April2017

  • Baahubali

    Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

    Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Answers the burning question: Why did Katappa kill Baahubali? Starring:  Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty Director:  S.S. Rajamouli Language: Telugu /Tamil India release date: April 28, 2017 Genre: Action, adventure, drama Duration: 2 hours, 47 mins             IMDB link of Baahubali 2:...
  • New Cinema

    Shyam Benegal’s New Cinema

    Imposing, ancient, heavyweight pillars, and busy preparation for a shoot in the midst of them—this is the opening sequence of Benegal’s New Cinema, a film by Iram Ghufran, who had us mesmerized with her earlier film, ‘There is something in the air’. The pillars create a sense of traditional...
  • Nimrat Kaur

    Close up: Nimrat Kaur

    Nimrat Kaur You auditioned for your role in Homeland without having watched the show. How was that experience? Yes, I hadn’t watched the show till then . But it was like any other audition. It was actually a serendipitous situation, where I ended up being in London when they...
  • Kautik

    Kautik Student Film Festival

    Less than a year since CEFM-the Hermitage, Kaumun University, initiated a filmmaking course, the faculty and first batch of fourteen students has organised what was supposed to be a tiny (and first-of-its-kind) campus film festival. Atop the Himalayas. Within the city of lakes. Naintal. Uttarakand. It immediately attracted the...
  • Les Enfants du Paradis

    Les Enfants Du Paradis

    Widely regarded as the greatest film ever made, Marcel Carne’s Les Enfants Du Paradis (1945) is not as well known in India where that other contender for the ‘greatest film’ – Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane (1941) – still rules, except perhaps among Francophiles. Les Enfants Du Paradis is set among actors and performers...
  • Modern Times

    Modern Times

    A clock with the seconds-needle soundlessly completes a circle and a half around it, setting the opening tone for Chaplin’s satirical “story of industry, of individual enterprise – humanity crusading in the pursuit of happiness”: Modern Times, inhabited in the Depression years by the famished populace, jobless or underpaid...
  • Vol. II. Iss. IV.

    Vol. II. Iss. IV. Apr 2017

    Vol. II. Iss. IV. Cinematic Illusions A Community Journal Of Artists, By Artists, For Artists Vol. II. Iss. IV. Apr 01—30, 2017     Table of Contents Film review. Hollywood film — Modern Times ……………………………………………………………… by Dalton L Film review. French film — Les Enfants du Paradis …………………………………………. by MK Raghavendra...
  • Mukti Bhawan

    Mukti Bhawan

    In Mukti Bhawan, an old man gets a premonition of death and takes off to the banks of the Ganges to live out his last days. Starring: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani Language: Hindi /English India release date: April 07, 2017 Genre: Comedy, drama Mins:...
  • Kaatru Veliyidai

    Kaatru Veliyidai

    Kaatru Veliyidai. A Mani Ratnam film. Starring: Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari Director: Mani Ratnam Language: Tamil India release date: April 07, 2017 Genre: Romance Duration: 140 mins         IMDB link of Kaatru Veliyidai...
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