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The first edition of the Extravagant India! International Indian Film Festival will be launched in Paris in association with the Indian Embassy in Paris and the Paris City Hall showcasing Indian cinema from October 16-22, 2013.
The festival will have competitive and non-competitive sections along with interactions with filmmakers and meetings with industry experts to boost co-productions between India and France.
There are three sections in competition: feature films, short films and documentary films.
Feature films in competition are Ship of Theseus by Anand Gandhi, Shabdo by Kaushik Ganguly (French Premiere), Ugly by Anurag Kashyap, Lunchbox by Ritesh Batra, Raajneeti by Prakash Jha (French Premiere) and Kahaani by Sujoy Ghosh (French Premiere).
Faith Connection by Pal Nalin (European Premiere), Char, »
Rituparno Ghosh was a noted director from Bengal who was recognized the world over and he worked with almost all the big names in the Indian film industry. He worked with all the family members of the Bachchan family and shared a very warm relation with each of them. It is evident from the tweets that Abhishek posted stating, "Just realised that Ritu da was the only director that my family have all worked with individually. Pa (Amitabh) - 'The Last Lear', Ma (Jaya) - 'Sunglass'… Aishwarya - 'Chokher Bali', and 'Raincoat' and me - 'Antarmahal'." He also added, "Absolutely shocked with the news of the passing of Ritu da. A dear friend and »
Late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh shared a special bond with each and every member of the Bachchan family, especially Aishwarya Rai Bachchan because he directed Ash twice in his movies, ‘Chokher Bali’ and ‘Raincoat’. Ghosh was an extremely talented filmmaker and he understands the psychological of women very well and always tried to bring alive the women’s psyche in his movies. He came close to Aishwarya during the shooting of these two movies and wrote a personal note to Ash praising her gesture and warmheartedness. He described Ash a very warm, spontaneous and caring person. Ash too had strong feelings for Rituparno Ghosh and rea »
Ace filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, who is known for his unique films, suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away on Thursday morning at 7.30am in Kolkata at the age of 49. He was reportedly suffering from pancreatitis.
Rituparno Ghosh was first acknowledged in the 90’s when he made films in Bengali with strong and sensitive subjects. His recent endeavours were with some Bollywood biggies like Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Ghosh won many national awards and his film Chokher Bali starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Raima Sen was nominated for Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 2003.
Rituparno Ghosh was a bold director and did not refrain from touching the otherwise sensitively discussed topic of homosexuality. He played the role of a homosexual filmmaker in Kaushik Ganguly’s ‘‘Arekti Premer Galpo’ and Sanjoy Nag’s ‘Memories in March’. He was one person who never attempted to hide his sexual preferences. »
- Samreen Tungekar
Starting out in the ad biz, Ghosh made his debut with 1992’s kid pic “Hirer angti” (The Diamond Ring). A fan of another Bengali filmmaker, Satyajit Ray, he based his stories on novels from Indian and western writers. Many of his films had »
- Shalini Dore
"I have no words for the grief which I am feeling today. The country has lost a great artist," he told the media.
The superstar said that the two had just spoken a few days back.
"We had spoken on the phone a few days back about a film which we wanted to make together," he said.
- Machan Kumar
Mumbai, May 30: Actor Abhishek Bachchan says that National Award-winning eminent filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, who passed away Thursday, was the only director with whom the entire Bachchan family had worked.
"Absolutely shocked with the news of the passing of Ritu da. A dear friend and a great director and a wonderful, wonderful human. Rip," Abhishek, 37, tweeted.
"Just realised that Ritu da was the only director that my family have all worked with individually. Pa (Amitabh) - 'The Last Lear', Ma (Jaya) - 'Sunglass'Â… Aishwarya - 'Chokher Bali', and 'Raincoat' and me - 'Antarmahal'," he further tweeted.
- Meeta Kabra
Kolkata, May 30: Condoling the death of genius storyteller Rituparno Ghosh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said with Ghosh's demise the state has lost "a golden artist of a golden era".
"This is a very sad day for us. Bengal has lost a golden artist of a golden era. Entire Bengal is saddened," Banerjee told reporters outside the late filmmaker's residence at south Kolkata.
He was suffering from pancreatitis.
- Arun Pandit
Mumbai, May 30: The film community is in a state of shock after the sudden demise of eminent director Rituparno Ghosh, who made films like "Chokher Bali", "Raincoat" and "Bariwali". Deepti Naval says "this was never expected", while Sujoy Ghosh is too shocked to say anything.
Rituparno Ghosh was suffering from pancreatitis and died of cardiac arrest Thursday at his residence around 7.30 a.m., said sources. He was 49.
"I knew he was not well, but I was told that his condition is under control and that he is fine.. »
- Lohit Reddy
Bollywood fraternity expressed shock over the sudden demise of noted Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh. He passed away this morning of cardiac attack. He was suffering from pancreatitis. Ghosh was 49. He made many hit Bengali and Hindi movies. He made 19 movies and won 12 National awards. Actors like Aishwarya Rai, Prosenjit, Jishu Sengupta, Raima Sen and few more names had the opportunity to work with Rituparno. He won National awards for films like ‘Dahan’, ‘Utsab’, ‘Dosor’, ‘The Last Lear’,’Shob Charitro Kalponik’ and ‘Abohoman’, ‘Raincoat’. His sudden demise has taken the film industry with a blow. Cel »
Kolkata, May 30: Award winning Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh died of a cardiac arrest here this morning. He was 49.
According to reports, Ghosh was suffering from diseases of the pancreas. He breathed his last at 7:30 a.m. today.
Born on August 31, 1963 Ghosh was brought up in Kolkata. He started his career in advertising and his directional debut was Hirer Angti (The diamond ring). He got National film award for Best Director for his Bengali film Abohoman.
He has claim to more than. »
- Machan Kumar
Bengali noted filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passes away at 49. He breathed his last this morning in Kolkata. He died due to heart attack. He was suffering from Pancreatitis. He received national award for best director for his Bengali movie ‘Abohoman’ starring Jishu Sengupta and Ananya Chaterjee and 'Choker Bali' starring Aishwarya Rai and Prosenjit. He ventured into direction with ‘Hiren Angti’. Rituparno has directed many Hindi and Bengali films. Ghosh was born to well known documentary filmmaker on August 31, 1963 in Kolkata. 'Last Lear', 'Choker Bali', 'Raincoat' are few of his highly acclaimed movies. Celebrities took to tw »
Rituparno Ghosh: August 31,1963-May 30, 2013
Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh died of heart attack today morning. He was 49.
His latest film Chitrangada won him a Special Jury award at the National Film Awards 2012. The film recently closed the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2013.
Ghosh was working on Satyanweshi, based on the story ‘Chorabali’ by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, the author of the Byomkesh Bakshi detective series. Director Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani) played the character of Byomkesh Bakshi.
“Wrapped up the shoot of Satyanewshi, a crime thriller in the molten glow of the pensive falling afternoon,” he had tweeted on May 28.
13 items from 2013
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