Pune International Film Festival: News
Khatla Bitla review: Hilarious, almost ridiculous satire on prejudices in Indian society
Director Paresh Mokashi's satire is a brilliantly written and executed courtroom comedy that unfolds admist a multitude of characters and chaos.
Had been trying to make Dithee for many years, says Sumitra Bhave
Director Sumitra Bhave speaks about the making of her film Dithee, which was premiered at the Pune International Film Festival last week.
Dithee, Chumbak win big at the Pune International Film Festival 2019
While Sandeep Modi's Chumbak won the Best Marathi Film award, Sumitra Bhave won the award for Best Director for Dithee.
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PIFF 2019: Dilip Prabhavalkar was to play an old-age home inmate in Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Veteran actor Dilip Prabhavalkar, who received the PIFF Distinguished award, spoke of how he bagged Gandhi's role in Rajkumar Hirani's blockbuster and why he turned vegetarian during the film.
As an actor you derive from your personal experiences, so I just dug deep: Bodhi actor Ninad Mahajani
The actor-filmmaker spoke to us about penning the dialogues of Bodhi, shaping his troubled character and working with Shashank Shende on the project.
PIFF 2019: Created films like Mulshi Pattern for the Dabangg, Sultan watching audience, says Pravin Tarde
At a discussion on the financial success of Marathi cinema in 2018, the director lashed out at the media and a section of the audience for targeting his film Mulshi Pattern for its content.
PIFF 2019: Dilip Prabhavalkar, Kishore Kadam, Girish Kulkarni are yet to be paid for Dithee, says Mohan Agashe
Dithee's veteran actor-producer Mohan Agashe and director Sumitra Bhave talk about how the film, screened at the festival on Sunday, almost got shelved and how it finally got made.
PIFF 2019: Court in Khatla Bitla is a court of our dreams, says Paresh Mokashi
The director spoke exclusively with us on the sidelines of the 17th Pune International Film Festival about the making of his film Khatla Bitla and constructing a quirky courtroom comedy.
Andhadhun director Sriram Raghavan's next won't be a trademark thriller
The filmmaker, who has given the audiences some of the most delicious thrillers in the form of Ek Hasina Thi (2004), Johnny Gaddaar (2007), Badlapur (2015) and Andhadhun (2018), has already begun work on his next film.
Director Vinit Chandrasekharan on Bodhi: We were able to pull off the entire shoot in 18 days
The impressive Marathi film continues its festival run with screenings at the Pune International Film Festival this week.
PIFF 2019: Wanted to capture Pune in my film before it changes totally, says Sriram Raghavan
Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan speaks about the reason for setting his acclaimed thriller Andhadhun (2018) in the city he grew up in, on the sidelines of 17th Pune International Film Festival.
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PIFF 2019: I asked Attenborough about the absence of Bose before signing Gandhi, recalls Govind Nihalani
The second unit director on Richard Attenborough's Gandhi discussed at the 17th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) his experience of working on the acclaimed film.
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PIFF 2019: Govind Nihalani, Ram Laxman, Dilip Prabhavalkar awarded at opening ceremony
Actress Rohini Hattangadi was the chief guest for the opening night of the 17th edition of the Pune International Film Festival.
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PlFF 2019: Bhonga, Dithee, Naal to be screened in Marathi competition section
The Pune International Film Festival 2019 will be held from 10 to 17 January in Pune.
Raakshas is not just a part of our story but also reality: Director Dnyanesh Zoting
The first-time director shares his childhood memories and speaks of how films like Harishchandrachi Factory (2009) played a role in his journey as filmmaker.
Here's why Subhash Ghai is embarrassed about being called 'showman'
The director, who celebrates his 73rd birthday today (he was born on 24 January 1945), spoke on the sidelines of the Pune International Film Festival 2018, held earlier this month.
PIFF 2018 closing ceremony: Veteran filmmaker Rajdutt receives Distinguished Award for 'Outstanding Cinema'
The director of films like Shapit (1982) and Are Sansar Sansar (1981) was overwhelmed to receive the award and gave a lovely speech on the occasion.
PIFF 2018 closing ceremony: Pimpal, Mhorkya win 3 awards each in Marathi Competition section
While Pimpal won Best International Marathi Film, Best Screenplay and Best Direction awards, Mhorkya bagged the Audience Award for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Cinematography trophies.
PIFF 2018: Marathi film producers can't afford to make a period film, says Kedar Vaidya
The Ziprya director spoke exclusively to Cinestaan.com on how he adapted Arun Sadhu's novel by the same name to the big screen, and why he set it in contemporary times.
Uppina Kagada review: B Suresha's film a treat for the senses
While B Suresha's previous films, like his last directorial Devara Naadalli (2016), have offered a verbose commentary on politics, this one leaves it to the audience to pick up on the socio-political clues.