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10 hours ago
Documentaries have become more engaging: Anurag Kashyap

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, known for movies like Dev.D and Gangs of Wasseypur, is in awe of documentaries and says they can engage the audience now. The co-owner of production banner Phantom Films is now presenting national award-winning documentary film Katiyabaaz that showcases the problem of power theft in Kanpur. It is set for Aug 22 release. Kashyap b...

28 days ago
Emmy nomination will encourage documentaries: Nisha Pahuja

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Indo-Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja feels the coveted Emmy nomination for her critically acclaimed documentary The World Before Her will encourage and support documentaries in India. The World Before Her has been nominated for an Emmy for outstanding coverage of a current news story. I hope the Emmy nomination encourages more people in India to see the film an...

1 month ago
Now, hit docu-drama 'The World Before Her' releases in Kochi, Surat

Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Running to packed houses in its third week, critically acclaimed documentary The World Before Her by Indo-Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja Friday made its way to two new cities - Kochi and Surat. The World Before Her first released in five cities - Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, kolkata and Pune - across 18 screens. In its second week, it reached Chennai, Hyderabad and Ahm...

2 months ago
'The World Before Her' to release in Chennai, Hyderabad Friday

Chennai, June 11 (IANS) Indo-Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja's critically acclaimed documentary The World Before Her, which recently released in select cities in the country, is making its way to southern cities Chennai and Hyderabad Friday. #TheWorldBeforeHer will release this Friday at Hyderabad (Cinemax Cyberabad) #Chennai (PVR Ampa Skywalk) (sic), Shiladitya Bora, who manages PVR Direct...

2 months ago
'World Before Her' to release in Chennai, Hyderabad Friday

Chennai, June 11 (IANS) Indo-Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja's critically acclaimed documentary, which recently released in select cities in the country, is making its way to southern cities Chennai and Hyderabad Friday. #TheWorldBeforeHer will release this Friday at Hyderabad (Cinemax Cyberabad) #Chennai (PVR Ampa Skywalk) (sic), Shiladitya Bora, who manages PVR Director's Rare, posted on ...

2 months ago
Randeep paired with Sarah Allen in Deepa Mehta's next

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta, who has worked with actors as diverse as Aamir Khan and John Abraham, is now getting ready to direct Randeep Hooda. She has paired him with Canadian actress Sarah Allen in a yet-untitled project. Sarah, who has acted in over two dozen films and television serials, is best known for her vampire's role in TV show Being Human. Talki...

2 months ago
Delhi gang-rape was turning point: Nisha Pahuja on India release

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) India-born Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja, known for her 2012 documentary The World Before Her, was asked to try the Indian market two years ago, but didn't show much excitement then. After the Dec 16 Delhi gang-rape, she was however convinced it is time to show the film to Indian audiences. Over a decade back, she had tried to release a documentary titled Bollywoo...

2 months ago
Anurag Kashyap co-hosts India premiere of 'The World...'

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap joined hands with Women in Film and Television (WIFT) India to host the premiere of the documentary film The World Before Her directed by India-born Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja here. Actresses like Kalki Koechlin, Shilpa Shukla and Nimrat kaur also attended the screening, held May 31 by WIFT India's monthly screening club Cine Corner. <...

3 months ago
'The World...' must be seen across India: Anurag Kashyap

Mumbai, April 23 - Acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is presenting India-born Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja's documentary The World Before Her in India, wishes that the film is watched across the country. There is so much it - says and it is very important that it is seen across the country. I wish it is also dubbed in various languages and seen across the country, Kashyap...

8 months ago
Internet secures future of documentaries: Indo-Canadian filmmaker

New Delhi, Nov 26 - The internet is a boon for short films and documentaries as it serves as a platform to grab more eyeballs, says Indo-Canadian filmmaker Keshhav Panneriy. He feels that the medium has exposed docu-dramas to a bigger commercial market and that the revenue generated through the domain also helps recover costs. The filmmaker, a first generation Indian in Canada, is known for...

