Articles by Blessy Chettiar
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IFFI 2017: Regrettable that Nude was not screened, says Yogesh Soman
The acclaimed Marathi writer-director, however, said it was a proud moment to have nine Marathi films in the Indian Panorama section.
Giving the synopsis would diminish interest in Zuzari: Director Mandar Talauliker
Cinestaan.com caught up with first-time director Talauliker, who spoke about his research, challenges and more, while making Konkani documentary Zuzari.
IFFI 2017 pays homage to Tom Alter with Ocean Of An Old Man
The slow pace of the film is its strength and also its weakness.
IFFI is exposing us to great world cinema: Konkani film director Brijesh Kakodker
Brijesh Kakodker's Konkani film Tiffin Box was screened at the ongoing IFFI 2017. In a conversation with Cinestaan.com, the first time director talks about the effects of IFFI on Konkani cinema, his film, and more.
IFFI 2017 Open Forum: 'Social media an enabler, not competitor for documentary filmmaking'
Panellists, however, added a caveat that the authenticity of videos needs to be verified as they have the potential to create social unrest.
IFFI 2017: Desperately want to make another film in India, says Shekhar Kapur
The director, who was supposed to make his comeback with the film Paani, said there is no creativity without madness.
Shekhar Kapur stands up for Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati
The Bandit Queen (1994) director said India as a society is in an absolute and desperate flux.
Article Bengali Hindi
IFFI 2017 Open Forum: Film personalities rue abuse of technology
TV director and consultant Syam GK said producers and filmmakers are abusing technology to economize on production, giving artistes no scope to perform.
IFFI 2017: Digital is undercutting the idea of iconism, says Shekhar Kapur
In a panel discussion, Kapur explained the existence of gatekeepers and how inertia was being sucked out of the system due to the digital space.
Article English (India)
IFFI 2017: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar launches poster of Konkani film Amizade
The film, about four friends, is set in Goa and directed by Aniket Arun Naik.
IFFI 2017: Film school helps to create network, sustain career in filmmaking, agree panellists
At an open forum on the ‘Need for film courses and training to meet present-day demand’, panellists spoke about the perks of a formal education in filmmaking, though some believed some things about the craft cannot be taught.
IFFI 2017: Madhur Bhandarkar’s Mumbai Mist weakest link in BRICS anthology
In Mumbai Mist, Chandrakant and Charlie become friends and the two have a blast, as they both learn precious little things from each other.
IFFI 2017: Sudhir Mishra, Satish Kaushik, Ranjit Kapoor pay homage to 'mad man' Kundan Shah
The cast and writer of the 1983 cult classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro met to speak about the late filmmaker, whom they remembered fondly with stories from their filming days.
Article Hindi Marathi
IFFI 2017: DoP Sameer Bhaskar on the backbreaking experience of shooting uncut film Mahaprayan
Mahaprayan, based on a true story, is only the 21st uncut feature film in the world and the first in Konkani.
Jahnu Barua remembers good friend and veteran Assamese actor Biju Phukan
The filmmaker offered his condolences to the actor's family while IFFI director Sunit Tandon led the audience in observing a minute’s silence.
IFFI 2017: Always make children curious what's next, says Chhota Bheem creator Rajiv Chilaka
The animator speaks about the challenges of keeping children hooked to content, the fear of saturation, and the need for tweaking content every time.
Pimpal review: Watch Dilip Prabhavalkar at his best in this emotional drama
The film, directed by Gajendra Ahire, is a picture-perfect postcard with just the right words to warm the cockles of your heart.
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IFFI 2017: We are battling a mindset while making children’s films, says Nitesh Tiwari
The Dangal (2016) director was speaking at the festival in Goa about why India hasn’t got its own children’s film with global appeal.
IFFI 2017: Ajay Kurane’s Baluta is a strong statement on women’s empowerment
The film has a widow taking up her dead barber husband’s scissors and cutting through the patriarchal fabric of society, emerging a winner in the true sense.
IFFI 2017: Liberated by response to Village Rockstars, says director Rima Das
The director speaks about her characters, her struggle, the response to her work, and much more.