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Satyajit Ray’s ‘Nayak’ Review: A Brooding Character Study Featuring A Riveting Performance From Uttam Kumar

On the occasion of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar’s 94th birth anniversary, we revisit his best-known work internationally, the 1966 Bangla drama film ‘Nayak’, also starring Sharmila Tagore By Murtaza Ali Khan On the occasion of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar’s 94th birth anniversary, let’s revisit his best-known work internationally, the 1966 Bangla drama film Nayak, which was released in English as The Hero and Nayak: The Hero, written and directed by ...

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Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award 2020 will be presented to Raj Gopal Mishra

Bhubaneswar:2/9/20: The Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award 2020 will be presented to Shri Raj Gopal Mishra, veteran cinematographer for his invaluable contribution and lifetime achievements to the world of Odia Cinema. The Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Yuva Pratibha Samman will be presented to Shri Pravat Kumar Swain for Odissi dance and to Shri Himansu Sekhar Swain for Odissi music acknowledging their dedication ...

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15th META concludes three weeks of celebrating stagecraft with a virtual award ceremony

New Delhi – 31st August – The 15th edition of Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) and Festival 2020 concluded a three-week-long celebration of theatre, bringing together leading theatre personalities including the META jury, nominees and awardees, connecting online in a virtual award ceremony. Instituted by the Mahindra Group as part of its cultural outreach programmes, the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards rewards and recognises excellence across all aspects of theatre ...

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15thMahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards confers Lifetime Achievement Award on Barry John

New Delhi, August 25th, 2020: Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) and Festival 2020, in a virtual award ceremony,conferred theMETA 2020Lifetime Achievement Award renowned director, actor, set designer, writer, teacher and theatre Action Group’s Founder Director,Barry John. Barry remains a pioneering figure in the establishment of Drama and Theatre Studies for schools and instrumental in the success of many of famous ...

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Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for resuming shooting of films and TV programmes

New Delhi:24 /8/20:The standard operating procedures (SOPs) for resuming shooting of films and TV programmes are applicable to all media production, including web series, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said on Monday. The ministry’s clarification comes a day after it announced the SOPs for resuming shooting of films and TV programmes. It said the guiding principles and SOPs on preventive measures ...

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Winners of Short Film Contest on Patriotism Announced

New Delhi:21/8/20:As part of Independence Day celebrations 2020, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting along with National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) had organized an Online Short Film Contest to create a patriotic mood surrounding this year’s Independence Day. The contest went live on 14th July 2020 on the MyGov portal and ended on 7th August 2020. The contest was hosted ...

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Members of the Hindu Ekta Bahini filed a complain against upcoming web film ‘Thriller’

Nabarangpur:15/8/20: Members of the Hindu Ekta Bahini here filed a complaint with Nabarangpur Police in Odisha against upcoming web film ‘Thriller’ alleging that it has hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus. Convener Gourishankar Sahu along with other members of the HEB lodged a complaint against ‘Thriller’ director Ram Gopal Varma and actors Apsara Rani and Rock Kacchi seeking necessary ...

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First Edition of Indus Valley International Film Festival Concludes

New Delhi 13/8/20:t: The first edition of Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF) concluded with the announcement of 26 awards in various categories. Noted actor Vinay Pathak announced the list of awards selected by an eminent jury. Organized by SAFACH (South Asia Forum for Art & Creative Heritage), “South Asia’s first Borderless Digital Film Festival” hosted nine days of incredible films, interaction with celebrities, workshops on filmmaking, ...

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NFDC is organizing a first of its kind, online patriotic film festival

Mumbai:6/8/20:National Film Development Corporation is organizing a first of its kind, online patriotic film festival. The festival, a part of Independence Day Celebrations 2020 by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, begins on 7th August 2020 and runs till 21st August. The festival will showcase Indian history that marks the bravery of our freedom fighters and aims to create a festive and patriotic mood among Indians across the globe. The ...

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Sushant Rajput death case: Centre accepts Bihar govt’s recommendation of CBI inquiry

New Delhi:5/8/20:The Centre today informed the Supreme Court that it has accepted the Bihar government’s recommendation for CBI investigation into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told the court that Bihar government’s recommendation for CBI investigation in the case has been accepted. While hearing a plea by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty ...

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