Habitat Film Festival: News

Review English

Noblemen review: Stomach-churning tale of bullying in a boys' boarding school

Some may say Noblemen is a feel-good story, but one needs to look under the surface to realize it isn’t.

26 days ago — Sahil Bhalla

also read in: हिन्दी

Article Bengali

This content will stay on in people’s hearts: Rituparna Sengupta on Ahaa Re

In a freewheeling conversation, filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh and actress-producer Rituparna Sengupta talk about their latest film and their love for food. This is the second and final part of the interview.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Malayalam

The only love is true love: Madhu Narayanan on his directorial debut Kumbalangi Nights

The Malayalam filmmaker speaks about everything that went into the making of his fabulous debut movie.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Hindi

Chuhedaani review: An intriguing, enjoyable watch

Ravi Shankar Kaushik’s aptly titled short film employs the metaphor of a mousetrap to present a protagonist who takes control of her own destiny.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article English (India)

There are no success stories: Vivek Rai on startups in India

In his documentary, Vivek Rai deconstructs the ways in which startups are lauded as leading the big business success in our country and across the world. 

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Vandana Kataria’s Noblemen isn’t a feel-good story but a cautionary tale

Production designer-turned-filmmaker Vandana Kataria's debut film is her interpretation of Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice set in an all-boys boarding school.

about 1 month ago — Sahil Bhalla

Article Hindi

Habitat 2019: Showcasing student films with diverse voices

It is great to see a film festival give a platform for students to showcase their work and for audiences, producers, and others to discover new voices.

about 1 month ago — Sahil Bhalla

Article Hindi

Arrogant of people to think they make films for themselves: Sarthak Bhasin

Sarthak Bhasin talks about his student film Ekaant, the desire for a wider audience, and the importance of an institute like the FTII for aspiring filmmakers.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article

Habitat 2019: Why filmmaker Dominic Sangma did not share his script with his cameraman

At a masterclass at the recent Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi, first-time filmmaker Dominic Sangma spoke about the need for preparation and to yet be receptive to change.

about 1 month ago — Yatharth Vohra

Article English (India)

Creativity doesn't come in a vacuum: Ashvin Kumar masterclass at Habitat 2019

Ashvin Kumar, two-time National award-winning filmmaker, on how cinematic storytelling is different from other forms and why he likes to leave some things to the audience.

about 1 month ago — Yatharth Vohra

Article Hindi

Habitat 2019: Documentaries on BR and Yash Chopra offer a trip down memory lane

Though the presentation of the documentaries on the two Dadasaheb Phalke awardees was rather monotonous, the audience seemed to love the information on offer.

about 1 month ago — Yatharth Vohra

Article Bengali

I see a little of Basundhara in me: Rituparna Sengupta on her understated character in Ahaa Re

In an exclusive interview, celebrated Bengali actress Rituparna Sengupta and filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh talk about their Ahaa Re journey.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Malayalam

Richter Scale 7.6 review: Exploring the environmental impact on the human psyche

Jeeva KJ's debut film features a crucial concern that is largely overlooked, but its execution doesn't quite work.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Marathi

Dithee review: Visually breathtaking story of loss, grief and healing

The unmoving sombreness of the present, coupled with the breathtaking cinematography, is the secret to the movie’s success. Director Sumitra Bhave chooses to show more than tell. The focus is on the psyche of Ramji and the viewer is drawn towards his sadness.

about 1 month ago — Sahil Bhalla

also read in: मराठी

Article Hindi

Little package, big impact: Habitat 2019 short film segment works best for those with busy schedules

The short film section has been attracting a goodly crowd of busy students, parents and office-goers who would otherwise have had to miss the festival.

about 1 month ago — Yatharth Vohra

Article

Wanphrang K Diengdoh’s debut indie feature Lorni: The Flaneur subverts the noir genre

Meghalaya filmmaker Wanphrang K Diengdoh explains how his documentary filmmaking experience, a great team and 'sheer madness' helped him shoot his first feature on a micro-budget inside 24 days.

about 1 month ago — Sahil Bhalla

Article Hindi

People are still very naïve when it comes to falling in love: Fenil Seta on his short film Bawraa

On day 5 of the 14th Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi, journalist and filmmaker Fenil Seta spoke about his film which was screened at the festival.

2 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Malayalam

Oru Kuprasidha Payyan review: Tovino Thomas leads an emotionally sound, detailed, taut film by Madhupal

Madhupal's film is a layered study of an individual caught in a surreal tale of a legal mystery that rises to an equally emotional pitch.

2 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Malayalam

Habitat 2019: In my stories, only the darkness lets one see the light, says Sanal K Sasidharan

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, who presented his latest film Unmadiyude Maranam (Death Of An Insane) on the opening day of the 14th Habitat Film Festival, spoke on filmmaking, censorship and his own career.

2 months ago — Yatharth Vohra

Review Hindi

Khejdi review: Ashish Sharma is quietly compelling in this moving transgender tale

The film by Rohit Dwivedi lays out the lonely life of Khejdi, a sheltered young Rajasthani woman, who begins to question her identity.

2 months ago — Sonal Pandya

cinestaan original Hindi

Talking cinema with Gulzar, Vishal Bhardwaj and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

2 months ago — The Cinestaan Team

cinestaan original Hindi

The musical journey of Rekha Bhardwaj

10 months ago — The Cinestaan Team

cinestaan original Hindi

Breaking into filmmaking with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

10 months ago — The Cinestaan Team