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    The Daughter I: a woman part 3
    The story concerns the sexual awakening of a young woman who is the daughter of a socially conservative and religious Danish couple.
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    IFTDA Masterclass Gulzar Part 3 (Trailer)
    Masterclass with the eminent poet, lyricist and film director Gulzar! Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke, Academy and Grammy awardee Gulzar Sahab shares episodes of his life to the eager audience. Moderated by Sudhir Mishra the session is alive with memories, his journey in Bollywood, audience interaction and much more.
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    Gentleman
    Every day, millions of hands sabotage our environment. The trash can wasn't near enough…… It’s not my responsibility to clean up…… Everybody else is throwing trash…..what difference would I alone make? Excuses are extreme but efforts are close to none! Do you have to be senseless to sense the danger piling on us?? Watch this inspiring short film on littering.
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    I, A Woman, Part II
    Newly married Siv Holm, is now facing financial problems as her husband, an antique dealer refuses to part from his acquisitions. Her husband, Hans, however makes enough cash selling Siv’s nude pictures! Loathed by such a behaviour, what step would Siv take to avenge herself?
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    zeher
    A daughter wants to get rid of her mother in law and her father gives her a slow poison. Does she manage to get rid of her mother in law?
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    Kattorna
    A group of women are work-mates at a laundry. Rike is spreading a rumor about the manager Marta, a rumor that Marta is gay and that she once tried to seduce Rike. This leads to an explosive situation at the wor     k-place.
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    I, a Woman
    Caging her with restrictions only frustrated her. Her boring fiancé was the last straw in unleashing that hidden beast. Eager to find herself, Siv went on a roller coaster sexual ride. Her companions varied. And she dumped all in the fear of being caged again until she found Eric! Would Eric be able to tame this wild beast inside her?
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    Som hon bäddar får han ligga
    A German sociologist comes to Sweden to investigate whether the Swedish sin is a myth or reality. He places his inquiry into a dormitory for girls. His fiancee in Berlin fantasize things about the survey, and to allay their concerns she packs her bags and traveling after him, to try to persuade him to come home.
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    Exponerad
    Colourful as well as grey? Lena saw it all at a blooming age of 20! Photographed in nude by an older man, she dived headlong unwillingly into a world of orgies. Locking up that chapter? Not as easy as she thought! Moving on with an age appropriate man was no solution either. Her treacherous past caught up with her yet again. Would she be able to escape it for good?
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    Justine and Juliette
    Two Sisters. Justine and Juliette Both are two sides of a coin yet stuck in the same fate. Prostitution. Juliette enjoys every minute with the rich and powerful… while Justine detests it! Would Justine be able to overcome her fate or is she going to fall deeper into degradation?
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    IFTDA Masterclass Subhash Ghai Part 4
    The exciting finish to the Masterclass by the Showman Subhash Ghai! A learned experience for the students to have met the charismatic actor, screenwriter, producer, director who is also an alumni of the prestigious Films and Televison Institute of India. Moderated by Satish Kaushik, the session finale is on a refreshing note, giving the required boost of learning to the eager audience.
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    IFTDA Masterclass Subhash Ghai Part 3
    Masterclass with the Showman Subhash Ghai! A prized opportunity in which eager students met the charismatic actor, screenwriter, producer, director who is an alumni of Films and Televison Institute of India. Moderated by Satish Kaushik, the session is alive with heartfelt experiences, gossips, valuable knowledge on film making, and interaction with the students.

SUBSCRIPTION

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    BIUTIFUL
    Uxbal is a man of many shades. A devoted father while maintaining a healthy relationship with the mother of his children, he is also a criminal! Stepping into the realms of illegality, he differentiated from the rest by showing some dignity. His entire world is ripped apart when he collides head on with a harsh reality of life. An inevitable truth. What happens next is though brutal but is biutiful!
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    The Reluctant Fundamentalist
    A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. Quite successful in his work, he one day finds out that his services are no longer required. And all this is because he belonged to a certain religion. His name itself causes stirs, when uttered aloud. On the backdrop of 9/11 attacks, he finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis and the enduring call of his family’s homeland. A different view to that conceived by millions on Islamic followers post 9/11 attacks in America, well presented by Ace director, Mira Nair! 
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    Nirvana
    'NIRVANA' sets in the Holy city of India, Varanasi.A 23 minutes Documentary short film. Film showcases the beauty of Banares Ghats and the peaceful time spent by the visitors. It also introduces with the experiences of people living here from their childhood. What they have to say about the culture of this place. The Director has tried to give you a thought, why we are so tense when one day everything would be vanished. Why to stick with all materialistic things that we didn't even brought with us at the time of our birth. Festivals nominated/won:   - Bagged Best Director award at Ahmednagar International film festival 2016. - Nominated at Kerela International film festival 2016. - Nominated at First Frame International film festival 2015. - Nominated at Cinephile film festival 2016.  
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    Kisses
    Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.
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    A Single Man
    It was the 1960’s. He was gay and dealing with the death of a devoted partner. Suicide was on the cards as the battle within became tomenting. The silence of death would be worthier than the commotion of life. He endeavoured to get his affairs sorted within the day before his plunge into the unknown but he met people who showed him life through various eyes. Would he still stick to his promise of committing suicide in the evening? 
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    Fair Game
    Valerie Palme, a CIA operative, investigates the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Her cover is blown after her husband writes a controversial article about the sale of uranium. Valerie is not only instantly dismissed from her job but her personal life is tossed into a major upheaval.
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    Kaafiron ki Namaaz
    "Kaafiron Ki Namaaz" is about a recently court martialed army officer, a writer and a musician who confess their most personal secrets to each other on a rainy Christmas Eve somewhere in Srinagar, Kashmir. What begins as a dramatic discussion between the army officer and the writer in an old, abandoned hotel soon turns into a chilling meeting raising some pertinent issues. Meanwhile, the writer's camera assistant stands as a mute spectator and records everything on his camera.
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    The Eagle
    In Roman-ruled Britain, A young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father’s memory by finding his lost legion’s golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.
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    The Greatest
    A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son.
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    The American
    Jack. A gunsmith and contract killer is on the run after an ambush in Sweden. Rome welcomes him with open arms, yet he feels that he is being eyed. Surrounded by two beautiful women he is yet to figure out to whom he should fear the most. Romance fogs out the inevitable but by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.
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    The Wayback
    World war II. An era of the soviet plaque. To abscond? One has to escape the Gulag Camp deeply embedded in Siberia. It’s better to be starved, humiliated, shot even then to escape. But the insatiable hunger to see a loved one surpasses any such hurdle. The Way Back narrates a long walk. A 4000 mile walk. But more than that the unnerving strength to combat cold, sandstorms, thirst, food supply to reach a free and beloved land.
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    Shikaar
    Doctors are considered next to God. But what happens when the ‘Miracle Beings’ act ungodly? Tripathi is a hot potato, circulated from one doctor to the other in the hope for a cure. Before anything drastic happens, would he be cured in time?

BUNDLE

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    Amitabh
    Black
    Sarkar
    Amar Akbar Anthony
    Benaam
    Khuda Gawah
    Kasme Vaade
    Aankhen
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    Naseeruddin Shah
    Barah Aana
    Bazaar
    Bhumika
    Mandi (Market Place)
    Nishant Night End
    Sarfarosh
    Lorie
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    Shyam Benegal
    Bhumika
    Mandi (Market Place)
    Ankur
    Trikal
    Nishant Night End
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    Bimal Roy
    Bandini
    Devdas
    Do Bigha Zamin
    Naukri
    Madhumati
    Parakh
    PremPatra
    Sujata
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    Shabana Azmi
    Mandi (Market Place)
    Ankur
    Lorie
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    Smita Patil
    Bazaar
    Bhumika
    Mandi (Market Place)
    Nishant Night End
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    Friends Forever
    Barah Aana
    Victoria No 203
    Ishqiya
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    Afganistan Cinema
    Innocent
    An Apple From Paradise
    Neighbour
    Be a man or not a man
    Khoob Asti Afghanistan?
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    Anwar Jamal
    Harvest of Grief
    Teesra Rasta
    Uska Aana
    The Call of the Bhagirathi
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    IFTDA Master classes subhash ghai
    IFTDA Masterclass Subhash Ghai Part 1
    IFTDA Masterclass Subhash Ghai Part 2
    IFTDA Masterclass Subhash Ghai Part 3
    IFTDA Masterclass Subhash Ghai Part 4
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    SriLankan Cinema
    With you without you
    Akasa Kusum
    Pawuru walalu
    Anantha Rathriya
    Purahanda Kaluwara
    Ira Madiyama (August Sun)

