65th National Film Awards (2018): List of Winners

The 65th National Film Awards for Indian Cinema of 2017 have been announced earlier today.The awards will be distributed in early May this year. Given below is the list of winners-

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Parched Movie Review: The Girls Can Have all the Fun !

Just last week we had a movie about what 3 women go through after a fateful night. The women stayed in the capital city & were independent, educated and stood up to men. A week later, we have Leena Yadav’s Parched. A film that is set in rural Rajasthan, and is about 3 women who are uneducated, stubbed by men & society and are liberated only by their imagination.Continue reading “Parched Movie Review: The Girls Can Have all the Fun !”

Children of War Movie Review: A Disturbing Tale of Socio-Political Relevance

Children of War 2014Man likes to re-visit history from time to time for various reasons and a filmmaker also follows this diktat on and off. I for one have always had a fascination for history as I believe we have a natural curiosity to know more about what happened to us in the past, maybe somewhere among the tales from the past there could be a lesson or two that we could keep in mind for the future. Post the partition of India in 1947 and the subsequent creation of Pakistan, the two neighbouring countries have been at odds on various occasions, leading to wars both formally and covertly. But in 1971 the phenomena observed was an exception, India went to war with Pakistan once again (after 1965) but this time the cause being something that was never a direct bone of contention between the 2 Nations. Bangladesh or East Pakistan as it was earlier known as, was fighting its War of Liberation with Pakistan and the Pakistani regime in an unprecedented shameful act of terror went on to unleash a mass genocide. Nearly 3 million people were reportedly killed and about 4 lakh women raped, in a totally barbaric act. India’s support to the Bangladeshi liberation movement, led to a direct war with Pakistan, but also enabled the creation of Bangladesh by the end of 1971.Continue reading “Children of War Movie Review: A Disturbing Tale of Socio-Political Relevance”

The Bastard Child: Trailer

The Bastard Child-Pawan MalhotraBased in rural Bangladesh in 1971, The Bastard Child is a film which dares to talk about a brutal but apparently true incident that was horrifyingly gruesome. Directed by Mrityunjay Devvrat and produced by Soumya Joshi Devvrat, The Bastard Child tries to tread down a path that not many have actually tried to attempt. Continue reading “The Bastard Child: Trailer”