Habitat Film Festival: News

Article Hindi

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. 

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Malayalam

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Marathi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Bengali

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.

over 2 years ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

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.

over 2 years ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Kannada

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. 

over 2 years ago — Keyur Seta

Article Hindi

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.

over 2 years ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Argentina

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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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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.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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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.

over 2 years ago — Keyur Seta

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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. 

over 2 years ago — Shriram Iyengar

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Ananya Kasaravalli: I learnt about cinema by studying my father’s films

The young director's first film, Harikatha Prasanga, received a positive response at the Mumbai film festival last month.

over 2 years ago — Keyur Seta