Cinema

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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Kia and Cosmos: From Bengal to Cannes

Kia and Cosmos: From Bengal to Cannes

June 26, 2018

After having a successful screening at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, this independent film from Bengal is gearing up for a nation wide release.

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European Union Film Festival comes to India

European Union Film Festival comes to India

June 18, 2018

An eclectic selection of films from the European Union can be enjoyed at this festival, which will travelling to 11 Indian cities and so will be many of the participating actors, directors and producers.

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Claiming their place behind the camera

Claiming their place behind the camera

June 16, 2018

While women represent a very low percentage in every aspect of filmmaking in Indian cinema, there are some who are fighting against odds to claim their place behind the camera. Here is a list of upcoming films by Indian directors this year.

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La Mythologie à l’écran
Cannes is an elitist film festival: Q

Cannes is an elitist film festival: Q

May 22, 2018

He is known as the bad boy and he happily welcomes the tag. Critics call his films newage and alternate, while general mass in India, particularly in West Bengal, have often despised his films for being subversive, uncovered and politically agitating. However Qaushiq Mukherjee (a...

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Independent cinema breaks shackles at Cannes

Independent cinema breaks shackles at Cannes

May 18, 2018

Though independent Indian cinema has always found a place for itself at Cannes Film Festival, right from the days of Satyajit Ray, the sharp rise in international popularity of ‘Bollywood’ cinema overshadowed it , but it seems to be staging a strong comeback now.

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In conversation with Nawazuddin Siddiqui

In conversation with Nawazuddin Siddiqui

May 16, 2018

It was not the usual sunny weather in Cannes and rains poured in quite heavily. The stage was set for an unusual conversation with one of the most acclaimed actors of India in recent times, Nawazudin Siddiqui.

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