Let me begin by honestly admitting that 2016 was a lukewarm year for Indian Cinema, at least that would be something that I firmly believe in. Be it Bollywood/Hindi cinema or any of the regional language film industries, things were largely subdued for a major part of the year. Be it businesswise or with respect to the quality of output, 2016 definitely seemed to lag behind 2015, forget going anywhere beyond that for a comparison. It’s not that the year was totally beyond redemption, there were some positives as well, but they were not sufficient enough to completely lift up the spirit of Indian cinema overall. Let’s begin by taking a look at Bollywood to start with. 2016 saw only 2 big blockbusters, Sultan and Dangal, none of the other successful films were runaway hits as such. So while Salman Khan and Aamir Khan delivered big time with Sultan and Dangal respectively, SRK came up with Fan which met with a mixed response, while gaining back some traction with one of the better Hindi films of the year, Dear Zindagi.Continue reading “The Best of Indian Cinema in 2016: A Perspective”
The world out there is a mad sprint. Everyone is running. Running to prove a point, to get the numbers, to make money, to impress, to get to the goals. And in the process, quite a few fail to keep up the pace. Ironically, those who lose out in this sprint are advised to make peace with it – and that’s another mad sprint in itself.Continue reading “Aligarh Movie Review: Manoj Bajpayee’s Poignant Performance Leaves You Thinking for Long”
As every year, it’s the time of the year when film lovers across Mumbai rejoice, thanks to MAMI. This year we were looking forward to MAMI, with enthusiasm as Jio MAMI 2015 was supposed to get bigger and better. As usual our authors who attended MAMI share their thoughts about the movies they watched.
Here’s an account of the movies watched during days 1 & 2 of the festival.
Continue reading “Jio MAMI 2015 Diaries Days 1 & 2”
Festival will have several ‘firsts’ – New sections, Special Screenings and Workshops
Over 190 films to be screened in Feature-Documentary-Short Film Categories
MRS NITA AMBANI ANNOUNCED AS CO-CHAIR OF THE MAMI BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Members of the Board of Trustees Unveiled the New Jio MAMI Trophy Created by a Designer whose jewellery is worn by the most elegant and beautiful women around the World – Nirav Modi
With less than a month to go for the 17th edition of India’s biggest film festival, the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival in association with the STAR Network, announced its stellar program line-up. The line-up included new programming sections being introduced this year, special screenings and events. The 17th edition of the festival will take place from October 29th to November 5th in Mumbai. The festival’s presenting sponsor is Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) — and STAR India is the Associate Sponsor Partner.
Mrs Nita M. Ambani, Founder & Chairperson, Reliance Foundation was announced as Co-Chair, Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI).Continue reading “17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with STAR India Announces its Stellar Program Line-Up”