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45 years later, how Indira Gandhi's 1975 Emergency appears through the lens of the Films Division of India 
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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
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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
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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'
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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 on filmmaking plans: Holding back the director inside me as I don't want to stop acting
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Aamir Khan on filmmaking plans: Holding back the director inside me as I don't want to stop acting

Aamir Khan says filmmaking does excite him, but currently he wants to focus on acting

From behind the camera to the backseat
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From behind the camera to the backseat

The director is fast becoming insignificant in big-budget commercial Bollywood, in the era of PR-driven box-office kill and aggressive hardsell of superstars

M Night Shyamalan's writing may still be his calling card, despite multiple critical flops
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M Night Shyamalan's writing may still be his calling card, despite multiple critical flops

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
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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'

Ashim Ahluwalia on his short film Palace of Horrors, and what makes for truly frightening cinema
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Ashim Ahluwalia on his short film Palace of Horrors, and what makes for truly frightening cinema

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
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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.

The Big Lebowski turns 20: Zany inventiveness of Coen Brothers' masterpiece remains unrivalled
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The Big Lebowski turns 20: Zany inventiveness of Coen Brothers' masterpiece remains unrivalled

20 years after it released, the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski remains a masterclass in angular, rebellious writing

Getting into filmmaking with digital cameras: An introduction
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Getting into filmmaking with digital cameras: An introduction

Unless you’re Rajamouli and you have the budget, filmmaking can be done with even the simplest of gear available to you.

Cinema of the Northeast: From early Assamese films to star Manipuri directors, all you need to know
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Cinema of the Northeast: From early Assamese films to star Manipuri directors, all you need to know

Here's a basic guide on cinema from what perhaps still remains India’s least understood region — the Northeast

Baadshaho director Milan Luthria: 'Bollywood hasn't milked potential of heist films as a genre'
Bollywood

Baadshaho director Milan Luthria: 'Bollywood hasn't milked potential of heist films as a genre'

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: 'There's nothing artificial in or about the film'
Bollywood

Tubelight cinematographer Aseem Mishra: 'There's nothing artificial in or about the film'

Tubelight cinematographer Aseem Mishra talks to Firstpost about the experience of working on this film, and his longtime collaboration with director Kabir Khan

IDSFFK 2017: Kerala govt expresses support for banned films; vows to protect democratic dissent
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IDSFFK 2017: Kerala govt expresses support for banned films; vows to protect democratic dissent

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."

Angry Indian Goddesses’ Arsala Qureishi talks about cinema, censorship, and her new film
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Angry Indian Goddesses’ Arsala Qureishi talks about cinema, censorship, and her new film

Women-centric films in India have found a passionate voice because of conscientious men, says Arsala Qureishi, who co-wrote 2015's Angry Indian Goddesses

Marathi filmmaker Atul Tapkir found dead in hotel; blames wife, financial loss in Facebook post
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Marathi filmmaker Atul Tapkir found dead in hotel; blames wife, financial loss in Facebook post

Marathi film producer Atul B Tapkir was found dead at a luxury hotel in Pune on Sunday morning, police said. A post on his Facebook page indicates he was disturbed over the financial loss in filmmaking and a troubled family life

AR Rahman on his upcoming film Le Musk: Filmmaking is a very tough job
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AR Rahman on his upcoming film Le Musk: Filmmaking is a very tough job

AR Rahman has stepped into direction with Virtual Reality (VR) multisensory episodic film Le Musk.

What drives juvenile delinquency? This is the question at the heart of the film, Dhuusar
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What drives juvenile delinquency? This is the question at the heart of the film, Dhuusar

Dhuusar is a film that seeks to answer difficult questions about juvenile criminals