Gold Reel Productions Enter Bollywood with “Identity”

Another aspiring film-makers showing importance for Short Films , and They starting with “Identity” (20 Mins short film) which has already won Awards at Film Festivals. Further they even looking out for Web Series , to go more Digitally.

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Satish Kaushik, Ejas Khan withy Cast and Crew of IDENTITY

To Throw Lights at Launch , were Attended by Veteran Bollywood Personalties like Satish Kaushik, Jayantilal Gadawala, Ejas Khan,and many more.

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IDENTITY Poster – Directed By Ankit Aditya

Identity on You Tube Worldwide

NFDC Film Bazaar 2015 Witnessed an Eventful Day 3!

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Goa, November 23, 2015: National Film Development Corporation’s, ninth edition of Film Bazaar had an eventful day three. Filmmakers like Shekhar Kapur, Anurag Kashyap, Ketan Mehta, PrakashJha, Bharat Bala, Amala Akkineni were guest speakers at the NFDC Knowledge Series; Kabir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani and Prakash Jha met the participants from all the three Screenwriters’ Lab; Producers’ Lab sessions were conducted by Marco Mueller,Olivia Stewart, and more. Day 3 of the Film Tourism Symposium was with Smt. PravinHoro Singh, Director, Foreigners Division, Ministry of Home Affairs and thefilm fraternity.

Day three of the Film Bazaar’s NFDC Knowledge Series had an interesting line up. The day started with a session on Skill Development inthe Film Industry: Standardized Training Techniques with guest speaker Amala Akkineni, Actor & Hon. Director at Annapurna International School for Film and Media along with the MDof NFDC, Nina Lath Gupta.In an interactive session, Amala spoke about her initiative with Kamal Haasan, towards establishing norms for vocational training for the film sector.She believes that emerging technologies has not only increased the scope of content creation across multiple formats and platforms but have also scaled up the requirement for trained and skilled workers & technicians. It is important that not only the heads of departments, but also the rest of crew are in sync with the best of technology and their effective application. Talking about the Skill Development program, Amala says, “India is 200 years behind in everything and in films; we are still in the beginner stage. If you see in Hollywood, they are far ahead of us and give opportunities to skilled people. The Indian Film Industry is in immense need of skilled people and we must encourage them.

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The next session was on Film in India with State focus on Madhya Pradesh; guest speakers- Sandesh Yashlaha, Company Secretary, In-Charge – Film Unit, MP State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. and filmmaker PrakashJha conducted this session. Having shot films like Rajneeti, Aakarshan, Chakravyuh, Satyagrahand upcoming film Jai Gangaajal, PrakashJha shared his experience. “I am extremely fortunate to have discovered Madhya Pradesh as a shooting destination. During the 7 films that I have shot in the State of Madhya Pradesh, I have never had a day of disturbance while shooting. Even when we had the problem of change of locations, the authorities were kind enough to open up the offices even at midnight, to facilitate the paperwork. The entire city of Bhopal works for you as a film studio. The State of Madhya Pradesh along with its people have a very co-operative attitude towards filmmakers”, added filmmaker Jha.

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Ketan Mehta, Madhu Chopra & Anurag Kashyap

New Voices: Pushing Boundaries in Creation, Marketing, and Monetization was moderated by filmmaker AnuragKashyap while directors AmitMasurkar (SulemaniKeeda) and BardroyBarrettoNachoaeaKumpasar shared insights on making and releasing their films. Amit’s contemporary indie-classic SulemaniKeeda had a small theatrical release, garnered good reviews, and was later released online on theviralfever.com. Amit said, “I made the film in 8.5 lacs because everyone worked for free and then we needed another 20 lacs to release the film. I didn’t go into crowd-funding because I didn’t’ want that obligation. We have had many people who championed the cause of the film.”

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Sudhir Mishra, Rajkumar

BardroyBarrettodirector of NachoaeaKumpasarsaid, “The movie has been running for 1 year in one screen in Goa.We are banking on word-of-mouth publicity and I’m taking it to different platforms and cities, at our own pace. We did crowd-funding and within 4 years we expect to break even, repay our producers, and make more money.”

AnuragKashyap said that there are many ways to exhibit a movie and people need drive. “We must not run to distributors and exhibitors. We must let them come to us. Web series are a great option for us right now. Netflix has released Gangs of Wasseypur as a web-series now. The other advantage of a web series is that we do not need to deal with obnoxious censorship and we have creative freedom.”

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Nina Gupta

He added, “If you have the drive to recover your money, you can make it happen. GuneetMonga, for example, took her movie from school to school in order to break-even.”

