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Cinema halls reopen to scattered crowds; PVR starts operations in 487 out of 845 screens
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Cinema halls reopen to scattered crowds; PVR starts operations in 487 out of 845 screens

PVR managing director says the next two weeks will be a trial run for the theatre chain, but is optimistic that the cinema business will bounce back.

Bollywood is capable of healing and strengthening itself, writes Prasoon Joshi
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Bollywood is capable of healing and strengthening itself, writes Prasoon Joshi

Today, questions have arisen about the increasingly unsavoury aspects of the film industry and in particular, Bollywood. Some are pleased that the feet of clay are revealed whilst others piqued that the Film Industry is treated as a soft target, a means of distraction from broader issues. Let's understand more intricately why Cinema related issues have become increasingly polemical.

Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: Karuna Kumar's Palasa 1978 is a sublime song of resistance
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Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: Karuna Kumar's Palasa 1978 is a sublime song of resistance

Palasa 1978 does not merely narrate the resistance of Dalits — the film sings it.

Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: Veyilmarangal's searing depiction of displacement, dreams and hope
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Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: Veyilmarangal's searing depiction of displacement, dreams and hope

Bijukumar Damodaran’s Veyilmarangal — like his other stories — is also dream-like, but set in a reality we ruthlessly ignore.

Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: In Dhanush's 2019 film Asuran, the rise of a new national hero 
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Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: In Dhanush's 2019 film Asuran, the rise of a new national hero 

Asuran is a story of a Dalit, Sivasamy (played by Dhanush), and his family. It is an unusual story in that it doesn’t succumb to violence or revenge, but rises about it.

Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: In Pariyerum Perumal, love is the only meaningful resistance in a caste-society
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Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: In Pariyerum Perumal, love is the only meaningful resistance in a caste-society

Coming out of our caste-mentality is a freedom, but most of us fear this freedom, especially those who benefit by it. Pariyerum Perumal provides us the courage to emerge from this fear.

Saif Ali Khan inks deal with HarperCollins India to pen autobiography; book will hit stands in October 2021
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Saif Ali Khan inks deal with HarperCollins India to pen autobiography; book will hit stands in October 2021

In his autobiography, Saif Ali Khan will write about his journey in the film industry so far, "family, home, successes and failures," as well as his influences and inspirations.

Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: Kaala represents resurrection of masses in world of cinematic stories
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Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: Kaala represents resurrection of masses in world of cinematic stories

It is not the case that Indian movies have never dealt with political subjects or politics in their stories, but they lacked aesthetics from the lives of the masses. Kaala breaks this monotony.

Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: Chamm spurs viewers to think rationally about emotional complexities of exploitation
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Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: Chamm spurs viewers to think rationally about emotional complexities of exploitation

Chamm establishes a truth about today’s Punjab with every frame: that this Punjab is not “grand” anymore, it is organically deprived.

As Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard turns 70, a look at the psycho-biddy genre it preceded
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As Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard turns 70, a look at the psycho-biddy genre it preceded

Sunset Boulevard saw Gloria Swanson play Norma Desmond, an ageing silent film diva now forgotten with the advent of sound. She descends into madness when the screenwriter-turned-lover she hires for her epic comeback film, decided to leave her for a younger woman.

From MS Subbulakshmi to Kangana Ranaut, tracing the journey of women in Indian cinema and the Padma awards
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From MS Subbulakshmi to Kangana Ranaut, tracing the journey of women in Indian cinema and the Padma awards

Padma awards have always eluded women in cinema, theatre and music. The ones who have broken the glass ceiling over the years share an interesting pattern which is representative of a creaking system of felicitation in the world of Indian art and culture.

Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: Kammatipaadam deftly unravels the connection between land and caste
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Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: Kammatipaadam deftly unravels the connection between land and caste

Kammatipaadam is a 2016 Malayalam movie directed by Rajeev Ravi, which captures in a simple yet profound manner what land means to Dalits.

#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives
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#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement
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#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: How Masaan confronts us with a truth caste norms would have us negate
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Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: How Masaan confronts us with a truth caste norms would have us negate

In post-constitutional India, the meeting points of two castes or of people from two historically opposed castes, has become a vantage point for understanding the process of society’s democratisation.

MUBI India's Svetlana Naudiyal on how the curated service is making its mark amid sea of streaming platforms
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MUBI India's Svetlana Naudiyal on how the curated service is making its mark amid sea of streaming platforms

MUBI India's director of content Svetlana Naudiyal on bringing world cinema to Indian audiences, providing a platform to smaller Indian films, and why the streaming service operates in collaboration with movie theatres.

Werner Herzog’s Family Romance LLC, the defining film of our times, captures malaise at the heart of capitalism
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Werner Herzog’s Family Romance LLC, the defining film of our times, captures malaise at the heart of capitalism

Werner Herzog's Family Romance LLC is a film that challenges the convention of both fiction and documentary filmmaking.

Indian film and the Dalit identity: Perariyathavar is the cinema that a caste-society needs to become humane
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Indian film and the Dalit identity: Perariyathavar is the cinema that a caste-society needs to become humane

Perariyathavar’s biggest achievement is that it takes us into a long-invisibilised world, through the eyes of a man (played by Suraj Venjaramoodu) employed as a sweeper, and his son.

In Anvita Dutt's Bulbbul, echoes from stories surrounding Rabindranath Tagore's family home Jorasanko
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In Anvita Dutt's Bulbbul, echoes from stories surrounding Rabindranath Tagore's family home Jorasanko

Aruna Chakravarti's Jorasanko gives fascinating insight into the lives of the Tagore women, from which many aspects take centre-stage in Anvita Dutt's Bulbbul.

How Juhi Chaturvedi wove the motifs of her hometown Lucknow into the evocative tapestry of Gulabo Sitabo
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How Juhi Chaturvedi wove the motifs of her hometown Lucknow into the evocative tapestry of Gulabo Sitabo

Juhi Chaturvedi, writer of Gulabo Sitabo, on why the Shoojit Sircar directorial was the ideal film to set in her hometown, Lucknow.