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Siraj Syed is the India Correspondent for FilmFestivals.com and a member of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics.
Festival Correspondent, Film-critic, Feature-writer.


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Films to be screened at Jio MAMI’s Mumbai Film Festival with STAR, 2016, Mumbai, October 20-27

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Films to be screened at Jio MAMI’s Mumbai Film Festival with STAR, 2016, Mumbai, October 20-27

Venues

PVR Icon, Versova, Andheri (Western suburb)

PVR ECX, Andheri

PVR Phoenix, Lower Parel (Central Mumbai)

PVR Phoenix Market City, Kurla (Eastern suburb)

PVR Nirmal Lifestyle, Mulund (Eastern suburb)

Le Reve (former Globus), Bandra West (earlier Western city limit, now part of city)

Regal Cinema, Colaba (South Mumbai, one of the oldest single screen cinemas of the city)

 

Competition Categories

·         India Gold

·         International Competition

·         Dimensions Mumbai

Non-Competition Categories

·         Country Focus (Turkey)

·         Rendezvous

·         World Cinema

·         India Story

·         Discovering India

·         Restored Classics

·         Excellence in Cinema Awards

·         Marathi Talkies

·         After Dark (horror/sex)

·         The New Medium

·         Half-ticket (children’s films)

·         MAMI Tribute (International & India)

 

Films

RAJWADE AND SONS

Fiction | Marathi Talkies | India

 

VAKRATUNDA MAHAKAAYA

Fiction | Marathi Talkies | India

 

VENTILATOR

Fiction | Marathi Talkies | India

 

BIOSCOPE

Fiction | Marathi Talkies | India

 

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Fiction | World Cinema | USA

 

INDIA IN A DAY

Documentary | Special Section | India

 

A DEATH IN THE GUNJ

Fiction | Opening Film | India

 

AGRAHARATHIL KAZHUTHAI

Fiction | The New Medium | India

 

AUTOHEAD

Fiction | India Gold | India

AHAMAQ (IDIOT)

Fiction | The New Medium | India

 

COLOURS OF INNOCENCE (SAHAJ PAATHER GAPPO)

Fiction | India Gold | India

 

CHHATRABHANG

Fiction | The New Medium | India

 

LADY OF THE LAKE (LOKTAK LAIREMBEE)

Fiction | India Gold | India

 

EVOLUTION OF A FILIPINO FAMILY

Fiction | The New Medium | Philippines

 

LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

Fiction | India Gold | India

 

FAR FROM VIETNAM

Documentary | The New Medium | France

 

LOEV

Fiction | India Gold | India

 

GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE

Fiction | The New Medium | France, Switzerland

 

RAILWAY CHILDREN

Fiction | India Gold | India

 

KALPANA

Fiction | The New Medium | India

 

REMEMBERING KURDI

Documentary | India Gold | India

 

LIGHT MUSIC

Fiction | The New Medium | UK

 

THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS

Documentary | India Gold | India

 

MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA

Documentary | The New Medium | Russia

 

THE HIDDEN CORNER (HAANDUK)

Fiction | India Gold | India

 

MING OF HARLEM

Fiction | The New Medium | USA

 

THE NARROW PATH (OTTAYAAL PAATHA)

Fiction | India Gold | India

 

NOW!

Documentary | The New Medium | Cuba

 

YOU ARE MY SUNDAY (TU HAI MERA SUNDAY)

Fiction | India Gold | India

 

PARALLEL I-IV

Fiction | The New Medium | Germany

 

4 DAYS IN FRANCE (JOURS DE FRANCE)

Fiction | International Competition | France

 

SPACE IS THE PLACE

Fiction | The New Medium | USA

 

ALBA

Fiction | International Competition | Ecuador

VAMPIR CUADECUC

Documentary | The New Medium | Spain

 

DIAMOND ISLAND

Fiction | International Competition | Cambodia, France

 

DOG DAYS

Fiction | International Competition | China

 

ECHO (EHO)

Fiction | International Competition | Germany, Kosovo

 

EVERYTHING ELSE (TODO LO DEMÁS)

Fiction | International Competition | Mexico, USA

 

GODLESS (BEZBOG)

Fiction | International Competition | Bulgaria, Denmark, France

 

HOUNDS OF LOVE

Fiction | International Competition | Australia

 

OSCURO ANIMAL

Fiction | International Competition | Colombia

 

SAND STORM (SUFAT CHOL)

Fiction | International Competition | Israel

 

SHAMBLES (MAUDITE POUTINE)

Fiction | International Competition | Canada

 

THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED

Documentary | International Competition | Belgium, Ireland

 

WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE

Documentary | International Competition | UK, Peru

 

AJEEB DASTAAN HAI YEH...

