Friday, 16 October 2009

And the Winners are..

Results of this years Film Club elections:

Anirban Ghosh
1st Yr Animation(PG)

Anish Dasgupta
2nd Yr Graphics(UG)

Boopathy Srinivasan
1st Yr Graphics(PG)

Myself(Kaveri, 3rd Yr Animation UG) will be continuing for this year.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009


Octobe 1st
is the tentative date.

So far three nominees received and two coming up.

Here's to hoping for fresh blood and enthusiasm that works.

Poster/Handout:Singing in the Rain

Cover (hand drawn)and inside leaf by Anish Dasgupta, 2nd Yr UG Graphic Design.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

September Schedule

03- Three minutes Older( shorts on concept of 'Time')

Week for the Women
08- Raise the Red Lantern by Zhang Yimou
10- Wayward Girls and Wicked Women Vol 3( Compilation of animation shorts,made by women)


14-Nightmail by John Grierson
and Manjuben Truck Driver by Sherna Dastur

17-In the name of God by Anand Patwardhan

22-Four Nights of a Dreamer by Robert Bresson
23-Rajanigandha by Basu Chatterjee
24-Dr Zhivago by Robert Ford

Middle Eastern Cinema
29-Dayereh or The Circle by Jafar Panahi
01-Moolade by Ousmane Sembene

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Poster:A short film about Love

Digital poster in Colour+ B&W version.
Designed by Abhijit, 3rd year UG Graphic Design.

Monday, 3 August 2009


Illustration by Anish Dasgupta, 2nd year UG Graphic Design.The image was used for the handout exterior as well,folding across the center.

'Once' ,directed by John Carney,was screened on Thursday,30th July.

The Dublin-based musical won the Oscar for the best original soundtrack, besides numerous awards for its off-beat, simplistic tale of the chance meeting between a heartbroken street musician and an immigrant.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

August:Monsoon Schedule

The months screening schedule runs as follows-

4th August:Raining Cats and Frogs by Jacques-Rémy Girerd(French,Animation)
6: Talk To Her by Pedro Almodóvar(Spanish)

9,10:German double film package(with guest directors)

11,13:Directors' Special : Krzysztof Kieślowski(Polish)
A Short Story about Love
A Short Story about Killing

18: Sciuscià(Shoeshine) by Vittorio De Sica (Italian)
20: Ivan's Childhood by Andrei Tarkovsky (Russian)

25: American Beauty by Sam Mendes (English)
27: Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair (English,Hindi)

Contact any of us if you'd like to make a poster,design a handout or give an introduction to any of the films.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Thursday 2nd:Amores Perros

Three interconnected stories, about the different strata of life in Mexico City all resolve with a fatal car accident.
Dog fights, newly-weds and a homeless voyeur of sorts find scope in this tale of loss, death, leading one to dive into the implications of the 'grinding out of life'.
Directed by none other than the man who brought us 21 grams and Babel, and this was only his film debut.

Director:Alejandro González Iñárritu
Realease in:2000
Duration:150 mins
Awards: Oscar nomination, 51 other award wins and 14 nominations (phew!)

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Tuesday 30th: The White Balloon

The Iranian New Year is coming up, and young Rafi has an unusual wish. She wants a goldfish that dances in the bowl, and the regular ones are too skinny for her liking.
Jafar Panahi's award-winning debut film also happens to be written by Abbas Kiarostami, the acclaimed Iranian director.

Name: Badkonake Sefid( or The White Balloon)
Released in:1995
Runtime:85 mins

Friday, 26 June 2009

HandoutThe 7 Year Itch

Film:The Seven Year Itch, starring the infamous Marilyn Monroe, directed by Billy Wilder.
The film was screened in March, our month of Comedy.
Handout designed by Anish Dasgupta of UG 3rd semester, Graphic Design.
Handmade front(as seen above),
Inside printed text.

Handout:History of the world Part 1

Title:History of the World Part-1, directed by Mel Brooks.
Screened in March, our month of Comedy.
Handout designed by Anish Dasgupta, currently in 3rd semester Graphic Design. The front was printed out on A3 format and displayed as a poster,as well.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Poster/Handout FYI

Here are the basic details that must be included when one is interested in making a poster/handout. These are necessary to give out the right amount of information to the community,and to prevent any confusions such as 'Oh I thought the film was last week?'

Poster MUSTS!
1.Film name
2.Director name
3.Filmclub Logo( on blog,RHS)
4.Time and location(Generally 6:15,Audi)
5.Date of screening

You must have seen the film before making a poster.(We will issue it previously for you,from the KMC).Please note that faff-making is visible,and direct copying of posters from online is a waste of time and paper/print facilities.

