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India Film Project to host online film festival with Nfdc

India Film Project to host online film festival with Nfdc
A still from Pestonjee

The 2013 edition of the India Film Project (Ifp) will host an online film festival powered by the Nfdc. This festival will showcase national award winning films like Dharavi, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Pestonjee, Mammo and Gangoobai. The films can be watched free of cost at Indian Film Project’s website.

The films will also be screened at Cinepolis Ahmedabad.

Sudhir Mishra’s Dharavi will be screened on September 23.

Kundan Shah’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro will be screened on September 24.

Gangoobai by Priya Krishnaswamy will be screened on September 25.

Pestonjee by Vijaya Mehta will be screened on September 26.

Mammo by Shyam Benegal will be screened on September 27.

To be held from September 20-28, India Film Project is a platform for amateurs and professional filmmakers to take a challenge and make a film in duration of only 48 hours.

At the beginning of 48 hours, Friday, September 20, 8pm, a
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Review: Well Done Abba

Review: Well Done Abba
Well Done Abba

Well Done Abba has turned out to be a sort of a tragedy. Yes, it’s a satirical take on our system, more particularly how government schemes actually become cash cows for corrupt officials while the targeted beneficiaries – the common man – remain as poorly off as ever. It even raises occasional laughs, if not guffaws, through its ironic representation of all the loopholes in the system that are exploited to the hilt by those who are part of it. The victim being, the common man, in this case Armaan Ali of Chikkatpally near Hyderabad, who ekes out a living by driving the luxurious car of a well-off businessman in Mumbai and has a perky daughter back home to look after. With a gamut of characters that reflect the rot in the system in the backdrop of the growing lack of access to water across the nation, Well Done Abba,
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