TSL & SANGAMITHRA: ALL SET FOR A GLOBAL JOURNEY-Thenandal Studios Ltd, is at Cannes to celebrate its 100th film production and launch its new period film Sangamithra, directed by Sundar C.

Taking Indian cinema to the Global Realm

Aiming to create a periodic film of such a grandeur that can transcend the global boundaries, ace director Sundar C, who is thrilled to direct his next project Sangamithra, says his creation will be 100 per cent Indian with no trace of Western influence

Blurring The Lines Between Real and Virtual Worlds

In an interview with Pickle, Ravi Velhal, Global Content Strategist-New Media Experiences, Intel Corporation, talks about the potential of VR filmmaking and how it is transforming the cinematic experience

INDIA IN CANNES : A BRIEF HISTORY

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15 ‘BIG BUZZ’ OF 2017 INDIAN FILMS

The range is encouraging. The films to watch out for this year are bound to provide a fair representation of the multilingual, multi-locational nature of the diverse Indian movie industry.

THE CHANGING FACE OF BOLLYWOOD

In ‘50 Films That Changed Bollywood, 1995– 2015’, Shubhra Gupta,Film Critic,The Indian Express, throws light on movies that redefi ned things in Hindi cinema.

Colors A Journey of Ideas

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Films
Will OLU be India's best chance to make its comeback in the 2018 Cannes Festival Official Competition?

With again no Indian film in this Cannes Festival Official Competition, the Keralabased multi-award winning ...

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R A D I C A L Departures From Norm

Hot-button political themes, provocative storylines and highly anticipated new films from the world’s most exciting ...

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Media
Rahman Sings New Tune: VR The World

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Films
SABU CYRIL : The Magnificent Magician

Sabu Cyril has won National Film Award for Best Production Design four times and Filmfare ...

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Films
A Bear Hunt to Savour

The 2017 Berlin Competition promises to be wide open and, therefore, hugely exciting. Given the ...

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Films
A Broad Palette

A quartet of independent films from India on show in Berlinale 2017 bear testimony to ...

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Services
The Go-To Firm: Charles Darby & Tim Werenko, Co-founders 3Beep

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Animation
DQE shines with super shows: Tapaas Chakravarti, Chairman & CEO,DQ Entertainment

DQ Entertainment, one of the leaders in quality animation productions, is at MIPCOM to present ...

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Business
More Investment, Innovation Need of the Hour: Amit Khanna

Industry veteran Amit Khanna, in a freewheeling chat with Pickle, says the Indian M&E sector ...

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Films
Path Breakers

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Shooting Locales in India

Shooting Locales in India

India has some of the most dramatic shooting locations in the world. Snowy mountrins, pristine islands, plunging ravines, dusty plains -- imagine the earth and get it. Here are top Indian locates from various states of the sub-continent

Gujarat

Gujarat

Winner of Indian government’s national award for the 'Most film-friendly state', Gujarat is increasingly becoming the most preferred spot for the tinsel world. Filmmakers wishing to offer the audience an ‘eastern’ experience can land in Gujarat, for its traditional festivals like Navaratri or the kite festival, which can fill up the screens with their vibrant and colourful themes.

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal in Agra, the symbol of love, attracts filmmakers to Uttar Pradesh . The monument is a favourite among home-grown directors with the moon appearing to bathe in the Yamuna river alongside, translate into sheer poetry on the silver screen. The temple town of Varanasi offers cultural experience for the international viewer, with its prayers and the divine Ganges flowing by.

Kerala

Kerala

With its unmatched natural beauty, this 'God’s own country' is a God-send for cinema. Be it the Athirapally or Paalaruvi Falls that take away one’s breath, or the backwaters at Kumarakom which can serve as the perfect backdrop for films that are high on romance. Munnar, with its misty tea gardens, pristine waters of Varkala and Alappuzha, can be a filmmaker’s alternative to Venice.

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

The 'heart of India', Madhya Pradesh, true to its size, offers a wide variety of locales, eliminating the role of a set designer. From the Ahilya Fort overlooking the Narmada river, and the marble rocks of Bheraghat, to the green hills of Pachmarhi, the options are rich and many.

Goa

Goa

The Cannes of India. Currently known as the host city of International Film Festival of India. A land of sun, sea and sand; feni, fun and frolic. Beaches galore, churches and saints, music and dance, festivals and carnivals. Where people enjoy music and dance and raise a toast to celebrate every occasion.

Ladakh

Ladakh

The Dal Lake dotted with innumerable houseboats and the distant snow covered mountains. Each houseboat with its own interior layout. Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahalgam at higher levels. A warm and outgoing local populace adding its own unique colour to the surroundings. A hint of uneasiness sometimes.

Karnataka

Karnataka

Houses the Silicon City of India. And a whole array of health spas. A range of architecture depicted through its palaces, temples, mausoleums, monuments and ruins. Sanctuaries, national parks and waterfalls. Endless beaches, forests, scenic hills and modern cityscapes.

Puducherry

Puducherry

Ang Lee’s Oscar winning film ‘Life of Pi’ was shot partly in Puducherry (in South India). That has transformed Puducherry into a paradise for filmmakers. A French colony until 1954, this coastal town retains a number of colonial buildings, churches, statues, and systematic town planning and is dubbed ‘The Europe of India’.

