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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Hindi cinema


Sonam Kapoor says she misses the film set; shares which books on cinema she is reading

September 19, 2020 5:59 pm

Sonam Kapoor is now diving into every book on Bollywood while being away from the film set

The unseen Muslim women of Hindi cinema

July 18, 2020 4:01 pm

We have witnessed Muslim women across strata making their voices heard, asserting their presence in public, and defining their own political identity in the last few months. Hindi films though have largely chosen to be patronising and alienating in their depictions.

Hindi Diwas 2019: Why do we celebrate this day on September 14?

September 14, 2019 10:30 am

Hindi Diwas 2019: As a language, Hindi not only commands respect, but is also widely spoken; its popularity sustained by Hindi cinema.

Memories of a Master

January 18, 2019 12:14 am

Veteran filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan remembers his long-time mentor, Mrinal Sen, in a tribute held in Delhi.

Meena Kumari, Tragedy Queen, remembered by Google Doodle on 85th birth anniversary

August 01, 2018 8:11 am

Meena Kumari Google Doodle: The legendary actress starred in about 92 films in a career spanning 33 years. Some of her notable films include Pakeezah, Baiju Bawra, Parineeta, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Foot Path, Dil Ek Mandir and Kaajal.

We make pav-bhaji of comedy: Riteish Deshmukh

June 01, 2017 12:46 am

Riteish Deshmukh on his new film, mixing up of comedy genres in Hindi cinema, and putting his money in content-driven Marathi movies

“I'll have to start my own small karobaar", says projector operator as Regal Cinema brings its curtains down

April 03, 2017 8:32 pm

Kumar's trajectory of fate is similar to that of Regal's. Kumar and Regal are symbolic of a time when single-screened theater halls and skilled operators had a standing in society.

‘Preservation begins when a film goes on floors’

March 01, 2015 12:00 am

A discussion on ‘unique challenges of film preservation in India’ puts the spotlight on the lack of awareness in the industry.

Coffee with kabir

March 30, 2014 5:25 am

Nasreen Munni Kabir on her latest book on Waheeda Rehman and her passion for archiving Hindi cinema.

Ram-Leela, Krrish 3 action director talks about his struggle and rise in Bollywood

January 24, 2014 5:10 pm

Sham Kaushal, one of the most sought-after action directors in Bollywood, talks about his struggle, and painting cinema with action