Fiction | Dimensions Mumbai | India

 

BATCH NUMBER 70

Documentary | Dimensions Mumbai | India

 

BOMBAI

Documentary | Dimensions Mumbai | India

 

HUGGS

Fiction | Dimensions Mumbai | India

 

LANDLORD

Documentary | Dimensions Mumbai | India

MAATI

Fiction | Dimensions Mumbai | India

 

METER DOWN

Fiction | Dimensions Mumbai | India

 

MUMBAI'S MAHUVA.. MAHUVA'S MUMBAI

Documentary | Dimensions Mumbai | India

 

PEDALLING THROUGH THE WAVES

Fiction | Dimensions Mumbai | India

 

TICKET TO BOMBAY

Fiction | Dimensions Mumbai | India

 

YOURS LOVINGLY

Fiction | Dimensions Mumbai | India

 

ABULELE

Fiction | Half Ticket | Israel

 

AT EYE LEVEL (AUF AUGENHÖHE)

Fiction | Half Ticket | Germany

 

BLUE BICYCLE (MAVI BISIKLET)

Fiction | Half Ticket | Turkey

 

COLOURS OF INNOCENCE (SAHAJ PAATHER GAPPO)

Fiction | Half Ticket | India

 

HANG IN THERE, KIDS! (LOKAH LAQI!)

Fiction | Half Ticket | Taiwan

 

THE WORLD OF US (WOORIDEUL)

Fiction | Half Ticket | South Korea

 

VALDERAMA

Fiction | Half Ticket | Iran

 

WINDOW HORSES

Fiction | Half Ticket | Canada

 

A TOWN CALLED PANIC: BACK TO SCHOOL (LA RENTREE DES CLASSES)

Fiction | Half Ticket | France

 

BAMBOO TEMPLE STREET (BAMBUTEMPELSTRASSE)

Fiction | Half Ticket | Germany

 

FAMOUS IN AHMEDABAD (AMDAVAD MA FAMOUS)

Documentary | Half Ticket | India

 

IF I WAS GOD...

Fiction | Half Ticket | Canada

 

JONAS AND THE SEA (ZEEZUCHT)

Fiction | Half Ticket | The Netherlands

 

SING (MINDENKI)

Fiction | Half Ticket | Hungary

 

THE BEST SOUND IN THE WORLD (O MELHOR SOM DO MUNDO)

Fiction | Half Ticket | Brazil

 

WE MAKE IMAGES (HUM CHITRA BANATE HAI)

Fiction | Half Ticket | India

 

FANNY’S JOURNEY (LE VOYAGE DE FANNY)

Fiction | Half Ticket Collection | France

 

HEIDI

Fiction | Half Ticket Collection | Germany, Switzerland

 

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI (MA VIE DE COURGETTE)

Fiction | Half Ticket Collection | France, Switzerland

 

MR. FROG (MEESTER KIKKER)

Fiction | Half Ticket Collection | The Nethelands

 

A LONG HOLIDAY (DE LONGUES VACANCES)

Fiction | Half Ticket Collection | Belgium

 

BAT TIME

Fiction | Half Ticket Collection | Germany

 

FULL OF DREAMS (HOOFDVOLDROMEN)

Documentary | Half Ticket Collection | The Netherlands

 

IN A CAGE (LA CAGE)

Fiction | Half Ticket Collection | France

 

SKY

Documentary | Half Ticket Collection | The Netherlands

 

THE DANCING LINE

Fiction | Half Ticket Collection | USA

 

THE HEAD VANISHES (UNE TÊTE DISPARAÎT)

Fiction | Half Ticket Collection | France, Canada

 

THE LITTLE PRINCE (LE PETIT PRINCE)

Fiction | Half Ticket Collection | France

 

AFTER THE STORM (UMI YORIMO MADA FUKAKU)

Fiction | World Cinema | Japan

 

FUKUSHIMA MON AMOUR (GRUSSE AUS FUKUSHIMA)

Fiction | World Cinema | Germany

 

AQUARIUS

Fiction | World Cinema | Brazil, France

 

GRADUATION (BACALAUREAT)

Fiction | World Cinema | Romania

 

BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH (BARAKAH YOQABIL BARAKAH)

Fiction | World Cinema | Saudi Arabia

 

I, DANIEL BLAKE

Fiction | World Cinema | UK, France, Belgium

 

LANTOURI

Fiction | World Cinema | Iran

DEATH IN SARAJEVO (SMRT U SARAJEVO)

