Suparna

Suparna
Senior Assistant Editor

Suparna Thombare hates being put in a box unless of course its made from film reels! A cinema lover -- she spent most of her childhood writing lyrics, singing Hindi film songs, reading movie magazines and watching films. So it was natural that after dabbling in news features and music journalism she decided to marry the movies. Sometimes she is also seen bouncing off the walls over rock music or an animation movie or fussing over a poem she is writing or indulging in her other favourite activity - talking! After over 12 years in the media industry, her enthusiasm for film journalism and the online medium is only peaking!
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Articles by Suparna

Article Hindi

Fraud Saiyaan song 'Chamma Chamma': A lazy remix

This version of the song from China Gate (1998) has nothing new to offer.

2 hours ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi Kannada

KGF song 'Gali Gali': Mouni Roy and Neha Kakkar are the highlight of this remix

This time composer Tanishk Bagchi has recreated the 'Gali Gali Mein Phirta Hai' song from Tridev (1989), yet another song remix that seems slated to make it to the dance floor. 

1 day ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

Raazi was always a careful project as protagonist was a woman: Meghna Gulzar 

On her 45th birthday, we revisit the filmmaker's conversation about making Raazi non-judgemental, the economics of making a female-led film and the challenges the she faced in getting producers and actors before Talvar's success.

1 day ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Malayalam

The Great Indian Road Movie was shot across 17 states in 2 months: Producer Abhilash S Pillai

The film won two awards at the LIFFT India Filmotsav — Best Producer, awarded to Pillai, and Best Child Actor (Male), which went to the protagonist Master Ashray.

3 days ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

Pustak is 15-year-old Swadhaa Singh's passion project

The film, which was screened at LIFFT India Filmotsav on Sunday (9 December), revolves around a village boy who travels to Lucknow to retrieve his school book.

3 days ago — Suparna Thombare

Article English (India)

I wrote The Little Pause in one day: Ayesha Julka on her directorial debut

The one-time leading lady turns director with the short film, A Little Pause, which revolves around a child coping with its parents' divorce.

4 days ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

Even one day not enough, says Riju Bajaj on dedicated day for children's films at LIFFT India

The ongoing LIFFT India Filmotsav in Lonavala has 12 children's films, including shorts and features, lined up to be screened on 9 December.

5 days ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

If you have a good director, it comes naturally: The Re-Bell actress Shruti Bharadwaj

The debutant, directed by Riju Bajaj, talks about how she navigated the daunting task of being on screen through most of the 50-minute film.

6 days ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

Been working on eight scripts in the past three years, says Parched director Leena Yadav

In an exclusive conversation at LIFFT 2018, the filmmaker spoke about digital platforms, first-time filmmakers at the festival and her possible next film.

6 days ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

Nandita Puri to celebrate 20 years of Om Puri's East Is East

Directed by Damien O'Donell, the British film will also be screened at LIFFT India Filmotsav.

7 days ago — Suparna Thombare

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The Re-Bell review: An engaging and intimate film on suicide

The short film follows the character of a famous journalist in the hours after she decides to end her life.

7 days ago — Suparna Thombare

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Aaron review: Engaging and emotional journey of a teenager

Omkar Shetty delves into the essence of parenthood and love through characters that are products of their circumstances.

8 days ago — Suparna Thombare

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Poomaram review: Human spirit meets intercollegiate arts championship in a dreary narrative

Director Abrid Shine's film has lofty ideas and earnestness, but the path to the inherent message is a monotonous one. 

12 days ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

Am not Rajkumar Hirani that stars will put their trust in me: Kamakhya Narayan Singh

The director talks about what went into the making of his film Bhor, which has a subject similar to Akshay Kumar-starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017). 

14 days ago — Suparna Thombare

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Abyakto review: Emotionally potent story of a dysfunctional mother-son relationship

Director Arjunn Dutta unravels layers of the restrained relationship between a mother and son, through snippets from the protagonist's childhood memories. 

15 days ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

Dilip Kumar, Madhuri Dixit, Meryl Streep were also not accepted initially: Anil Kapoor

The actor was in conversation with his daughter, producer Rhea Kapoor, in a masterclass at the 49th International Film Festival of India on 27 November.

16 days ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

CBFC panel members jumped in shock when I uttered the word 'breast': Leena Yadav

Filmmaker Leena Yadav spoke about her experience with members of the Central Board of Film Certification, who were really awkward about a scene involving partial nudity in her film Parched. 

17 days ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

My next film is on Sam Manekshaw's life, says Meghna 'Raazi' Gulzar

Meghna Gulzar, Leena Yadav and Gauri Shinde attended a conversation titled 'Calling the shots' on female directors in Indian cinema at the 49th International Film Festival of India on 26 November.

17 days ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Israel

I don't mind making bad films, but I want to work all the time, says Dan Wolman

The 77-year-old Israeli writer-director speaks about his unusual working process with the aim of inspiring young filmmakers to pursue all kinds of ideas and make films on their own terms.

18 days ago — Suparna Thombare

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Bhor review: Authentic and immersive story of an untouchable girl 

Director Kamakhya Narayan Singh's film tackles the themes of open defecation and women empowerment through the lens of Bihar's Musahar community.

19 days ago — Suparna Thombare