Shadow Play

Shadow Play - An analytical journal on the business of entertainment and other topics

(AFTER SWEEPING OSCARS, "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE CREATES INDIA AS BRAND)

The Editor
The Times of India
Mumbai

India is Branded now

Category: Psycho Analytical Movie Reviews
THE ELEVEN
(A COMPENDIUM OF SHORT STORIES)

At the outset, the new publishing house Sai-Kiran Publications must be complimented for providing a platform to the bloggers to give vent to their talents to reach millions thru’ print media.

Category: Book Reviews

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (SDM)

A PSYCHO-ANALYTICAL REVIEW BY FILM CRITIC – ANALYST MOHAN SIROYA

“THERE IS A VAST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CREATIVITY AND CINEMATIC LIBERTY”

VITTORIO DE’ SICA

“IN A FILM WHEN DRAMA ENDS, AUTHENTICITY STARTS”

MARK GIBSON

Category: Psycho Analytical Movie Reviews
Sonu Nigam and Talat Aziz at Carvan-e-Gazal

“Caravan-E-Ghazal” by Talat Aziz and Sonu Nigam

Live presentation followed by album release

It was an experience worth treasuring when the St. Andrews auditorium at Bandra reverberated with the soulful rendition in vibrant voice of the veteran gazal singer and music maestro Talat Aziz in the presence of Gazal aficionados, media and film celebrities.

Category: Music Launch or Reviews

What better governance has done in Gujarat

Thanks for forwarding me this thought provoking discussion.

First let me give my views on what others wrote.

Category: News or Controversies

Day in and day out, we are tired of listening this blah blah of how the bureaucrats and politicians be accountable to public’; that the government which fails to govern must go etc.etc.

No one ponders to think deeply how it is possible in the democratic system like ours where the governments are run and formed by a majority party whether it has been elected by the electorate or not. Even two or more minority parties can join together, irrespective of the ideologies they subscribe, to simply get power by conglomerating under a new name,

Category: News or Controversies
39TH INTERNAIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA AT GOA
A DETAILED ACCOUNT BY MOHAN SIROYA

IFFI 2008, this time, organized jointly by two organizations viz; The Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) and Entertainment Society of GOA (ESG) from 22nd Nov. till 2nd Dec. 2008

Smooth and colourful take off with a touch of Glamour

Category: Film Festivals

11th Prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Awards

Gradoise glitter and better Salman and Kareena performed live and so fully dressed Rakhi Sawant

Category: Award Ceremonies
Osian’s Cinefan Festival at Mumbai - Part II

14th June – UNFORGETTABLE FINALE FUNCTION

Category: Film Festivals

10th EDITION OF OSIAN’S CINE FAN FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL OF ASIAN AND ARAB CINEMA

First it was Ms.Aruna Vasudev of “Cine Maya” and now it’s the formidable Neville Tuli, the ebullient, bubbling CEO cum Managing Director of OSIAN’S

Category: Film Festivals

DADASAHEB PHALKE ACADEMY

CELEBRATION OF PHALKE JAYANTI AND ANNUAL AWARDS FUNCTION

Category: Award Ceremonies

IFFLA 2008 CONCLUDES  (Read begining part here : 6th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2008 )

The 6th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Concluded with spectacular presentations, award presentations and parties at the venue Arclight Cinema Hollywood, Los Angelis.

JURY AWARDS

GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST FEATURE

Category: Film Festivals

Politicians, Sportspersons or Celebrities Must Listen to Their Conscience First and discriminate between the politics and humanity

Category: News or Controversies
6th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2008
(22nd to 27th April)
Category: Film Festivals
Logo of 10th MAMI International Film Festival, Mumbai

10th Edition of MAMI’S International Film Festival Mumbai

Here are the bouquets and brickbats :

Category: Film Festivals
Mohan Siroya at Ankur Seminar with Teji Bachchan

In 1971, I was the president of “Ankur” -- The Bombay Youth Cultural Association. A seminar on the then burning topic “Present New Wave Films and the National Cinema” was planned, for which I was in search of an eminent learned personality capable of being the Chief Guest and moderator. The seminar was to have celebrity participation by the likes of film makers Mani Kaul, Basu Chatterjee, Rajinder Singh Bedi and Ramanand Sagar, ex-FTII Principal Jagat Murari, film historian - journalist Firoze Rangoonwalla, “Star & Style” editor Ms. Gulshan Ewing and actor Jairaj.

Category: Nostalgia, Tributes
FICCI FRAMES 2014

Brands need to be smart to deploy big data analytics Ratings may not always be perfect, but brands need to use them smartly. This is what emerged from a lively panel discussion on “Measurement Miasma, TVTs, Readerships, Clicks and Such: The Great Love / Hate Epic” at the FICCI FRAMES 2014 convention that concluded.

Category: Seminars or Conventions

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