When it comes to the coverage of the 66th Cannes Film Festival starting today, mainstream media outlets’ obsession with celebrities seems to be getting the better of them. Playboy Girl Sherlyn Chopra and Amisha Patel and the likes are being written about with equal enthusiasm (quite often even higher) than the films and people who will actually represent Indian at Cannes 2013.
If Saadat Hasan Manto had been living, he would have been a centenarian, thirty-five years older than the Indian nation he loved deeply and which he did not wish to leave for an unknown land called Pakistan, but had to under tragic circumstances. As Ahmed Rahi, a close friend, said in April 1990 at Lahore in course of a conversation with other friends of Manto: “In my opinion, Manto began to die the day he set foot in Pakistan.”
A journey into the world of the most sought after Independent producer of Mumbai, Guneet Monga
Have a short film ready but don’t know where to send it? DearCinema gives you a lowdown of short film festivals in India where you can submit your short films and win awards:
Kamal Swaroop’s introduction to “Tracing Phalke”, an illustrated book on the father of Indian cinema Dadasahb Phalke. The book releases on May 3rd.
India is the guest country at Cannes in 2013. It is undoubtedly the most eventful year in more than a decade when two films are in the official selection and one each in Critics Week and Directors’ Fortnight. Is 2013 really a special year for India at Cannes?
Three Indian films that premiere at Cannes 2013 have Nawazuddin Siddiqui in prominent roles. Nandita Dutta speaks to the actor and his directors to find out what’s special about the man and his craft ix films in two years at the crème de la crème of film festivals is no mean feat to pull for any actor [...]
Sunanda Bhat’s “Have you seen the Arana” won John Abraham Award recently.
On Charlie Chaplin’s 124th birthday, Dalton writes on the legend’s immortal classic “Modern Times” (1936)
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s documentary film on P.K. Nair, the founder-director of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) premieres at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles on April 14. “You can see a hundred years from now; you can see a certain aspect of life which was there only at the time, on [...]