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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), social and women’s rights activist and writer Syeda Hameed elucidates its relevance in contemporary times.
Daaka review: Exciting heist film that leaves one in splits
The film starring Gippy Grewal and Zareen Khan is an enjoyable watch despite the stretched narrative.
50 years of Aradhana: Ashim Samanta on the incredible story behind the making
Filmmaker Shakti Samanta's son Ashim, a schoolboy in 1969, recalls the making of the film and its premiere.
A dramatic shift in image: Remembering Nanda's negative role in Ittefaq (1969)
On the 50th anniversary of the experimental film Ittefaq (released on 4 October 1969), we take a look at what was a most unusual role for the film's lead actress Nanda.
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There is an emergency for this conversation to happen: Priya Thuvassery on Coral Woman
Priya Thuvassery's film traces the unusual journey of Uma Mani, a diver and painter, who works to create awareness about the precarious situation of coral reefs off the country's coast.
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Starring Sharmila Tagore review: Uneven exploration of a luminous, unconventional life
Umang Sabharwal's documentary on the yesteryear star actress just skims the surface of Sharmila Tagore's unusual life and choices.
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Kings Of Horror documentary pays tribute to the world of kitsch and horror created by the Ramsays
Filmmakers Susmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas's documentary tells the story of the Ramsay brothers and their films that redefined horror cinema in India.
The Round Trip: Middling film that fails to do justice to an intriguing idea
The short film explores the desire to know one's roots but fails to capture the complex anxieties or emotions involved.
Arjun Patiala review: Insipid drama that tries too hard to be funny
Rohit Jugraj's latest film is supposed to be a spoof comedy, but the mediocre script fails to deliver the promise of being a riotous entertainer.
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We lack creative ambition: Ketan Mehta on self-created barriers in Indian cinema
On the opening day of the Jagran Film Festival, a panel discussion on the future of cinema delved into the changing landscape of cinema aided by technological advancements.
Mitti: Virasat Babbaran Di teaser - Hema Malini's maiden Punjabi production is set to pack a punch
The teaser of the film revisits the historical moment of the Babbar Akali movement in the 1920s.
People are appreciating good content now: Santosh Thite on Punjabi films
Santosh Thite, who made his directorial debut with Munda Hi Chahida, explains why he chose a socially relevant subject.
Munda Hi Chahida review: Well-intentioned film that takes too long to reach foregone conclusion
The Neeru Bajwa production is a film with the praiseworthy intention of passing on an important social message but lacks clarity of thought.
DSP Dev review: No silver lining in this predictable, insipid film
Mandeep Benipal's latest action film is a damp squib with poor performances and an unimaginative plot.
Shadaa review: To wed or not to wed, that is the question
The latest offering from the Diljit Dosanjh-Neeru Bajwa pairing is a laugh riot that, interestingly, tells you both the ills and benefits of married life.
This content will stay on in people’s hearts: Rituparna Sengupta on Ahaa Re
In a freewheeling conversation, filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh and actress-producer Rituparna Sengupta talk about their latest film and their love for food. This is the second and final part of the interview.
The only love is true love: Madhu Narayanan on his directorial debut Kumbalangi Nights
The Malayalam filmmaker speaks about everything that went into the making of his fabulous debut movie.
Chuhedaani review: An intriguing, enjoyable watch
Ravi Shankar Kaushik’s aptly titled short film employs the metaphor of a mousetrap to present a protagonist who takes control of her own destiny.
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There are no success stories: Vivek Rai on startups in India
In his documentary, Vivek Rai deconstructs the ways in which startups are lauded as leading the big business success in our country and across the world.
Arrogant of people to think they make films for themselves: Sarthak Bhasin
Sarthak Bhasin talks about his student film Ekaant, the desire for a wider audience, and the importance of an institute like the FTII for aspiring filmmakers.