Gulabi Gang (2012)
Unravel, directed by Meghna Gupta, won the Jury award in the short film category. Synopsis – When the Western world no longer wants it clothes, they are sent to a textile recycling factory in the sleepy town of Panipat, Northern India. Bright and inquisitive factory worker Reshma and her co-workers, reflect on these clothes. Despite limited exposure to western culture, they construct a picture of how the West is, using both their imagination and rumours that travel with the cast off garments. The film has earlier been screened at Sydney and Raindance film festivals, among others.
In the long film category, the Public Liberty and Human Rights Award went to the multiple award-winning documentary, Gulabi Gang by Nishtha Jain. The film has won the Best Film award in Muhr Asia-Africa documentary section at Dubai International
The hybrid documentary is about a filmmaker going undercover in one of the toughest grad schools in India to pull off an outrageous social experiment.
DearCinema had earlier reported that Helsinki-Filmi had come on board Placebo as a minority co-producer. The Finnish Film Foundation financed the sound-post of the documentary. The filmmaker had earlier raised funds for the project through crowdfunding in 2013.
Nishtha Jain’s Gulabi Gang and Nilita Vachani’s Eyes of Stone will also be screened at the festival in “The Female Gaze” section, a themed program on the role of women in documentary. The festival invited fifteen leading international female directors, including Nishtha Jain from India, to put together a program of old and new documentaries by themselves and other female directors.
The Jury will be headed by American documentary filmmaker Steve James, and comprises English documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield and American photographer Greg Gorman besides Jain.
From her critically acclaimed City of Photos (2004) to her recent multi-award winning Gulabi Gang (2012), Nishtha Jain has been telling stories which explore complexities of social hierarchies and the middle-classes’ sense of entitlement and privilege. She has won numerous international awards for her films, which together have been screened in over 250 international film festivals. Jain is an alumna of the Jamia Mass Communication Research Centre, New Delhi and the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. She currently lives and works in Mumbai.
Zurich Film Festival will also showcase a package of 12 Indian features and six shorts under its “New World View” section.
Zurich Film Festival will showcase a package of 12 Indian features and six shorts under “New World View” section in its 10th edition that runs from September 25- October 5, 2014. The package includes latest Indian films like Chaitanya Tamhane’s Venice “Lion of the future” winner Court and recent festival favourites like Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus and Kanu Behl’s Titli.
Apart from features, a package of shorts curated by Swiss short film festival Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur will be on display as well. The package has six shorts made by: Anurag Goswami , Varun Chawla , Hossein Mozdgir Roozane , Rodd Rathjen , Payal Kapadia and Gitanjali Rao.
Here is the complete list of feature films to be screened at the festival:-
Court by Chaitanya Tamhane
Fandry by Nagraj Manjule
Gulabi Gang by Nishtha Jain
I.D by Kamal K.M.
Katiyabaaz by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa
The 10th Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 – Oct 5) has revealed its full line-up, which comprises 145 features – up from 122 last year – from 29 countries.
Co-director Nadja Schildknecht revealed a rise in budget for the festival as well as growth in anticipated guest numbers.
“This year, we expect some 500 guests (previous year 450) from around the world to accompany their films,” she said.
“And the budget has increased accordingly to CHF6.9m ($7.4m) (previous year CHF6.1m/$6.5m).”
As previously announced, Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic Get On Up will open the festival on Sept 25. The closing film has yet to be revealed.
The International Feature Film Competition includes 14 titles, some of which have received critical acclaim at previous festivals such as Yann Demange’s action thriller ‘71, which debuted at the
Directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa, the film explores issues such as power supply and bureaucracy through the story of a charismatic electricity thief who supplies his neighbours with illegal power lines. Over the course of a sweltering summer, he takes on local officials including the first female managing director of the Kanpur Electricity Supply Company.
After premiering at the Berlin film festival in 2013, the film travelled to more than 50 festivals and won an Indian National Award for best investigative film. It also won the top award in the India Gold competition at the Mumbai Film Festival last October.
Powerless opens on August 22 on 30 screens across India’s major cities. Several Indian documentaries have recently managed to secure a theatrical release, including The World Before Her, Gulabi Gang, Supermen Of Malegoan
Nagraj Manjule won the Best Director for Fandry. In this category, the nominations were Anurag Kashyap (Ugly), Aparna Sen (Goynar Baksho), Buddhadeb Dasgupta (Sniffer) and Gajendra Ahire (Postcard).
Naseeruddin Shah won the Best Actor for The Coffin Maker while the award for Best Actress went to Geetanjali Thapa for Liar’s Dice.
Nishtha Jain’s Gulabi Gang won the Best Documentary. The award for Best Short went to Blouse by Vijayeta Kumar.
The 14th New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) was held from May 5-10, 2014.
The 14th New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) announced nominations today in various categories of awards. The festival will be held from May 5 to 10 and will screen 23 narrative features and 11 documentaries.
