Film Critics Circle of India (FCCI) is a society comprising notable film critics from all the major film producing states of India.
At the AGM, conducted at the International Film Festival of India—2013, Subhash Ghai said, "You are in a highly responsible profession. You have the responsibility to look into the growth of civilization and of the next generation. We filmmakers look upon you as God. So guide us in your reviews, tell us where we lack, and how we can improve. But do not mock us. Creative people are extra sensitive, so talk like a mother, not like an opponent."
FCCI Award for the Best Indian Film of 20161: Thithi (directed by Raam Reddy)
FCCI Award for the Best Indian Film of 20152: Court (directed by Chaitanya Tamhane)
FCCI Award for Best Indian Film at ALIIFF-2016: The Violin Player (directed by Bauddhayan Mukherji). “For the sensitive portrayal of conflict between the artistic vision of ideal life and harsh realities of the contemporary city life, depicted in an innovative and minimalistic style.”
FCCI Award for Best Debut Director at HBFF-2016: Debesh Chattopadhyay (Natoker Moto). “For the sensitive cinematic portrayal of the struggle of a dedicated artistic soul in a powerful visual odyssey that reinforces cinema, theater and lived life.”
FCCI Special Mention Award at HBFF-2016: Cinemawala (directed by Kaushik Ganguly). “For directing the spotlight on the grave crisis engulfing the celluloid art with the inevitable march of technology.”
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1Best Indian film released in India in 2016 and/or released outside India in 2016
2Best Indian film theatrically released in India in 2015
ALIIFF-2016: Impact of social media on critics
Baradwaj Rangan: "Social media has taken away the aspect of word-of-mouth and has kind of separated it from film criticism, which is, I think, the best thing that has ever happened, because, far too often, people mistake film criticism from something that should tell them whether or not they should go watch a film."
Mayank Shekhar: "As Baradwaj pointed out, film criticism has various approaches - historical, social... The journalistic approach has traditionally been about newly-released films. The reader basically just wants to know if the reviewer at the end of the day liked the film or not."
IFFI-2014: Does technology kill good cinema and sensitivity?
M.K. Raghavendra: "Kubrick’s futuristic masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' was made in 1968. In the last forty-six years nobody has made a film with a similarly profound influence on how we think, despite the revolutionary changes in technology. Emotions do not need fresh technology, and some stories are never remade".
Rashmi Doraiswamy: "Films today are shot and edited non-linearly; even a piece of music is recorded non-continuously, with stops between each line of singing. Original is no more relevant in this synthetic culture of packaged entertainment. Reality and technology both are fragmented to today’s connected generation, influencing each other".
Ashok Rane: "In an industry where the producers want to use magic technologies without even thinking about story, plot or characters, technology is doing more harm than benefit. There is a growing tendency where even low budget films try to use chroma and multi-point tracking, most of the time in pathetic ways".100 Years of Indian Cinema /Premendra Mazumder
25 Loka Cinemakal /G.P. Ramachandran
A Life in Veil: Suchitra Sen /Ratnottama Sengupta
Alivinte Mandarangal /Madhu Eravankara
Asian Film Journeys: Selections from Cinemaya /Rashmi Doraiswamy, et al.
Asoumiya Chalachitrar Chaa-Pohar /Apurba Sarma
Barley Vayalukale Ulaykkunna Kattu /Madhu Eravankara
Being and Becoming: the Cinemas of Asia /Rashmi Doraiswamy, et al.
Cinema Talkies /C. S. Venkiteswaran
Cinemayum Malayaliyude Jeevithavum /G.P. Ramachandran
Cinemayum Prathaiyayasasthravum /V. K. Joseph
Cinemchi Goshta /Anil Zankar
Conversations with Mani Ratnam /Baradwaj Rangan
Desham Pauratwam Cinema /V. K. Joseph
Dispatches from the Wall /Baradwaj Rangan
Echoes and Eloquences: the Life and Cinema of Gulzar /Saibal Chatterjee
Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema /Anil Zankar, Ratnottama Sengupta, Saibal Chatterjee, et al.
Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Literatures, Ed 2, Vol 1 /Rashmi Doraiswamy, et al.
Film Society Movement: a Success of Failure /Premendra Mazumder
Guru Dutt: Through Light and Shade /Rashmi Doraiswamy
Hindi Commercial Cinema: Changing Narrative Strategies in Frames of Mind: Reflections on Indian Cinema /Rashmi Doraiswamy, et al.
Idiocy and Civilisation: A Study of Dostoevsky’s The Idiot in The Russian Enigma /Rashmi Doraiswamy, et al.
Hollywood Bollywood: the Politics of Crossover Films /Saibal Chatterjee, Utpal Borpujari, et al.
Image and Imagination: Reconstructing the Nation, in ‘India: A National Culture /Rashmi Doraiswamy
India: a National Culture /Rashmi Doraiswamy, et al.
Indian Cinemayil Ninnu Indiaye Kandethumpol /G.P. Ramachandran
Indian Film Culture: Indian Cinema /Amit Khanna, Dalton L, Ganesh Matkari, Manoj Barpujari, Premendra Mazumder, Rashmi Doraiswamy, Siladitya Sen, Sukanya Verma, et al.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro: Seriously Funny Since 1983 /Jai Arjun Singh
Kaalathinte Adarukal /Madhu Eravankara
King Khan /Deepa Gahlot
Loka Cinema Kazhchayum Sthalakaalangalum /G.P. Ramachandran
Loka Cinema Yathrakal /G.P. Ramachandran
Loka Cinemayude Moonnam Kannu /Madhu Eravankara
Malayala Cinema Padanangal /C. S. Venkiteswaran
Malayala Cinema: Desam, Bhasha, Samskaram /G.P. Ramachandran
Cinemayile Avismaraneeyar /Madhu Eravankara
Cinemayum Sahithyavum /Madhu Eravankara
Mughal-e-Azam: Legend as Epic /Anil Zankar
Popcorn Essayists, The /Jai Arjun Singh
Post-Soviet Condition: Chingiz Aitmatov in the ’90s, The /Rashmi Doraiswamy
Reflections on Indian Cinema /Rashmi Doraiswamy, et al.
Handbook of Indian Cinemas /Anil Zankar, et al.
Yathrakal: KR Mohanante Cinema /C. S. Venkiteswaran
Kapoor (The Legends of Indian Cinema) /Deepa Gahlot
25 Daring Women of Bollywood /Deepa Gahlot
2: 50 Films that Deserve a New Audience /Deepa Gahlot
Tharasancharangal /C.S. Venkiteswaran
Machu-Machu, Shaktam Makhal-Makhal /R.K. Bidur Singh
World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, The /Jai Arjun Singh
Federation of Film Societies of India
Film Federation of India
Indian body of FIPRESCI
Indian Film Critics Association