PAY PER VIEW

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    Trumbo
    A magnifying look on the life of Dalton Trumbo. A screenplay writer whose values could be compared to that of a martial at the forefront battling against the enemies titled as the communists. Blacklisted, imprisoned, exiled! His family suffered poverty, his children shunned publicly, his writings honoured under someone else’s identity. Prominent actors read his letters bringing to life the agony of a defiant screenwriter.
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    BIUTIFUL
    Uxbal is a man of many shades. A devoted father while maintaining a healthy relationship with the mother of his children, he is also a criminal! Stepping into the realms of illegality, he differentiated from the rest by showing some dignity. His entire world is ripped apart when he collides head on with a harsh reality of life. An inevitable truth. What happens next is though brutal but is biutiful!
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    IFTDA Masterclass Gulzar Part 2
    Masterclass with the eminent poet, lyricist and film director Gulzar! Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke, Academy and Grammy awardee Gulzar Sahab shares episodes of his life to the eager audience. Moderated by Sudhir Mishra the session is alive with memories, his journey in Bollywood, audience interaction and much more.
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    Ira Madiyama (August Sun)
    Ira Madiyama (August Sun) is set in Sri Lanka during the mid-1990s and tells three simultaneous stories against the backdrop of the country's savage civil war (1983 – 2009). Chamari (Nimmi Harasgama) is searching for her husband, a Sinhalese Sri Lankan Air Force pilot shot down in flight, whom she believes has been taken prisoner by the Tamil Tigers. Desperate to know the truth, she enlists a sympathetic journalist and sets out on a journey to track him down. Meanwhile, eleven-year-old Tamil Muslim Arfath (Mohamed Rahfiulla) is struggling to keep his companion and friend, a dog, while the family together with the entire village is forced to evacuate by a rebel army. The third narrative follows Duminda (Namal Jayasinghe), a young soldier who walks into a brothel to find his sister among the working girls. The main action of the film takes place in Sri Lanka’s northern territories, parts of which are controlled by the Tamil rebels who have created a de facto separate state. These stories are about people who are struggling to hold on to their hopes and dreams while being swept up by the torrents of war. The film is about their quest for life.
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    Custody
    Ben is caught in the middle! While his wife and mistress have a heart to heart…. One of them has a perfect plan as to who keeps him! Watch this hilarious short on Ben and his two ladies!
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    IFTDA Masterclass Gulzar Part 1
    Masterclass with the eminent poet, lyricist and film director Gulzar! Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke, Academy and Grammy awardee Gulzar Sahab shares episodes of his life to the eager audience. Moderated by Sudhir Mishra the session is alive with memories, his journey in Bollywood, audience interaction and much more.
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    Nirvana
    'NIRVANA' sets in the Holy city of India, Varanasi.A 23 minutes Documentary short film. Film showcases the beauty of Banares Ghats and the peaceful time spent by the visitors. It also introduces with the experiences of people living here from their childhood. What they have to say about the culture of this place. The Director has tried to give you a thought, why we are so tense when one day everything would be vanished. Why to stick with all materialistic things that we didn't even brought with us at the time of our birth. Festivals nominated/won:   - Bagged Best Director award at Ahmednagar International film festival 2016. - Nominated at Kerela International film festival 2016. - Nominated at First Frame International film festival 2015. - Nominated at Cinephile film festival 2016.  
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    Beginners
    A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.     
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    GREENBERG
    A fortysomething New Yorker is in a midlife crisis. Single and recently recuperating from a nervous breakdown. Cut to Present? Greenberg has vowed to ‘Do Nothing!’ A shift to Los Angeles on his brother’s summons to housesit? Oh Please! Go ahead and throw everything into Greenberg’s life! Romance, Former band mates, House sitting but to top it all…. A Very Sick Dog!!
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    A Single Man
    It was the 1960’s. He was gay and dealing with the death of a devoted partner. Suicide was on the cards as the battle within became tomenting. The silence of death would be worthier than the commotion of life. He endeavoured to get his affairs sorted within the day before his plunge into the unknown but he met people who showed him life through various eyes. Would he still stick to his promise of committing suicide in the evening? 
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    Astro Boy
    When an android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him his time's greatest hero.     
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    Another Year
    A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends

RECENTLY ADDED

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    The Daughter I: a woman part 3
    The story concerns the sexual awakening of a young woman who is the daughter of a socially conservative and religious Danish couple.
  • example-image
    Trumbo
    A magnifying look on the life of Dalton Trumbo. A screenplay writer whose values could be compared to that of a martial at the forefront battling against the enemies titled as the communists. Blacklisted, imprisoned, exiled! His family suffered poverty, his children shunned publicly, his writings honoured under someone else’s identity. Prominent actors read his letters bringing to life the agony of a defiant screenwriter.
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    BIUTIFUL
    Uxbal is a man of many shades. A devoted father while maintaining a healthy relationship with the mother of his children, he is also a criminal! Stepping into the realms of illegality, he differentiated from the rest by showing some dignity. His entire world is ripped apart when he collides head on with a harsh reality of life. An inevitable truth. What happens next is though brutal but is biutiful!
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    The Reluctant Fundamentalist
    A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. Quite successful in his work, he one day finds out that his services are no longer required. And all this is because he belonged to a certain religion. His name itself causes stirs, when uttered aloud. On the backdrop of 9/11 attacks, he finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis and the enduring call of his family’s homeland. A different view to that conceived by millions on Islamic followers post 9/11 attacks in America, well presented by Ace director, Mira Nair! 
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    IFTDA Masterclass Gulzar Part 3 (Trailer)
    Masterclass with the eminent poet, lyricist and film director Gulzar! Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke, Academy and Grammy awardee Gulzar Sahab shares episodes of his life to the eager audience. Moderated by Sudhir Mishra the session is alive with memories, his journey in Bollywood, audience interaction and much more.
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    IFTDA Masterclass Gulzar Part 2
    Masterclass with the eminent poet, lyricist and film director Gulzar! Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke, Academy and Grammy awardee Gulzar Sahab shares episodes of his life to the eager audience. Moderated by Sudhir Mishra the session is alive with memories, his journey in Bollywood, audience interaction and much more.
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    Ira Madiyama (August Sun)
    Ira Madiyama (August Sun) is set in Sri Lanka during the mid-1990s and tells three simultaneous stories against the backdrop of the country's savage civil war (1983 – 2009). Chamari (Nimmi Harasgama) is searching for her husband, a Sinhalese Sri Lankan Air Force pilot shot down in flight, whom she believes has been taken prisoner by the Tamil Tigers. Desperate to know the truth, she enlists a sympathetic journalist and sets out on a journey to track him down. Meanwhile, eleven-year-old Tamil Muslim Arfath (Mohamed Rahfiulla) is struggling to keep his companion and friend, a dog, while the family together with the entire village is forced to evacuate by a rebel army. The third narrative follows Duminda (Namal Jayasinghe), a young soldier who walks into a brothel to find his sister among the working girls. The main action of the film takes place in Sri Lanka’s northern territories, parts of which are controlled by the Tamil rebels who have created a de facto separate state. These stories are about people who are struggling to hold on to their hopes and dreams while being swept up by the torrents of war. The film is about their quest for life.
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    Custody
    Ben is caught in the middle! While his wife and mistress have a heart to heart…. One of them has a perfect plan as to who keeps him! Watch this hilarious short on Ben and his two ladies!
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    IFTDA Masterclass Gulzar Part 1
    Masterclass with the eminent poet, lyricist and film director Gulzar! Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke, Academy and Grammy awardee Gulzar Sahab shares episodes of his life to the eager audience. Moderated by Sudhir Mishra the session is alive with memories, his journey in Bollywood, audience interaction and much more.
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    Nirvana
    'NIRVANA' sets in the Holy city of India, Varanasi.A 23 minutes Documentary short film. Film showcases the beauty of Banares Ghats and the peaceful time spent by the visitors. It also introduces with the experiences of people living here from their childhood. What they have to say about the culture of this place. The Director has tried to give you a thought, why we are so tense when one day everything would be vanished. Why to stick with all materialistic things that we didn't even brought with us at the time of our birth. Festivals nominated/won:   - Bagged Best Director award at Ahmednagar International film festival 2016. - Nominated at Kerela International film festival 2016. - Nominated at First Frame International film festival 2015. - Nominated at Cinephile film festival 2016.  
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    Gentleman
    Every day, millions of hands sabotage our environment. The trash can wasn't near enough…… It’s not my responsibility to clean up…… Everybody else is throwing trash…..what difference would I alone make? Excuses are extreme but efforts are close to none! Do you have to be senseless to sense the danger piling on us?? Watch this inspiring short film on littering.
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    Thanks Maa
    A 12 year old street kid named Municipality, while on the run from the reformatory, finds & saves a two day old abandoned baby from becoming the prey to a ferocious street dog. Failing to find any takers among     the people whom he deemed responsible and respectable, Municipality takes up the onus of finding the mother of that abandoned baby himself.

FEATURE FILM

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    The Daughter I: a woman part 3
    The story concerns the sexual awakening of a young woman who is the daughter of a socially conservative and religious Danish couple.
  • example-image
    BIUTIFUL
    Uxbal is a man of many shades. A devoted father while maintaining a healthy relationship with the mother of his children, he is also a criminal! Stepping into the realms of illegality, he differentiated from the rest by showing some dignity. His entire world is ripped apart when he collides head on with a harsh reality of life. An inevitable truth. What happens next is though brutal but is biutiful!
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    The Reluctant Fundamentalist
    A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. Quite successful in his work, he one day finds out that his services are no longer required. And all this is because he belonged to a certain religion. His name itself causes stirs, when uttered aloud. On the backdrop of 9/11 attacks, he finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis and the enduring call of his family’s homeland. A different view to that conceived by millions on Islamic followers post 9/11 attacks in America, well presented by Ace director, Mira Nair! 
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    Ira Madiyama (August Sun)
    Ira Madiyama (August Sun) is set in Sri Lanka during the mid-1990s and tells three simultaneous stories against the backdrop of the country's savage civil war (1983 – 2009). Chamari (Nimmi Harasgama) is searching for her husband, a Sinhalese Sri Lankan Air Force pilot shot down in flight, whom she believes has been taken prisoner by the Tamil Tigers. Desperate to know the truth, she enlists a sympathetic journalist and sets out on a journey to track him down. Meanwhile, eleven-year-old Tamil Muslim Arfath (Mohamed Rahfiulla) is struggling to keep his companion and friend, a dog, while the family together with the entire village is forced to evacuate by a rebel army. The third narrative follows Duminda (Namal Jayasinghe), a young soldier who walks into a brothel to find his sister among the working girls. The main action of the film takes place in Sri Lanka’s northern territories, parts of which are controlled by the Tamil rebels who have created a de facto separate state. These stories are about people who are struggling to hold on to their hopes and dreams while being swept up by the torrents of war. The film is about their quest for life.
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    Thanks Maa
    A 12 year old street kid named Municipality, while on the run from the reformatory, finds & saves a two day old abandoned baby from becoming the prey to a ferocious street dog. Failing to find any takers among     the people whom he deemed responsible and respectable, Municipality takes up the onus of finding the mother of that abandoned baby himself.
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    I, A Woman, Part II
    Newly married Siv Holm, is now facing financial problems as her husband, an antique dealer refuses to part from his acquisitions. Her husband, Hans, however makes enough cash selling Siv’s nude pictures! Loathed by such a behaviour, what step would Siv take to avenge herself?
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    Kattorna
    A group of women are work-mates at a laundry. Rike is spreading a rumor about the manager Marta, a rumor that Marta is gay and that she once tried to seduce Rike. This leads to an explosive situation at the wor     k-place.
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    I, a Woman
    Caging her with restrictions only frustrated her. Her boring fiancé was the last straw in unleashing that hidden beast. Eager to find herself, Siv went on a roller coaster sexual ride. Her companions varied. And she dumped all in the fear of being caged again until she found Eric! Would Eric be able to tame this wild beast inside her?
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    Kisses
    Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.
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    Beginners
    A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.     
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    GREENBERG
    A fortysomething New Yorker is in a midlife crisis. Single and recently recuperating from a nervous breakdown. Cut to Present? Greenberg has vowed to ‘Do Nothing!’ A shift to Los Angeles on his brother’s summons to housesit? Oh Please! Go ahead and throw everything into Greenberg’s life! Romance, Former band mates, House sitting but to top it all…. A Very Sick Dog!!
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    Som hon bäddar får han ligga
    A German sociologist comes to Sweden to investigate whether the Swedish sin is a myth or reality. He places his inquiry into a dormitory for girls. His fiancee in Berlin fantasize things about the survey, and to allay their concerns she packs her bags and traveling after him, to try to persuade him to come home.

