Articles by: Suresh Nellikode

A still from "Dear Jassi"

Three Indian Movies win TIFF 2023 Awards

As the breeze of September ushers in the season of change, Toronto City’s ‘festival of festivals’ in the form of the international film festival came to a close yesterday. In the heart of the city, on 23 screens, nearly 300 films were screened throughout the day and night, accompanied by various musical performances, trade pavilions and eating outlets in King[Read More…]

by 23/09/2023 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
Toronto International Film Festival Starts on 7th

Toronto International Film Festival Starts on 7th

There’s a whiff of winter wind all over Canada. And it’s the time the school year begins. The most sought-after summer starts moving into the rearview mirror of the year. The Toronto International Film Festival, otherwise known as the Festival of the Festivals due to its worldwide participation and strength, is a few days away from happening. It enters the[Read More…]

by 03/09/2023 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
Taika Waititi’s ‘Next Goal Wins’ to Premiere at TIFF 2023

Taika Waititi’s ‘Next Goal Wins’ to Premiere at TIFF 2023

New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi’s latest comedy ‘Next Goal Wins’ is the first film selected for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. For the first time, the organizers have announced the name of a film during the selection process for the festival, which will be held from September 7 to 17, 2023. The complete list of films will be released[Read More…]

by 05/07/2023 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
Dali Land, another movie with Kingsley’s travelling talent

Dali Land, another movie with Kingsley’s travelling talent

Be it the protagonist in ‘Gandhi’ or Darwan Singh, the instructor in ‘Learning to Drive’ or Itzhak  Stern, the Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor in ‘Schindler’s List’, Ben Kingsley is a different persona to have in his extraordinary way when it comes to Cinema. It’s not different from earlier when he appeared as Salvador Dali, the most renowned mercurial Surrealist artist the[Read More…]

by 05/11/2022 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
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Two Indian Documentaries Find Place in TIFF 2022- Winners List

When the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF2022) winds up its 47th season on Sep 18, Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical creation, ‘The Fabelmans’ has bagged the prestigious People’s Choice Award. Sunday morning has witnessed the wrapping up of the 11-day festival along with the award ceremony followed by a number of free screenings of the Spielberg movie for the City of Toronto at various screening[Read More…]

by 20/09/2022 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
TIFF 2022 : An Exciting Lineup of Worldwide Features

TIFF 2022 : An Exciting Lineup of Worldwide Features

When the Toronto International Film Festival 2022 stands just around the corner, the preparations for the fun and excitement are well underway. King Street West, which is known as the Festival Street for Torontonians, is fully embarked on the surprises it has to offer. The street will stop its traffic for the first three days (Sep 08 – 11) of the[Read More…]

by 31/08/2022 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
A still from Shekhar Kapur's "What Love Got To Do With It?"

TIFF 2022 Announces A Few of the Special Presentation Titles

It’s time for Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) fans to get spoiled for their choice of movies after two years of pandemic-inflicted restrictions. While the 47th edition of the film festival is just a  month away, the organisers have planned a wonderful line-up of events, making good of the lost festivities. TIFF 2022 will run from September 8 to 18 without any of the[Read More…]

by 01/08/2022 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
BURNING : Eva Orner’s Distress Call to Action

BURNING : Eva Orner’s Distress Call to Action

Eva Orner, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker for her movie Taxi to the Dark Side comes up with a burning issue this time through her latest documentary, Burning. That’s about the recurring bushfires happening in Australia which no longer can’t be ignored. The film that had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival -2021 last month will certainly spark[Read More…]

by 06/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog (Courtesy : TIFF)

TIFF 2021 wraps up on a high note

Although the pandemic problems were strictly in force, the Toronto International Film Festival 2021 had brought in an exceptional selection of films that excited audiences around the world in a hybrid format of in-person as well as digital screening. The line-up showcased, as usual, the beloved auteurs along with a good number of fresh filmmakers including a greater women representation.[Read More…]

by 13/10/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Nithin Lukose Film, Paka (River of Blood), Makes it to Toronto Festival

Nithin Lukose Film, Paka (River of Blood), Makes it to Toronto Festival

As the City of Toronto is less than a week away from the ‘Festival of Festivals’ Indian Cinema has nothing much to write home about except two movies, although the total number of films selected for screening is one-third of its usual strength. And that too not from the major filmmakers. Nithin Lukose’s PAKA (River of Blood) and Ritwik Pareek’s[Read More…]

by 03/09/2021 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
Scene from Dear Evan Hansen (Courtesy: TIFF)

TIFF Releases its 2021 Gala & Special Presentation Titles

Following the announcement of the Canadian federal government to keep the US border open to the fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents as of August 9, 2021,  and to the rest of the world as of September 7, 2021,  Toronto International Film Festival {TIFF) is much hopeful of conducting its main business, as planned earlier. Last year. TIFF had[Read More…]

by 22/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
A Cataract, Irreparable!

A Cataract, Irreparable!

I have never before detested a character like Sudhakaran in THIMIRAM (Cataract) in my movie-watching experience! And, that’s irreconcilable by all means. Actor K K Sudhakaran confuses the audience by calling the lead character the same name through a film, THIMIRAM, recently released on an OTT platform, NeeStream. K K Sudhakaran is not an actor new to Mollywood movies but[Read More…]

by 04/06/2021 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
Joji – A Brilliant Peek Across the Kerala Village Lives

Joji – A Brilliant Peek Across the Kerala Village Lives

Spending too much money on big-budget productions is not advisable when the film industry, by and large, sleeps as an after-effect of the present pandemic. As a result, micro-budget movies have been conceived, shot and released worldwide in different genres. That’s how the films like SEE YOU SOON, THE GREAT INDIAN KITCHEN, IRUL, WOLF etc came out in Malayalam through[Read More…]

by 21/04/2021 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
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