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May 12, 2019
Bhuvan Shome: How Mrinal Sen's National Award-winning film ushered in a seismic shift in the Indian film industryBhuvan Shome gave rise to what we now popularly call the Parallel Cinema movement, a movement that would leave an indelible footprint onto the landscape of Indian cinema, thereby changing the latter forever.
May 08, 2019
Workplace ethics and Indian cinema: What do low productivity and unrealistically made films have in common?Popular Indian cinema portrays situations and characters in an immediately recognisable way, familiar not from observation but from popular belief, and as ideals. This suppression of observation by idealisation and convention is a characteristic that one frequently encounters in real life in India. In Indian workplaces, the appearance of commitment is demanded rather than productivity
Mar 28, 2019
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota: Small-budget films must look to OTT platforms instead of conventional theatrical releasesOTT platforms, like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar afford wider audiences and indefinite runs, the scale of reach depending on whom we’re talking about
Mar 12, 2019
Narendra Modi's advice to pick films 'with message of unity' is veiled call for self-censorship, won't heal fractured society"Choosing content" in line with Modi's suggestion could possibly lead to actors and filmmakers avoiding content that highlights existing exclusivity (income inequality, casteism, gender bias, poverty, regional bias, language bias, racial bias etc) and the growing division in Indian society (religious as well as ideological).
Feb 05, 2019
Uri: The Surgical Strike deserves its box office success, but isn’t a memorable military filmThe true victory of Uri: The Surgical Strike lies in the fact that it has found its way into pop culture parlance rather effortlessly
Jan 19, 2019
Narendra Modi at NMIC inauguration: Films based not only on problems but also solutions are a sign of changing societyPrime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at the inauguration of the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai, said films and society are a reflection of each other and like cinema, India too is changing with times.
Jan 04, 2019
Examining oral tradition in India and its impact on society, from Vedic literature to larger-than-life actors, politiciansIn narratives of oral tradition, such as Vedic literature, causality is weak and it is difficult to produce rigorous argument, since the tradition allows for colour and repetition rather than analysis
Dec 05, 2018
Dalit portrayal in cinema: Brahminical ideology has caused filmmakers to present a limited view of the communityBrahminism has defined the rules for Indian cinema in its portrayal of the Dalit experience, such that victimhood has been made the essence of Dalit life
Dec 03, 2018
Rajinikanth's 2.0, following Enthiran, could have been India’s Transformers; sadly, it's more SharknadoA list of every grouse I had with Shankar, Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0
Nov 08, 2018
Thugs of Hindostan's representation of the cult of 'Thuggee' may make for good cinema, but is bad historyThe so-called ‘thugs’ of colonial India lived, but not as excitingly as crime thrillers such as Philip Meadows Taylor’s novel and Thugs of Hindostan would like them to have lived