Fiction | World Cinema | France, Bosnia And Herzegovina

 

DON'T CALL ME SON (MÃE SO HA UMA)

Fiction | World Cinema | Brazil

 

MADLY

Fiction | World Cinema | USA, UK, India, Australia, Japan, Argentina

 

ENDLESS POETRY (POESIA SIN FIN)

Fiction | World Cinema | France, Chile

 

NAKOM

Fiction | World Cinema | Ghana, USA

 

NERUDA

Fiction | World Cinema | Chile, Argentina, France, Spain, USA

 

OLD STONE (LAO SHI)

Fiction | World Cinema | China

 

PARADISE (RAI)

Fiction | World Cinema | Russia, Germany

 

SAFARI

Fiction | World Cinema | Austria

 

SWISS ARMY MAN

Fiction | World Cinema | USA

 

THE BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE

Documentary | World Cinema | Australia

 

CLASH (ESHTEBAK)

Fiction | World Cinema | Egypt, France

 

THE COMMUNE (KOLLEKTIVET)

Fiction | World Cinema | Denmark

 

LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD

Documentary | World Cinema | USA

 

DONALD CRIED

Fiction | World Cinema | USA

 

MOSTLY SUNNY

Documentary | World Cinema | Canada

 

THE SALESMAN (FORUSHANDE)

Fiction | World Cinema | Iran, France

THE UNKNOWN GIRL (LA FILLE INCONNUE)

Fiction | World Cinema | Belgium, France

 

AUSTERLITZ

Fiction | World Cinema | Germany

 

THE WAR SHOW

Documentary | World Cinema | Denmark, Syria, Finland

 

HEMA HEMA: SING ME A SONG WHILE I WAIT

Fiction | World Cinema | Bhutan, Hong Kong

 

TOWER

Documentary | World Cinema | USA

 

UNA

Fiction | World Cinema | UK

 

LETTERS FROM WAR

Fiction | World Cinema | Portugal

 

THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT

Documentary | World Cinema | UK

 

THE NEON DEMON

Fiction | World Cinema | France, Denmark, Sweden

 

THE ROAD TO MANDALAY

Fiction | World Cinema | Taiwan, France, Germany, Myanmar

 

FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION

Documentary | World Cinema | USA, Italy

 

APPRENTICE

Fiction | World Cinema | Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Qatar

 

THE UNTAMED (LA REGIÓN SALVAJE)

Fiction | World Cinema | Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland

 

GOODBYE BERLIN (TSCHICK)

Fiction | World Cinema | Germany

 

THE WOMAN WHO LEFT (ANG BABAENG HUMAYO)

Fiction | World Cinema | Philippines

 

CERTAIN WOMEN

Fiction | World Cinema | USA

 

THE BLIND CHRIST (EL CRISTO CIEGO)

Fiction | World Cinema | Chile, France

WHITE SUN (SETO SURYA)

Fiction | World Cinema | Nepal, USA, Qatar, Netherlands

 

WILD

| World Cinema | Germany

 

THOSE WHO MAKE REVOLUTION HALFWAY ONLY DIG THEIR OWN GRAVES (CEUX QUI FONT LES RÉVOLUTIONS À MOITIÉ N'ONT FAIT QUE SE CREUSER UN TOMBEAU)

Fiction | World Cinema | Canada

 

I CALLED HIM MORGAN

Documentary | World Cinema | Sweden, USA

 

IN THE SAME GARDEN

Fiction | World Cinema | Turkey, Romania, Hungary, USA, Australia, India, Spain, Italy, Sweden

 

BURQA BOXERS

Documentary | The India Story | India

 

CECILIA

Documentary | The India Story | India

 

AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN

Documentary | The India Story | India

 

ARUVI

Fiction | The India Story | India

 

LATHE JOSHI

Fiction | The India Story | India

 

MAN WITH THE BINOCULARS (ANTARDRISHTI)

Fiction | The India Story | India

 

MAROON

Fiction | The India Story | India

 

PERVERTED (VIKRIT)

Fiction | The India Story | India

 

MANTRA

Fiction | The India Story | India

 

CHRONICLES OF HARI (HARIKATHA PRASANGA)

Fiction | The India Story | India

 

PINKY BEAUTY PARLOUR

Fiction | The India Story | India

REVELATIONS

Fiction | The India Story | India

 

SHREE DEVI PHATAKA

Fiction | The India Story | India

 

THE GOLDEN WING (SONAR BARAN PAKHI)

Fiction | The India Story | India

 

THE TURTLE (KAASAV)

Fiction | The India Story | India

 

417 MILES

Fiction | Discovering India | USA

 

