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Sharmila Tagore returns to cinema after 11 years as the grand matriarch of the Batra family in Gulmohar
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Sharmila Tagore returns to cinema after 11 years as the grand matriarch of the Batra family in Gulmohar

Manoj Bajpayee, Sharmila Tagore, Amol Palekar and Suraj Sharma will be seen in Gulmohar. The movie is being directed by Rahul V Chittella

Amol Palekar, Rinku Rajguru on their ZEE5 film 200 Halla Ho, and how 'conspicuous silence' on social issues affects art
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Amol Palekar, Rinku Rajguru on their ZEE5 film 200 Halla Ho, and how 'conspicuous silence' on social issues affects art

"Wish to be a member of a ‘hundred crore & more’ club seems to be mutually exclusive with creating good cinema," says Amol Palekar, who believes "more films on issues of caste can get financial backing by OTT platforms provided the filmmakers wish to narrate those stories."

200 Halla Ho movie review: Amol Palekar returns in a startling, unevenly recounted true-life tale of Dalit rebellion
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200 Halla Ho movie review: Amol Palekar returns in a startling, unevenly recounted true-life tale of Dalit rebellion

It is revealing that this rare contemporary Hindi film foregrounding Dalits, including Dalit women, is not about believable triumphs, but a believe-it-or-not, eye-popping revenge saga. Still, in a Bollywood that usually erases the community, this is a significant film.

Warner Bros to release The Suicide Squad on 5 August, The Conjuring 3 on 15 August in India: A round-up of film and TV announcements
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Warner Bros to release The Suicide Squad on 5 August, The Conjuring 3 on 15 August in India: A round-up of film and TV announcements

Other announcements include Amol Palekar and Barun Sobti's ZEE5 original film 200, and child actor Alexa Swinton's casting in the Sex and the City revival.

Revisiting Basu Chatterjee's Bombay, a city that valued sustainability and small joys over relentless ambition
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Revisiting Basu Chatterjee's Bombay, a city that valued sustainability and small joys over relentless ambition

Basu Chatterjee's Bombay, in films like Piya Ka Ghar and Chhoti Si Baat, was a city that was more than the sum of its parts

In Basu Chatterjee's films, from Rajnigandha to Swami, female characters were written with agency and choice
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In Basu Chatterjee's films, from Rajnigandha to Swami, female characters were written with agency and choice

Basu Chatterjee one of the most significant architects of slice-of-life cinema, passed away on Thursday morning in Mumbai.

Basu Chatterjee passes away: Legendary filmmaker pioneered 'middle cinema' with films like Rajnigandha, Chhoti Si Baat
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Basu Chatterjee passes away: Legendary filmmaker pioneered 'middle cinema' with films like Rajnigandha, Chhoti Si Baat

Basu da’s demise marks not only the passing on of a legend but also the end of a film genre in every sense of the word.

Gol Maal completes 40 years: Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Amol Palekar was the not-so-Angry Young Man of 1970s
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Gol Maal completes 40 years: Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Amol Palekar was the not-so-Angry Young Man of 1970s

While Salim-Javed wrote dialogues laced with rage for Amitabh Bachchan's Angry Young Man movies, Gol Maal director Hrishikesh Mukherjee commented on issues like unemployment in siganture lighthearted style.

'Democratic ethos being eroded' under BJP: Theatre artists on why they signed letter asking people to vote against divisive politics
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'Democratic ethos being eroded' under BJP: Theatre artists on why they signed letter asking people to vote against divisive politics

More than 600 theatre personalities, including Amol Palekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad and Usha Ganguli, have signed a letter asking people to "vote BJP and its allies" out of power, arguing that the idea of India and its constitution are under threat.

Daily Bulletin: SC verdict on Centre-Delhi govt power tussle; Rafale row to rage on; Adityanath in Kerala; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: SC verdict on Centre-Delhi govt power tussle; Rafale row to rage on; Adityanath in Kerala; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Supreme Court verdict on Centre-Delhi government power tussle; war of words over Rafale deal to rage on; Adityanath to address BJP workers in Kerala; and more.

Amol Palekar-NGMA row: Director general releases statement clarifying advisory committees are not dissolved
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Amol Palekar-NGMA row: Director general releases statement clarifying advisory committees are not dissolved

The statement from the NGMA says the committees have not been dissolved, that their terms ended late last year, and that they are being reconstituted

Amol Palekar's speech censored: Row highlights culture ministry's tightening grip on NGMA decision-making
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Amol Palekar's speech censored: Row highlights culture ministry's tightening grip on NGMA decision-making

Amol Palekar had the right to speak and need not have chosen another occasion to vent his anxieties regarding the growing grip of the Cultural Ministry in the affairs of the NGMA. However, what was the nature of the shows that these local artists advisory body used to present there?

NGMA Mumbai censorship row: Amol Palekar says curator had been instructed not to allow anti-govt remarks
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NGMA Mumbai censorship row: Amol Palekar says curator had been instructed not to allow anti-govt remarks

Veteran actor and painter Amol Palekar in a press conference at Patrakar Sangh in Pune on Sunday spoke on the incident at NGMA in Mumbai.

Amol Palekar on NGMA Mumbai row: 'Would organisers have pre-censored my speech if I showed it to them?'
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Amol Palekar on NGMA Mumbai row: 'Would organisers have pre-censored my speech if I showed it to them?'

In a press conference, Amol Palekar said that many in the art world had raised the same concerns that he had presented in a speech that he gave at the NGMA

NGMA Mumbai in censorship row over curtailing Amol Palekar's speech at exhibition opening
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NGMA Mumbai in censorship row over curtailing Amol Palekar's speech at exhibition opening

Amol Palekar had been invited to speak at the opening of a retrospective of the artist Prabhakar Barwe's works at the NGMA Mumbai. During his speech, Palekar referred to recent developments at the NGMA that he found troubling.

Shruti Haasan to star opposite Vidyut Jammwal in Mahesh Manjrekar's upcoming family drama
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Shruti Haasan to star opposite Vidyut Jammwal in Mahesh Manjrekar's upcoming family drama

Shruti and Vidyut have already worked together in the yet-to-release Yaara.

Vidyut Jammwal joins cast of Mahesh Manjrekar's family drama co-starring Naseeruddin Shah, Amol Palekar
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Vidyut Jammwal joins cast of Mahesh Manjrekar's family drama co-starring Naseeruddin Shah, Amol Palekar

Vidyut Jammwal will play an NRI who returns to Mumbai only to land in a tricky situation. He will reportedly also be seen in a de-glam avatar.

Naseeruddin Shah-Amol Palekar team up for Mahesh Manjrekar's family drama; film to have 'lot of conflict, little action'
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Naseeruddin Shah-Amol Palekar team up for Mahesh Manjrekar's family drama; film to have 'lot of conflict, little action'

Naseeruddin Shah confirmed reuniting with Amol Palekar, saying that he is glad that his former co-star chose to return to acting after trying other hats.

Tumhari Sulu is a throwback to the feel-good family films of yore: A look back at their era
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Tumhari Sulu is a throwback to the feel-good family films of yore: A look back at their era

Tumhari Sulu is a wonderful reminder of the films of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee and Sai Paranjpe

Daddy may have missed the bus, but these Mumbai films do a fine job of capturing the city on screen
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Daddy may have missed the bus, but these Mumbai films do a fine job of capturing the city on screen

While Mumbai has played second fiddle to Delhi and small towns across the vast Northern belt over the past decade, it’s hardly a silver screen ingénue.