Habitat Film Festival: News

Article English (India)

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.

12 hours ago — Sahil Bhalla

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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.

3 days ago — Our Correspondent

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Review Urdu

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.

about 1 month ago — Keyur Seta

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Review Ladakhi

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.

2 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Himachali

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.

4 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Bengali

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.

5 months ago — Roushni Sarkar

Review Hindi

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.

6 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Bengali

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.

6 months ago — Roushni Sarkar

Review Bengali

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.

6 months ago — Roushni Sarkar

Article Ladakhi

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.

7 months ago — Sahil Bhalla

Review Himachali

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.

7 months ago — Sonal Pandya

Review Assam

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.

7 months ago — Sonal Pandya

Article Bengali

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.

11 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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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.

11 months ago — Simran Narula

Article Tamil

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.

11 months ago — Prateek Rawat

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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.

11 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Bengali

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.

12 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi

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. 

12 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Bengali

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.

12 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Malayalam

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.

12 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

cinestaan original Hindi

Talking cinema with Gulzar, Vishal Bhardwaj and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

2 days ago — The Cinestaan Team

cinestaan original Hindi

The musical journey of Rekha Bhardwaj

8 months ago — The Cinestaan Team

cinestaan original Hindi

Breaking into filmmaking with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

8 months ago — The Cinestaan Team