DOCUMENTARY

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    Trumbo
    A magnifying look on the life of Dalton Trumbo. A screenplay writer whose values could be compared to that of a martial at the forefront battling against the enemies titled as the communists. Blacklisted, imprisoned, exiled! His family suffered poverty, his children shunned publicly, his writings honoured under someone else’s identity. Prominent actors read his letters bringing to life the agony of a defiant screenwriter.
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    Nuts and Bolts
    A fleeting collage on the reach of governance in rural India. A mobile medical van sets out to provide free medical services. But are there any takers? The members of an active Gram Panchayat manage their meagre resources to fun developmental activities. But does it help that the Panchayat is right besides the highway? Naxals, a group that uses violence to generate social justice is still thriving in remote areas. Why is this even an option in Independent India??
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    Khoob Asti Afghanistan?
    Are you alright Afghanistan? Post 9/11, Afghanistan endured the most violent retort possible. A country ruined to that extent still hopes to revisit the time of harmony. This documentary shows the quest of the film maker rediscovering the beauty of Afghanistan through encounters with its people. It takes a hopeful journey through the past and present of a country yet to see lasting peace. 
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    Gudugeri Company
    Gudugeri Company, a professional theatre troupe, endeavours to perform plays that excite an array of emotions from its audience. Crew of a humble background, they perform in small budgets to bring forward an artform that is unique. But their livelihood is entirely dependent on audience attendance. What would become of them if their audience base is dwindling? Witness the hardships faced by such talented artists and their efforts to overcome their struggles.
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    Miyar House
    The filmmaker’s 200 year old ancestral house in a remote village of Miyar in Karnataka, South India is dismantled, giving an opportunity for him to undertake a journey into a past that he not only shares with his extended family, but also with successive generations of rural Indians. A realisation of the inevitability of a transition marks this journey. It could well be the journey of a country that has propelled itself into modernity. As plans are on for the house to be reconstructed  elsewhere in an open air museum, out of its original context - the fossilization seems to be complete.
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    Life in Metaphors : A Portrait of Girish Kasaravalli
    Imagine depicting life the way it is. Only some have the magic hands to weave the most mundane things into a metaphoric illustration. The magician we speak of is Girish Kasaravalli. Women, trees, water, fire, life are what we take for granted. Yet he fashions them into his movies as a musical portrait, the colours are fascinating but those humdrum sounds are even more captivating. Celebrate the art of story telling by the genius that is known as Girish Kasaravalli.
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    Silence in the Courts
    Two women were denied justice and a journalist fails in his struggle to deliver justice to them, a filmmaker embarks on a quest to unearth the cause for that injustice.
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    Bishar blues
    Fakirs, or ascetic monks, in the Bengal region of east India practice their own version of Islam. The songs of these fakirs, who are also minstrels, reveal their living faith. Their songs originally traveled through central Asia to Bengal, featuring violins, percussion, whistles, and heart-rending vocals, and educate people that "to know oneself is to know God."
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    Ashgari Bai
    This film is a charming portrait of Ashgari Bai, one of the oldest exponents alive, of the dying art of Dhrupad, the most orthodox form of Hindustani Classical music. She is also probably the only woman to have espoused this austere and invocative form of music. And she has been conferred national awards including the Padmshree. Ironically however, she remains a curiously anonymous and lonely figure today, battling against insurmountable odds in a small town of Madhya Pradesh in India.  Showcasing her wit, her forthrightness, her charm and her indomitability, this documentary is the story of a precious gem of India who insists on living life of her own terms. An engrossing 45-minute documentary on the life and times of this extraordinary lady. --- Afternoon on Sunday Adoring camera … superb editing … the finished product, like its subject, is perfect.   --- Outlook The documentary is also, perhaps, the story of any number of musicians in India who have slipped into poverty, loneliness and ablivion. --- Times of India Fortunately, her story was captured on film before it was too late … a charming film. --- Mid-Day
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    Pancham Unmixed
    Winner of 2 national Awards, Pancham Unmixed: Mujhe Chalte Jaana Hai, takes an incisive look into the legendary composer, RD Burman’s reflective artistry and buoyant-but-also-lonely inner being. Featuring a host of close friends, colleagues and admirers, the film evokes awe, admiration and nostalgia the way most of his music does, till date. And, almost two decades after his demise, why he continues to be re-mixed and idolized endlessly, even today. 
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    Knowing Pancham Part 2
    ‘Knowing Pancham’, is a priceless collection of over 5 hours of captivating conversations & reflections on RD Burma’s life, music and magic compiled by Brahmanand S Singh Much more and beyond what you came     across in the National Award-winning film, PANCHAM UNMIXED: Mujhe Chalte Jaana Hai … which has enthralled audiences, music lovers and Pancham fans across the world ... touching thousands of lives and energizing them in curiously spiritual ways ... ‘Knowing Pancham’ is a collection of priceless anecdotes, insights and observations from people who knew him best, worked with him and some from the newer generation who revere and interpret RD's music perceptively. A must watch for Pancham fans, music-lovers & professionals from myriad backgrounds … there is something in it for everyone.
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    Knowing Pancham Part 1
    This is the First Part of the film ‘Knowing Pancham’, is a priceless collection of over 5 hours of captivating conversations & reflections on RD Burma’s life, music and magic compiled by Brahmanand S SinghRead More

SHORT FILM

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    Custody
    Ben is caught in the middle! While his wife and mistress have a heart to heart…. One of them has a perfect plan as to who keeps him! Watch this hilarious short on Ben and his two ladies!
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    Nirvana
    'NIRVANA' sets in the Holy city of India, Varanasi.A 23 minutes Documentary short film. Film showcases the beauty of Banares Ghats and the peaceful time spent by the visitors. It also introduces with the experiences of people living here from their childhood. What they have to say about the culture of this place. The Director has tried to give you a thought, why we are so tense when one day everything would be vanished. Why to stick with all materialistic things that we didn't even brought with us at the time of our birth. Festivals nominated/won:   - Bagged Best Director award at Ahmednagar International film festival 2016. - Nominated at Kerela International film festival 2016. - Nominated at First Frame International film festival 2015. - Nominated at Cinephile film festival 2016.  
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    Gentleman
    Every day, millions of hands sabotage our environment. The trash can wasn't near enough…… It’s not my responsibility to clean up…… Everybody else is throwing trash…..what difference would I alone make? Excuses are extreme but efforts are close to none! Do you have to be senseless to sense the danger piling on us?? Watch this inspiring short film on littering.
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    zeher
    A daughter wants to get rid of her mother in law and her father gives her a slow poison. Does she manage to get rid of her mother in law?
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    Shikaar
    Doctors are considered next to God. But what happens when the ‘Miracle Beings’ act ungodly? Tripathi is a hot potato, circulated from one doctor to the other in the hope for a cure. Before anything drastic happens, would he be cured in time?
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    EK LANGDA AANKDA
    Ek Langda Aankda is a bitter mirroring of injustice inflicted on women in India. And how justice turns a blind eye, if she is poor and defenceless. They are identified as Numbers. Just numbers of cases. A mere statistic A lame statistic
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    First Night
    It’s a story of a boyfriend who loves his girlfriend immensely but one incident in his friend’s life makes him insecure and he takes a drastic step that is against his ethics and moral.
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    Kriti
    Sapan has fallen in love... again! And this time, it's beautiful girl called "Kriti". But is his love real? Probably Dr Kalpana, a psychiatrist, can help him figure that out, Can she?     
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    Ujantali
    An ode to Ritwik Ghatak, Ujantali discovers the loss one feels in being removed from their homeland. The young girl who made a painstaking journey to India from Bangladesh when she was a little girl finds that her soul still belongs to her native soil. Reminiscent of her childhood memories, she is eager to relive the same memories when she resteps into her country. But would she experience that familiar fragrance again that she did when she was little?
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    Out of Tune
    "“No, you cannot have that play station!” “We shouldn’t see each other any more, I am breaking up with you.” “I’m sorry but you don’t qualify for a pay hike!” Majority of us are familiar with these ‘one to ones’ that add on to the burdens of life. Going on overload, ‘Out of Tune’ is a sweet short with a valuable message woven in showing a young man carrying invisible burdens and how he endeavors to untangle the complexities. "
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    Be a man or not a man
    "Mighty rulers belittle the worth of humble subjects but evil is a catastrophe that can crumple the mightiest. Tears, guns, dead bodies seem to have become a staple of Afghanistan. The world doubts a certain religion to embark on a bloody mayhem but Director Daoud Wahab reiterates that religion, community, military have no input in this war. The extremists are wearing the face of terror and no extent of reasoning can justify the horror, cruelty, destruction subjected to innocent mortals. "
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    Kite The Messenger
    If the world is one, then why the borders are created? If the colour of the Blood is Red then why the Hearts are different? If there is one Religion of Humanity then why this Hatred? These are the questions of the son of a tea vendor, 11-years-old Hussain who lives near the border of Pakistan. In a country like Pakistan, where terrorism is thriving, Hussain successfully tried to diffuse the terror attack, plotted by militants, by sending a message to Hindustan, through a kite. Through the message Hussain created an example of humanity, which is far above the differences.

