Repentance

Free Film Screenings in July!

A list of the best free film screenings in Mumbai in the month of July listed as per the venues. If we have missed out on any screening feel free to point out. Alliance Francaise 40, Theosophy Hall, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020 022 2203 5993 Hannah Arendt de Margarethe Von Trotta, (113′) A…

June film screenings

June Film Screenings (Mumbai)

Here is a list of free film screenings in Mumbai which we feel you shouldn’t give a miss: 2nd June Place Matterden CFC Time: 7pm Jacquot de Nantes, by Agnès Varda (118’) Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser.…

KASHISH 2015 Jury

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2015

Noted filmmakers Anubhav Sinha and Chitra Palekar, national award winning filmmaker and actor Amir Bashir, actor Meghna Malik, columnist Malavika Sangghvi and festival director Sridhar Rangayan on Wednesday announced the sixth edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival – South Asia’s biggest and India’s only mainstream LGBT film festival. The festival – that will screen…

Bombay Velvet Poster

Bombay Velvet: A Quick Review

If you give Anurag Kashyap Rs. 20 Cr and 100 characters he makes a critically acclaimed film. And if you give him Rs. 100 Cr and 20 characters he makes a critically maligned film. But that doesn’t mean that he makes a bad film. Its just that the standards set by him are so high,…

Bombay Velvet

Bombay Velvet: Worth To Be A Big-Shot?

“Apan ko jo bhi mangta hai, sab log bolte hai apan ke aukat ke bahar hai. Apan ko apan ka aukat badalne ka hai.” This was what Anurag Kashyap might have been going through inside his head, before making this multi-starrer blockbuster. And oh well, was it able to gain that aukat? Set in a…

Amphitheatre

Kiran Rao to head NFDC’s unique film centre “FILMBAY”

Filmmaker Kiran Rao will spearhead a new and unique film centre in Mumbai “FilmBay”, a National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) initiative to be launched by the end of this year. The “FilmBay” will provide an alternative, exhibition space for independent and art-house cinema and documentaries that may never get a traditional commercial Bollywood release. Kiran…

queen

Bollywood in 2014: The Women Have it

What does the quintessential Bollywood heroine do? Other than wear skimpy clothes, dance to crazy songs with cheap lyrics and play the damsel in distress perpetually waiting for her knight in shining armor you mean? Pretty much nothing. This fact has not changed for the last 100 years of Hindi cinema’s existence. Barring the stray…