The film Lipstick Under My Burkha received a lot of publicity before its release for issues with censor board. This has led to full house runs at multiplexes. While somebody we hope is laughing his way to the bank, we explore if it’s worth the hoopla.
8th Jagran Film Festival is being held at Sirifort Auditorium in Delhi. Organised by Jagran Prakashan (House of Dainik Jagran Newspaper), this festival is showcasing several national and international films in various languages across multiple cities of India.
‘Anaarkali of Aarah’ is a debut film by director Avinash Das. It is a new release and is still on in a host of cinemas in Delhi NCR. Watch for yourselves and women in your life. They deserve it.
“Ae Dil Hai Mushkil “, Karan Johar’s Diwali release faced a lot of mushkil before reaching the theatres. It was embroiled in needless politics and we are happy that sanity prevailed eventually. The trailer looked nice and the pre release songs were being watched by every person on every device. We had loads of anticipation from this film.
BRICS co-operation expands to various areas of socio economic activities of the member countries. As part of the BRICS movement, the 1st BRICS Film Festival is being held at Sirifort Auditorium. World cinemas from all the member countries are screened during multiple shows throughout the day. Alongside food from these countries, handicrafts are also on display.
Delhi is a hub for film festivals. The government as well as private organizations arrange these festivals. While most of these festivals have free entry, prior passes may have to be collected. The Jagran Film Festival (1-5 July, 2016) that is currently being held at Sirifort Auditorium is organised by Jagran Prakashan (House of Dainik Jagran Newspaper). To know how is it going, read on.
The summer vacation is still on in Delhi NCR. Disney – Pixar could not have worked out a better timing for releasing Finding Dory. Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane it is a sequel to Finding Nemo. While we shall always turn gooey when thinking about that one, Finding Dory also is all in all an enriching experience.
“Neerja” by Ram Madhvani had a much awaited release recently. It is common knowledge that the story is based on the PANAM aircraft hijack incident in 1983 where the chief purser Neerja Bhanot showed outstanding courage in trying to save the passengers. She has been a source of inspiration and the film captures the incident with admirable sincerity.
The recent release of Hansal Mehta’s film Aligarh has been fraught with controversies – be it issues raised by the Censor Board or the touchy regional sentiments. Given that there is no star cast – glamorous actors – foreign local – fights or even a shaadi, we were not sure how long this would last in the cinema halls and watched this at the first opportunity. We are glad we did!
Masaan is a film that tackles topics such as love in the face of social biases, casteism, sexual stigma and corruption and such issues. The smart screen handling by the director / scriptwriter, buoyed with poignant performances makes this a must watch.