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A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureSaawan, directed by Farhan Alam, won the coveted All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) Golden Frame Awards for the best feature film. The movie shot in Pakistan was produced by USA-based Kalakar Films.While The Loudest Silence from Brazil, helmed by Marccela Moreno, was adjudged as the best student short film. In Return: Just A Book from India, filmed by Shiny Jacob Benjamin, was declared as the best documentary. National award winner Surabhi Lakshmi earned honourable mention for her performance in the movie Minnaminungu, directed by Anil Thomas. The award comprising of cash prize, a certificate and a trophy were distributed ...
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  December 11, 2017, 6:21 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureOne of Hollywood's most well-known and best loved power couples, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, sadly announced their separationearlier this year through a joint statement on social media. After 9 long years together, the couple have cited irreconcilable differences for the split.If you are unfamiliar with the pair, you will recognize Pratt from his roles in Jurassic World and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, while Faris has become something of a household name in long running sitcom, Mom. When announcing their split, the statement read: "We tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed," something that seems to have tugged on many of their fans ...
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  December 11, 2017, 5:56 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureVikrant Massey is a gifted actor, a truly special acting talent produced by Indian cinema in recent times. 2017 has been a special year for the actor. Until recently Massey was mostly playing supporting characters but it all changed with Konkana Sen Sharma's A Death in the Gunj. It has certainly proved to be a breakthrough film for Massey. A Death in the Gunj was followed by Lipstick Under My Burkha. Amidst a bunch of one dimensional male character, Massey's was the only character with layers. And now he has starred in an engaging web series titled 'Rise' which revolves around an average professional, faced with something he is not prepared for. ...
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  December 10, 2017, 1:22 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Fukrey Returns, directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, is the sequel to 2013 film Fukrey. Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under the banner of Excel Entertainment, Fukrey Returns comes across as quite a funny movie, and, so, yes, it does indeed get the job done. Like with most films of its ilk, the premise is utterly ludicrous and so you better be prepared for whatever that gets thrown at you. Needless to say, the film is laden with cliches and gimmicks. The movie also has very many moments of magic realism. The film is shot in Delhi NCR and those f...
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  December 7, 2017, 11:31 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBy Murtaza Ali KhanAfter attending the press show of the Soham Rockstar Entertainment produced film Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, I had posted a review of the film, sharing my thoughts about it, on my Facebook timeline (along with the link to the movie's official page on IMDb.Com). I re-posted the review some days later on my timeline again as I thought the movie touched upon the important issue of woman liberation and so it needed to reach a larger audience (interestingly, the same was posted on Twitter but there is received a re-tweet from the film's official handle). Few weeks later, I received a notice from Facebook that Soham Rockstar Entertainment has raised a...
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  December 7, 2017, 3:13 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureIn the recent past, Bookmyshow has gained much popularity thanks to the exclusive Bookmyshow offers. Bookmyshow is an amazing application that lets you book your show tickets, be it movies, events, matches, etc. The long and exciting journey of Bookmyshow began in the year 1999 which makes them 18 years old in this industry. The idea of this online ticketing business plan was planted in South Africa while the three long-time friends - Ashish Hemrajani, Parikshit Dar, and Rajesh Balpande were out for a vacation. Ashish Hemrajani even had to quit his settled job at JWT to pursue his passion. He used to keenly observe people who waited in the long queues and at ti...
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  December 4, 2017, 10:22 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali Khan'Love, Bites' is a short film directed by filmmaker-trainer Ajay Govind whose debut feature film as a writer-director 'After the Third Bell' released in theatres across 8 cities in 2014. He subsequently line produced Shab, directed by Onir. Love, Bites - a romantic drama about an artist named Karthik and a scientist named Meghna - stars Satyajeet Dubey and Harleen Sethi in the lead roles. Produced under the banner of Sisyphus Rocks Films, 'Love, Bites' costars Ajay Shankar, Surbhi Pathania, and Aparajita Dey. The theme central to 'Love, Bites' is not love or lust but masculine jealousy. Here's a theme that's as old as humanity itself...
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  December 3, 2017, 5:01 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureDivya Khosla Kumar who will be soon seen in T-Series first ever short film that will be released digitally on 7th Dec had a very funny encounter during the shoot of BULBUL.While shooting for a scene in Mumbai, Divya was in the character of a sardar which ended her up in a fix. During the break, Divya ended up using a school’s restroom where the crew was shooting. A few ladies there mistook her for a man and started yelling at Divya for entering the wrong room. A female crew member had to convince them about the character disguise. Divya laughingly speaks about the situation which made the entire crew laugh for the entire time on set. She says, “It was a hil...
