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Through Her Lens

A festival will highlight the contribution of women to Indian cinema

Reinventing Language

“Films and theatre are both very different media. In theatre, you work with actors and try to achieve an image through actors’ bodies and voice. In films, you are making an image with your cameraman, production designer, sound recordist, and editor..." he says.


The Language of Cinema

Movies made in Assam are going to the Cannes Film Festival,” said filmmaker Shekhar Kapur in his opening address at a press meet to announce the winners of the 65th National Film Awards in Delhi.

‘Courtesans brought older aesthetic traditions to the new nation’

In her latest book, Dancing with the Nation: Courtesans in Bombay Cinema, author Ruth Vanita examines the role of real-life courtesans in shaping early Hindi cinema, their changing on-screen portrayal and unique status as independent women.

Eyes on the Big Screen

A film festival at a Mumbai museum shows changes in Indian cinema

All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go

Let’s not ask why Indian actors are restricted to the red carpet at Cannes. Let’s ask when will we start making more non-formulaic films with unique storylines and outstanding performances.


IFFK to screen seven films in 'Indian Cinema Now' section

As many as seven films of different regional languages including Bengali, Hindi, Marathi and Tamil will be screened in the 'Indian Cinema Now' section of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), to be held in Thiruvananthapuram next month.

On screen absence

Indian movies have a huge gender problem. A UN-backed study confirms it.

The Gaga Newsreel

Housewives wanted stable market prices as always, one of them thought of the kitchens of the poor.

‘I quit at 46... In spite of people laughing at them, actors carry on as heroes’

In this Idea Exchange, actor Rishi Kapoor talks about his second innings on screen and wonders why all national assets are named after politicians.

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Fans, reason behind survival of Indian cinema: King Khan

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan in an interview given to a leading television channel has expressed his fear that if changes are not made in Indian cinema, then, there is a possibility that it might be taken over by Hollywood even at the local level.Though change is coming to the industry with newbies entering it, the actor said if one looks at the issue from a global perspective, then a majority of the popular films have been the Hollywood ones, and India is the only country where local cinema does better than international cinema.Quoting Hollywood film director Quentin Tarantino, he added that the reason for local movies to survive is stardom.But the star also believes that stardom in this country, whether for a director or an actor, is like watching a football match. So, as long as the star system is retained in this country; it will be sometime before international cinema takes over.He said the time is not far when international films will compete with local cinema.