Jio MAMI 2015 Diaries Days 1 & 2

As every year, it’s the time of the year when film lovers across Mumbai rejoice, thanks to MAMI. This year we were looking forward to MAMI, with enthusiasm as Jio MAMI 2015 was supposed to get bigger and better. As usual our authors who attended MAMI share their thoughts about the movies they watched.

Here’s an account of the movies watched during days 1 & 2 of the festival.
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Drishyam-Sundance Screenwriters Lab,2016 Calls for Submissions For Their Second Edition

Drishyam Films, in partnership with the Sundance Institute, USA, is organising the Drishyam-Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2016 to be held in Jodhpur, Rajasthan in March, 2016.

The Lab is inviting applications as a part of its Open Submission Process. The deadline for submission of scripts is November 10, 2015.Continue reading “Drishyam-Sundance Screenwriters Lab,2016 Calls for Submissions For Their Second Edition”

Umrika Movie Trailer

Umrika posterUmrika, second feature of Prashant Nair who first made Delhi in A Day, won the  audience award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the Sundance film festival this year. The film is about a young man from a village who lands up in Mumbai in search of his elder brother who supposedly went to America but was never heard from again after his departure. Suraj Sharma of Life of Pi fame plays the lead role in the film which also stars Tony Revelori, the bell boy from The Grand Budapest Hotel, amongst others.Continue reading “Umrika Movie Trailer”

Neeraj Ghaywan’s “Masaan” produced by Manish Mundra bags two top awards at Cannes, 2015

Manish Mundra’s Masaan directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2015, won two awards– FIPRESCI, International Jury of Film Critics prize and Promising Future prize in the Un Certain Regard section.

The film, starring Richa Chadda, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi in the lead roles, received a five-minute-long standing ovation after the first screening at the festival. Continue reading “Neeraj Ghaywan’s “Masaan” produced by Manish Mundra bags two top awards at Cannes, 2015”