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  December 2, 2017, 10:31 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Firangi is the much-anticipated period drama film starring comedian Kapil Sharma. Produced under the banner of Sharma’s K9 Films, Firangi is co-written and directed by Rajiev Dhingra who previously directed a Punjabi film called Love Punjab (2016). Set in the 1920s India, Firangi costars Ishita Dutta, Monica Gill, Edward Sonnenblick, Kumud Mishra, Aanjjan Srivastav, and Inaamulhaq. Firangi presents the story of a young man named Manga who falls in love with a girl named Sargi belonging to a neighboring village. But, Manga is uneducated and unemployed and so he must first prove his worth to ...
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  December 2, 2017, 12:12 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureCanadian stage and film director, writer and producer Atom Egoyan hosted a special Master Class on Day 8 at the 48th International Film Festival of India.Atom Egoyan is one of Canada’s most celebrated directors and was knighted by the French government and is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour. While his film Exotica, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes’94, was his first international breakthrough, The Sweet Hereafter, his most critically acclaimed film, received two Academy Award nominations. His other films Where the Truth Lies, Adoration and The Captive have all competed for the Palme d’Or in Cannes.Exotica ...
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  November 29, 2017, 6:45 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA hero is only as good as his/her sworn enemy. Who doesn’t love a good baddie to give you a jolt of fear? So, when they confront their match in your favorite hero, the ride only gets more thrilling. There’s immense satisfaction in justice being served to the bad guys, complete with stealthy scheming, ammunition and, at times, humor. With ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ streaming right now, there could be no better time to take a look at all the times justice has been meted out on popular Netflix shows.The Punisher‘The Punisher’ gives you a glimpse into a justice system that’s swifter than any other in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Frank Castle doesn’...
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  November 28, 2017, 10:25 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureNetflix Inc., the world's leading internet entertainment service, today announced a new film from India, Love Per Square Foot. The film is the first mainstream production from India to be exclusively available to more than 109 million Netflix members in 190 countries simultaneously. With this release, RSVP is the first Indian production company to pioneer the distribution of a key title exclusively via streaming, enabling a global audience of entertainment enthusiasts on Netflix to enjoy the movie on the day of its launch.Produced by Bollywood veteran Ronnie Screwvala’s new production company RSVP, Love Per Square Foot is a quirky romantic come...
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  November 27, 2017, 10:45 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureHere is the teaser of Sony Pictures Networks Productions next starring Diljit Dosanjh essaying the role of hockey legend Sandeep Singh. Directed by Shaad Ali, this is Diljit’s first Hindi film as a lead actor. The film is produced by SPNP, Chitrangda Singh and Deepak Singh.Diljit Dosanjh ( the actor you know),  Sandeep Singh ( the sportsman you don’t know). This time, don’t let this story pass. First look revealing soon.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SonyPicturesNetworksProductions/Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonypicsprodnsReaders, please feel free to share your opinion by leaving your comments. As always your valuable though...
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  November 27, 2017, 9:41 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Kadvi Hawa is the latest offering from Nila Madhab Panda—the acclaimed director of the 2011 National Award-winning children’s film I Am Kalam. This time around, Panda has chosen the all important subject of climate change. Written by Nitin Dixit, Kadvi Hawa stars Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tillotama Shome, Bhupesh Singh, and Ekta Sawant. The film got a special mention at the 64th National Awards and was screened at the 48th IFFI as part of the Indian Panorama Section. In Kadvi Hawa, director Nila Madhab Panda mainly relies on two characters—a blind old man essayed by Sanjay Mish...
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  November 27, 2017, 12:05 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic Reviews Murder on the Orient Express is the latest rendition of Agatha Christie’s 1934 classic detective novel of the same name that has previously been adapted thrice—Sidney Lumet’s 1974 film, Stephen Harrigan’s 2001 TV film, and a 2010 episode of the British television series titled Agatha Chistie’s Poirot. The latest adaptation, based on a screenplay by Michael Green, is directed by Kenneth Branagh who also essays the part of Christie’s iconic sleuth Hercule Poirot. The film co-stars the likes of Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley...
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  November 26, 2017, 1:03 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAfghan-American creative producer/entrepreneur Mithaq Kazimi is among 14 personalities selected to showcase innovative projects that merge technology and media at the 2017 Tech Media Startup Exhibition in Goa.The exhibition is organized by the prestigious International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in conjunction with National Institution for Transforming India. Mithaq Kazimi, alongside other 13 budding entrepreneurs, has been selected after a competitive process between startups with innovative solutions in AR, VR, Gaming, AI, Robotics, and IoT space.Mithaq Kazimi came to India in 2015 to co-launch World Is One News (WION) for Zee Network, heading distribution...
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  November 25, 2017, 8:52 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureDay 5 of IFFI Goa 2017 was off to a great start with a master class on Virtual Reality (VR) conducted by the visionary Anand Gandhi, who heads the avant-garde Memesys Culture Lab featuring filmmakers, writers, philosophers and other creators of world class VR.In February this year, Anand Gandhi and his team released their most-touted project: ElseVR, a collection of original, provocative VR documentaries and videos made entirely by Memesys. The videos are short—two to ten minutes long—but they’re followed by stories, interviews, and essays that provide context. He has produced around 8 Virtual Reality documentaries that have now played at various internat...
