Cinema

Filmmakers challenge censor board on Udta Punjab

Filmmakers challenge censor board on Udta Punjab

June 8, 2016

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in India, popularly known as the censor board, is again under the spotlight for forcing several cuts on Udta Punjab, a Hindi feature film dealing with the subject of drug abuse in Punjab (North India).

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Interview à Cannes avec Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Udta Punjab

Udta Punjab

May 11, 2016

Un film choc qui dénonce les trafics et la consommation de drogues dans l’État du Punjab (Nord). Avant même sa sortie en salle, Udta Punjab a suscité la polémique. Le Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), l’autorité de régulation de l’audiovisuel en Inde, a exi...

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Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

May 8, 2016

With Cannes Film Festival just around the corner, there’s buzz all around as to who’s making it to Cannes – be it the movies or celebrities. Cinema enthusiastic Indians in particular keep a track of all the latest updates about any sort of Indian presence at the renowned f...

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Film certification in India

Film certification in India

May 7, 2016

Indian cinema is by far one of the most prudent in the world. Scenes that are common in films around the world are conspicuous by their absence, especially anything to do with sex or suggestions of sex. This is not only by choice or social pressure on film makers, but mainly due ...

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‘Chakra The Invincible’

‘Chakra The Invincible’

April 28, 2016

The legendary comic book writer Stan Lee is all set to conquer Bollywood as his Indian superhero ‘Chakra The Invincible’ gets a live-action theatrical film. Super heroes such as Spider Man, Iron Man, X-Men and Hulk have an indelible impression on the childhood of many. So muc...

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Box office not a “Fan” anymore

Box office not a “Fan” anymore

April 27, 2016

The first two weekends for Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Fan” turned out quite contrasting in terms of domestic box office collection. While the second weekend collection declined by 85% in India, the international box office collections remain the point of discussion for the film&...

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Future of Bengali Cinema

Future of Bengali Cinema

April 26, 2016

The future of Bengali cinema, a regional film industry in India, looks optimistic with the advent of independent film making, international collaborations, organic marketing and innovative distribution. However, is the prevalently buoyant Bengali cinema ready for the global allia...

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Exclusive interview with Nandita Das

Exclusive interview with Nandita Das

April 22, 2016

It’s a human story, says actor-turned- director Nandita Das about her next directorial venture based on the Indian writer of the 1940s – Saadat Hasan Manto. Nandita Das, one of the most critically acclaimed actress in the Indian cinema, is known for her work in the parall...

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Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

April 20, 2016

With Kashyap’s film premiering at the upcoming ‘Festival de Cannes 2016’ (69 th Cannes Film Festival, May 11 to May 22) in a sidebar event, the Directors Fortnight, Indian social media went into a tizzy over the news. “Raman Raghav 2.0 to premiere at Cannes Directors Fort...

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