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Madhusudan Akkihebbal and Lakshmi Harish talk about their cross border collaboration

When Madhusudan Akkihebbal and Lakshmi Harish thought about making a music video they never imagined that they would make something emotional and sweet like 'Putta Kagadada Dhoni'. They say that

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People identify me because of this film, says Akshay Vaskar

Akshay Vaskar began his career in films and television as an actor, but soon he realised that he was better off as a director. There was so much of creativity

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Rakesh Kadri believes in making meaningful cinema

An engineer by profession Rakesh Kadri was lured by the cinema at a young age and then there was no looking back. He is a part of many prestigious Tulu

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Arjun Kaje learns something from every actor

He left his well-paid job to pursue his love for cinema. Arjun Kaje has acted in a number of Kannada and Tulu films. He loves writing and has penned interesting

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Do not kill her in the womb itself: Kaushik Dutta

Director Kaushik Dutta has strong views on rape. He voices his opinion that when you are not respecting a woman when she is not even born, you don’t have respect

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I was helpless then, but now I have a medium: Kiran Sashte

#Metoo is a true story that happened to three of his friends says director Kiran Sashte. Back then he could not do anything when these incidents were narrated to him.

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Gender inequality issues need to be fixed: J P Tuminad

Director J P Tuminad wanted to show his gratitude to women that is why he made the film Maa. He feels that a woman in not any less than man,

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Society has a big share in empowering women: Kiran Sashte

Director Kiran Sashte made Mrunmayi to inspire women who have been oppressed. He wanted to lift their spirits by conveying that despite such ghastly incidents one can be successful in

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Maa is a real story that hit me hard: Rajat Tallukdar

Director Rajat Tallukdar was moved when he saw the sorry state of a girl child. She was tormented and Rajat wanted the world to know her plight. This is why

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Women should go after what their mind desires: Andrews Kamal Raj

It is time that perception about women changed in our society. Forthis the men should be educated first. This will also bring down the crime and violence that happen on

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Women should get proper recognition: Thanesh Saravanan

Women should be recognized in all fields. There cannot be short cuts when it comes to them. Women should learn from other women who have made it big despite all

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One woman should motivate the other: Keshav Kumar

Swecha’s director Keshav Kumar is of the opinion that empowerment is possible when one woman will motivate another. He also adds that many challenges can be solved with this strategy.

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Physical and psychological segregations must cease: Soumyadipto Banerjee

Director Soumyadipto Banerjee’s film is minimalistic in style, has simple setting and yet suggests so much. His film shows us the inner demons that a popular writer is fighting with

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Help women achieve what their mind desires: Chandrakanth

Director Chandrakanth T, feels that the society should let the women be herself. We should nurture them and help them to make it big in life. That way they will

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Stereotyping women should go: Sameer Baghela

Women are not mirrors. They are human beings just like men. Reflection shows the stereotype thoughts that society has about women, says director Sameer Baghela. These opinionated thoughts should go

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My film is my way of thanking the women in my life: Abhijeet Maruti

Director Abhijeet Maruti has been brought up strong personality, his mother. He feels that its time he showed gratitude to the women in his life for that resilient and self-reliant

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Educating men will change the game: Suryansh Deo Srivastava

Director Suryansh Deo Srivastava voices that women empowerment can happen if men are educated and the patriarchy mindset is stripped off. Everything cannot be based on physical strength. Read further…

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Just let women do what they want to: Joseph Marvin Oliver

Everyone should be allowed to do what they want to do, says director Joseph Marvin Oliver. Women are not less than men, he ascertains. A chit chat with the director…

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Never go with an opinion that disrespects women: Rajat Tallukdar

Director Rajat Tallukdar proudly says that he will never advocate any idea that will show disrespect to women. For him gender equality is a must for the upliftment of the

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Women are the best decision makers, says Rom Bhimana

Being brought up by three women Rom Bhimana thinks that women are the best decision makers. They are selfless and achieve great things. Rom Bhimana tells us what made him

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Women should not limit themselves as homemakers: Gopi GPR

Actor-director Gopi GPR heavily advocates that women should get into decision making. Empowerment can happen if they realize their limitless strength. He tells about what made him act in a

