IFFB 2018

INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON (Opening Night)

by Mahesh Palriwala Friday, 5th October was a glittering evening at the Hilton Garden Inn, Waltham. It was a miniature red-carpet evening for film artistes, producers, directors and the like coming together for the first ever India International Film Festival of Boston (IIFFB). Artistes had come together from various parts of the country and from…

The Golden Mountain – a critical review but a film not to be missed!

(Sonar Pahar, a Bengali language film with English subtitles to be screened at the India International Film Festival of Boston) By Subrata Das (SETU) Yesteryear’s Bollywood glamor girl, Tanuja, is persuasively cantankerous in the role of Upama Mukherjee, now in her early seventies, lives alone in an old Kolkata house. After the early demise of…

IIFFB: A. G. Nadiadwala to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award – 2018

India International Film Festival of India (IIFFB) 2018 proudly presents it’s prestigious award to the Veteran Producer, distinguished filmmaker, of Indian film Industry Mr. A. G. Nadiadwala. IIFFB CEO and Director Mrs. Razia Mashkoor was excited to make this announcement that our team and jury  had decided to give this award to Mr. Nadiadwala. She…

Samskara (Impressions)

ccording to various schools of Indian philosophy, every action, intent or preparation experienced by an individual leaves a Samskara (Impression/Impact/Imprint) in the deeper structure of his or her mind. These impressions then await volitional fruition in that individual’s future, in the form of hidden expectations, circumstances or unconscious sense of self-worth. These Samskara manifest as…

Shraddha (Faith)

Shraddha is a short narrative drama that explores ideas of faith and spirituality. Through the film , different perceptions that people have about religious leaders in the country are investigated. This film was made as my thesis project for my MFA at Emerson college, Boston.

Murder on the Reef (Slected for Screening)

Murder on the Reef follows the hotly debated issues surrounding the world’s largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. But is it too late? Many scientists now believe as much as fifty percent of the corals in the Great Barrier Reef have died. Through a complex mix of voices from locals, to scientists and indigenous…

The Golden Mountain (Nominated in Best Film category)

Upama (Tanuja Mukherjee) is a woman in her early seventies, living alone in an old Kolkata house. Her relationship with her only son, Soumyo (Jishuu Sengupta), has become somewhat bitter in recent times. She had single-handedly raised him after her husband’s early demise. Presently, all she has left to live with are memories. A chance…