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‘It’s easy to compose songs than make films’ Arijit Singh

Venita Gomes| NT kuriocity It is quite rare to find singers venturing into filmmaking and here is Bollywood singer Arijit Singh, known for his popular hits like ‘Tera Fitoor’, ‘Tum Hi Ho’, ‘Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga’ and many others, who will soon make his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Sa’. Singh was invited to speak at the In conversation ‘Hitting …

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Sivan and Chakraborty dream of making feature films

NT kuriocity Directors Deepti Sivan and Prabal Chakraborty addressed a gathering at a conference on non feature films. They were both excited that their films were chosen for IFFI 2018. “Seeing my own film at IFFI is very special,” said Chakraborty. The film ‘Decoding Shankar’ has been directed by Deepti Sivan. It is a biography of Indian singer Shankar Mahadevan’s …

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It’s interesting to explore women in films, Vishal Bhardwaj

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR The noted film director, screenwriter, producer and music composer, Vishal Bhardwaj said that the trilogy of his films based on the plays of William Shakespeare – ‘Maqbool’ (2003) on ‘Macbeth’, ‘Omkara’ (2006) on ‘Othello’, and ‘Haider’ (2014) on ‘Hamlet’ – came out from the fact that the female characters in the works of the bard were …

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‘Bergman internationalised the Swedish film industry’

The government of Sweden is showcasing films of the iconic Swedish Filmmaker, Ingmar Bergman at the ongoing International Film Festival of India. The Consul General of Sweden in Mumbai, Ulrika Sundberg speaks to NT BUZZ about the project, the filmmaker and his films among other things RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR   Can you tell us about this project of the …

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No entries from Goan filmmakers for Indian Panorama section

VENITA GOMES| NT BUZZ While there have been Konkani films like Juze, K Sera Sera, Nachom-ia Kumpasar which have made it to the Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the past, this year however it came as a surprise to the jury members that there was not a single entry that came from Goa. Chairman …

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‘My journey is to find authentic voice’ Prasoon Joshi

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR Aplak Niharna Soundarya ko, Anubhuti ka Dhyotak Ban Jata Hai, Aplak hi ho Jata Hai Manushya Jab Karta Hai Alingan Mrityu Ka, Ab Kaun si Anubhati Hoti Hai Use Jis se Woh Kabhi Nahin Laut-ta Sharing one of his first poems with audiences, noted lyricist, screenwriter and poet, Prasoon Joshi said that poetry is his ‘soul’. …

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‘We had to develop chemistry with each cow’

Marathi film ‘Kharvas’, the opening film in the Indian panorama non-feature films category deals with the pain a woman goes through upon losing her baby due to still birth. Director Aditya Suhas Jambhale enlightens CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Losing a baby, is one of the hardest and most painful things that a woman can go through. And Aditya Suhas …

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Lights, camera, game!

‘Football – A Beautiful Life’, featuring the best of football films from around the world will be held from November 22 at Children’s Park, Panaji. This festival is presented by Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 and is a collateral event of IFFI 2018. NT BUZZ catches up with the curator Jan Tilman Schwab CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ It is a …

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Indian Panorama section: A platform for regional cinema

NT BUZZ The Indian Panorama section of the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) featuring 26 feature and 21 non feature films was inaugurated by secretary of Information and Broadcasting, Amit Khare in the presence of festival director, Chaitanya Prasad and vice chairman, Entertainment Society of Goa, Rajendra Talak. Speaking during the inaugural, festival director Chaitanya Prasad said that …

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‘Gandhi on Celluloid’ inaugurated

NT BUZZ Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore inaugurated a multi-media digital exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi at the International Film festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji, Goa. Titled ‘Mahatma on Celluloid’, the exhibition provides a digital experience to the viewers to relive the life and times of the Mahatma and the era of the freedom struggle on …

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