The Cinestaan Team
75 years of Independence: 10 underrated yet important patriotic films to revisit
As the nation marks a monumental landmark anniversary this year, we look back at some films that portrayed and wove in nationalism into their narrative with a deft touch.
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Goodbye 2021: The best films of the year that you ought not to miss
For the second year in a row, viewing habits and Indian cinema were in a flux. Regardless of the uncertainty surrounding the business, we saw some terrific performances and compelling stories that astounded us. Here are the best films of the 2021 according to Cinestaan.
Goodbye 2021: The 5 best Hindi web-series in the second year of the pandemic
From the high-octane second season of The Family Man to the philosophical Tabbar, here are the shows that blew our minds this start-stop-start year.
From 83 to Ram Setu: Every Hindi film that will arrive in theatres this year and in 2022
The announcement pertaining to the reopening of cinema halls in Maharashtra has spurred producers into revealing the release dates of long-awaited projects.
Special – The best of Hindi cinema 2011-20
The second decade of the third millennium CE saw the evolution of mainstream Hindi cinema gather pace, delivering some different and delightful features. Here is our pick of the lot.
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.
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Goodbye 2020: The pandemic-blighted year took a heavy toll on Indian cinema too
In a year when human lives were reduced to statistics, the film industry lost many who were integral parts of it. As we reach the end of 2020, it is only appropriate that we remember those who shone so brightly, and whose loss only multiplies the tragedy of the year.
Goodbye 2020: A year the film industry would like to forget (but can't)
With shooting schedules disrupted and movie halls struggling, the question on everyone's minds is whether the entertainment industry can return to a semblance of normalcy in 2021.
Tributes pour in as the Hindi film industry mourns Irrfan Khan's death
Khan, who was battling a rare cancer since 2018, is remembered by colleagues and friends as a great actor, warm human being and a fighter.
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Gone too soon! Film industry, international stars unite to express grief at Irrfan Khan's death
The 53-year-old actor died this morning in a Mumbai hospital where he was admitted yesterday after his condition worsened following a colon infection.
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Rewind 2019: 10 festival gems that you need to catch
These smaller, independent films may have slipped past you, but they did not escape our notice. With the Berlinale on, we thought it's a good time to highlight some of the films that caught our attention on the festival circuit last year.
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'Laung Laachi' and the magic of a billion views on YouTube
'Laung Laachi', title song of the Punjabi film Laung Laachi (2018), became the first Indian song video to hit the one-billion-views mark last month.
Rewind 2019: The 10 best actors of the year in Hindi cinema
Broken-hearted toxic lovers, large-hearted dacoits, slumdog rappers, manipulative liars... the characters portrayed by actors this year might have been flawed, but they were fascinating.
Despite 10 editions under its belt, Jagran festival continues to be chaotic and harrowing for fans
The travelling festival's tenth edition began in Delhi on 18 July and ended in Mumbai on 29 September.
Shortlisted writers laud Cinestaan script contest, masterclass as a boon for those without connections
Rajkumar Hirani, Anjum Rajabali and Juhi Chaturvedi, three of the four judges of the contest, held a day's workshop for the shortlisted contestants.
About the PSBT Open Frame Film Festival
The 18th edition of the annual film festival and forum of the largest documentary producer outside of the government is being held from 10 to 18 September in New Delhi.
About the Habitat Film Festival
The thirteenth edition of the capital's premier film festival is being held from 17 through 27 May this year.
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Valentine's Week special: Top 10 screen couples of Indian cinema
Celebrating the festival of love, we look at some of the enduring silver-screen couples of Indian cinema, from the 1950s to the early 2000s.
Padmaavat to enjoy solo release on 25 Jan as Akshay Kumar heeds Bhansali's request
Akshay's Pad Man will be postponed to 9 February and will now clash with Neeraj Pandey's Aiyaary.
Rewind 2017: The 10 best Hindi films of the year
As the year wheels to an end, it is time to look back at the films that entertained, touched, and shocked us into thinking through their stories, performances and pictures.