Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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26 Mar 2017

When cinematic spaces speak

26 Mar 2017 | 2:17 AM

A physical space seems to be the fundamental building block in filmmaking. It is the embodiment of the real and the cinematic image. It is this physical space which is instrumental in building that elusive connection between human perception and truth.

Advantage Swara

26 Mar 2017 | 2:17 AM

Talented actor Swara Bhaskar and her character in forthcoming film Anarkali of Arrah might come from two diametrically opposite worlds.

19 Mar 2017

Avatar 2 shoot fails to begin

19 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

All was looking good for Avatar 2 — shooting was set to begin this summer following the completion of scripts for Avatar 3, Avatar 4 and Avatar 5.

Inside the blue world

19 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

In a country where sex itself is a taboo subject, who can dare to talk of porn and bring it in public space? This gutsy filmmaker Madhureeta Anand, whose web series Know Your Porn is all set to hit the net around June.

A spy so special

19 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

Pan-Indian actor Taapsi Pannu is a software engineer who worked in Delhi till South Indian films practically fell into her lap.

12 Mar 2017

A much-needed attack

12 Mar 2017 | 2:33 AM

The praise for debutant Sankalp Reddy’s Telugu Hindi bilingual war film The Ghazi Attack just does not seem to be ending.

05 Mar 2017

Burkha fine, problem’s the lipstick

05 Mar 2017 | 1:04 AM

Parched, and now Lipstick Under My Burkha. Both have at the centre a woman’s sexuality, her desires, and dreams — to be more than her caricature —self. What sort of a woman would she be if the control slackened? If she could express herself freely, like a man? Wouldn’t she be more real?

Casting aside the veil

05 Mar 2017 | 1:04 AM

Female leads are having a rum time in Bollywood. The scripts being written for them are growing in number and depth. Several films spearheaded by women (both before and behind the camera) earned critical and commercial rewards in 2016. The current year, too, promises to extend the strong run that womencentric films are enjoying.

26 Feb 2017

Heart of darkness

26 Feb 2017 | 1:12 AM

The part of India that New Delhi-based journalist-filmmaker Amitabh Parashar belongs to hit the global headlines in the early 1980s for what is known as the Bhagalpur blindings. All these years later, the gruesome incident in which policemen poured acid into the eyes of 33 undertrials still affects the Bihar district in shockingly brutal ways.

In black & white

26 Feb 2017 | 1:12 AM

These are strange times. Unseasonal winds blow across the landscape of what we call as the El Dorado of filmmaking or what common folks know as Hollywood.

19 Feb 2017

Master of craft

19 Feb 2017 | 2:07 AM

Aparna Sen is one director who has made her talent felt without trying to compete in the numbers game. As director, she has graced the screen with her rare insight into unusual human relationships.

Of glitz, glamour & guts

19 Feb 2017 | 2:07 AM

Flipping through the dusty pages of Indian television history from Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan, India’s seminal television talk show hosted by Tabassum, to the latest season of Koffee with Karan, this genre of TV programme has surely come a long way and spanned a variety of topics and issues.

12 Feb 2017

In the write space

12 Feb 2017 | 12:46 AM

As a rule they tell stories on screen; touching souls and hearts as they enact out a range of characters. But every once in a while the celebrities are tempted to bare their own souls.

‘Poorna’s story is full of hope’

12 Feb 2017 | 12:46 AM

Rahul Bose, stage and film actor, rugby player, founder of The Foundation, a unique NGO for children from backward, underdeveloped and poverty-stricken areas, is returning to direction with Poorna, a feature film scheduled for a theatrical release in March 31 this year.

05 Feb 2017

My voice is all about romance and mysticism

05 Feb 2017 | 2:30 AM

Back in 2004 when Kailash Kher picked up his first award for “Allah Ke Bande” from the film Waisa Bhi Hota Hai II, racing past stalwarts like Kumar Sanu and Sonu Nigam, many wondered who this new kid on the music scene was.

A Berlin boost

05 Feb 2017 | 2:30 AM

The year 2017 is only a month old and it is already looking exceptionally promising for India’s independent filmmakers exploring the festival route for global recognition.