Indian cinema

OPEN TO OPINION

VOICES

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Extremists, Indian cinema, DDLJ, Bollywood

I'm one of Shah Rukh Khan's biggest fans. I can't bear to see him silenced

The superstar's fans have never seen him merely as a Muslim acting in India.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Indian cinema, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Newton

Newton reminds us why Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro will always be special

It showed we need satire that cuts across issues without making them bleed.

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
Hindi Films, Indian cinema, Usha Khanna

Dil Deke Dekho: To Usha Khanna, the unsung woman who broke film records in a man's world

The only female music director in the Hindi film industry for five decades celebrates her birthday on October 7.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Actors, Indian films, Indian cinema, Bollywood

What happens to famous Bollywood stars who fall on bad times?

In the last five decades, I have seen the marquee drop names with an alacrity that is ruthless.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read

ART & CULTURE

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Censorship, Indian cinema, Simran, Hansal Mehta

If I don’t speak out, I will lose my voice: Simran filmmaker Hansal Mehta

The director tells Sukant Deepak that we are living under an establishment that looks at cinema as only a tool for nationalist propaganda.

VOICES

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VOICES

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ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Dangal, Indian cinema, Bollywood Music

The single biggest reason Bollywood is ruining Indian cinema

Everybody is always asking why India has not been able to make that one big cross-over film that the whole world sits and takes notice of.

MONEY

 |  6-minute read
Indian cinema, GSTN, GST

GST will have a detrimental impact on watching films in cinemas, writes PVR's Ajay Bijli

This was the only elixir that could propel the growth of the entertainment industry to global levels.