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In 10th edition of Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 6 Indian Films bag 8 Major Nominations this Year

In the 10th edition of Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 8 major nominations have been bagged by 6 Indian films this year

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  • ‘Raman Raghav’, the hit Bollywood thriller, has got nominations in the categories of Best Actor, achievement in directing and achievement in cinematography
  • The APSA is considered to be the region’s biggest accolade in films that recognizes and promotes cultural diversity and cinematic excellence of the world’s fastest increasing film region
  • The 10th edition of APSA in 2016 saw a record number of movies in the competition with about 300 films from 43 countries and Asia Pacific regions

October 25, 2016: In the 10th edition of Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 8 major nominations have been bagged by 6 Indian films this year.

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‘Raman Raghav’, the hit Bollywood thriller that starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui and was directed by Anurag Kashyap; has got nominations in the categories of Best Actor, achievement in directing and achievement in cinematography, mentioned PTI.

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A poster of the film ‘Raman Raghav’, directed by Anurag Kashyap. Wikimedia

In the ‘best actor performance’ category, Nawazuddin is up against Dev Patel for his role in ‘Lion’, Manoj Bajpayee for his performance in the film ‘Aligarh’, Farhad Aslani for the film ‘Daughter’, and the Korean superstar for his role in the film ‘The Throne’.

Two Indian films have been nominated in the Best Screenplay category and those include- ‘Parched’ by Leena Yadav and ‘The Fourth Direction’ by Gurvinder Singh and Supratik Sen.

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards is considered to be the region’s biggest accolade in films that recognizes and promotes cultural diversity and cinematic excellence of the world’s fastest increasing film region compromising seventy countries.

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PTI mentioned in the category for the Best Feature Film, the nominations include ‘Daughter’ by Reza Mirkarimi, richly symbolic and a bit esoteric northern Turkish tale ‘Cold of Kalandar’ by Mustafa Kara, ‘The Student’ by Kirill Serebrennikov, slow-burn psychological drama ‘Ember’ by Zeki Demirkubuz, and ‘Muhammad: the messenger of God’, a passion-project by Majid Majidi, the Iranian master.

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Maxine Williamson, an APSA film director and a member of the APSA International Film Council, stated “It has been a privilege and an honor to establish this Awards competition and see it grown in strength from year to year. How fitting that we have, in our 10th year, the strongest competition to date.”

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Maxine Williamson – Artistic Director of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, in an interview. Youtube

The winners are to be announced on 24th November 2016 in Brisbane.

The nominees for the APSA Cultural Diversity award 2016, under the patronage of UNESCO , include- Hussein Hasaan for ‘The Dark Wind’, Dmitrii Davydov for ‘The Bonfire’, Tamer El Said for ‘In the Last Days of the City’, Mustafa Kara  for ‘Cold of Kalandar’, and Wang Xuebo for ‘Knife in the clear Water’.

The 10th edition of APSA in 2016 saw a record number of movies in the competition with about 300 films from 43 countries and Asia Pacific regions.

Professor Hong-Joon Kim, Chair of the APSA International Nominations Council, stated “The 10th APSA Competition has been a unique year in terms of the level of diversity amongst the films.

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“In watching the 135 films in the feature narrative competition we saw diversity of everything Commercial vs. Arthouse films, big industry vs. small independent films, different nations and countries representing the major film producing nations, and the developing screen culture from countries with young film industries.

– prepared by Antara Kumar. Twitter: @ElaanaC

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  • Ruchika Kumari

    Great news….Congratulations to all Indian nominee

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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Indian dishes available in Moscow during FIFA World Cup 2018, representational image, wikimedia commons

June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

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FIFA World Cup 2018, Wikimedia Commons.

“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)