Regional Cinema

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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Cinematising Shakespeare

Cinematising Shakespeare

April 23, 2021

While Bollywood will always be indebted to the English playwright, poet, actor and one of the world’s greatest dramatists, William Shakespeare for several successful films like Haider (2014), Maqbool (2003), Omkara (2006), and many others, the gems of adaptations of his plays i...

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Sunil Doshi Presents Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ in India

Sunil Doshi Presents Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ in India

March 30, 2017

Oscar-winning Iranian film, ‘The Salesman’ by Asghar Farhadi is set for an Indian theatrical release this Friday; however, the premise of world cinema releasing in Indian theatres is still a susceptible account.

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5 unconventional Bollywood films of 2016 worth watching

5 unconventional Bollywood films of 2016 worth watching

December 22, 2016

Defining a society, cinema is probably the strongest medium to record an era, a time or in the most articulate way, a year. Indian cinema is fast catching up the habit of presenting unconventional stories in the most lucid approach for the national as well as global cinephiles.

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South Indian Cinema

South Indian Cinema

May 3, 2016

Despite the challenges that come along with being regional cinema, two of the five film industries of south India – Telugu and Tamil cinema – worked against odds to produce a few of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed films. In the eyes of amateurs, Indi...

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