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.

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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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Understanding and appreciating Goenkaar viewers

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Panaji, Goa: Drama occupies special importance in the field of entertainment. Why so? Because in movies and serials, everything is pre-planned. A scene is shot and retakes are done again and again till the desired impact is achieved. But drama is different. The viewers are sitting right there as the artists present their skills live. There is no scope for re-shooting or retake. Any mistake on the part of the artistes cannot remain concealed from the audience.
The relationship between the viewers and the drama is a special one. The more skillful the actors, the stronger the effect…

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Baahubali in animated avtaar

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  • April 21, 2017

Ever since the grand success of Baahubali: The Beginning, the makers of the film have tried to give the fans a bit more of this franchise, once by making a one minute VR video, “The Sword Of Baahubali” and now, an animated series, “Baahubali: The lost legends” is next.

“Baahubali: The Lost Legends” a new animation series inspired by filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s popular Baahubali film franchise, was launched by internet video-on-demand service Amazon Prime Video.

“What we managed to showcase in the films was just the tip of the iceberg. From the minute I started working on this story, I knew…

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Chunky Pandey, the show stopper

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  • April 18, 2017

Begum Jaan, a movie in which a female plays protagonist, it is a male antagonist who steals all the attention and that too he is none other than Chunky Pandey who delivers the stunner. Pandey, who just managed survive in the Bollywood all these years doing small side roles, took the audience by surprise in Begum Jaan when he portrayed the character of a cruel goon called Kabir. What’s even more stunning is Pandey’s look in the film. One may not recognise him when he appears for the first time on the screen, but when we realise who is…

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Konkani films need more theatres to showcase their products – Edison Gomes

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  • March 28, 2017


 Edison Gomes is the director and producer of the Konkani film Noshaa, which claims to be the first action film in Konkani. Noshaa has managed to pull in large audiences to theatres. TNV interviewed Gomes to find out more about the movie and his future projects.

Noshaa, your first film is the first action thriller in Konkani. Tell us about the movie and the technology used. 

Noshaa is a journey of a villain from good to worse and where life leads him in the end. The climax of the film is based…

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  • March 20, 2017

After the Marathi film Marmabandh in 2008 and Hindi film Calapor in 2013, both of which won several national accolades, Dinesh Bhosle’s Konkani film Enemy? went on to win the National award in 2015. It has also won the Best Film award at the Nasik International Film Festival, Haryana International Film Festival and Best Foreign Language film at Milan International Film Festival. Bhosle is already working on his next Konkani film which will be based on the historic Goa Opinion Poll of 1967. TNV spoke with this acclaimed director about his forthcoming work.

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