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Devika Rani, the first lady of Indian cinema

Devika Rani, the first lady of Indian cinema

March 29, 2020

Devika Rani, the damsel who made her debut on the Indian silver screen in 1933, was known for boldness and a knack for perfection. The legendary actress shook the Indian cinema with her films that challenged patriarchy and the cringing hypocrisy of the society. It was a fine even...

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Need to democratise cinema: Huma Qureshi

Need to democratise cinema: Huma Qureshi

May 12, 2018

In a free wheeling interview with Media India Group at Cannes, on the occasion of the 71st edition of the world’s most prestigious film festival, noted Indian actress Huma Qureshi talks of several issues including the Me2 movement, freedom of expression and the situation of wom...

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Padmavati: Work of fiction provokes violence

Padmavati: Work of fiction provokes violence

November 25, 2017

Amid an outbreak of violent threats against the release of upcoming Bollywood film Padmavati, which is said to hurt the sentiments of various Indian caste groups for manipulating history, a man in Rajasthan lost his life today to the fuss. As protests take an ugly turn, various B...

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Bollywood explores Indian social taboos

Bollywood explores Indian social taboos

August 31, 2017

While earlier, films highlighting social issues were limited to the screenings at film festivals, Bollywood filmmakers have lately been talking about social taboos in India and other subjects like defecation, menstruation, and sex.

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‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ to hit theatres on July 21

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ to hit theatres on July 21

July 12, 2017

Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, the award-winning Hindi film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ that was initially blocked by the Indian Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for being too lady-oriented and containing sexual content, has now been cleared for release on July 2...

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Bollywood blockbuster ‘Devdas’ to be screened at Cannes again after 15 years

Bollywood blockbuster ‘Devdas’ to be screened at Cannes again after 15 years

May 18, 2017

As part of L'Oréal Paris Open Air Cinema On May 20, Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2002 film ‘Devdas’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead will be presented at the 70th Cannes Film Festival yet again after 15 years of its release.

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Bollywood in Europe

Bollywood in Europe

May 8, 2017

Bollywood is investing heavily in recce and scouting for quintessential frames. From Switzerland to Greece, be it iconic songs or romantic scenes, the industry has left no stone unturned in capturing the extraordinary beauty of Europe over the years, thus, contributing substantia...

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Children’s Films in India

Children’s Films in India

May 8, 2017

The world’s second largest population belongs to India, with an estimated 30 pc of the 1.33 billion people under the age of 15. Also, India produces the most number of films in the world. Yet, there is hardly any notable tailor-made content being produced for children. Why don...

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Fashion: India at Cannes

Fashion: India at Cannes

May 8, 2017

The grand affair that Festival de Cannes is, it draws the best of world cinema and fashion to its frontiers. Also part of the commemorations and celebrations are Indian celebrities, some of whom have been attending the festival for years now and are popular faces at the French Ri...

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Payal Kapadia

Payal Kapadia

May 8, 2017

A 13-minute film from a third year student of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is the nation’s only official entry to the Cinéfondation section of Cannes Film Festival 2017; here’s a tête-à-tête with the director, Payal Kapadia, who shot the film quintessenti...

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Guru Dutt

Guru Dutt

May 8, 2017

With the advent of cinema in India, while most filmmakers chose to project the fading grandeur of Indian princely states or reprise historical fables, Guru Dutt used the medium to capture the loneliness of his characters and present a critical point of view of the Indian society ...

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Evolution of Animation in India

Evolution of Animation in India

May 8, 2017

Indian animation speaks a language of its own. It has a life of its own and an acceptability that knows no borders. Over time, the Indian animators have evolved a style that always suits the story even as the presentation remains their very own; creating an appeal that is univers...

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