Director Onir’s latest film Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz is quite a deviation from his previous works which mostly took a serious look at everyday issues and the people affected by these. The film is a romantic drama which revolves around Archi or Archana (Geetanjali Thapa) as she is fondly called in the film. She makes a living creating internet memes and is addicted to a late-night radio show that is hosted by RJ Alfaz(debutant Zain Khan Durrani). The show sees RJ Alfaz narrating tales of love and longing in a very poetic or a shayarana style. A chance meeting and a host of WhatsApp messages lead them to meeting and eventually falling for each other. However, the path to their unison is not as easy as it seems.
The film which released yesterday to glowing reviews also marks the debut of it’s lead actor Zain Khan Durrani. We recently spoke to the actor about the film, his role and more.
Newton is a strong contender to be India’s entry to Oscars, as it has the best festival run and also it is one of the best reviewed Indian films this year. It premiered in Berlin, where it won an award (The CICAE Art Cinema). The North America premiere was in competition at Tribeca. The other festivals it has traveled to include, Hong Kong (Young Cinema award), Buenos Aires, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Zurich, etc and counting.Continue reading “Newton Movie Review: A Relevant Tale of our Times”
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”