In the Marathi short film Kalsubai, a visual dialogue between past and present evokes the legend of goddess Kalsu
Legend has it that there was once a young tribal girl named Kalsu who walked to the very top of the mountain and lived there for as long as anyone can remember. What became of her remains a mystery but the locals soon began to worship her as a goddess.
This Life at Play: Read an excerpt from Girish Karnad's memoir on how he transformed FTII's acting course
This Life at Play has been translated from Kannada in part by Karnad himself and in part by award-winning translator Srinath Perur.
In Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats uses monkeys as metaphor to satirise blind faith and superstition in modern India
Ten years ago, Delhi-6 had an imaginary 'kaala bandar' as a symbol of communal bias. But in Prateek Vats' Eeb Allay Ooo!, monkeys pose a very real and urgent threat to society.
Shekhar Kapur will serve in this position till 3 March, 2023, said I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Akshay Indikar dreams in Marathi: 'I believe I can reach out to audiences with films made in my mother tongue'
Akshay Indikar, who hails from Solapur and belongs to the Gondhali nomadic tribe, doesn't consider Marathi as being a stepping stone to Hindi or English. He believes he can reach out to people in this language.
FTII, Satyajit Ray Institute reduce joint entrance exam fees following hunger strike, protests by students over hike
FTII and Satyajit Ray Institute's reduction in fees follows five days of a relay hunger strike by students and protests of 10 days by students
Sayani Gupta on being an actor sans vanity, and the importance of finding the rhythm for every character
In an interview with Firstpost, Sayani Gupta talks about how she, given her origin from a musically-inclined family, finds a "rhythm" for every character, even though her entry point is the character's spine.
Girish Karnad passes away: Satish Shah credits playwright for his, Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri's acting careers
Girish Karnad served as the director of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) from 1974 to 1975
On Jawaharlal Nehru's death anniversary, reexamining his vision for Indian cinema, film institutions
The development of the Indian film industry is credited to the Film Enquiry Committee (FEC) set up by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1949. Ever the statesman, Nehru was also well-versed with the skill of using the appeal of film stars as a tool of diplomacy.
Anupam Kher resigns as chairman of FTII: Tracing veteran actor's tenure, from initial opposition to quiet exit
Although in his resignation letter Anupam Kher cites his international acting assignments as the reason, the seeds of this development could have been sown a long time ago.
Anupam Kher has resigned as the Film and Television Institute of India chairman after a year of taking over the position from Gajendra Chauhan.
FTII in sexism row as student claims she was targeted by institute's director for flagging cases of sexual harassment
A female student of FTII has alleged that she has been unfairly penalised for a coursework-related infraction, and targeted by the institute’s director Bhupendra Kainthola. She claims this is a punitive measure for having previously flagged two instances of sexual harassment, naming a former faculty member and a male student.
Arunanchal Pradesh to get its first Film and Television Institute, declares Union Minister Jitendra Singh
Arunachal Pradesh would get its first Film and Television Institute, being set up by the union government as part of tapping the potential of the North Eastern region, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said
FTII Chairperson Anupam Kher says that the institute is a place which is the future of the entertainment department and should be taken seriously.
After Anupam Kher's appointment as the new FTII chairman, many critics pointed to a conflict of interest as Kher already runs his own acting school, Actor Prepares.
Anupam Kher visited the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) unannounced on Monday for the first time after he was appointed as the new chairman.
Days after being appointed chairman, Anupam Kher visited the campus of FTII unannounced and promised the students that he is on their side.
Anupam Kher replaced Gajendra Chauhan as the new FTII chairman on 11 October.
'FTII being turned into institute that runs short term courses for funds': Students write to Anupam Kher
The students of FTII have written to Anupam Kher, saying that the institute is being turned into a body which runs short term courses for generating funds.
Anupam Kher wishes to facilitate students than setting agenda like an administrator as new FTII chairman
Anupam Kher, before taking the reins of FTII, has also been the Chairperson of National School of Drama (NSD) and Chairman of CBFC in the past.