Ashvin Kumar

  • Watch: National Award winning film 'Inshallah, Kashmir' March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Ashvin Kumar's 'Inshallah, Kashmir' has won the award for Best Investigative Film at the 60th National Film Awards. The director has made the film available for everyone on YouTube. You can watch the entire film free of cost on YouTube. Earlier, in an interview given to PTI, Kumar...
  • 'The Forest' shows what we're inside: Javed Jaffrey May 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Be it singing or dancing, Javed Jaffrey is one of the most versatile actors in the Hindi film industry. Though Javed debuted as a villain in 'Meri Jung' (1985), he excelled as a dancer and comedian in Bollywood. He proved his critics wrong with his performance in Deepa...
  • 'The Forest' is about the predator in us: Director May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian independent cinema is on all-time high. A lot of Indian indie filmmakers are receiving accolades all over the world, but filmmaker Ashvin Kumar is among those people who had brought the initial acceptance for the independent cinema in India. His films 'Little Terrorist' and 'Inshallah, football'...
  • Ashvin Kumar's column: My journey to the 'Forest' April 13, 2012

    Getting an Oscar nod is quite an overwhelming experience; particularly when it comes to you on your first film. Well, nearly first film. The film I made before 'Little Terrorist' was 'Road To Ladakh'. It starred Irrfan and Koel Purie. It almost didn't get made; which is why the making-of...
  • Ashvin Kumar's 'The Forest' to be released on May 4 April 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Controversial director Ashvin Kumar is all set to release his mainstream ecological thriller 'The Forest' on May 4. Kumar was the youngest Indian writer/director to win an Oscar nomination for 'Little Terrorist' in 2005 and he also won the National Award for 'Inshallah Football' in 2010. 'The Forest', which...
  • Watch: Trailer of 'The Forest' April 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Ashvin Kumar's last film 'Little Terrorist' was nominated for the Academy Award in the Best Live Action Short Film category. Kumar has come up with another film 'The Forest', which has the potential to catch the attention of animal lovers. The basic story of the film revolves...
  • Distribution system ruined in B'wood: Ashvin Kumar March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Well-known documentary filmmaker Ashvin Kumar, who had to wait for four years to release his first feature film 'The Forest', says the unsystematic distribution system in the industry is the reason behind such a long delay that is often killing good content-based cinema. "For the last four years, I...
  • Oscar-nominated filmmaker back with a bang September 25, 2007

    Mumbai: Ashvin Kumar's Little Terrorist made headlines when it was nominated for the Oscars in the Best Live Action Short Film category in 2005. And now the filmmaker's back with a feature film that’s diametrically different. It’s a film that will make most animal lovers sit up and take notice. The...