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Tracing Satyajit Ray's influence on Hindi cinema; Netflix anthology on auteur's short stories is only a drop in the ocean
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Tracing Satyajit Ray's influence on Hindi cinema; Netflix anthology on auteur's short stories is only a drop in the ocean

A new Hindi anthology series aims to bring Satyajit Ray's legacy to the Netflix generation. Will this be our version of the 21st century retelling of Sherlock Holmes?

A definitive ranking of Dibakar Banerjee films, from Khosla Ka Ghosla to Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
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A definitive ranking of Dibakar Banerjee films, from Khosla Ka Ghosla to Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar

In the last decade, if there has been one Hindi film director who has constantly resisted being boxed in, it’s Dibakar Banerjee.

The life and times of Devika Rani: Kishwar Desai on the fame, struggles of one of Hindi cinema's first heroines
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The life and times of Devika Rani: Kishwar Desai on the fame, struggles of one of Hindi cinema's first heroines

Devika Rani's contributions to the pioneering studio Bombay Talkies went beyond acting. She took full control of it following the death of Himansu Rai, her husband.

With roots in kinship and stardom, how Bollywood continues to fuel nepotism despite being an 'industry'
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With roots in kinship and stardom, how Bollywood continues to fuel nepotism despite being an 'industry'

Nepotism is encouraged, above all, by a film industry marked by high risk and volatility. Under such circumstances, the star – who accumulates an almost divine aura in his person – comes to be the biggest investment the producer makes to guarantee a film’s success.

Dibakar Banerjee’s Ghost Stories segment is a scathing take on current politics, reaffirming his cinematic mastery
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Dibakar Banerjee’s Ghost Stories segment is a scathing take on current politics, reaffirming his cinematic mastery

Dibakar has packed his short in Ghost Stories with commentary on the current central government’s fascist, totalitarian and majoritarian tendencies.

Bombay Talkies, Lust Stories, Ghost Stories: Ranking all 12 short films by Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap
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Bombay Talkies, Lust Stories, Ghost Stories: Ranking all 12 short films by Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap

The four filmmakers are a part of a franchise of anthologies with a common theme, that started with Bombay Talkies and has now reached Ghost Stories.

Lillete Dubey's new play on Devika Rani explores life of the trailblazing 'First Lady of Indian Cinema'
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Lillete Dubey's new play on Devika Rani explores life of the trailblazing 'First Lady of Indian Cinema'

Devika Rani, also known as the 'First Lady of Indian cinema', was a game-changer for women in the Indian film industry. She was ambitious, independent, and had co-founded the Bombay Talkies studio in Mumbai.

Fire breaks out near Somwar Bazar area at Malad West in Mumbai; no casualties reported, says civic official
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Fire breaks out near Somwar Bazar area at Malad West in Mumbai; no casualties reported, says civic official

A fire broke out at an industrial unit near Somwar bazar at Malad west in Mumbai. Eight fire fighting engines and three jumbo tankers were rushed to the site and the blaze was brought under control.

Rashtraputra, film based on freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad's life, to release on 14 September
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Rashtraputra, film based on freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad's life, to release on 14 September

Bombay Talkies announced the Chandra Shekhar Azad movie which will be helmed by Girish Ghanshyam Dube

Zoya Akhtar on Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara with female leads: 'Makes more sense now commercially'
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Zoya Akhtar on Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara with female leads: 'Makes more sense now commercially'

Zoya Akhtar's forthcoming work is Lust Stories, an anthology of films by her and Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee.

Lust Stories trailer: Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Neha Dhupia redefine modern relationships in this Netflix film
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Lust Stories trailer: Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Neha Dhupia redefine modern relationships in this Netflix film

The trailer of Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee's Lust Stories has been released. The film will stream on Netflix

Why the Bombay Talkies quartet chose Netflix over theatrical release for their upcoming film Lust Stories
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Why the Bombay Talkies quartet chose Netflix over theatrical release for their upcoming film Lust Stories

Besides giving filmmakers "the liberty to tell the stories exactly the way they want to" streaming giants like Netflix do not fall prey to a star-driven revenue model.

Lust Stories reunites Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee; film to premiere on Netflix
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Lust Stories reunites Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee; film to premiere on Netflix

Before Lust Stories, directors Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee had collaborated for the 2013 film Bombay Talkies commemorating 100 glorious years of Indian cinema.

Sanjay Kapoor, Manisha Koirala to reportedly star in Dibakar Banerjee's Bombay Talkies 2
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Sanjay Kapoor, Manisha Koirala to reportedly star in Dibakar Banerjee's Bombay Talkies 2

Sanjay Kapoor and Manisha Koirala have reportedly been roped in to play the lead couple in Bombay Talkies 2. Vicky Kaushal is also in talks for the film.

Parineeti Chopra may star in Karan Johar's short film for upcoming Bombay Talkies project
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Parineeti Chopra may star in Karan Johar's short film for upcoming Bombay Talkies project

Karan Johar's short film in the anthology Bombay Talkies will reportedly be a sensuous love story featuring Parineeti Chopra in the lead.

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan: How women become prima facie accused of their men's sexual inadequacies
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Shubh Mangal Saavdhan: How women become prima facie accused of their men's sexual inadequacies

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan shows how Bhumi Pednekar's Sugandha is conditioned to doubt her own sex appeal despite Ayushmann Khurrana's erectile dysfunction.

Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee to reunite for second Bombay Talkies anthology
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Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee to reunite for second Bombay Talkies anthology

Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee's films will be about love and lust.

Bombay Talkies team Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar, Zoya reunite for another film
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Bombay Talkies team Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar, Zoya reunite for another film

The upcoming project will not celebrate 100 years of Hindi cinema like Bombay Talkies did. Instead, it will have 'love and lust' as the common theme.

Dressing up homophobia: Subhash Jha and Bollywood's gay kiss of death
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Dressing up homophobia: Subhash Jha and Bollywood's gay kiss of death

There’s enough substantiated, in-your-face overt homophobia out there in society to not need an article that connects dots at will to cook up the big gay scare.

Bombay beeped out of Mihir Joshi's song: Why censor board has got it all wrong
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Bombay beeped out of Mihir Joshi's song: Why censor board has got it all wrong

Self-censorship is more dangerous than old-fashioned censorship because it's subtle, sly and often difficult to prove.