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  November 25, 2017, 5:16 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBhavya Suri (PR & Communications head-Pearson) with Professor Naveen KumarPearson, the world’s leading learning company, today launched the first edition of its new book on Python programming. The book titled – ‘Python Programming - A Modular Approach’ – is authored by Sheetal Taneja and Naveen Kumar. The book, in its first edition, focuses on building a strong conceptual foundation to facilitate the understanding of advanced applications.The text includes basic sorting and searching techniques. It also provides comprehensive coverage of recursion, which includes problems on list manipulation, Tower of Hanoi, permutation generation, n-queens'...
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  November 24, 2017, 8:32 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureEstablished in 1964, National Film Archive of India (NFAI) is the premier organization under Govt. of India. It has one of the largest film archives in the world. NFAI has a huge collection of Photographs, Wallposters, Song Booklets, Pamphlets, and other memorabilia pertaining to Indian cinema. At the 2017 IFFI, NFAI has curated an exhibition titled 'Stree: A Tribute to womanhood in Indian Cinema' which showcases the transformation of women through the decades as seen through films, celebrating the different shades of womanhood. Over the years, Indian films have portrayed the Indian woman in various shades and hues, taking on the issues like gender di...
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  November 23, 2017, 2:18 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges Feature‘Children’s Films in Indian Cinema’ was the discussed on day two of IFFI- 2017 by the panelist Prasoon Joshi, CBFC Chairperson; Nitesh Tiwari, Director; Rajiv Chilaka, Founder and Managing Director of Green Gold Animation and Ms. Devika Prabhu, Executive director of programming for Disney.The experts of this special panel threw the light on the importance of the making of a film for children and young adults. They also run through the ways in which the sententious strand of cinema can gather heft and a momentum in our rapidly changing times. The state of children’s cinema has witnessed many ups and downs over the years but it has never lo...
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  November 23, 2017, 1:25 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureLike every year, IFFI's Indian Panorama Section is a major attraction for cinephiles, along with the International Competition, of course. This year the Panorama Section has been in news more than ever owing to the controversy surrounding the resignation of jury chief Sujoy Ghosh. Despite the omission of S Durga and Nude, the section nonetheless has a very strong lineup of films. The section was officially inaugurated by actress Sridevi earlier today.Some of the films to watch out for are Vinod Kapri's Hindi film Pihu, Prasad Oak's Marathi film Kachcha Limbu, Miransha Naik's Konkani film Juze, Rima Das' Assamese film Village Rockstars, and Amartya Bhattachary...
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  November 21, 2017, 8:45 pm
Cultural extravaganza highlight of IFFI 2017 A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureMinister of Textiles  and Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani has said  that India is a land of festivals, celebrations, dynamic youth and stories, where in  stories were told in over 1600 dialects.  Minister said this while addressing the opening ceremony of 48th international Film Festival of India in Goa.Elaborating further, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani  said that the endeavor of Government of India through International Film Festival of India is to invite film makers from all over the world to the land of stories. Speaking on the role of IFFI, Minister said that the festival...
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  November 21, 2017, 1:00 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAPotpourri of Vestiges recently caught up with actor-model Pari Chouhan who has been associated with brands like Libas, Enigma, Biba, and Soch, among others. Apart from her modeling assignments, she is currently doing films as well as music videos. She talks about her work and influences in this interview while touching upon the challenges that young talents have to deal with while trying to establish themselves in the industry.ExcerptsQ. You are a model as well as an actor. Which of the two do you find more challenging?A. I believe in doing well and excelling in whatever I take up. Work is worship for me. I cannot sit idle. I also love challenges. Therefore wh...
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  November 19, 2017, 2:27 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe 2017 International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is being organized from November 20-28, 2017 at Goa. And, away from all the glamour and razzmatazz, serious moviegoers will have their eyes on the IFFI mainstay, the International Competition, which carries a cumulative cash prize of over INR 1 crore. This year, a total of 15 films from across the globe would be competing for the Golden and Silver Peacock awards. Renowned Indian filmmaker Muzaffar Ali heads the jury. He is joined by Actor-Director Tzahi Grad from Israel, Russian Cinematographer Vladislav Opelyants, Production Designer Roger Christian from the United Kingdom, and Festival director Maxine Willi...
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  November 18, 2017, 11:05 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is just around the corner and it promises to be a star-studded affair. Despite the controversy surrounding Sujoy Ghosh’s resignation as the jury chief following the decision of the I&B Ministry to drop S Durga and Nude from the Indian Panorama section, this year’s IFFI promises to be biggest event in the festival’s long history. For starters, Shah Rukh Khan will be inaugurating this year’s fest. Also present on the occasion would be actors Shahid Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. The inaugural function would be held at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium. At the festival’s closing ceremony, the legendary ...
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  November 18, 2017, 3:49 pm
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