Habitat Film Festival: News

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.

11 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.

11 months ago — Sahil Bhalla

Review Bengali

Jonaki review: A story woven through visually stunning, dream-like snippets

Director Aditya Vikram Sengupta experiments with the visual form to depict an 80-year-old woman's decaying memories.

12 months ago — Suparna Thombare

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.

12 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.

12 months ago — Sonal Pandya

Review Tamil

Vada Chennai review: Vetrimaaran's film is a deeply layered, intense action thriller

Vetrimaaran lays the base for a fantastic story in the first of a three-part series. He does such a good job that you wish he had made the second and third parts as well.

about 1 year ago — Manigandan KR

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.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Assam Bengali 1 more

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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Bengali English (India) 1 more

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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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. 

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

When we do something wrong, the question is who is responsible for repairing it: Praveen Morchhale

The director spoke to us after the screening of his National Award-winning film Walking With The Wind on the final day of the 13th Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

Review Kannada

Raju review: A happy-go-lucky tale of talent with an evanescent message of hope

Actor-director Nanditha Yadav’s children’s feature is a sanitized melodramatic take on the inspiring spirit and talent in the villages of India, despite relentless hardships.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

Review Bengali

Alifa review: Intricate novelistic saga that deconstructs conflict of migrants in Assam

National Award-winning film Alifa is a multi-dimensional compelling film that engenders a poignant and engaging conversation within its multiple ideological stakeholders.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Ladakhi

3 reasons why you must watch Walking With The Wind at Habitat Film Festival

The National Award-winning Ladakhi film, directed by Praveen Morchhale, is a beautiful look at simple, uncluttered way of life.

about 1 year ago — Sonal Pandya

Article Bengali

My belief, hope, faith in humanity is something I cling on to: Srijit Mukherji at Habitat Film Festival

Speaking to us after the screening of his upcoming film Uma at the 13th Habitat Film Festival, the filmmaker spoke about the message of hope in his film and the need for positivity in our lives. 

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Konkani

Juze is local Goan shot of exploitation, hope and redemption

The strong human connect makes filmmaker Miransha Naik's story universally believable.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar