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Payal Kapadia wins Best Documentary Award in Cannes


Mumbai-based filmmaker Payal Kapadia has bagged the Oeil d'or (Golden Eye) award for Best Documentary for her film "A Night of Knowing Nothing" at Cannes Film Festival. "A Night of Knowing Nothing" has emerged the winner in a list of 28 documentaries submitted from around the world. The announcement was made through the Twitter account of...

Cannes: ‘Titane’ wins prestigious Palme d’Or award


The prestigious Cannes Film Festival has culminated and the highlight of the event was French director Julia Ducournau's film "Titane" winning the most prestigious award of the festival - Palme d'Or. The French and Belgian co-production tells the tale of a young female killer who indulges in sexual activity with cars after surviving a traumatic...

The three Sens for 3 generations of film aficionados


Suchitra, Aparna and Nandana have left their major marks in the history of Bengali as well as Indian  cinema. By Basab Dasgupta   I was recently reading about a book titled “The Three Khans – And the Emergence of New India” written by journalist and author Kaveree Bamzai.  It details the emergence of three superstars of Bollywood...

Nawazuddin in Kangana’s production ‘Tiku Weds Sheru’


Nawazuddin Siddiqui will star in Kangana Ranaut's upcoming production "Tiku Weds Sheru", according to an announcement on the verified Instagram account of the actress' production house, Manikarnika Films. "The best actor of our generation joins team Tiku Weds Sheru… We are privileged to have found our Lion #TikuwedsSheru. Filming begins soon," ran the announcement caption...

I wanted to see Yashpal’s reaction to ’83’: Jatin Sarna


Intro: Actor Jatin Sarna plays Yashpal Sharma in the upcoming Kabir Khan directorial “83” By Jatin Sarna I met Yashpal sir for the first time in Dharamshala, I recall clearly. I was sitting in a restaurant with glass walls and he was sitting outdoors having dinner. It was my turn to know about Yashpal sir and when...

Indian cinema business takes a beating courtesy OTT


By Vinod Mirani Films were mainly made to entertain. Of course, some films catered to religious sentiments and some others to patriotic fervor. A rare few were also made to provide edge-of-the-seat thrills, the horror kind. Filmmaking was never and is still not a social service. Big money is at stake in every film and, hence,...

Ray: Uneven, but worth a binge


It's compulsively dark for most parts, often strangely so, the way Satyajit Ray's oeuvre rarely was. Ray had a way of serving the sombre in layers, with simplistic emotions often acting as masks for deeper subtexts. "Ray" makes for a good watch, although the series could seem erratic along the way. The show starts on...

How OTT and music videos hijacked B-Town stardom


By Vinayak Chakravorty New Delhi: The most exciting screen sensation over the past 12 months has been Pratik Gandhi, about whom most of India hadn't heard of before OTT gave us "Scam 1992". And, if you care about Bollywood, your most embarrassing experience over roughly the same period would be a tie between watching "Radhe"...

Superman, Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner dies


Filmmaker Richard Donner, who helped create the modern superhero blockbuster with 1978’s Superman and mastered the buddy comedy with the Lethal Weapon franchise, has died. He was 91. Richard gained fame with his first feature, 1976’s The Omen. A then-unheard-of offer followed: $1 million to direct 1978’s Superman. Richard channeled his love of the character...