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44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, 2013

Inauguration of 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, 2013

20th - 30th November, 2013


Legendary Singer Manna Dey

Manna Dey

1 May, 1919 - 24 October, 2013

A tribute to the Legendary Singer cum a thorough gentlemen MANNA DEY

15th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) of MAMI - 2013

15th MFF logo

17th - 24th October, 2013

A Curtain Raiser: Unveils An Impressive Line up and Events and brand new logo

The 15th edition of MFF organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) Under the aegis of Reliance (Anil Ambani Group) with support from the Government of Maharashtra in Mumbai. Chairman and Managing Trustee of MAMI Shyam Benegal briefed the press as under :

Mumbai Women's International Film Festival - MWIFF - 2013

MWIFF - 2013 Logo

A laudable initiative Oculus Creations in support with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation

Amchi Mumbai would have the honour to host the First ever Mumbai Wome's International Film Festival (MWIFF) from 8th – 14th October, 2013 on a grand scale to provide a platform for the women filmmakers.

Film Maker Vinod Ganatra Honoured

Children’s Film Maker Mr. Vinod Ganatra

Vinod Ganatra, an independent, renowned Children’s Film Maker from Mumbai is invited by 12th China International Children’s Film Festival to be an International Jury from India. The festival is slated to be held from 10-14 September, 2013.

A Tribute/Homage to legendary actor Pran - 12 February, 1920 - 12 July, 2013

Pran - Hindi Film Actor

This writer was in Rome on 12 July2013 when he heard of Pran saabs sad demise. Asap, I wrote the following ribute/homage to this great actor -gentelman

and published  it on Facebook .Same is reproduced here :


Short but Frank and Fearless Review of Film “Bombay Talkies”

Poster of Film “Bombay Talkies”

To commemorate the completion of 100 years of Indian Cinema, four media favoured over hyped film makers made a compendium of four short films, each on a different subject, conjoined into one of two hour feature film named as “Bombay Talkies”. The short films are the creations of Karan Johar, Dibakar Bannerji, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap, recently eulogized for their “Hat ke Film” concepts, but tom-tommed as the ‘100 year Celebration of Indian Cinema'.

2012 Dadasaheb Phalke Award presented to Pran

Manish Tewari presenting 2012 Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Pran

In a rare gesture, I&B Minister presents Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Pran at his Bandra residence

14th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) - 2012 - Part-II


18th - 25th October, 2012

Click here to read 14th MFF - 2012 - Part-I

Usual Mismanagement Galore, no importance to media at large except for entry / normal screening registration card; Opening and Closing functions and movies reserved as a ‘Private Fiefdom” of Reliance Entertainment.



20th - 30th November, 2012

A Detailed Analytical Report

Kudos to IFFI Director Shankar Mohan for his unique selection, and presentation of films and programmes, but marred by mismanagement of ESG (co-organizer)and PIB (Media management)

A Few Highlights :



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