Kolkata

Kolkata

The British are long gone but the colonial influence still remains, in the look of its buildings and monuments. Interiors and mindsets that haven’t morphed with the times yet co-exist happily with today. The quaint hand-pulled rickshaws, the Chinese district. The boatsman taking people across the Hoogly as modern vehicles criss-cross the Howrah Bridge.

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

From hills to mountains, capped by snowy peaks; punctuated by passes and glaciers. Dotted by rich flora and abundant variety of wildlife with 90% of its seven million population people residing in rural areas. Himachal Pradesh has an abundance of parks, rich with flora and fauna and regions that experience temperature extremes.

Telangana

Telangana

Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad is the world’s largest integrated film studio complex and one of Asia’s most popular tourism and recreation centers. Hyderabad features many heritage buildings constructed during Qutb Shahi and Nizam eras, showcasing Indo-Islamic architecture influenced by Medieval, Mughal and European styles. the Telugu film industry produces over 200 films each year.

Jharkhand

Jharkhand

Jharkhand is a nature lover’s paradise. It is home to countless waterfalls -- Hundru Falls, Lodh Falls and Johna Falls. The State’s locales include forests, hills, valleys, waterfalls, wildlife, history, culture, charming towns and vibrant cities. It is an unexplored paradise and will be filmmakers’ delight for new locales.

Kashmir

Kashmir

The Dal Lake dotted with innumerable houseboats and the distant snow covered mountains. Each houseboat with its own interior layout. Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahalgam at higher levels. A warm and outgoing local populace adding its own unique colour to the surroundings. A hint of uneasiness sometimes.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan

This princely state is the top choice for royal tales. With its imposing palaces and forts, the cities of Rajasthan might very well pass of as international destinations, thanks to its foreign tourists. The stories of Hawa Mahal, Mount Abu and the haunted forts in Alwar are waiting to be told on celluloid.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

The sun-kissed beaches of Visakhapatnam and the Godavari that cruises along with a tune, Andhra’s beauty has not diminished despite being bifurcated. Adding to this are the temples of Vijayawada and the Indian Grand Canyon at Gandikota. The Araku Valley here, a popular shooting spot by itself, is where the clouds say hello to the hills.

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Events

Hollywood Producer Shonda Rhimes Named MIPCOM 2016 Personality of the Year

The internationally respected Rhimes, whose TV credits include ABC Studios’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘Private Practice,’ ‘How to Get Away with Murder,’ will be honoured on October 19

BREXIT and Visionary Women to Headline TIFF Industry Conference

TIFF Industry Conference 2016 will focus on the creative process, diversity in front of and behind the camera, distribution, marketing and sales, co-productions and finance, audience engagement, and the future of cinema

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai to Give MIPCOM Mastermind Keynote

Scheduled for Monday 17 October in the Grand Auditorium at 11.30am, Hirai’s opening keynote will be the first in a series of top-level industry addresses at MIPCOM 2016

Locales

Advantage Arunachal Pradesh

Pristine Himalayan scenic beauty with undulating river valleys, snow peaked mountains, lush green tropical rain forests, diverse range of tribal culture provide for an ideal place for most themes for fi lm shooting

Delhi Rolls out Red Carpet to Filmmakers

Delhi Tourism has been nominated as the nodal agency for facilitating film shootings in Delhi, says S P Singh, CEO & MD of Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation Ltd, Government of Delhi, adding that the soon to be implemented Single Window Clearance Mechanism will make things easy for filmmakers

Delhi has a Story Worth Telling

Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra invites filmmakers to discover the beauty of India’s capital city and promises to remove all hurdles to make their work and stay in the city worthwhile

Podcast

Social

Rise in Internet Adoption Driving the Market

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Digital Media is changing the world!

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What's to come: Facebook target India from sky

Facebook's Yael Maguire talks about his company’s plan to increase internet penetration in countries like India through latest technologies

Business

Must Do Things at Cannes

Cannes Film Market is the pivotal destination for producers, independent filmmakers, buyers, talents, writers and all those who provide services to the worldwide motion picture industry. Here’s a peek at what to expect this year from India

Top Indian M&E Companies at EFM

Over 50 Indian showbiz companies are at Berlin during this year’s European Film Market

Entertaining world with Indian content:Sanjay Jain CFO,Head,India Cast Media

‘Our aim at MIPCOM is to reach out to the ever increasing base of partners and showcase our strong content offering’, says Sanjay Jain, CFO & Head of International Business, IndiaCast Media Distribution

Services

The Go-To Firm: Charles Darby & Tim Werenko, Co-founders 3Beep

Charles Darby and Tim Werenko of 3Beep, talk about the idea behind their new venture, future plans and what makes them different from others.

Film making centres of India

India is the largest film producing country in the world and its output has a global reach. Here are top filmmaking Indian cities which serve as the hub of cinema in their respective regional languages.

Commentary

How can Indian M&E sector leverage Make in India to Reach out to the world

Dr S. Raghunath, Professor, Corporate Strategy and Policy, IIM Bangalore, examines some of the critical factors, including existing technology infrastructure and skills in the country, that will go a long way in ensuring that Indian M&E industry gains a competitive edge globally

Big Bucks or Quality Content – Which Is the Universal Language of Film?

Indian mainstream filmmakers are losing the battle to attract domestic audiences abroad as they continue to misunderstand the universal language of film, says European film producer Pierre Assouline

Emerging trends in digital media landscape

Things are changing fast.Consumption of infotainment is no more the same. So, how to cater to the millenials.By Srini Vasan

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