Hand-made posters,please collect your posters after the film,Filmclub is not responsible if other students love your artwork to the extent of neatly flicking it for their own walls. Also the size MUST be a double-imperial sheet.

Print posters, both Colour/B&W. Email the pdf to .Only A3.

Feast upon Delicatessen

Imagine a post-apocalyptic society where food is so rare that it's invaluable, and is traded as currency.
So what's a delicatessen,or bakery,doing at the bottom floor of an apartment building? Ex-clowns lend their hearts to bakers' daughters, bargaining more than just a handyman's job in a deliciously black comedy directed by none other than the maker of the quirky french comedy, Amelie.

Director(s):Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro
Released in:1991
Runtime:99 mins

Thursday 24th


Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Poster for City of God

Sent in by Aditya Somway,
2nd Year PG,Furniture and Interior Design.

Monday, 22 June 2009

23rd Tuesday:City of God

City of God (Portuguese: Cidade de Deus) is a 2002 Brazilian crime drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund.

It was adapted from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins which was based on a true story. It depicts the growth of organized crime in this Rio de Janeiro suburb, between the end of the '60s and the beginning of the '80s.

Youth gangs took over the slums of Rio de Janiero during this era ,and didn't relinquish their stronghold until the mid-1980s.
Only a sucker wouldn't have turned to crime and this is exactly how naive teen Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) views himself. His attempts in illegal activity fail as he finds potential victims too friendly and he is equally unsuccessful in love.
Blood spills throughout the streets of the Ciudad de Deus as the 'infallible' gang leader Li'l Ze is challenged by local drug lords and a gang of pre-teens known as the Runts.
Rocket shoots all of this action with his weapon of choice, a camera.

Director Fernando Meirelles combines visual flashiness with dark history in telling the story of three decades of unrest in underground Rio de Janiero. Technically flawless, the Brazilian film uses a rapid-cutting style to flash back and forth in time

Special screening:Remembering the Maestro.

Remembering the Maestro.
Sarod maestro Ustad Ali Akhbar Khan passed away on Friday 19th 2009.

NID Film Club would like to pay a tribute the master, every one is requested to be at the AUDI, today, at 6:15 pm.

As per the programme we’ll like to start with listening to a rear recording of Ustad Ali Akhbar Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar rendering DHUN PALAAS KAFI
Followed by a movie Ustad composed music for : Devi, directed by Satyajit Ray.

Something about the Maestro.

Ustad Ali Akhbar Khan was born on April 14, 1922 in Shibpur village of comilla district , now in Bangladesh, Khan took up music at the age of 3, learning vocal music from his father Ustad Alauddin Khan and percussion from his uncle, Fakir Aftabuddin.
Khan gave his first performance in Allahabad at the age of 13 and made his first gramophone recording in Lacknow when he was in his 20s. He became the court musician of the Maharaja of Jodhpur and continued for seven years until his patrons passed away. The state of Jodhpur bestowed upon him the title of ‘Ustad’.
At the request of Menuhin, Khan visited U.S. in 1955 and performed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.He was the first to cut a long play record of Indian classical music in US. and to give a sarod recital on American TV.
A recipient of Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan, he was a colossus in the world of the Indian classical music for the last five decades. He was admired by both eastern as well as western musicians for his brilliant composition and his mastery of the 25-string instrument .
He founded the Ali Akhbar College of Music in Kolkata in 1956. In 1956 he began teaching in the U.S. and opened a branch of his college there and in Switzerland. In 1997, the maestro performed at the United Nations to celebrate the 50th year of India’s Independence.

The Ustad also composed music for films. He scored music for Chetan Anand’s Aandhian(1953), Ivory-Merchant production House Holder, Tapan Sinha’s Khudita Pashan, Stayajit Ray’s Devi and U.S. director Bernardo Bertolucci’s Little Buddha.

18th June:Opening Film

It's that time of the year again, when one must choose the perfect 'opening show' for a brand new year.
Filmclub is proud to have presented Miyazaki's Oscar award-winning 'Spirited Away' ,on Thursday 18th June.

Hayao Miyazaki
is one of the world's greatest animation directors. He was born in 1941,Tokyo.The magically constructed plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan.
[When asked about his work's role in modern pop-culture] "The truth is I have watched almost none of it. The only images I watch regularly come from the weather report."

The film. In a universe comparable only to Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland', find jekyll-and-hyde witches, ancient japanese gods and symbols, unusual bathhouses and a myriad of mysterious and chillingly dream-like creatures that only Hayao Miyazaki could bring to life.
It all starts with a wrong turn down the road.

Spirited Away (or Sen To Chihiro no Kamikakushi)
Directed/Written by Hayao Miyazaki

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Posters for M.A.S.H

M.A.S.H,an unforgettable part of American popular culture set during the 70s cold war and directed by Robert Altman, was screened on the 24th of March.

