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A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureSometimes when you’re hungry, instead of a large meal, all you want is a quick bite along with a steaming hot cup of chai or coffee. Cosy little cafes that have tasty snacks and deserts with a beverage menu to die for, are perfect for this. So we went about and found some of the best cafes in Goa for you to visit this IFFI.1. Cafe Candolim, GoaWith it’s eye catching Greek ambience, Cafe Candolim is the perfect place for a delectable breakfast or a brunch. With fresh and healthy food and an always warm and welcoming staff, this Grecian style restaurant is a must visit. Pick up a book to read along with your meal from the library in the cafe.Location&nbs...
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  November 23, 2018, 1:07 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBringing together an all-star cast of talent, Netflix announced today Abhishek Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff as the lead Hindi-language talent for the upcoming Netflix film, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.The star-studded cast will comprise the following roles from the classic tale:· Abhishek Bachchan as Bagheera · Kareena Kapoor as Kaa · Anil Kapoor as Baloo · Madhuri Dixit as Nisha · Jackie Shroff as Shere KhanThe actors of the Hindi version of Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle join an equally impressive international cast of Christian Bale (Bagheera), Andy Serkis (Baloo), Ben...
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  November 20, 2018, 7:40 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India will open today with the gala opening ceremony that will showcase the theme of New India through a variety of genres of cinema. This would entail a 90-minute power-packed programme incorporating elements and narratives of the rich and diverse kaleidoscope of the Indian film heritage and industry.The colourful opening ceremony will showcase the themes of history, action and romance. Audiences will get to watch an array of on-stage scintillating performances by mainstream Bollywood artists – with Sonu Sood doing an action packed set, Shilpa Rao doing a romantic bit and dancers opening the ceremon...
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  November 20, 2018, 2:24 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAjay Devgn Films, Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Panorama Studios have come together to venture into the Punjabi film industry with an official remake of the 2011 hit SINGHAM starring Ajay Devgn.The Punjabi remake will star the multi-talented Parmish Verma as the heroic cop and Sonam Bajwa stars in the female lead. The film is presented by Gulshan Kumar (T-Series) & Ajay Devgn and is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Abhishek Pathak, and co-produced by Munish Sahni and Sanjeev Joshi.For Ajay Devgn in a presenter's role, this is going back to his roots in many ways. A Punjabi himself and having played the Singham character, this ...
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  November 18, 2018, 1:08 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will open with the World Premiere of ‘The Aspern Papers’ with international star cast.The whole cast will be present for its premiere at the festival. Golden Globe winner Mr. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (lead actor), Golden Globe nominated actress Ms. Joely Richardson (lead actress), Ms. Julia Robins (actress), Ms. Morgane Polanski (actress ) - daughter of Roman Polanski, Mr. Nicolas Hau (actor) Mr. Julien Landais (director) will be present at the screening.The Aspern Papers tells a story of obsession, g...
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  November 14, 2018, 4:51 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureIn 2016, IFFI created a special Film Section, wherein differently abled children were given a chance to experience the wonders of cinema. This was created in collaboration with UNESCO and Saksham, under the Accessible India Campaign and Sugamaya Bharat Abhiyan.A little about SakshamSaksham is a Delhi-based NGO established in 2003 by Dipendra Manocha & Rummi K. Seth. It focuses on helping those with disabilities lead more comfortable lives and they also help make things more accessible to them, through a variety of strategies. Through providing these movies that had audio descriptions for the blind viewers and subtitles for the deaf viewers, Saksha...
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  November 11, 2018, 4:47 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureNetflix concluded its inaugural content event in Asia, “See What’s Next: Asia” with a celebration of the company’s rapidly growing diverse content slate in India. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and chief content officer Ted Sarandos joined performers and creators from India to announce eight original films and a new original series. The showcase also included updates on four Indian original series that were previously announced.“We celebrate India today with an incredible line-up of original films and series that are right now filming across India. This line-up cuts across genres from horror to fantasy and in locations from Leh to Mumbai. Th...
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  November 11, 2018, 1:59 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureLove for different types of sports has been prevalent around our country for years. We have a multitude of sports personalities who have worked hard all their life to achieve their goals and to make India proud.This year at IFFI 2018, as an extension of the Khelo India Campaign, there is a special film section that has been created as a part of the Open Air Screenings at IFFI. Biopics and movies of incredibly talented sports players who have made our country proud through their achievements will be screened here.The Khelo India Campaign was brought to life in 2018 as a means to rebuild the sports culture in India. This programme aims at...
