Cinema

Bollywood’s bard Basu Chatterjee dies at 90

Bollywood’s bard Basu Chatterjee dies at 90

June 5, 2020

Along with his fellow Bengali filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee had firmly established himself in Bollywood despite dealing with offbeat subjects and without any superstar in the cast. His secret was to make films that dealt with the common man's life and its challe...

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A long road to recovery for Indian film industry

A long road to recovery for Indian film industry

May 20, 2020

In an interview with Media India Group, Ravi Kottarakara, general secretary, Film Federation of India (FFI) and South India Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC), shares on how the lockdown has impacted the Indian film industry and why is it not possible to restart the shootings anyti...

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OTT platforms to Bollywood’s rescue

OTT platforms to Bollywood’s rescue

May 14, 2020

Though there is fierce competition between traditional cinema or the silver screen and the Over The Top (OTT) platforms, the newest kid in the entertainment industry, the coronavirus lockdown has brought the two rivals to cooperate as many large films that have been ready for rel...

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Decoding Satyajit Ray through the lens of the legends

Decoding Satyajit Ray through the lens of the lege...

May 2, 2020

Photo: Rajiv Menon Satyajit Ray’s body of work has fascinated legends of world cinema across generations. His mastery of storytelling left a deep mark on the creative thinking of filmmakers beyond languages, over the decades. It is a known fact that Satyajit Ray was drawn i...

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Rishi Kapoor, a shining star across generations

Rishi Kapoor, a shining star across generations

April 30, 2020

In less than 24 hours Irrfan Khan’s co-actor joined him in the final resting place while the entire fandom across generations beyond borders is left speechless and in utter shock. Rishi Kapoor, the evergreen chocolate boy, and the son from the famous Kapoor dynasty of Bollywood...

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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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