Classics

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    Do Bigha Zamin
    Do Bigha Zamin is the story of a farmer Shambu Mahato, who lives with his wife Paro and son Kanhaiya in a small village that has been badly affected by famine. The local zamindar Thakur Harnam Singh partners with some city business men to construct a mill on his large parcel of land, which in return would profit them and bring prosperity to the village. The only problem is that Shambu's land lies in the middle of the proposed area. Shambu refuses to part away with his land. Thakur Harnam Singh reminds him that either Shambu repays the money he owed him in the past or part away with his land. As per the court orders Shambu must arrange Rs 235 within 3 months or Harnam Singh becomes the owner of his land. What will Shambu do now in order to save his land? Watch this brilliant movie to know more. Awards and nominations 1st Filmfare Awards (1954) Winner - Best Film Winner - Best Director - Bimal Roy1st National Film Awards[7] (India) Winner - All India Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film 7th Cannes Film Festival (1954) Winner - Prix International (International Prize) Nominated - Grand Prize (Best Film) Karlovy Vary International Film Festival [3] Winner - Prize for Social Progress Behind the scenes: The film title was inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s poem ‘Dui Bigha Jomi’ Bimal Roy internationally distributed the film under the name ‘Calcutta - The Cruel City’ Balraj Sahani actually prepared beforehand for his role as a rickshaw puller by really driving passengers around in the street of Calcutta. He also interacted with several rickshaw pullers some of whom had faced similar situations as his character in the film. Originally, the film was to end with Parvati (Nirupa Roy) dying and Shambhu (Balraj Sahani) gaining his land back but Bimal Roy’s wife found the end too regressive and hence the end was re-shot where Parvati survives but the land is lost. It was the 1st film to win the Filmfare award for Best Picture and the first Indian film to win the International prize at Cannes Film Festival. Trilok Kapoor, Jairaj, even Nasir Hussain were some of the names considered for Shambhu’s role before Balraj Sahani was finalized. Meena Kumari makes a special appearance in the film with the lullaby, Aa ja ri aa. She was working with Roy in Parineeta when she saw the stills of Do Bigha Zameen and expressed a desire to be part of the film. Nirupa Roy didn’t use any glycerin in the crying scenes of the film but was actually crying. The film is based on a short story by Salil Chowdhury called Rickshaw-wallah. Chowdhury agreed to Roy taking his idea, but on the condition that he would score the music. Dharti kahe pukar ke, Bollywood's ultimate peasant song, is derived from the Soviet Red Army's marching tune. Actor Jagdeep appeared as a child artist. He played a shoeshine boy. Mehmood also made a background appearance as a candy vendor.
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    Naukri
    Naukri is about Ratan, who leaves his village, aging mom, and seriously ill sister, to seek employment in Calcutta, only to end up in an apartment full of other jobless youths. He falls in love with Seema who lives in the building opposite his, and wants to marry her. Her father will not permit her to marry an unemployed youth. Ratan receives an employment offer from a firm in Bombay, and travels there, only to have his wallet stolen by a pickpocket, and ends up in jail for being a suspect himself. He reports for employment and is hired. He sends for Seema, and she leaves her family for Ratan. By the time Seema reaches Bombay, Ratan has lost his job, and is forced to lie to Seema. Why did Ratan lose his job? Struggle for a job has been a very real issue. The educated youth have high hopes and huge dreams of achieving success after their educational stint is over but they shatter once they enter the job market and have to settle for any job available. When despite all odds, if love enters this equation, life becomes even more challenging. Bimal Roy’s 1954 film, Naukri, deals with the similar dilemma. Does loss of work also mean loss of love for Rattan Kumar Choudhury (Kishore Kumar) & Seema (Sheila Ramani)? Trivia Kishore Kumar was reluctantly taken as a singer as Bimal Roy and music director Salil Chaowdhary weren’t convinced about Kishore Kumar’s potential as a singer. The movie shows a live-in relationship between Rattan and Seema, a concept unheard of in those times. Hemant Kumar was to initially playback for Kishore Kumar
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    Madhumati
    While driving his car on a rainy night, Anand's car breaks down, and he goes to seek shelter in a nearby house. It is here that he will find out about his previous birth, his true love, Madhumati, and how their ill-fated romance is going to effect his current life. Madhumati is the 1st film to be launched abroad. It launched in front of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Theatre in Czechoslovakia The film was largely shot outdoors in Nainital. Since it was hill station and there were no monitors to check and the most footage turned out to be foggy when developed. The film was reshot in Igatpuri and Aarey colony and smoke bombs were used to recreate the foggy effect It became the highest grossing film of the year. Won the highest number of awards at Filmfare awards until Dilwaale Dulhaniya le Jaayenge Madhumati was the source of inspiration for several films including Karz and Om Shaanti Om The song, Aaja re pardesi, sung by Lata Mangeshkar, was initially rejected by Bimal Roy as it didn’t suit the film. When Lata threatened to never sing for him again, he reluctantly kept the song. It turned out to be one of the biggest hits. Awards: 6th National Film Awards Won Best Feature Film in Hindi 6th Filmfare Awards Best Film Best Director Best Supporting Actor:---- Johnny Walker Best Music Director:---- Salil Choudhury Best Female Playback Singer:---- Lata Mangeshkar For "Aaja Re Pardesi" Best Dialogue:---- Rajinder Singh Bedi Best Art Direction:---- Sudhendu Roy Best Cinematographer:---- Dilip Gupta Best Editing:---- Hrishikesh Mukherjee
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    Parakh
    Parakh movie is a satirical look at democracy through various twists and turns in the plot interweaved with a simple love story. Niravan, a village postmaster receives an envelope with a cheque for a very large amount, with the instructions that he is to turn this cheque over to the most honest man in the village. Honest Niravan calls a village meeting and informs them of this outcome. They mutually agree that there are five people in the village who can be called honest, however are they really honest and can the postmaster also be trusted? The film was originally supposed to be without songs but Shailendra and Salil Choudhury convinced Bimal Roy of the scope of adding songs in the film It is a satirical look on Democracy Bimal Roy once said that Sadhna's portrayal in the song O sajna barkha bahar reminded him of Nutan Awards Filmfare Best Director Award - Bimal Roy Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award - Motilal Filmfare Best Sound Award - George D'Cruz
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    Sujata
    Sujata is the tale of love between a Brahmin man, Adheer and an untouchable woman, Sujata. Brahmin couple Upen and Charu bring up the orphaned Sujata. Although Upen is fond of the adoptive child, his wife Charu and mother can never fully embrace Sujata because she is an untouchable. They never fail to remind Sujata that she doesn't belong amongst Brahmins. Will Sujata be another victim of Casteism or will she be able to bring about a change in the caste based mentality. Awards Nominated for Golden Palm - Cannes Film Festival Nutan won Filmfare Best Actress Award Bimal Roy won Filmfare Best Director Award Bimal Roy won Filmfare Best Movie Award Subodh Ghosh won Filmfare Best Story Award Won All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film at National Film Awards (1959)
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    Anari
    Raj Kumar is a painter by trade, but unable to earn a living, and unable to pay rent to his kind-hearted but foul-mouthed landlady, Mrs. D'sa. One day unfortunately, she suddenly passes away. The police conduct a post-mortem, and as a result, find out that Mrs. D'sa was poisoned. Raj is taken in for questioning, and is subsequently arrested and imprisoned. But has he killed her? Awards 1959 Filmfare Best Actor Award for Raj Kapoor 1959 Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Shankar Jaikishan 1959 Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Lalita Pawar 1959 Filmfare Best Lyricist Award for Shailendra for "Sab Kuchh Seekha Ham Ne" 1959 Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for Mukesh for "Sab Kuchh Seekha Ham Ne" 1959: President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Hindi Trivia Motilal plays Nutan's uncle in the film; in real life he lived with Nutan's mother, Shobhana Samarth. One late night of 1959,a car stopped below Shailendra's building in Khar and the driver started honking the horn endlessly.All the neighbours woke up and were amused to see such a scene.The driver said he will stop only when Shailendra comes down to his car.When he came down, driver hugged him,thanked and congratulated him for the song he wrote for him.The driver was Raj Kapoor and the song was "Sab Kuchh Seekha Humne". Later Shailendra won filmfare award for this song. This is one of the few films with Lalita Pawar in the positive role. She was more popular in her negative roles Raj Kapoor acted in Anari in 1959 and almost 16 years later (1976), another Anari hit the box office and this time with Shashi Kapoor in the leading role. Later Karisma Kapoor played female lead in Anari (1993) The music for this movie was composed by Shankar Jaikishan & Hasrat Jaipuri, who were instrumental in composing hit music for almost all of Raj Kapoor’s movies. Raj Kapoor won his 1st filmfare award for Anari
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    Anuradha
    Nirmal, a young man becomes a doctor, and starts his practice in Nand Gaon. He meets Anuradha Roy, a well-known singer and falls in love with her and they both get married. Anuradha gives up her singing and becomes a housewife. She soon gives birth to a daughter. But then a whirlpool of events occur which jeopardize her marriage. The film went on to win the National Film Award for Best Feature Film and was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 11th Berlin International Film Festival in 1961. The song, Haay Re Woh Din Kyun Na Aaye, composed by Pandit Ravi Shankar, inspired Laxmikant - Pyarelal to compose another Raag Kalavati song "Kabhi To Miloge Jeevan Saathi" ("Sati Savitri", 1964). Sachin Bowmick, the story writer of Anuradha, said that he had based the film on Madame Bovary. Passionately Purposeful & Purposefully Passionate The movie “Anuradha” (1960) by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, starring the beautiful Leena Naidu and the intense Balraj Sahni, is a simple but engaging film. The film went on to win the National Film Award for Best Feature Film and was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 11th Berlin International Film Festival (1961). Interestingly the film's music was composed by Pt. Ravi Shankar, in one of his rare affairs with Hindi cinema It is a story of many things but primarily about passion and purpose... Anuradha Roy (Naidu) is a passionate and popular radio singer and the daughter of a rich man. She falls in love with the idealistic Dr. Nirmal Chowdhary (Sahni) who's sole purpose in life is to serve a village. Against the wishes of her father and in spite of the hesitations of Nirmal himself, they get married. It results in a banal everyday existence but it is only after the birth of their daughter that she realizes the gravity of her choice. Her husband is too busy for anyone or anything. The household chores consume her. She quits singing. The point here is not about the very obvious, 'selfless Indian woman gives up all for the self centred Indian man'. That is a fact and there are much more nuanced and a lot more informed thoughts available. What is interesting here is that Anuradha chose to give up her passion without any force or obligation. And that Nirmal did not give up his purpose, even for the one person who gave up everything for him. It seems the difference comes down to the two words: passion and purpose... Passion is emotional, Purpose is existential. Putting dictionary definitions aside, let's try this analogy: purpose is a rocket and passion is the fuel. We need both to be or create something which is beyond our everyday existence, but it is the purpose that defines our journey. Passion will get you going and will keep you moving, but it will burn away and you will have to keep adding more of it. Another thing is that one can have multiple passions. A person can be passionate about biking and travel and equally love her work. Anuradha enjoyed singing, she considered it her life, but when her love was not equally reciprocated by her husband, she used her household duties as an excuse to relegate her singing to the backburner. It did not mean that she did not want to sing any more or that she did not miss it, but that it was something she was no longer as passionate about. With Nirmal however, his service to the poor was a purpose that transcended everything else. We can safely assume that it was not the selfless dimensions of his work that motivated him but the purpose itself. As Frederick Buechner said, “purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world's needs.” While it is only those, like Dr Nirmal, driven solely by their purpose, that end up making a dent in the universe, the side effects are felt by their loved ones, especially the spouses. It is there that purpose can seem selfish, self-centred. And that is one of the reasons why a lot of people give up on their passions and worse on their life's purpose. And then as with Anuradha, life becomes a burden. What is your purpose and your passions? Share with us in the comments section...

