“Nooreh” – A short film by Ashish Pandey | A film review by Ram Tayade (Deshmukh)

  Ashish Pande does it again and makes us, Nagpurians feel proud. After winning ‘Best Short’ at ‘Busan Film Festival’ South Korea in 2018, his film ‘Nooreh’ has recently won the ‘German Star of India’ award for ‘Best Short’ at Stuttgart (Indian Film) Festival Germany. The film takes a dig at volatile situation in Kashmir […]

Mustafa Z

*Mustafa Z* film review by Ram Tayade at Tunisian Film Festival, Pune.

Tunisian Film Fest. Pune (27th & 28th June 2019) Attended the Tunisian Film Festival  jointly organized by Aashay Film Club, NFAI & FFSI at National Film Archives auditorium Pune. Out of six films screened, my picks were *’Mustfa Z’* (2017) directed by *Nidhal Chatta* & *’Whispering Sands’* (2019) directed by *Nacer Khmir*. *Mustafa Z* (2017) […]

Amrish Puri

When Amrish Puri continued his play without any light and sound in Nagpur.

Period: 1980s – Place: Vidarbha Sahitya Sangh’s ‘Dhanvate Rang Mandir’ Nagpur – Play: Mohan Rakesh’s ‘Aadhe Adhure’ – Amrish Puri playing five different characters in the lead role and power suddenly goes off in the auditorium! I vividly remember this incident. Just as the audience started worrying about the continuation of this engrossing play in […]

Manna Dey – A legend – (1-5-1919 to 24-10-2013)

Can cinephiles ever forget timeless Manna Da’s songs like ‘Laga Chunri Mein Daag‘ or ‘Aayo Kahan Se Ghanshyam‘? Note how effortlessly he had sung classical music based songs in Hindi films which hitherto had posed a great challenge for the other singers of his time! It’s, however, disappointing that his classicism could never overshadow the […]