Alankita 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”
Directors like Q in India are a rarity. While his brand of cinema is not exactly what would be considered palatable by the movie-going public, if one chooses to partake of that experience, it is quite an illuminating experience. After his controversial debut feature “Gandu” and the psychedelic “Tasher Desh”, when it was announced that his next feature would be a take on the quizzing subculture set in 80s Bangalore, it created some excitement among the Indie film fandom and the trailers that showed up just added to the excitement. The question here is, would this be as huge a shock to the system as Gandu? Or would this be the most accessible of all his works till date.Continue reading “Brahman Naman (2016) Movie Review: Quizzical Days”
Written by Naman Ramachandran and directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee aka Q,Brahman Naman is a forthcoming teenage sex comedy against the background of quizzing. Featuring a relatively unknown cast comprising of Shashank Arora (seen earlier in Titli), Tanmay Dhanania, Vaiswath Shankar, Chaitanya Varad, Sid Mallya, Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy etc, the film has just been screened recently at the Sundance Film Festival. Siddhartha Nuni is the DOP while Manas Mittal is the editor and Iain Cooke has taken care of the music.Continue reading “Brahman Naman: Trailer”
KanuBehl, the co-writer and director of the upcoming YRF-Dibaker Bannerjee co-production TITLI, talked to us about the journey of the film.
With one day left for the release of Titli how are you feeling?
I am very excited. We did not make it for the festivals. Never thought of Cannes. It was always meant for the Indian Audiences. Humari mitti, humare characters, humari kahani… It is all told in a very simple language. I am therefore very curious to see the reactions of the Indian audiences.Continue reading ““I feel jittery whenever Titli is called an indie” – Kanu Behl”
Besides producing Titli along with Dibakar Banerjee Productions, Aditya Chopra, the head honcho of Yash Raj Films has also given the tagline to the film – ‘ har family, family nahi hoti.’The co-producer Dibakar Banerjee reveals, “We were all struggling to find a befitting tagline for the poster. But nothing good was coming out. I was feeling a bit stuck when Adi very casually came up with this line and I realized that he just gave me the tagline. It came out very naturally from him” Continue reading “Aditya Chopra gave the tagline for his upcoming next Titli”
Kanu Behl who has been working with Dibakar Banerjee for a while has turned filmmaker with Titli, a film being produced by Dibakar and YRF. The film has been in the news of late, having been selected for the prestigious Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Written by Kanu Behl and Sharat Katariya, Titli has music by Sneha Khanwalkar while Siddharth Diwan is the DOP and Namrata Rao is the editor. Titli features Ranvir Shorey, Shashank Arora, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Amit Sial, Prashant Singh, Lalit Behl etc.Continue reading “Titli: Trailer”