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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.
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.
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.
Bhor review: Authentic and immersive story of an 'untouchable' girl
Director Kamakhya Narayan Singh's film tackles the themes of open defecation and women's empowerment through the lens of Bihar's Musahar community.
Bhayanakam review: Poetic piece on a postman and the horrors of war
Set during World War II, director Jayaraj's film juxtaposes the beauty of Kerala's Kuttanad region with the horrors of a war being waged miles away from the homeland.
Looking at a festival run of a year or two for Kharvas: Aditya Suhas Jambhale
Jambhale's 38 minute-long Marathi drama about a woman coming to terms with stillbirth was the opening film of the Indian Panorama (Non-feature) section at IFFI 2018.
Olu review: Fascinating visuals enhance this dreamy story of love
Shaji N Karun's vision is splendid, but the execution does not fully deliver on the promise of a brilliant work.
Varun Dhawan working in my film was bizarre for many: Shoojit Sircar at IFFI 2018
In a conversation with film critic Saibal Chatterjee, Shoojit Sircar discussed his latest film October, from the unlikely casting of Dhawan to digging into the experience of his own mother being in a coma.
Bin Savalyanchya Gavat review: A study of the lack of a dalit narrative in Pune's heritage
Gouri Patwardhan's documentary delves into the non-existence of the dalit community's history during the rule of the peshwas and the ongoing reclamation.
Kharvas review: Poignant, hopeful tale about coming to terms with tragedy
Aditya Suhas Jambhale's short film delves into the physical and emotional challenges of a woman dealing with a stillbirth.
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IFFI 2018: Almost 7 months of VFX went into Olu, says filmmaker Shaji N Karun
Shaji N Karun's Olu and Aditya Suhas Jambhale's Kharvas opened the Indian Panorama feature and non-feature sections, respectively, at the 49th International Film Festival of India.
5 memorable roles of Meenakshi Seshadri – Birthday special
Meenakshi Seshadri had a relatively short film career of 13 years before she got married and moved to the US. As the former beauty queen and actress turns 55 today, we look at the best roles of her career.
Barsaati review: A surreal conversation on a cold Delhi night
Director Priya Naresh takes inspiration from the magical realism in Vimal Kumar Shukla's writing.
The Sound Man Mangesh Desai review: Rich portrait of a man who defined Hindi cinema's soniscape
Director Subash Sahoo explores what made Mangesh Desai indispensable, with many interesting anecdotes from people who worked with him and ample video footage for support.
Sivaranjani and Two Other Women review: Effective depiction of patriarchy and sexism in daily life
Vasanth's minimalistic and matter-of-fact approach pushes you to see how deeply entrenched patriarchy is in our marital system.
Mehsampur review: Fact and fiction merge in this outrageous mockumentary
Fictional characters meet real characters in this bizzare meta-movie on making a documentary on the assasination of Punjab's iconic and controversial singer Amar Singh Chamkila.
Hollywood films influenced me growing up, but those aren't the films I want to make: Sean Baker
In a masterclass at this year's Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, Baker asserted that he wasn't inclined to follow in the path of other independent filmmakers who eventually broke into Hollywood mainstream.
Jonaki review: A story woven through visually stunning, dream-like snippets
Director Aditya Vikram Sengupta experiments with the visual form to depict an 80-year-old woman's decaying memories.
Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil review: Anti-romantic film that makes you extremely uncomfortable
Director Aadish Keluskar and cinematographer Ameya Chavan, choose unflattering angles and extreme close-ups to make you uneasy.
MAMI 2018: Market vibrancy, youth, population are reasons for confidence in India, says Ted Sarandos
At the masterclass with Sarandos, chief content officer, Netflix, the conversation expectedly veered towards the streaming giant's plans for India, apart from how their original content gets greenlit.