Thursday, Dec 01, 2022

Indian cinema


Indian films fare better in China as number of local theatres have declined in 5 years: I&B secretary

September 27, 2022 4:51 pm

Apurva Chandra, Secretary in Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said the number of theatres in India has declined to 8,000 from about 12,000 five-six years ago, while the same period saw the number of film exhibition halls in China jumping to nearly 70,000 from 10,000.

Witness '75 years of Reel Magic' with a special package celebrating landmark films from each decade

July 28, 2022 7:12 pm

According to Habitat Film Club, all screenings are free and open to the public at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre

Ramnath Goenka Award: Looking at Bollywood through lens of history

January 03, 2022 8:19 pm

🔴 In his report, How Bollywood is rewriting history, Bhatia explores how the return of the historical epic to Hindi cinema had brought with it questions about accuracy and intent.

How to protect India’s film heritage

December 30, 2021 9:14 am

🔴 Amrit Gangar writes: It needs better preservation and archiving, not over-centralisation

The story of early Indian cinema in posters

September 18, 2021 12:35 pm

Memorabilia related to the movies made by the Wadia brothers to be auctioned online

Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Festival in China had a special focus on Indian cinema

October 20, 2019 11:46 am

Pingyao International Film Festival is a boutique festival, with multiple screenings of about 56 films spread over nine days so that everyone, international delegates as well as local film enthusiasts from nearby towns (the nearest big city is Taiyuan), has a chance to catch everything.

Through Her Lens

March 16, 2019 10:34 am

A festival will highlight the contribution of women to Indian cinema

Reinventing Language

September 01, 2018 1:28 am

“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

April 14, 2018 12:43 am

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’

January 23, 2018 2:23 am

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.


History of Indian cinema in 10 iconic posters

September 18, 2021 12:34 pm

Jamshed Wadia and his younger brother Homi Wadia were the pioneers in producing entertaining stunt movies.


Fans, reason behind survival of Indian cinema: King Khan

February 24, 2016 2:40 pm

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.