Ajeeb Daastaans Review: Three Shorts and a Neeraj Ghaywan Masterclass

Babloo (Jaideep Ahlawat) tells Lipakshi (Fatima Sana Shaikh) that he loved someone else, this is a marriage of convenience, a business deal and avows that there’ll never be an offspring to present to his father.Bharti (Konkona Sen Sharma bringing the butch) is a “craftsman” among machine-men according to her Brahmin boss who recruits a woman from his caste – Aditi Rao Hydari’s Priya Sharma – for the data operator job that Bharti was eyeing.

Juice: Neeraj Ghaywan’s Short Film Shows The Deeply Ingrained Patriarchal Values In Indian Families

Guests are at home and the men are seen in high spirits talking about their day and engaging in some shop talk.  While Manju (Shah) cleans and adds more water in the air cooler, one man is seen ranting about his new boss, a woman, who has purportedly made the workplace more systematic.The ending, left ambiguous, leaves one wondering if Manju, after her break, goes back to the kitchen to serve the men their food or does her husband finally see her as just another person being taken for granted.

61st Filmfare Awards 2016 Winners List: ‘Bajirao Mastani’ Wins 9

Her work in the film won her the Best Actor Female Critics Choice award.   Massan : Debutant director Neeraj Ghaywan won the Best Debutant Director award for his brilliant portrayal of Banaras.Coming second after Bajirao Mastani, Piku grabbed 4 awards, including the Critics Award for Best Film.Bajrangi Baijaan : Fans of the film were highly displeased to hear that this Kabir Khan film won only a single award, with Vijayendra Prasad collecting the ‘Best Story’ award.

‘Kaala’ & ‘Pariyerum Perumal’ To Be Screened At Dalit Film And Cultural Festival In New York

For the first time at an international level, a Dalit Film and Cultural Festival will happen at Columbia University, New York on February 23 and 24 this year. The festival will screen twelve films in languages like Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Hindi, and a Nepali series. All selected films will focus on Dalit assertion and identity amidst violence.

Cannes 2018: A Look Back At The Indian Movies That Made A Mark At The Film Festival

In 1999, Malayalam filmmaker Murali Nair made the film Maranasimhasanam which literally translates to ‘The Throne of Death’, was honoured with the Camera d’Or at the 1999 festival.  This feature set in Kerala, is the tale of a villager who steals some coconuts to feed his family, and how he ends up being sentenced to death through a series of politically orchestrated events.

Five Compelling Short Films That Impressed With Strong Storytelling

This year, away from the mainstream films which stuck to cliches and tried and tested formulas, another medium managed to engage the audience. It’s the short films narrating the extraordinary stories of every day people. These films pack in a punch in the short duration. These films might lack the glitz and glamour but give voice to the quintessential ‘mango Indian’, highlighting their trials and tribulations through the prism of their mundane life.

Top Stories Of The Week: Padmavati Row, Ashok Kumar’s Suicide And The Murky World Of Film Finances

While films like Juice, Tumhari Sullu with strong feminist undertones were received well, protests against Padmavati reached a nocomprendo level when a body was found at the Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan along with a message inscribed on the stones: ‘Padmavati Ka Virodh’.   Ashok Kumar, director M Sasikumar’s associate and relative, was found dead in his apartment in Chennai.

India At The Cannes Film Festival

Meanwhile, Bollywood films like Raman Raghav 2. 0, directed by Anurag Kashyap, and Sarabjit, directed by Omung Kumar, premiered at sidebar events of Cannes this year.  Also, SS Rajamouli’s Bahubali will be screened at the Marché du Film, a film market event taking place alongside the festival.  The sidebar screenings are held outside the Palais Des Festivals, the centre of all the festival action, including official screenings, and press and market interactions.

Radiopetti Makes It Three Tamil Films At Busan International Film Festival

The Busan International Film Festival has nominated three Tamil films in different categories for its 20th edition – in addition to director Mani Ratnam’s Oh Kadhal Kanmani and Biju Viswanath’s Orange Mittai, Radiopetti, directed by Hari Viswanath, has been nominated in the category ‘New Currents’, which is awarded to the two best feature films from the first or second works of new Asian directors. This year eight films from ten countries will be competing for the award. Radiopetti tells the story of an old man and his radio set, and thematically addresses the alienation of the elderly from a unique perspective. Other films in the category include Nakamura Takuro’s West North West (Japan), which explores the subtle feelings of love and friendship between three young women, and Lee Seung-Won’s Communication & Lies (Korea), a film about a man and a woman who do absurdly crazy things.

Baahubali Goes To Busan International Film Festival

According to producer Shobu Yarlagadda, SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali will soon begin its journey at the international festival circuits, beginning with South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival. The special international version of the film has been edited by Vincent Tabaillon, and is reportedly 20 minutes shorter. Tabaillon is known for editing films like The Incredible Hulk (2008), Clash Of The Titans (2010), and Now You See Me (2013). Baahubali has become one of India’s biggest box-office successes, and has grossed over Rs.600 crore worldwide. The film stars Rana Daggubati, Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, and Tamannaah Bhatia.

Oh Kadhal Kanmani & Orange Mittai At South Korea’s Busan Film Festival

Director Mani Ratnam’s Oh Kadhal Kanmani and Biju Viswanath’s Orange Mittai will be screened at the 20th edition of the 10-day long Busan International Film Festival, in the category ‘A window on Asian Cinema’.Starring Dulquer Salman and Nithya Menen, the film was a major success for Mani Ratnam, on the heels of two releases that had failed to impress audiences, Raavanan and Kadal.