Iffi 2017 News
S Durga, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's controversial film, to get theatrical release on 6 April
Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's S Durga had gone through a lot of controversies earlier for its screening at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in 2017.
S Durga to be screened at IFFK 2017 only if court gives a nod, says Kerala govt
S Durga was not screened at the the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa this year despite the best efforts of the movie's director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan.
S Durga can be screened at other film festivals, say organisers of IFFI 2017
An IFFI 2017 organiser said the makers of S Durga can screen the controversial film at other film festivals and IFFI should be remembered for good cinema
IFFI 2017 highlights: From Andrei Zvyagintsev’s Loveless to Robin Campillo’s BPM
A close look at some of the best films screened at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
Padmavati row, S Durga and IFFI: Are films being used to detract attention from real issues?
Cinema is our favourite escapist fare. Is the row over Padmavati and S Durga indicative of how cinema is being used to divert attention from issues society has a real, material stake in?
IFFI 2017: S Durga, Nude, Saawan dropped, Shabana Azmi's boycott — a timeline of controversies
The controversies around IFFI 2017 started three months ago when the new I&B Minister Smriti Irani sacked 20 members from the review committee.
Sexy Durga or S Durga? How the government’s reaction proves the very point the film makes
Director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Malayalam film Sexy Durga is a searing condemnation of a society that places every woman on a pedestal as “mata” (mother) or “devi” (goddess) as long as she stays at home and remains pliable, conformist and opinionless
IFFI 2017: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan calls S Durga controversy 'mockery of democracy'
Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's Malayalam film S Durga was scheduled to be screened at IFFI 2017 at 6pm on Tuesday but the CBFC played spoilsport.
IFFI 2017 complete winners list: Parvathy wins Best Actress; Amitabh Bachchan is 'Film Personality of The Year'
The winners list for IFFI was announced at a glitzy closing ceremony in Goa, which included a live performance by Sidharth Malhotra and had guests like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar on stage
S Durga won't be screened at IFFI 2017; CBFC says film's title style violates rules
After a series of flip-flops, it seems Malayalam film S Durga (originally known as Sexy Durga) will not be screened at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 after all.
IFFI 2017: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan to be present at closing ceremony
Salman Khan will perform along with Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra at the closing ceremony of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
IFFI 2017: S Durga given nod by I&B ministry, to be screened on 27 November
The battle to ensure that S Durga will be screened was not an easy one. Sanal Kumar Sasidharan had to file a petition in the Kerala High Court, which gave its nod to the film and rejected the stay appeal given by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Padmavati: Shekhar Kapur says Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film is being politicised unnecessarily
Shekhar Kapur says Sanjay Leela Bhansali did not make Padmavati with an intent to rake up a storm that has the country in its clutches today.
IFFI 2017: Six Hindu groups submit petition against screening of S Durga
Days after the Kerala HC ordered that S Durga be screened at IFFI 2017, six Hindu groups submitted a petition to the organisers against the screening.
IFFI 2017: Festival jury asks S Durga maker to submit censored version of the film
The IFFI jury has asked the S Durga filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan to provide the censored version of the film in 35mm print/DCP, Blueray, two DVD copies along with a copy of the censor certificate.
Prasoon Joshi says 'it's impossible to adapt literary works exactly on screen'
Poet-lyricist Prasoon Joshi believes it is impossible to bring the exact vision of the author on the big screen while adapting a work of literature.
IFFI 2017: S Durga director to file contempt of court petition as festival organisers fail to adhere to Kerala HC orders
Malayalam film S Durga by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan and Marathi drama Nude by Ravi Jadhav were excluded from the Indian Panorama section of IFFI 2017 by the I&B ministry.
Padmavati: Pihu director Vinod Kapri says 'fringe elements are becoming mainstream'
Filmmaker Vinod Kapri came out in support of Padmavati, saying his biggest worry is that "fringe" sections are becoming the mainstream now.
Pakistan's Oscar entry Saawan dropped from IFFI 2017: Director Farhan Alam speaks to Firstpost
US-based filmmaker Farhan Alam spoke exclusively with Firstpost about his film Saawan — Pakistan's official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2018 Oscars — being dropped from IFFI 2017
IFFI 2017: Sridevi inaugurates Indian Panorama section as Day 2 goes off without a hitch
On day 2 of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Sridevi inaugurated the much-in-the-news Indian Panorama section; while Subhash Ghai, Shraddha Kapoor and Padmini Kolhapure opened the Bioscope Village.