BOLLYWOOD’S MONSOON

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…

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A HISTORY BEFORE THE HISTORY OF INDIAN CINEMA

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…

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

· 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…

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON

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…

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THE AGE OF SUPERHEROS; HOW IT CAME TO BE

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…

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GOA MARATHI FILM FESTIVAL TOMORROW, TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS

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…

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

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…

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THE APPARENT DOWNFALL OF ANIMATED TV IN INDIA

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…

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

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…

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The SCRIPT IS THE SOUL OF ANY PLAY: Bhimrao Mude

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…

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