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Africa on Celluloid: A Historical Perspective

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Spread the love           From early experiments in making films which mimetically represented European and even American cinema, African directors evolved – as time wore on – into sensitive filmmakers telling local stories of violence, war and genocide on the silver screen. Anglo-European depictions of African life were overtly racist which not only lacked empathy for the […]


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Music and the Cusp between Day and Night: Songs on Dusk from the Fifties to the Seventies

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Spread the love            Music and poetry have been beautifully wedded in the songs of dusk in Hindi film songs where words become perfect pegs to showcase music aesthetically. The collapse of the dying day or anti-aubades is viewed by songwriters in Mumbai film industry with varying moods. Shaam could be a prelude to seduction, of frivolous banter, […]


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Charlie Chaplin: The Tragicomic Tramp Who Won Many Hearts Ruchira Adhikari Ghosh

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Spread the love            Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977), an English comic actor, better known as Charlie Chaplin, is the greatest comedian that the cine world has ever produced. Charlie Chaplin, the Tramp, is depicted as passing through several rough and tough patches. There are times when he is treated […]


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Lilywhite Kamal Paints Lotus Rajini Saffron

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Spread the love           Kamal is not sure if Rajini is saffron but he is sure enough that he probably isn’t. With ‘saffron’ Kamal is conveying that Rajini if he is saffron, must be communal. That is in keeping with the media and secular narrative, popular or not. Kamal has red-flagged Rajini and his politics. Here’s a […]


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Why did Bhansali Reduce Rani Padmini to a Vagina, not allow Women to Live after Rape? And Alauddin his Fun!

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Spread the love           The feminist in actor’s guise, who watched period drama Padmaavat, walked out a zombie, the feminist in her raped and ravaged. How dare, Mr. Bhansali, Sir, reduce her to what you did? Transform her from feminist to feminine. Here’s a tongue-in-cheek take on the controversial film, Padmaavat, for Different Truths. The person who […]


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Revisiting Rafoo Chakkar: Villainy, Crossdressing, and Chuckles Enliven the Comedy

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Spread the love            At a time when men – Dev (Rishi Kapoor) and Salim (Paintal) – dressing up as women wasn’t a comedy norm, the mere transformation of both the actors is hilarious. Not to mention, the actors look like they’re having a blast. They swish and sway, giggle and chuckle and are very bold with their […]


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A Child murdered in Ryan; Tom Alter Fights Cancer; Sasikala Ousted; Blast in London Tube and Rohingya Refugees

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Spread the love            This week, Shail recasts five major events in the week that was in verse. A seven-year-child was brutally murdered in Ryan International School, Gurgaon, actor Tom Alter fights Cancer, Sasikala was ousted from her party in Tamilnadu, a blast in London tube injured many as terrorism raised its ugly head once again […]


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How Adhiraj made Naseeruddin Shah an Internet Sensation with the Award Winning Film, Interior Café Night?

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Spread the love             Adhiraj Bose, a young director, was just 23-years-old, when he directed the 13-minute film, Interior Café Night, with renowned actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Shernaz Patel. Three years later, the short film on the Internet is a sensation with six million views. Mahima interviews Adhiraj, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different […]


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Sahir Ludhianvi: A Soulful Love Poet, Failed in Love and Died, a Bachelor, Forlorn!

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Spread the love            Sahir Ludhianvi’s divorced mother remained a great influence on him. Some even say he suffered an Oedipus complex. An interesting and intriguing, passionate and sensitive aspect of his has been his love affair with Amrita Pritam. Unsuccessful in love, he penned soulful love poems. Samina profiles him, in the weekly column, exclusively […]


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…And the World Heard the Sisak of the Actors Jitin and Dhruv

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Spread the love            Our columnist Mahima brings you the candid and bold interview of the two actors Jitin Gulati and Dhruv Singhal, as the second and final part of the two-part interviews with the director and the actors of the silent LGBTQ film, Sisak. The film bagged seven international awards. Read more in the weekly […]


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