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The place where you have a tune as your name…

As Guns & Guitars recently made its debut in the OTT platform MUBI India, it seems like a good time to revisit our sojourn in Shillong, the rock capital of India, during the shoot of the film.

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Breaking News: Leading OTT Platforms to Offer a One-Month Free Subscription for Indian Audience, Move Aimed at Widening Subscription Base

By now we all know the importance of OTT/digital platforms and their impact upon our lives, the pandemic having the environment around us. With cinemas remaining closed for several months & with several issues plaguing the entertainment sector even today, it’s very unclear as to how things would turn out for the industry for the rest of 2021 as well. While the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has been in the news of late for the development of a ‘toolkit’ by 17 major OTT platforms, in line with the implementation of the self-regulation code that was introduced in 2020, now they have made a major announcement, all these 17 major OTT platforms will offer one month’s free subscription to Indian consumers.Continue reading “Breaking News: Leading OTT Platforms to Offer a One-Month Free Subscription for Indian Audience, Move Aimed at Widening Subscription Base”

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67th National Film Awards (for films from 2019): List of Winners

The 67th National Film Awards were announced earlier today in New Delhi. This was after a long delay of a year or so due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The awards are for films from the year of 2019. The announcement event was organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals, which comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.Continue reading “67th National Film Awards (for films from 2019): List of Winners”

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Master (2021) Movie Review: Vijay Shines, Lokesh Flatters to Deceive

Covid-19 has given a break to theatre-going experience across the globe. Even though Indian cinema halls have opened up slowly from October 2020 onwards, there has been no tentpole release which has revived the fortunes of cinema halls so far. December saw the release of Telugu film Solo Brathuke So Better which indicated that the audience in Southern India is willing to watch movies in the theatre. With this being the Pongal/Sankranti week in India, we have two films in Tamizh and three in Telugu (plus Master’s dubbed version) hitting marquee in a span of less than a week. If we go by the initial response, it is sure that cinemas are here to stay and co-exist with OTT. Continue reading “Master (2021) Movie Review: Vijay Shines, Lokesh Flatters to Deceive”

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Vanguard (2020): Another Wolf Warrior Propaganda film

China is a country which is known for stealing ideas and not respecting copyrights of anyone in the world and also known for deliberately hiding the spread of China Virus aka Covid 19 and putting the entire world to the risk for years to come. Like the typical Chinese mentality which is to knock off better products and make cheaper replacements, the Chinese Communist Government has been encouraging propaganda films. There is no harm in it, the Nazis and Russians did it too and it worked for them. Propaganda films can be interesting if it is engaging otherwise it just is another press release from the Government which no one bothers to read but mainstream media is forced to carry out due to the pressure from higher-ups. Continue reading “Vanguard (2020): Another Wolf Warrior Propaganda film”

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AK vs AK (2020 Netflix Film): Bas Kar Bey

The world has moved on but clearly Anurag Kashyap and his coterie have not. Way before one of our most influential leaders (whose followers are known to be bhakts), Kashyap cracked the formula on Twitter by abusing everyone and he could do better, but when it came to delivering Kashyap does not have a great record. Testimony to this fact is this movie (AK vs AK) where talks more about Allwyn Kalicharan, his shelved film than the films that he made. Continue reading “AK vs AK (2020 Netflix Film): Bas Kar Bey”

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Coolie No 1 (2020- Amazon Original): The Curse of Nepotism in Bollywood

A good part of the 90s was a golden time for David Dhawan and Govinda most of which were remakes of Tamil and Telugu films. For example Coolie No 1 is a remake of the Tamizh film Chinna Mapillai. 

David Dhawan is now on a quest to position his son as the next Superstar of Bollywood remaking his own remakes, but then this time it flatters to deceive. Coolie No 1 (1995) itself is a problematic film if you look at it. There is a person who catfishes a female to marry her and the film does not show any remorse on his part and justifies it by saying that as her father wanted her to have a secure life, the daughter deserves to be cheated. Continue reading “Coolie No 1 (2020- Amazon Original): The Curse of Nepotism in Bollywood”

Bandra Film Festival’s next line up, ” The Reminiscing Collection” to have shorts and engaging docu dramas

New technique and discovery took cinema to the digital stage and now COVID-19 has shifted cinema further towards the OTT and web platforms, which is one more digital form of consuming content. One such web platform Bandra Film Festival, a digital film festival presented by Filmkaravan in collaboration with YouTube has been successfully showcasing a mixed bag of hidden gems from the past, new discoveries and off beat stories of interesting features ,short films and docu dramas.

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Vishal Furia to direct the Hindi remake of Malayalam thriller Forensic starring Vikrant Massey

Produced by Mansi Bagla, the film will be written by Vishal Kapoor.

After announcing Vikrant Massey as the lead actor for headlining the Hindi remake of the 2020 Malayalam superhit, ‘Forensic’, Mini Films, discloses the name of the director and writer for the film on Vikrant’s birthday. The forthcoming thriller drama will be directed by Vishal Furia and written by Vishal Kapoor and will be filming soon. Furia has earlier directed Vikrant Massey for Hotstar’s Criminal Justice.

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Bandra Film Festival celebrates women’s day with a stellar line up

4 Inspiring short film by women directors to watch on International Women’s Day 2021


What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day with your girlfriends than a line-up of inspiring films that feature the best portrayals of powerful women?Continue reading “Bandra Film Festival celebrates women’s day with a stellar line up”

Imaginary Films releases a groovy chartbuster ‘Maashuka’ featuring Bhavin Bhanushali and Niharika Tiwari

The song features Bhavin Bhanushali and Niharika Tiwari. The ode depicts a quirky love-tale betwixt the couple Bhavin and Niharika, where Bhavin is seen playing a notorious one who is in the go to enteral his love-lady Niharika while Niharika is perfectly moulded into a bubbly girl, making Bhavin chase to grasp her charm.Continue reading “Imaginary Films releases a groovy chartbuster ‘Maashuka’ featuring Bhavin Bhanushali and Niharika Tiwari”

Food Distribution drive by Actor Kapil Jhaveri’s Dil Se – Bharat Foundation

Kapil Jhaveri is Indian film actor known for his Bollywood movies Ishq Vishk starring Shahid Kapoor, lead role in Saawan… The Love Season featuring Salman Khan and Saloni Aswani again directed by Sawaan Kumar Tak and in 2006 horror film Aatma opposite Neha.Continue reading “Food Distribution drive by Actor Kapil Jhaveri’s Dil Se – Bharat Foundation”