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Digital platforms were never plan A for Ashvin Kumar’s No Fathers In Kashmir
Ashvin Kumar, whose film on the missing menfolk in Kashmir opened the 14th Habitat Film Festival, spoke of the 'crisis of compassion' in India and why he wrote his screenplay mainly for millennials.
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Habitat festival lines up some exciting fare for Delhi's movie lovers
With the annual Habitat Film Festival set to begin in New Delhi, we bring you a selection of feature films that are not to be missed.
No Fathers In Kashmir review: Stark reality of the valley through the eyes of two teenagers
The film, directed by Ashvin Kumar, revolves around the issue of missing husbands in the valley.
Chuskit review: Touching tale of a girl’s triumph over disability and attitudes
The film is a low-key look into the community’s life without stereotyping or exoticization, a skill that director Priya Ramasubban perhaps brings from her documentary filmmaking career to fiction.
We wanted to create an experience: Ridham Janve on his debut feature The Gold-Laden Sheep & The Sacred Mountain
Ridham Janve, whose debut feature has been doing the rounds of festivals, explains why nature is not used as a mere backdrop in the film but is a character.
Ranjan Ghosh's Rong Beronger Kohri receives due recognition in film festivals in and outside the country
After its theatrical release in March this year, the film was screened at the prestigious Habitat Film Festival and was received with a standing ovation from the audience in a house-full auditorium.
Bhor review: Authentic and immersive story of an 'untouchable' girl
Director Kamakhya Narayan Singh's film tackles the themes of open defecation and women's empowerment through the lens of Bihar's Musahar community.
I could challenge myself as an actor in Kedara, says Kaushik Ganguly
The filmmaker-actor said people were aware of Dasgupta’s oeuvre as a composer but will be surprised to see his depth as a filmmaker.
Kedara review: Exceptional debut film by music composer Indraadip Dasgupta
Kaushik Ganguly delivers what is easily the best performance of his career so far, almost singularly carrying the film on his shoulders and leaving a lasting imprint in the minds of the audience.
Chuskit: A girl's simple true-life tale which was not so easy to tell on film
Director Priya Ramasubban hopes her film will inspire many differently abled children to go to school and live their lives to the fullest.
The Gold-Laden Sheep And The Sacred Mountain review: Gorgeous but slow-moving parable
Set in 2012, the film in the Gaddi language directed by Ridham Janve unravels like a puzzle but also leaves some questions unanswered.
Bulbul Can Sing review: Beautifully told coming-of-age story from Assam
Set in the beautiful state, Rima Das's film tells the story of a young woman, Bulbul, who has to discover her own voice.
It was the pen that picked me up rather than me picking up the pen: Sinjini Sengupta on Elixir
The author, columnist and public speaker spoke about the experience of turning her screenplay into a novel and writing for a film.
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Engaging young minds: Children’s films at 13th Habitat Film Festival
The recently concluded festival in New Delhi hostes three children's films — Assamese film Ishu, Malayalam film Swanam and Bengali film Rainbow Jelly.
Good people are voiceless: Filmmaker Amshan Kumar on Manusangada
Kumar's Manusangada is an explosive exhortation of the cruel injustices of the caste system and the systemic violence committed on Dalits in India, where even death fails to be the proverbial leveler.
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I am not so much a cinephile as a cine-activist: Aparna Sen
Filmmaker and actress Aparna Sen, who presented her film Sonata at last month's Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi, speaks about her work, her journey and her motivations.
There are a million similar stories everywhere because we are all connected: Filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh
The critically acclaimed filmmaker spoke to us during the 13th Habitat Film Festival about his influences, filmmaking and his latest film, Rong Beronger Korhi.
No fictional story is as fake as you might think it is: Filmmaker Rahul Jain
In a conversation with us, the Machines filmmaker talks about his influences and choices.
Maybe, Mayurakshi is a subtle sarcasm on idea of ideal woman we look for: Atanu Ghosh
The Bengali filmmaker engaged in an in-depth conversation with us on the sidelines of the 13th Habitat Film Festival about his latest feature film, Mayurakshi.
Put any religion’s name in Ee. Ma. Yau. you’ll find same issues: Lijo Jose Pellissery
On the sidelines of the 13th Habitat Film Festival, Pellissery spoke to us about his influences, some of the enduring themes of his films and his ever-increasing fan following.
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