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 Bauddhayan Mukherji, Bangla film industry, Ritwick Chakraborty, The Violin Player,  Kolkata

‘Language of cinema is the only language that matters’

Movies By SRIJA NASKAR

Filmmaker Bauddhayan Mukherji speaks to Srija Naskar about the Bangla film industry and about his short feature The Violin Player, which was shot on a tight budget over a course of just ten days.

26 November, 2016
Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, ADHM, Sultan, NH10

Anushka on conquering Bollywood

Movies By PREETI SINGH

Anushka Sharma is one of the leading actresses in the Indian film industry some of whose films, in recent years, have broken box-office records besides earning great critical acclaim for her measured and carefully thought through performances. She speaks to Preeti Singh about her acting career and production ventures.

26 November, 2016
Pankaj Johar, Cecilia Hasda, human trafficking, DFA Bertha Fund, Norwegian Film Institute, Still Standing

‘There’s no justice for victims of trafficking in this country’

Movies By PREETI SINGH

Filmmaker Pankaj Johar speaks to Preeti Singh about his recent documentary Cecilia, which follows the legal travails of a housemaid from Bengal who has lost her daughter to human trafficking.

19 November, 2016
Short Films, DIFF, Dharamsala international film festival, Payal Sethi, Adhiraj Bose, Naseeruddin Shah, Chaitanya Tamanhe

Shortcut to Silver Screen

Movies By SRIJA NASKAR

While the genre of short films remains underappreciated the world over, serious filmmakers are beginning to explore the possibilities of working with this compressed and highly effective format. Srija Naskar writes about how independent directors in India are discovering new creative routes by giving short shrift to the long form.

19 November, 2016
heist films, Hollywood, most-watched, Ocean’s Eleven, The Killing, Reservoir Dogs, Dog Day Afternoon, The Usual Suspects

These classic heist films will make you root for the baddies

Movies By OUR CORRESPONDENT

The crime genre has always held great over cinema-goers across the world, and within it heist movies have proved to have been particularly successful. Guardian 20 looks at some of the most-watched heist films to have ever come out of Hollywood.

5 November, 2016
Mohit Tripathi, Peepal Jhoomey Morey Aangna, Desire Under The Elms,Hindi adaptation, Bollywood Diaries

‘We couldn’t shoot at real locations, so we created a rural set on our terrace’

Movies By ANIRUDH VOHRA

Peepal Jhoomey Morey Aangna is based on Eugene O’Neill’s play called Desire Under The Elms.

5 November, 2016
Ajay Devgn, Shivaay, Bollywood, cliff, movies, Diwali, action

‘I jumped off a cliff for a scene in my latest film’

Movies By UDAY PRATAP SINGH

Actor Ajay Devgn speaks to Guardian 20 about his latest release Shivaay, an high-powered action flick which opened in theatres last week.

5 November, 2016

These must-watch films are being screened at DIFF 2016

Movies By Rini Barman

The 2016 Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) will be underway next week (from 2-6 November). In its fifth edition this year, DIFF was started by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, who continue to be directors.

29 October, 2016
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