IFFI 2017 WILL HAVE ‘FUTURE OF CINEMA’ AS FOCUS

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  • September 15, 2017

Panaji (GOA) The 48th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), beginning from November 20, will have ‘future of cinema’ as its focus.

The nine-day annual event will take place from November 20-28.

The first review meeting of IFFI 2017 was held today afternoon which was chaired by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Speaking to reporters after meeting, Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) vice chairman Rajendra Talak said that Union Minister wants to bring in change in IFFI. “She wants to bring future cinema into this festival. The focus will be about the new cinema,”…

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BOLLYWOOD’S MONSOON

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PRITESH NAIK

 

Bollywood’s obsession with rains has been from times immemorial. Rains and romance have gone hand in glove and has always been a hit formula no matter what the time period has been. The wet wild looks which have been a sure shot eye-catcher and has been popularised by many songs in the past. The trend continues even today in movies. It makes an emotional, passionate, romantic and sensuous addition to the film.
Bollywood has been synonymous with rains and rain sequences. A rain song in any mainstream Hindi film reveals an array of emotions. It could reveal intense love…

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A HISTORY BEFORE THE HISTORY OF INDIAN CINEMA

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  • July 28, 2017

VINAYA WALAVALKAR-MANTRI

Some people understand very well that it takes a little rain to make the flowers grow. When things get a little rough in life, these are the people who will remind you that bad times do not last. In fact, they know that challenges are necessary to seize the best opportunities. You don’t get rainbows unless you also have rain.
He too liked rains. In his childhood that was spent in a small village named Sukalwad in Konkan, he enjoyed every drop of rain. His mind separated the seven colours from the rainbow to paint imaginary pictures of…

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LOVE MATTERS INDIA LAUNCHED INDIA’S FIRST 360/VR (VIRTUAL REALITY) FILM TO GENERATE AWARENESS ON INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE (IPV)

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  • July 26, 2017

· The film titled ‘Kya Yahi Pyar Hai’ aims to break the taboos on controlling relationships among young unmarried couples of all genders in India

Keeping in tune with its agenda on creating awareness among the youth in the country, Love Matters India launched the first 360/VR film on the issue of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
The film ‘Kya Yahi Pyar Hai’ uses virtual reality to narrate a powerful story and connect with young people.

The short film has been conceptualized, scripted and produced by Love matters India and Co- directed by…

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON

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  • July 19, 2017

VINAYA WALAVALKAR – MANTRI

I still recall a scene from drama ‘Pai Paishachi Gosht’ which is based on a monologue by veteran actress Ila Bhate. With all humility and great respect we call her “Ila Tai” on the sets of the play. She plays a grandmother in this play. The scene unveils this way: – Ila Tai walks in with ‘Agarbatti’ (incense stick) in her hand, places it near Tulsi, takes a turn and sits on the sofa to strike a conversation with the audience.
The third bell rang and as scheduled the sequence began. Ila Tai descended on the…

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THE AGE OF SUPERHEROS; HOW IT CAME TO BE

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  • June 23, 2017

PALASH VOLVOIKAR
It’s no surprise to any of us that this is the age of the superheroes! In the history of TV and cinema, there has not been such a massive genre domination, ever.
To begin with, let me be clear, superhero movies didn’t just begin. We have been seeing them being rolled out for decades. Comic books have always been a great part of the popular culture, and we have always loved indulging in superficial fantasy. However, the current level of hype around them is certainly noticeable, and makes one wonder; what is it that has made superhero movies such…

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GOA MARATHI FILM FESTIVAL TOMORROW, TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS

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  • June 15, 2017

Panaji (Goa): Vinsan Graphics is all set to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Goa Marathi Film Festival. The event is scheduled to take place from 16th to 18th June, 2017 at Kala Academy, Maquinez Palace and Inox in Panjim.

The festival will screen National Award Winning Films such as Kulkarni Chaukatla Deshpande (Premiere on 16th June), Sanchar (Premiere on 17thJune), Take Care Goodnight (Premiere on 17th June), Conditions Apply (Ati Lagu), Bhwaa, Cycle, Dashakriya, Dr. Rakhmabai, F.U., Kaasav, Nadi Vaahate, Ventilator, Chi Va Chi Sau Ka, Oli Ki Suki, Disha, Muramba, Half Ticket, Aaba Eikatay Naa (short film), Bobble…

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DRAMA THAT CHANGED THE PERCEPTION OF AUDIENCE BUT COULD NOT SHAKE THE CONSCIENCE OF POLITICIANS

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  • June 9, 2017

VINAYA WALAVALKAR-MANTRI

Namaskar Goenkar!

This time let’s discuss about drama, its strength, language and culture. You can’t separate art and culture from drama. Art, Entertainment, Culture and Language are inseparable; they are virtually embedded in each other deeply. I would rather say language attains more important position amongst them. For instance, you might create a perfect art form in that language but if the audience does not understand the language itself then everything is useless. If we talk about the language, in the modern world we are witnessing the trend of feeling greatness in having command over English. Socially it is…

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THE APPARENT DOWNFALL OF ANIMATED TV IN INDIA

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PALASH VOLVOIKAR

While we all love to watch live action television, we cannot deny that, as kids, our fondness of television began with animated series. The repeated Facebook posts from the so called “90’s kids”, full of nostalgia about how the cartoon shows they had as kids were much better in comparison to what airs on TV now, can hardly be called baseless. It is true, the animated series area, as we’re seeing it in India at least, has taken a hit. I can’t vouch for the animated TV before my own time, but the 90s and early 2000s had…

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The heart-warming journey of a father & son, RINGAN

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  • June 1, 2017

National award winning film, Ringan’s poster was recently launched on social media platforms and it speaks in so many layers.

In this poster we can see a farmer and his son standing distraught near a wall, staring into the abyss. While right in the corner of the poster we can see an idol of Lord Vitthala standing with his hands emphatically on his waist.

The question that is troubling both father and son, appears as the tag-line in the poster – “Ringan, sutta tute na mauli” – which means, “How will this vicious circle ever break, Oh Lord?”

This father-son duo feels…

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