Jio MAMI with Star to launch a book on the Cinema of Nasir Hussain

Akshay Manwani captures the magic of Nasir Husain’s films in print

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The 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star will launch ‘Music, Masti, Modernity – The Cinema of Nasir Hussain’, written by Akshay Manwani. The book is based on the legendary producer, director and screenwriter Nasir Husain and will be launched at the festival on October 22, 2016.Continue reading “Jio MAMI with Star to launch a book on the Cinema of Nasir Hussain”

In Conversation with Film Critic Deepanjana Pal: ‘ It’s particularly heartbreaking when students don’t know great works of Indian cinema’

The MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Images) organised Mumbai Film Festival is a blessing to the cinephiles of the city. Apart from screening the best of cinema from around the world as well as our country, MAMI undertakes a few initiatives like the Mumbai Young Critics (MYC) that are worth appreciation. Film enthusiasts from the colleges of Mumbai are selected in the MYC Lab on the basis of their writing skills. The idea is to expose young minds to best of cinema from around the world and train them to appreciate and review the films shown. After mentoring sessions and workshops conducted by senior film critics, the students selected for the Lab are given an opportunity to watch the films from the Competition section during the Film Festival and make their judgments on them. The MYC are treated like a jury. The film they judge as the best is even announced an award.MFF 2016

I have been a Mumbai Young Critic myself and can personally vouch for it being an experience that has had a crucial role on shaping me up as a movie buff and a blogger. I have written about the experience in detail here.

Film critic Deepanjana Pal, who is also the managing editor of Newslaundry, conducted the mentoring sessions with the students selected for the Mumbai Young Critics Lab this year. Here is the email interview she was kind enough to have with us on the same:  Continue reading “In Conversation with Film Critic Deepanjana Pal: ‘ It’s particularly heartbreaking when students don’t know great works of Indian cinema’”