The “417 Miles” Diary

When Mainak and I met in the summer of 2014 for one of our casual lunches, I arrived at the little hole-in-the-wall Nepali joint with the biggest question on my mind: will I eat the aloo-puri or the mixed vegetable curry with rice? Both were so damn delicious, it was always tough to choose one over the other. Moreover, those were the only two vegetarian dishes, so not like I had much choice. It was still a puzzling one though. When I left the little hole-in-the-wall Nepali joint, however, I had an even bigger question on my mind: what the hell’s wrong with Mainak, and why does he want to make a movie about two people talking to each other in a car about life?Continue reading “The “417 Miles” Diary”

Jio MAMI’s 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star Announces the “Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema”

Jio MAMI’s 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star

Announces the

“Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema”

 Now Open to both English and Hindi writers

 

To recognize quality writing on cinema, Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star announces the Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema. In the second year of the award it is being opened to Hindi writers as well. Continue reading “Jio MAMI’s 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star Announces the “Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema””

Jio MAMI 2015 Diaries Day 3 & 4

We continue the coverage of Jio MAMI 2015 and given below is a roundup of films watched by the MAM team on days 3 & 4.

(for days 1 & day 2,check here)Continue reading “Jio MAMI 2015 Diaries Day 3 & 4”

Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India Concludes,Winners in the Competitive Categores Announced

The 7 – Day event from October 29th to November 5th, 2015, screened over 200 films from 58 countries across the world and

witnessed a staggering turnout of over 7000 delegates which is a record turnout for the festival in the last 16 years.

 

India’s biggest Film Festival Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India, drew to a close onThursday, 5th November, 2015 at the Taj Land’s end, Bandra. World-renowned filmmakers, talent and Bollywood stars walked the red carpet to celebrate the end of Mumbai’s very own film festival.Continue reading “Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India Concludes,Winners in the Competitive Categores Announced”

Jio MAMI 2015 Diaries Days 1 & 2

As every year, it’s the time of the year when film lovers across Mumbai rejoice, thanks to MAMI. This year we were looking forward to MAMI, with enthusiasm as Jio MAMI 2015 was supposed to get bigger and better. As usual our authors who attended MAMI share their thoughts about the movies they watched.

Here’s an account of the movies watched during days 1 & 2 of the festival.
Continue reading “Jio MAMI 2015 Diaries Days 1 & 2”

Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 2

This one has been long overdue. I had met Anupama Chopra in the first week of June and published the first half of the interview in the first half of July. However, thanks to writing work related to Masaan promotions on MAM and the post production of my web-series, the second half got inordinately delayed. When in mid-September I finally could take out time to transcribe the interview, I decided to hold it off till MAMI, for what better occasion is there to write about the festival director of arguably India’s biggest film festival.Continue reading “Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 2”

The team of Mr. India to unite for the first time at the Jio MAMI Movie Mela With Star India

Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Aftab Shivdasani and a host of other cast and crew members from the film

to come together and share their experience of making the film with movie lovers at Mehboob Studio on Saturday, 31st Oct

 

This year, the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival With Star India introduces the Movie Mela – a one-day celebration of cinema.  On Saturday, October 31st, when delegates of the festival walk into Mehboob Studio, they will enter a different world – a world of movie characters, movie merchandising and above all, movie conversations.Continue reading “The team of Mr. India to unite for the first time at the Jio MAMI Movie Mela With Star India”

17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with STAR India Announces its Stellar Program Line-Up

Festival will have several ‘firsts’ – New sections, Special Screenings and Workshops

Over 190 films to be screened in Feature-Documentary-Short Film Categories 

MRS NITA AMBANI ANNOUNCED AS CO-CHAIR OF THE MAMI BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Members of the Board of Trustees Unveiled the New Jio MAMI Trophy Created by a Designer whose jewellery is worn by the most elegant and beautiful women around the World – Nirav Modi 

With less than a month to go for the 17th edition of India’s biggest film festival, the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival in association with the STAR Network, announced its stellar program line-up. The line-up included new programming sections being introduced this year, special screenings and events.  The 17th edition of the festival will take place from October 29th to November 5th in Mumbai. The festival’s presenting sponsor is Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) — and STAR India is the Associate Sponsor Partner.

Mrs Nita M. Ambani, Founder & Chairperson, Reliance Foundation was announced as Co-Chair, Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI).Continue reading “17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with STAR India Announces its Stellar Program Line-Up”

The 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival: Director Ava DuVernay to Head the International Competition Jury

Ava DuVernay will head the International Competition jury at the upcoming  17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival to be held in Mumbai from October 29th to November 5th, 2015.

Ava DuVernay is the filmmaker behind SELMA, which chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership in the historic 1965 voting rights campaign. The critically acclaimed American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, for the film.Continue reading “The 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival: Director Ava DuVernay to Head the International Competition Jury”