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Director Ramesh Kondanna feels strongly about violence against women

Ramesh Kondanna is the director of the Kannada short film Sthree. In his film he showcases that respect other women and do not think that they are mere objects. The

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Vineeth Vasudevan tells why clean toilets for women are important

Vineeth Vasudevan has strong opinions when it comes to women empowerment. His films generally talk about social situations and how change can be brought about. Vineeth tells us his thoughts

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A chit chat with Murali K – Director of Kurudanin Nanban

Director Murali is of the opinion that anything that has been of help to us in some point in our life should be respected. The road travelled should not be

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Rakesh Maiyya talks about his first love… Short Films

One cannot miss his cute chocolate hero looks… Rakesh Maiyya is a popular face in Kannada cine industry. He began his journey in cinema with short films, later he graduated

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Ravindra Pant has big plans of making good cinema

Actor-producer Ravindra Pant created the production house Raviratna Creations to make good cinema along with his sons Krishna and Raghavendra. He had a tilt towards art since childhood and still

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Actor Lalit Parimoo ascertains that meaningful cinema is the need of the hour

Lalit Parimoo is a persona who wears many hats, he is an actor, theatre professional, director and a teacher. One cannot forget his mesmerizing performance in yester year television serial

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Raghavendra Pant’s Aparadhi Naa spells the agonies of yellow journalism

A young director with an eye for good cinema, Raghavendra Pant made Aparadhi Naa for a contest. He wanted to showcase what damage, yellow journalism can do to individuals. With

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Winners Take All: Congratulations winners of Freedomania Short Film Contest !!!

Congratulations to our 2020 #FREEDOMANIA Short Film Contest winners. These films and filmmakers exhibit excellence in artistry and craftsmanship in noteworthy ways. The Fillum Crew and jury extend a warm

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Vinay Forrt opines that short films are stepping stones to feature films

Vinay Forrt’s performance in the short film ‘Ettam Page’ is intense. He did this short film for a friend and also found the story intriguing. For the first time he

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Sadananda Udupi’s Banna teaches us about communal harmony

Director Sadananda Udupi wanted to convey a message of communal harmony with his film Banna. He says that the youth these days get misled easily with trivial issues. Making Banna

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Manu’s Vidhi says that everything good or bad is destiny

Director Manu believes in seeing the goodness in a person or a situation. As a child when his mother told stories, he would envision the good or bad in the

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Finn George’s Night Muller is about a small issue faced by a tough cop

Finn George Varghese had no inhibitions when he wanted the world to know what he faced as a child through his film Night Muller. He put it subtly with a

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Rabin Ranji’s Kalki talks about the repercussions when justice is denied

Rabin Ranji’s film Kalki addresses the infamous case that happened in Kerala. It has been a passion for him to make good films. With Kalki the director wants to tell

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Meet Vasudevan makes message oriented films

Meet Vasudevan learns and absorbs from the happenings around him. That is how stories take shape in his mind. His movies work because they have a message in them and

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Ankana’s Jibon Setu shows the struggles of a middle class family

Ankana has played an important role in Meet Vasudevan’s film Jibon Setu. Basically she is a writer and this is her first film as an actress. The actress says that

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Syed Parvez Hassan tells us about his love for meaningful cinema

Syed Parvez Hassan is a witness to several generations of cinema in India. Some decades ago he was a well-known persona in Bollywood. The actor-producer wants to be remembered for

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Kling Johnson’s Special Gift is a film that educates us

Director Kling Johnson is a multi-faceted personality. He was a movie buff as a child and it was then that he thought that he will act in films someday. Acting

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Rahul Ragav’s Reality is about time loop and complex phenomenon

For Rahul it has been amazement when he thinks of time travel and loops. He has seen numerous films on this subject and wanted to create one of his own.

