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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

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.

26TH KIFF: Some brilliance beyond Indian shores

Why is it always that at international film festivals, nations we know little about pull out the most outstanding films as if out of a magic hat? 26th KIFF is no exception. National Award winning film writer Shoma A Chatterji picks out around four films screened in the International cinema section some in competition and some not because they have already been screened at other film festivals.

Bittersweet: An explosive film by Ananth Mahadevan screened at 26th KIFF

Kolkata/IBNS: Ananth Mahadevan, a theatre actor who shifted to television, cinema and OTT platforms and also turned to writing scripts, is now a reputed filmmaker in his own right.

26TH KIFF: Anubhav Sinha's Mulk pays tribute to late Rishi Kapoor

Kolkata/IBNS: Mulk, directed by Anubhav Sinha with a track record of 20 years in Bollywood, is the tribute being paid to the memory of the versatile and talented Rishi Kapoor who passed away of cancer last year.

Deaths of farmers during protests terrible: Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha

Kolkata/IBNS: Reacting to the ongoing farmers' protests in and around Delhi, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha on Saturday said the deaths of a number of peasants during the agitation are "terrible" and "should not have happened".

26th KIFF: No online seat booking system from Jan 11 after Mamata Banerjee's impromptu announcement

Kolkata/IBNS: The online seat booking system in the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) has been called off by the organisers after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made an impromptu announcement of allowing all people with special cards to enter into the theatres.

The Show Must Go On: Low-key 26th KIFF inaugurated in Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a low-key 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) was inaugurated virtually at the state headquarters Nabanna on Friday.

Looking back on Saptapadi: Centenary tribute to Hemanta Mukhopadhyay in 26th KIFF

Kolkata/IBNS: What better film than the Suchitra Sen-Uttam Kumar-starrer Saptapadi to pay a centenary tribute to Hemanta Mukhopadhay in celebration of his centenary? Let us take a look.

Special screening of Mee Raqsam at 26th KIFF

Kolkata/IBNS: Mee Raqsam (I Dance) finds a special place at the KIFF this year. It marks the directorial debut of famous cinematographer Baba Azmi, the only son of the late Kaifi and Shaukat Azmi, the younger brother of Shabana Azmi and the brother-in-law of Javed Akhtar.

Special screening as a tribute to Basu Chatterjee at 26th KIFF

Kolkata/IBNS: Basu Chatterjee, the celebrated filmmaker who passed away at the age of 93, is being paid a tribute with a screening of Chhoti Si Baat. 

26th KIFF to be inaugurated amid Covid-19 in Kolkata today

Kolkata/IBNS: The 26th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) will be inaugurated amid Covid-19 pandemic here on Friday.

Shah Rukh Khan to attend 26th KIFF inauguration virtually tomorrow

Kolkata/IBNS: Bollywood superstar and West Bengal brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan will be virtually present at the inauguration of 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) on Friday.

Low-key virtual 26th KIFF inauguration amid Covid-19 to be held in Nabanna on Jan 8

Kolkata/IBNS: A low-key inauguration ceremony of the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) amid the Covid-19 pandemic will be held virtually at state headquarters Nabanna on Jan 8.