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  November 9, 2018, 7:39 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeaturePlanning your visit to Goa for IFFI 2018? Here are some of the best hostels around the state and they’re perfectly budget friendly! If you’re someone with a wandering gypsy spirit and want to experience what it’s like to actually live in Goa, then be sure to check these hostels out.1. The Bucket List HostelCheck out this budget friendly hostel that is a vibrant creator’s space and happens to be right next to the beach! Turn moments into memories by enjoying free yoga and socialising with the other hostellers or you can even take a walking and cycling tour at The Bucket List Hostel. If you like the game of badminton, you can always compete in their ...
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  November 9, 2018, 7:28 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe International Film Festival of India 2018 is less than a month away and this year’s Steering Committee is being spearheaded by big names like Karan Johar, Subhash Ghai and Siddharth Roy Kapur to name a few. Each year, IFFI brings something new to the table and one can only expect this film festival to be bigger and better this edition.So here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss out on this year’s festival.Enjoy New Film Sections Introduced for the first timeIFFI 2018 aims at showcasing cinematic talent for you to see, with a brand-new range of Film Sections like Talent Hub, State Focus, Sketch on Screen, World Panorama, Retrospect...
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  November 9, 2018, 6:47 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges Feature“Sometimes, when I’m dreaming, I’ll think, ‘I’ll remember this, I’ll make a film of it.’ It’s a sort of occupational disease.” These are the very words of one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, Ingmar Bergman.This Swedish born writer, director and producer has made over 60 films during nearly six decades in cinema from 1946 – 2003. He has directed 45 full-length features and most of them were from his own scripts and has also directed over 170 plays. Bergman was a recipient of 3 Academy awards and 6 Golden Globes during his illustrious career and is often considered to be one of the most gifted and influent...
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  November 9, 2018, 6:31 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Tanmay ShuklaFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsJia Zhangke’s Ash is the Purest White is unlike any drama/romance film that you have seen. It is the freshness of perspective, place and people that we don’t get to see on the big screen very often and rarely from a voice as striking and sharp as Zhangke’s. I didn’t know what to expect from Jia and I came out pleasantly surprised, thoroughly satisfied. It is absorbing and emotionally charging. It is quite funny too in unexpected situations. Jia Zhangke’s direction is not driven by style; it’s driven by the effect. He is very calculative in his directorial choices.Qiao (played by Zhao Tao) ...
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  November 8, 2018, 11:28 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2018 will be held in Goa from 20th to 28th November, 2018. 49th edition of the festival will showcase 212 films from over 68 countries, which reflects diversity of taste.International Competition section has 15 films out of which 3 are Indian. Competition section itself represents films produced and co-produced by 22 countries.Festival Kaleidoscope section carries 20 critically acclaimed international films that have been to major film festivals and majority of them being multiple award winners. This is one of the most sought after sections of the festiva...
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  November 7, 2018, 6:43 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Tanmay ShuklaFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsThe 2018 Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters is a sort of film that illustrates the expansive scope of cinema as a medium. The director Hirokazu Koreeda is not experimenting with the elements of film, he is captain of the ship—he knows exactly where he wants to go and the path he is going to follow. He is confident and patient as a filmmaker. It is all about the screenplay. It’s so well written that there is no need for any non-linear narrative, fancy camerawork, disorienting editing or extravagant production. What it needed was excellent acting and fastidious direction which it has and you have a mas...
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  November 5, 2018, 10:38 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Tanmay ShuklaFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsPawel convinces us of his sincerity from the very beginning by the authenticity of his setting to make a magnificent film made possible by his excellent direction. He uses minimal dialogues, dazzling visuals, solid acting and meticulous production to hold our attention as the film jumps through time in the narrative. It is funny in parts and flows through rapidly, floating on the rhythms of the music filling its atmosphere.A team is sent across the country to unearth local singers and dancers who will perform their folk art as part of State propaganda. They call it “the music of pain and humiliation...
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  October 31, 2018, 1:52 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Tanmay ShuklaFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsBlacKkKlansman is an admirable adaptation of Ron Stallworth's memoir Black Klansman. It has everything that a film needs to be entertaining—comedy, drama, witty dialogues, rapidly unfolding plot, good music and a very effective score. The acting is excellent all around. Spike Lee makes no mistake as the director. The subject however is important and has scope for dramatic and provocative treatment which Lee ingeniously exploits to lift the tension and spirits in BlacKkKlansman. Two detectives, Ron and Flip are are trying to find information about the Ku Klux Klan organisation. Ron fakes a "white acc...
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  October 29, 2018, 1:49 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is an annual Film Festival of India currently held in the beautiful state of Goa. The Festival aims at providing a common platform for the best of World Cinema to project the excellence of the film art to everyone around the globe.This year, IFFI celebrates its 49th edition with a bigger showbiz and a superior lineup of films and artists from around the globe. With thousands of delegates, extraordinary films, enticing food and an eclectic atmosphere, IFFI 2018 will serve as a confluence of International Cinema, Entertainment and Glamour, all under one roof. This 9-day movie madness is scheduled to happen in Goa fr...
