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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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Celebrities committing suicide

Celebrities committing suicide

June 23, 2020

Film star Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide last week has revived the debate about why so many celebrities choose to end their lives. When the news of suicide by Sushant Singh Rajput, a talented 34-year-old actor, first broke on lazy Sunday afternoon, made even more lazy by the ne...

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Cruelty of child labour seen through the lens

Cruelty of child labour seen through the lens

June 12, 2020

Though the Indian society has turned a blind eye towards child labour, the film industry has been highlighting this curse with various films over the decades.

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Bollywood’s bard Basu Chatterjee dies at 90

Bollywood’s bard Basu Chatterjee dies at 90

June 5, 2020

Along with his fellow Bengali filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee had firmly established himself in Bollywood despite dealing with offbeat subjects and without any superstar in the cast. His secret was to make films that dealt with the common man's life and its challe...

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A long road to recovery for Indian film industry

A long road to recovery for Indian film industry

May 20, 2020

In an interview with Media India Group, Ravi Kottarakara, general secretary, Film Federation of India (FFI) and South India Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC), shares on how the lockdown has impacted the Indian film industry and why is it not possible to restart the shootings anyti...

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OTT platforms to Bollywood’s rescue

OTT platforms to Bollywood’s rescue

May 14, 2020

Though there is fierce competition between traditional cinema or the silver screen and the Over The Top (OTT) platforms, the newest kid in the entertainment industry, the coronavirus lockdown has brought the two rivals to cooperate as many large films that have been ready for rel...

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Decoding Satyajit Ray through the lens of the legends

Decoding Satyajit Ray through the lens of the lege...

May 2, 2020

Photo: Rajiv Menon Satyajit Ray’s body of work has fascinated legends of world cinema across generations. His mastery of storytelling left a deep mark on the creative thinking of filmmakers beyond languages, over the decades. It is a known fact that Satyajit Ray was drawn i...

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