April 15, 2021 02:37 (IST)
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Canadian documentary film ‘Divine Musical Dancers’ showcases sublime culture of South India

Canada/IBNS: Directed, produced, and written by Ken Kandiah from Canada, the documentary ‘Divine Musical Dancers’ showcases the celestial culture of South India through the performances of a celebrated dance group from Tamil Nadu — comprising of 4 states namely Chennai, Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh — in South India.

Pakistan’s two-time Oscar-winner launches first digital platform for minorities

She is the only Pakistani who has received two Academy Awards. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a filmmaker, journalist, and activist, who has to her credit six Emmy Awards and a Knight International Journalism Award, has launched Pakistan's first digital platform for minorities.

Unlawful killings, rapes, kidnapping based on 2009 Sri Lankan civil war feature in Canada film

Toronto/IBNS: Filmed in Tamil Nadu in 2019, ‘Pearl in the Blood’ is a feature film produced, directed, and written by Ken Kandiah from Canada and is based on true events of the Sri Lankan civil war of 2009 depicting a lethal society of numerous rapes, crimes, and killings.

Canadian documentary 'Divine Dancers In Heaven' by Ken Kandiah showcases Tamil Nadu's dances

Toronto/IBNS: 'Divine Dancers in Heaven', a documentary produced and directed in Canada by Ken Kandiah, showcases the dances of Tamil Nadu, well-known as the cultural paradise for several celebrated folk dances.

Pakistani celebrities ask people to continue taking safety measures to fight COVID

Pakistani entertainers Mahira Khan, Adeel Hussain, Bilal Abbas and Iqra Aziz have joined hands to ask their fans to continue taking safety measures as the nation battles the third wave of the COVID-19 virus.

British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed makes history, nominated for Oscar

British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed made history as the first Muslim nominated for the Oscar for the lead actor role. Ahmed accomplished the feat with his powerful performance in Amazon’s Sound of Metal, which has been nominated for six Academy Awards in 2021 - best picture, best actor, best supporting actor for Paul Raci, best original screenplay, best editing, and best sound.

NBCUniversal's Promising Young Women gets six nominations at BAFTA 2021

The prestigious BAFTA 2021 nominations have just been unveiled and it’s certainly a mood of immense joy and jubilation for the entire Promising Young Women’s team.

Robert Kirkman's Invincible to premiere on Mar 26 on Amazon Prime Video

Mumbai/IBNS: Season one of Invincible, the new, hour-long, adult animation series from The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman, will premiere on Mar 26 on Over-the-top (OTT) platform Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Filmmaker Alex Piperno's Window Boy Would Also Like To Have a Submarine premieres at 51st IFFI

Goa/IBNS: Filmmaker Alex Piperno's debut feature film Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine was premiered at the 51st International Film Festival of India on Jan 17.

Mumbai: Shooting of Bangabandhu biopic starts

Mumbai: The shooting for the movie based on the life of founding father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, titled 'Bangabandhu', was held in Mumbai on Thursday.

51st IFFI: Dhritiman Chatterjee inaugurates special segment on celebrating 100 years of Satyajit Ray

Goa/IBNS: The well-known Bengali actor Dhritiman Chatterjee inaugurated a retrospective of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray at the 51st edition of IFFI in Goa on the second day of the film festival.

As I got directing Rishi Kapoor was most lovable man: Anubhav Sinha

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who is credited for films with a social message like Article 15, Thappad, delivered the Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture at the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), where Mulk was screened as a tribute to late actor Rishi Kapoor. As the festival, which began on Jan 8, ended on Friday, India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh looks back at his words during his festival visit

Hidden stories of real-life heroes in India need to be told: Saand Ki Aankh director Tushar Hiranandani at 51st IFFI

Goa/IBNS: Tushar Hiranandani, the director of Saandh Ki Aankh, said this biopic is not only about women-empowerment, but it narrates an inspiring tale of what one can achieve even at the age of sixty years when most people give up trying.

Veteran actor Biswajit Chatterjee conferred Indian Personality of Year Award at 51st IFFI

Panaji/UNI: The 51st edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) conferred Biswajit Chatterjee, veteran actor, producer, director and singer of Hindi and Bengali cinema, with the Indian Personality of the Year Award.

Iranian film Bandar Band wins best film at 26th KIFF

Kolkata/IBNS: The USP of any International Film Festival is that this is the only space where you get to watch films from beyond Hollywood and UK. You have no chance to watch films from other countries and especially the ones that capture the top awards in every section. Let us take a closer look.