Brahman Naman: Trailer

Brahman Naman Still 2Written 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”

Top 10 Bollywood Films of 2015

Let me start the post with the disclaimer that I haven’t seen some of the acclaimed films of 2015. The most prominent ones among them are Titli, Manjhi, Drishyam,Maragarita with a Straw and Court (though I am told that the last one is mostly in Marathi). On the other hand, I have purposefully kept BAAHUBALI away from this list because the Hindi version is primarily a dubbed one. So, my post may suffer from the problem of exclusion. At the same time, it’s a highly personal choice and in no way reflects the true merit of any film.Continue reading “Top 10 Bollywood Films of 2015”

Bollywood Movies 2015: The Year End List

2015 was arguably a good year for Hindi Cinema. Though there might not have been any landmark movies, but there were many brave attempts and I am sure a few of them will live long enough to be discussed on forums like these.One can never possibly compile the year’s best list. A movie, like love, is an extremely subjective experience. So I won’t say this is my list of year’s best films,but rather list of 10 films that engaged me sufficiently and a few of them left an impact deep enough to mull over them for days in a row.Continue reading “Bollywood Movies 2015: The Year End List”

“I feel jittery whenever Titli is called an indie” – Kanu Behl

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”

“The content of Titli is so strong that it doesn’t need me, I need Titli” Anurag Kashyap

“The content of Titli is so strong that it doesn’t need me, I need Titli” said Anurag Kashyap at the launch of the special web interviews-  ‘Anurag Kashyap Meets the ‘Titli’ family’ released on the digital platforms.Producer Dibakar Banerjee, first time director-writer Kanu Behl, the cast, Ranvir Shorey, newcomers, Shashank Arora and Shivani Raghuvanshi, Amit Sial , and Lalit Behl were present at the launch held at  YRF Studios on Friday, October 16th.On being asked about promoting Titli Anurag said, “I have seen Titli many times and it engages me every time. It is not a parallel film. Titli is an impactful film, which people are going to see soon.”Continue reading ““The content of Titli is so strong that it doesn’t need me, I need Titli” Anurag Kashyap”

Aditya Chopra gave the tagline for his upcoming next Titli

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”

NFDC Film Bazaar 2015 calls for entries for Work-in-Progress Lab and Viewing Room

NFDC Film Bazaar 2015 is calling for entries for the Work-in-Progress (WIP) Lab and the Viewing Room (VR). This year, the Film Bazaar will be held from November 20-24, 2015 at the Goa Marriott Resort, alongside the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2015.

Films previously in the Work-in-Progress Labs at Film Bazaar have had their world premieres at leading international films festivals, often winning awards as well as enjoying successful theatrical runs.Continue reading “NFDC Film Bazaar 2015 calls for entries for Work-in-Progress Lab and Viewing Room”

Titli Releasing On 16th October 2015

After shocking and amazing a worldwide audience and winning several accolades and awards at festivals, Kanu Behl’s directorial debut Titli, produced by Dibakar Banerjee and Yash Raj Films will release in India on October 16, 2015.

Titli received rave reviews when it first screened at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival where it was the official selection in the Un Certain Regard section, and has since then travelled to 22 international film festivals, winning 8 awards and has opened to immense box office success in France and Germany. And now Titli is all set to hit the Indian theatres this October!Continue reading “Titli Releasing On 16th October 2015”

Film Bazaar Co-Production Market 2015: Call For Entries

Co-Production Market 2015 officially announces call for submissions from filmmakers with compelling South Asian stories seeking co-production, financial and artistic support from attending co-producers, sales agents, distributors and financiers from the world over. We begin accepting entries from 19 June 2015, submissions close on 31 July.

20 remarkable South Asian stories will be selected this year. Projects get to pitch their film to the Indian and international film community that attends Film Bazaar with a focus on fiction features. Continue reading “Film Bazaar Co-Production Market 2015: Call For Entries”