• Cinema has become just another pastime: Onir February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: DearCinema brings to you a few voices that define the Indie scene in India today, ruminating over what independent cinema means to them. Straight from the horse's mouth. Following the eloquent Q and candid Shonali Bose, in the third in the series, independent filmmaker Onir known for path-breaking...
  • Our cinema is not world class: 'Frozen' director February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: DearCinema brings to you a few voices that define the Indie scene in India today, ruminating over what independent cinema means to them. Straight from the horse's mouth. Following Q, Shonali Bose and Onir, in the fourth in the series, Shivajee Chandrabhushan who made the critically acclaimed film...
  • Review: 'Carnival' by Madhuja Mukherjee February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Carnival is a special piece for those who are interested in Indian cinema, being an experimental feature, coming from Madhuja Mukherjee, a video artist, who so far has been known for installations. What can that mean for a movie that is supposed to tell a story, a fictional...
  • Independent filmmaking is not easy: Nila Madhab February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: DearCinema brings to you a few voices that define the Indie scene in India today, ruminating over what independent cinema means to them. Straight from the horse's mouth. Following Q, Shonali Bose, Onir and Shivajee Chandrabhushan, in the fifth in the series, filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda whose debut...
  • Column: 'Amu' director Shonali on her struggle February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: DearCinema brings to you a few voices that define the Indie scene in India today, ruminating over what independent cinema means to them. Straight from the horse's mouth. Following the eloquent Q [Indie Head Rush: By (Q)aushiq Mukherjee], in the second in the series, Shonali Bose who directed...
  • Column: 'Gandu' director Q on good indie cinema February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: DearCinema completes five years this February. A journey full of ups and downs, yet immensely meaningful and fulfilling, driven by passion and conviction. Similar to the journey of the cause that it supports: the good Indian indie cinema. So here, DearCinema brings to you a few voices that...
  • Have the courage to make a start: Nila Madhab January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Though the possibility of Richard Gere featuring in his future project seems to overshadow everything else that's worth talking, there is a lot this filmmaker has to tell. Nila Madhab Panda has taken the indie route and tasted success with his debut feature film I Am Kalam. And...
  • 'Valley of Saints' shows Kashmir in a new light January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Valley of Saints, Musa Syeed's first feature film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival which begins on January 19, 2012. The film was shot in Kashmir during the peak of unrest in 2010. It tells the story of a boatman who wants out of Kashmir but a...
  • FTII student wins Short Fiction award by IDPA January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: FTII student Piyush Thakur has made The Real Millionaire, the only short film from India which will compete at the prestigious 34th Clermont-Ferrand short film festival in France, starting January 27, 2012. The film has won the Best Student Short Fiction award 2011 by the Indian Documentary Producers'...
  • 'Valley of Saints' to compete at Sundance 2012 December 7, 2011

    New Delhi: 'Valley of Saints', a love story set in Kashmir is all set to compete for the top award in the World Dramatics category of Sundance Film Festival 2012. The film, directed by an American filmmaker Musa Sayeed, has earlier won Film Independent and Sloan Foundation Producer's Grant. 'Valley...