Piyush Chauhan

Piyush Chauhan is an apple farmer from Simla with an immense interest in films of all sorts, especially, Hindi. He has reviewed Hollywood films in the past for a semi-trade film magazine. And is a certified mountaineer. In his spare time, which isn’t much these days, he imagines climbing the impossible mountains. He dreams of, someday, touching the peak of Everest on his own as well as of introducing himself to popular Indian cinema as an actor-producer.
  • Music literature & film events

    events—Music, Film, & Literature

    f i l m   Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival with Star (MAMI) Oct 12 – 18 | Mumbai Basic acting workshop for films and theatre Oct 29 | Gurgaon, New Delhi Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) Oct 28 – Nov 02 | Guwahati, Assam Akira Kurosawa Retrospective Nov...
  • The Grey Dusk of Guru Dutt

    Grey Dusk of Guru Dutt

    The Grey Dusk of Guru Dutt: a Keep-Alive/Manohar-Monologues music concert Venue: Sawarkar Hall, Shivaji Park Date: Monday, Oct 9 Time: Sharp 07.30 Donor passes/details:  Contact Mr. Krishnan Iyer at 98204 77643   A peep into the Creative Pehlu of the Cosmic Persona—Guru Dutt through ‘Dhwani~n~Drishya’ (audio~visual) presentation of Slides~Scenes~Songs from his much...
  • Film appreciation

    FTII film appreciation courses in July

    Two film appreciation courses are being conducted by FTII-Pune, in association with the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) and the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), in  July. One is a 5-day course, which would Include screening of film classics, both Indian and international, in Jaipur. The other is a 20 days...
  • Simran

    On the incorrect hierarchy of a film credit

    On the incorrect hierarchy of a film credit The scenario: Hansal Mehta’s upcoming film ‘Simran’. Main (first) scriptwriter is Apurva Asrani. Enter: Kangana Ranaut, lead actress. The director gives her the go-ahead to edit parts of the story/dialogues (please note: a director has every right to get anyone of their choice to add/modify parts...
  • half-open windows

    Half-Open Windows

    Half-Open Windows. Originally written in Marathi. Author: Ganesh Matkari. Translator: Jerry Pinto   ‘On one side, the sea. On the other, the city. A city that seemed to believe that the Queen’s Necklace was enough past for it, a city sacri cing its beauty at the dirty altars of money.’ Half-Open...
  • Loev

    Loev is now on Netflix

    A story about loev, no matter how you spell it. Loev—official selection last year at some of the world’s leading film festivals, including SXSW and Talinn Black Nights—is a tender and intimate portrait of three men who struggle to define the boundaries of their friendship and the loev that...
  • 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...
  • Weekend Scriptwriting Course

    Rajashree’s Weekend Scriptwriting Course, Mumbai

    Have you wanted to learn how to script for feature films, TV shows, webseries or short films, but haven’t had the time to attend a long-term course? If so, you may want to be a part of the special new batch of Rajashree’s Weekend Scriptwriting Course, in Mumbai. Rajashree who? Book author,...
  • Indywood Media Excellence Awards—Mumbai edition

    Why do some people dedicate their life to the promotion of others? Why have they made such a seemingly strange deed the central focus of their life and work? What drives them towards an insane passion as this, the Indywood Awards? The answer to such questions often is easily found if...
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