Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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23 Apr 2017

Capturing the uncommon threads of life

23 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

The bubbly and ever-smiling Bobby Sarma Baruah has done it again. Her second feature film The Golden Wing (Sonar Baran Pakhi) has won the Best Feature Film Award at the recent Indian Film Festival at Los Angeles.

Sylvester Stallone sues Warner Bros

23 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

Sylvester Stallone has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros.

Back to the roots

23 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

Entertainment is the key for director Brinda Muralidhar. It is part of a strategy that she has honed in the course of her creative work at the Toronto-based not-for-profit theatre collective Kalaaranga Performing Arts, which has thus far produced 14 successful plays in Hindi and Kannada.

16 Apr 2017

Cinema of constraints

16 Apr 2017 | 12:07 AM

Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning film The Salesman opened in all Indian metropolitans recently. It’s a taut piece of drama where a husband and wife, who work as actors in the theatre, find themselves in a situation where the wife is violated in her bathroom while her husband is away.

‘Trapped is my most challenging film’

16 Apr 2017 | 12:07 AM

Films like Shahid, Aligarh, Queen, Kai Po Che and Trapped have one thing in common — Rajkummar Rao. He does not have the drop-dead looks of a Siddharth Malhotra, the muscular body like Hrithik Roshan, the charisma of Aamir Khan or the hypnotic X-factor Shah Rukh Khan exudes.

09 Apr 2017

A tale of love & courage

09 Apr 2017 | 2:22 AM

Some movies are modest in presentation but leave an impact. Loving is an American drama film, directed by Jeff Nichols, which evokes positive emotions, and even outrage without resorting to melodrama.

Romance fades

09 Apr 2017 | 2:22 AM

Hindi cinema and love stories could well be conjoined twins. Not only was India’s first talkie Alam Aara a love story, run back in time and most classics have a love angle at the heart of it.

02 Apr 2017

In the nowhere land

02 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

Nilanjan Dutta, a graduate of FTII, Pune, now associate professor of film editing and is also an academic coordinator at the Institute.

A role cut out for Vidya

02 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

The career choices that Vidya Balan has made have impacted not only her own trajectory as an actress, but have also influenced and shaped Bollywood’s current phase of womencentric films.

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.