Pune International Film Festival: News

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Exclusive: Release of award-winning Jitendra Joshi-starrer Godavari postponed

The film, which is directed by Nikhil Mahajan, was to be released on 3 December. A new release date has not been announced.

3 days ago — Suyog Zore

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Physical edition of 19th Pune International Film Festival to be held from 2 to 9 December

The festival was earlier scheduled to be held in March this year but was postponed because of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

10 days ago — Our Correspondent

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'It has still not sunk in,' says Siddharth Menon of his Best Actor award for June at NYIFF

The film had its world premiere at the prestigious 51st International Film Festival of India earlier this year and was also selected for the Kerala and Pune festivals.

6 months ago — Suyog Zore

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Makarand Mane's Poraga Majetay to be premiered at Pune International Film Festival

The film, which stars Shashank Shende and Vitthal Kale, will compete with six other Marathi films.

9 months ago — Suyog Zore

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Pune International Film Festival organizers drop censor certificate rule for this year's edition

It has been difficult for filmmakers to obtain the hitherto mandatory certificate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

11 months ago — Our Correspondent

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19th Pune International Film Festival's dates to be changed to avoid clash with International Film Festival of India

The PIFF is held in mid-January every year, while the IFFI's organizers have postponed the festival, which takes place in November.

12 months ago — Our Correspondent

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Mhorkya trailer: A 14-year-old's moving struggle to lead the Republic Day parade

Mhorkya, directed by first-time filmmaker Amar Bharat Deokar, has won three National awards.

about 1 year ago — Suyog Zore

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National award-winning Marathi film Mhorkya to release on 24 January: See poster

The film, which had won the Best Children's Film award at 65th National awards, tells the story of a 14-year-shepherd who wishes to become the leader of a school parade.

about 1 year ago — Suyog Zore

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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. 

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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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.

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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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.

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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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.

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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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.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

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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. 

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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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. 

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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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. 

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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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.

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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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.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

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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.

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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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.

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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