67th National Film Awards (for films from 2019): List of Winners

The 67th National Film Awards were announced earlier today in New Delhi. This was after a long delay of a year or so due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The awards are for films from the year of 2019. The announcement event was organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals, which comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.Continue reading “67th National Film Awards (for films from 2019): List of Winners”

Top 50 Malayalam Film Songs of 2019: A Compilation

If 2018 was a grim year for Kerala (with Sabarimala and floods dominating the mental and emotional space of people), 2019 has been quite a distressing year for the nation as a whole with the fervid protests rocking the public space across. At a time like this when the nation is going through a rather tumultuous churning phase, it is kind of awkward to pause the political scene and take a peep into the musical world of entertainment that has enthralled our spirits this year. But life must go on – governments will come and governments will go but the strains of music shall continue to touch our souls as all great art does….Continue reading “Top 50 Malayalam Film Songs of 2019: A Compilation”

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 officially inaugurated by the gracious and acclaimed actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The 16th Mumbai Film Festival grand venue of Chandan Cinema was transformed by veteran art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai to portray the old world cinema movie theatres, creating a wow factor amidst the invited guest. Continue reading “The 16th Mumbai Film Festival Begins With Great Fanfare”