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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The 48th Kerala State Film Awards: Complete List of Winners

Earlier today in Thiruvananthapuram the 48th Kerala State Film Awards (for the year 2017) were announced by minister A.K.Balan. Films like Mahesh Narayan‘s Take Off, Lijo Jose Pellissery‘s yet to be released Ee.Ma.Yau, Rahul Riji Nair‘s Ottamuri Velicham & Ranjan Pramod‘s Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu were the major winners at the Kerala State Film Awards bestowed by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy.Continue reading “The 48th Kerala State Film Awards: Complete List of Winners”

Top 30 Malayalam Film Songs of 2017: A Compilation

Despite major rumblings in the Malayalam cinema industry in the form of Dileep’s actress assault case and incidents of online trolling of women actresses highlighting the rampant misogyny in our artistic space, I’d like to believe that it emerged stronger with more and more people debating the patriarchal nature of our cinema. It was, therefore, appropriate that 2017 closed with Aashiq Abu’s ‘Mayaanadhi’ – a film that spoke for a lot of women by giving its heroine agency. However, be cautioned – for every Mahesh Narayanan, Ranjith Shankar and Aashiq Abu creating strong independent woman characters, you also came across the likes of Nithin Renji Panicker (Kasaba) and Omar Lulu (Chunkzz) whose disgustingly trashy films belied the idea that the new generation has a different world view, when it comes to women.Continue reading “Top 30 Malayalam Film Songs of 2017: A Compilation”

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”