Truth should never be commodified: FTII professor Sandeep Chatterjee

Truth should never be commodified: FTII professor Sandeep Chatterjee

What do the Hindi films Manto, Gold, Sanju, Pad Man, Marathi film Aani… Dr Kashinath Ghanekar and Telugu film Mahanati have in common? Well, for one, they were all released this year. And they are all biopics on public figures. While biopics are being made by the dozen since the success of Bhaag Milka Bhaag (2013) and…

Almost 6-7 months of VFX went into Olu, says filmmaker Shaji N Karun

Almost 6-7 months of VFX went into Olu, says filmmaker Shaji N Karun

On Thursday, 21 November, the Indian Panorma (Non-feature) section at the 49th International Film Festival of India opened with Marathi film Kharvas, directed by Aditya Suhas Jambhale, while Malayalam film Olu, directed by National film awardee Shaji N Karun, opened the Indian Panorma (Feature) section. The two directors addressed the media in a press conference after the…

Cinema for me is a kind of discovery, says filmmaker Shaji N Karun

Cinema for me is a kind of discovery, says filmmaker Shaji N Karun

Filmmaker Shaji N Karun’s latest, Olu (She), had its world premiere at the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival yesterday. Set amongst the stunning backwaters of Kerala, the film tells the story of a woman, Maya, who is gangraped and dumped to die. But instead of dying, she discovers another life in the depths of the…