65th National Film Awards (2018): List of Winners

The 65th National Film Awards for Indian Cinema of 2017 have been announced earlier today.The awards will be distributed in early May this year. Given below is the list of winners-

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Re-presenting The Epic Characters in the Film Franchise, Baahubali

Rajamouli’s two-part epic film – Baahubali broke many-a-record in Indian film industry. So much is written and said about the film – its cast, storyline, special visual effects, settings, dialogue, music, costumes, stunts, and more than all about the amount spent on the movie and the records that they broke in box-office collections. The use of new technologies has no doubt enhanced the quality and the visual impact of the film. But what appears to have touched the hearts of the viewers the most is the art of narrating the story.  Millions of viewers queued up in the theatres to find satisfactory answer to the one question that agitated their minds since the release of the first part of Baahubali two years back. It is enough to view the film once to get the answer for the question, “Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?”. More than the answer to the question, the film attracted repeat audience and sustained the viewership mostly because of the emotions that the lead characters in the film could arouse. Continue reading “Re-presenting The Epic Characters in the Film Franchise, Baahubali”

Edmonton Movie Club’s Third Annual India Film Festival of Alberta (IFFA) to open with Vikram Vedha

Edmonton Movie Club presents the Third Annual India Film Festival of Alberta (IFFA) in six different cities in Alberta in what is the largest Indian film festival in Canada. The film festival will be held on Edmonton – July 14 -16, Calgary – July 21 – 23, Fort McMurray – July 29, Cold Lake – July 30, Peace River – August 12, and Red Deer – August 17-18, 2017. After the grand success of the previous two editions of the film festival, the third year will continue it’s reputation to bring the finest Indian movies of 2016-2017. Continue reading “Edmonton Movie Club’s Third Annual India Film Festival of Alberta (IFFA) to open with Vikram Vedha”

Love and Hate in Baahubali

I read somewhere that the Baahubali (Bb) films will be hard to forget anytime soon. This is true for a number of reasons, both good and bad. One of the better reasons, in my opinion, is that the film’s director S.S. Rajamouli has got the attention of the “Non-South” through sheer force of will and some interesting creative choices. As advertising types like to say, Rajamouli has us by the eyeballs. Love them or hate them, the films tell a yarn, and do not apologize for how they tell it. And of course, while the rest of us have just gotten acquainted with the Telugu folklore genre thanks to its new, slick avatar, Rajamouli and his producers have laughed their way to the bank and back. It’s a great coup. Rajamouli and crew have been more than polite in thanking Dharma Productions for the worldwide reach of Bb, but they need thank nobody but themselves for the product. If you don’t see yourself as a lover (or promoter) of kitsch, you can still be moved by Bb to a point where you begin to question your aesthetic presuppositions. That in my view is a bigger coup.Continue reading “Love and Hate in Baahubali”

Future Generali India Insurance covers Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited (FGII) has insured Baahubali 2: The Conclusion for an amount of over Rs 200 crores under its film package insurance product, Future Cine Suraksha. FGII is a general insurance company that is a joint venture between Future Group – the game changers in retail trade in India and Generali – a 186 years old global insurance group.Continue reading “Future Generali India Insurance covers Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”

BookMyShow- the ‘Baahubali’ of online ticketing; contributes over 120 cr to the opening weekend collection of Baahubali 2

 

–          Sold over 6.2 million tickets for Baahubali 2 so far

–          More than 1 Lakh tickets sold in 60 minutes during peak hours over the weekend- that’s over 27 tickets a second!Continue reading “BookMyShow- the ‘Baahubali’ of online ticketing; contributes over 120 cr to the opening weekend collection of Baahubali 2”

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Movie Review: Where Dreams are Mightier than the Sword!

If this man demands a 100 crore to make a movie adaptation of ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’, you can hand over that money to S.S. Rajamouli.  For you know he will not change a damn thing about the tale and still come up with an epic cinematic experience. For in Rajamouli, you can trust!Continue reading “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Movie Review: Where Dreams are Mightier than the Sword!”

BookMyShow sells over a million tickets for Baahubali 2 – Clocks highest ever advance sales revenue

BookMyShow sells over a million tickets for Baahubali 2

Clocks highest ever advance sales revenue

BookMyShow today announced that it has already sold well over a million tickets in just over 24 hours for the one of the most anticipated movies of the year- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Even though the bookings have not yet opened across all cinemas, especially in the South where the film is expected to receive an incredible response, BookMyShow is witnessing a phenomenal traction across the country for Baahubali 2.  Continue reading “BookMyShow sells over a million tickets for Baahubali 2 – Clocks highest ever advance sales revenue”

JIO MAMI Movie Mela with Star to Showcase the First Look of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? After watching the National Award winning film, everyone was left with the same question, but couldn’t get any answer.

Find out the answer at the Jio MAMI Movie Mela with Star which is gearing up to enthrall film lovers with two days dedicated to popular Indian cinema. One of the major highlights of the Movie Mela is the first look of  Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which will be showcased onOctober 22, 2016.Continue reading “JIO MAMI Movie Mela with Star to Showcase the First Look of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”