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Saturday, June 12, 2021



‘I don’t know why the migrant crisis surprised us’

May 08, 2021 7:45 pm

Chandigarh based director Ivan Ayr, 37, on his second feature film Meel Patthar (Milestone) and how capitalistic systems make victims of those at its core

Biriyaani and Holy Rights, recently given the National Award, show the many wrongs women endure for a right

April 04, 2021 12:15 pm

While Farha Khatun faced criticism for her documentary Holy Rights on women qazis, a handful of Kerala theatres refused to screen Sajin Baabu's Kani Kusruti-starrer feature Biriyaani

Onir to direct documentary film about contemporary art world

March 25, 2021 7:40 pm

The cinematic study will look at both origins and departures from academic and pedagogic lineages, and simultaneously offer insight into contemporary art practices of diverse artists

How Tina Turner coped with abuse and became queen of rock music

March 13, 2021 7:46 pm

A new documentary presents how her five-decade career is a story of trials and triumphs

Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' too explosive for streaming, debuts on-demand

January 06, 2021 8:51 am

'The Dissident' features audio recordings of Khashoggi's murder, the participation of Khashoggi's fiance, Hatice Cengiz, and details on Saudi hacking efforts, including the infiltration of the cellphone of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Anand Patwardhan: 'All resistance is bravery'

October 04, 2020 11:31 am

With two of his documentaries - one new and one old - streaming online, the filmmaker, 70, talks about reason, censorship, caste politics and the Babri Masjid Verdict

Film-maker tells the story of idol-making through iPhone: 'All of us are made of mud'

September 23, 2020 12:25 pm

Mukul Kapoor's documentary, entitled ‘Ankuran, The Art of Idol Making’ dwells on the lives of the artists who spend months painstakingly sculpting clay into bulbous Ganesh idols and daubing the statuettes with fine strokes of paint.

The Social Dilemma trailer: Netflix documentary explores the evil side of social media

August 28, 2020 9:54 pm

It is not trolls who are the real villains, according to The Social Dilemma. While they do abuse and disparage while hiding behind anonymity, it is the social media sites themselves that enable this behaviour.

Phantom of the Forest

February 21, 2020 6:16 pm

In a new film, wildlife filmmaker Shaaz Jung follows the only black panther in Kabini

In the red: Kotpad handloom and its ties with nature, tribal rituals

April 06, 2019 10:20 am

Filmmaker Biswanath Rath attempts to turn attention to an old handloom tradition from Orissa’s tribal belt