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The Best of Indian Cinema in 2016: A Perspective

Let me begin by honestly admitting that 2016 was a lukewarm year for Indian Cinema, at least that would be something that I firmly believe in. Be it Bollywood/Hindi cinema or any of the regional language film industries, things were largely subdued for a major part of the year. Be it businesswise or with respect…

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Railway Children: Trailer

Prithvi Konanur‘s Kannada film Railway Children was showcased recently at the Mumbai Film Festival. It is inspired by the real incidences experienced by the NGO Sathi and from the research book “Rescuing Railway Children” by Lalitha Iyer and Malcolm Harper. This film makes an honest attempt to explore the intimate realities of platform survival. The film explores…

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Kirik Party: Trailer

Rishab Shetty and Rakshit Shetty who have worked together on films like Ulidavaru Kandanthe (directed by Rakshit) and Ricky (directed by Rishab), have come together once again with Kirik Party. While the film is directed by Rishab Shetty, Rakshit Shetty has written the film (along with The Seven Odds) and produced it (along with G.S.Guptha).…

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Raam Reddy’s Thithi is selected for all three top categories in the prestigious Asia New Talent Awards in the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival in China

Raam Reddy’s Kannada language directorial debut. Thithi is selected for all the three top categories – Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay – in the prestigious Asia New Talent Awards in the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival held in China from 11-19 June.   Other films nominated in the Best Film Category are One Night Only (China), Hana’s Miso Soup(Japan), Land of the Little People (Israel) and Detective Chinatown (China). Thithi is the only film…

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Thithi: A Quick Review

The Kannada film industry has traveled a long way and always lagged behind its other members of the family (Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu)  in terms of creative quality and commercial success. So when a Kannada movie wins the National award and breaks geographical barriers by winning an award at one of the most elusive festival…