indian cinema

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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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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Censorship of OTT platforms in India likely

Censorship of OTT platforms in India likely

August 5, 2020

Over four years after they made their debut and at a time when they have become the default mode of cinema releases, OTT platforms in India come under scrutiny amidst calls for censorship.

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Films with thought provoking content fail to find audience in India

Films with thought provoking content fail to find audience in India

July 31, 2020

Films based on philosophy and thought provoking ideas do not make money at the box office in India. Even though such films win international awards and accolades, yet they have no nest in their home country.

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Decoding Satyajit Ray through the lens of the legends

Decoding Satyajit Ray through the lens of the legends

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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Bollywood’s evergreen comic characters

Bollywood’s evergreen comic characters

March 15, 2020

Bollywood has its own share of entertaining comedy movies and iconic comic characters who never fail to bring a smile on audiences’ faces every time they watch them.

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LGBTQ representation in Indian cinema

LGBTQ representation in Indian cinema

March 12, 2020

From decriminalising homosexuality in 2018 to portray the love stories of the LGBTQ+ community as ‘normal couples’ in its cinema, India and Indian films have come a long way. Indian cinema and the discussion on queer love stories has been a long one with twists and turns, ups...

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Roam Rome Mein: Tannishtha Chatterjee’s directorial debut bags the Asian Star award

Roam Rome Mein: Tannishtha Chatterjee’s directorial debut bags the Asian Star award

October 14, 2019

Indian movies are not only making great noise at the international film festivals but are also gaining accolades and recognition at the international level.

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Vyjayanthimala Bali: The first Indian female superstar

Vyjayanthimala Bali: The first Indian female superstar

August 30, 2019

Vyjayanthimala Bali was an aced classical dancer since a very young age. A chance performance in Chennai landed her up on the silver screen. Cherished equally in north as well as south India, Vyjayanthimala is the first female superstar of the Indian film industry.

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A taste of India at Cannes 2019

A taste of India at Cannes 2019

May 17, 2019

India is mostly participating at the side events of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival as there is no contribution to the official screening this year.

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Remembering the Father of Indian Cinema

Remembering the Father of Indian Cinema

April 30, 2019

Dada Saheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema, was India’s first filmmaker. On his 149th birth anniversary, here is a sneak peek into the cinematic journey of this legendary filmmaker. A crowded theatre, a silent film, an eager audience, and a young boy with dreams. Who knew, ...

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Berlinale 2019: European Film Market to collaborate with IFFI

Berlinale 2019: European Film Market to collaborate with IFFI

February 9, 2019

The 69th Berlin International Film Festival has a heavy dose of women film directors this year from all over the world including three from India. The India pavilion has been set up to act as a platform to popularise Indian cinema in the overseas market and facilitate new busines...

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