Book review: With Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work, filmmaker Rahul Rawail presents an intimate account of his guru
With his biography on Raj Kapoor, Rahul Rawail is not looking to ruffle feathers or provide cheap thrills. He is clearly in awe of the person that he is writing about, and this subjectivity is central to the book.
Prantik Basu on Bela, his meditative documentary that juxtaposes the Chhau art form with life in a Bengal village
Shot over two years, Bela is the third work born of Basu’s collaboration with the inhabitants of the eponymous village in West Bengal.
Workers Leaving the Factory: How Louis Lumière’s 1895 film bound labour and cinema together for eternity
Traditionally considered the first ever motion picture, its image of workers leaving the factory was a veritable birthmark for the medium.
Nazarband filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay: 'No art can be created if the artist isn’t politically aware'
Suman Mukhopadhyay — actor, filmmaker, playwright, and theatre director — talks about his film Nazarband's premiere at the recently concluded Busan Film Festival; Kolkata as a character in the story; and if all art is political.
45 years later, how Indira Gandhi's 1975 Emergency appears through the lens of the Films Division of India
When the Emergency was declared on 25 June 1975, the Films Division's resources were marshalled to defend the clampdown and sing the praises of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her Twenty Point Programme.
Family, the 'made at home' short film, is not only a social distancing PSA, but also a lesson in 'stay at home' filmmaking
Family, the made-at-home short film, draws from a time-tested fundamental technique: Actors or performers who are collectively part of a scene do not physically need to be present in the actual filmed space.
Homi Adajania on Angrezi Medium, seeking adventures: Fear of unknown allows me to listen to my instincts more intently
Homi Adajania on why directing Angrezi Medium was as much a fulfilling adventure for him as scuba diving in Lakshadweep or revisiting childhood with his kids.
Akshay Indikar dreams in Marathi: 'I believe I can reach out to audiences with films made in my mother tongue'
Akshay Indikar, who hails from Solapur and belongs to the Gondhali nomadic tribe, doesn't consider Marathi as being a stepping stone to Hindi or English. He believes he can reach out to people in this language.
Aamir Khan says filmmaking does excite him, but currently he wants to focus on acting
For someone who was unable to get funding after making nearly 1 billion USD at the box office, it was M Night Shyamalan’s marquee value that got Bruce Willis to reprise his character in Split
The Oxford English Dictionary adds over 100 film-related words, including like Spielbergian, Kubrickian
The Oxford English Dictionary has added over 100 words and phrases that are used in the language of cinema: 'cinematography to criticism, film scripts to film-makers'
In an interview with Firstpost, director Ashim Ahluwalia talks of all things horror, the challenges posed by the short film format and his latest — Palace of Horrors, from The Field Guide to Evil anthology
Blackmail director Abhinay Deo on Irrfan: He has redefined comic timing with his straight-faced delivery
In an interview with Firstpost, Abhinay Deo discusses how he got into filmmaking, Irrfan's unique comic timing, learning from Piyush Pandey and helming 24.
20 years after it released, the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski remains a masterclass in angular, rebellious writing
Unless you’re Rajamouli and you have the budget, filmmaking can be done with even the simplest of gear available to you.
Here's a basic guide on cinema from what perhaps still remains India’s least understood region — the Northeast
Baadshaho director Milan Luthria on the making of his movie, why he enjoys working with 'muse' Ajay Devgn, and if nepotism helps careers
Tubelight cinematographer Aseem Mishra talks to Firstpost about the experience of working on this film, and his longtime collaboration with director Kabir Khan
At the inauguration of the 10th edition of the IDSFFK, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said, “We are committed to protect the secular and democratic ethos of India."