Movies

Revisiting the parallel Indian cinema

Revisiting the parallel Indian cinema

May 27, 2021

In the era of 1970s and 80s, Bollywood produced films like Sholay (1975), Qayamat se Qayamat Tak (1988), Karz (1980) and many others that gave audiences angry young men, glamorous dance sequences, a series of over the top love stories and the ‘larger than life’ cinematic univ...

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Maithili cinema: Awards, appreciation but no viewers

Maithili cinema: Awards, appreciation but no viewers

April 8, 2021

“Maithili cinema’s fate has not changed despite good quality content and awards that we have received in the recent past. We still struggle to get some time on television or even a theatrical release,” says Nitin Chandra, a Maithili filmmaker based in Bihar’s capital Patn...

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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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Bollywood’s terror insight

Bollywood’s terror insight

October 31, 2019

As Edgar Allan Poe said, “to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying, shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience,” is what a horror movie should be about.

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Dance themed movies in Bollywood

Dance themed movies in Bollywood

April 17, 2019

With the approaching International Dance Day on April 29, here is a look at how the Bollywood dance-based movies are faring.

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Delhi Comic Arts Festival: an out of the box artistic platform!

Delhi Comic Arts Festival: an out of the box artistic platform!

December 18, 2017

From December 4 to 6, the first edition of Delhi Comic Arts Festival (DeCAF) brought together artists, professionals and enthusiasts from around the world, for an eclectic range of exhibitions, presentations, performances and panel discussions on various subjects, to showcase art...

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Indian films caught in controversy

Indian films caught in controversy

December 6, 2017

Even before Padmavati, other cinematic martyrs have faced the wrath of religious and communal well-wishers in India.

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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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GST to cripple regional film industry in India

GST to cripple regional film industry in India

June 7, 2017

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) slated to come in effect from July 1 puts cinema in the sinful category of fixed 28 pc similar to racing, betting, and casinos. The future of the regional film industries and small or medium services connected to cinema as a whole is allegedly at ...

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Movies on Wheels: Indian Railways to show films onboard

Movies on Wheels: Indian Railways to show films onboard

March 27, 2017

As part of a proposed non-fare revenue policy by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu floated in January to incorporate the digital medium for upgrading the quality of services provided.

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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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Growing intolerance towards cinema’s reflection of the society

Growing intolerance towards cinema’s reflection of the society

February 2, 2017

Indian cinema is going through a rather turbulent phase of radical ideological discord and what gets hurt in this interplay of social and political forces is the art of cinema - freedom of expression, rest in peace!

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