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ifa CINEMA

ifa CINEMA is the annual journal of the Indian Film Academy.
It was a proud moment for the IFA to release the very first issue of ifa Cinema
on the occasion of the 7th International Film Festival - Mumbai.

IFA has been established to promote film academics and
ifa Cinema is the very first step in that direction.

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The theme for the first issue was : The Best of Indian Cinema.
Some excerpts:
Gayatri Chatarji
SANT TUKARAM :: THOROUGHLY MODERN
Sant Tukaram seems to generate very interesting effects on viewers of all age, coming from all sections of society, or from all parts of the world.
Haimanti Banerjee
GOPAL KRISHNA :: MARVELOUS, CONCERTED EFFORT
Like Prabhat's debut silent release in 1929 tiled as Gopal Krishna, this talkie too was an instantaneous rage!
Rinki Roy Bhattacharya
DO BIGHA ZAMIN :: Terrifying and Shocking Aspects of a fine New Indian Film
To those who have been asking to see a truly representative Indian film Do Bigha Zamin, produced & directed in Bombay from Salil Chowdhury's story is a delightful answer...
Bunny Reuben
THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF RAJ KAPOOR'S FILMS
Truly Chaplin in form, content and treatment, Raj Kapoor's SHREE 420 remains his most delightful and also socially significant comedy to date.
Meenakshi Shedde
MUGHAL - E - AZAM :: 'CINEMA KIYA TOH DARNA KYA!'
Undoubtedly a jewel of world cinema. If K.Asif had been French, his name would have been on cineastes' lips worldwide, publishers would compete to produce tomes on his oeuvre.
SATYAJIT RAY
Adib
PATHER PANCHALI :: A WORLD WHOLLY ARTICULATE
Pather Panchali is pure cinema...
...Pather Panchali marks a complete break from the world of make-believe and that of impossible situations. It communicates by visual impact
Robin Wood - Robert Steele - Pawline Keel
RAY AND THE WESTERN AUDIENCE
Ray's cincma is 'literary' only in the sense that it is firmly rooted in the narrative.
Satyajit Ray
RAY ON RAY
Cinema is a medium that is closer to Western music than to Indian music because in Indian tradition, the concept of inflexible time does not exist.
Anil Zankar
BHUVAN SHOME :: THE NEW WAVE OF INDIAN CINEMA
Looking at Bhuvan Shome on its own remains a refreshing experience even today.
Maithili Rao
SAMSKARA :: THE EXISTENTIAL JOURNEY OF AN INDIAN SARTRESQUE HERO
So many talents bursting with creativity came together to make a milestone. The film is truly astounding to this day.
Amrit Gangar
RIGOUR OF AUSTERITY :: THE CINEMA OF MANI KAUL AND KUMAR SHAHANI The First Strokes: Uski Roti, Maya Darpan
To Indian cinema, Kaul brought a certain consciousness about art ...
M K Raghavendra
'BENIGN' :: AUTHORITY IN A FRINGE SOCIETY
The story of the film is deceptively simple. The 'politicised' reading of Imagi Ningthem just advanced may not find favour with the spectator distracted by the film's humanity and its charm.
P K Nair
AMMA ARIYAN :: THE IMPERFECT CINEMA OF JOHN ABRAHAM
A new form of Cinema, which defies any Pigeonhole categorization. . In that sense it's undoubtedly a landmark
Shyam Benegal
SIGNIFICANT FILMS; AN INDIAN CINEMA
In 80's and 90's, I doubt, whether we have made any significant films.
Shanta Gokhale
SHWAAS :: A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Shwaas is a film that returns to real life to tell a human story humanly.
MILESTONES
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