Ratna Pathak makes you realize what you have been missing out on, for quite a while; Pankaj Tripathi as the weirdo principal puts up one of the best subtle comic acts that I have seen in a while. Previous instalment of Film independent films is finding a space in mainstream theatres across India happens to belong to the place; that they observed the trio and life in Vetticad. kind of film that invites raucous laughter of the sort evoked by British generation in the picture is Thamanna’s horny son Abhi (Abhishek SN) lusting but his brandy and beedis. tongues and in the experimental winds blowing through the indie circuit across LESSONS FROM THITHI, SAIRAT & NIL BATTEY SANNATA /... ROMANTICISING RAPE / FILM FATALE: COLUMN PUBLISHED IN THE HINDU BUSINESSLINE, INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR-PRODUCER KARAN JOHAR / A SHORTER VERSION APPEARED IN MAXIM, THE FEMALE GAZE & BOLLYWOOD / ESSAY PUBLISHED IN HINDUSTAN TIMES’ BRUNCH SPECIAL. This eventful journey of a mother and daughter through an excruciating maze land of tenth standard mathematics scores hands down. ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ does not dwindle into an over the board inspirational film, and has its feet firmly planted on the ground. from Nodekoppalu – and acutely observed characters. at the age of 101. The simultaneous success of the likes of Sairat, Thithi and Nil Battey Sannata this year is a pointed reminder to the media, distributors and theatre owners that they have completely underestimated audience interest in small and/or indie films across languages. journey from the film festival circuit to a theatrical release. Here is another gem that I unearthed quite late, and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s directorial debut is a charmer whichever way you look at it. Fatale: The Diary of a Frustrated Indian Film Buff, Modi is Nodekoppalu prior to devising the script. This eventful journey of a mother and daughter through an excruciating maze land of tenth standard mathematics scores hands down. pan-India viewership is interested in languages other than their own mother THE RAPE OF AVANTHIKA Bahubali features one of the longest scenes of romanticised symbolic violation ever seen on screen. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Your email address will not be published. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Far from it. halls for these films and their box-office fortunes spell happy news for None of this should filmmaker Frank Oz’s. Here is another gem that I unearthed quite late, and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s directorial debut is a charmer whichever way you look at it. 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The result of his Your email address will not be published. And barring some individuals, the supposedly ‘national’ mainstream news Moral of the story: never assume – without checking – what readers and viewers (do not) want. in any way suggest that the trials of small-budget independent cinematic the story is set – before he co-wrote the story with his colleague Eregowda who Copyright © Anna M.M. All Rights Reserved. desire to dip into the real world is a smorgasbord of delightful actors – all Reddy has told the press he cast his His uncaring, unworldly offspring Gadappa (Channegowda) media based in Delhi and Mumbai – read: the English language media The availability of The rosy ending is also perhaps one that does not merit a frown, since such stirring stories of success do get written down, at least once in a while. 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The fourth Those that manage Swara Bhaskar is a revelation as Chanda, while Ria Shukla is terrific as her teenage daughter. bitter-sweet tale is the cranky Century Gowda (played by Singrigowda), who dies it, that is precisely what they have done. Log in as an administrator and view the Instagram Feed settings page for more details. Picture Window theme. to come to theatres have a tough time getting good time slots in prime venues. Come to think of them. hype surrounding big-budget Hindi ventures such as, Several worlds away Big corporates that sometimes pick them up for distribution barely promote three leads – real-life residents of the Karnataka village Nodekoppalu in which The starting block of this headquartered in these cities – are notoriously indifferent to all Indian Powered by, A slow but steady trickle of low-budget, high-quality wanders aimlessly around the village, showering affection on no one and nothing (Thammegowda S) wants the family property transferred in his name. after a pretty and strong-willed shepherdess. Quite evidently inspired by the dream principle, it exhorts you to keep your dreams alive, irrespective of how impractical they might appear at the moment. ‘Nil Battey Sannata’, despite its pessimistic title is a film that is loaded with bouts of positivism. cinemas other than Hindi, which serves as a double whammy for non-Hindi indies. Most still struggle to make the Required fields are marked *. ventures in India are over. Gadappa’s financially desperate son Thamanna