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How film festivals around the world have adapted to the limitations of the Coronavirus pandemic
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How film festivals around the world have adapted to the limitations of the Coronavirus pandemic

Many film festivals are offering a mix of virtual and physical events in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronvirus Outbreak: Nandita Das films a short to raise awareness on domestic violence during lockdown
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Coronvirus Outbreak: Nandita Das films a short to raise awareness on domestic violence during lockdown

Titled Listen To Her, the 7-minute video showcases how the lockdown called in several countries has made life for women in toxic relationships harder.

Through Manto, how Nandita Das understood fence-sitters better, and employed cinema to evoke empathy
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Through Manto, how Nandita Das understood fence-sitters better, and employed cinema to evoke empathy

Only a year since her film Manto (2018) took her across the world to a myriad festivals and meets, Nandita Das is on the road yet again, with Saadat Hasan continuing to keep her faithful company. Firstpost catches up with the actor-director turned writer in Kolkata, and talks about her journey with Manto, her politics, and the only kind of people she wishes to engage with at present.

Over 300 personalities including actor Naseeruddin Shah, historian Romila Thapar issue statement against CAA, NRC
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Over 300 personalities including actor Naseeruddin Shah, historian Romila Thapar issue statement against CAA, NRC

Over 300 eminent personalities from the creative and scholarly community of India, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, filmmaker Mira Nair, vocalist TM Krishna, author Amitav Ghosh have expressed solidarity with people protesting against the CAA and NRC.

Nandita Das weighs in on Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher tussle: 'Not in favour of anyone trolling anyone'
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Nandita Das weighs in on Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher tussle: 'Not in favour of anyone trolling anyone'

Nandita Das has weighed in on the ongoing tussle between Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher, which began with Shah calling Kher a 'clown' while speaking about CAA protests

Nandita Das backs CAA protests, lauds students: 'Every other place is becoming a Shaheen Bagh now'
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Nandita Das backs CAA protests, lauds students: 'Every other place is becoming a Shaheen Bagh now'

Nandita Das emphasised that with the economic slowdown, growing unemployment rate, and now with the CAA and the NRC, the country has become a topic of discussion across the world

Tahir Raj Bhasin's method involves drawing inspiration from real life, and blending it with a little bit of himself
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Tahir Raj Bhasin's method involves drawing inspiration from real life, and blending it with a little bit of himself

Tahir Raj Bhasin speaks to Firstpost about how his Chhicchore character, Derek, led a college life that was very different from his own, and his reaction on meeting Sunil Gavaskar for his upcoming film, 83.

Jio MAMI Mumbai film festival: Hany Abu-Assad on keeping Palestine alive through movies, the emptiness of 'art for art's sake'
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Jio MAMI Mumbai film festival: Hany Abu-Assad on keeping Palestine alive through movies, the emptiness of 'art for art's sake'

Hany Abu-Assad doesn't want to be Palestine's interpreter for the world, he wants to make films that will make his people laugh and cry. In this conversation with Firstpost, he speaks about why he is attracted to love stories, his forays into Hollywood, and what makes a film good

India's Got Colour: Nandita Das' video on discrimination based on skin complexion in society packs a heavy punch
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India's Got Colour: Nandita Das' video on discrimination based on skin complexion in society packs a heavy punch

To mark the special occasion of 10 years with NGO Woman of Worth, Nandita Das created a music video on skin colour discrimination, India's Got Colour.

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai: Why Soumitra Ranade’s remake fails to match up to Saeed Mirza’s cult classic
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Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai: Why Soumitra Ranade’s remake fails to match up to Saeed Mirza’s cult classic

Although well-intentioned, crisply edited and equipped with some superb actors, Soumitra Ranade’s Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai falls well short of the mark, mostly due to an erratic script that never quite takes off.

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai movie review: Nandita Das, Manav Kaul do their best despite confusing screenplay
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Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai movie review: Nandita Das, Manav Kaul do their best despite confusing screenplay

Writer-director Soumitra Ranade describes his film Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai as a “conceptual remake” of Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s original 1980 film

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai: Nandita Das, Manav Kaul, Soumitra Ranade on their 'conceptual remake'
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Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai: Nandita Das, Manav Kaul, Soumitra Ranade on their 'conceptual remake'

Nandita Das on Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai: The remake tackles contemporary issues with an entirely new story and the only thread that connects the two is ‘anger’.

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai trailer: Manav Kaul, Nandita Das star in official remake of 1980 film
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Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai trailer: Manav Kaul, Nandita Das star in official remake of 1980 film

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai has been written, directed and produced by Soumitra Ranade.

Manav Kaul, Nandita Das, Saurabh Shukla to star in remake of 1980 classic, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai
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Manav Kaul, Nandita Das, Saurabh Shukla to star in remake of 1980 classic, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai was originally written and directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza.

TM Krishna, cellist Yo-Yo Ma present impromptu performance after discussion on art in Mumbai
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TM Krishna, cellist Yo-Yo Ma present impromptu performance after discussion on art in Mumbai

TM Krishna broke into an impromptu performance with Yo-Yo Ma, where he picked up a line from the latter's cello performance and linked it with a Carnatic-music composition.

Veteran Bengali filmmaker Mrinal Sen cremated in Kolkata; last rites ceremony attended by Nandita Das, Anjan Dutt
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Veteran Bengali filmmaker Mrinal Sen cremated in Kolkata; last rites ceremony attended by Nandita Das, Anjan Dutt

Mrinal Sen has directed films like Ek Din Achanak, Padatik, Baishey Shravana and Mrigayaa.

Nandita Das says she is disappointed Manto won't release in Pakistan: He belongs to both countries equally
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Nandita Das says she is disappointed Manto won't release in Pakistan: He belongs to both countries equally

Nandita Das said that Manto was not passed by Pakistan's Censor Board, citing that 'the film has anti-Partition narrative theme and explicit scenes'

Manto director Nandita Das honoured at Asia Pacific Screen Awards; Nawazuddin Siddiqui named Best Actor
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Manto director Nandita Das honoured at Asia Pacific Screen Awards; Nawazuddin Siddiqui named Best Actor

Shoplifters, which won the Palme d’Or earlier this year, won the top honour — Best Feature Film — at APSA.

Nandita Das to receive  FIAPF Award at Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia
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Nandita Das to receive FIAPF Award at Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia

Nandita Das most recently directed Saadat Hasan Manto's biopic starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui.