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MOHSIN HAMID - RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST IS ESSENTIALLY A LOVE STORY

MOHSIN HAMID – RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST IS ESSENTIALLY A LOVE STORY

http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiffbelllightbox/2014/2550013587 The film has received critical acclaim world over, but the book stays longer with you and on talking to the author, it hits you instantly. 15 minutes with Mohsin Hamid, the Consultant turned Writer, reveals the reason. Mohsin’s thoughts and words stay on forever, in your mind. He is not an escapist, he embraces both his Consulting... 

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IMTEYAZ HUSSEIN – SHARING DIALOGUES WITH OUR BEST DIALOGUE WRITER

IMTEYAZ HUSSEIN – SHARING DIALOGUES WITH OUR BEST DIALOGUE WRITER

Imteyaz has been a part of some of the finest films in Indian cinema. Parinda, Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin, Astitva, Vaastav, etc. These are not measured by how much box office collections they did, these are films that will forever be etched in the minds of the audience and critics, as will be the dialogues written for these films. They were all written by Imteyaz. Our conversation reveals a very curious... 

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SUMIT SURI ON WHAT THE FISH

SUMIT SURI ON WHAT THE FISH

Sumit Suri, who made an impressive debut in WARNING, teams up once more with director Gurmmeet Singh, in What The Fish, a Delhi Centric comedy, set to release on Friday, Dec 13, 2013. The next few months will see this talented actor appear at least 3 more times in different roles. Here we talk to him on What The Fish and find out that this one will be a very different experience:  What is your role... 

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MANU RISHI ON HIS NEXT FILM – WHAT THE FISH

MANU RISHI ON HIS NEXT FILM – WHAT THE FISH

Ever since Oye Lucky, Manu Rishi, the actor, has given one fine performance after another. Manu Rishi, the writer, too has been winning awards, since that time. Here we talk to the actor, on his next film, WHAT THE FISH, which is releasing on Dec 13, 2013. What is your role in What The Fish? I play this Playboy/Casanova/Funny Slimeball combination. The great part, I always have two women with me, which... 

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AJAY GEHI – WORKING WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST

AJAY GEHI – WORKING WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST

  There has got to be something about Ajay Gehi. In the short span that he has called Bollywood home, apart from being the lead in The Good Road, which is India’s entry to the Oscar in 2013, he has worked with directors such as RGV, Vishal Bahardwaj and Mani Ratnam. It almost gives the perception that either the director has to be top notch for Ajay to be involved, or if it is a new comer, like... 

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MADHURIMA TULI – THAT POWERPACKED YET UNDERPLAYED PERFORMER IN WARNING

MADHURIMA TULI – THAT POWERPACKED YET UNDERPLAYED PERFORMER IN WARNING

Her role in the recent film WARNING required her to be two opposite sides, a tough as nails exterior, which was masked behind an underplayed façade. Too often in Indian cinema, actors get this combination wrong, Madhurima  got it perfectly right, in WARNING. In the words of her co actors, she also had some of most challenging scenes and open water swims in the ferocious South Pacific, the climax... 

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SUMIT SURI – ON THE CHALLENGES OF ACTING IN THE WILD OCEAN AND ON LIVING HIS DREAM

SUMIT SURI – ON THE CHALLENGES OF ACTING IN THE WILD OCEAN AND ON LIVING HIS DREAM

There are those who show up in Mumbai, from small cities every day, to make it as actors, struggle, then give up or decide to do something different. Then there are those, whose dream is to just make it to Mumbai and be a part of the film industry, any part.  By sheer dint of their hard work, enthusiasm and determination, they find that suddenly they are in front of the camera and instead of getting... 

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RAJESH CHAWLA – ON WRITING AN UNDERWATER CENTRIC FILM IN INDIA

RAJESH CHAWLA – ON WRITING AN UNDERWATER CENTRIC FILM IN INDIA

The first thing that catches your attention about Rajesh Chawla’s writing is how real and topical they sound. His dialogues are based on real conversation that one hears in India, very grounded, but very “non filmi,” and in fact that is their real impact. But Rajesh, who has written extensively for the Indian Television industry, is now coming out with his most challenging assignment, that or... 

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GURMMEET SINGH – PRESENTING THE FIRST 3D UNDERWATER FILM, WARNING

GURMMEET SINGH – PRESENTING THE FIRST 3D UNDERWATER FILM, WARNING

 Most debutant directors would probably shy away from making their first film, in the open ocean. But that is what sets  Gurmmeet Singh apart from the conventional. He has honed the craft while assisting in films such as DON, GANDHI MY FATHER, JODHA AKHBAR and along with his technical skills of editing, he garnered the confidence to present, India’s first film shot exclusively in the open seas.... 

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TEJASWANI KOLHAPURE SARASWAT – ON UGLY, ON PAANCH & ON LIFE

TEJASWANI KOLHAPURE SARASWAT – ON UGLY, ON PAANCH & ON LIFE

She made her film debut in allegedly one of the finest films that never got released, PAANCH, something that would have had a profound impact on anyone starting out in a promising project. But there is a saying that “what is in your control is your preparation.” The preparation came to the forefront in the recently concluded CANNES 2013, where her film, UGLY, in which Tejaswani gave a remarkable... 

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