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A Heartfelt Tribute to India's Multi-linguist Poet Nida Faazli

A Heartfelt Tribute to India's Multi-linguist Poet Nida Faazli

I am shocked to know the sudden demise of well known Multi linguist, earthy, secular Poet cum Lyricist Nida Faazli on 8 Feb. 2016.The film world is orphan now having lost the towering presence of this last real poet beckon of the Hindi Film and TV World. He was nothing less than a living legend, the last Mughal amongst lyricisits ,

46TH IFFI --- PART II

Selection  of Films below Mark

  •  For selecting films  which are not up to the International Fest standard, one reason may be that IFFI fest is held at the fag end of the year , Most award winning films in Festivals all over the World get seen/ sold in other International Fests .  Even in  India  al regional Fests  get over wherein Cine buffs have an opportunity to watch .

46TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA -- GOA -- PART-I

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20 Nov. --- 30 Nov. 2015

  • Lack luster Fest
  • Inaugural Function reduced to a Cheap Entertainment Event, giving it a local colour sans Indian Culture
  • World Cinema or Competition Films Selection below International standard,
  • Poor Infrastructure , Chaotic systems, More security personnel than Workers
  • Rampant Bureaucratic rule sans accountability
  • Media/Press  ignored in all respects, Pathetic facilities,
  • More of Tourist and Spenders’ Festival, Film Industry and serious cineists almost extinct ;
  • Film Bazaar, a Flop , Special events ,Master Classes, empty and
  • Erratic,unplanned/unscheduled  Press Conferences.

A Homage to Actor Saeed Jafrey

R I P , my Gentleman friend Saeed Jaffrey ! 

17 TH JIO MAMI FILM FESTIVAL MUMBAI

Logo of MAMI

28 OCT. --- 6 NOV. 2015

The entirely refurbished new face with rich sponsors and supporters this year ,Mami was rechristened as Jio Mami  Film Festival , started with a bang and curtains fell with a thud.

Typical  Aspects , High - Low

46 Th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2015 - HIGHLIGHTS

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IFFI Goa

20 Nov. -- 30 Nov. 2015

HIGH LIGHTS --- AS A CURTAIN RAISER

Launch of Classical APP by Saregama-- Part II

Launch of Classical APP by Saregama

L TO R Pt. Hariprasad CHUARASIA Pt. Jasraj and Sarod Maestro Amzad ALI KHAN

 

Launch of Classical App by  Saregama

PHALKE AWARD 2014 PRESENTED TO SHASHI KAPOOR

A photo of Shashi Kapoor receiving Phalke Award

Minister for I & B Arun Jaitley presents the Dasaheb Phalke award to  Shashi Kapoor.

Calls him a versatile personality from Indian cinema and an  actor par excellence.

45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) - Goa - 2014

45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) - 2014 Logo

20th - 30th November, 2014

A Detailed Analytical Report

Mismanaged, Chaotic Poorly Programmed Cinematic Public Show Shorn of International Standard Serious Film Appreciating Audience and Buffs. Accredited Media and Film Critics, instead of Very Important Persons (VIP) were reduced to Least Important Persons (LIP). Excepting the Festival Director Shankar Mohan, other Organizers have had no Film knowledge or culture like ESG officials.

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