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Lipstick Under My Burkha to premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival

Lipstick Under My Burkha to premiere at Tokyo Inte...

October 15, 2016

Indian film, Lipstick Under my Burkha, showcasing the lives of four women exploring their dreams and desires is an official selection for the Tokyo International Film Festival and its freshly-released trailer has left film buffs excited.

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Befikre, the first Bollywood film shot entirely in France

Befikre, the first Bollywood film shot entirely in...

October 12, 2016

Befikre, an Indian comedy directed by Aditya Chopra, is scheduled to be released on December 9. It now holds the distinction of becoming the first Bollywood film shot entirely in France, thanks notably to the international tax rebate introduced on January 1 there.

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Cinema, Society and Democracy

Cinema, Society and Democracy

October 9, 2016

With Indian films earning accolades at the recent Toronto International Film Festival, three-city tour of the Indo-European Film Festival and no dearth of cine lovers, Indian film makers are spearheading the need for adequate representation for an international audience while the...

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Misplaced nostalgia – renovation of Metro Cinema Hall

Misplaced nostalgia – renovation of Metro Ci...

September 29, 2016

The debate to determine if a heritage single-screen theatre should be revamped into a multiplex with a modern day retail experience is touch-and-go. Nostalgic cinephiles in Kolkata are saddened by the conversion of Metro Cinema Hall into an Inox multiplex. However, they prefer a ...

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Movie review: Pink

Movie review: Pink

September 20, 2016

While the Indian film space is gradually getting used to a diverse set of subjects, sometimes uneasy social commentaries like Pink come as a much-needed guidebook underlining issues such as prejudices against women and their degree of freedom in the patriarchal Indian society.

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Série – Il était une fois le cinéma indien (1)

Série – Il était une fois le cinéma indien (1...

September 17, 2016

Pour inaugurer sa série sur le cinéma indien et ses films emblématiques, des classiques au plus modernes, INDES a choisi d’évoquer un de ses maîtres incontestés, Satyajit Ray, et en particulier sa « Trilogie d’Apu » (1955-1959), qui restent plus que jamais d’actuali...

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Why India stopped producing quality animation films?

Why India stopped producing quality animation film...

September 8, 2016

While the Indian film industry, hailed as one of the largest in the world produces over 1400 films in a year, the country is peculiarly ignorant to the immense potential of animation films since its last release in 2014. Albeit keen interest from broadcasters and audience promisi...

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A festival to appreciate Indian cinema in Norway

A festival to appreciate Indian cinema in Norway

August 26, 2016

This not-for-profit international festival is devoted to the appreciation of Indian cinema and culture. It showcases films from one of India’s leading cinema industry, Bollywood. It is the 14th year of ‘Bollywood festival Norway’ and will be celebrated from September 9-16,...

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Hemanta – an adaptation of Hamlet by Anjan Dutt

Hemanta – an adaptation of Hamlet by Anjan Dutt

August 16, 2016

Shakespeare remains a timeless source of inspiration for art lovers worldwide and Hamlet is probably one of the most relevant pieces for artists of every decade who wanted to capture the time and its toxic residues defying the mediocrity that grows profusely in the name of commer...

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DeshKaTv service offers 100 TV channels Online for INR20 a month

DeshKaTv service offers 100 TV channels Online for...

August 15, 2016

The newly launched Desh ka Tv (Nation’s Tv) by dittoTV in India is offering monthly subscription for as low as Rs. 20 a month or close to 0.4 Euros for a 100+ channels on web enabled devices. This has caught the attention of social media platform Twitter and could be interprete...

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