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ART & CULTURE

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Cinema, Bollywood, Australia, Newton

How Manipuri film 'Lady of the Lake' is winning rave reviews in Australia

Newton, India’s entry for Oscars in the foreign language category, also returned with two prizes at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

ART & CULTURE

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Cinema, Bollywood, Satyajit Ray, Shatranj Ke Khilari

What Satyajit Ray was like on the sets of Shatranj Ke Khilari

[Book Extract] This was the filmmaker's only feature film in Hindi/Urdu and also his most expensive.

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Women, Cinema, Bollywood heroines

Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, Sridevi - Bollywood still failing women

Most films are reluctant to go beyond the love aspect of a woman's life.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Social change, Cinema, Triple Talaq, Bollywood

How Hindi cinema influenced the Indian mindset

Over the years, Bollywood has acted as a potent agent of social change by mirroring the contemporary society.

VOICES

 |  Point Blank  |  3-minute read
Molestation, Cinema, Dileep, Malayalam actor

Malayalam actor's assault case: Why I feel the entire film industry is complicit

What superstar Dileep did not expect in his 'script' was a strong woman character, unlike the submissive ones in his movies.

ART & CULTURE

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Gandhi, Victoria and Abdul, Cinema, British Raj

How Indian films are faring to depict what India was like under the British Raj

While Bollywood might be some distance from grasping India’s colonial past, two new foreign productions are telling the Indian side of the story.

ART & CULTURE

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Mother, Cinema, Death, Reema Lagoo

Why Bollywood will miss Reema Lagoo

The veteran actress played more diverse roles than just the ideal Indian mother

ART & CULTURE

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Internet, Technology, New World, Cinema

Why films we see today aren't what they used to be

Thanks to modern technology, cinema can respond to the viewers as much as viewers respond to cinema.

VARIETY

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Intolerance, Cinema, Om Puri, Twitter Trolls

Why some Twitter trolls are celebrating Om Puri's death

Anybody who is even slightly critical of the government or has a different opinion receives a scathing response.