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Celebrating the Tragedy King of Bollywood

Celebrating the Tragedy King of Bollywood

December 11, 2020

“In Bollywood, you cannot become a star if you don’t have a bit of Dilip Kumar in you,” says filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, in an interview on a chat show. “From Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan down to Aamir Khan, Govinda and Shah Rukh Khan, Kumar’s influence can be felt in ever...

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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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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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2500 Indian film posters archived by NFAI

2500 Indian film posters archived by NFAI

August 5, 2017

The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) in an attempt to preserve the history of Indian cinema has acquired about 2500 film posters of Indian cinema – an effort that can aptly be put under the bracket of ‘better late than never’.

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