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RIFF 2020: Winners all

RIFF 2020: Winners all Below is the complete list of award-winners at the 6th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), Jaipur, January 18-22, 2020. The distribution ceremony was held at the Jawahar Kala Kendra. It was announced at the end of the awards function that the 7th RIFF will be not be held in Jaipur, but in another city of Rajasthan. Sources confirm that this was being done to avoid clashing with the other film festival, which is held parallel to RIFF, the Jaipur International F...

RIFF, 7: Films, Knowledge Series and Open Forum

RIFF, 7: Films, Knowledge Series and Open Forum At the inaugural function of the Sixth Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), on 18th January, 2020, at the Open-Air Jawahar Kala Kendra, the following films were screened: My Turn (Korea), Kalamkhush, #Jaipuractivists and Dhanak (all from India). Regular screenings and other sessions commenced at Cinépolis, Jaipur, on the second day, the 19th of January, 2020. Films screened during the morning session were Chitthiyan, Pearl-A Girl...

Namita Lal (Aaj ki Ismat Chughtai/the Ismat Chughtai of Today) and Aslam Ansari (Aaj ka Manto/the Manto of Today) at Cannes-2019

Cannes-2019. Metaphorically, Aaj ki Ismat Chughtai and Aaj ka Manto (the Ismat Chughtai of Today and the Manto of Today) are going to be creatively involved in the upcoming film, Angarey (The Burning Desires...) Let's see what they prepare from this burning coal...

Angarey (The Burning Desires) The poster launch at Cannes 2019

Based on real events: Angarey (The Burning Desires) is a tale that revolves around two unusual characters, Maryam and Rufi... Maryam holds the burning desires to break out the the pre-determined set of values, the desire to question and protest against patriarchy, the desire to move beyond horizons and create her own universe - while Rufi is one of the most unconventional persons one can ever imagine. He is a sp

Namita Lal, an Indian banker-turned producer/actress appearing live on a boat in Cannes, launching the poster of Angarey.

"I am truly fascinated by the power and magnetism of Angarey," says Namita about a new film project that she is passionat about. Namita was in Cannes-2019 with her film, Lihaaf (The Quilt.) Lihaaf is based on Ismat Chughtai's celebrated and controversial short story. In Urdu/Hindi literature, Ismat Chughtai was the most outspoken female writer of her time. Now Namita, inspired by Ismat, is probably Aaj

Next-Wave Cinema in Cannes: A new emerging young female director, Maryam Ansari is on the way to smash all values...

Cannes-2019: Shamoon Abbasi, Italian-born, Pakistani filmmaker who is promoting his film, Durj at Cannes, is also moving into experimental zones with innovative projects. Durj (THE CASKET) appearing in cinemas on 11 October 2019 is wrapped in a mystery, dealing with the issue of cannibalism in Pakistan. Now at Cannes, the creative team of Durj has come up with an upcoming project of a film and a TV serial, titled, Angarey (The Burning Desires.) Angarey will reflect the stories of Pakistan&rsq...