KOLKATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

  • Real meaning of classics has been lost in the age of selfies: Amol Palekar November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: In the age of trends like selfies and social networking that are a rage among the youth, words like "genius" and "classics" are being used so rampantly and easily that the real meaning of classics has been lost, veteran actor-filmmaker Amol Palekar said here Thursday. The 'Chitchor' and 'Gol Maal'...
  • Irrfan Khan: Hope Kolkata International Film Festival inspires the upcoming generation to tell their own stories November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Delighted to attend the opening of the 20th Kolkata International Film festival (KIFF) here, actor Irrfan Khan hoped the event would encourage youngsters to narrate stories they believe in, help them find their own voice and engage a global audience through their craft. Boasting of a rich oeuvre of 137...
  • Shah Rukh Khan urges international filmmakers to experience Kolkata; speaks in Bengali at the opening ceremony of Kolkata International Film Festival November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: All keyed up for being present at the opening of the 20th Kolkata International film festival, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Monday urged Australian filmmaker Paul Cox and other international dignitaries to relish the experiences that Kolkata has to offer, including the variety of sweets. Addressing a star-studded audience at...
  • Bachchan family, SRK, Bollywood fire-up the opening ceremony of Kolkata film festival November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: In a splendid show of Bollywood camaraderie and the mingling of politicians and celebrities, the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) -- India's second oldest movie fest - was inaugurated here Monday by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan. It was...
  • Women in our films have moved away from stereotypes: Amitabh Bachchan November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Noting that the visual representation of women has changed dramatically over the past two decades, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Monday saluted the way contemporary Indian films portray multi-hued female characters which have moved away from the pre-set stereotypes of wife, vamp or the sacrificing mother. "From the 1990s, along with...
  • Mamata Banerjee to Bachchan clan: We can't do without you at all November 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Welcoming actor Amitabh Bachchan to the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) Sunday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the festival needed the actor and his family's presence. "We are really very grateful... last year Amitabhji had come... this year also he came... we are booking him and his...
  • Amitabh Bachchan on cinema: Has played the role of unifier and integrator November 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Extolling the contributions of Bengali literature and cinema to the world, Amitabh Bachchan said here on Sunday that cinema plays an important role in unifying and integrating in a "fast disintegrating world". Speaking in Bengali, Amitabh Bachchan conveyed to the audience during the inauguration of the 19th Kolkata International...
  • I'll learn Bengali from Jaya Bachchan: Shah Rukh Khan November 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Overwhelmed at being invited to inaugurate the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), megastar Shah Rukh Khan Sunday said he would learn Bengali from actresspolitician Jaya Bachchan to be a "true Bengali". "Thank you Kolkata for adopting me and giving me the opportunity to be here. I have been coming...
  • Rituparno Ghosh's unreleased movie to open Kolkata Film fest October 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Amid the presence of a galaxy of stars including the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) will be thrown open with the screening of an unreleased film of the iconic Rituparno Ghosh. "Ritu da is no more with us. But he continues to live with his...
  • Big B the biggest crowdpuller at Kolkata film fest November 16, 2012

    Kolkata: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had mesmerised Kolkatans with his Bengali at the inauguration of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) last week, continues to be its biggest crowd puller. A selected bouquet of seven of his most memorable films are being screened at the eightday festival which ends on...
  • No invite to Bengal legends at Kolkata Film Festival sparks controversy November 13, 2012

    Kolkata: A controversy erupted at the 18th Kolkata Film Festival that was inaugurated on Saturday. While the Bengal cinema legends got the cold shoulder, the Mamata Banerjee government rolled out the red carpet for Bollywood biggies. It's a city where cinema is religion, where film festivals are celebrated with elan....
  • Soumitra Chatterjee: Kolkata Film Fest losing seriousness November 12, 2012

    Kolkata: Iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee said the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) was losing its character and seriousness following the shift of the inauguration ceremony from the traditional staterun Nandan Auditorium. "Have you ever heard any film festival being inaugurated at a stadium? The film festival is losing its character...
  • Anushka Sharma: Lucky to have worked with Yash Chopra November 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Leading Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma feels lucky to have worked with both late filmmaker Yash Chopra and his son Aditya Chopra. "I feel very happy and lucky to be a part of Yash Chopra's last film and to have worked with Aditya in my first film," said Anushka. She was...