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The Punekar Meets Actress Taapsee Pannu

Effervescent and vivacious, actress Taapsee Pannu could really make you feel at ease during an interview. With successful films in her cache, she gears up for the release of her prequel to Baby, Naam Shabana releasing in the last week of March. The Punekar catches up with her in Pune.

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Bhimthadi Jatra – The 11th Edition

Bhokrichya Paalichi bhaji, Huruloo, Udachya bhuja, Khurasani and Karwandachi chutney… if your interest is piqued then head over to Bhimthadi Jatra to sample these indigeniuos food from the adivasis across Mahararastra. In their 11th year this year, the theme is of introducing the tribal community of Maharashtra which is over 73 lakhs according to the census in 1991.

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Flamenco Performance at PIFF 2017

The beauty of Flamenco, the traditional dance from Spain added colour to the 15th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) opening ceremony. Dancing to the strumming tunes of the Flamenco guitar of Carlos Blanco and the Indian sitar by Subrata De was Monica De la Fuente. This performance was a celebration of the 60 years of the Indo-Spain relationship.

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15th Pune International Film Festival Awards' Announcement and Closing Ceremony

The feature film jury consists of Ms Aparna Sen (Chairperson), Jorge Arriagada, Jerzy Stuhr, Ms. Gowari Ramnarayan and Jens Fischer announced the following awards unanimously.

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The Punekar Meets Ustad Zakir Hussain at PIFF 2017

He has that little mischievousness in his eyes, that little twinkle when he smiles and when he speaks the ‘bol’ of the tabla, the audience simply can’t stop from applauding. That is Ustad Zakir Hussain. “I am stunned and simply can’t believe that I am here to receive the prestigious Sachin Dev Burman Award at PIFF! It is indeed a blessing to be awarded such an award in a city which appreciates music and culture.”

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The 15th Pune International Film Festival Kicks Off

And finally, Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) 2017 kicks off with a breathtaking Flamenco performance and the brilliant opening film, Thank you for Bombing from Austria. The festival was inaugurated at the hands of Dr. Mohan Agashe, Arvind and Prakash Chaphalkar and Dr. Jabbar Patel at City Pride Multiplex, Kothrud.

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In Conversation with Milind Soman

At 50, Soman is the epitome of how to live right and enjoy life. After holding the Ironman title, Soman believes that everyone should have a positive and go-get-it attitude. “It’s just that people don’t simply believe in themselves. All one needs is a push in the positive direction and you will achieve your dream,” states Ironman.

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Fandry – IFFI 2013

Debutant director Nagraj Manjule, whose film ‘Fandry’ was showcased at IFFI 2013 talks about his movie, Marathi movies and filmmaking….

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Man’s Desire for a fifth Wife – IFFI 2013

The Afgani film that was screened at the IFFI 2013 got a lot of attention for its name and subject. Here is more about the movie…

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Desperately seeking Susan

Susan Sarandon graced the stage at the IFFI 2013 awards and talked to one and all about film making, ageing gracefully and life in general…