People use mythology as a political tool: Kamal Swaroop

In an interview, Swaroop talks about his fascination with mythology, Battle of Banaras, and the controversies around the latest edition of IFFI.

Famous for movies like Children of Heaven and Children of Paradise, Majidi said the priority should be to give what ordinary people think.
November 21, 2017 6:10 am

Majidi said, “Artists face these kind of situations because of the talent and desire they have. That extends to filmmakers too. They should not stop innovation in their work because of adverse conditions.”

After S Durga and Nude, now Pakistani film Saawan gets dropped from iffi 2017
November 20, 2017 4:43 pm

International Film Festival of India is making sure it is remembered more for the films it has pulled out than the content it will finally screen. Pakistani film Saawan is the latest in the list.

Smriti Irani on Shashi Tharoor 'maharaja' remarks
November 20, 2017 11:41 am

The jury members requested Irani to initiate a conversation so that the remaining films are not forgotten in the midst of this controversy.

Actor Rita Koiral passed away
November 19, 2017 6:32 pm

Bengali actor Rita Koiral, who has been a part of popular films like Asukh and Dutta Vs Dutta, passed away at the age of 58. She was suffering from cancer since a couple of months.

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November 19, 2017 4:55 pm

Manisha Kulshreshtha has alleged that Ravi Jadhav's Nude has been plagiarised from her story, Kalindi.

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist | Two: A Film Fable by Satyajit Ray
November 19, 2017 3:59 pm

Shweta Basu Prasad’s Digital Playlist: Shweta Basu's this week's recommendation is classic short film by master filmmaker Satyajit Ray, Two: A Film Fable available on YouTube, restored by the Academy film archives.

Ed Sheeran has arrived for his concert.
November 18, 2017 9:36 am

Ed Sheeran arrived in Mumbai on Friday night. The British singer is all set to perform on Sunday at Jio Gardens, BKC.

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November 17, 2017 1:23 pm

Radhika Apte, who is all set to share screen space with Akshay Kunar in Padman, shared her journey from an Economics and Maths graduate to becoming one of the finest actresses in the country.

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November 17, 2017 1:16 pm

Renowned filmmaker and singer-composer Vishal Bhardwaj will be breaking new ground with his first ever live-performance, based on his trilogy of films adapted from Shakespearean tragedies.

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November 17, 2017 1:05 pm

While some cinema halls have decided to go ahead with the screening of National Award-winning film Dashkriya, others have adopted a ‘wait and watch’ policy.

IFFI member Vani Tripathi
November 16, 2017 2:18 pm

Vani Tripathi, a member of the IFFI steering committee, says the Information and Broadcasting Ministry is in authority to decide which movies will be finally screened at the fest.

Arvind Kejriwal documentary called An insignificant man
November 17, 2017 8:07 am

Titled 'An Insignificant Man', the Arvind Kejriwal documentary captures the journey of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) between December 2012 and December 2013. Watch an exclusive footage from the film here.

Documentary on Arvind Kejriwal titled An Insignificant Man
November 16, 2017 8:15 am

Making a documentary on the rise to power of Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party are directors Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Here's what they have to share about An Insignificant Man.

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November 16, 2017 2:53 am

About the film Nude, Parrikar said it had to be dropped as it was not a completed film and given without censorship.

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November 16, 2017 2:46 am

Correa, who directed The Good Road, a national award-winning film that was India’s entry to the Oscars in 2014, did not comment on his move.

Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's Beyond the Clouds to open IFFI 2017
November 15, 2017 5:52 pm

Iranian director Majid Majidi's Beyond the Clouds, starring Ishaan Khattar and Malayalam actor Malavika Mohanan, will be premiered at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on November 20.

Marathi film Nude has been directed by Ravi Jadhav.
November 16, 2017 7:26 am

Two films - Nude and S Durga have been dropped by the I&B Ministry from beign screened at the upcoming International Film Festival of India or IFFI 2017 in Goa. Nude has been directed by Ravi Jadhav.

Sexy Durga stars Rajashri Despande and Kannan Nair.
November 16, 2017 7:25 am

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's S Durga, previously called Sexy Durga, is among the two films which has been dropped by the I&B Ministry from being screened at the IFFI 2017. The other film is Nude.

Mahira Khan's latest film Verna is facing trouble.
November 15, 2017 12:23 pm

Mahira Khan's latest Pakistani film Verna has failed to get a Censor Board clearance due to its 'objectionable' content. The film deals with the social menace of rape and co-stars Haroon Shahid.

S Durga, Nude IFFI 2017
November 15, 2017 11:23 am

Calling the government's action to drop Nude and S Durga from IFFI as "deplorable", Muramba Producer Nitin Vaidya, in a Facebook post, said that team Muramba will protest against the suppression of freedom of expression.

Indo-Argentinian film Thinking of Him at IFFI
November 15, 2017 11:03 am

Noted Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Cesar's Thinking of Him is going to have its world premiere, and the film has been selected to close the 48th International Film Festival of India.

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November 14, 2017 12:33 pm

Twitter suspended KRK's Twitter handle after he revealed the climax of Advait Chandan directorial Secret Superstar. Things worsened when he openly criticized the movie followed by a personal attack on Aamir Khan.

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November 16, 2017 2:43 am

Sujoy Ghosh, director of the Bollywood hit Kahaani, confirmed to The Indian Express that he has resigned as head of the jury but declined to offer any comment.

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November 14, 2017 1:14 am

Filmmakers Ravi Jadhav and Sanal Sasidharan question the removal of their films from the upcoming edition of IFFI’s Indian Panorama

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November 12, 2017 4:22 pm

Shweta Basu Prasad's Digital Playlist: Shweta Basu's this week's recommendation is 79 minutes documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things by Matt D’Avella available on Netflix.

November 11, 2017 1:55 pm

The I&B Ministry has taken it upon themselves to decide the films that will be screened under the India Panorama Section at IFFI, Goa. They dropped Ravi Jadhav's Nude and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's S Durga without consulting the 13-member jury.

November 11, 2017 9:01 am

Majid Majidi’s Beyond the Clouds to open IFFI next week.

November 10, 2017 1:48 am

Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Kamal Haasan, along with director Mahesh Bhatt, will attend the inaugural ceremony, which will be preceded by a cultural event.

November 10, 2017 12:05 am

The Indian Express Film Club screened Nebraska, a story about human emotions and reverence for life

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November 8, 2017 12:08 pm

With a slate of cherry-picked movies, indepth interactions and beautiful venues, DIFF provides a great opportunity to reinforce the joys of cinema

November 7, 2017 12:00 am

Grammy-winning record producer and multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Bhasker, on his Indian roots, mentor Kanye West, President Trump and moving from jazz to R&B and hip-hop

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November 6, 2017 1:05 am

State Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Arup Biswas said around 10 films will be screened in different localities of Kolkata. He also appealed to foreign delegates to visit shooting locations in West Bengal and explore filming opportunities.

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November 6, 2017 12:15 am

The sharp clamour of criticism

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November 3, 2017 4:26 pm

Watch Call It What You Want: Ahead of the release of Taylor Swift's album, Reputation, the fourth song her album was released online just a few hours ago. The song's lyrics are poetic, comforting and gauging by her fans' reactions, this will be on top of the charts in no time.

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November 3, 2017 10:15 am

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a two-times Oscar-winner for her documentary biographical films, was trolled when on October 23 she tweeted that her sister's doctor at the Aga Khan University Hospital harassed her by using her personal details to send her a Facebook friend's request after the treatment.

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