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  October 29, 2018, 12:20 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) which will be held from 1 to 4 November 2018 in the beautiful mountain town of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the meeting point of a rich and cosmopolitan mix of people and cultures. The seventh edition of DIFF will build on the hallmarks that have given the festival its reputation as a cutting-edge event – an intimate and carefully curated festival in the Himalayas showcasing an eclectic mix of the best of independent features, documentaries, shorts and animation films from India and around the world.Opening and Closing FilmsDar Gai’s Na...
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  October 28, 2018, 9:22 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Tanmay ShuklaFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsIt is not often that a new film leaves me speechless, it usually happens when I pick a title from the all time greats list. However, it happened last year when I saw Zvyagintsev’s Loveless, and it has happened again with Roma. Alfonso Cuarón having already made great films like Children of Men and Gravity comes back after five years with his most personal film, Roma, which is without a doubt a masterpiece. Roma opens with the camera pointed downwards, at the tiled floor which is slowly washed over by water and soap, over and over again as the title sequence rolls in. I wonder if Alfonso had the for...
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  October 28, 2018, 2:18 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe trailer of Bird Box has recently debuted. The film will be available on Netflix and in select theatres on December 21.Directed by | Susanne BierWritten by | Eric HeissererProduced by | Dylan Clark, p.g.a., Chris Morgan, p.g.a., Clayton Townsend, p.g.a.Starring | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, with Sarah Paulson, and John MalkovichSynopsis: When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life.  Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning o...
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  October 27, 2018, 12:36 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Tanmay ShuklaFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsLeave No Trace has Debra Granik’s signature all over it. Her breakthrough film Winter’s Bone received wide critical acclaim and Leave No Trace is another successful example of her style of filmmaking which is practically unmatched today in its treatment and execution. With Leave No Trace, Debra Granik pushes the bar even further. She is not holding the attention with the plot, she does it through the two central characters, a father and daughter. She gives more room to Tom, the daughter, who has been subjected to a life which few of her age have ever imagined, let alone experience it first end.Ben...
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  October 26, 2018, 11:40 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureSometimes, you need to refill your bean bag chairs because over time, they tend to sag, lose shape, and provide less comfort than they used to, hampering your binge-watch or binge-read sessions. You must consider these situations before purchasing any bean bag refills. It is always advisable to buy bean bags with beans as the refill can help re-fluff and restore your bean bag to its former glory. However, refilling your beanbag may get tricky and messy. This is why we bring to you a step-by-step guide to refill bean bags.1. Team effortEnsure that you refill your bean bag with some help. Usually, this is a two-person job.2. Open areaEnsure that you choose a clea...
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  October 22, 2018, 5:16 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureA long festive weekend is just about here. A perfect time to score some time with family and friends and explore all the TV winners you might have missed. So shut those curtains, grab some munchies and catch up on some of the most amazing shows on Hotstar.1. The WireIn the city of Baltimore, Detective James McNulty and his team investigate crimes and try their best to solve the bridge that exists between the drug kingpins and the law enforcement agencies.2. ChanceA dark thriller centering on neuropsychiatrist who spirals into a perilous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness3. The Night OfThis crime-drama series delves deeply into the ...
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  October 20, 2018, 3:22 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe cast of upcoming Indian comedy-drama film Badhaai Ho seems highly excited & confident as the movie is nearing its release date, which is the 18th of October. Ayushmaan Khurana along with Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, and director Amit Ravindernath Sharma, were witnessed in New Delhi for the promotions and media interaction at Hotel Le Meridien.As per the details revealed by the team, Badhaai Ho is tipped to be a coming-of-age story with a tinge of romance. It also stars Sanya Malhotra in the prominent role, including Sheeba Chaddha, Surekha Sikri, Rahul Tewari. Produced by Vineet Jain, Hemant Bhandari and Aleya Sen, the film features under the banner of Jung...
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  October 17, 2018, 2:27 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureJ. K. Simmons in CounterpartIn the duplicitous universe of Counterpartthere are two worlds, not unlike ours. They are called Alpha world and Prime world, respectively. At first, Prime world was created as exactly the mirror image of Alpha world, back in the late 1980s, by East German scientists.  But subsequently both started growing independently leading to some minor changes initially which gradually made way for much greater divergences.  But the catch is that people living in these worlds aren’t aware of the existence of the other world. This is done to ensure order and sanity intact. Only a handful of operatives on both the sides are aware of t...
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  October 16, 2018, 1:05 pm

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