Sunday, Dec 04, 2022

Hindi film industry


There’s something for everyone in Malayalam cinema, but can we say the same about Bollywood?

September 13, 2022 1:38 pm

From rootedness and the abundance of original content to directors headlining films instead of producers and actors, let's check out why people keep gravitating toward Malayalam cinema like bees to honey instead of its colossal Hindi counterpart.

Is the success of recent films from the south teaching Bollywood a lesson or two in positioning and storytelling?

May 08, 2022 9:26 am

Films, be they big or small in scale, what works across the board finally is attitude, vision and conviction

Emerging screenwriters to receive mentorship from eminent filmmakers in SWA’s Script Lab

April 25, 2022 10:02 am

After a long and rigorous selection process, SWA has now chosen six writers, whose scripts will be mentored by some of the best contemporary writers/directors of the Hindi film industry, during its first Script Lab in May.

Films delayed, losses mount: Hindi film industry stares at slump ‘worse than 2020’

April 01, 2021 12:58 pm

As Haathi Mere Saathi, Bunty Aur Babli 2 and Chehre releases are postponed and theatre owners deal with a new list of clampdowns amid rising COVID-19 cases, many are asking if they can deal with – what has started to feel like – 2020 all over again.

What does it take to survive as an outsider in Bollywood?

July 12, 2020 1:04 pm

Even if you find a way into the super exclusive club that is the Hindi film industry, surviving and succeeding demands smart strategising and hustling.

S Durga no-show to nepotism debate: Unsavoury, avoidable episodes that made news this year

December 27, 2017 12:07 pm

The year was marked by a series of avoidable episodes that made news.

A Story To Tell

December 27, 2017 12:13 am

Invest in characters, work on content and think out of the box — those were some of the lessons that 2017 imparted to the star-obsessed Hindi film industry.

The write choice

April 11, 2015 12:03 am

Recent spate of Bollywood films offers a new premise: story can be the hero

Plea to vote for ‘secular party’ splits Bollywood

April 17, 2014 10:11 am

A section of the film industry has condemned the appeal, viewing it as propaganda against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Vidya Balan: It’s been a fulfilling life

February 16, 2014 11:22 am

With a Padma Shri under her belt, Vidya Balan looks back at the films that defined her career.