Articles by Ramna
Film with a heart and soul of gold: Abhishek Bachchan on 10 years of Delhi-6
The actor thanked the film's cast, which included actors Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor Om Puri, Waheeda Rahman, Divya Dutta and Aditi Rao Hydari.
The Suspect review: Nitin Chandra calls out communal othering
The Suspect’s biggest strength is NSD alumni, Durgesh Kumar who has previously worked in films like Highway (2015), Freaky Ali (2016) and Sultan (2016).
Film is a socio-economic product after all: Nitin Chandra at Diorama
The filmmaker spoke to us about making his first film in Bhojpuri, language politics, challenges that independent filmmakers face and more on the sidelines of the recently concluded Diorama film festival.
Drew on Dostoevsky's Dream Of A Ridiculous Man, White Nights: Sharad Raj on Ek Betuke Aadmi Ki Afrah Raatein
Set against the Muzzafarnagar riots that shook India in 2013, Ek Betuke Aadmi Ki Afrah Raatein is a tale of alienation of a man and his surroundings in a communally tense state.
With Tony I wanted to show that a good script doesn’t need stars: Vipul Rawal
Tony is a psychological suspense thriller about four psychology students who undertake a project to study Tony, a serial killer.
You can’t make a dhoom-dhadaka, maar-peet film for a global audience: Ramesh Meer
The industry expert and CEO of FX Factory advocated for a content focused film as opposed to a star-studded success formula of the past.
DIFF 2019: Filmmakers need to realize the importance of library value of a film, agree distribution experts
Beatriz de la Gandara, a producer from Spain, expressed her frustration at her failed attempts to do co-productions with India for years.
Digital space is an alternative theatre: Nitin Chandra on short films
The Playboy Mr Sawhney director Tariq Naved Siddiqui reiterated the role of online visibility that has lent his Jackie Shroff-starrer over 200 million views.
It's our vision to use Delhi’s rich heritage, infrastructure to develop a vibrant film industry: Diorama festival director
Manoj Srivastava said the Diorama International Film Festival aims to distinguish itself by introducing a unique hybrid model that entails screenings, discussions, jury events, masterclasses, as well as the business of cinema and education.
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WIFF 2017 hosted over 76 films batting for social change
The 5th Woodpecker International Film Festival, brought to Delhi films on a wide variety of social issues, from wildlife and environment, livelihoods, gender, social challenges, to films on disability.
Poor families take loans of upto Rs2 lakh for a Mrityubhoj: Akanksha Sood Singh
Post the screening of Mrityubhoj – The Death of Feast at WIFF, the director spoke to Cinestaan.com about her film and the need to break away from traditions that are nothing but oppressive.
Ssaurabh Tyagi: The ending of hatred must begin at home
The filmmaker talks about the genesis of his acclaimed short, Mazhabi Laddu, and why he sometimes felt as if humanity is dead.
Survey Number Zero: Three women toil in the desert for a pinch of salt
The film won the Best Film (Livelihoods) award at the 5th Woodpecker International Film Festival.
Durrells Underhogs tells the story of an ignored species — Pygmy hog
The film's cinematographer, Shaz Syed, spoke to Cinestaan.com about the reasons of making the film, and why such ignored species should be brought to limelight.
WIFF 2017 screens films on corporate initiatives to mobilize resourcefulness of women
WIFF 2017 screened two films, From Despair to Confidence and When Women are the Mainstay, presented by SHAPE, a not-for-profit organization.
It’s not my story, I just compiled it: Filmmaker Sid Ghosh on animated film on breast cancer
The film draws on Hindu mythology to talk about the demon of the disease till the woman realizes that she is not a victim, she is shakti (power).
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Identity shapes Indian politics: Radhika Bordia on Chamar Pop
As a part of the NDTV series, India Matters, journalist Radhika Bordia presented Chamar Pop: Dalit Politics of Doab at WIFF 2017.
Bijli Giri light-heartedly chronicles the invention of electric bra
Inspired by the life of Manisha Mohan, inventor of the electric bra, student film Bijli Giri captivated the audience at WIFF 2017.
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We decidedly wanted to tell personal stories: Utpal Borpujari on Memories of a Forgotten War
The film excavates the history of the battles of Kohima and Battle of Imphal during the second World War, that were fought on the Burma frontier in the northeastern states of India.
Mazhabi Laddu preview: A heartwarming tale about sweet treats, social conditioning
The film maps Azeem’s struggle to understand why his wish to eat the religious offerings of prasad is seen as an unhinged desire by his family, one that is akin to gunah or sin.