Archive for the ‘Interview’ Category

Sin Nombre, True Detective, Beasts Of No Nation – These three titles on a cv are enough to impress anyone, even the ones who are difficult to please. Thanks to Mumbai Film Festival, filmmaker Cary Fukunaga is one of the guests at the fest this year. Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar was in conversation with him. We are hoping that the video will be out soon. Till then here are some interesting notes from the session of CARYFUCKYEAH! (the way we like to say it)

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Remember the saying, you never get a second chance to make the first impression. Well, that’s true for films too. If you can score well in your first film, that’s like a dream run. Also, because the journey to the first film is always the most difficult.

Cpe5yXbW8AATCbaOne of our favourite books on cinema is My First Movie. Do read it if you haven’t. There is a desi version too – Directors’ Diaries: The Road to Their First Film. We haven’t read it though. If anyone has, do let us know.

Film critic Anupama Chopra has started a new segment on similar lines – My First Film, for her web show, Film Companion. And the first guest is RajKumar Hirani who talks about the making of Munnabhai MBBS. The film was both critically and commercially blockbuster.

Do watch.

 

 

 

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)

 

It’s always a great pleasure to hear the great directors. But it’s a pity that in our country we don’t have too many such events where one gets to hear the directors. And even if it happens, one hardly records the conversation.

At this year’s London Indian Film Festival, filmmaker Mani Ratnam was in conversation with director Peter Webber. And thankfully, they have recorded it too. So here’s the VOTD.

It’s one of the most awaited films of the year. And in an interesting promotional strategy, the makers of ‘Titli’ have roped in Anurag Kashyap to introduce the cast and crew of the film. The first video has Kashyap and Dibakar taking about the state of our films, their careers, and producing films. In the second video, Kanu joins them. And then the cast and crew talk about making the film in different videos. Do watch.

 

Labour of Love Poster #2-0

Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s debut feature “Labour Of Love” (Asha Jaoar Majhe) has been doing the fest rounds for quite some time. It premiered at Venice Days, an independent section at the Venice Film Festival which is promoted by the Italian Association of Filmmakers and authors. And recently, it picked up 2 National Awards too – Indira Gandhi Award for Best Film by a Debut Director and for Best Sound Designer.

The film is getting a limited release via PVR Directors Rare. It will release in Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore on 26th June, 2015. The film is without any dialogues. Aditya Vikram not only directed the film but he also wrote, shot and edited it. Woah!

It features Ritwick Chakraborty and Basabdutta Chatterjee in lead roles.

Watch its trailer.

And here is the official synopsis :

Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour Of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiraling recession. They are married to a cycle of work and domestic routine, and long stretches of waiting in the silence of an empty house. They share each others solitude in pursuit of a distant dream that visits them briefly every morning.

Click here to read an interview of the director on the film’s making.

This is bit old news. But since people are still discovering Kangana Ranaut’s latest interviews, am posting it here. I saw her interview with Anupama Chopra, and then the one with Rajeev Masand. In both the interviews, she comes across as smart, candid, funny, and articulate. Honest confessions on life, films, career choices, Bollywood, National Awards, and more. Rare qualities in a bollywood star.

Watch it if you haven’t.

Dear Kangana, whatever you are drinking, please distribute it to your fellow actors too.

Anupama Chopra’s interview

Rajeev Masand’s interview