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Madhur Bhandarkar to represent India at BRICS filmfest in China

Madhur Bhandarkar to represent India at BRICS filmfest in China

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) National award winning Madhur Bhandarkar will represent India at the upcoming BRICS Film Festival, to be held in China this June, trade sources said.
The sources said five filmmakers from India, China, Russia, Brazil and South Africa are coming together to make five, 18-minute shorts on the theme, ‘Where has the time gone?’, that will be screened as a full length feature film.
The festival aims to offer a platform to members of film industries from the above countries to explore areas of cooperation in cinema, culture and cuisine.
Bhandarkar will represent India, alongside globally-acclaimed filmmakers like Brazilian maker Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries fame), Chinese Director-Screenwriter Jia Zhangke, Russian filmmaker Aleksey Fedorchenko and South African filmmaker Jahmil XT Qubeka.
Chinese Director Jia Zhangke will work as executive producer to put all 5 short films on the same theme, together to make a feature film that will release in China in September followed by other countries.
On being chosen to represent India, Bhandarkar said, 'I am excited about being a part of a project with senior filmmakers whose work I have revered.
' He is currently working on the script for his short film .
The theme this year ‘Where has the time gone’ talks about the hurried and busy lifestyle that the current generation has and how there is no time for family and friends the way it used to be when there were no gadgets.


'Newton' is extra special: Rajkummar Rao

By Sanya Pandey


New Delhi, Sept 19 (UNI) He has established a niche for himself in the film industry with powerful performances in films like 'Aligarh', 'Citylights', 'Trapped' and, more recently, 'Bareilly Ki Barfi ', National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao says his upcoming movie 'Newton' is a special film.


PVR introduces a home grown big screen format for a truly enigmatic movie experience

Kolkata, Sep 19 (UNI) Keeping the legacy of innovation moving, PVR Cinemas, the largest film exhibitor in the country has unveiled their new sub-brand, P[XL] - PVR’s home grown big movie screen format known as Premium Extra Large at Mani Square in the city.


TV Prog: 'O Darling Yeh Hai India!' on DD National tomorrow

New Delhi, Sept 18 (UNI) The 1995 musical parody 'Oh Darling, Yeh Hai India!', starring Shah Rukh Khan, will charm viewers on the small screen tomorrow.


42nd TIFF concludes, India-linked films win two prizes

Toronto, Sep 18 (UNI) In the 11-day 42nd Toronto Film Festival (TIFF), which registered an audience of 470,000 people and concluded today with the screening of the People's Choice Award winner 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missourie', two India-linked films won the top prizes for documentary movies.


Ram Gopal Varma to produce biopic titled 'Lakshmi's NTR'

Vijayawada, Sep 18 (UNI) Popular film director Ram Gopal Varma has all set to produce one more controversial film, the biopic of former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party Founder N T Rama Rao, titled “Lakshmi” s NTR”.

DEPwD, DFF to organise Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran

DEPwD, DFF to organise Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran

New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is organising ‘Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran-2017’ in association with Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.