KAALA Movie Review: Black Dynamite!

Cast:  Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Easwari Rao, Anjali Patil, Samuthirakani, Sampath

Music:  Santosh Narayanan

Directed by Pa.RanjithContinue reading “KAALA Movie Review: Black Dynamite!”

Newton Movie Review: A Relevant Tale of our Times

Newton is a strong contender to be India’s entry to Oscars, as it has the best festival run and also it is one of the best reviewed Indian films this year. It premiered in Berlin, where it won an award (The CICAE Art Cinema). The North America premiere was in competition at Tribeca. The other festivals it has traveled to include, Hong Kong (Young Cinema award), Buenos Aires, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Zurich, etc and counting.Continue reading “Newton Movie Review: A Relevant Tale of our Times”

Newton Wins Jury Prize For Best Film At The 41st Hong Kong Film Festival

 Produced by Manish Mundra and directed by Amit V Masurkar, Newton has won the Jury Prize for the Best Film at the 41st  Hong Kong Film Festival 2017. The film had its Asia Premiere at the festival where it was screened in the Young Cinema Competition category.

The jury awarded the film “For the intelligent and human presentation of a political situation in a country. The film balances the humour, disillusion and – against all odds – a steadfast belief in the meaning of democracy”

Thrilled with the audience and jury response to his film, Director Amit V Masurkar says, “We are delighted to win the Jury Prize at the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival! It’s one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals in Asia and will help us get an audience in that part of the world”. Newton is Amit V Masurkar’s second film after the sleeper hit, Sulemani Keeda in 2014. Continue reading “Newton Wins Jury Prize For Best Film At The 41st Hong Kong Film Festival”

With You, Without You (Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka) Movie Review: Soulful, Poignant and Poetic Romantic Tale

With-You-Without-YouIt’s not rare to see a filmmaker adapt or remake a film from anywhere in the World to narrate the tale in his/her own style. It’s also not that uncommon to find a filmmaker trying to adapt a literary source into a film, though this phenomenon was a lot more popular earlier compared to now. But how often does one go on to check out the original literary source or film after watching the adapted work? Not too often I’d say at least from my own experience and that’s where Prasanna Vithanage’s Sri Lankan Film, With You, Without You (Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka in Sinhalese and Piragu in its Tamil version) is different. Adapted from Fyodor Dostoyevky’s novella “The Meek” aka “The Gentle Creature”, this is a film that makes you ponder enough well after you’ve seen it to even go and check out the source material.Continue reading “With You, Without You (Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka) Movie Review: Soulful, Poignant and Poetic Romantic Tale”

List of Winners at 14th New York Indian Film Festival

Held from May 5-10, 2014, the 14th New York Film Festival saw a tough competition across all the sections and the winners have now been announced.

Liar's DiceLiar’s Dice by Geethu Mohandas won the Best Film at the New York Indian Film Festival 2014. Other films nominated were- AstuFandry,Goynar Baksho and Ugly.

Nagraj Manjule won the Best Director for Fandry. Other nominees were Anurag Kashyap (Ugly), Aparna Sen (Goynar Baksho), Buddhadeb Dasgupta (Sniffer) and Gajendra Ahire (Postcard).Continue reading “List of Winners at 14th New York Indian Film Festival”


So after disclosing the 1st look of the film with a poster the makers of Chakravyuh have now released a rather lengthy trailer of the film as well. Directed by Prakash Jha the film stars Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Manoj Bajpai, Esha Gupta, Kabir Bedi, Om Puri, Anjali Patil etc in the film. Set against the backdrop of naxalism, Chakravyuh takes a look at the Police-Naxalite encounters and tries to examine both sides of the ideology. Continue reading “Chakravyuh-Trailer”