Cinema

Hollywood embraces Indian deities

Hollywood embraces Indian deities

October 10, 2018

There are countless characters in the Indian mythology and many still remain unknown to most people. Hollywood movies like the Pirates of the Caribbean and Avatar, have been taking their character inspirations from Indian deities. Read on to see; how many can you tick off?

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Village Rockstars to be India’s official entry for the 91st Academy Awards

Village Rockstars to be India’s official ent...

September 29, 2018

Village Rockstars tells the coming of age story of Dhunu and her dreams of one day leading a band. It is a subtle yet masterful commentary on the gender gap in rural India and has been hailed as one of the most beautiful films to have ever been shortlisted for the Academy Awards....

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After Hollywood, #MeToo movement kickstarts in Bollywood

After Hollywood, #MeToo movement kickstarts in Bol...

September 28, 2018

While most of Bollywood's big names have stayed silent on the issues of harassment and abuse, actress Tanushree Dutta is one of the few who speaks against powerful men in the industry, such as Nana Patekar. While she gets the support from general public, Bollywood, except a few, ...

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Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

September 25, 2018

As the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) concluded recently, eight entries from India with stories on exile and love stood out. Out of these, the film Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (A man feels no pain) won the People's Choice Award at the festival.

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Stree fights patriarchy with chilling horror and comedy

Stree fights patriarchy with chilling horror and c...

September 13, 2018

The real ghost in the film is the partriarchal mentality, which is seeped deep within men in India. The witch on the other hand is instead the ‘hero’ fighting male domination.

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Content driven films getting glory in Bollywood

Content driven films getting glory in Bollywood

September 6, 2018

Despite some masala hits like Judwaa 2 (2017) and Golmaal Again (2017), Bollywood has experienced a shift to content-driven films like October (2018) and Raazi (2018), garnering critical acclaim and winning over viewers’ hearts.

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Indian Superheroes missing the mark on big screens

Indian Superheroes missing the mark on big screens

August 25, 2018

Two decades after the Indian TV-show character Shaktimaan became a cult show on Indian television, other Indian superhero characters like Nagaraj and Doga from comic books, struck a chord with the readers. However, these desi (of or belonging to Indian origin) heroes still remain...

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Is Indian showbiz opening up to transgender community?

Is Indian showbiz opening up to transgender commun...

August 4, 2018

Bollywood is trying its best to evolve and adapt the changing social status quo. However, while many films and even television shows in the past have fomented homophobia and engender stigma against the transgender community by reducing them to unrealistic stereotypes, today India...

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Remembering the era of single screen theatres in India

Remembering the era of single screen theatres in I...

July 21, 2018

The classic single-screen theatres in India, which usually used to run houseful with people selling tickets outside in black, are gradually disappearing. Though some transformed into multiplexes to survive in the business, there are others who still offer a walk through memory la...

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For the love of true, inspiring stories

For the love of true, inspiring stories

July 8, 2018

Of late, the biopic bug has bitten Bollywood. From sports personalities and politicians to silver screen actors, Indian cinema has been tracing the lives of many.

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