Samit Kakkad’s ‘Half Ticket’ bags the coveted ‘Ecumenical Jury Award’

Indian filmmaker Samit Kakkad’s “Half Ticket” wins the prestigious ‘Ecumenical Jury Award’ Among the only few Indian filmmakers to win this coveted international award Indian filmmakers such as Mira Nair (1988), Awtar Kaul (1974) and Rabindra Dharmaraj (1981) among the only others to have won this award International filmmakers such as Andrei Tarkovsky, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Samira Makhmalbaf,…

Award-Winning Filmmakers Collaborate On The New “Viewfinder” Film Consulting Company

Award-winning and internationally lauded Indian filmmakers M. Manikandan, Bramma G., and M. Anucharan form the Advisory board of the new VIEWFINDER FILM CONSULTING (VFC), a company founded by Canadian management professional Dilani Rabindran. VFC, whose branding and website were unveiled today, is dedicated to helping South Indian films reach international audiences.

Kuttrame Thandanai: Trailer

M.Manikandan who made a smashing debut with Kaakka Muttai last year is now in the news for his second film, Kuttrame Thandanai which is due for release shortly. Produced by S. Harihara Narayanan, S. Muthu and S. Kaleeswaran, the film is written by Manikandan and Anand Annamalai. Featuring Vidharth in the lead, the rest of the star cast…

“Kaakka Muttai” Gets an Official Marathi Remake in the form of Samit Kakkad’s “Half Ticket”

Last year saw some really interesting films across India being made by debutant directors and M.Manikandan‘s Kaakka Muttai in Tamil certainly is one of the important films in that list. Winner of 2 National Awards and popular in the festival circuit as well, the film produced by Dhanush and Vetrimaaran also went on to do…

The Best of Indian Cinema in 2015: A Perspective

2015 has been an interesting year overall for Indian Cinema, there have been a lot of films across languages which appealed to both the audience and critics alike. Writers and filmmakers seem to have shown their willingness to explore a variety of topics, often surprising people in the process. As for Hindi Cinema it was…

The Best of Tamil Cinema in 2015

2015 was an interesting year for Tamil Cinema with a variety of topics being explored. Some big films didn’t do well, while some small films made impact. Certain stars did well,while some of them didn’t really do well. Here are the films in my opinion which stood a little apart from the rest of the…