Cinema

Irreplaceable Irrfan

Irreplaceable Irrfan

April 30, 2020

Irrfan Khan, 53, leaves behind a huge filmography of some very good and some very mediocre films, but the actor would be best remembered for his versatility.

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Documentaries on the Indian farmers’ suicides

Documentaries on the Indian farmers’ suicides

April 13, 2020

Indian farmers have been the subject of many films, with most big label productions romanticising their lives. However; a few documentaries have actually shown their lives; burdened by unpaid debts and damaged crops; leading to thousands of suicides each year. We bring you some o...

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Indian films on environment

Indian films on environment

April 3, 2020

From scarcity of water to the crippling challenge of deforestation, many Indian films have dealt with the subject over years in their own creative manner. Here are some of the Indian films that reiterate the damage caused by humanity to the environment. Bhoomi Geetha (1997) Many ...

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Devika Rani, the first lady of Indian cinema

Devika Rani, the first lady of Indian cinema

March 29, 2020

Devika Rani, the damsel who made her debut on the Indian silver screen in 1933, was known for boldness and a knack for perfection. The legendary actress shook the Indian cinema with her films that challenged patriarchy and the cringing hypocrisy of the society. It was a fine even...

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No camera, no lights, no action!

No camera, no lights, no action!

March 28, 2020

Employing nearly 2.5 million people, with overwhelming number on daily wages, the cinema industry is doing precious little to aid the most vulnerable of their lot.

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Bollywood’s evergreen comic characters

Bollywood’s evergreen comic characters

March 15, 2020

Bollywood has its own share of entertaining comedy movies and iconic comic characters who never fail to bring a smile on audiences’ faces every time they watch them.

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LGBTQ representation in Indian cinema

LGBTQ representation in Indian cinema

March 12, 2020

From decriminalising homosexuality in 2018 to portray the love stories of the LGBTQ+ community as ‘normal couples’ in its cinema, India and Indian films have come a long way. Indian cinema and the discussion on queer love stories has been a long one with twists and turns, ups...

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Regional Indian cinema explores woman-centric content

Regional Indian cinema explores woman-centric cont...

March 6, 2020

While Bollywood has been producing a lot of women-centric films in the last few years like Queen, Dangal, English Vinglish, Pink and recently Thappad, regional cinemas are not far behind. Indian movies across various languages have also been portraying feminist characters and som...

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Representation of police in Indian entertainment industry

Representation of police in Indian entertainment i...

February 22, 2020

Crime and courtroom dramas are quite popular on Indian entertainment platforms gaining popularity and enjoying commercial success on big screen and high TRPs on TV shows. A study was conducted by IBM in which they coded 4,000 Hindi films and found that ‘honest police officer’...

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Bollywood movies breaking the shackles of social conditioning

Bollywood movies breaking the shackles of social c...

February 12, 2020

The trailer for movie Thappad which was released recently has garnered a great response from the audience with its content. The film deals with the issue of how physical violence in marriage has been normalised in our society while also capturing the society’s reaction to this ...

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