Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival hosts the ‘Women In Film’ panel discussion with eminent women from the world of cinema

On Tuesday, November 3rd, Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India brought together distinguished women from Indian and international cinema.  Shabana Azmi, Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut, Kiran Rao, Anupama Chopra and American filmmaker Ava DuVernay took part in a conversation on Women in Film that was powered by Lifebuoy and their initiative ‘Help a Child Reach 5’  thatContinue reading “Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival hosts the ‘Women In Film’ panel discussion with eminent women from the world of cinema”

Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 2

This one has been long overdue. I had met Anupama Chopra in the first week of June and published the first half of the interview in the first half of July. However, thanks to writing work related to Masaan promotions on MAM and the post production of my web-series, the second half got inordinately delayed.Continue reading “Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 2”

Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India celebrates ‘Women in Film’

Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India will feature a discussion on ‘Women In Film’, where leading women from the world of cinema will come together and share their insights and learnings on the experience of being a woman in the field of filmmaking. The panel discussion which will be held on Tuesday, NovemberContinue reading “Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India celebrates ‘Women in Film’”

YFR launches Man’s World, for Gender Equality at 6th Jagran Film Festival: The biggest multi-starrer series on the internet

Y Films, the youth division of Yash Raj Films, India’s leading movie studio in association with India’s largest travelling film festival, the 6th Jagran Film Festival, in a unique initiative, is premiering the biggest multi-starrer series on the internet, Man’s World, on September 29, on YouTube. The trailer of the four-part series launches today on YouTube.com/YFilms.

Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 1

Let me start this write-up with a bias, just like the disclaimer I put up whenever I write a review. I believe that Anupama Chopra is the most credible film reviewer we have in India right now. She is honest, fair but never mean – three qualities every person with a mouthpiece should have. ThereContinue reading “Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 1”

Kiran Rao to head NFDC’s unique film centre “FILMBAY”

Filmmaker Kiran Rao will spearhead a new and unique film centre in Mumbai “FilmBay”, a National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) initiative to be launched by the end of this year. The “FilmBay” will provide an alternative, exhibition space for independent and art-house cinema and documentaries that may never get a traditional commercial Bollywood release. KiranContinue reading “Kiran Rao to head NFDC’s unique film centre “FILMBAY””

A Rendezvous with the Irreverent Raja Sen

On a Thursday evening, in a cafeteria in Bandra, I met Raja Sen – with a dense crop of hair on his head, a rather zamindari moustache, and a very broad smile – hardly the image you would gather from his rather passionate reviews. In his T-shirt and jeans, he doesn’t come across the guyContinue reading “A Rendezvous with the Irreverent Raja Sen”

The 16th Mumbai Film Festival Begins With Great Fanfare

 It is that time of the year when Mumbai gets its annual fix of the best international cinema. The 16th Mumbai Film Festival, organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), an 8-day film extravaganza opened today with internationally acclaimed film ‘Serena’ starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in the lead roles.  The festival was officiallyContinue reading “The 16th Mumbai Film Festival Begins With Great Fanfare”

The 16th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) Is Back on Track

The 16th edition of the Mumbai film festival organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) will be held from 14-21 October 2014 at PVR Cinemas as the main venue and Liberty Cinemas at Marine lines as the satellite venue.