Family

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    Astro Boy
    When an android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him his time's greatest hero.     
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    Jeevan Dhara
    Sangeeta is an idealistic girl but unlike her contemporaries, she is still not married. The reason being her poverty. Sangeeta alone takes the mantle of earning bread for the entire family. However, despite her     obligations, Sangeeta also secretly dreams of getting married and starting her own family. Will Sangeeta see the light of such a wonderful day in her life?
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    Griha Pravesh
    Griha Pravesh is about marital discord in an urban setting. Amar and Mansi meet through their respective families and have an arranged marriage. Amar is a bookkeeper who dreams of having his own house and lives a thrifty life with his wife Mansi. Years of marriage pass by and a routine sets in their life leading to stagnation. Soon an attractive Sapna joins Amar's office and he is drawn towards her. Will he end his marriage for Sapna?
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    Nouka Dubi
    Noukadubi is based upon Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's novel of the same name. Ramesh and his friend's sister Hemalini are in love with each other. On the eve of Hemalini's birthday party, Ramesh receives a letter from his father asking him to return to the his village at once. Ramesh's father then forces him to marry the daughter of a hapless widow. Despite Ramesh's pleas, he is married off to the widow's daughter, Susheela. However, while travelling back to Kolkata, their ferry gets drowned in a whirlpool during a storm and Ramesh finds himself and a newly married woman alone on a secluded beach. Ramesh takes her to be his new wife Susheela and sets of for Kolkata. But is Susheela really Ramesh's wife? If not, then what is Susheela's real identity?
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    Moubane Aaj
    Moubane Aaj film is based in a village where Satish Roy is the patriarch.Mainak, his son is a hopeless character who goes away to Kolkata to study only to come across a complete tomboy Payel who makes literally mincemeat of Mainak.Their paths cross as their marriages are fixed to each other without them knowing anything. They are shocked when they see each other later. However Payel forces Mainak to marry him as she is the perfect foil for his simplicity.
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    Gauri
    An orphaned Sanjeev lives with his paternal uncle, Maniram, who offers to look after him on the condition that a contested Last Will and Testament, will benefit him. When the Court rules otherwise, Maniram stops with his support for Sanjeev, who then borrows money from his close friend, Sunil, to complete his education. Maniram arranges for Sanjeev's marriage with a young woman named Gauri, the only daughter of millionaire Ram Prasad. Sanjeev and Gauri get married. However, Sanjeev leaves Gauri after learning that she is blind. On Maniram's request Sunil tries to convince Sanjeev to return to his wife. During a hunting trip, Sunil and Sanjeev are attacked by an enraged elephant and Sanjeev is thrown off a cliff. Will Sanjeev survive? Find out what happens between Sunil and Gauri after Sanjeev's disappearance.
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    Sujata
    Sujata is the tale of love between a Brahmin man, Adheer and an untouchable woman, Sujata. Brahmin couple Upen and Charu bring up the orphaned Sujata. Although Upen is fond of the adoptive child, his wife Charu and mother can never fully embrace Sujata because she is an untouchable. They never fail to remind Sujata that she doesn't belong amongst Brahmins. Will Sujata be another victim of Casteism or will she be able to bring about a change in the caste based mentality. Awards Nominated for Golden Palm - Cannes Film Festival Nutan won Filmfare Best Actress Award Bimal Roy won Filmfare Best Director Award Bimal Roy won Filmfare Best Movie Award Subodh Ghosh won Filmfare Best Story Award Won All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film at National Film Awards (1959)
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    Life Camera Action
    This inspiring ninety-minute quasi-autobiographical family-drama film features the struggle of the protagonist Reina - played by award-winning actress Dipti Mehta - who sets off on a career in film making against parental consent. Running the risk of being disowned for going against the norm of pursuing a future in engineering, medicine or architecture, the film celebrates the strength of the central character to challenge the rules regardless of the consequences.

Romance

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    Anwar
    Anwar, a Muslim is a researcher on Hindu Temples. He falls in love with his tenant's daughter Mehru. However, she elopes with Udit, his Hindu friend. The couple is tracked down, Udit is killed and Mehru hangs herself. A guilt ridden Anwar locks himself up in an ancient temple. The Police believe Anwar is a terrorist who is planning to detonate bombs in sacred Hindu temples. This forces the media, politicians and religous leaders to crowd outside the temple and speculate on who Anwar really is.
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    Aaj Aur Kal
    Balbir Singh is the king of Himmatpur. Even his highly regimented household is ruled by him with an iron fist, including his four children. The eldest is Hemalata then  Ashalata and then sons Pratap and Rajendra. Hemlata is pining death, while Ashalata is on the lookout to run away from all of it. With the entry of young Dr. Sanjay into the palace, things became to change.
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    Asli Naqli
    Renu lives a poor lifestyle with her mom, dad and a brother. Her life is marred with unfortunate events as she loses her brother and father consequently. Left with no choice she begins to work. Things brighten up when a homeless man enters her life. But once again destiny plays a cruel joke on her.
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    Bandini
    Bandini explores the human conflicts of love and hate interwinded in the mind of a woman prisoner, Kalyani. The movie tells the story of a woman prisoner serving life imprisonment for murder, Kalyani, the all suffering, selfless, sacrificing, and strong yet weak Indian woman. Gulzar, who was the assistant director in the film, made his debut as a lyricist with the song 'Mora Gora Ang Lai Le' on S.D Burman's insistance Bandhini was Bimal Roy's last film The film was based on the novel, Tamasi, who's author, Jarasandha (Charu Chandra Chakrabarti) was a jailor in North Bengal Awards: 1963: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi 1964: Filmfare Awards Best Movie Best Actress: Nutan Best Director: Bimal Roy Best Cinematographer: Kamal Bose Best Sound: D Billimoria Best Story: Jarasandha
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    Devdas
    Based on the Novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay called Devdas, the movie is the story of childhood sweethearts, Devdas and Paro set against the backdrop of rural Bengal during feudal times. When they decide to marry, Devdas' father disapproves the relationship as they belong to a very rich family. He sends his son packing to Calcutta for higher studies. Parvati's marriage is fixed with a wealthy zamindar, a widower with children older than his young second wife. In Calcutta, Devdas drowns his sorrows in alcohol and wishes to meet Paro one last time before he dies. He meets Chunilal who introduces him to an attractive and strong willed courtesan, Chandramukhi.Trivia Vyjayanthimala played Chandramukhi. This was her first dramatic role. Devdas was Bengali actress Suchitra Sen’s Bollywood debut. The movie has been ranked 2nd in University of Iowa’s list of top 10 Bollywood Films by Corey K. Creekmur and has been listed in the top 25 must see Bollywood films by Indiatimes Movies in 2005. While Dilip Kumar was the 1st choice to play Devdas, Bimal Roy wanted Mina Kumari as Paro and Nargis as Chandramukhi. Mina Kumari couldn’t do the role as her husband laid down some conditions that Bimal Roy didn’t agree with. Nargis refused Chandramukhi’s role as she wanted to play the lead role of Paro. To prepare for his role as Devdas, Dilip Kumar read the Novel multiple times. His preparation earned him a filmfare award for best actor. Pran and Jonny Walker had extended cameo appearances. Although Vyjayanthimala won best supporting actress award at Filmfare, she refused to accept the award as she felt her role was parallel to Suchitra Sen’s The film is an adaptation of Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel by the same name.
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    Madhumati
    While driving his car on a rainy night, Anand's car breaks down, and he goes to seek shelter in a nearby house. It is here that he will find out about his previous birth, his true love, Madhumati, and how their ill-fated romance is going to effect his current life. Madhumati is the 1st film to be launched abroad. It launched in front of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Theatre in Czechoslovakia The film was largely shot outdoors in Nainital. Since it was hill station and there were no monitors to check and the most footage turned out to be foggy when developed. The film was reshot in Igatpuri and Aarey colony and smoke bombs were used to recreate the foggy effect It became the highest grossing film of the year. Won the highest number of awards at Filmfare awards until Dilwaale Dulhaniya le Jaayenge Madhumati was the source of inspiration for several films including Karz and Om Shaanti Om The song, Aaja re pardesi, sung by Lata Mangeshkar, was initially rejected by Bimal Roy as it didn’t suit the film. When Lata threatened to never sing for him again, he reluctantly kept the song. It turned out to be one of the biggest hits. Awards: 6th National Film Awards Won Best Feature Film in Hindi 6th Filmfare Awards Best Film Best Director Best Supporting Actor:---- Johnny Walker Best Music Director:---- Salil Choudhury Best Female Playback Singer:---- Lata Mangeshkar For "Aaja Re Pardesi" Best Dialogue:---- Rajinder Singh Bedi Best Art Direction:---- Sudhendu Roy Best Cinematographer:---- Dilip Gupta Best Editing:---- Hrishikesh Mukherjee
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    Black Mail
    Kalash, the manager of a power plant, romances Asha, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, while Kalash's uncle developes a new solar powered formula to save energy which makes him and Kalash very rich. Meanwhile, Asha's jealous fiance, Jeevan, plots to usurp Kalash’s wealth.

Drama

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    Malli-Pelli
    Traditions have crucified many on the name of customs, yet rebels had risen to voice the resonance of truth. A young girl is flung into the blazes of widowhood at the tender age of six. Blossoming age brings melody of youth and longing to a beautiful widow caged into despair. A reformist sets her free from the clutches of ancient beliefs by marrying her. And thus unfolds a fiery tale of a defying melodrama.
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    Raja Makutam
    The plot is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet with significant changes. Plot lines like the queen marrying the king's murderer, tragic ending are removed. Instead, in the film, after the king's murder by his prime minister, the queen and the prince form a team. Prince feigns madness as in the play but the conclusion was changed to a happy ending.
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    Anupama
    Mohan Sharma is a workaholic, whose life changes dramatically after his wife dies upon giving birth to their daughter, Uma. He hates hisdaughter day by day, and adores her when drunk at night. The film is about  Uma's relationship with an insightful poet Ashok who slowly brings her out of her shell.
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    Thaai Sollai Thattadhe
    "Thai Sollai Thattathe" highlights the values of a mothers teaching and what wrong can happen if a child goes against his mother. Raju (MGR) is an honest police inspector wrking hard to bring down a group of thieves. While on his mission he crosses paths with Vijaya (Saroja Devi) and they both fall in love. But things take an unfortunate turn when Raju realizes the criminal he is hunting is none than his brother Mohan (S. A. Ashokan). What happens next forms the crux of the story.
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    Apna Asmaan
    What if you had an experimental brain booster that could transform your mildly autistic albeit artistic child to a genius? What if the side effects of transforming your child into someone he/she isn’t meant to be are dire? Find the answers in the thought provoking film, Apana Aasman
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    Baseraa
    Sharda and her sister Poornima alias Nima both get married. But fate has other plans for Nima who loses her husband. Sharda unable to bear her sister’s widow condition loses her mental balance. Years later when Sharda regains her senses, she realizes that no one is what they claim to be.
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    Neel Kamal
    Sleepwalker Sita Raichand is rescued by Ram while walking on a railway track. Thereafter Guruji and Mr. Raichand, approach Ram's mom with a marriage proposal and so they are married. Post marriage, Sita behaves strangely like walking away in the night for long duration. Subsequently Ram finds out that there is more to her disappearance than sleepwalking.

