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NFAI Acquires Rare Treasure of Over 450 Glass Slides of Early Telugu Cinema, from late 1930s to mid-1950s

Mumbai:30/7/21:In a major acquisition, the National Film Archive of India has added more than 450 glass slides of the films to its collection. These glass slides are an integral part of the early cinema viewing experience. Made by pressing a film positive between two thin glass squares, these slides were used for announcing new attractions before the commencement of a ...

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Indian Panorama calls for entries for 52nd edition of IFFI

Newdelhi:18/7/21:The 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has announced call for entries for Indian Panorama, 2021. Indian Panorama is a flagship component of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) under which best of contemporary Indian films are selected for the promotion of film art. The 52nd edition of IFFI will be held in Goa from 20th to 28th ...

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As tributes pour in on Surekha Sikri’s demise listen to her Swan Songs

BY MANOHAR KHUSHALANI  Veteran actor Surekha Sikri passed away this morning, Friday the 16th July 2021, following a cardiac arrest, her agent, Vivek Sidhwani informed. In a statement shared with the media, the agent said the actor had been suffering from complications arising from a second brain stroke. She was with her family and her caregivers who requested privacy at this time. Surekha Sikri (19 April 1945 ...

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Balika Vadhu’s Dadi Sa Surekha Sikri has passed away due to a cardiac arrest

Mumbai:16/7/21:Veteran Indian actor Surekha Sikri has passed away today due to a cardiac arrest. The 75-year-old was known for films such as “Badhaai Ho” and TV shows like “Balika Vadhu”. The actor was ailing for some time and had suffered a brain stroke in 2020. She was a 3-time National Award winner. Sikri’s career spanned theatre, films and television. The ...

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Amit Khare unveils 52nd IFFI poster and regulations booklet at Cannes Virtual Film Market

Newdelhi:6/7/21:Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar today while inaugurating the 74th Cannes Film Festival, hoped that the world comes out of the pandemic very soon and people come back to theaters once again. Addressing the virtual inauguration of ‘India Pavilion’ during the 74th Cannes Film Festival, organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India, jointly with FICCI, ShriJavadekar said that this is ...

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Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘PK’ now in NFAI Collection

Newdelhi:6/7/21:National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has announced a significant addition of the original camera negative of Rajkumar Hirani’s film PK (2014) in its collection. Hirani is one of the major contemporary Indian filmmakers who has carved a niche for himself through his distinct filmography over the years. Rajkumar Hirani today handed over the original camera negative of his 2014 ...

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Short films screening and lec-dem to mark International Day of Yoga by Films Division

Mumbai:20/6/21:Joining the world in celebrating 7th International Day of Yoga (IDY2021), Films Division is streaming short films, ‘Celebrities Speak…‘, highlighting the message Yoga for wellbeing by a number of social influencers from different walks of life, including film and sports. The films will be screened on Films Division website and YouTube channel tomorrow on the 7th International Day of Yoga (June ...

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Eminent Olywood singer Tapu Mishra breathed her last

Bhubaneswar:20/6/21: Eminent Olywood singer Tapu Mishra breathed her last while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the Capital City on Saturday. Tapu Mishra has tied the knot with actor Deepak Pujahari  in 2018, December Tapu had lent her melodious voice to a number of hit movie songs, albums, and bhajans in her career spanning over two decades. Making her debut ...

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Nila Madhab Panda’s film ‘Megha’s Divorce’ screened at Geneva Observe

Newdelhi:18/6/21:Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda’s short film on environmental change, Megha’s Divorce, was screened at an event organized by the publication Geneva Observer. The film stars Divya Dutta, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Manjari Fadnis, and Chandan Anand. The Geneva Concept by Adeline Von Furstenberg has picked the stories illustrated by eleven international filmmakers from 11 countries that reflect the intertwining relations between mankind ...

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Odia playback singer Tapu Mishra Critical, Family Seeks Financial Help

Bhubaneswar:18/6/21: The health of Odia playback singer Tapu Mishra has deteriorated further. Tapu, who is undergoing treatment for post-Covid-19 complications at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar will be in need of advanced treatment at Kolkata or Chennai, her family sources said. “She needs to be shifted outside Odisha for advanced treatment. For the past two days, she is not responding to ...

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