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K.A. Abbas News

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Penguin to publish KA Abbas’s written works in Sone Chandi Ke Buth

The book has been edited and translated from Urdu by Syeda Hameed and Sukhpreet Kahlon....

18 Jul 2022 11:02 IST — Our Correspondent

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Prithviraj Kapoor, the shahenshah of Bombay cinema

On the 50th death anniversary of the founder of Hindi cinema's most famous family, a look at the...

29 May 2022 12:58 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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70 years of Awara: Raj Kapoor and Nargis's classic drama on family and redemption

The feature film, written by KA Abbas, was released on actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor’s birthday...

14 Dec 2021 1:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

Article Hindi

Films Division to screen documentary on KA Abbas

The film will commemorate the birth anniversary of the legendary writer, journalist and filmmaker....

07 Jun 2021 8:23 IST — Our Correspondent

Article Hindi

50 years of Do Boond Pani: KA Abbas’s prescient film about the water crisis and its impact on human lives

Celebrating Earth Day on 22 April, we revisit the legendary filmmaker’s project about the was...

22 Apr 2021 11:30 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Makar Sankranti special: Revisiting the plight of the farmer in films

Cinestaan takes a look at how farmers have been represented in Hindi cinema through the decades....

14 Jan 2021 16:12 IST — The Cinestaan Team

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The pioneering films of Chetan Anand – Centenary special

Strangely, the visionary filmmaker and his work have not received the prominence that they...

03 Jan 2021 18:21 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Video-streaming platform The-Ally to offer Raj Kapoor classic Shree 420 (1955) in colour

The-Ally is an indigenous open platform for creators, producers and filmmakers with the goal of to...

06 Nov 2020 14:54 IST — Our Correspondent

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He did not believe in borders: Syeda Hameed remembers uncle KA Abbas

On the 50th anniversary of the release of Amitabh Bachchan's debut film Saat Hindustani (1969),...

07 Nov 2019 15:30 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Book excerpt: Saat Hindustani and the entry of a new star, Amitabh Bachchan

In an excerpt from the book Bread Beauty Revolution, writer-filmmaker-journalist Khwaja Ahmad Abbas...

07 Nov 2019 14:56 IST — Our Correspondent

Article Hindi

SWA posthumously honours lyricist Shailendra, writer Rahi Masoom Raza and director KA Abbas

The final day of the 5th Indian Screenwriters' Conference saw lyricist Gulzar, writers Kamlesh...

06 Aug 2018 9:30 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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Tracing classical singer Begum Parveen Sultana's journey in cinema: 68th birthday special

As the renowned singer turns a year older today (she was born on 10 July 1950), we look at the gems...

10 Jul 2018 5:54 IST — Roushni Sarkar

Article Hindi

5 persistent myths about film criticism – KA Abbas death anniversary special

The film critic and journalist, who died on this date in 1987, wrote about the perils of the in an...

01 Jun 2018 0:30 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Amitabh Bachchan turns 75: He had no time to feel shy, says Saat Hindustani co-star

On the actor’s 75th birthday (11 October), a look at his first film role in KA Abbas’s...

11 Oct 2017 8:30 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Habitat Film Festival: Exhibition takes a walk down KA Abbas's works

KA Abbas: The City As A Metaphor is a curated package of films written/ directed by the Indian film...

25 May 2017 11:30 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Habitat Film Festival 2017: KA Abbas — a man ahead of his times

Writer Jai Arjun Singh and historian Ravikant discussed the legacy of KA Abbas’ films and his...

23 May 2017 12:11 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Neecha Nagar at Habitat Film Festival: The lowly film that won Cannes over

Before the age of overseas marketing, and red carpet appearances, Chetan Anand's Neecha Nagar by...

21 May 2017 2:30 IST — Shriram Iyengar


What do KA Abbas and Udta Punjab's Abhishek Chaubey have in common? - Censorship Woes

The Udta Punjab director faces the same question that the firebrand writer-filmmaker to appease...

07 Jun 2016 7:01 IST — Shriram Iyengar