A BILLION COLOUR STORY

Fiction | Discovering India | India

 

FORCE OF DESTINY

Fiction | Discovering India | Australia, India

 

GOOD THOUGHTS, GOOD WORDS, GOOD DEEDS - THE CONDUCTOR ZUBIN MEHTA (ZUBIN MEHTA - DIRIGENT UND WELTBÜRGER)

Documentary | Discovering India | Germany

 

MANGO DREAMS

Fiction | Discovering India | USA

 

ANATOMY OF VIOLENCE

Fiction | Discovering India | Canada

 

MULTIPLE MANIACS

Fiction | Restored Classics | USA

 

ON THE SILVER GLOBE (NA SREBRNYM GLOBIE)

Fiction | Restored Classics | Poland

 

THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT (REKOPIS ZNALEZIONY W SARAGOSSIE)

Fiction | Restored Classics | Poland

 

TAIPEI STORY (QING MEI ZHU MA)

Fiction | Restored Classics | Taiwan

 

A JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA (VOYAGE À TRAVERS LE CINÉMA FRANÇAIS)

Documentary | Rendezvous | France

 

ELLE

Fiction | Rendezvous | France

 

LOST IN PARIS (PARIS PIEDS NUS)

Fiction | Rendezvous | France

 

MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (MA VIE DE COURGETTE)

Fiction | Rendezvous | Switzerland, France

 

NOCTURAMA

Fiction | Rendezvous | France

 

SLACK BAY (MA LOUTE)

Fiction | Rendezvous | France, Germany

 

STAYING VERTICAL (RESTER VERTICAL)

Fiction | Rendezvous | France

 

THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV (LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV)

Fiction | Rendezvous | France

 

THE TOGETHER PROJECT (L’EFFET AQUATIQUE)

Fiction | Rendezvous | France

 

THINGS TO COME (L'AVENIR)

Fiction | Rendezvous | France, Germany

 

THE RED TURTLE (LA TORTUE ROUGE)

Fiction | Rendezvous | France, Belgium

 

PERSONAL SHOPPER

Fiction | Rendezvous | France

 

8 SECONDS (8 SANIYE)

Fiction | Country Focus: Turkey | Turkey, Germany

 

ALBUM (ALBÜM)

Fiction | Country Focus: Turkey | Turkey

 

BLUE BICYCLE (MAVI BISIKLET)

Fiction | Country Focus: Turkey | Turkey

 

DUST (TOZ)

Fiction | Country Focus: Turkey | Turkey, Afghanistan

 

EMBER (KOR)

Fiction | Country Focus: Turkey | Turkey, Germany

 

MY MOTHER'S WOUND (ANNEMIN YARASI)

Fiction | Country Focus: Turkey | Bosnia, Serbia, Turkey

 

SNOW PIRATES (KAR KORSANLARI)

Fiction | Country Focus: Turkey | Turkey

THE BRIDE

Fiction | Country Focus: Turkey | Turkey

 

WHISPER IF I FORGET (UNUTURSAM FISILDA)

Fiction | Country Focus: Turkey | Turkey

 

WINTER SLEEP (KIS UYUKSU)

Fiction | Country Focus: Turkey | Turkey

 

A TOUCH OF SIN (THIAN ZHU DING)

Fiction | Excellence in Cinema Awards | China

 

UNKNOWN PLEASURES (REN XIAO YAO)

Fiction | Excellence in Cinema Awards | China

 

THE GREASY STRANGLER

Fiction | After Dark | USA

 

THE LURE (CORKI DANCINGU)

Fiction | After Dark | Poland

 

THE SIMILARS (LOS PARECIDOS)

Fiction | After Dark | Mexico

 

THE WAILING (GOKSUNG)

Fiction | After Dark | South Korea

 

UNDER THE SHADOW

Fiction | After Dark | Jordan, Qatar, UK

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About Siraj Syed

Syed Siraj
(Siraj Associates)

Siraj Syed is a film-critic since 1970 and a Former President of the Freelance Film Journalists' Combine of India.

He is the India Correspondent of FilmFestivals.com and a member of FIPRESCI, the international Federation of Film Critics, Munich, Germany

Siraj Syed has contributed over 1,015 articles on cinema, international film festivals, conventions, exhibitions, etc., most recently, at IFFI (Goa), MIFF (Mumbai), MFF/MAMI (Mumbai) and CommunicAsia (Singapore). He often edits film festival daily bulletins.

He is also an actor and a dubbing artiste. Further, he has been teaching media, acting and dubbing at over 30 institutes in India and Singapore, since 1984.


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