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By Neeraj Nanda MELBOURNE: Pakistani 2019 romantic drama traces the decline of a leading Lollywood actress (Meera as Shameera) and her efforts to revive herself. The theme is interesting but Baaji (means elder sister in Urdu) made in the commercial setup looks more like a Bollywood potboiler. Shameera has a […]

QUICK REVIEW: B. Selvi & Daughters, Tamil, IFFM-2020

25 minutes simple and empowering film dealing with the relationship between a 50-year-old widowed woman (Selvi) and her independent-minded young daughter in Chennai. Director Driysha charts the ups and downs of an online startup by Selvi and the daughter’s positive push. The rather intricate relationship between the daughter and the […]


Photo- RSVP Movies By Neeraj Nanda MELBOURNE, 23 October 2020: Just saw the opening film of the IFFM-2020 ‘NATKHAT’ directed by Shaan Vyas and also produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Vidya Balan. In a country where domestic violence and rape is a big issue, the film tells us how masculinity […]

QUICK REVIEW: Habbadi (Marathi), IFFM-2020

By Neeraj Nanda MELBOURNE, 23 October 2020: The second opening movie of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2020, Habbadi’ (Marathi) directed by Nachiket Samant (Gachchi, 2017), deals with a 10-year-old village boy (Karan Dave) who faces flak and discrimination because he stammers. He is like anyone but chided in […]

IFFM-2020 opens with films addressing disability & gender equality

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 20 October 2020: The 11th International Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), online this year will open with Vidya Balan’s Natkhat and Nachiket Samant Habadd in Marathi. The two movies can be streamed free on 23 October 2020 at festival which will go on till […]