Cinema

India’s absence felt at the 74th Venice Film Festival

India’s absence felt at the 74th Venice Film...

September 12, 2017

As Venice Film Festival wrapped up, another year of the prestigious festival saw India largely absent.

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The independent appeal of Bilu Rakkhosh

The independent appeal of Bilu Rakkhosh

September 2, 2017

As an independent filmmaker defied norms of an ailing industry, regional cinema in Bengal received a refreshing and opportune film in the form of Bilu Rakkhosh; Indrasis Acharya’s debut feature asked the uncomfortable questions with poise but vehemently held back the answers.

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Legion of Honour for Soumitra Chatterjee
Bollywood explores Indian social taboos

Bollywood explores Indian social taboos

August 31, 2017

While earlier, films highlighting social issues were limited to the screenings at film festivals, Bollywood filmmakers have lately been talking about social taboos in India and other subjects like defecation, menstruation, and sex.

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A new dawn for CBFC

A new dawn for CBFC

August 16, 2017

The film certifying body of India - Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has dismissed Pahlaj Nihalani as its chief, making way for his replacement – the famous Indian lyricist Prasoon Joshi, CEO, India and chairman (Asia Pacific) of McCann Worldgroup, along with other In...

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Rajat Kapoor seeks crowdfunding for upcoming film

Rajat Kapoor seeks crowdfunding for upcoming film

August 10, 2017

Rajat Kapoor, an eminent name in independent cinema in India spoke to us about his plan of going the crowdfunding way for his new venture RK/RKay, seeking direct participation from those who wish to bring this film to life.

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Soumitra Chatterjee to receive France’s the Legion of Honour

Soumitra Chatterjee to receive France’s the ...

August 5, 2017

Exclusive Interview with Soumitra Chatterjee, the latest recipient of the highest French civilian award - The Legion of Honour. The Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler will present the honour to Soumitra Chatterjee in Kolkata.

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2500 Indian film posters archived by NFAI

2500 Indian film posters archived by NFAI

August 5, 2017

The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) in an attempt to preserve the history of Indian cinema has acquired about 2500 film posters of Indian cinema – an effort that can aptly be put under the bracket of ‘better late than never’.

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Lipstick Under My Burkha – Is it revolutionary?

Lipstick Under My Burkha – Is it revolutiona...

August 2, 2017

The highly anticipated film, Lipstick Under My Burkha only shocks because it puts to screen unfulfilled desires of women in India, as rape and oppression are commonplace, mundane realities in their lives.

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Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to showcase three Indian films

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to show...

July 29, 2017

Three Indian films including one by Anurag Kashyap and one by Hansal Mehta are set to have a world premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

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