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”

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ Trailer Smartly Turns The Spotlight On Its Spat With The Censor Board

Director Alankrita Shrivastava‘s Lipstick Under My Burkha has been in the news for a while owing to the film’s run-ins with the Censor Board. Like most of their recent objections that have bordered on the absurd, the Censor Board found the film to be ‘too lady oriented’ (their own admission, not ours :)) and hence refused to certify it. Continue reading “‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ Trailer Smartly Turns The Spotlight On Its Spat With The Censor Board”

3 Indian Films are part of the 38th Cairo International Film Festival

The 38th Cairo International Film Festival, the only international competitive feature film festival recognized by the FIAPF in the Arab world and Africa, as well as the oldest in this category (IFFI-Goa is the only Indian film festival that’s approved under the competitive status overally by FIAPF) gets underway from 15th November and culminates on the 24th of November.Continue reading “3 Indian Films are part of the 38th Cairo International Film Festival”

Lipstick Under My Burkha: International Teaser Trailer

lipstick-under-my-burkhaAlankita Shrivastava who had earlier made her debut as writer-director with Turning 30, is now making heads turn with her latest film, Lipstick Under My Burkha. Produced once again by Prakash Jha, the film has music by Zebunissa Bangash while Akshay Singh is the DOP and Charu Shree Roy is the editor. The cast includes Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Vikrant Massey, Shashank Arora. The film is currently having a wonderful film festival run, having been screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival (where it won the Spirit of Asia Award) and the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival (where it won the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality) and is now part of the 38th Cairo International Film Festival as well.Continue reading “Lipstick Under My Burkha: International Teaser Trailer”