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BOLLYWOOD: IN DEFENCE OF MAINSTREAM, MASALA MOVIES

Monojit Lahiri attempts a non-judgmental take on ‘Brand Bollywood’. He asks, “Professing undying allegiance ...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: REALISM OF THE MATERIALISTIC WORLDVIEW

Sharad Raj explores the evolution of realism in Indian cinema, its many forms and structures, and the deviations in its style ...

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MOVIES: TALE OF AN UNBELIEVABLE FILM

The film failed to receive the expected response from the audience at the time of release. But slowly audiences and critics began to appreciate...

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MOVIES: CINEMATIC GEMS OF INDIAN ART HOUSE FILMS

In the vast landscape of Indian cinema, a realm beyond the glitz of mainstream Bollywood exists - one where storytelling transcends mere entert...

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SEEN ROMANTIC LOVE IN B-TOWN, ANY ONE?

It has been said that the history of cinema is also a history of exciting, adventurous and celebrated love affairs. Dead right. And for excelle...

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DILIP KUMAR AT 101

Physically Dilip Kumar lived for 99 years (11th December 1922 to 7th July 2021). But like a loved and revered ancestor he...

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TRAVELLING ON THE ROAD TO THE AMERICAN DREAM

Vidyut Latay’s documentary film “Alien” is selected for screening at Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF 23). I talk to ...

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF BOLLYWOOD AND POLITICS

One’s been listening to viewers of The Kerala Story. The common refrain is, “Ye picture dekh kar Musalmano se darr lag raha hai! (A...

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NOT ABOUT SWASH-BUCKLING AND SWORD-SWINGING HEROES

Here’s an interview of Dr Shoma A. Chatterji, about her latest book ‘Through the Lens, Brightly: Women in Cinema, Women at Work&rsq...

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THE GENTLE HEART

Khalid Mohamed pens a tribute to the peerless artist, printmaker and art teacher Lalitha Lajmi, who passed away last Monday. Read More