The Reluctant Fundamentalist-was realized through a long and arduous journey, full of ups and downs, just like any independent filmmaker in any part of the world would have it. Investors came and disappeared, budgets were slashed and the project fell apart several times.
Mira Nair delivers a masterful film that rides high on the minimal expectations of the audiences and turns each scene into a cruel exercise of meeting as well as challenging these expectations, writes Shekhar Deshpande.
Nair spares no effort in competing with other thrillers in Hollywood and at times, with the help of cinematographer Declan Quinn and editor Shimit Amin, she displays a command that competes with Kathryn Bigelow. There is very little of hers here as a diasporic filmmaker, a label she abhors
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
Mumbai Cha Raja director Manjeet Singh takes his next project Chenu to L’ Atelier of the Cinefondation at Cannes film festival. L’Atelier hand picks projects from all over the world and invites the directors and their producers to meet potential partners during the festival. Manjeet Singh talks about his upcoming project: What was the starting [...]
Thierry Frémaux, the Artistic Director of Cannes film festival, in an EXCLUSIVE interview to Nandita Dutta, voices his thoughts on contemporary Indian cinema and the new crop of Indian directors making waves at Cannes: What was the thought behind inviting India as a guest country this year? India is the third country to be invited after [...]
“Bombay Talkies” marks the boundaries clearly between the star-powered Bollywood and director-driven New Hindi Cinema. It also speaks of the growing influence of the new age directors.
Kamal Swaroop talks about his eccentric way of writing scripts, his book on Dadasaheb Phalke, Om Dar Badar and the lost hope of cinema in digital era.
A detailed conversation with P.K Nair. “Celluloid Man”, a feature documentary on his life releases on May 3