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Surekha Paruchuri – Marketing Both IFFLA and Independent Indian Cinema

Surekha Paruchuri – Marketing Both IFFLA and Independent Indian Cinema

About as difficult as making a Non Bollywood Indian film or an event around it, such as IFFLA, is marketing and publicizing it to the world. Surekha Paruchuri, the head of Marketing and PR for IFFLA actually relishes and thrives on that challenge. She has been pushing IFFLA to new frontiers and new sets of audiences, year after year and along with it also revealing the fact that there is way more to... 

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GOING LONG ON SHORTS

GOING LONG ON SHORTS

Why are we using words used in Stock and Options trading in a film context? “Going Long,” means to believe in the value of something and holding on to it as something you will own. We believe in the talent in these short filmmakers, each of whom had their films selected, in the shorts category, of the recently concluded IFFLA. Abhkay Kumar, showcased his film, JUST THAT SORT OF A DAY, Rakesh Chaudhary... 

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GEETA MALIK – GENERATION NEXT ARRIVES IN INDIAN AMERICAN CINEMA

GEETA MALIK – GENERATION NEXT ARRIVES IN INDIAN AMERICAN CINEMA

I distinctly remember the first meeting with Geeta Malik. She was the designated photographer for a TV channel, at an event we were doing with filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, at Redondo Beach in California. There was a certain energy and a self deprecating humor about her. Later on I was not surprised when she started to make some of the finest and funniest short films, through her company Shetani Films.... 

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NISHA GANATRA – THAT BUNDLE OF TALENT ABOUT TO EXPLODE

NISHA GANATRA – THAT BUNDLE OF TALENT ABOUT TO EXPLODE

Right when American Desi hit the Indian American scene, another film and filmmaker also exploded on the Indian American film movement. Nisha Ganatra’s debut film, CHUTNEY POPCORN, had a little bit of both Chutney and Popcorn and a whole lot of class. She chose the path to mainstream America and more power to her for that. COSMOPOLITON proved that she was here to stay, but if you thought that was... 

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VIKRAMADITYA MOTWANE- FLYING HIGH WITH UDAAN

VIKRAMADITYA MOTWANE- FLYING HIGH WITH UDAAN

Udaan won a lot of accolades at the recently concluded IFFLA. Here we talk to the director, Vikramaditya Motwane, who comes across as a straight shooting and self critical, but grounded human. Udaan and Vikram were also the toast of the Indian audience last year and for a good reason. He took no stars, but made a cash crunching hit film. Here is more with Vikram. Congratulations on UDAAN. The fact... 

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FILM - DUM MAARO DUM

FILM – DUM MAARO DUM

PRODUCER – Ramesh Sippy DIRECTOR – Rohan Sippy WRITER – Shridhar Raghavan (Story and screenplay, Purva Naresh (Dialogues) CAST – Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Rana Dagubatti, Prateik Babbar, Aditya Pancholi MUSIC – Pritam Chakraborty, R.D. Burman Deepika sashays in a shredded sequined skirt mouthing brazen rebellion. She looks hot and the song sounds trashy-comic. Like... 

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CHRISTINA MAROUDA CREATOR OF IFFLA

CHRISTINA MAROUDA CREATOR OF IFFLA

A festival is not about one person, but by the same token it is about one person’s vision and perseverance against all odds. It is about that one single minded passion which overrides everything that they do. The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), is the co mingling of Indian cinema with Hollywood and it is also the result of a vision initiated by Christina Marouda. But having a vision... 

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BAD MAN REIGNS IN BOLLYWOOD AND HOLLYWOOD

BAD MAN REIGNS IN BOLLYWOOD AND HOLLYWOOD

In one film, he thundered, “Mere Punjab Main Aisa Nahin Hota,” but now he is showing Hollywood, what Bollywood can do when the worlds meet. In another film he was called BAD MAN, but now BAD MAN is the flavor of the season in Hollywood. GULSHAN GROVER, revealed aspects of his life few know about, at the recently concluded Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, that of a doting father,  the pioneer... 

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FILM – Teen Thay Bhai

FILM – Teen Thay Bhai

PRODUCER – Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra DIRECTOR – Mrighdeep Singh Lamba WRITER – Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, Gautam and Mehul CAST – Om Puri, Deepak Dobriyal, Shreyas Talpade, Ragini Khanna, Yograj Singh MUSIC – Daler Mehndi, Rajat Dholakia, Sukhwinder Singh, Ranjit Barot In ‘Teen Thay Bhai’ there is a continuous reference to one Chacha Chaudhury. To those born in the 70’s this is a very familiar... 

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FILM – RANGO

FILM – RANGO

PRODUCER – John B. Carls, Graham King, Jacqueline M Lopez, Gore Verbinski DIRECTOR – Gore Verbinski WRITER – John Logan, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit VOICE CAST – Johnny Depp – Rango / Lars, Isla Fisher – Beans, Abigail Breslin  - Priscilla, Ned Beatty – Mayor, Alfred Molina – Roadkill, Bill Nighy, Rattlesnake Jake MUSIC – Hans Zimmer ‘Rango’ is brought to us by Gore... 

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