As part of Film in India, State focus on Tamil Nadu; guest speakers for this sessions were HarSahayMeena, Commissioner of Tourism and Managing Director –TTDC and filmmaker Bharat Balahighlighted the beauty of Tamil Nadu. Bharat Bala showed the audience a clipfrom his film Maryan, which was shot in the State. HarSahayMeena also promised the attendees that he his department willhelp filmmakers with shooting permission.

The guest speaker for the session on VR Technology & New Film Narratives wasShekharKapur and moderated by Sudhir Mishra. ShekharKapurstarted the session with telling the audience that they are in an age where one carries their screen in their pocket and onecan watch films on their handset. People all over the world are creating creative content on their phones and will soon be using the Virtual Reality Technology for the experience which will customize film viewing further.

Each viewer wears the VR headset and navigates through the film viewing experience.They can choose certain perspectives in the film and even situations.  In other words, every viewer in a room can actually watch the same film differently. Immersive Viewing as it is called is the next big thing and this kind of viewing experience makes you wonder about the future of content creation. Talking about his experience with VR, ShekharKapur says, “I am experimenting with virtual reality filmmaking. I have always wanted to make a film on Buddha but three hours would be too long. Now I am trying to make a 13-14 minutes film on Buddha with VR.”

The surprise element of today was VidhuVinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi showcased the trailer of Wazir to the audience attending Film Bazaar today.

Partnerships Manager at Twitter India, PratikshaRao conducted a session on Twitter – Super Interactive, Multi-platform Hosts. The session was on Twitter India’s focus to expand greater usage of the medium for social media marketing. In an ecosystem where a platform like Facebook is moving towards content creation using new VR technologies.

The session on Re-Creating Real Stories-Crossing the Legal Bridge (including Challenges in the context of copyright/IPR; E&O) featured filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Ketan Mehta along with MadhuGagodia, Equity Partner, NaikNaik& Company and was moderated by broadcast journalist and producer, Anuradha Sengupta. Both the prolific filmmakers cited instances of the difficulties they have faced and the absurd cases slapped against them during the making of biopics and real-life inspired movies. They have had to fictionalize facts. AnuragKashyap said, “Making films in the country is a painful process.  I had a terrible time releasing Black Friday because it was based on the 1993 Bombay blasts. Filmmakers are a soft target for everything. If the government wants to increase feelings of patriotism, then they insert the National Anthem, if they want to stop smoking, they have a no-smoking disclaimer. These rules don’t apply to anyone else.”Ketan Mehta added, “India is the most litigious country. Litigations, extortions, and controversies are the reality of filmmaking in India.”

Filmmakers Kabir Khan, Rajkumar Hiraniand Prakash Jha met the participants from all the three Screenwriters’ Lab today.

The Producers’ Lab had few interesting sessions including The Importance of Film Festivals conducted by Marco Mueller, Film Critic and Historian and Professor at the Academy of Architecture – Universitdella SvizzeraItaliana; Wearing the Creative Hat conducted by Olivia Stewart, Creative Collaborator.

Lunch on November 23rdwas co-hosted byTamil Nadu Tourism and Chhattisgarh Tourism; and the evening network event was hosted by Splice Studioz.

ABOUT FILM BAZAAR

Film Bazaar in its 9th edition is exclusively created to encourage collaboration between the international and South Asian film fraternities. The market aims at facilitating the sales of world cinema in the region. The 2014 market saw an attendance of 1042 delegates from 38 countries with country delegations from Canada, South Korea and Poland. Film Bazaar will be held from 20-24 November 2015 at Goa Marriott Resort in Goa (India).

ABOUT NFDC

Incorporated in the year 1975 National Film Development Corporation Ltd is formed by Ministry of Information and broadcasting (GoI) with the primary objective of promoting the good cinema movement. NFDC is instrumental for creating an ecosystem to support the financing, distribution and development of independent films across the country.

Wishing Zeenat Aman a Very Happy Birthday !

Happy Birthday Zeenat Aman

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Zeenat Aman & Priyanka Raina

Zeenat Aman (born 1951 in Bombay) is an Indian actress, model and beauty queen best known for her work in Hindi films during the 1970s and 80’s. She won the Miss Asia Pacific 1970 title. She is the first South Asian woman to win the title. Upon making her debut in Bollywood, Zeenat Aman, along with Parveen Babi, was credited with making a lasting impact on the image of its leading actresses by introducing the western look to Hindi cinema. Throughout her career she has been considered a sex symbol.

