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Q’s latest film Brahman Naman premiered at the recently concluded Sundance Festival. Here’s all the buzz that the film generated at the fest – The fridge, the fish, and the fan!

Brahman Naman

– For Twitch Interview of Q and the cast, click here.

– Guardian has given it a three-star rating. Review is here

– Variety review is here

– Hollywood Reporter review is here

– Review on Twitch Film is here. Calls it a “fantastic facre”

– Netflix scooped up worldwide SVOD rights. Details here

– Interview on Film Companion where Q reveals that the film is really about caste system.

– Pillow Talk with Q and Shashank Arora (they are literally on the bed)

 

We have always tried to spread the good word about various crowd-funded projects through our blog. Here’s one more film which looks interesting and you can contribute to its making. In today’s Fund A Film (FaF) initiative, we are putting the spotlight on Ashvin Kumar’s Noor.

Noor

Director

Ashvin Kumar is the director of Road to Ladakh (Irrfan Khan), The Little Terrorist (Oscar nominated), Dazed in Doon, Inshallah, Football (banned in India), Inshallah, Kashmir (also banned) and now he is planning his next, Noor.

Film

Noor is a story about a teenage girl from Britain trying to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance in Kashmir. Based on true events, it is a story about hope in the middle of a seventy year long conflict, which has left over 100,000 people dead.

It will be a feature length narrative film about the human impact of the crisis in Kashmir. It’s the story of three generations of women who are trapped in one of the world’s forgotten conflicts. All this may sound very dark and serious, but in fact, Noor is filled with light-heartedness and optimism, hope, and the belief in the goodness of the world that informs those teenage years.

Pitch

Target

The makers have less than 30 days from now to reach the target of £74,000.

Information

To know more about the film, the makers, his roadshow in UK, how you can contribute and make a difference, click here.

FB page is here, Twitter is @Noor_movie.

Sairat

Nagraj Manjule stormed into the Marathi film scene with his terrific debut, Fandry. And we, at mFC, have been shouting out about it since we saw it first (here, here and more).

Now, he is ready with his next film, Sairat. And here’s the good news – the film has been selected for Berlin Film Festival where it will have its International Premiere. It will be screened in Generation 14plus section – movies made for teenagers.

Here’s more info on the film, according to fest official release –

The love that binds clever Parshya and beautiful and self-confident Archie is as passionate as it is socially taboo. Breaking away from the narrow-mindedness and violence of convention is the only way out for the young couple. With powerful imagery and epic scope, Nagraj Manjule tells the story of an impossible love.

And here are two teasers for the film:

Chauranga

Bikas Mishra’s debut feature, Chauranga bagged the top prize in India Gold section at last year’s Mumbai Film Festival. Now, the film is all set to release on 8th January, 2016. The makers have released a new trailer of the film. Do have a look.

Trailer :

Cast :

The film stars Sanjay Suri, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Arpita Chatterjee, Soham Maitra, Riddhi Sen, Ena Saha, Anshuman Jha, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Delzad Hiwale and Swatilekha Sengupta.

About the film :

Fourteen-year-old Santu wants to go to school. But his destiny was pre-written in a village that’s steeped deep in caste-hierarchy, oppression and debauchery. Unaware of the consequences, Santu is nurturing defiance and a dangerous infatuation. How far will his defiance take him? What will be the price of his escape?

For more details about the film, its twitter handle is here and FB page is here.

All the details in the pics/documents attached. Do check it out.

 

Tamasha : Post-Screening Q & A With Imtiaz Ali

Posted: November 29, 2015 by moifightclub in bollywood, News, Q & A
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Imtiaz Ali

Imtiaz Ali is one of those rare directors who is not afraid to take questions post-release. And we have always been very happy to take the initiative and make it happen. Thanks to Anurag Kashyap, what started it with Imtiaz’s Rockstar, we have managed to do with many other films. And directors have been very co-operative about it. Now, we are back to another new film by Imtiaz Ali, Tamasha. Going by reviews, FB posts and tweets, seems like this film has polarised people. That’s always interesting for a film.

Navjot Gulati has taken the initiative to get Imtiaz Ali for Tamasha post-screening Q and A. Here are the details –

Venue – PVR Icon, Infinity Mall (which was Cinemax Versova earlier)

Day/Date – Monday (30th November, 2015)

Time – After the 6pm show.

So do book your tickets, and wait after the film is over. For those of you who have already seen the film, or for some reason you can’t come for the screening but want to attend only the Q and A, do tweet to Navjot at the earliest and inform him. He is making the list and will get you in.

Come, we will have fun!

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The Mumbai Film Festival concluded with a closing ceremony on Thursday evening where the winners were announced.

Here’s the list of winners in different categories-

HALF TICKET

Golden Gateway Award for Children’s Feature – OTTAL

The Silver Gateway Award for Children’s Feature – Operation Category

Special mention for Acting – Hetal Gada and Krrish Chhabria

Special Mention for Direction : Morgan Matthews for X + Y

The Golden Gateway for Children’ Short – Dina Velikovskaya for Pro Mamu (About a Mother)

Silver Gateway for Children’ Short: Olga Poliektova and Tatiana Poliektova for My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree

Jury Special Mention for Direction – Mari Sanders for “Daan Durft” (Go Daan Go!)

Excellence in writing in Cinema AWARD – Gaata Rahe Mera Dil” by Balaji Vittal and Anirudha Bhattacharjee

Film for Social Impact Award by Yes Foundation – Jayaraj for OTTAL

Young Critics Choice Award – KAUL

Audience Choice Award – TAXI

DIMENSIONS MUMBAI

The Silver Gateway Dimensions Mumbai Award – THE VOICE Disha Noyonika Rindani

The Golden Gateway Dimensions Mumbai Award – KUNAL Dhruv Saigal

Special Mentions for Dimensions Mumbai – I SHALL BOW Vedanti Chandrakant Dani

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Jury Grand Prize for International Competition – THITHI by Raam Reddy

Silver Gateway Award for International Competition – Heavenly Nomadic by Mirlan Abdykalykov

Golden Gateway Award for International Competition – Volcano by Jayro Bustamante

Special Jury Mention for Achievement in Directing : Cesar Augusto Acevedo, LAND AND SHADE

Special Jury Mention for Achievement in Acting : Maria Telon of VOLCANO | “Mother Juana”

Special Jury Mention for Achievement in Acting : Farzana Nawabi of MINA WALKING | “Mina”

Special Jury Mention for Ensemble : Sleeping Giant Jackson Martin, Reese Moffat, Nick Serino

Special Jury Mention for Achievement in Screenwriting : Chloe Zhao, SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME

INDIA GOLD

Jury Special Prize for India Gold : An Illusion of My Mind/ Mor Mann Ke Bharam by Karma Takapa, Heer Ganjwala and Abhishek Varma

The Silver Gateway Award for India Gold : Haraamkhor by Shlok Sharma

The Golden Gateway Award for India Gold : Chauthi Koot by Gurvinder Singh