Hindi Mood at Marrakech International Film Festival 2012

Hindi Mood at Marrakech International Film Festival 2012
The 12th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival has organised a special section “Hindi Mood for Marrakech” this year to mark the centenary year of Indian cinema. Some of the Hindi films to be screened are Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Barfi!, English Vinglish, Don and Don 2.

An outdoor screening of selected films from Bollywood will be organised at the Jemaa el Fna square, each evening of the festival.

A delegation of Indian actors, directors and producers, lead by Amitabh Bachchan has been invited to attend a tribute ceremony on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

The festival will run from 30th November – 8th December, 2012.

Films to be screened under ‘Hindi Mood for Marrakech’:

Yash Chopra:

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Amitabh Bachchan | Actor

Black by Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Happiness & Tears) by Karan Johar

Agneepath by Mukul Anand

Silsila by Yash Chopra

Deewar by
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Hava Aney Dey: a chance lost to censor

Hava Aney Dey: a chance lost to censor
Paan Singh Tomar, a film which was ready in 2010 but released two years later gained critical and commercial success. But not all films are fortunate enough to see the light of the day. Partho Sen-Gupta’s Hava Aney Dey, a film set in Mumbai, is one of the most authentic portrayals of the city on celluloid. The 2004 film had a screening at Berlinale, won the Best Film at Durban Film Festival and a Special Mention at Hong Kong International Film Festival but failed to get a release in India.

Hava Aney Dey was recently screened in Mumbai in a curatorial project film

Still from Hava Aney Dey

festival by Katha Centre for Film Studies. It was a part of the curation by filmmaker Manjeet Singh, on the theme ‘Emerging Voices of Indian Cinema’: Unreleased Independent Films.

The honesty of the film combined with the intransigence of the filmmaker meant
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Deepti Naval's short stories look at real India - News

Deepti Naval's short stories look at real India - News
New Delhi, Nov 9: Actress Deepti Naval has joined the legion of Indian writers with her maiden collection of short stories.

'The Mad Tibetan: Stories From Then And Now', which was launched in Mumbai by actor Amitabh Bachchan, will be released in the capital by director Muzaffar Ali Nov 12.

Naval made her debut with the movie, 'Ek Bar Phir' in 1979 and featured in a string of hits like 'Chashme Buddoor', 'Kamla', 'Mirch Masala', 'Ankahi', 'Main Zinda Hoon' and 'Panchvati'.

A multi-faceted persona, Naval is a photographer, painter, poet and women's rights activist. She manages a trust for the education.
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Locarno Open Doors: Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise

Locarno Open Doors: Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise
Locarno Open Doors will be held alongside the 64th Locarno International Film Festival from August 6-9, 2011. Open Doors 2011 that focuses on India has selected 12 projects for its co-production lab. Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise (Arunoday) is one of them. Partho has been collecting funds for Sunrise through crowd-funding. In the fourth in the series, DearCinema brings to you details about the filmmaker and the project, in the words of the filmmaker:

Sunrise tells the universal story of the loss of a child, of parental grief. The protagonist, Joshi, distressed by the disappearance of his little daughter, takes us into his dreams, nightmares and memories. He errs in the streets of Mumbai chasing an elusive figure that steals the children. The film approaches the taboo subject of child trafficking and abuse.

The film has non-linear narration and will be shot with a very small unit on Hdslr cameras fitted with Cine prime lenses.
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Johnny’s London Dreams

Sudhir Mishra’s Tera Kya Hoga Johnny will premiere in London in the London Film Festival on October 13. The filmmaker is overcome by nostalgia as his film is premiering in London 17 years after his film Dharavi (1992), preceded by Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin (1987) and Main Zinda Hoon (1988), premiered there.

The film’s team is now concentrated on making the maximum use of this opportunity. Its premiere in the London Film Festival is beneficial for the film, so they are now hoping the film does well abroad too. Starring Neil Nitin Mukesh, Soha Ali Khan, Sikander Agarwal and Shahana Goswami, the movie.
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Lucky in London - Sudhir Mishra

Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra is elated about the fact that his film, Tera Kya Hoga Johnny will be premiering in London. A nostalgic Sudhir says, .Three of my films, Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin (1987), Main Zinda Hoon (1988) and Dharavi (1992) had premiered in London. I.m going there with a film after 17 years.The selection of Tera Kya Hoga Johnny for the London Film Festival gives the film a fillip. We are working on the overseas market now.. The premiere in London of this Neil Nitin Mukesh, Soha Ali Khan, Shahana Goswami and Sikander Agarwal starrer will take place on October 13. It will release in India on November 28.
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