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Nivin Pauly’s Richie Trailer Out; Film Associations To Observe 15-Minute Blackout In Support Of Padmavati

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A quick look at everything making news in the world of cinema today!

What’s making the news 

Amid mounting protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati, the Indian Films and TV Directors’ Association (IFTDA), along with 20 other associations of the film and television industry, is planning a 15-minute blackout in support of the film and “to protect the right to freedom of expression of creative individuals”.

Ashoke Pandit of IFTDA told IANS, “We will keep showing our support for Padmavati and Bhansali because it is the basic right of a creative person to tell a story in his own way.”

The Tamil film Richie, which is being directed by debutant Gautham Ramachandran, is scheduled to release on December 8. The film has Pauly playing a local thug and the actor has dubbed for his character. The trailer is out.

In Depth

On International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25), a look at Rahul Riji Nair’s film that explores marital rape – an act the apex court refuses to categorise as criminal offence.

Read story here 

Offbeat 

Stand-up comedian Louis CK had issued an apology after he was accused of masturbating in front of women and other sexually inappropriate behaviour by five women so far. He had stated: “These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true.”

As part of a series of famous male apologies set to music, comedian, writer and producer Lauren Maul has come up with a musical parody of Louis CK’s apology.

Watch it here:

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