Films
Feb 06 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
Radio Active 90.4MHz
Watch path-breaking films from around the world, that celebrate women’s immensely significant role in nonviolent conflict resolution. Catch a conversation “Speaking Peace in Times of War”. And more!
Dec 27 2016
Blog: In Lighter Whine
On Friday evening, I went with my parents to watch Dangal, the new Aamir Khan movie. There have been a lot of videos floating around Facebook lately of Aamir Khan's "transformation" for the movie - how he gained weight and body fat and then lost all...
Mar 29 2016
BHUMIKA: THE SMITA PATIL RETROSPECTIVE
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Surabhi Shastry
Attend this film festival that pays homage to the life and cinema of national award winning actor, the late Smita Patil. Nine of her films are being screened, including the Kannada movie, Anveshane.
Feb 05 2016
BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 2016
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Akshatha M
Though namma film fest ended smoothly, it was not without its own small share of controversies. Here's a review of the film festival that was.
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Jan 06 2016
BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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News Desk
Critically acclaimed films Rangi Tharanga and Nanu Avanalla Avalu will be screened in the film festival. PVR theatre, in Orion Mall will host the movies.
Aug 11 2015
LANGUAGE DEBATE IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Many Kannada organisations are up in arms against each other, due to the dubbing ban controversy. What is the issue? Why do some people oppose dubbing, while others support it? Here's an informative article on the issue.
Jul 23 2015
NON-AVAILABILITY OF THEATRES FOR KANNADA MOVIES
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Akshatha M
Does good Kannada cinema always have a market? Read what RangiTaranga fame Anup Bhandari, Lucia's Pawan Kumar, Jatta director B M Giriraj and Ulidavaru Kandanthe film maker Rakshit Shetty have to say.
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Sep 10 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
"If there is magic on earth, it is contained in water." - Loren Eiseley Bangalore Film Society and Deep Focus cinema along with the partners of the film festival; Rolling Frames Film Society and Birdspot – Bird Habitat Observers, with...
Jun 26 2014
ARTS AND GOVERNANCE
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Ganga Madappa
Venkat Bharadwaj's upcoming flick is not just another film. It covers the aspects of good governance.
May 07 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Who sees these movies? I often see such posters, and I think that they must be soft porn (eg the title, "Sheila I Love You.". But then, the title of the movie, on the left-hand-side poster is, "Maan Karate". I'm very curious to know where...
May 14 2013
UNDERSTANDING VIOLENCE ON WOMEN
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Kedar Nadella
The 15-minute movie by Padmalatha Ravi depicts the perceptions of various people belonging to various profiles, on rape and violence against women.
Apr 04 2013
FILMS, FUNDING AND CHANGE
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News Desk
One year ago, actor-director Pawan Kumar, 30, announced that he was tired of searching for a producer for his Kannada script ‘Lucia’. Today, he has finished his film with investment from his fans and is running a crowdfunding campaign for the film’s distribution.
Jan 15 2013
MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA
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Christina Daniels
It's a new genre for Vishal Bharadwaj, and he makes the transition gracefully. Go watch! It's entertaining cinema.
Dec 18 2012
JAB TAK HAI JAAN TO TALAASH TO DABANGG 2
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Christina Daniels
Aamir Khan is in a police uniform again - for the first time since Sarfarosh - and he plays his part with conviction.
Dec 03 2012
FILM LAUNCHES IN NEWS
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Christina Daniels
On TV, Bollywood barrage is news! Thankfully, in print, entertainment is most often treated as a feature story.
Nov 01 2012
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I've spoken before of my friend who has now developed into a professional wildlife photographer. He got together with a team, and directed this video; the images are all from Karnataka: The lyrics are written by H S Venkateshamurthy, and Ricky...
Sep 23 2012
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Greetings from the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan! Magic Lantern Movies and DOK-Leipzig Present Doc Wok* A year-long documentary training and mentoring programme Supported by the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and the British Council Commemorating...
May 17 2012
MEET CHRISTINA DANIELS
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Anisha Nair
At 36, this Bangalorean has authored several books, including one on actor-director-producer Aamir Khan. Her next book is going to be on Bangalore.
May 16 2012
CINEMA TIME
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Salonie Rego
Martin Scorcese's Hugo remembers a pioneer film-maker. The sweeping panoramas of Paris will also not be forgotten anytime soon.
May 08 2012
FANS WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED
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Gaana Srinivas
It is one of the most anticipated movies the year. The first superhero movie of the year that incorporates plenty of action, witty dialogue and destruction.
Mar 17 2012
HARVEST 2012 AND EUROPEAN UNION FILM FEST
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Anisha Nair
The mild showers are bringing in some films too, this season. Two film festivals with over 30 films wait for film lovers.
Feb 24 2012
DRASTIC STEPS
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News Desk
It is a week of developments for the director who has decided to take on the Kannada film industry.
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Feb 21 2012
ENOUGH OF REMAKES
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Pawan Kumar
An original film writer in Kannada will make only around one lakh rupees if he is lucky. However, the same producer will pay up to Rs 10-15 lakhs or even more to buy remake rights of a film from another language.
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Feb 14 2012
HOMETALKIES.COM LAUNCHED
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Subramaniam Vincent
When you login, there is a thank you note that greets you. This is an initiative to ensure Kannada films reach out, legally.
Jan 25 2012
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF J. EDGAR HOOVER REVISITED
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Christina Daniels
If there are moments of brilliance in this film, they come from Leonardo DiCaprio’s spellbinding performance.
Dec 28 2011
FILM FESTIVAL CONCLUDES
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Christina Daniels
BIFFES was more accessible and more inclusive compared to the previous years. And Iranian films continued to mark their presence at the film festival.
 
 

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