In the Best Feature Film category; Astu, Fandry, Goynar Baksho, Liar’s Dice and Ugly will vie for the award while Anurag Kashyap, Aparna Sen, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Gajendra Ahire and Nagraj Manjule will compete for the Best Director award.
Full List of nominations:
Bar Stools Blouse The Corner Table Give Into the Night Nightlife
An American in Madras Gulabi Gang Rangbhoomi The Auction House The Unseen Sequence
Apur Panchali As The River Flows Shesher Kobita Virgin Talkies Zinda Bhaag
Mohan Agashe, Astu Naseeruddin Shah, The Coffin Maker Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Liar’s Dice Rahul Bhat, Ugly Roshan Seth, Brahmin Bulls
Anjali Patil, With You,
Nyiff 2014 selections won numerous awards in the 61st National Film Awards announced on Wednesday, April 16.
Fandry (best debut film of a director and best child artist),
Liar’S Dice (best actress and best cinematography),
Astu (best supporting actress and best dialogues)
Rangbhoomi (best non feature film),
The Coffin Maker (best English language film)
Gulabi Gang (best film on social issues).
Nyiff 2013 selection, Shahid, won top awards with best actor award for actor
No doubt the actor-producer is extremely happy about Ship of Theseus and the documentary, Gulabi Gang getting their due, but there is one thing that Sohum Shah extremely misses right now. His father passed away a week back and he wishes he could have known about Sohum Shah’s triumph.
Both Ship of Theseus and Gulabi Gang received immense appreciation and acclaim from all quarters. However, getting a recognition of this kind by bagging the National Awards is of utmost importance to Sohum Shah.
Sohum Shah says, “I am extremely happy that both Ship of Theseus and Gulabi Gang bagged the National Awards. The only sad part is that my father who wanted us to win this award passed away a week back. I wish he was with us to see it.”
"Gulabi Gang" is recognised for its powerful depiction of a crusader taking viewers deeper into the continuing struggles of the rural Indian women.
The award for Best Director went to Hansal Mehta for Shahid. Shahid also won Rajkummar Rao the award for Best Actor which he shares with Suraj Venjaramoodu for Malayalam-film Perariyathavar.
The National Award for Best Actress went to Geetanjali Thapa for Liar’s Dice. The film also won the Best Cinematography award for Rajeev Ravi.
Fandry won the award for Best Debut Film of a Director. The award for Best Child Actor went to Somnath Avghade for Fandry which he shares with Sadhana for Tamil film Thanga Meengal.
The National award for Best Production Design went to Ashim Ahluwalia, Tabsheer Zutshi and Parichit Paralkar for Miss Lovely. The film also won the Special Jury award.
Best Children’s Film went to Batul Mukhtiyar’s Kaphal.
The 14th New York Indian Film Festival, to take place from 5-10 May, has unveiled its full line-up of films which comprises of a mix of 23 narrative features and 11 documentaries.
Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly is set to open the festival while Geethu Mohandas’ Liar’s Dice will be the centerpiece film. The festival will also present a retrospective of Gurinder Chaddha’s documentaries and will close with Aparna Sen’s Goynar Baksho.
Karan Bali’s 80 minute documentary, An American in Madras, based on American-born filmmaker Ellis R. Dungan’s travails in the Tamil film industry will get a screening alongside the recently released Gulabi Gang by Nishtha Jain.
Nagraj Manjule’s Fandry, Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar’s Astu and Gajendra Ahire’s Postcard are the three Marathi features which will screen at the festival. Assamese feature As The River Flows (Ekhon Nodir Xipare), by Bidyut Kotoky,
The festival highlights various cinemas of India’s different regions – Marathi, Bengali and two films from the Northeast. In addition the festival covers cinemas from the neighboring South Asian countries – four films by Pakistani filmmakers, two from Sri Lanka – a feature and a documentary, and one from Nepal.
The festival’s Marathi films include Postcard and multiple-award winning films Astu and Fandry. Directed by Nagraj Manjule, Fandry received rave reviews in India, winning the grand jury prize at the Mumbai Film Festival in October
"I am loving the hate. For the first time, I'm actually glad you could hate me," Juhi posted on her Twitter page, along with the links of reviews where she has been lauded for playing a villain in the women-oriented movie.
"Thank you very very much...Am amazed and grateful for the overwhelming response to the movie 'Gulaab Gang'. Thank you All," she had posted earlier.
"Gulaab Gang" is reportedly based on the life of activist Sampat Pal, who formed the Gulabi Gang, a group of pink sari clad women vigilantes in Uttar Pradesh.
The movie, which even stars Madhuri.
The Delhi High Court Thursday cleared the release of the Hindi movie, reportedly based on the life of activist Sampat Pal, who formed the Gulabi Gang, a group of pink sari clad women vigilantes in Uttar Pradesh.
"I am happy and excited. There was so much build-up and we were looking forward to the film. But yesterday (Wednesday) there was a hiccup and we felt the film would not release," the 46-year-old said here Thursday at a special screening of the film.
"But I am so glad.
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