HISTORY OF INDIAN CINEMA | GLORIOUS 100 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA

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The Indian film industry is the largest in the world (1200 movies were released in the year 2002)[citation needed]. India also features the cheapest cost of tickets in the world (the average ticket cost only 20 US cents), and the biggest movie studio in the world, Ramoji Film City [citation needed]. The industry is supported mainly by the vast cinemagoing Indian public, although Indian films have been gaining increasing popularity in the rest of the world — especially  in countries with large numbers of expatriate Indians.

Regional film industries

A cinema hall in Delhi India is a large country where many languages are spoken. Each of the larger languages supports its own film industry: Urdu/Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam

Art cinema

First women composer--- Sarasvati DeviIn addition to commercial cinema, there is also Indian cinema that aspires to seriousness or art. This is known to film critics as “New Indian Cinema” or sometimes “the Indian New Wave” (see the Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema), but most people in India simply call such films “art films”.

From the 1960s through the 1980s, the art film was usually government-subsidised:  aspiring directors could get federal or state government grants to produce non-commercial films on Indian themes. Many of these directors were graduates
of the government-supported Film and Television Institute of India. Their films were showcased at government film festivals and on the government-run TV station, Doordarshan. These films also had limited runs in art house theatres in India and overseas. Since the 1980s, Indian art cinema has to a great extent lost its government patronage. Today, it must be made as independent films on a shoestring budget by aspiring auteurs, much as in today’s Western film industry.

The art directors of this period owed more to foreign influences, such as Italian Neo-Realism or the French New Wave, than they did to the genre conventions of  commercial Indian cinema. The best known New Cinema directors were Bengali: Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, and Bimal Roy. Some well-known films of this movement include the Apu Trilogy by Ray (Bengali), Meghe Dhaka Tara by Ghatak (Bengali) and Do Bigha Zameen by Roy (Hindi).

Art cinema was also well-supported in the state of Kerala. Malayalam movie makers like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, G. Aravindan, T. V. Chandran, Shaji N Karun, and M. T. Vasudevan Nair were fairly successful. Starting the 1970s, Kannada film-makers from Karnataka state produced a string of serious, low-budget films. Girish Kasaravalli is one of the few directors from that period who continues to make non-commercial
films.

Alam AraBirth of Indian Cinema

In the year 1896, Dadasaheb Phalke just noticed Pea plant growing , and made the First ever Documentary “Birth of a Pea Plant”. Then Dadasaheb went to London to gain further knowledge and to screen “Birth of a Pea Plant”.On seeing , he was invited by Hollywood to Direct for them. Dadasaheb clearly mentioned that I will make only Indian films, for my country and returned with camera . So made a Silent Film Raja Harishchandra , which gave Birth to Indian Cinema Released on 3rd May 1913. In this film , male actors only played Females .

Then Dadaji thought , now its time to give Female Actor to Industry and so made Mohini Bahamasur and Introduced forst ever Actress to Indian Film Industry,

Now , It was the time to give sound to Indian Film Industry so he started researching on Sound and Created Bombay Talkies Studio. Under Bombay Talkies, First Talkie Film ALAM ARA – Directed by Ardeshar Irani was released in 1931.

The Film ALAM ARA starred Prithviraj Kapoor, Zubeida

And Then Journey of Indian Film Industry began and till date has more then 80000 Released films

TITLI (2015) Review | (Art of Innocence)

Directed By : Kanu Behl
Cast : Shashank AroraShivani RaghuvanshiLalit BehlRanvir ShoreyAmit SialPrashant Singh
Produced By : YRF Films, Dibakar Banerjee Films
Review By : Priyanka Raina

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Films based on Reality sometimes do leave a deep message behind , as it well connects with common man like can say about Farook Shaikh films, which was known for their simplicity. . Lets see weather TITLI suprises audiences by it simplicity

Titli (Shashank Arora) had his own fantasies of starting his own business, as he wanted to stay away from hisHis elder brothers Vikram (Ranvir Shorey) and Pradeep (Amit Sial) who were kidnapping people for living. Dad (Lilit Behl) was rarely involved in all this.  So they decide Titli to get married inorder to take hisfreedom to Neelu (Shivani). Now Shivani loves Prince (Prashant Singh) who is a Builder and is already married. Titli decided her to take to Primce , what happens next is rest of the story.

Music of the film is universal , Now every time lyrics are not important, as it’s a  reality film so music has to be more on background score.

Acting is more frequent in all characters and puts them into real characters which I think , a Common man can go through.

Review:The film is watchable for those who belives in good piece of cinema, For all those  who used to love Farookh Shaikh movies and all

The Last Word – Ratings are not Commercial basis but on Theatrical basis, for those who belives in Good art of cinema

Rating: ★★★

Watch TITLI Trailer

TITLI Releases on 30th Oct all over