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Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi movie review: Seema Pahwa's directorial debut fails to rise above theatrics
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Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi movie review: Seema Pahwa's directorial debut fails to rise above theatrics

Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi had its world premiere at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival in 2019 and has released in theatres on 1 Jan, 2021.

In Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats uses monkeys as metaphor to satirise blind faith and superstition in modern India
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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.

Bombay Rose movie review: Gitanjali Rao's animated film is an arresting ode to the paradoxical chaos of Mumbai
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Bombay Rose movie review: Gitanjali Rao's animated film is an arresting ode to the paradoxical chaos of Mumbai

Every stroke within is a tribute, every note of music a love song, every passing moment in it a chronicle of a time, place or memory that can only be described as indelible.

Midsommar director Ari Aster on finding horror in the mundane, and why he's scared of the dark
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Midsommar director Ari Aster on finding horror in the mundane, and why he's scared of the dark

American filmmaker Ari Aster, who made Hereditary and Midsommar, was present at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival for the Indian premiere of the latter.

Sona Mohapatra on her documentary's world premiere at Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival, and never 'shutting up'
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Sona Mohapatra on her documentary's world premiere at Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival, and never 'shutting up'

Sona Mohapatra talks about the world premiere of a documentary on her, Shut Up Sona, that she has produced, at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival.

Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival winners' list: Prateek Vats’ Eeb Allay Ooo!, Bombay Rose bag top honours
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Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival winners' list: Prateek Vats’ Eeb Allay Ooo!, Bombay Rose bag top honours

Eeb Allay Ooo! and Bombay Rose won the Young Critics’ Choice Award and Manish Acharya Award for New Voices in Indian Cinema at MAMI 2019 respectively.

How a viewer benefits from knowing the plot of a film, through the lens of two titles at MAMI 2019
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How a viewer benefits from knowing the plot of a film, through the lens of two titles at MAMI 2019

Does it matter Oliver Laxe's Spanish film Fire Will Come gives us a mere hint of plot, whereas Konkani drama Kaajro (Bitter Tree) gives the entire plot away?

Fernando Meirelles on directing Netflix's The Two Popes, and why his next film is a timely reminder of climate change
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Fernando Meirelles on directing Netflix's The Two Popes, and why his next film is a timely reminder of climate change

Fernando Meirelles held a masterclass at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival, where he was also feted with a Cinema in Excellence (International) Award.

MAMI 2019 Day 4 highlights: Kabir Khan speaks at panel discussion; Bitter Chestnut, Kaifinama screened
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MAMI 2019 Day 4 highlights: Kabir Khan speaks at panel discussion; Bitter Chestnut, Kaifinama screened

Kabir Khan and Tahira Kashyap joined MAMI 2019 director Anupama Chopra to discuss how cinema can be an agent for change on 21 October.

Beanpole movie review: Russia's entry to the Oscars is provocative and chilling with World War 2 as backdrop
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Beanpole movie review: Russia's entry to the Oscars is provocative and chilling with World War 2 as backdrop

Balagov creates a meticulously controlled but spontaneous landscape in Beanpole, where we often hear more than we see.

Cargo movie review: Arati Kadav's debut feature is sure to develop cult following over time
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Cargo movie review: Arati Kadav's debut feature is sure to develop cult following over time

Cargo is very much an allegorical take on the meaning of life and death, told through the gaze of someone with a distinctly whimsical way of looking at things.

MAMI 2019 Day 3 highlights: The Irishman, Bombay Rose, Aamis screened; Hany Abu-Assad and Nandita Das' masterclass on filmmaking
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MAMI 2019 Day 3 highlights: The Irishman, Bombay Rose, Aamis screened; Hany Abu-Assad and Nandita Das' masterclass on filmmaking

Martin Scorsese's much-anticipated The Irishman, Gitanjali Rao's Bombay Rose, Ari Aster's Midsommar were some of the films screened on the third day of the festival

Moothon movie review: Geethu Mohandas' Malayalam-Hindi bilingual shows us a Nivin Pauly we’ve never seen before
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Moothon movie review: Geethu Mohandas' Malayalam-Hindi bilingual shows us a Nivin Pauly we’ve never seen before

Even by the high standards of Malayalam cinema, Moothon is a film that stands out for its visceral emotional tapestry interwoven with action-thriller elements.

Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival: Deepika Padukone defends her position as chairperson: 'Will learn along the way'
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Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival: Deepika Padukone defends her position as chairperson: 'Will learn along the way'

Deepika Padukone said at Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival that her aim is to constantly keep learning new things.

Gitanjali Rao on India premiere of her film Bombay Rose at MAMI 2019: Feels like bringing a man home to your parents
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Gitanjali Rao on India premiere of her film Bombay Rose at MAMI 2019: Feels like bringing a man home to your parents

Filmmaker Gitanjali Rao talks about bringing Bombay Rose home at MAMI, choosing animation as her preferred language of storytelling, and why she hasn't acted after October.

Hany Abu-Assad, Asghar Farhadi, Ingmar Bergman's films expose challenges of working in languages other than your own
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Hany Abu-Assad, Asghar Farhadi, Ingmar Bergman's films expose challenges of working in languages other than your own

The last film by Hany Abu-Assad, Head of the Jury, International Competition at Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival received with a modest shrug.

Sobhita Dhulipala on pursuing Geetu Mohandas for a role in Moothon, Bard of Blood, and her upcoming projects
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Sobhita Dhulipala on pursuing Geetu Mohandas for a role in Moothon, Bard of Blood, and her upcoming projects

In an interview with Firstpost, Sobhita says, "If there's a good story, I'll always seek it with all my sincerity. I'm an actor. A storyteller. I am not too attached to the outcome, never was, and I don't think I'll be either. I'm just happy to be here."

Cargo teaser: Vikrant Massey plays Prahastha, a demon, in sci-fi film produced by Anurag Kashyap
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Cargo teaser: Vikrant Massey plays Prahastha, a demon, in sci-fi film produced by Anurag Kashyap

Cargo has been directed by Arati Kadav, known for shorts like Time Machine and Raavan.