The SCRIPT IS THE SOUL OF ANY PLAY: Bhimrao Mude

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  • May 26, 2017

VINAYA WALAVALKAR – MANTRI

 

Team TNV’s Vinaya Walavalkar Mantri introduces us to yet another renowned personality from the field of theatre and films. This time she in conversation with Bhimrao Mude a young film and theatre director from Mumbai.

 

Q. How did you get associated with theatre?
As a young school boy we had organised a play for our annual gathering, unfortunately the play never happened. When I was in college one of my teachers selected me for a play and introduced me to the drama group of our college called the ‘Natyamandal.’ In my first ever play I was appreciated by…

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Is Indian television missing out?

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PALASH VOLVOIKAR
India has its idea of online streaming in a bunch as well. Hotstar is one of the very few online platforms that have (somewhat) taken off and all it has done till now, is show us the same content as the normal TV does. It did manage to revive one of the best received quality television shows in the history of Indian TV, Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai, but it will need to keep going at making original content and ensuring that it is different and better than what mainstream TV has to offer, like how TVFPlay seems to be…

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FELICITATION CEREMONY AT 125th ANNIVERSARY OF TIATR ACADEMY OF GOA

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  • May 23, 2017

Margao (Goa): “Tiatr should come in the circuit of tourism in Goa and get flourished further. I will pursue this idea with the Tourism department to make it a reality,” said TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai. He was speaking at the felicitation programme organised by ‘Tiatr Academy of Goa’ (TAG) as a part of its 125th Anniversary Celebration.

Several tiatrists from all over Goa were felicitated on the occasion of the 125th year celebration of the Tiatr Academy of Goa.

125th anniversary celebrations committee felicitated 54 tiatrists in the presence of TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai who was the Chief Guest at the…

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MARATHI FILM RINGAN ALL SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 30

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  • May 22, 2017

Panaji (Goa): National Award winning Marathi film ‘Ringan’ will hit the screens on June 30, 2017. Due to lack of distribution means and channels, audiences remain deprived from some unique films. The most recent names to join the list are ‘Kaasav’, ‘Dashakriya’, ‘Halala’ etc.  Another such film, which has been on this list for over a year, is ‘Ringan’. But Ringan has successfully broken this vicious circle and is being made ready for release.

The film is a father-son journey in pursuit of happiness and love. Ringan has been honored with many awards and accolades. It won the Best Marathi Film…

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MANOHAR PARRIKAR BACK ON ESG

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  • May 16, 2017

Panaji (Goa): Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar- who was instrumental in constituting the Entertainment Society of Goa- the nodal agency hosting the International Film Festival of India (IFFI)- is back as its chief, as the government reconstitute the body for a period of three years.

The national award winning Konkani-Marathi filmmaker Rajendra Talak has managed to retain his position as the vice-chairman of ESG. He was appointed to the position last year, after then vice chairman Damodar Naik resigned.

In an order issued by the director of department of information and publicity Srinet Kothwale, it has reconstituted the General Body of ESG with Parrikar…

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Instant Drama

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  • May 13, 2017

Vinaya Walavalkar – Mantri

I have not only been active in the field of theater but also been interested in watching dramas and movies. A few months ago, I happened to watch a drama in Mumbai by the name of Mughal-E-Azam, inspired by the famous movie having the same name. The drama is produced by (NCPA) National Centre for Performing Arts – a very reputed institute. Just like the movie, the drama also had grandeur. Everything about the drama was worth a watch. The lights, sound, costumes, music were mind blowing. Added to this was the live singing by the…

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Why aren’t horror films scary anymore?

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Palash Volvoikar

Horror has always been a very exciting genre, and more so when it comes to films. The film medium has succeeded in doing justice to the horror stories we have all read and heard of, because when it comes to this particular genre, seeing is better than reading. While horror films have successfully spooked the public for years, the genre isn’t doing so well anymore. Now, you could disagree with me on this by putting forth a few points that I am sure you’re thinking about, but I am talking about the ability of a film to scare…

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Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi movie to be tax free in Goa

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  • May 6, 2017

After Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Maharashtra among few other states, the Goa government has decided to exempt tax to ‘Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi’ that chronicles the life of the late Gwalior royal and BJP leader Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia, on screen.

“The Government of Goa is pleased to exempt the Hindi film ‘Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi’ from the liability of payment of entertainment tax in whole, when screened in any of the theatres in the State for a period till May 22,” the government notification reads.

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has unveiled the trailer of Hema Malini starrer-movie, which has been penned…

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National award winner K Sera Sera to hit silver screens

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  • May 5, 2017

The National award winning film ‘K Sera Sera -Ghodpachem Ghoddtelem’, is all set to hit silver screens a day after collecting award for the ‘Best Regional Film (Konkani) at the 64th National Film Awards in Delhi at the Hands of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.

Directed by Rajiv Shinde and produced by Goan duo Gayatri Pednekar and Rajesh R. Pednekar under the banner of de Goan Studio, the film was appreciated by the critics and received rave reviews at its screenings in film festivals in India and abroad. It was the only Konkani film to  be selected in the…

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Goa should become a hub for film related services: Rajeev Shinde

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  • April 28, 2017

Goa: In 1997, his Konkani film ‘Dekhni Durai’ won the Best Film and Best Director Award at the Goa State Film Festival. In 2016, Rajeev Shinde was back with ‘K Sera Sera’ which was selected amongst 230 films from all over India at Indian Panorama, 47th International Film Festival of India and which went on to win the National award this year. TNV brings to you his journey. 

Q. You are from the theatre background. How did you get into films?
– I am basically a theatre person and passionate about theatre. But films were an extension of my studies from…

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