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Cinema needs to reflect the truth of the times: Aparna Sen

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By Neeraj Nanda

MELBOURNE, 5 July 2020: Cinema needs to reflect the truth of the times, says Aparna Sen India’s leading cinema actress and director. She was answering questions by Rajeev Masand during a zoom interview, for the IFFM Film Club, Melbourne.

Aparna’s 2019 Bengali movie ‘Ghewre Barey Aaj’ (Home and the World) is loosely based on slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, a triangle story of a Hindu nationalist professor, a Dalit girl and her liberal editor husband. The background is India’s current political climate.

Answering to Rajeev Masand’s questions, Aparna detailed her story writing in school and development as an actor, writer, and director over the years.

” Times have now changed and I feel worried about the lack of harmony in India. Hindus, Muslims, and others fought together for the independence of the country.

My idea of India is under threat and telling the story of an individual in the context of the times is important,” she says.

On a question by SAT about the role of a film person when the idea of India is under threat, she says, actually, it is up to the filmmaker and their conscience. There are people who are afraid to speak. It’s important to reflect the times.”

IFFM-2020 Director Mitu Bhowmick Lange appreciated all participants and Aparana Sen’s participation in the web interaction conducted by Rajeev Masand and hoped Aparna will be in Australia for the next International Film Festival of Melbourne.

Sooryavanshi and other Hindi movies releases postponed in Australia

By Neeraj Nanda

MELBOURNE, 14 Match 2020: Akshay Kumar’s ‘Sooryanvanshi’ which was to release on 24 March 2020 in Australia, PNG, and Fiji has been postponed till the next announcement.

A message on the Mind Blowing Films website (mindblowingfilms.com) posted by the ‘Rohit Shetty Picturez’ says:”… due to the recent outburst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we the makers, have decided to postpone the release of your film Sooryavanshi, keeping in mind the health and safety of our beloved audience…And Sooryavanshi will be back for you just when the time is right..”

A text message from the Mind Blowing Films has confirmed that “all releases have been delayed.”

Mind blowing movies in March 2020

By SAT News Desk

‘Baaghi 3′ releasing on 6th March stars Tiger Shroff, Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor, An upcoming Indian action thriller film directed by Ahmed Khan. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and distributed by Fox Star Studios, it is a spiritual sequel to Baaghi and Baaghi 2.

‘Kaamyaab’ releasing on 6th March stars Sanjay Mishra and Deepak Dobriyal, The human drama is based on an interesting premise of a seasoned character actor who decides to come out of retirement and begin a quest for a record of some sorts, that elusive 500th role, the one for which he shall be remembered forever.

‘Chal Mera Putt 2‘ releasing on 13th March stars Amrinder Gill and Simi Chahal; A direct sequel to 2019 film Chal Mera Putt. The film has been shot in Birmingham, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

‘Sooryavanshi’ releasing on 24th March stars Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Anupam Kher; An upcoming Indian Hindi-language action film directed by Rohit Shetty, and produced by Shetty and Karan Johar under their banner of Rohit Shetty Pictures and Dharma Productions respectively, in association with Reliance Entertainment and Cape Of Good Films.

Dhamakedar Hindi films in December with MBF in Australia

MELBOURNE,27 November: This December three big Hindi movies are being released in Australia by the Mind Blowing Films. These are as follows with their trailers:

‘Panipat’ releasing on 6th December; A historical period drama that recounts the events that led up to and unfolded during the Third Battle of Panipat between the Maratha Empire and the Durrani Empire in 1761, starring Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor & Kriti Sanon.

‘Mardaani 2′ releasing on 13th December; Shivani Shivaji Roy aka Rani Mukherjee locks horns with the devil incarnate, a young & remorseless serial killer who is raping & murdering young women.

‘Dabangg 3′ releasing on 20th December; The third installment of Dabangg series features India’s most badass and lovable cop Chulbul Robinhood Pandey aka Salman Khan.

For all information go to – www.mindblowingfilms.com

King Khan chief guest at the IFFM- 2019

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By Neeraj Nanda

MELBOURNE, 13 June: Indian movie superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be the chief guest at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne-2019 (IFFM-2019), 8 to 17 August 2019. This will be the coveted festival’s 10th year, showcasing the best of Indian cinema.

From a grassroots festival to a state government-backed festival and an awardee of several global awards, the IFFM is the biggest Indian film festival in the Southern Hemisphere.

This year the festival is set to celebrate the central theme of ‘courage’, which is engraved in the inclusivity and diversity of the Indian film business.

Commenting about the festival, the Victorian Premier Hon. Daniel Andrews says: “The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is a much-loved event that celebrates the strong relationship between Victoria and India and our own vibrant Indian community. This event has grown significantly over the past decade and with the extraordinary Shah Rukh Khan here, this year’s festival is shaping up to be the biggest and most exciting yet.”

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley says: “A celebration of film, community and culture, the Indian Film Festival puts Melbourne in the spotlight and attracts more than 35,000 people each year. The Bollywood and Indian film industry is the biggest in the world and in addition to supporting this festival, we’ve announced a new Bollywood and Indian Cinema Attraction Fund to bring more film productions from India and the subcontinent to Victoria. Perhaps we’ll even lure Shah Rukh Khan back to our shores again!”

King Khan as he’s admirably referred to globally will be opening the festival officially on the 8th of August, 2019 along with the other festival guests and in the company of the ‘Premiere of Victoria’ Hon. Daniel Andrews and Mitu Bhowmick Lange, the director of the esteemed festival.

A Mind Blowing Films media release quotes, Shah Rukh Khan, saying, “I’m honoured and delighted to accept the invitation from the Victorian government and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to open their festival as their chief guest.
An industry of our magnitude and diversity deserves to be celebrated with great passion and fervor, which is what the festival embodies. I’m particularly pleased with the theme of the festival this year which is courage, an emotion that resonates with storytellers who really have the might to change the society and the world. I have had great memories of shooting for Chak De India in Melbourne and look forward to being back again, this time to celebrate Indian cinema”.

Director of the festival, Mitu Bhowmick Lange says, “We are so elated with the news of Mr. Khan joining us to be our chief guest. He’s truly an icon of Indian cinema internationally, a global icon, who millions and millions follow and look up to. The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne has always strived to bring the best Indian cinema here in Melbourne and bridge a gap between the fans and the actors whom people love and admire. We are looking forward to hosting Mr. Khan in Melbourne.”

The festival has films like Andhadhun (Hindi), Gully Boy (Hindi), Super Delux (Tamil), Chuskit (Ladakhi), Chippa (Hindi), Ahaa Re (Bengali) among others. A few films will be shown free at the Federation Square and the Telstra Bollywood Dance Competition will enthrall the audience.

Full details of the ten days’ festival’s movies, guests, opening, other and closing events and masterclasses, etc. will be announced soon. More information can be accessed at www.iffm.com.au.