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Feb 23, 2020
How social network analysis can help determine which actors are at the centre of the movie universeSocial network analysis is a branch of data science that allows the investigation of how people connect and interact. It can also be used to find out who is at the centre of the movie universe. One way is to count the number of movies that an actor has appeared in. Another is the number of different people that each actor has appeared with. The top spots in both are occupied by actors from Indian cinema. Other methods of finding central actors are also needed.
Sep 20, 2019
Ophelie Wiel on her new book on Hindi cinema, why Bollywood lacks global appeal, sexism in the industryFrench writer and film scholar Ophelie Wiel's book Rendezvous with Hindi Cinema takes the reader to Bollywood's backstage. In a series of 20 interviews conducted with many well-known and lesser-known names from Indian cinema, Wiel paints a holistic picture of modern-day Bollywood that seemingly accommodates insiders and outliers alike.
Sep 14, 2019
The trope of the 'Foreign Return' woman in Indian cinema, and why she's a character viewers love to hateSome people believe the Foreign Return woman was a weird manifestation of everything that was thought to be wrong with the upper classes. Others believe she was symbolic of “them”. It was never clear who “they” were but one thing was certain — “they” were not “us”. There was one good thing about the Foreign Return woman though: it was deliciously easy to be judgmental about her. And that was something all of us could really enjoy.
Sep 13, 2019
How the character of the 'Foreign Return' woman in Indian cinema became a conduit for moral sermonisingIn the various movies I have seen, there were different kinds of Foreign Return — there was the Hero Foreign Return, which was just awesome. There was the Villain Foreign Return, which was the worst thing ever. But something that was far, far worse than the villain being the Foreign Return was for a woman to be the Foreign Return.
Jul 02, 2019
Zaira Wasim quitting Bollywood isn't a surprise; disillusioned by showbiz, former actor felt cut off from her faithEven as her film was yet to hit the theatres, Zaira Wasim became the subject of online trolling and bullying.
Jun 14, 2019
Girish Karnad and his democratic art: KM Chaitanya recounts experience of making a film on the playwrightGirish Karnad was filmed twice by director KM Chaitanya for his documentaries on the artiste in Kannada and English. Chaitanya remembers the actor-playwright as a genius with a nose for healthy debate and dissent.
May 27, 2019
On Jawaharlal Nehru's death anniversary, reexamining his vision for Indian cinema, film institutionsThe development of the Indian film industry is credited to the Film Enquiry Committee (FEC) set up by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1949. Ever the statesman, Nehru was also well-versed with the skill of using the appeal of film stars as a tool of diplomacy.
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