Comedy

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    Ishqiya
    Ishqiya is a story of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion, and deceit. Two thieves, Khalujan and Babban, are on the run from their boss, Mushtaq. They seek refuge with an old    friend, and instead meet his widow, Krishna. As they plan their escape, their time spent together draws the duo to her, Khalu with his tinted vision of old-fashioned love, and Babban with his lustful eye. The threat of imminent death forces them on a path of violence and betrayal. Set in a rural landscape, Ishqiya explores basic human emotions as influenced by desire, greed and revenge. 
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    Aankhen
    Vijay Singh has been working with a bank and is a reliable employee. Vijay's Achilles heel is his temper, which does get him reprimanded albeit with a mere rap on his knuckles, but when he assaults a bank employee who conned an old bank customer, he is fired. In sheer anger, he decides to get his vengeance by robbing the bank. How will he manage to do that?
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    King Of Bollywood
    London-based Crystal Chaurasia convinces the International Film Commission to authorize a documentary on Bollywood's yesteryear mega-actor, Karan Kumar. She travels with her photographer, Jeremy, to Mumbai and not only gets to meet the legendary actor but also his publicity-shy son, Rahul; and alcoholic and reclusive former-actress wife, Mandira. It is here Crystal will be drawn into continuing her documentary in London where she will witness the making of Karan's next movie 'Dhak Dhak' in which he decides to not only produce and direct but also hilariously play the role of a college student.
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    Recycle Mind
    Shambhu is a scrap dealer, whose wife is always cribbing about their life status. All is ordinary till one day he thought to change his fate! Witness a comical account of a scrap dealer (starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui) on the journey to become a dentist!
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    Anari
    Raj Kumar is a painter by trade, but unable to earn a living, and unable to pay rent to his kind-hearted but foul-mouthed landlady, Mrs. D'sa. One day unfortunately, she suddenly passes away. The police conduct a post-mortem, and as a result, find out that Mrs. D'sa was poisoned. Raj is taken in for questioning, and is subsequently arrested and imprisoned. But has he killed her? Awards 1959 Filmfare Best Actor Award for Raj Kapoor 1959 Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Shankar Jaikishan 1959 Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Lalita Pawar 1959 Filmfare Best Lyricist Award for Shailendra for "Sab Kuchh Seekha Ham Ne" 1959 Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for Mukesh for "Sab Kuchh Seekha Ham Ne" 1959: President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Hindi Trivia Motilal plays Nutan's uncle in the film; in real life he lived with Nutan's mother, Shobhana Samarth. One late night of 1959,a car stopped below Shailendra's building in Khar and the driver started honking the horn endlessly.All the neighbours woke up and were amused to see such a scene.The driver said he will stop only when Shailendra comes down to his car.When he came down, driver hugged him,thanked and congratulated him for the song he wrote for him.The driver was Raj Kapoor and the song was "Sab Kuchh Seekha Humne". Later Shailendra won filmfare award for this song. This is one of the few films with Lalita Pawar in the positive role. She was more popular in her negative roles Raj Kapoor acted in Anari in 1959 and almost 16 years later (1976), another Anari hit the box office and this time with Shashi Kapoor in the leading role. Later Karisma Kapoor played female lead in Anari (1993) The music for this movie was composed by Shankar Jaikishan & Hasrat Jaipuri, who were instrumental in composing hit music for almost all of Raj Kapoor’s movies. Raj Kapoor won his 1st filmfare award for Anari
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    Barah Aana
    Barah Aana revolves around three dubious friends, a driver, a security guard, and a waiter. Living together, their differing attitudes spark playful banter. The security guard due to a series of chance events stumbles onto a crime. Striking upon a seemingly low-risk way to make money, he tries to lure the others to join him.
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    Amar Akbar Anthony
    Kishen Lal, a driver, working for a smuggler Robert on the run from the police leaves his three sons in a park. All of them are raised separately-the eldest becomes a Hindu police officer, the youngest becomes a Muslim tailor and the middle son becomes a Christian hooligan. Will they be united again?
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    Bakula Namdeo Ghotale
    Ghotale the Sarpanch of a rural village antagonizes his fellow villagers by usurping their properties when they fail to return their debts to him. Namdeo, a naive youth gets married to Bakula a beautiful girl. Ghotale falls for Bakula and conspires to kill Namdeo to lay his dirty hands on his wife. Will Namdeo have the guts to stand up to the unjust rule of Ghotale and protect his wife?

Masterclass

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    IFTDA Masterclass Gulzar Part 3 (Trailer)
    Masterclass with the eminent poet, lyricist and film director Gulzar! Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke, Academy and Grammy awardee Gulzar Sahab shares episodes of his life to the eager audience. Moderated by Sudhir Mishra the session is alive with memories, his journey in Bollywood, audience interaction and much more.
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    IFTDA Masterclass Gulzar Part 2
    Masterclass with the eminent poet, lyricist and film director Gulzar! Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke, Academy and Grammy awardee Gulzar Sahab shares episodes of his life to the eager audience. Moderated by Sudhir Mishra the session is alive with memories, his journey in Bollywood, audience interaction and much more.
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    IFTDA Masterclass Gulzar Part 1
    Masterclass with the eminent poet, lyricist and film director Gulzar! Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke, Academy and Grammy awardee Gulzar Sahab shares episodes of his life to the eager audience. Moderated by Sudhir Mishra the session is alive with memories, his journey in Bollywood, audience interaction and much more.
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    IFTDA Masterclass Subhash Ghai Part 4
    The exciting finish to the Masterclass by the Showman Subhash Ghai! A learned experience for the students to have met the charismatic actor, screenwriter, producer, director who is also an alumni of the prestigious Films and Televison Institute of India. Moderated by Satish Kaushik, the session finale is on a refreshing note, giving the required boost of learning to the eager audience.
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    IFTDA Masterclass Subhash Ghai Part 3
    Masterclass with the Showman Subhash Ghai! A prized opportunity in which eager students met the charismatic actor, screenwriter, producer, director who is an alumni of Films and Televison Institute of India. Moderated by Satish Kaushik, the session is alive with heartfelt experiences, gossips, valuable knowledge on film making, and interaction with the students.
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    IFTDA Masterclass Subhash Ghai Part 2
    Masterclass with the Showman Subhash Ghai! A prized opportunity in which eager students met the charismatic actor, screenwriter, producer, director who is an alumni of Films and Televison Institute of India. Moderated by Satish Kaushik, the session is alive with heartfelt experiences, gossips, valuable knowledge on film making, and interaction with the students.
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    IFTDA Masterclass Subhash Ghai Part 1
    Masterclass with the Showman Subhash Ghai! A prized opportunity in which eager students met the charismatic actor, screenwriter, producer, director who is an alumni of Films and Televison Institute of India. Moderated by Satish Kaushik, the session is alive with heartfelt experiences, gossips, valuable knowledge on film making, and interaction with the students.

