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THE MAGIC OF CHALTI KA NAAM HAI GAADI

Diamonds are forever. So are good movies. Comedy is a tough genre to handle, it requires extreme sensitivity, sense of timing and comprehensive understanding of situations, wr...

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THE FANTASTIC 27 DOWN BY AWTAR KRISHNA KAUL

27 Down is a 1974 Hindi film written, directed and produced by Awtar Krishna Kaul starring Rakhee, MK Raina, Om Shivpuri and Rekha Sabnis, writes O.P. Srivastava   ...

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ABOUT THE SONG OF SCORPIONS AND IRRFAN

Irrfan Khan’s only real home was cinema, says Anup Singh. The story of The Song of Scorpions emerged from flares and flickers of images in disturbing dreams. This was i...

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‘GOOD JOB NELIIMA!’

Aparajita Krishna has this power-packed conversation with Neliima Azeem - she calls her ‘a very consummate and individualistic artist-woman. Neliima Azeem of beautiful ...

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SHYAM BENEGAL’S JUNOON & A FOUR HOUR TRIP TO THE MOVIES

Sharad Raj, a filmmaker, shares a funny memory that continues to make him laugh even today, about a trip, in Lucknow, to see the film Junoon, with his family. The year was 19...

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DEMOCRACY AND DISSENT

Taking off from Vinod Pande’s latest piece from his YouTube series, ‘Off the Cuff, in which he talks about Rahul Gandhi, Humra Quraishi’s commentary today is...

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TOLLYWOOD’S GIFTED ACTORS

Bengali cinema and filmmakers, though revered worldwide, still do not draw much attention within India. It may have to do something with the overwhelming popularity Bollywood ...

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YET ANOTHER STORY BESIDES PATHAAN

Satyabrata Ghosh explores why audiences at large today prefer to watch a franchise of a spy universe over a modern fairty-tale. No, at the outset, let me tell you that I have...

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ALL ABOUT FRIENDSHIP

Dr. Ajanta Dutt highlights the pathos of a friendship between two boys - an unusual story, Dostojee, filmed in the backdrop of the Babri Masjid mayhem. Dostojee, opened to an...

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JAFAR PANAHI: STRUCTURE, AUSTERITY & SOCIAL CRITICISM

Sharad Raj discusses the cinema of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, his consummate understanding and command over time and space, and reviews his film The Circle (2000). If th...

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POLITICS: WHY INDIA MUST QUESTION A DECADE OF FAILED LEADERSHIP

"Why should the people of India continue to vote for a politics that, after ten years in...

May 25 2024

FESTIVALS: GRAND FINALE AT KASHISH PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL

Indian Trans and Non-Binary filmmakers, actors win big at 15th KASHISH Pride Film Festiv...

May 23 2024

ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: REVERSING ROLES IN CHAALCHITRA EKHON

‘Chaalchitra Ekhon’ serves as a reflective piece on the generational shift f...

May 22 2024