Cinema

‘Tandav’ becomes first casualty of new OTT rules

‘Tandav’ becomes first casualty of new OTT rul...

January 21, 2021

Amazon Prime India’s latest web series, Tandav, released on January 15, 2021, starring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, is the latest in line to face backlash and outrage for allegedly ‘insulting Hindu gods and goddesses’ and ‘hurting religious se...

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Delhi’s iconic single-screen cinemas bite dust in the dark

Delhi’s iconic single-screen cinemas bite du...

January 16, 2021

Delhi’s iconic Regal Cinema at Connaught Place basked in the glory days of single-screen cinema halls in the capital city. Built in 1932, Regal premiered the classic Gone with the Wind in India. For the first show of his new releases that he attended in person, film mogul Raj K...

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Memories of Mogambo

Memories of Mogambo

January 12, 2021

A deep baritone erupts into thunderous laughter and out of the darkness, enters a towering figure, piercing through the mist with a pair of glowing bulbous eyes, chilling enough to stare down generations into submission. “Mogambo khush hua,” (Mogambo is happy) a low voice us...

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Trans representation in Indian cinema

Trans representation in Indian cinema

January 8, 2021

While most Hindi films still thrive on the offensive and stereotypical portrayal of the non-binary transgender characters, the past decade has seen some applause-worthy trans representation in regional movies, especially south Indian films.

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Web series that rose to unscaled heights in 2020

Web series that rose to unscaled heights in 2020

December 31, 2020

While everyone was locked inside homes and the theatres shut, OTT dominated the screens this year. The entertainment industry churned out brilliant web-series with intricately woven and multi-layered plots that hooked the audience for the entire lockdown. The dramatic hooks and e...

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Bollywood 2020: Pandemic, lives lost & the rise of OTT

Bollywood 2020: Pandemic, lives lost & the ri...

December 22, 2020

“Compared to the cataclysmic events of 2020, happenings in Bollywood read like trivial crumbs. Yet, 2020 has been equally harsh on the entertainment world,” a Delhi-based film critic, Anupam Kant, tells Media India Group. Kant talks about how the year started on a promising n...

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Celebrating the Tragedy King of Bollywood

Celebrating the Tragedy King of Bollywood

December 11, 2020

“In Bollywood, you cannot become a star if you don’t have a bit of Dilip Kumar in you,” says filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, in an interview on a chat show. “From Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan down to Aamir Khan, Govinda and Shah Rukh Khan, Kumar’s influence can be felt in ever...

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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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