This past year was a mixed bag for Bollywood. It started off with a bang, and made us hold out hope that the reign of nonsensical, regressive commercial masala may be coming to a close.
Recalling his first meeting with directors Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa, Singh said he thought they were media persons who had come to do a sting operation on him for his work as a 'katiyabaaz' (electricity thief).
This documentary about the terrible power situation in the industrial centre of Kanpur unfolds with all the drama and charm of a feature film.
Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced exemption of entertainment tax on National-award-winning documentary 'Katiyabaaz'
By the end of Katiyabaaz, like the audience, Maheshwari is able to escape Kanpur, albeit with scratches and scars. Loha Singh, however, has nowhere to go but up a pole and close to the high voltage wires.
Celebrities attended the premiere of 'Katiyabaaz', a documentary by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa based on the power crisis in Kanpur.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who was here today to promote 'Katiyabaaz' - a film on electricity theft in small cities, said he could relate with the problem.
Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa had limited budget, a small crew and an absconding leading man when they set out to make Katiyabaaz, a National-award- winning documentary that explores power-crisis in Kanpur with dollops of humour.
Dubai’s Celebration of Indian Cinema section partly reflects growing Indian talent, as well as appeals to a substantial Indian and south Asian population in Dubai and the UAE. There is a rich harvest of eight Indian films at Dubai this year.
A week of films, films and more films came to an end as the 15th Mumbai Film Festival came to a close yesterday. At the closing ceremony, the following awards were announced.
The trailer of Katiyabaaz is out. Catch the electricity thief in the act of thievery