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Meel Patthar stars Suvinder Vicky and Lakshvir Saran are its lead actors.

'Meel Patthar explores irony of travelling but not getting anywhere': Ivan Ayr 

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Ivan Ayr's Meel Patthar is about a middle-aged truck driver, seemingly in control of his life, only to discover otherwise. A veteran in his company who has clocked thousands of kilometers suddenly sees the possibility of losing his job to younger recruit.
A still from Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple .
A still from Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple .

Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple wins big at Venice: Prakash Javadekar, Ali Fazal, Nimrat Kaur congratulate filmmaker

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 03:54 PM IST
All from union minister of information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar to actors Ali Fazal, Nimrat Kaur, Tillotama Shome and filmmakers Sujoy Ghosh and Shekhar Kapur have hailed The Disciple director Chaitanya Tamhane’s for his big win at the Venice Film Festival.
Director Chaitanya Tamhane and producer Vivek Gomber at Venice Film Festival.
Director Chaitanya Tamhane and producer Vivek Gomber at Venice Film Festival.

Chaitanya Tamhane bags Best Screenplay award for The Disciple at Venice Film Festival, loses Golden Lion to Nomadland

PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 12:41 PM IST
After bagging the FIPRESCI award, Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple was also honoured with Best Screenplay award at Venice International Film Festival closing ceremony on Saturday. The Golden Lion was bagged by Frances McDormand’s Nomadland.
Greta Thunberg’s documentary contains never-seen-before footage(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Greta Thunberg’s documentary contains never-seen-before footage(Instagram/gretathunberg)

Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s documentary to premiere at the Venice Film Festival

Venice | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 09:32 AM IST
Documentary on Greta Thunberg follows the Swedish environmentalist and contains never-seen-before footage of her harrowing two-week sailing journey across the Atlantic to speak at the UN climate conference in New York in 2019, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival
The 77th Venice Film Festival - Venice, Italy September 3, 2020 - Actor Lotte Verbeek poses with performers at the beach for the shooting of the movie "The Book of Vision" in the Critics' Week.(REUTERS)
The 77th Venice Film Festival - Venice, Italy September 3, 2020 - Actor Lotte Verbeek poses with performers at the beach for the shooting of the movie "The Book of Vision" in the Critics' Week.(REUTERS)

Venice Film Festival opens with Italian film premiere, leads with plea to save cinemas

Hindustan Times | By Gautaman Bhaskaran
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 05:03 PM IST
The 77th Venice Film Festival began on Wednesday evening (September 2) with a passionate cry to stop the death of “movie going experience in the face of a perceived threat by streaming giants”.
A still from Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple.
A still from Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple.

While media attention was focused on the insider-outsider debate, Chaitanya Tamhane made history

Hindustan Times | By Anupama Chopra
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 09:00 AM IST
Chaitanya Tamhane brings his craft and discipline to The Disciple, the story of a conflicted musician in Mumbai. His mentor Alfonso Cuaron calls it stunning.
The Disciple is Chaitanya Tamhane’s second feature.
The Disciple is Chaitanya Tamhane’s second feature.

Court director Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple selected in competition section of Venice Film Festival

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:24 PM IST
National award-winning director Chaitanya Tamhane’s new Marathi film The Disciple has been selected in the Competition section of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival.
Jessica Chastain is floored by Joaquin Phoenix’s performance in Joker.
Jessica Chastain is floored by Joaquin Phoenix’s performance in Joker.

Jessica Chastain calls Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker performance ‘one of the greatest pieces of acting’ she’s ever seen

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 02:11 PM IST
Jessica Chastain has called Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker performance ‘one of the greatest pieces of acting’ she’s ever seen.
Scarlett Johansson stuns in gold, silver, shimmer and thigh-high slit gowns.(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
Scarlett Johansson stuns in gold, silver, shimmer and thigh-high slit gowns.(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Scarlett Johansson is a complete stunner in shimmer and metallics on the red carpet. Pics inside

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 06:41 AM IST
Red carpet fashion 2019: Scarlett Johansson, who has famously played The Black Widow in the Avengers film franchise, is also the fashionista we want to take several fashion lessons from.
Joker is about a man who turns to violence after feeling rejected and bullied his whole life.
Joker is about a man who turns to violence after feeling rejected and bullied his whole life.

