Humara Movie presents the 2013 Wassup Andheri Film Festival

Humara Movie studios will be kicking off their second annual Wassup Andheri Film Festival this month. Last year's festival got quite a lot of buzz for the studio's unique approach towards fostering the growth of unknown filmmakers in India. http://youtu.be/-STEwuDnX1w The premise is unique. Ten shortlisted candidates will be given a topic for making a [...]

“Listen Amaya” Review

"Listen Amaya" by Avinash Kumar Singh was a very difficult film to review. Not because I didn't like it. Quite the contrary actually. I loved it. I found it pleasant, realistic, heartfelt and humorous with theĀ appropriateĀ amount of melodrama. But I also found it very personal. http://youtu.be/RY4xXvvHcdE The story is centered around a twenty something girl [...]

By |January 31st, 2013|Awards, movies we loved, NJISACF 2012, now playing, reviews|2,820 Comments

“B.A. Pass” Review

I've been struggling to write this review ever since I saw "B.A. Pass", directed by Ajay Bahl, nearly three weeks ago at the New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Fest (NJISACF). In fact I had initially written the review rather quickly because I loved the movie. But then I read the short story it was [...]

By |October 25th, 2012|movies we loved, NJISACF 2012, reviews|211 Comments

“Dekh Indian Circus” Review

There is something more powerful about a message or story if its conveyed through the perspective of children. A filmmaker or storyteller can talk about the issues of money, greed and power but the impact is always greater when you can see the effect on innocence. "Dekh Indian Circus", the opening night film at NJISACF [...]

By |October 10th, 2012|movies we loved, NJISACF 2012, reviews|1 Comment

IIF Exclusive: An Interview with Imtiaz Ali

Imtiaz Ali, the director of such hits in India like "Rockstar" and "Love Aaj Kal", was in New Jersey for the weekend to introduce an independent film called "Dekh Indian Circus" at NJISACF. While he was there, he graciously took the time to speak to IIF about the definition of independent films, the challenges of [...]

By |October 8th, 2012|Interviews, NJISACF 2012, Uncategorized|1 Comment

“Listen Amaya” takes home top honors at NJISACF

The New Jersey Independent South Asian Cinefest has come to a close after an eventful weekend full of interesting films and visits from director Imtiaz Ali and actress Deepti Naval. "Listen Amaya", which had its east coast premiere at the festival, took home top honors for Best Feature Film and Best Director Avinash Singh. The [...]

By |October 8th, 2012|Awards, NJISACF 2012, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Imtiaz Ali introduces “Dekh Indian Circus” on NJISACF’s opening night

Friday night kicked off the New Jersey Independent South Asian Cinefest in Edison, NJ. The theater was packed as acclaimed director Imtiaz Ali was on hand to introduce the opening night film, "Dekh Indian Circus." Ali spoke fondly of the festival's mission to promote good cinema. He cited festival director Sakti Sengupta's vision and all [...]

By |October 6th, 2012|movies we loved, NJISACF 2012, Uncategorized|11 Comments

NJISACF begins tonight!

The New Jersey South Asian Cinefest (NJISACF) begins tonight in Edison, NJ! I am pleased to announce that IIF will be attending and covering all the fun. The festival has been around since 2007 and their mission is to "to promote and recognize the talents of the new,the established, the underrepresented, the best and the [...]

By |October 5th, 2012|NJISACF 2012, Uncategorized|1 Comment