The Cannes special issue of India & You brings to you different facets of Indian cinema. D J Narain, Director, Film and television institute of India, Asia’a premier film institute, cites the challenges that the Indian Cinema faces in reaching out to the global audience and encouraging graduates with fresh ideas from entering the industry. The dossier focuses on the year 2014 for indian cinema that had been the year of women with as many as eight women centric films. We also bring to you different genres such as sports and children’s films that have been picking up of late. In addition, we have the challenges faced by the regional cinemas such as Marathi, Bengali and Assamese and the destinations favourite amongst the filmmakers such as Eastern Europe and Goa.
While India has been blessed with the skilled artisans and craftsmen, the increasing design professionals, the budget of the filmmakers and the exposure offered through the television have enhanced the visual sensibilities of the Indian cinema. Through the song ‘Jab pyar kiya toh darna kya’, Indian actress Madhubala danced in the hearts of numerous fans, … Continue reading The Visual of Indian Cinema →
While Switzerland and Spain have been a few of the favourite shooting spots; the beauty, ease and economic aspects of Eastern Europe have helped the filmmakers to expand their choice. The final shooting schedule of a big ticket film from Yashraj Studios, Bollywood’s original film banner, was locked and sealed. Air tickets were booked and … Continue reading Eastern Europe →
From Queen to Mary Kom, 2014 saw eight mainstream women-oriented films rule the box office, perhaps the best performance by so many women-dominated films in a single year. Is this flash in the pan or here to stay? I think watching films with heroes was our comfort zone and it needed a substantial push … Continue reading Bollywood 2014 →