SAIFF 2014 Opening Night Red Carpet

  The 2014 South Asian International Film Festival kicked off Tuesday night with the multi-director movie (brainchild of film critic and director Sudhish Kamath) X – Past is Present: For a film with 11 directors (9 men and 2 women), it was quite a brofest, leading to many photo ops like this one, with the […]


The 2014 NYIFF opened Monday night with director Anurag Kashap’s latest film, Ugly, a disturbing study of several lives unraveling simultaneously and revealing the ugliness inside of each. A 10-year-old girl vanishes from a busy street in Bombay.  She’s been left alone in the car by her father, Rahul, a struggling actor, while he goes […]

NYIFF 2014 Opening Night Red Carpet

The 2014 Indo-American Arts Council‘s New York Indian Film Festival kicked off last night at the NYU Skirball Center with Anurag Kashyap’s latest, Ugly. In talking about the primary aim of the festival, the founder and executive director of the IAAC, Aroon Shivdasani said “People think of Indian film, many people think only of music […]

Gurinder, Zohra and the NYIFF

This past Sunday dancer and actress Zohra Segal turned 102.  Having passed the 100 year mark, Zohra-ji now counts among her many other distinctions that of being the first actor from the Dr. Who series who is a centenarian. Over the course of her remarkable life, Zohra Segal has toured the world with the Uday […]