September 3, 2012
When Jayan Cherian sent his debut film Papilio Buddha to the censor board, little did he expect it to ban its screening citing extreme violence and filthy language. He calls the work ‘medit...
August 4, 2012
WHAT it is…
Film Noir – French for “Black Film” – is an American film genre that rose to prominence during the 1940s and the 1950s. Now more an assortment of stylistic markers and...
April 21, 2012
In a world where children are growing up faster, it's hardly a surprise that young-adult movies are doing well in the market.
November 5, 2011
Roger Spottiswoode, better known as the director of “Tomorrow Never Dies”, on why he's making a film on the life of mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.
January 8, 2011
A movie extravaganza encompassing world and Indian cinema was unleashed here this week as the much awaited ninth edition of Pune International film festival (PIFF), which is to showcase over 200 fi...
March 30, 2010
A ‘rocumentary' on Indian Ocean releasing soon
February 10, 2010
Russian director Alexander Gutman’s 17 August won the Golden Conch for the Best Documentary, while The Spell, directed by Umesh Kulkarni was adjudged the best fiction film at the 11th Mumbai...
January 12, 2010
Naseeruddin Shah, one of the pioneers of Indian parallel cinema, says that he is egoistic as an actor and his stubbornness is the reason behind his success.“I am firmly against doing...
September 25, 2009
The 2009 edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is held annually in Goa, will showcase a special section on films of war and peace.“This section will compri...
August 28, 2009
Chitrangada Singh reveals how she turned actor by fluke. Golfer Jyoti Randhwa’s wife also talks about her future projects.
September 3, 2012
Audiences got a rare opportunity to watch V. Shantaram’s rare 1937 social classic Duniya Na Mane, screened on the opening day of the Delhi Book Fair to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinem...
July 12, 2012
Presence is an artistic re-telling of stories narrated by workers on the Namma Metro project. These are no sob stories, but the film has them talking of the loves in their lives and the ghosts
January 16, 2012
Shooting of a movie ‘Thanichalla Njan,' based on the heart-rending true story of a septuagenarian Namboodiri woman in Central Kerala, Chellamma Antharjanam, and a Muslim local body member, Raziya...
September 3, 2011
Face-to-face Kalki Koechlin has a clutch of upcoming films. Will the actor cross over from her parallel path to the commercial? »
November 27, 2010
While mainstream cinema has only lately taken to AIDS as a theme, short telefilms have done much to bring it out of the closet. Observing World AIDS Day on December 1, a look at some path-breaking films that have grappled with the issues surrounding HIV…
February 15, 2010
India has a dream run with eight feature films including My Name Is Khan, Peepli Live and Manthan at the ongoing Berlin International Film Festival. In its 60th anniversary, t...
January 13, 2010
The past 12 months have seen a silent renaissance of Indian films on the global stage. From Vietnam to Trinidad and Tobago via Russia, Iran and Egypt, Indian films have cornered glory everywhere. E...
October 14, 2009
The author, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, is a well known film historian, scholar, and analyst who has written extensively on various aspects of critical interest about Indian cinema, which in effect means...
August 28, 2009
Despite an Adoor Gopalakrishnan here and a Buddhadev Dasgupta there, parallel cinema seems to have folded up in India. But in his new film slated for release next month, doughty Amol Palekar makes...