Cinema

Binge watching on rise in India: DAN report

Binge watching on rise in India: DAN report

September 20, 2020

India’s on demand digital streaming industry surpassed the national film industry in terms of both viewership and growth. With entertainment gone online coupled with a surge in online gamers, the pandemic has proven to be a fillip to the sector with consumers confined to their ...

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Venice Film Festival 2020: Few films, fewer fans

Venice Film Festival 2020: Few films, fewer fans

September 11, 2020

As the world grapples with the deadly coronavirus disease, the organisation of the 77th edition of Venice Film Festival was the first, tentative step towards normalcy and resumption of international gatherings. At the beginning of the year, Italy & Venice in particular had em...

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Bollywood stuntwomen: Stories of struggle, injuries and sexism

Bollywood stuntwomen: Stories of struggle, injurie...

September 2, 2020

Leaping off cliffs, running through fires and jumping out of helicopters are all in a day’s work for Bollywood stuntwomen. Though male stunt artistes continue to dominate the celluloid, female stuntwomen say they feel more welcome than their predecessors. “I got an opportunit...

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Throwback to six Indian TV shows that broke the mould

Throwback to six Indian TV shows that broke the mo...

August 27, 2020

There is no denying that Indian television shows generally spew questionable and regressive content. With prime time slots reserved for shows like Naagin, Sasural Simar Ka and Big Boss, there is a dearth of quality content on Indian television. However, earlier when the number of...

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Bidita Bag salutes coronawarriors in Pandemic video

Bidita Bag salutes coronawarriors in Pandemic vide...

August 21, 2020

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz fame actress Bidita Bag presents the tumultuous experience of life in a pandemic through a video on YouTube and Instagram. Working on fashion photographer Somsubhro Sarkaar’s concept of mime art and photography, Bag paid tribute to the nation’s Coronawa...

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Sridevi through the rainbow lens

Sridevi through the rainbow lens

August 13, 2020

On her 57th birth anniversary on August 13, Sridevi continues to be remembered as an iconic Indian film star. Apart from being a fashion icon, highest paid Bollywood actress of her time and a Padma Shri awardee, she was an inspiration for millions, especially, for the queer commu...

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Censorship of OTT platforms in India likely

Censorship of OTT platforms in India likely

August 5, 2020

Over four years after they made their debut and at a time when they have become the default mode of cinema releases, OTT platforms in India come under scrutiny amidst calls for censorship.

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Films with thought provoking content fail to find audience in India

Films with thought provoking content fail to find ...

July 31, 2020

Films based on philosophy and thought provoking ideas do not make money at the box office in India. Even though such films win international awards and accolades, yet they have no nest in their home country.

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Recounting feminist tales in Bollywood through horror

Recounting feminist tales in Bollywood through hor...

July 22, 2020

Supernatural and horror stories in Indian cinema are the new genre of feminist stories. Female ghosts aren’t there to just haunt people, but also portray patriarchy, social norms and subjugation of women.

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Bollywood’s classic yet contemporary choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71

Bollywood’s classic yet contemporary choreog...

July 3, 2020

Saroj Khan (1948-2020) had choreographed on more than 2,000 songs in her career spanning more than 40 years, and was a three-time National Award winner.

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