Drishyam Films Presents ‘The Masters’, A New Monthly Series that opens with Nagesh Kukunoor’s Hyderabad Blues

The screening is in celebration of 20 years of the
landmark indie film’s release

 

Drishyam Films is organising THE MASTERS, a monthly series of curated screenings and conversations with master filmmakers.Continue reading “Drishyam Films Presents ‘The Masters’, A New Monthly Series that opens with Nagesh Kukunoor’s Hyderabad Blues”

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”

Dhanak Movie Review: A Little Hope Is All We Need

Pari (Hetal Gada) is a 10 year old girl residing with her visually impaired younger brother Chhotu (Krish Chhabria) in a remote village of Rajasthan. Living in a world which is seemingly devoid of smartphones and other fancy gadgets that dominate the lives of city bred kids, Pari and Chhotu’s existence is an idyllic one with films being their only access to the outside world. Cinema drives their world as they weave fables around their favourite stars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. It also helps them to escape the harsh realities of their lives. Post their parents demise; the kids live with their loving but helpless uncle (Vipin Sharma) and the cold hearted aunt (Gulfam Khan). After seeing a poster for an eye donation campaign plastered with Shah Rukh Khan’s face on it, Pari believes that Khan is the only person who can help to restore her brother’s vision. After learning that the star is shooting in Rajasthan, the duo embarks on a seemingly impossible journey to meet him in the hope of fulfilling this equally impossible dream.Continue reading “Dhanak Movie Review: A Little Hope Is All We Need”

Dhanak: Trailer

DhanakWinner of the The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the best feature-length film as well as a Special Mention by Children’s Jury in Generation Kplus Section at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in 2015, Nagesh Kukunoor‘s Dhanak (Rainbow) is now all set for a theatrical release in India from 10th June. Produced by Manish Mundra, Nagesh Kukunoor and Elahe Hiptoola, the film’s cast includes Hetal Gada and Krrish Chhabria along with Rajiv Lakshman, Vipin Sharma, Fllora Saini, Suresh Menon, Vibha Chhibber, Vijay Maurya, Chet Dixon etc. Music and BGM is by Tapas Relia while Chirantan Das is the DOP and Sanjib Dutta is the editor. Continue reading “Dhanak: Trailer”

‘Dhanak’ to Premiere in the ‘Half Ticket’ section at the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival

On Friday, 30th October, ‘Dhanak (Rainbow)’ will be premiering in India at PVR Juhu, as a part of the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India. The festival has a new section called ‘Half Ticket’ which is going to showcase movies specially meant for kids and young adults. Dhanak which has won accolades in the international circuit, will open the festival in this category. The movie is written, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and produced by Manish Mundra, Nagesh Kukunoor and Elahe Hiptoola.Continue reading “‘Dhanak’ to Premiere in the ‘Half Ticket’ section at the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival”

Drishyam-Sundance Screenwriters Lab,2016 Calls for Submissions For Their Second Edition

Drishyam Films, in partnership with the Sundance Institute, USA, is organising the Drishyam-Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2016 to be held in Jodhpur, Rajasthan in March, 2016.

The Lab is inviting applications as a part of its Open Submission Process. The deadline for submission of scripts is November 10, 2015.Continue reading “Drishyam-Sundance Screenwriters Lab,2016 Calls for Submissions For Their Second Edition”

Three Features of Drishyam Films make it to Busan

Three features of Manish Mundra’s production company Drishyam Films are screening at Busan International Film Festival 2015.

While their maiden international film, the Turkish-Kurdish production Black Horse Memories, directed by Shahram Alidi will premiere in the competition section ‘New Currents’, Neeraj Ghaywan’s Masaan will have its Korean Premiere in the section ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ and Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak will have its Asia Premiere in the section ‘Wide Angle’.Continue reading “Three Features of Drishyam Films make it to Busan”

Neeraj Ghaywan’s “Masaan” produced by Manish Mundra bags two top awards at Cannes, 2015

Manish Mundra’s Masaan directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2015, won two awards– FIPRESCI, International Jury of Film Critics prize and Promising Future prize in the Un Certain Regard section.

The film, starring Richa Chadda, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi in the lead roles, received a five-minute-long standing ovation after the first screening at the festival. Continue reading “Neeraj Ghaywan’s “Masaan” produced by Manish Mundra bags two top awards at Cannes, 2015”