Cinema

Cinema

A Leap Back in Evolution: A Film, Open Defecation, and the Advanced Sewage System of the Indus Valley Civilisation

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Spread the love            The period dates back to almost five thousand years ago. The ancient Indus Valley Civilisation had systems of sewage and drainage that were developed and used in cities throughout the region and these were far more advanced than any found in contemporary urban sites in the Middle East and even more efficient […]


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Mohammad Rafi: Effortless Rendition, his was the Voice of God

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Spread the love            Samina profiles Mohammad Rafi, the versatile singer, who won the hearts of one and all with his soulful rendition. Read more in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. Where do I start? When I researched on Rafi Sahib I realised that so many legendary figures of Bollywood, authors, and writers had […]


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Sex and the Indian Woman: More than Lipstick under our Burqas

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Spread the love            Gender roles are defined and given in a patriarchal society. The ‘good’ versus the ‘bad’ girl/woman mindset in the backdrop of the film Lipstick under my Burqa and marital rape. Payal takes a hard look and rips apart these assigned roles, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  This is a […]


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Kishore Kumar: A Maverick Genius, Eccentric, Temperamental, High-strung and Talented

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Spread the love            Samina profiles the Maverick Kishore Kumar, heartthrobs of millions, across generations, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.   An eccentric, temperamental, high strung, yet talented, creative, multifaceted individual, whose voice ruled the hearts of many, was none other than Kishore Kumar. He was born in Khandwa – now in Madhya […]


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Music was the Genetic Code of RD Burman, a Trendsetter, an Iconic and Eclectic Composer

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Spread the love            RD Burman was a musician with the difference, a trendsetter, an iconic, eclectic, composer, who was born with music and rhythm in his genes. A wizard, he could combine the Indian tunes with western instruments, funky sounds, and psychedelic vibes. Samina profiles the maverick musical genius, in the weekly column, exclusively in […]


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Faraz Ansari: Will India respond to the Sisak of the LGBTQ Community?

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Spread the love            Director Faraz Ansari’s Sisak is the first silent LGBTQ film of India that is not only creating waves at international film festivals but winning awards too; seven, so far. Not welcomed by the Indian masses, an undeterred Faraz aims to bag the National Award and hopefully see the ‘Sisak’ (Silent Sob) heard […]


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Guru Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar and Bimal Roy, Three Great Film Personalities, Were Born This Week

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Spread the love            Three great film personalities celebrate their birthdays this week. While Guru Dutt was a brilliant filmmaker, his personal life was a mess – possibly the tragic heroes he portrayed on the silver screen. His mysterious death due to an overdose of sleeping pills and alcohol, snatched a gifted filmmaker. Sanjeev Kumar shares […]


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Karishma and Arjun Struggled to Carve a Place for themselves in Bollywood

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Spread the love1          1Share Karishma Kapoor, a girl-child of the renowned Prithvi Kapoor family broke the family traditions, where women of the family do not act. She had drop school and become an actress to support her single mother and younger sister. Her mother, Babita, an actress, had divorced her husband. Arjun Kapoor, too had an […]


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Haunting Melodies from the Dignified Royal Prince of Tripura, SD Burman

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Spread the love            SD Burman, also known respectfully and endearingly, as Sachin Korta, came from the royal family of Tripura and was very dignified person. He took his work very seriously and would not take more than four films in a year. The Prince of Melody stole many hearts with his music. Samina profiles the […]


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Ashish Vidyarthi and Amrish Puri, well-known Villains, were Theatre Actors Initially

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Spread the love            Two well-known villains, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Amrish Puri, celebrate their birthdays this week. Ashish graduated to cinema from theatre and TV. Despite winning several awards, he could not make his mark in the Bollywood but continues to rule in South Indian cinema. Amrish Puri too came into cinema from theatre. He made […]


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