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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. 

1 day 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.

2 days 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.

6 days 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.

7 days 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.

7 days 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. 

7 days 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. 

8 days 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. 

8 days 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.

9 days 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.

10 days ago — Sonal Pandya

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पिफ २०१९: चित्रपट महोत्सवाच्या उदघाटन सोहळ्यात गोविंद निहलानी, दिलीप प्रभावळकर, राम लक्ष्मण यांचा सत्कार

पुणे आंतरराष्ट्रीय चित्रपट महोत्सवाच्या १७ व्या पर्वाच्या उद्घाटन समारंभात रोहिणी हट्टंगडी प्रमुख पाहुण्या म्हणून उपस्थित होत्या.

11 days ago — Suparna Thombare

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पीफ २०१९ – गोविंद निहलानीने एटनबरो से गांधी फ़िल्म में बोस के ना होने के बारे में पूछा था

१७ वे पुणे इंटरनेशनल फ़िल्म फेस्टिवल में निर्देशक गोविंद निहलानी ने रिचर्ड एटनबरो की फ़िल्म गांधी के सेकंड यूनिट निर्देशक के अपने अनुभव को साँझा किया।

11 days ago — Suparna Thombare

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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.

11 days 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.

12 days ago — Suparna Thombare

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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.

12 days ago — Suparna Thombare

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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. 

18 days ago — Suparna Thombare

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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.

11 months ago — Keyur Seta

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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.

about 1 year ago — Suparna Thombare

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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. 

about 1 year ago — Suparna Thombare

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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.

about 1 year ago — Suparna Thombare