Alternative Entertainment

On Watching Ponniyin Selvan

Satyabrata Ghosh reviews PS-1, a Mani Ratnam film, and discusses why such alternate content is of prime importance at a time when the aim of every filmmaker in post pandemic t...

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Memories of Underdevelopment

Sharad Raj writes, “Many consider Tomas Alea, the greatest filmmaker to emerge from Cuba and Memories of Underdevelopment is his most well-known film”. Those were...

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The Master: A Documentary

Vinta Nanda chats with Khalid Mohamed on the eve of a screening of his documentary film on Shyam Benegal, at the NCPA auditorium on 13th October 2022 at 630pm.   Wh...

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The Ghost of Flaherty

Thinking in retrospect, it is most likely that it was during the shooting of this sequence that the ghost of Robert Flaherty started to hover around me, writes Ramchandra PN ...

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A Requiem For Mayfair Cinema

English movies which essentially meant Hollywood films (Hollywood being the benchmark for “good cinema” catering to the English-speaking elite of city of the nawab...

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The Comic World Of Pierre Étaix

Vandana Kumar writes: ‘Le Grand Amour’ (The Great Love) 1969 is a French comedy that introduced me to its director Pierre Étaix. It made me go hunting for s...

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LET THERE BE MUSIC

Khalid Mohamed replays a rare interview with Mani Ratnam on the director’s start-off collaborations with the then-fresher composer A.R.Rahman with Roja, Thiruda Thiruda ...

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A Border Love Story

Khalid Mohamed narrates the bittersweet tale of meeting his aunt, the major Pakistani filmstar Zeba Ali and her equally famous husband Muhammad Ali, when such reunions were po...

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FLASHBACK & FORWARD

Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Om Katare, Ishitta Arun are performing artists who represent three generations respectively, writes Aparajita Krishna This article carries a flashback ...

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Imagination: The fodder of existence

An analysis of Atanu Ghosh's Binisutoy (Without Strings, Bengali, 2021), by Dipankar Sarkar Set up and pay-off has always been at the helm of narrative fiction dealing with d...

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BOLLYWOOD: FRANK & FEARLESS, GULZAR…UNCUT!

Monojit Lahiri recalls an amazing conversation with a dear, cherished and hugely respect...

April 17 2024

THOUGHT FACTORY: ESCAPING THE HEAT

Why do hill stations reign as the best travel destinations during summer? Vinta Nanda ex...

April 16 2024

FESTIVALS: KASHISH PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS NEW LOGO

KASHISH Pride Film Festival unveils its new logo and festival look! Mumbai based duo des...

April 15 2024