9 months ago
India needs theatres to screen independent films: Indo-Canadian filmmaker

Dharamsala, Nov 4 - Independent filmmakers are known worldwide and it's high time they got the right platform at home to showcase their films, says Canadian filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal, who is half-Indian and loves the spiritual aspect of her father's country. I think Indian filmmakers are known around the world, there is no question about that, she said when asked about her take on Indian ...

10 months ago
Indo-Canadian filmmaker to direct Bollywood movie

New Delhi, Oct 1 - Indo-Canadian filmmaker Keshhav Panneriy will soon head to India to make a film, the story of which is penned by US-based author Purnima Mead. The project is likely to feature a leading Bollywood actress. The film's story is based on the struggle of a woman, who dares to dream, and the hardships that she faces in trying to achieve her dream. It also speaks about the way i...

11 months ago
Ladakh film fest gasps, but baby steps continue

Leh, Sep 16 - An international film festival at an altitude of over 11,000 feet in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir region is a bravo attempt, no doubt! The second edition of Ladakh International Film Festival gasped a moderate success despite sickness factor, lack of visibility and understanding of a 'film festival' among locals. Only in its second year, the three-day film extravaganza drew the...

11 months ago
Ladakh film fest gasps, but baby steps continue

Leh, Sep 16 - An international film festival at an altitude of over 11,000 feet in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir region is a bravo attempt, no doubt! The second edition of Ladakh International Film Festival gasped a moderate success despite sickness factor, lack of visibility and understanding of a 'film festival' among locals. Only in its second year, the three-day film extravaganza drew the in...

11 months ago
'OASS' wins best film at LIFF

Leh, Sep 16 - Abhinav Shiv Tiwari's OASS, a movie on human trafficking, was named the best film at the second edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival -. It also won the best screenplay, and Divya Chhetri was awarded the best actress for the same movie. Sewan Sing Yein won the best actor for KO:Yad, for which Manju Patra Borah clinched the best director award at the closing cere...

11 months ago
'OASS' wins best film at LIFF

Leh, Sep 16 - Abhinav Shiv Tiwari's OASS, a movie on human trafficking, was named the best film at the second edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival -. It also won the best screenplay, and Divya Chhetri was awarded the best actress for the same movie. Sewan Sing Yein won the best actor for KO:Yad, for which Manju Patra Borah clinched the best director award at the closing ceremon...

11 months ago
I'm not a feminist messiah: Aparna Sen

Leh, Sep 15 - Acclaimed actress-filmmaker Aparna Sen says she is no feminist messiah and that she doesn't believe that women can only make delicate, women-oriented films which always show the gender in a positive light. When a woman makes a film, I don't know why people think it will be about women only. I am not a feminist messiah that I will only talk about women's issues if I am a wom...

11 months ago
I'm not a feminist messiah: Aparna Sen

Leh, Sep 15 - Acclaimed actress-filmmaker Aparna Sen says she is no feminist messiah and that she doesn't believe that women can only make delicate, women-oriented films which always show the gender in a positive light. When a woman makes a film, I don't know why people think it will be about women only. I am not a feminist messiah that I will only talk about women's issues if I am a woman....

11 months ago
Badshah Khan planted a seed, I watered it: Teri C. McLuhan

Leh, Sep 15 - Teri C. McLuhan, who spent 22 years making a film about Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, whom she initially knew nothing about, says through The Frontier Gandhi - Badshah Khan, a Torch for Peace she has managed to water the seed of a plant sown by the Pashtun freedom fighter to bring about harmony. The Canadian filmmaker's film on the founder of a pacifist movement among Pakhtuns w...

11 months ago
Badshah Khan planted a seed, I watered it: Teri C. McLuhan

Leh, Sep 15 - Teri C. McLuhan, who spent 22 years making a film about Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, whom she initially knew nothing about, says through The Frontier Gandhi - Badshah Khan, a Torch for Peace she has managed to water the seed of a plant sown by the Pashtun freedom fighter to bring about harmony. The Canadian filmmaker's film on the founder of a pacifist movement among Pakhtuns was ...

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