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‘Mantostaan’ gets official selection in Prestigious American Festival of Globe after Cannes

8 June 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

After the success at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival and worldwide right distribution deal with a famous Hollywood company, Rahat Kazmi’s Mantostaan is officially selected to be screened at the prestigious Festival of Globe, Silicon Valley (FOGsv) 2016, San Francisco. The festival will run from 5 to 14 August 2016.

Fog Movie Fest San Francisco is a premier show that features the best of world cinema with a gateway to Silicon Valley that fosters creative and technical talent. It is a 10-day jubilant celebration in Silicon Valley with movies, cultural events, awards night, mela and a grand parade. The star-studded event is attended by popular Bollywood, Hollywood, Latino World, Europe, China and Far East celebrities including top filmmakers, independent movie makers and investors from around the world.

“I am thrilled with the official selection of Mantostaan at the esteemed Fog Movie Fest 2016. It is a triumph and honour for the entire team. »

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Standing ovation for young Rahat Kazmi’s ‘Manstostaan’ at Cannes!

19 May 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Rahat Kazmi, best known for his hard-hitting films on issues that make a difference, is back with his next, Mantostaan, the film that has begun its global journey with the Cannes World Premiere on May14.

Mantostaan is based on writer Sadat Haasan Manto’s short stories that seek their inspiration from the flames of the Indo-Pak partition. Rahat has through the camera lens, chronicled the chaos that prevailed, during and after the Partition of India in 1947, and brought to life on celluloid Manto’s most controversial works including Khol Do, Thanda Gosht, besides Aakhri Salute and Assignment in Mantostaan. Actors Raghubir Yadav, Sonal Sehgal, Shoib Nikash Shah, Tariq Khan, Virendra Saxena, Raina Bassnet and Rahat Kazmi star in the film in lead roles. The film is produced by Rahat Kazmi, Tariq Khan and Aaditya Pratap Singh and co-produced by Zeba Sajid. Associate producer Javid Banday. Creative Producer: Bhanu Pratap Singh. »

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Rahat Kazmi’s ‘Mantostaan’ At Cannes

3 May 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Award winning Indian filmmaker and director of acclaimed film Identity Card Rahat Kazmi makes a comeback with Mantostaan, another hard-hitting storyline based on the India-Pakistan partition. The film will be screened on May 14th and 16th in the Le Marche du Film category at the Cannes International Film Festival this year.

The film Mantostaan is a dark satire based on four burning and the most controversial short stories of Legendary Urdu writer Saadat Hassan Manto. ‘Thanda Ghosht’, ‘Khol Do’, ‘Assignment’ and ‘Aakhri Salute’ are among his most controversial shorts. Shot in Punjab and Jammu, the stories are set in 1947 India Pakistan partition time throwing a spotlight on most inhuman side of human beings.

Sonal Sehgal is excited to play the character of Kulwant Kaur from ‘Thanda Ghost’. “Mantostaan is entirely a different experience, a very powerful film indeed. The character I play is strong and has shades of grey.” Raghubir Yadav, »

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The New York Indian Film Festival announces full lineup for the 16th Annual Film Festival

13 April 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) announced the full lineup last night for their 16th year of celebrating independent, art house, alternate, and diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent (May 7 – May 14). Dedicated to bringing these films to a New York audience, the festival will feature 40 screenings (35 narrative, 5 documentary) –all seen for the first time in New York City. In addition, the festival will also feature five programs of short films.

The festival highlights various cinemas of India’s different regions. All the films are subtitled in English and some of the languages this year include Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telegu, Assamese, Haryanavi and Urdu. This year’s festival will feature a couple of sidebars –Nfdc restored first films of filmmakers and a three-generations sidebar, films of Bimal Roy, Basu Bhattacharya and Aditya Bhattacharya.

The festival’s film lineup includes 2016 National Award winners A Far Afternoon, »

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