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Artificial Intelligence, Satyajit Ray, Pather panchali, Film colourisation

The colour of film nostalgia

In a scenario where even officially older films are a mess to watch with DVDs and Blurays butchering their aspect ratios, the trauma of witnessing colourisation of some of the seminal classics is far from over.

ART & CULTURE

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Frank sinatra, Elvis presley, Golden Globe, British singer

Engelbert Humperdinck: How a shy Madras boy became pop heart-throb

This month, Engelbert turned 84. But his music has transcended time and generations and his voice continues to reach out to people – serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke emotions.

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Gulabo sitabo, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Cinema halls

What the future of cinema halls looks like

With the world fast adapting to the changes unleashed by the pandemic, the film industry needed to re-look at its mechanism. The same way cinema halls also need to adapt.

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Maqbool, Salaam bombay, Irrfan khan death, Irrfankhan

The enduring legacy of an icon

Few can stake the same claim as Irrfan, who at the time of his death was one of the best-known Indians in the world of cinema.

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywoood, Asha Bhosle, Op nayyar, Lata Mangeshkar

Why there cannot be another Talat Mahmood

What makes Talat Mahmood's voice unique, beyond replication?

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Uri the surgical strike, Hollywood, Hindi Cinema, Covid19

Covid-19: Will Hindi cinema's disaster genre now come of age?

It would be difficult to imagine that a real-life event like the coronavirus pandemic wouldn’t usher in a new phase for the disaster genre within Hindi film.

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Asha Bhosle, Humma Humma, AR Rahman, Delhi-6

Why poor copies of great originals rankle

Much like the oft-repeated points in the remix debate, the powers that be invariably end up blaming the public for accepting the new version.

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Steven soderbergh, Coronavirus pandemic, Contagion, Covid19

When movies come to life in the times of coronavirus

The eerie similarities between present-day events and the plot of Contagion where a virus leads to the loss of social order has expectedly renewed interest in the nine-year-old film.

ART & CULTURE

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Imtiaz Ali, Aaditi pohankar, Netflixseries, She

Good girl meets bad boy in Netflix series 'She'

Until her late teens, acting was not even on Aaditi Pohankar’s radar. But with the Netflix series She, the actor appears to have found what she was looking for.

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Emergency, Made in india: a memoir, Rss ideology, Milind Soman

Milind Soman's memoir: What’s ideology got to do with it?

For Milind Soman, being a part of an RSS shakha was “a very Shivaji Park thing" for young Bombay boys of the mid-1970s.