Thought Box

Haidar Ali @70 & His Familial Film Heritage: A Treasure Trove

Voter-India ought to be voting Nirbhaya (unafraid) in 2018/ 2019 also for the freedom of Film India, Fashion India and her rights. Padmaavat played under police-protection. Wi...

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Why was the hard-hitting S. Durga ignored at the National Film Awards and other Questions?

Okay so way back in 1985, there was Durgaa, a Hindi film showcasing Hema Malini as the quintessential good wife who becomes an avenging angel. Reason: she is wronged by her mo...

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When Love Dies

The title may sound mundane but Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage is a layered and moving piece of work. That it comes with Oprah Winfrey’s recommendat...

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Forgotten People

There has been very little work across media on the tragedy of Kashmiri Pandits, who were turned into refugees in their own country. A Jodhpur-based theatre group, Abhinay Gur...

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Yesteryear’s Legends Emerge Favourites on the Web World

The living legend, Lata Mangeshkar, has scored the highest number of likes and followers across generations, on the plethora of social media network sites, blogs and...

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The Night Crawlers

The Late Show, sounds like the last screening of a movie, but in cop speak it is the night duty that nobody want to take on willingly. This is when the worst crimes take ...

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Love lost in Yesteryear’s Prem Nagar

Prem Nagar – a lovers’ lane – has gone under. That one spot shielded from voyeuristic eyes by untrimmed wild bushes and shrubbery, on the seafront of Malabar...

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Films: Opportunity in the Crisis

In several of my recent articles I have written about the crisis facing Indian film industry, specially Bollywood. To reiterate a few of the problems again one can talk about ...

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Sharp Satire

“To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing may be regarded as misfortune. To lose both can be regarded as more like carelessness.” Thus spake Lady Bracknell, the imper...

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All the World’s a Stage, Not in Mumbai Theatre at Least

Frankly, theatre didn’t prove to be that long-cherished platform to tell a story which was of some value to me – a story about a pre-teen boy who was saved from a ...

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Martha Farrell Awards for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment

The Martha Farrell Awards for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment wer...

April 26 2018

Learning to See: The Intriguing World of Insects

A documentary about insects is a type of a film which one wouldn't pick to watch on a bi...

April 26 2018

Tribeca Film Festival is for the Virtual Reality Enthusiasts

Virtual Reality (VR) is the latest form of storytelling in Hollywood. Among film festiva...

April 26 2018