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Shutdown Stories: Rohit Jugraj is learning the tricks of household chores, revisiting classic literature, and watching his temper
Filmmaker Rohit Jugraj says the downtime has enabled him to find creative ways of being at home and carry on with his work. He is also gaining new insights into life.
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.
People usually think of me for negative roles, says actor Shaji Chaudhary on his career in Hindi films
The actor, who made his debut in Ashutosh Gowariker's Jodhaa Akbar, talks about his love for Rajasthan and his forthcoming films.
The goal is to do what you want to do, come what may, says cinematographer Riju Das
Das talks about the logistic and technical challenges that came up during the making of Aamis, his latest film, directed by Bhaskar Hazarika.
The multi-hyphenate Jaddanbai, Hindi cinema’s earliest woman composer
We wrap up our special series on women in early Indian cinema with a look at the imperious Jaddanbai, singer, actress, composer, lyricist, director, screenwriter and producer, who left an indelible mark on film history.
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We need to have these solidarities, says documentary filmmaker Nupur Basu, on women-only film festivals
Basu, who is also the managing trustee of IAWRT's India chapter, talks about the significance of organising a women-only film festival and the need to safeguard such niche spaces.
Cinestaan Curates: Ghar Ki Murgi places the drudgery of household work in sharp relief
Starting a new section where we recommend short films and documentaries for the keen viewer. This week, Sakshi Tanwar shines in this short film by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari about the unpaid, invisible labour of homemakers.
I had this artistic urge to do a horror film, says comedian Ashish Chanchlani
The popular YouTuber talks about his first short film, Aakhri Safar, and his growing popularity on digital media.
Foregrounding women’s sensibilities: Fatma Begum, India's first woman filmmaker
Continuing our special series on pioneering women, we look at the contribution of Fatma Begum, the first woman director in Indian cinema, who shattered stereotypes to be both in front of and behind the camera.
Wanted to deal with the idea of cultural difference in the context of a relationship: Rhea Mathews
Filmmaker Rhea Mathews talks about the interaction between gender and tradition that she wanted to explore in her graduating film, Stains.
The transnational stardom of the 'lark of India', Jahanara Kajjan
Continuing our special series on some of the women in early Indian cinema, a look at the dazzling but short-lived career of Jahanara Kajjan, celebrated singer, actress, poet whose fame transcended India's borders.
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Brilliant, dazzling Azurie, Indian cinema's first dancing star
Continuing our special series to commemorate International Women's Day on 8 March, we bring you Azurie who dedicated her life to dance and became a beacon for many others to follow.
You have to figure out your own ethical and moral universe, says documentary filmmaker Priya Sen
At the just-concluded IAWRT film festival, the filmmaker discussed the process of making Yeh Freedom Life, its form and aesthetics.
They are not pictures, but emotions, says Masrat Zahra on the images that capture the lives of Kashmiris
Masrat Zahra and fellow photojournalist Sanna Irshad Mattoo's pictures, which were exhibited at the just-concluded IAWRT Film Festival, document the lives of the people of the erstwhile state after the withdrawal of its special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.
I am really grateful the jury could connect to the film: Sajin Baabu
The elated director, whose Biriyaani won the Special Jury Award at BIFFES 2020, says he was disappointed the film was not selected in his own state Kerala, for the IFFK.
Panghrun is one of the best films I have done: Mahesh Manjrekar
The actor-director-producer says he now wants to make the film in Hindi with Aamir Khan.
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Panghrun wins Best Film, Special Jury Award for Biriyaani at BIFFES 2020
Bodo film, Jwlwi (The Seed) gets Special Jury Mention, while The Dog and his Man from Chhatisgarh wins the FIPRESCI International Critics Jury Award.
We should make films on our people and our land, says filmmaker Manju Borah
The award-winning filmmaker from Assam talks about the importance of making films on indigenous people, with their universal subjects, like the struggle for existence, linguistic rights and political rights.
This film was like a catharsis for me, says actress-filmmaker Rajni Basumatary on her latest Bodo film
On the sidelines of the Bengaluru International Film Festival, the multi-talented artiste talks about the genesis of her film and why it was crucial for her to tell the story of the far-reaching consequences of a draconian law.
For me, making films is a basic joy: Indie producer Rajesh Pednekar on persisting despite the hurdles
Director Nitin Bhaskar and producer Rajesh R Pednekar speak about their Konkani film Kaajro (Bitter Tree) that was screened at the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFES).