films

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

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

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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Bollywood stuntwomen: Stories of struggle, injuries and sexism

Bollywood stuntwomen: Stories of struggle, injuries and sexism

September 2, 2020

Leaping off cliffs, running through fires and jumping out of helicopters are all in a day’s work for Bollywood stuntwomen. Though male stunt artistes continue to dominate the celluloid, female stuntwomen say they feel more welcome than their predecessors. “I got an opportunit...

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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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Ahead of general elections, a spree of political biopics line up on big screens

Ahead of general elections, a spree of political biopics line up on big screens

January 15, 2019

Beginning with The Accidental Prime Minister and NTR, that released last Friday, a string of political biopics are lined up for release in different languages in the upcoming months such as Thackeray, Yatra and PM Narendra Modi, just as 2019 Lok Sabha elections come closer.

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Content driven films getting glory in Bollywood

Content driven films getting glory in Bollywood

September 6, 2018

Despite some masala hits like Judwaa 2 (2017) and Golmaal Again (2017), Bollywood has experienced a shift to content-driven films like October (2018) and Raazi (2018), garnering critical acclaim and winning over viewers’ hearts.

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À « Contre-courants »

À « Contre-courants »

January 22, 2018

Hélène Kessous et Némésis Srour, fondatrices de la plateforme Contre-courants, dédiée aux cinémas indiens et sud-asiatiques, nous font découvrir toute la richesse de « ces cinémas qui osent aborder des enjeux de société délicats, interrogent les images et subliment l...

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How did two French brothers inspire Indians to cinema?

How did two French brothers inspire Indians to cinema?

July 5, 2017

Cinema they say was born in Paris and the Lumiere Brothers, known as the pioneers of motion pictures, arrived in India right after their 50-second film 'The Arrival of a Train' created waves in 1895, first in Paris and then in India.

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Art and Culture in times of web proliferation

Art and Culture in times of web proliferation

March 16, 2017

Artists and ardent culture connoisseurs have often criticised the growing trend of digital dependence hurting the art and culture space; however, the future might look back at the 21st century as a period of renaissance in art and culture.

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Soumitra Chatterjee: the first Indian actor to attain this French honour

Soumitra Chatterjee: the first Indian actor to attain this French honour

January 19, 2017

While many would know this veteran actor as the prime collaborator of Satyajit Ray, only a few might be aware of the fact that he is the proud recipient of the highest award of arts from the French government. The actor turns 82 today.

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Satyajit Ray’s Feluda comes to Bollywood

Satyajit Ray’s Feluda comes to Bollywood

January 3, 2017

From Baker Street in London to Rajani Sen Road in Kolkata, the nostalgia and relevance are not difficult to figure for someone who knows Holmes and Feluda as the colonial cousins from the east and the west!

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Bollywood emerging as a tool to promote destinations digitally

Bollywood emerging as a tool to promote destinations digitally

December 27, 2016

As filmmakers around the world are always on the outlook for exotic locations to set their films in, tourism boards and state governments are now eyeing this as an opportunity to promote tourism in lesser known locales in their regions. And what better than social media platforms...

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Top 5 highest-grossing Bollywood blockbusters of 2016

Top 5 highest-grossing Bollywood blockbusters of 2016

December 23, 2016

Over the last couple of years, Indian cinema has witnessed its directors slowly wafting away from the regular conventional rom-coms and leaning in towards a flood of biopics and thrillers, and the diverse Indian audience seems to enjoy it, as the box-office collections of these f...

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