Mumbai International Film Festival: News

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Bala review: Satyajit Ray profiles the great Bharat Natyam dancer Balasaraswati in all her glory

The 33 minute documentary gives an apt introduction to the Indian dance form and one of its most famous exponents.

28 days ago — Sonal Pandya


Ray review: Goutam Ghose’s documentary on Satyajit Ray is as good as a feature biopic

Ghose's documentary does not present Ray as just a filmmaker and pays equal attention to his many other talents.

28 days ago — Keyur Seta

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Films Division celebrates Satyajit Ray’s birth centenary with online festival

The festival includes the director's documentaries on Rabindranath Tagore and Bharatnatyam dancer Balasaraswati.

about 1 month ago — Our Correspondent

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To love someone is very difficult: Nagraj Manjule on Sairat

The celebrated filmmaker spoke about his inspiration to make the blockbuster at the Mumbai International Film Festival earlier this year.

about 1 month ago — Sonal Pandya

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Need to tell stories which mean something to me, says Navagat Prakash

The co-director and cinematographer of the documentary short, The Other Men In Blue, speaks about how he and his brother Tathagat set out to make this inspiring film.

about 1 month ago — Sonal Pandya

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Cinestaan Curates: Bebaak is a blazing critique of religious authority and patriarchy

With a stellar cast and fine performances, Bebaak dissects the way in which the clergy and patriarchal authority keep women suppressed in the name of religion.

about 1 month ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Lacchavva was written in a day, says Jai Shankar A

The filmmaker talks about his short film, part of the Katha Sangama anthology, which received a special mention in the Best Short Fiction Film category at the 16th Mumbai International Film Festival.

2 months ago — Sonal Pandya

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INA veterans in Malaysia were able to rebuild because of a support system, says filmmaker Choodie Shivaram

Journalist and filmmaker Choodie Shivaram speaks about the long journey of documenting the accounts of the Malaysian veterans of the Indian National Army into her film, At The Altar Of India’s Freedom.

3 months ago — Sonal Pandya

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Wanted to investigate Valentine’s Day, says filmmaker Utpal Kalal

The doctor-turned-filmmaker speaks about his debut documentary on a major commercial holiday and its dark and lasting contribution to society.

4 months ago — Sonal Pandya

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The Secret Life Of Frogs review: Amphibians are the unlikely heroes of this fascinating documentary

The National award-winning documentary, filmed over three years by brothers Vijay and Ajay Bedi, highlights these interesting creatures that reside in the dense forests of India.

4 months ago — Sonal Pandya

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Elephants Do Remember review: 93-year-old freedom fighter Rama Khandwala has lost none of her spark

The 38 minute documentary catalogues the now sedate life of Khandwala, among the last living members of the Rani of Jhansi regiment of Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army.

4 months ago — Sonal Pandya

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Pavsacha Nibandh was my toughest film, says Nagraj Manjule

The award-winning filmmaker met with a barrage of questions about the striking short at MIFF and spoke of the provenance of the subject and the difficulties faced during shooting.

4 months ago — Keyur Seta,Sonal Pandya

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The Other Men In Blue review: Inspiring documentary on India’s blind cricket team

The film, co-directed by brothers Tathagat and Navagat Prakash, narrates the challenges the players face despite being world champions.

4 months ago — Sonal Pandya

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Barbara Paz's Babenco: Tell Me When I Die, Nagraj Manjule’s Pavsacha Nibandh win top prizes at MIFF 2020

The nearly week-long 16th edition of the biennial Mumbai International Film Festival came to a close with a ceremony at the Nehru Centre auditorium in Worli, central Mumbai.

4 months ago — Our Correspondent

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Remembering Ram Mohan, artist extraordinaire

The legendary animator and filmmaker passed away on 11 October 2019 leaving behind a strong legacy and many filmmakers building on the basics he taught.

4 months ago — Sonal Pandya

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An Improbable Journey review: A glimpse into S Krishnaswamy's filmmaking world, by the filmmaker himself

Veteran filmmaker S Krishnaswamy has shied away from self-praise and shown glimpses of his work that draw your interest.

4 months ago — Keyur Seta

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Dwelling In Travelling review: Wonderful account of Kolkata's Jewish community

Subha Das Mollick's documentary is an informative, fascinating look at a part of Kolkata's past.

4 months ago — Sonal Pandya

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At The Altar Of India's Freedom: INA Veterans Of Malaysia review — Highlights the efforts of forgotten heroes

The documentary gives a voice to the heroic second- and third-generation immigrants, many in their nineties now, who signed up to fight for a country they had never seen.

4 months ago — Sonal Pandya

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MIFF 2020: Documentary filmmaker S Krishnaswamy honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award

The veteran filmmaker was presented the Dr V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement award for his 'lifelong invaluable contribution to non-fiction filmmaking'.

4 months ago — Our Correspondent

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Not a single film critical of the government selected for MIFF 2020, claims Anand Patwardhan

Filmmaker Patwardhan also alleged that an official who rejected an RTI query on the matter is among those whose films have been chosen for the biennial government-run festival.

4 months ago — Keyur Seta