US Army issues internal warning against potential violence at Joker screenings

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 03:14 PM IST
The United States military has issued a warning to their commanders over possible incel violence and shootings at the screenings of Todd Phillips’ upcoming movie, Joker.
The ad titled Sauvage, was considered offensive to Native Americans and people questioned Johnny Depp’s presence in it for he is not a native.(Instagram)
The ad titled Sauvage, was considered offensive to Native Americans and people questioned Johnny Depp’s presence in it for he is not a native.(Instagram)

Johnny Depp defends Dior perfume ad, says it was made with respect

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:40 AM IST
The ad titled Sauvage, was considered offensive to Native Americans and people questioned Johnny Depp’s presence in it for he is not a native.
Joaquin Phoenix as Joker.
Joaquin Phoenix as Joker.

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker wins the Golden Lion for best film at Venice Film Festival

Agence France-Presse, Venice | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 08:42 AM IST
Joaquin Phoenix’s sensitive portrayal of Joker, Batman’s arch-rival, won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival. Controversial director Roman Polanski also won an award.
Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Joker.
Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Joker.

Joker review roundup: Joaquin Phoenix’s act called ‘one of the greatest, darkest villains’ in cinematic history’

Agence France-Presse, Venice | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 11:58 AM IST
Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker was screened at the ongoing Venice Film Festival and critics can’t stop raving about the film and its performances.
Brad Pitt plays an astronaut in Ad Astra.
Brad Pitt plays an astronaut in Ad Astra.

Ad Astra first reviews are in, critics call Brad Pitt’s space epic a ‘visionary achievement’, a ‘thing of beauty’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 07:13 PM IST
The first reviews for Brad Pitt’s Ad Astra are in after the film was screened at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday. Check them out.
The Truth is set in Paris and stars Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche in lead roles.
The Truth is set in Paris and stars Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche in lead roles.

Venice Film Festival rolls with Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth

By Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 04:35 PM IST
Venice Film Festival took off with Japanese filmmaker’s The Truth, a mother-daughter story, set in Paris.
Nate Parker, who stars in American Skin, was accused of raping a woman student during his college days.
Nate Parker, who stars in American Skin, was accused of raping a woman student during his college days.

After Roman Polanski, Venice Film Festival faces another controversy with Nate Parker’s American Skin

By Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 05:16 PM IST
Venice Film Festival was drawn into a fresh controversy after the inclusion of American Skin, starring Nate Parker.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is set to reprise his role of a gangster in Sacred Games 2.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is set to reprise his role of a gangster in Sacred Games 2.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Aam janta bhi hero aur heroine ko gora dekhna chahti hai

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2019 12:01 PM IST
Nawazuddin Siddiqui says films and the industry only reflect the biases society entertains. Mentality overhaul needed, to bring about a change.
Sasidharan’s Shadow of Water will be screened as part of the Horizons section at Venice Film Festival.
Sasidharan’s Shadow of Water will be screened as part of the Horizons section at Venice Film Festival.

India’s Sasidharan goes to Venice Film Festival with Shadow of Water

By Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 12:46 PM IST
Filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Chola (Shadow of Water) will be screened in Horizons section at Venice.
Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.
Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.

DC fans celebrate Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker film making it to official competition at Venice Film Festival

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 05:50 PM IST
DC and Batman fans are celebrating the inclusion of Joaquin Phoenix’s upcoming Joker movie in the official competition section of the Venice Film Festival.
Bombay Rose has been directed by Gitanjali Rao.
Bombay Rose has been directed by Gitanjali Rao.

Bombay Rose from India and Japan’s The Truth will herald Venice 2019

By Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 04:27 PM IST
A look at two films — Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda and Gitanjali Rao’s Bombay Rose — which have made it to Venice.
Roma, named after the neighbourhood in Mexico City where writer-director-cinematographer Cuaron grew up, is a Spanish-language drama.
Roma, named after the neighbourhood in Mexico City where writer-director-cinematographer Cuaron grew up, is a Spanish-language drama.

Roma, Alfonso Cuaron’s victory at Venice Film Festival is a bigger win for Netflix

Reuters | By HT Correspondent, Venice
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2018 11:55 AM IST
Director Alfonso Cuaron won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival for his black-and-white drama, Roma, making it Netflix’s first major award at an international festival.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is one of three Netflix movies in competition at the Venice Film Festival.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is one of three Netflix movies in competition at the Venice Film Festival.

With The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Netflix is giving you 6 Coen brothers movies for the price of 1

Reuters | By HT Correspondent, Venice
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2018 12:07 PM IST
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs was initially supposed to be a miniseries, but has been retooled into a movie.
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