about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Let it go: Arunaraje Patil on her life and cinematic journey

Published by HarperCollins India, Patil's book recounts the challenges the first female technician to be trained at the FTII faced as a filmmaker. ....

about 1 year ago | Aanchal Juneja

Wrapping up Habitat Film Festival: Film aficionados recount happy memories

The cinematic landscapes, experimental works and political reportage in various films presented an opportunity for the audience to connect with wider languages, issues and even locales as they explored India through cinema. ....

about 1 year ago | Our Correspondent

Glimpses of Habitat Film Festival

The Habitat Film Festival was attended by several directors and producers who presented their films at the festival and engaged with the audience during invigorating interactive sessions. We bring you some glimpses from the event. ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

They just want me to be silent: B Suresha on his love for cinema

In an exclusive chat with Cinestaan.com at the recently concluded Habitat Film Festival, the filmmaker talked about his idea of filmmaking and the straddling of three mediums — theatre, television and film. ....

about 1 year ago | Sonal Pandya

4 reasons why you should watch Haraamkhor at the Habitat Film Festival

Directed by Shlok Sharma, this gritty look at an affair between a student and her teacher is both quirky and unsettling. ....

about 1 year ago | Shriram Iyengar

5 reasons to watch U Turn at the Habitat Film Festival

The 2016 film is being screened at the Habitat Film Festival on 28 May at 4:30 pm. We give you five reasons to watch the film. ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Veeram director Jayaraaj: We can dream of anything and create it

In an exclusive interview with Cinestaan.com during the ongoing Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi, the director talked about his love for Shakespeare, his next film project and the responsibilities of using digital technology. ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Adoor Gopalakrishnan: It's only rubbish that sells

The veteran filmmaker said that today even television does not want worthwhile films while award juries are populated by film illiterates. ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Jaicheng Dohutia on his film Haanduk: Solutions start with you

The film, in the tribal Moran language of Assam, depicts the helplessness of a people who remain forgotten by the 'mainstream' ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Habitat Film Festival: Exhibition takes a walk down KA Abbas's works

KA Abbas: The City As A Metaphor is a curated package of films written/ directed by the Indian film director, novelist, screenwriter and journalist. ....

about 1 year ago | Suparna Thombare

Why you should give Mantra a shot at the Habitat Film Festival

Nicholas Kharkongor’s film, which will be screened at the Habitat Film Festival today, is clinical and low on depth, but still worth a watch.  ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Dr Biju on the power of cinema: Film is a medium of transformation

In Malayalam film Kaadu Pookkunna Neram/When The Woods Bloom, which was screened at the ongoing Habitat Film festival, he takes up the issue of the struggle of the tribals against the state. ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Govind Nihalani, Buddhadev Dasgupta, Avinash Das talk about film funding, compromises

The filmmakers were part of a panel discussion held at the ongoing Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi. ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Jagte Raho: Revisiting Raj Kapoor’s socially relevant masterpiece

Kapoor as the Chaplinesque tramp or the Everyman figure has very few dialogues in the film and relies on his expressions and pantomime to communicate his helplessness. The film was screened at the ongoing Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi. ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Habitat Film Festival 2017: KA Abbas — a man ahead of his times

Writer Jai Arjun Singh and historian Ravikant discussed the legacy of KA Abbas’ films and his oeuvre as a writer and filmmaker, at the Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi. ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Habitat Film Festival 2017: Kaasav — an exploration into the mind

Marathi film Kaasav/The Turtle was screened at the ongoing Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi. ....

about 1 year ago | Our Correspondent

Snapped! Konkona Sensharma, Vikrant Massey, Kalki Koechlin at Habitat Film Festival 2017

The opening film of the Habitat Film Festival, A Death in the Gunj, was attended by the actor and debutant director Konkana Sensharma, Kalki Koechlin, Vikrant Massey, producer Abhishek Chaubey and other members of the cast and crew of the film. The screening of the film was followed by a Q&A session, where the crew members interacted with the audience. A Death in the Gunj will be released in theatres on 2 June. ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Habitat Film Festival 2017: Reality is boring, says Buddhadev Dasgupta on Tope/The Bait

Based on Narayan Gangopadhyay’s short story, the film explores exploitation, entrapment, enchantment and disillusionment in various forms through three interlinked stories. ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Habitat Film Festival 2017: Om Puri — the face of his times

Speaking at the opening of the 'Retrospective' of Puri’s films, veteran director Govind Nihalani reminisced about the actor’s warm personality and his dedication to his craft. ....

about 1 year ago | Shriram Iyengar

4 reasons why you should watch Baastu Shaap at the Habitat Film Festival

Kaushik Ganguly's mellow romantic thriller is playing at the Habitat Film Festival in Delhi on Monday at 6.30pm. We give you four reasons to watch this wonderful little film. ....

about 1 year ago | Shriram Iyengar

Neecha Nagar at Habitat Film Festival: The lowly film that won Cannes over

Before the age of overseas marketing, and red carpet appearances, Chetan Anand's Neecha Nagar made history by winning at the first Cannes Film Festival while being ignored completely back home. Neecha Nagar will be screened at the ongoing Habitat Film Festival in Delhi. ....

about 1 year ago | Keyur Seta

4 reasons why you should watch Ananya Kasaravalli’s Chronicles Of Hari

The film achieves high standards in narrating a complex tale with utmost simplicity.  ....

about 1 year ago | Shriram Iyengar

Abhishek Chaubey on turning producer: We are a film industry, not a film genre

Two weeks before A Death In The Gunj is released, director-producer Abhishek Chaubey sat down to speak about the changing world of cinema content, audience, and the need for different kinds of cinema. ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

12th Habitat Film Festival: You can learn a lot about India through regional films, says Vidyun M Singh

The 12th edition of the Habitat Film Festival (HFF), a celebration of pan-Indian cinema begins in Delhi today. ....

about 1 year ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Habitat Film Festival 2017: 10 films you shouldn't miss

From the popular to the art house, the 10-day festival brings the best of pan-Indian cinema to film lovers in Delhi. The film festival will run from 19-28 May 2017. ....

about 1 year ago | Keyur Seta

Found the idea of Mukti Bhawan strangely beautiful, says director Shubhashish Bhutiani

The filmmaker shares his experience of coming across the intriguing subject of a hotel where people check in to await deliverance. ....

about 1 year ago | Shriram Iyengar

I did not even have a script when I approached Nawazuddin: Shlok Sharma on Haraamkhor

A first-time director, Sharma exudes the quiet confidence of a man who trusts his product. The director of the critically-acclaimed Haraamkhor, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi, sat down for a talk with Cinestaan.com about his much-delayed film, and the nature of its simple story.  ....