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“Amole Gupte gives our childhood back to us with Sniff!!!” – Subhasha K Jha Review

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Sniff!!!

Starring Khushmeet Gill, Manmeet Singh, Surekha Sikri, Sushmita Mukherjee

Directed by Amole Gupte

The best thing about Sniff!!! are the wonderful children—God bless their untarnished souls—who play detectives to a car thief in a Mumbai housing city.

But wait. This is much later. This is where our interest in the goings-on begins to flag. The minute Sunny Gill (the wonderfully solemn and wise Khushmeet) turns super-snooper the plot loses its flexibility and momentum and falls prey to a kind of hushed rush of juvenile activities that don’t really add up to much.

But this absence of a hefty payoff is not what we are looking for or missing in this film. Straight out, Sniff!!! is a charming ode to the tastebuds and the olfactory nerves, both co-related as one gives you a yummy feeling in the mouth and the other in the nose.

But what if
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A new spy is born in Amole Gupte’s Sniff Teaser

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Check it out the teaser of Amole Gupte’s spy-superhero franchise film Sniff! is out! A big-scale kid’s live action-adventure film which is a family entertainer that revolves around a young Sikh boy, who is a spy in the making along with his curious gang of extraordinary cohorts.

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Helmed by acclaimed director, Amole Gupte, of Taare Zameen Par and Stanley Ka Dabba fame, the man behind several acclaimed children-centric films, reputed to spot talent in children and introduce fresh new faces in Indian film industry (Darsheel Safari in Taare Zameen Par, his son Partho in Stanley Ka Dabba, etc.), is all set to launch his next discovery Sunny Gill, an 8-year-old ‘wonder’ boy. The film also stars Surekha Sikri, Sushmita Mukherjee, Manmeet Singh, Putul Guha among others.

The film is slated to release in Summer 2017

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Prakash Jha Attending Washington DC South Asian film Festival

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Renowned filmmaker Prakash Jha will be among headliners at the 3rd Washington, DC, South Asian Film Festival, which will be held in Gaithersburg, MD, just outside of the Us capital.

The festival will start on September 11 with a red carpet gala reception, followed by the opening ceremony, which be attended by acclaimed artists from India.

The veteran director-actor-writer’s two critically acclaimed works, the 1985 film Damul and 1989 movie Parinati, will be among the main attractions this year.

Damul, set in the Bihar of mid-1980s, depicts bonded labor, exodus of laborers and caste politics. It won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film. The screening and talk will be tomorrow at 12:00pm

Parinati – a folk tale about human greed set in Rajasthan, featured actors, Basant Josalkar, Surekha Sikri, Sudhir Kulkarni and Nandita Das.

Prakash Jha said, “It’s always an honour to have one’s films playing at a festival.
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Retrospective of Mani Kaul films in Delhi from Sept 16

Retrospective of Mani Kaul films in Delhi from Sept 16
A still from Duvidha

A Retrospective of the works of Indian auteur Mani Kaul will be organized from September 16, 2011 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Most of the films will be shown on 35 mm prints borrowed from the National Film archive of India (Nfai).

The Retrospective will commence with Nazar which will be presented at 7 p.m. on September 16.

The schedule of the event:

Sept 16: 7:00pm

Nazar

(1990/124 min/Hindi)

Cast : Shekhar Kapur, Sambhavi, Surekha Sikri

Aruna Vasudev will speak a few words on the occasion.

Sept 17: 6:45pm

The Nomad Puppeteer

(20 min/English)

A short documentary

7:00pm

Dhrupad

(1983/72 min/Hindi)

Featuring: Fariduddin Dagar, Zia Mohiyuddin Dagar

Introduction by Om Thanvi, author and Editor – Jan Satta

Sept 18: 11:30am

Duvidha

(Hindi/82mins/1973)

Cast: Ravi Menon, Raisa Padamsee

1:00pm

Uski Roti

(1969/95 min/Hindi)

Cast: Garima & Gurdeep Singh

Introduction by Madan Gopal Singh, Sufi singer
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Tamas – An Unforgettable Saga of Partition

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Reliance Home Video launched Govind Nihalani’s critically acclaimed film Tamas on home video today. The launch was done at an exclusive retail event at Planet M, Andheri.

Besides the Director Govind Nihalani, Om Puri, Deepa Sahi, Ila Arun, and producer Lalit Bijlani other key members from the cast & crew were present at Planet M to formally release the DVD of the film.

Tamas is based on the classic Hindi novel of the same name written by Bhisham Sahni. The film was first shown on Doordarshan in 1988 as a mini series.

Tamas is being released as a four DVD (Rs. 799/-) and Vcd (Rs.499/-) set. The DVD contains a collectible booklet and an audio-visual interview with Govind Nihalani on Tamas.

Sweta Agnihotri COO of Reliance Home Video said that “This August India will celebrate completion of 64 years of Independence. Tamas is a good reflection of how communal prejudice can
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Govind Nihalani’s tele-film Tamas available on DVD

Govind Nihalani’s tele-film Tamas available on DVD
Govind Nihalani’s epic tele-film Tamas has been released on DVD by Reliance Home Video.

Tamas is based on the classic Hindi novel of the same name written by Bhisham Sahni. The film was first shown on Doordarshan in 1987 as a series and later as a 4-hour-long feature film.

Tamas is being released as a four-dvd (Rs. 799/-) and Vcd (Rs.499/-) set. The DVD contains a collectible booklet and an audio-visual interview with Govind Nihalani on Tamas.

The film won the Nargis Dutt Award for the Best Film on National Integration. In 1988, Tamas won two national awards: Surekha Sikri won the National Film Award for Best supporting Actress and Vanraj Bhatia won the National Film Award for Best Music Direction.

The film features Om Puri, Deepa Sahi, Amrish Puri, Bhisham Sahni, A.K. Hangal, Manohar Singh,Dina Pathak, Saeed Jaffrey and Surekha Sikri.
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Surekha Sikri: .Maa Exchange. Won.t Show Unnecessary Things

<div>Veteran television actress Surekha Sikri, who is going to appear in a new avatar in Sony TV.s upcoming reality show .Maa Exchange., says that it is different from any other reality shows in Indian television.</div><div></div><div>Sikri has been appreciated for her strong character in Colors. show .Balika Vadhu. but she is hated for her toughness. Now, she will be gathering love of audience by hosting this new show, which according to her, will not show any unnecessary things. She promises that this show will surely offer something different to the viewers, who have been used to the overdose of emotional drama in the reality shows these days.</div><div></div><div>The veteran actress says that it gives her an opportunity to show her real self to the audience as she is not playing any character and will speak out whatever is in her mind. Sikri, who has been popular as the .dadisa
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