cinema

Recollections of Bhopal Gas Tragedy on the silver screen

Recollections of Bhopal Gas Tragedy on the silver screen

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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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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Recounting feminist tales in Bollywood through horror

Recounting feminist tales in Bollywood through horror

July 22, 2020

Supernatural and horror stories in Indian cinema are the new genre of feminist stories. Female ghosts aren’t there to just haunt people, but also portray patriarchy, social norms and subjugation of women.

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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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Bollywood movies echoing Indian history

Bollywood movies echoing Indian history

October 30, 2019

With Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Panipat set to hit theatres at the end of this year and the announcement of Baiju Bawra by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, here is a look at the period dramas of Bollywood which retold the tales of history.

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Cinematic avatars of our freedom fighters

Cinematic avatars of our freedom fighters

August 15, 2019

With a lot of Indian films revolving around the national struggle for Independence, here are a few that focus primarily on the lives of the freedom fighters.  India’s struggle for independence is a long saga of oppression, injustice, rising protests, blood baths and heroic epi...

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Remembering the multifaceted Kishore Kumar

Remembering the multifaceted Kishore Kumar

August 4, 2019

When melodies of the past are talked about, mention of the multifaceted Kishore Kumar is inevitable. While he had aced acting, directing, producing, writing as well as singing, his evergreen compositions are enjoyed by people from all generations, even today. Here are a few chapt...

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Grands films sur petit écran

Grands films sur petit écran

August 1, 2019

C’est la rentrée et avec elle, arrive une certaine envie de cocooner dans le canapé devant un bon film. Nous vous offrons donc une sélection de films récents que vous avez peut-être manqués et qui sont à voir absolument. Séance de rattrapage pour les découvrir ou les r...

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Wild Karnataka

Wild Karnataka

May 20, 2019

À l’occasion de la sortie de l’impressionnant documentaire Wild Karnataka, ode à l’extraodinaire biodiversité des Ghats occidentaux, retour sur la richesse du documentaire animalier en Inde. Les Indiens se passionnent pour ce patrimoine en constant mouvement et ce culte ...

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La vague hip-hop déferle sur l’Inde

La vague hip-hop déferle sur l’Inde

May 20, 2019

Depuis quelques années, le mouvement, qui était jusqu’alors confiné à l’underground, sort de l’ombre. Aux quatre coins du pays, des talents s’emparent du rap et enchaînent les tubes, légers ou incisifs, outrageux ou revendicatifs pour dénoncer les inégalités soci...

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Indian celebrities who emerged victorious in their ontogenetic battles

Indian celebrities who emerged victorious in their ontogenetic battles

April 11, 2019

Here are some Indian celebrities who braved cancer, the second leading cause of death worldwide.

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Five Indian movies on substance abuse

Five Indian movies on substance abuse

March 20, 2019

With a lot of movies based on the theme of substance abuse, here is a list of some of the Indian films that showcased not just the social and political aspect of psychedelics, but the perspective and psyche of the person involved. The psychedelic staircase paving the way to the ...

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