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LIFFT India: You have to create the universe within a scene, says Vipin Sharma on acting
In a masterclass on acting, Vipin Sharma speaks of learning new techniques, his roles, and struggling actors in Hindi cinema.
LIFFT India: In writing Parched, I was writing my story too, says Leena Yadav
Cinestaan.com catches up with writer-director Leena Yadav at LIFFT India 2017 as she talks about the film that changed her and her next project.
LIFFT India opening ceremony celebrates cinema, dance, literature, with tribute to Om Puri
Cinestaan.com encapsulates the various events that inaugurated the opening day of LIFFT India 2017.
LIFFT India 2017: Must-watch films at the Lonavala festival
Films to look out for at the upcoming film festival in Lonavala.
LIFFT India received entries from 37 countries: Festival director Riju Bajaj
In the run-up to LIFFT India Awards & Filmotsav, Cinestaan.com brings you an exclusive interview with founder and festival director Riju Bajaj. The Lonavala film festival will be held from 1-5 September at Fariyas Resort in Lonavala.
Honey Irani, the Wonder Child – Birthday special
Celebrating Honey Irani’s birthday, we take a look at her film with Meena Kumari, Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan (1959).
Remembering the vivacious Geeta Bali and Shammi Kapoor on their wedding anniversary
We take you back to the time when the two artistes fell in love on the sets of Rangeen Raten (1956).
The irrepressible Baburao Patel: Filmindia’s August 1947 issue
Remembering Baburao Patel's irreverence for the powers that be on India's Independence Day.
Happy birthday Sridevi: Remembering one of her finest performances in Sadma
On Sridevi’s birthday today (13 August), we take a look at Sadma which remains a unique film in its exploration of an unusual relationship between a young woman suffering from amnesia and a schoolteacher.
An unconventional heroine: Meena Kumari in Miss Mary
In a month-long celebration of Meena Kumari's films, we take a look at the 1957 film Miss Mary in which the actress played the vivacious character.
'Meena Kumari used to wear her roles like a dress' – Birth anniversary special
Film memorabilia collector and historian Zafar Aabid Balani remembers a few incidents from the career of the screen legend.
Revisiting Rajesh Khanna's unconventional debut film Aakhri Khat
On Hindi cinema's first superstar's fifth death anniversary today (18 July), we take a look at his debut in Aakhri Khat, which, interestingly, had a toddler in the lead role.
Revisiting Babul: When Dilip Kumar was caught between Nargis and Munawar Sultana
One of the first films to create Dilip Kumar’s image as the ill-fated lover, SU Sunny's Babul also saw comedienne Tun Tun make her debut. We revisit the 1950 film on Tun Tun's 94th birth anniversary today (11 July).
Harshvardhan Kapoor: Shooting action film like Bhavesh Joshi in Mumbai's summer wasn't easy
The Mirzya actor, who recently wrapped up the shooting of director Vikramaditya Motwane's Bhavesh Joshi, talks about the challenges faced while shooting the film.
It’s a six: Films on cricket you may have missed
While most people remember Lagaan and Iqbal or the more recent films on Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar, what about the lesser known films on the sport?
Super Singh review: Diljit Dosanjh back in his super fun element
Diljit Dosanjh returns to what he does best, charming us with his humour, innocence and general silliness in his latest avatar as a superhero.
Let it go: Arunaraje Patil on her life and cinematic journey
Published by HarperCollins India, Patil's book recounts the challenges the first female technician to be trained at the FTII faced as a filmmaker.
They just want me to be silent: B Suresha on his love for cinema
In an exclusive chat with Cinestaan.com at the recently concluded Habitat Film Festival, the filmmaker talked about his idea of filmmaking and the straddling of three mediums — theatre, television and film.
Veeram director Jayaraaj: We can dream of anything and create it
In an exclusive interview with Cinestaan.com during the ongoing Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi, the director talked about his love for Shakespeare, his next film project and the responsibilities of using digital technology.
Adoor Gopalakrishnan: It's only rubbish that sells
The veteran filmmaker said that today even television does not want worthwhile films while award juries are populated by film illiterates.