National Award Winning Movies

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    Uttoran (The Broken Journey)
    Dr. Nihar Sengupta (Soumitra Chatterjee) is wealthy physician, who deals exclusively with the rich. His life changes when on a journey he meets a man groaning in pain. He finds out that the poor man is dying from pneumonia. Without treating the man Dr. Sengupta takes him to the village and leaves him at the mercy of the village witch doctors. After a while, Dr. Sengupta feels guilty about his actions and he decides to return and save the patient from the witch doctor. Will he be able to make it on time?
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    Samay
    The death of a successful industrialist tests the skill and patience of ACP Malvika Chauhan (Sushmita Sen), a celebrated officer and an idol to many a woman in the country. She starts to do what she is best at, solving difficult crimes. This investigation, the biggest challenge she has faced till now in her career - is a journey so dark and daring that she did not know it existed. As she gets deeper and deeper into the investigation, she realizes the murder to be the handiwork of a genius - a criminal mind that has left everyone stunned with its brilliant execution.What role does time play in the battle of the great minds? Will the ACP get to the bottom of the crack? Or is the crack just an illusion?
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    Nishant Night End
    Vishwam is the youngest brother of the powerful, and influential village Zamindar. The Zamindar will not hesitate to do anything for the welfare and protection of his f     amily, which also includes bending the law to his own advantage. Vishwam is married to Rukmani, and unlike his brothers, does not indulge in alcohol or women, nor does he have any bad habits. Then the village gets a new schoolmaster, who has a wife, Susheela. When Vishwam sees for the first time, he is unable to take his eyes off her. Will he give into the temptation?
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    Trikal
    Trikal is about a Portugal family in Goa and their struggle to come in terms with the death of the head of the family, all amidst the backdrop of an Indian army assembl     ed to attack and take over Goa. Anna is about to become engaged to the unappealing Erasmus when her beloved grandfather suddenly dies. Her grandmother is so overwhelmed by grief that Ana's engagement is put on hold indefinitely. Certain elements from the past then change the present and the future of this family. Watch what happens next?
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    Ankur
    Laxmi along with her husband Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute work for the landlord. The landlord's son, Surya, returns home to look after the estate, as well as formalize his marriage to Saroj. Shortly thereafter Kishtaya leaves Laxmi. Surya finds her attractive and starts an intimate relationship with her. Will this relationship ever come in limelight?
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    Mandi (Market Place)
    Based on the Urdu short story 'Aanandi' by Pakistani writer Ghulam Abbas. Mandi The Marketplace deals with a brothel at the located in the heart of a city. Some politic     ians of the district want the place for its prime location. They mask their personal gains and protest against the brothel in the name of morality. The politicians offer to put up an alternative residence for the prostitutes, only this place is miles away, isolated from the city. Will the Rukmini Bai (Shabana Azmi) and the other workers of the Brothel agree? Nitish Roy won the 1984 National Film Award for Best Art Direction. Mandi was also invited to the Los Angeles Exposition (FILMEX) and the London Film Festival 1983.
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    Bandini
    Bandini explores the human conflicts of love and hate interwinded in the mind of a woman prisoner, Kalyani. The movie tells the story of a woman prisoner serving life imprisonment for murder, Kalyani, the all suffering, selfless, sacrificing, and strong yet weak Indian woman. Gulzar, who was the assistant director in the film, made his debut as a lyricist with the song 'Mora Gora Ang Lai Le' on S.D Burman's insistance Bandhini was Bimal Roy's last film The film was based on the novel, Tamasi, who's author, Jarasandha (Charu Chandra Chakrabarti) was a jailor in North Bengal Awards: 1963: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi 1964: Filmfare Awards Best Movie Best Actress: Nutan Best Director: Bimal Roy Best Cinematographer: Kamal Bose Best Sound: D Billimoria Best Story: Jarasandha
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    Devdas
    Based on the Novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay called Devdas, the movie is the story of childhood sweethearts, Devdas and Paro set against the backdrop of rural Bengal during feudal times. When they decide to marry, Devdas' father disapproves the relationship as they belong to a very rich family. He sends his son packing to Calcutta for higher studies. Parvati's marriage is fixed with a wealthy zamindar, a widower with children older than his young second wife. In Calcutta, Devdas drowns his sorrows in alcohol and wishes to meet Paro one last time before he dies. He meets Chunilal who introduces him to an attractive and strong willed courtesan, Chandramukhi.Trivia Vyjayanthimala played Chandramukhi. This was her first dramatic role. Devdas was Bengali actress Suchitra Sen’s Bollywood debut. The movie has been ranked 2nd in University of Iowa’s list of top 10 Bollywood Films by Corey K. Creekmur and has been listed in the top 25 must see Bollywood films by Indiatimes Movies in 2005. While Dilip Kumar was the 1st choice to play Devdas, Bimal Roy wanted Mina Kumari as Paro and Nargis as Chandramukhi. Mina Kumari couldn’t do the role as her husband laid down some conditions that Bimal Roy didn’t agree with. Nargis refused Chandramukhi’s role as she wanted to play the lead role of Paro. To prepare for his role as Devdas, Dilip Kumar read the Novel multiple times. His preparation earned him a filmfare award for best actor. Pran and Jonny Walker had extended cameo appearances. Although Vyjayanthimala won best supporting actress award at Filmfare, she refused to accept the award as she felt her role was parallel to Suchitra Sen’s The film is an adaptation of Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel by the same name.
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    Black
    Debraj Sahay is a teacher to Michelle McNally who is both deaf & blind, he meets her as an eight year old, who doesn't understand anything. She is violent, confused and unable to comprehend her life. Her world is "BLACK". Debraj leads her from this darkness and confusion into light and hope, how he makes her discover her an identity, this makes her feel human rather than someone inferior with a disability. He is her teacher, her Guru, the one who leads her from darkness into light.
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    Traffic Signal
    Most Mumbaikars have spent at least a minute of their lives at one of the Mumbai's traffic signals. This film is about the lives and travails of people living around a traffic signal in Mumbai. Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is, he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's Rani a Gujrati girl selling ethnic clothes on the sidewalk, and there's Dominic a drug addict and the prostitute who feels for him. Then there's Silsila himself, who's an orphan, and reports to Jaffer bhai the local goon. Jaffer bhai in turn, reports to Haji, the leader of the local mafia. And the hafta, from each traffic signal and territory Haji controls, seeps upward to the politicians. Life is routine, until Silsila and Jaffer bhai get caught up in a chain of events which threatens the very source of their livelihood the traffic signal itself, and Silsila must either remain mute with fear or protest. Awards: 2007 : National Film Award for Best Direction for Madhur Bhandarkar 2007 : Best Make-up Artist for Anil Moti Ram Palande Before Kunal Khemu was finalised John Abraham and Ajay Devgan were approached for the lead role The film was earlier titled 'Signal'

Movie Based On Books

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    The Reluctant Fundamentalist
    A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. Quite successful in his work, he one day finds out that his services are no longer required. And all this is because he belonged to a certain religion. His name itself causes stirs, when uttered aloud. On the backdrop of 9/11 attacks, he finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis and the enduring call of his family’s homeland. A different view to that conceived by millions on Islamic followers post 9/11 attacks in America, well presented by Ace director, Mira Nair! 
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    Anantha Rathriya
    Suwisal’s visit to the house of his childhood triggers memories that continue to cascade when he is called for jury duty to hear the case against Piyum, a servant he seduced and abandoned 20 years before. Now a prostitute, she is on trial for murder. Can he seek forgiveness, provide restitution, or reconnect with her in any way? Should he? Will her response help him overcome his moral lethargy?
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    With you without you
    Plunged at the deep end, the preys endeavoured to survive amidst the predators that loomed to mangle. Post-war Sri Lanka saw many hunters and hounded. ‘With you Without you’ is about two characters who are burdened with pains of the past, slowly entrusting their secrets on to each other. Inner conflict formed an unbridgeable void. Would the budding love release them from their misery or the bygones choke their very existence?
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    Devdas
    Based on the Novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay called Devdas, the movie is the story of childhood sweethearts, Devdas and Paro set against the backdrop of rural Bengal during feudal times. When they decide to marry, Devdas' father disapproves the relationship as they belong to a very rich family. He sends his son packing to Calcutta for higher studies. Parvati's marriage is fixed with a wealthy zamindar, a widower with children older than his young second wife. In Calcutta, Devdas drowns his sorrows in alcohol and wishes to meet Paro one last time before he dies. He meets Chunilal who introduces him to an attractive and strong willed courtesan, Chandramukhi.Trivia Vyjayanthimala played Chandramukhi. This was her first dramatic role. Devdas was Bengali actress Suchitra Sen’s Bollywood debut. The movie has been ranked 2nd in University of Iowa’s list of top 10 Bollywood Films by Corey K. Creekmur and has been listed in the top 25 must see Bollywood films by Indiatimes Movies in 2005. While Dilip Kumar was the 1st choice to play Devdas, Bimal Roy wanted Mina Kumari as Paro and Nargis as Chandramukhi. Mina Kumari couldn’t do the role as her husband laid down some conditions that Bimal Roy didn’t agree with. Nargis refused Chandramukhi’s role as she wanted to play the lead role of Paro. To prepare for his role as Devdas, Dilip Kumar read the Novel multiple times. His preparation earned him a filmfare award for best actor. Pran and Jonny Walker had extended cameo appearances. Although Vyjayanthimala won best supporting actress award at Filmfare, she refused to accept the award as she felt her role was parallel to Suchitra Sen’s The film is an adaptation of Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel by the same name.
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    Kabuliwala
    Widowed Abdul Rehman Khan is an Afghani Pathan who lives a simple and poor lifestyle with his widowed mom, and daughter, Amina, in Kabul. He owes money to a money-lender that he had borrowed for Amina's medical treatment, and is unable to re-pay it. He moves to Hindustan and sell dry fruits on the streets. It is here that he meets a young girl, Mini, who lives with her mom, Rama, and her dad, a Writer. Rama is overly cautious and will not permit Mini to see Abdul, while her dad permits her to do so. Abdul sees Amina in Mini and visits her everyday, pampering her with dry fruits. On her birthday Mini misses him and goes to look for him and gets lost. Rama thinks that Abdul has abducted her, will her fears come true?

Movie Based On Real Events

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    Trumbo
    A magnifying look on the life of Dalton Trumbo. A screenplay writer whose values could be compared to that of a martial at the forefront battling against the enemies titled as the communists. Blacklisted, imprisoned, exiled! His family suffered poverty, his children shunned publicly, his writings honoured under someone else’s identity. Prominent actors read his letters bringing to life the agony of a defiant screenwriter.
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    The Wayback
    World war II. An era of the soviet plaque. To abscond? One has to escape the Gulag Camp deeply embedded in Siberia. It’s better to be starved, humiliated, shot even then to escape. But the insatiable hunger to see a loved one surpasses any such hurdle. The Way Back narrates a long walk. A 4000 mile walk. But more than that the unnerving strength to combat cold, sandstorms, thirst, food supply to reach a free and beloved land.
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    Silence in the Courts
    Two women were denied justice and a journalist fails in his struggle to deliver justice to them, a filmmaker embarks on a quest to unearth the cause for that injustice.
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    Black
    Debraj Sahay is a teacher to Michelle McNally who is both deaf & blind, he meets her as an eight year old, who doesn't understand anything. She is violent, confused and unable to comprehend her life. Her world is "BLACK". Debraj leads her from this darkness and confusion into light and hope, how he makes her discover her an identity, this makes her feel human rather than someone inferior with a disability. He is her teacher, her Guru, the one who leads her from darkness into light.
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    Egaro-The Eleven
    Egaro, the Immortal Eleven is a 2011 Bengali sports film based the football match between Mohun Bagan and East Yorkshire Regiment on 29 July 1911, a time when India was under the British rule. Nagendra (Shankar Chakraborty) leads a group of young freedom fighters and makes them capable enough to take on the mighty British clubs in the game of Football. Will he be able to take the eleven players and the beat the British club at their own game?
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    The Dirty Picture
    The story is supposedly based on the life of South Indian Sensation Silk Smitha. The quintessential siren, Silk, knew her audiences and it didn’t seem like anything would stop the ambitious superstar, till it did, in the form of unrequited love. To the world and her fans, Silk (portrayed by Vidya Balan in dirty picture) was the queen of sensuality. But at heart, she was just like any other woman yearning for love in a ruthless world. The movie is about the tragedy behind the mask of the sex symbol who provided titillation to thousands of viewers but died a lonely and tragic death. The film is inspired by the story of Silk Smitha, an actress known for erotic roles in South Indian films Initially, the role of Silk Smitha was offered to Kangana Ranaut and Bipasha Basu but the talks fell through. The trailer was launched on 30th August in a Single Screen theatre in Bandra which was decorated to recreate the retro era Vidya Balan had to gain 12 Kgs for the film The film's teaser trailer got over 880,000 hits on YouTube within the first few days of its release Vidya Balan underwent salsa training to fine-tune herself with Smitha's languid body language. The film was released on 2nd December, Silk Smitha's 51st birthday To prepare for her role, Vidya Balan watched movies like Chicago, Burlesque to understand how to play the character in a classy manner rather than sleazy manner Naseeruddin Shah had a dance number in the film. The last film he had a dance number in was Tridev in 1989 The scene where Vidya and Emraan insult each other was an impromptu scene as the director Milan Luthria wanted to capture the awkwardness between the two in the scene Silk Smitha's award winning film Moonrampirai (1982) was remade in Hindi as Sri Devi and Kamal Hassan starrer, Sadma (1983) Dirty picture was declared fit for television telecast after 56 additional cuts from the theatrical release The film won three National Film Awards including Best Actress, 3 Filmfare Awards and 6 Screen Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.
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    Shaheed Uddham Singh
    During India’s freedom struggle many heroes have come up to give their share in the fight. Some have gain the importance and fame but some real heroes are still in the dim light. One of them is Udham Singh who was born and brought in a Sikh family in Punjab, India, during the time when the British ruled India. Enraged at the massacre of over 2000 men, women, and children at the hands of Brigadier General Edward Harry Dwyer (Tom Alter) in Jallianwalla Baug Massacre, Udham Singh swears vengeance. He plans to create obstacles for the British officials. The plan comes under the notice of British authorities and soon on the put him into wanted lists by the authorities. On one occasion he is shielded by a courtesan, Noor Jehan (Juhi Chawla). In order to achieve his vengeance, he travels to the United Kingdom, befriends the local Indians, as well as Irish Freedom Fighter, Irene Rose Palmer (Charleen Carswell). He finally kills Dwyer during a presentation. He is quickly apprehended, and jailed. Watch how Udham Singh’s protest even being behind the bars.
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    Razia Sultan
    Razia Sultana is a pre independence epic love story of the Sultana of Delhi. Razia Sultana was the only woman ruler of both the Sultanate and the Mughal period. She was trained to lead armies and administer kingdoms. Razia falls in love with Altu, the king, who wishes to conquer the entire nation. Razia's brother get to know about their affair and gives an open challenge to Altu, to participate in the sword competition, to which Altu agrees. Meanwhile Yakut who is ever ready to protect Razia is been doubted by Altu. Altu has seen Razia visiting Yakut at mid night for some reason and this provokes Altu to doubt Razia. Razia actually wanted to protect Altu from her brother and stops Altu to participate in the sword competition. Will Razia be able to protect Altu?

