Creativity hampered when economics driving force in film: Onir

Film-maker-producer Onir, who is known for his critically acclaimed films including "My Brother Nikhil", "I AM" among others, feels creativity gets hampered if economics becomes the driving force of a film.

Story of Onir's 'Shab' is close to my heart: Wendell
Story of Onir's 'Shab' is close to my heart: Wendell


Panaji: Noted fashion designer Wendell Rodricks says the story of Onir's movie 'Shab' is close to his heart which made him take up styling for its lead actor.

Wendell Rodricks to style Onir`s male lead in `Shab`

Filmmaker Onir has roped in fashion designer Wendell Rodricks to design the look for male lead Ashish Bisht in upcoming film `Shab`.

Onir to roll cameras for `Shab` in Delhi

Filmmaker Onir has landed in Delhi with his team to roll the camera for his new movie `Shab`.

I have become a criminal now, Onir tells Chief Justice on LGBT ruling

Maverick filmmaker Onir has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India.

Onir turns model for designer Anita Dongre

National award-winning filmmaker Onir is geared up for the shooting of his first fashion video with designer Anita Dongre.

Rituparno`s death huge loss for LGBT community: Onir

Gay filmmaker Onir says that eminent filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh`s demise will be a big loss for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.

Onir, Anusha protest to save Indie cinema

A day ahead of the National Film Awards, filmmakers, including Onir, Anusha Rizvi, Ashvin Kumar and Aamir Bashir protested here Thursday as part of Save Indie Campaign, demanding "more screens" and "space" for independent movies.

Onir not to direct `Metro 2`

Filmmaker Onir has denied reports that he is directing the sequel of Anurag Basu`s 2007 film ‘Life In a Metro’.

Onir feels entertainment shouldn`t be regressive

Onir, known for making issue-based films like ‘My Brother Nikhil’ and ‘I AM’, feels that entertainment should not be backward in its approach.

Excited to work on my first romantic film `Veda`: Onir

Filmmaker Onir, best known for helming National Award winning film `I Am`, is looking forward to direct his first romantic film `Veda` which is loosely based on William Shakespeare`s play Hamlet.

Present generation of filmmakers less inhibited: Shyam Benegal

National-award winning filmmaker Shyam Benegal feels that the younger generation of movie directors is less inhibited than his contemporaries.

Directors rally for indie cinema at Kolkata lit fest

Independent cinema is under seige in India.

Sanjay Suri takes to crowd funding again to produce Dalit love story

After successfully raising funds from the general public for the national award winning film `I Am`, producer duo Sanjay Suri and Onir are again taking the crowd-funding route for their new venture - a love story of a 14-year-old Dalit boy and an upper-caste girl.

Onir impressed with pothole-free Karachi

Onir, who was on a visit to Karachi, loved the food and hospitality there, and hopes Mumbai becomes as pothole-free as the Pakistani city.

Mainstream stars will do off-beat films soon: Onir

Filmmaker Onir is confident that gradually mainstream actors will open up to off-beat cinema too.

Doordarshan refuses to telecast Onir’s 'I Am’

Filmmaker Onir was on top of the world after his critically acclaimed film ‘I Am’ won best Hindi film honour at the 59th National Awards, but little did he know that his joys would be short lived. The director got a shock when Doordarshan refused to air Onir`s National Award winning film ‘I Am’ because it does not have `U` certification.

`Shab` my first love story: Onir

After bringing up sensitive issues like HIV/AIDS and homosexuality through his films ‘My Brother Nikhil’ and ‘I Am’, filmmaker Onir is now working on a new project ‘Shab’.

Onir`s next film `Coach Kameena` on sports

Filmmaker Onir, who is basking in the glory of national-award winner `I Am`, will now be producing a film revolving around a 17-year-old athlete and his sports coach who helps the boy realise his potential.

Onir`s airline woes!

Filmmaker Onir was upset after his flight to Shimla was cancelled without prior intimation.