Thursday, September 21, 2017

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17 Sep 2017

Charm of the make-believe

17 Sep 2017 | 1:23 AM

Floating-winged ships, flying horses, talking birds, fire-spewing dragons, big but obeying elephants, different planetary system, plus, of course, a handsome hunk and a dainty damsel in his arms.

Debutante puts Sikkim on cinema map

17 Sep 2017 | 1:23 AM

For first-time director Paakhi A Tyrewala, Bollywood-Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra’s production banner, Purple Pebble Pictures, has turned out to be a godsend.

10 Sep 2017

Rural rockstars on a roll

10 Sep 2017 | 1:24 AM

Rima Das’ indie film shot in an Assam village with a cast of non-actors is set to make history in Toronto.

Here comes the small-town girl

10 Sep 2017 | 1:24 AM

What’s common between Alia Bhatt’s Badrinath ki Dulhania or Bhumi Pednekar’s Toilet — Ek Prem Katha, or even Kriti Sanon’s Bareilly ki Barfi?

03 Sep 2017

An identity under veil

03 Sep 2017 | 1:55 AM

Remember B.R. Chopra’s Nikaah? Revolving around instant triple talaq, the film came out in 1982. In the 35 years since, the issue has remained untouched in Bollywood. However, after the recent Supreme Court ruling calling triple talaq “against the Constitution and Islam”, one can hope for some space to discuss Muslim identity in our films.

Survival is victory

03 Sep 2017 | 1:55 AM

British-American film director Christopher Nolan’s war drama Dunkirk centres around true events that took place in 1940, after Germany had invaded France.

27 Aug 2017

An out-of-the-box actor

27 Aug 2017 | 1:58 AM

If one were to ask for votes to pick the most out-of-the-box hero in Bollywood, the winner would be none other than Ayushmann Khurrana.

Superheroes are taking over!

27 Aug 2017 | 1:58 AM

If there is one trend that has been dominating Hollywood in the last decade, it’s got to be its large-scale superhero movies. From the Avengers to Wonder Woman to Captain America to Doctor Strange, there have been a slew of films hitting the right spot with the audience.

20 Aug 2017

Criminal minds

20 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

One cannot accuse Bollywood of creating ideas for films that define a genre that does not exist in theory but is rampant in practice.

“Women journos face physical threats”

20 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

In zones where conflict and dictatorial regimes rule and where scribes are constantly under threat of both state and non-state actors, what drives women journalists to do their jobs is the question Nupur Basu seeks to answer.

06 Aug 2017

A satire on art

06 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

Swedish filmmaker Ruben Ostlund’s The Square, which won the prestigious Palme d’ Or at the Cannes Film Festival, sets out to explore trust, or the lack of it. He raises the question about where the state’s responsibility ends and the individual’s begins.

Indian trio in Toronto’s early picks

06 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

For India watchers on the international film festival circuit, Bornila Chatterjee doesn’t have the instant recall of an Anurag Kashyap or a Hansal Mehta.

30 Jul 2017

For the pure love of cinema

30 Jul 2017 | 2:15 AM

The Jerusalem Film Festival is a unique cinema showcase: its principal venue witnesses screenings round the year. The 11-day festival, the 34th edition of which was held from July 13 to 23 this year, simply taps the city’s exceptional enthusiasm for the art of craft cinema.

Quest for truth

30 Jul 2017 | 2:15 AM

Nearly 30 years after legendary Punjabi singers Amar Singh Chamkila and Amarjot Kaur were murdered in Mehsampur, director Kabir Chowdhry tries to resuscitate the times of iconic Punjabi folk singing duo in his film Mehsampur.