Indian lifetime achievement award was given to Gulzar at the 13th Mumbai Film Festival

Indian lifetime achievement award was given to Gulzar at the 13th Mumbai Film Festival

The 13th Mumbai Film Festival, a Reliance entertainment initiative organized by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) that kick started on 13th October, concluded this evening, after showcasing over 200 films from 60 countries across various sections at its three venues- Cinemax Versova, Cinemax Sion and Metro Big Cinemas. The gala eight day affair came to an end with its closing film ‘Dolphin’s Tale’ directed by Charles Martin Smith starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd amongst…

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The Open Forum discussion on ‘The state of screen writing today’ at the 7th day of 13th Mumbai Film Festival

The Open Forum discussion on ‘The state of screen writing today’ at the 7th day of 13th Mumbai Film Festival

The 7th day of Mumbai Film Festival began with a lot of gusto. The day was marked with the anticipation, the arrival of Oilivia Harrison (Wife of Grorge Harrison- Beatles), producer of ‘George Harrison: Living In The Material World’ which was screened this evening and the Master Class on advertising by Hugh Hudson. Mithun Chakraborty, Anurag Basu, Prahlad Kakkar, Bharat Dabholkar, Abbas Tyrewala, Harsh Chhaya, Sagar Ballary, Saurabh Shukla, Dev Benegal, Tanya Abrol (Chak De…

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Special homage to Shammi Kapoor was given with screening of TEESRI MANZIL at 13th Mumbai Film Festival 6th day

Special homage to Shammi Kapoor was given with screening of TEESRI MANZIL at 13th Mumbai Film Festival 6th day

With the 13th Mumbai Film Festival nearing its end and another three days to go, the excitement continues to be roaring. ‘Melancholia’, ‘The Yellow Sea’ ‘Histórias Que Só Existem Quando São Lembradas’, ‘Abu, Son Of Adam ’, ‘Teesri Manzil’ and were without doubt the popular movies for the day. Dimensions Mumbai section jury for which Kiran Rao, Renuka Shahane, Vikramaditya Motwane, Onir and Nishikant Kamat were present. Encouraging the young talents and new generation of…

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Discussions on the portrayal of gay and lesbianism in new Indian Cinema at 13th Mumbai Film Festival’s 5th day

Discussions on the portrayal of gay and lesbianism in new Indian Cinema at 13th Mumbai Film Festival’s 5th day

With the 13th Mumbai Film Festival on in full swing, Monday was the least bit blue. While ‘Pina’  was undoubtedly the movie that was on most people’s ‘to watch’ list and enthusiasts queued up outside the auditorium three hours prior to the show timing, movies such as ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘17 Girls’, ‘Revolution Revisited’ and ‘Fabienne’ were the other highlights for the day. Celebrity guests for included Yash Chopra, Ramesh Sippy along with wife Kiran and…

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George Clooney’s THE IDEAS OF MARCH was the star movie of 4th day at the 13th Mumbai Film Festival

George Clooney’s THE IDEAS OF MARCH was the star movie of 4th day at the 13th Mumbai Film Festival

The fourth day of the 13th Mumbai Film Festival continued to enthrall cinema buffs. Unprecedented numbers of film goers and cinema enthusiasts thronged the cinemas. Accompanying the audience for the movie screenings were celebrities such as Ashutosh Gowarikar, Vishal Bharadwaj, Shabana Azmi, Makarand Deshpande, Divya Dutta, Sakshi Tanwar, Raj Zutshi, Brijesh Hirjee, Pravesh Rana, Onir, Satish Kaushik, Irawati Harshe and Aly Khan amongst many others. The star movie of the day was undoubtedly George Clooney’s…

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Third day of 13th Mumbai Film Festival saw the opening of the 4th Rendez-vous with French Cinema

Third day of 13th Mumbai Film Festival saw the opening of the 4th Rendez-vous with French Cinema

The third day of 13th Mumbai Film Festival continued with fervor.  Following the two power packed days, the third day saw the opening of the 4th Rendez-vous with French Cinema, with ‘The Artist’ (competed at the Cannes Film Festival 2011) as the opening film.  Unprecedented numbers of audiences were witnessed for the two screenings of the film, following which a third screening of the film was also announced for today. Present on the third day…

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Umesh Kulkarni’s DEOOL had its world premiere at MAMI Festival day 2

Umesh Kulkarni’s DEOOL had its world premiere at MAMI Festival day 2

The second day of 13th Mumbai Film Festival saw cinema enthusiasts flock to Cinemax Versova, Cinemax Sion and Metro Big Cinemas since wee hours of the day. Ramesh Sippy, Kiran Juneja, Sanjay Suri, Ketan Mehta, Vinay Shukla, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anjum Rajabali, Swanand Kirkire, Anaida, Reema Lagoo, Rajat Barmecha (Udaan fame) Sharbani Mukherjee, Chitra Palekar, Reema Lagoo, Bijon Das Gupta were spotted the festival. Apart from international films such as ‘Las Acasias’, ‘The Salesman’, ‘My Little…

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13th Mumbai Film Festival sets the ball rolling with Brad Pitt starrer MONEYBALL

13th Mumbai Film Festival sets the ball rolling with Brad Pitt starrer MONEYBALL

The 13th Mumbai Film Festival, a Reliance Entertainment initiative, organized by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) kick started with the much anticipated film MONEYBALL starring Brad Pitt and directed Bennett Miller. The film was screened on all the screens at the festival’s main venue- Cinemax Versova. Marking the auspicious commencement of the 13th Mumbai Film Festival director- producer Yash Chopra lit the lamp along with actress Dia Mirza, President of Film & TV Producers…

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