Cinema

Recollections of Bhopal Gas Tragedy on the silver screen

Recollections of Bhopal Gas Tragedy on the silver ...

December 2, 2020

Wednesday, December 2 marks the 36th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy. While 2,259 people were reported dead immediately, on the night of Dec 2-3, 1984, after poisonous gas leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, the toxic gas affected over a million people....

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National Journalism Day: When Bollywood met journalism

National Journalism Day: When Bollywood met journa...

November 17, 2020

India has recently been witnessed an ugly tussle between its biggest film industry, Bollywood, and some of the mainstream television news channels. A fight that grabbed the central stage on all social media platforms and common people’s drawing-room via TV, for the past few mon...

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Cinemas struggle to resume after Covid19 intermission

Cinemas struggle to resume after Covid19 intermiss...

November 11, 2020

Cinema halls were one of the first businesses told to shut down, even before the nationwide lockdown came into effect from March 25 and have been amongst the last to reopen. With the festival season approaching and resumption of the shooting of new films, theatre owners hope they...

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The name stays ‘Bond, James Bond’

The name stays ‘Bond, James Bond’

November 1, 2020

Best known for the inaugural and one of the best portrayal of British Secret Service agent, Connery was born Thomas Sean Connery on August 25, 1930. His mother, Effie, he later revealed, occasionally worked as a cleaning woman. After doing a bunch of odd jobs and facing a handfu...

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Sparkling, scintillating superstar Shammi

Sparkling, scintillating superstar Shammi

October 21, 2020

Often called the first rockstar of Indian cinema, Shammi Kapoor, is remembered for his legendary films, boyish charm, dance moves and never-ending energy.

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7 Hollywood films with popular Indian songs

7 Hollywood films with popular Indian songs

October 14, 2020

Indian viewers turned nostalgic, ecstatic and stunned when the Ryan Reynold-starring Deadpool (2016) opened to Mera Joota Hai Japani, a Hindi song from 1955 film Shree 420. The fervour reached a crescendo when director Tim Miller included Yuhin chala chal rahi, a song from Swa...

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Guru Dutt: Melancholic romantic of Indian cinema

Guru Dutt: Melancholic romantic of Indian cinema

October 10, 2020

A stalwart of Indian cinema, Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone is better known as Guru Dutt and his relevance in creating melancholy as a cinematic language still remains a significant chapter in the evolution of filmmaking in the country. Though remembered for his iconic actin...

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50 years of Yash Raj Films: Five underrated films

50 years of Yash Raj Films: Five underrated films

September 25, 2020

From its first romantic drama, Daag: A Poem of Love, released in 1973 to their latest action thriller, Mardaani 2, featuring Rani Mukherjee as Shivani Roy, released in December 2019, Yash Raj Films has been producing gems for Indian cinema for over 50 years now. Founded by late f...

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Binge watching on rise in India: DAN report

Binge watching on rise in India: DAN report

September 20, 2020

India’s on demand digital streaming industry surpassed the national film industry in terms of both viewership and growth. With entertainment gone online coupled with a surge in online gamers, the pandemic has proven to be a fillip to the sector with consumers confined to their ...

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Venice Film Festival 2020: Few films, fewer fans

Venice Film Festival 2020: Few films, fewer fans

September 11, 2020

As the world grapples with the deadly coronavirus disease, the organisation of the 77th edition of Venice Film Festival was the first, tentative step towards normalcy and resumption of international gatherings. At the beginning of the year, Italy & Venice in particular had em...

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