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Waheed Murad: An Unmistakable Visionary

Waheed Murad: An Unmistakable Visionary

Waheed Murad (2 October 1938 – 23 November 1983), the legendary Pakistani film actor, producer and script writer, sentient human of a transcendental reality, existing within the subliminal cinemas of his mind, and essentially, in the full outreach of his arts.

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 We are the results of the movies  that we watch: Sebastiano Riso

We are the results of the movies that we watch: Sebastiano Riso

Italian filmmaker Sebastiano Riso says a perfect, healthy love story doesn't exist

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Sridevi: When Grace Danced

Sridevi: When Grace Danced

Without formal training as a dancer, Sridevi effortlessly danced and proved her mettle. It was in her dance that Sridevi showed the best of her versatility and control as a performer

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Anjum Rajabali: In Search of  a Good Story

Anjum Rajabali: In Search of a Good Story

On the jury for Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Script Contest, Anjum Rajabali is hunting for well-written scripts, based on original ideas

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Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam on Dharamshala International Film Festival

Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam on Dharamshala International Film Festival

The director duo on their vision behind Dharamshala International Film Festival

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‘Often, it’s not the story, but the way you tell it that is important’

‘Often, it’s not the story, but the way you tell it that is important’

Konkona Sen Sharma on her journeys as an actor and director

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DIFF celebrates cinema from everywhere

DIFF celebrates cinema from everywhere

The curtain rises on the sixth edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), a festival with a difference, which celebrates cinema from everywhere

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Bimal Roy: The  Outsider Auteur

Bimal Roy: The Outsider Auteur

Shoma A. Chatterji's The Cinema of Bimal Roy: An ‘Outsider’ Within analyses Bimal Roy’s films and their depiction of people outside the “mainstream”. An interview with Chatterji about the enduring legacy and timelessness of Bimal Roy's cinema

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‘As actors, we’ve to explore personally what works for us’

‘As actors, we’ve to explore personally what works for us’

Tannishtha Chatterjee on being a crossover actor, her role in Doctor Rakhmabai and her process of acting

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A role must take me in an uncomfortable zone: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

A role must take me in an uncomfortable zone: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

To Nawazuddin Siddiqui, every role brings a set of new challenges. He says actors have to learn to adapt to the rhythm of a filmmaker, fit into a director’s vision. The actor on his craft and career:

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People across boundaries connect with pure emotion: Shubhashish Bhutiani

People across boundaries connect with pure emotion: Shubhashish Bhutiani

Filmmaker Shubhashish Bhutiani, whose film Mukti Bhawan won the Special Jury Award at the 64th National Awards, talks about his journey, his training and craft

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World Cinema: Israel’s master of mise en scene

World Cinema: Israel’s master of mise en scene

Dan Wolman, veteran Israeli filmmaker, says he sees himself as a storyteller

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The story behind Oscar-nominated Lion: An evening with Saroo Brierley

The story behind Oscar-nominated Lion: An evening with Saroo Brierley

To celebrate the release of the film Lion, an adaptation of Saroo Brierley’s autobiographical book A Long Way Home, the Australian High Commission recently organised an event which saw the author talk about his journey in a conversation with author and literary critic Nilanjana Roy. Edited excerpts from the conversation.

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Om Puri: An unparalleled actor  of the parallel cinema

Om Puri: An unparalleled actor of the parallel cinema

Om Puri’s body of work serves as a superlative course in the acting discipline

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