A grand total of three,count 'em,Three, Posters were made for the screening-A4,Digital- by Tarun Padmakumar(, 3rd Year FVC.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

March-Month of LAUGHS.

As mentioned in the last email, this month we're focusing on films in
the genre of humour, in some cases redefining the classic concept of
Hollywood comedy.

SCHEDULE goes this way:

12-Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi -Satyan Bose

17-Midsummer nights sex comedy-Woody Allen
18-Canterbury Tales-Paculini
19-Chasme Budoor-Sai Paranjpe

24-M.A.S.H- Robert Altman
25-History of the World Part 1-Mel Brooks (Yes,it is a comedy,the
title says it all)
26-Bawarchi- Hrishikesh Mukherjee

31-Buster Keaton-A hard act to follow (documentary)

1-(let's see what happens in the Audi at 615,Shall We?)
2-Short films of Jacques Tati

Contact one of the usuals for posters/handouts/if you'd like to
introduce a film..thats Kaveri Deepak(come by the animation studio) or Ahona/Rudro.

Foundation,please wake up!It's disappointing to see sooo little enthusiasm this year.Especially to those interested in taking up film/animation next year-Unsecure is not enough,sorry to say.

Have fun before the ascent of the Juries
and the heat wave in April!

Monday, 2 March 2009

And the Winners are..

Results of the POSTER EXHIBITION held over a week ago.

The judges shortlisted a selection of posters from the display and here are the results:

1. and 2. go to Jasjyot Singh Hans, 2nd Yr Animation UG, for Harvey Krumpet and Ten.

Special Award to Anish Dasgupta, Foundation, for his handmade illustration used for unusual format of both bookmark/poster.

Handouts and promos were too few in number to be judged this time,hopefully by the next semester there will enough entries.

The VOUCHERS at leading bookstores will be awarded to the winners.

Thanks to everyone who participated,I hope we'll have a lot more posters and handouts coming up soon!

Monday, 23 February 2009

The Alter and The Ocean

Tom Alter, well known actor, writer and sports journalist, is in NID for the next few days.He acts in 'Ocean of an Old Man',an extraordinary film, made in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami devastations that took and altered lives forever.
Tom Alters will also perform a play+ give a Baatein session over the next few days.

Stills from the film:

Tom Alter is the son of American missionaries, and has lived in India all his life.
He is best recalled for acting in the long running TV Serial 'Junoon', in Satyajit Ray's Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Sardar(1993),and the Hollywood film 'One night with the King'.
Alters has also acted in a long list of Hindi films for the past two decades.
In theatre, he has contributed to William Dalrymple's 'City of Djinns' (2007) with Zohra Sehgal, and 'Maulana', based on the life of Maulana Azad.
He was recently awarded the Padmashree.

Ocean of an Old Man (2008)
100 Min
Directed by Rajesh Shera
Lead Actor: Tom Alters
A schoolteachers' life consists of meeting his young, angel-like students who travel every day to school from neighbouring islands.
His reality is wiped away, one day, when the Ocean takes away his loved ones. When the Government evacuates the islanders, he chooses to stay back in an old Japanese bunker on the devastated island.
This is his story.

24th February
6 15 Audi

He's also going to enact a play in the Amphi, and give a Baatein session through the duration of his stay.Contact KHEL and Baatein for those details.

Screening of tuesdays film 'Good morning Babylon',has hence been cancelled in place of OCEAN.

Saturday, 21 February 2009


A collection of posters from across the last 2 and a half semesters were finally collected,dusted,and put up for display in the foyer.
Display ran Thursday and Friday,print posters were also up.
Rather exciting prizes also due for the BEST POSTER and two runner-ups.
Results are out very,very soon.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Oliver Twist:Handouts

The front cover of the handout.Again by Anish Dasgupta,who by now is building up a hefty jury portfolio in foundation.

Something new!Bookmarks for 'The Pianist'.

I decided to go about the screening of The Pianist,by Roman Polanski,in a big way.Filmclub actually got a lot of email requests(in one case,a PD chap one exchange voiced his enthusiasm over the selection.) and hence a lot of publicity biz was done.
Anish Dasgupta(foundation) wanted to try making bookmarks rather than handouts,an installation was also set up outside the Audi.
Glad it all worked out.:)

December Posters

Posters made by Anish Dasgupta, an enthusiastic elf from Foundation. This was during the December Classics month.

Thursday, 5 February 2009


Dweepa(kannada),directed by Girish Kasaravalli and a National award winner,marked the start of the Pongal Film Festival in January.
The much-appreciated(therefore flicked,repeatedly,hours before screening began)poster was worked on by Arunprakash, a PG 2nd semester Animation student.