luke Kenny.

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Cinematographer in focus: Pooja Gupte

By |August 18th, 2018|Interviews|

Our interview with a prolific new-age cinematographer in Indian cinema, Pooja Gupte, who has - while breaking glass ceilings - shot some of the more interesting work in recent years.

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The man of Shuttlecock Boys

By |July 25th, 2018|Interviews, movies we loved|

We take a look at what the director of Shuttlecock Boys, Hemant Kumar Gaba, had to say about the making of his film and the independent-film landscape back in 2012. Much has changed, but so much remains the same.

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Being Ranvir Shorey

By |June 9th, 2018|Interviews|

A quick chat with one of our favourite "veteran" performers about his rise as an independent film actor, his choice of scripts and his views on new-age Hindi cinema.