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Devika Rani


Devika Rani: The first lady of Indian cinema who challenged society both professionally and personally

March 30, 2022 5:31 pm

Devika Rani's films targetted social stigmas, where her characters went against social norms. Her projection of female dreams and desires was considered bold for its time.

Bengaluru: Yesteryear star Devika Rani's estate to be converted into film city, environmentalists object

September 19, 2019 9:02 pm

On Wednesday, the Karnataka Cabinet decided to take full possession of the ‘Roerich and Devika Rani Roerich Estate’ at Tataguni land by fencing it and removing encroachments.

Why actor-producer Devika Rani was truly the First Lady of Indian cinema

August 25, 2019 12:18 pm

Actor, star, producer, studio boss. Devika Rani walked a path that few women in Indian cinema have managed to. As a new play on the pioneer gets ready to tour, a look back at her journey.

Living in Light and Shadow

October 11, 2015 8:00 am

German cinematographer Josef Wirsching shot some of the landmark silent and talkie movies of India. An ambitious crowd-funding project aims to re-introduce his work in the public domain.

See the Unseen

April 15, 2013 3:04 am

THE Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has been receiving much flak of late for forcing filmmakers to edit intimate scenes or sequences of blood bath and muting cuss words.

Dhumal ends contract of Roerich trust’s foreign curator

March 21, 2012 3:42 am

In a new twist to the ongoing controversy over the International Roerich Memorial Trust — set up in memory of Russian painter Nicholas Roerich — the Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday removed Alena Adamkova as curator-cum-executive director of Roerich Museum.

Caste Aside

August 21, 2011 12:12 am

Bollywood has never had space or power for Dalits — or anyone who does not belong to its Hindu happy family.

Cinema Paradiso

July 08, 2011 2:57 am

Winners of the Dadasaheb Phalke award have finally come together under one roof in an exhibition organised by the National Film Archives of India in Pune.