“Why the obsession with going West?”

Bollywood’s preoccupation with star-driven films and profits has totally eclipsed independent cinema. But are Indian art house films making their presence felt in the overseas markets? In Spotlight this week, Sagorika Dasgupta finds out Filmmaker: Priya Krishnaswamy Film: Gangoobai Background My

“People assume that a couple of stage shows make them actors”

Like many others, Rajeev Gupta had to forego his passion for acting to concentrate on his family business. But destiny had other plans Background I am originally from Delhi and was involved with theatre since my college days. But I

“An actor’s life lasts till the next new face is discovered”

Despite being a software engineer, Imran Hasnee knew he wanted to act. He started with television and moved to films. After Paan Singh Tomar, Hasnee has finally found his foothold in the industry Background I dabbled in amateur theatre while

“The industry has changed and at least we are paid now”

After doing theatre for 17 years, Brijendra Kala is a known face on celluloid. With film Paan Singh Tomar the actor’s histrionics have come to the fore Background I was born and raised in Mathura and I always knew I

“Working With Animation Is Like Slowing Down Time”

I grew up drawing and sketching and this led me to the National Institute of Design

“Choreography is much more than fancy footwork”

I am a typical Mumbaikar who loves dancing and has danced on possibly every occasion

“Reality shows have given choreography its due”

In spite of working in the industry for so many years, it was only in 2012 that I got a chance to choreograph

“Like direction, choreography is also about story-telling”

Since my parents are choreographers dancing is in my genes

“Funding is not imaginary here”

There is no law in India that prevents one from shooting nudity

“India does not believe in good cinema”

Tasher Desh is an adaption of Rabindranath Tagore’s play by the same name

“Gangoobai is an amalgamation but she is very close to my grandmother”

Gangoobai is about an old woman who is based in Matheran

“Since I was born in India, screening at MFF was very special”

Kanwal Sethi, Director, Fernes Land (Germany) This is my first time at the Mumbai Film Festival and the experience has been nothing short of marvellous. I was born in India but moved to Germany at a young age. So showcasing

“My film mirrors the immigrant experience”

Director Antonio Mendez Esparza’s film Here And There was screened to a warm reception at the MFF. He can’t stop feeling happy Attractive Programming I arrived in Mumbai on Monday and have got busy with presenting my film to the

“The industry is not receptive to the films I want to make”

Noted Marathi playwright Ratnakar Matkari makes his directorial debut at the age of 74 with his film Investment. Ratnakar shares his experience on making his film and more… You have made your film debut at  the age of 74 when

“Festivals are stepping stones for new directors”

I was not very happy with the kind of films I was doing. So I took a break and wondered if I should do something different. After Woodstock Villa, I thought I would do some more research. While researching a

“Hopefully, festivals will boost regional cinema”

I’m making sure that I can learn as much as I can from different filmmakers

“I like disturbing the rich and the powerful”

My film is in a way like a Hollywood film

“We make the lead actors look good”

I was appalled as I could never imagine myself in those garish costumes

“Marathi cinema makes you think”

She’s a well-known name in the Marathi film industry

“You have to be a little crazy to be a director”

You just have to be interested in striving to be perfect

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