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Reuben Thomas’s I am a Ghost is about a ghost who is scared of humans

Reuben Thomas was looking for a good story for his short film and it was then that he chanced upon a book of short stories written by Satyajit Ray. I

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Lakhan Sonawane talks about the hardship children face in his film Viras

Lakhan Sonawane wanted to show the plight of the children in some parts of Maharashtra through his film Viras. The children are forced to work after school hours. He made

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Anuj Ramachandran showcases the complexities of minds in Eka

His film Eka takes you by surprise and you will revisit it for sure. That is what Anuj Ramachandran intended when he wrote this film. Complexities of minds holds his

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Dheeraj Bellar’s Heegondu Kathe is about saving the victims of road accidents

A professor by profession Dheeraj Bellar’s film Heegondu Kathe is unusual with very less dialogues. Music and visuals do all the talking. He has noble thoughts of people reaching out

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Ramesh Begar’s Shuddha Saveri is all about family re-bonding and the pandemic

Director Ramesh Begar merged a common issue that Malanad homes are facing today with the existing pandemic and laced it with the scenic beauty of lush Malanad. Shuddha Saveri is

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Marichike’s reception surprised me, says Neethu Shetty

Neethu Shetty forayed into short films for a dear friend. The humble human that she is, this popular Kannada actress never thought that so many people would watch ‘Marichike’, her

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Suresh Nallusamy’s Kadhalin Deepam Onru talks about life after love failure

A young child was mesmerized by the Tamil film ‘Karakatakaran’ and decided that very moment that he will become a film actor. Meet Suresh Nallusamy, who loves films and started

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Punith and Raghavendra’s Niruktha talks about invisible rivalry among best buddies

They are passionate about cinema and their dreams got wings at their workplace which encouraged them to make short films. IT guys Raghavendra Venkat and Punith Basavaraju, had a concept

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Short Films Pave A Path To Cinema – Saiju Kurup

Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine that one day he will be a much loved actor in Mollywood. Saiju Kurup is a suave and down to earth actor

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Kiran Awari’s Tauffiq stresses on education and facilitating the deprived

Kiran Awari’s film Tauffiq has a stark social message and is coupled with another important practise of giving away something that you do not need to the have nots. The

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Anu Prasad’s Mangamma Gaari Manavadu is a tale of parental love and struggle

A miser gets more than what he actually should have Anu Prasad has loved movies since the age of 10. He decided that he will be a filmmaker someday. True

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Venkat’s Maro Parichayam tells us that love is just waiting to happen

It is a mind blowing coincidence, but he finds true love. Director Venkat VSK loves the concept of romance and coupling it with surprises gives this director a kick. Maro

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Sreejith Chandran’s Imbam is a sweet romantic story that promises that love is divine

Sreejith Chandran weaves stories with the happenings around him and the things that he sees. He is a keen observer and his mind uses the things that impresses him. Imbam

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Actor Bob Felix reveals about this identity crisis in his film Sasha

He turns violent when his identity is questioned...but why? That intense look on his face cannot be missed in Sasha. The cruelty that lay behind this serene face is one

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Arasu’s Kannada Short Film Parivarthane stresses on changing someone’s life

His love of becoming an actor pushed him to make films. When some actors refused to act in Parivarthane, actor-director Arasu took the onus and played the lead role in

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Vishwas Adyar’s Madake Mathadidaga tells us about the vanishing rural small scale industries in India

Vishwas Adyar talks with great enthusiasm about his film Madake Mathadidaga. The ride of making this film wasn’t easy he adds, but the director had a message to convey to

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The Invisible Actor establishes the importance of good acting

Who is the real actor here? Avinash Chandran is a passionate filmmaker who ascertains that understanding a character is important before acting in a film. Behaving like a person and

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The Ghost wants something that this couple own. Anuj Purushothaman’s Obira tells us that ghosts

Anuj Purushothaman did not intend to make a horror film, it was comedy that he was looking at. But the flow of his thoughts were such that he had a

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Kiran Sashte’s Short film Laadu shows us a beautiful bonding between a Grandmother and her

There is a child in everyone and as we get older there is not much difference between a child and an old person. Kiran Sashte wanted to depict this onscreen

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Appachan goes to meet his love, but is late by a day. Senthil C Rajan’s

What is like to be lonely? Is old age cruel with no one to talk to? Senthil C Rajan’s Present Tense addresses these issues. He combines them with some subtle

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Ancestral gods must be revered and not ignored. Dina and Gana talk about the repercussions

Deena Uthappa and Gana Somanna are two staunch Kodavathis (women from Kodagu), who believe in upholding the slowly fading Kodava culture. There has been a threat to the age old

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