Bangali

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    Maya Bazaar
    Three different stories called Smriti (Memories), Satwa (Soul) and Bhobiswot (Future) get interwoven in one complex plot, creating a world of illusion. The first story, Smriti, is based on Sharadindu Bandopadhyay's Dehantar. Smriti revolves around a widow (Roopa Ganguly) who sees her husband (Badshah Moitra) in every man she has a relationship with. She has many lovers but she is obsessed with her husband. The second, Satwa is based on Sharadindu's Shunyo Shudhu Shunyo Noy, where a young painter leads a happy marital life, but in his dreams. The real collides with the imaginary when he realises that the girl of his dreams is actually dead. The third story, Bhabishyat, is a satire based on Rajshekhar Basu’s Mahesher Mahajatra. It revolves around two professors (played by Dhritiman Chaterji and Pradip Mukherjee). One is a believer, the other a non-believer.
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    Uttoran (The Broken Journey)
    Dr. Nihar Sengupta (Soumitra Chatterjee) is wealthy physician, who deals exclusively with the rich. His life changes when on a journey he meets a man groaning in pain. He finds out that the poor man is dying from pneumonia. Without treating the man Dr. Sengupta takes him to the village and leaves him at the mercy of the village witch doctors. After a while, Dr. Sengupta feels guilty about his actions and he decides to return and save the patient from the witch doctor. Will he be able to make it on time?
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    Nayika
    Ria aspires to be a successful actress in the film industry. In her journey she meets Sonali, another aspiring actress. Filmmakers and producers try to exploit Ria's innocence but Sonali always saves her as she     is more experienced about the industry. Will Ria realise that the path towards stardom is not easy? Will Ria and Sonali be successful in the industry against all odds?
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    Muktodhara
    Niharika Chatterjee the wife of public prosecutor Arindam Chatterjee is given the task by a jailor to reform the inmates of a prison. She decides to conduct a play based on Rabindranath Tagore's Valmiki Pratibh     a involving the inmates of the correctional cells. The inmates on the other hand plan an escape on the day when they would be performing the play. But during the various rehearsal sessions the prisoners get closer to their inner self. Will they escape as planned or will this play transform their life?
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    Amodini
    Amodini is a rich jamindar's only daughter known for her bad temper. Unable to face a social stigma Amodini's father arranges her marriage with a much older person. Due to an unsettled dowry the groom does not turn up on the day of the marriage. Amodini is then forced to marry Pandu, a boy just 15 years of age. On the night of the marriage when Pandu enters Amodini's room, she kicks him and hurls objects at him. Pandu runs away. After a decade a very rich person called Pandarikaksh Mukhopadhyay returns to the village with his wife and starts doing social work. Who is Pandarikaksh? What happened to Amodini?
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    Antareen
      The young writer (Anjan Dutta) seeking inspiration is living alone an old mansion of friend in Calcutta, one night he starts talking to an anonymous stranger (Dimple Kapadia) over the phone. They have mysterious, abstract conversations in generalities at first, but as she continues to keep calling she gradually reveals more about her lonely life. The conversation soon develop into a relationship as details of their lives are revealed. She becomes a muse for him, and he starts her on a path towards a new found independence.
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    Er Bonga Local
      Ananta Das, a common man witnesses injustice in the society but is afraid to voice his opinion. One day, on a local train, he witnesses the murder of a man, who was protesting the teasing of his elder sister by     a group of drunkards. After remaining silent for a few days, Ananta decides to fight the injustice he had witnessed. In the process, he opens up a can of worms and becomes a target of the powers involved. What happens next? Will he be able to continue the protest or be silenced by his detractors?
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    Nouka Dubi
    Noukadubi is based upon Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's novel of the same name. Ramesh and his friend's sister Hemalini are in love with each other. On the eve of Hemalini's birthday party, Ramesh receives a letter from his father asking him to return to the his village at once. Ramesh's father then forces him to marry the daughter of a hapless widow. Despite Ramesh's pleas, he is married off to the widow's daughter, Susheela. However, while travelling back to Kolkata, their ferry gets drowned in a whirlpool during a storm and Ramesh finds himself and a newly married woman alone on a secluded beach. Ramesh takes her to be his new wife Susheela and sets of for Kolkata. But is Susheela really Ramesh's wife? If not, then what is Susheela's real identity?
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    Cosmic sex
    A young man Kripa who is on the run from sex and violence one night when he meets a woman Sadhavi who strangely resembles his dead mother. She gives him shelter and teaches him to travel inwards through sex.  
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    Anuranan
    Anuranan is the Bangla word for resonance. What it means in the context of the movie is that two people may strike a common chord at the same time, resulting in a resonance that binds them together without dragging them away from their legal partners. After living in London for a few years, a happily married yet childless couple, Rahul and Nandita decide to move to Kolkata, India. A project on the hills of Kanchenjunga brings Rahul and Nandita close to Rahul's business associate Amit and his wife Preeti. Friendship eventually blossoms between Rahul and Preeti when their common interests bring them close to each other. Watch to know if this relationship leaves any impact on their respective marriages.
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    Egaro-The Eleven
    Egaro, the Immortal Eleven is a 2011 Bengali sports film based the football match between Mohun Bagan and East Yorkshire Regiment on 29 July 1911, a time when India was under the British rule. Nagendra (Shankar Chakraborty) leads a group of young freedom fighters and makes them capable enough to take on the mighty British clubs in the game of Football. Will he be able to take the eleven players and the beat the British club at their own game?
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    Moubane Aaj
    Moubane Aaj film is based in a village where Satish Roy is the patriarch.Mainak, his son is a hopeless character who goes away to Kolkata to study only to come across a complete tomboy Payel who makes literally mincemeat of Mainak.Their paths cross as their marriages are fixed to each other without them knowing anything. They are shocked when they see each other later. However Payel forces Mainak to marry him as she is the perfect foil for his simplicity.

Marathi

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    Jogwa
    Two strangers are forced into a life of servitude to the local deity. They fall in love and want to start a new life but will the wrath of a highly superstitious community let them live in peace.
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    Dombivali Fast
    Madhav Apte is a common man with strong principles. He fights with people around when he sees injustice and corruption. He is pushed to a corner by everybody who finds his policies difficult to handle and one day he snaps. He goes on a rampage trying to do right, everything that goes against his principal and ultimately ending in a tragic climax.
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    Tya Ratri Paus Hota
    The film begins with Avinash Subodh Bhave being brought to a bungalow in an injured condition on a rainy day. A journalist, he is confined there as he tries to expose corrupt politician Shripatrao Sayaji Shinde during his election campaign and gets beaten up by his goons. Raavee Amruta Subhash too comes there with her group of friends. Avinash and Raavee come face to face and recognise each other despite several years of separation. When the rain stop, it gives way to a new day and a new life.
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    Ramabai Bhimrao Ambedkar
    This movie is a biography of Ramabai Bhimrao Ambedkar also known as Ramabai wife of Dr. Babasaheb. Ramabai lost her parents at a very young age and brought up her two young brothers all alone. She was brought to Mumbai by her uncles and married off to Bhimrao Ambedkar at the young age. Bhimrao left for London after getting a scholarship for higher studies, leaving the responsibility of running the household on Rambai. Despite all the hardships, Rambai kept her husband motivated. Losing her infant children one by one did not stop Ramabai from standing like a rock behind her husband's mission of uplifting the underprivileged classes of the country.
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    Vasudev Balwant Phadke
    Set in the period of the First Indian War Of Independence, Vasudev Balwant Phadke is a movie that traces the life and time of a revolutionary by the same name. The protagonist of this film Vasudeo a dedicated employee of the East India Company takes up arms to overthrow the British rule and raises an army of poor, drought stricken and hungry farmers from the lowest echelons of society and haunts the might of the British Army until he is sentenced to death by the Britishers.
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    Bakula Namdeo Ghotale
    Ghotale the Sarpanch of a rural village antagonizes his fellow villagers by usurping their properties when they fail to return their debts to him. Namdeo, a naive youth gets married to Bakula a beautiful girl. Ghotale falls for Bakula and conspires to kill Namdeo to lay his dirty hands on his wife. Will Namdeo have the guts to stand up to the unjust rule of Ghotale and protect his wife?
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    Aadhar Stumbh
    Terrorism and chaos seem to be the order of the day. Only a few valiant and honest men stand between chaos and stability. When politicians join hands with terrorists for selfish ends, there is no saying where events will take us. An innocent schoolboy's life is at stake and venal politicians and corrupt policemen are only interested in safeguarding themselves. But the truth will always out. And when honest people stand up to be counted, the truth will always prevail.
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    Desrudh- Ek Parampara
    An army man returns to his native village with his wife. The army man has lost his one arm serving the nation. In the village he decides to stay with his father. He comes to know that their land has been taken away by the wicked zamindars. He also finds out that the village is in a pathetic condition due to corruption. Will he be able to bring about the required change in the village inspite of having just one arm?