Friday, 30 September, 2022
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Topic: Cinema

Long before Mahsa Amini, Iranian cinema has fought hijab in small rebellions

From Abbas Kiarostami to Rakshan Bani-Etemad and Mania Akbari, for Iranian filmmakers it has been a carefully choreographed waltz of rebellion against stifling hijab rules.

Low prices, big hits — over 6.5 million people in India watched films on National Cinema Day

According to Multiplex Association of India, with tickets priced as low as Rs 75, many major chains in the country saw advance bookings being done for National Cinema Day Friday.

‘I’ll become a nun’— Balraj Sahni’s autograph made Deepti Naval want to be an actor

In 'A Country Called Childhood', Deepti Naval talks about her interest in cinema, and experiences that pushed her to be an actress.

OBC lead, Ambedkar & Shivaji books – Marathi film Jayanti is a milestone in anti-caste cinema

Shailesh Narwade’s Jayanti is perhaps the first time SC, ST, OBC and Muslim characters are overtly used in a single movie.

Imam dismissed as advisor on Islamophobia to UK govt for supporting ban of ‘The Lady of Heaven’

In a letter to Imam Qari Asim, the UK government said that his support to a campaign to limit free expression is the reason behind his discontinuation.

75 years of Cannes: India is ‘country of honour’ and what this means for our cinema

As India occupies centrestage at Cannes film market, a look back on major milestones in the history of Indian cinema at Cannes.

From Tezaab to Total Dhamaal, Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Diva-ine’ force continues to dazzle

Madhuri Dixit was a studious girl with aspirations in microbiology. 34 years on, she is India’s beloved ‘Dhak Dhak’ girl.

KGF, Pushpa, Baahubali — For South India, this is the era of multi-part movies

Why did Katappa kill Bahubali? The question that flashed at the end of Rajamouli’s blockbuster started a series of multi-part movies in South cinema. And it’s paying.

Lagaan to Jhund, how does India pick sports films? Dalit stories are starting ‘second innings’

The idea of the nation is central to the sports film genre, where underdogs represent the nation by fighting the odds. But things are changing.

59 lives, 95 hearings, 60 crore — The Uphaar Cinema tragedy is a story of fire, fate and fight

The 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire case in Delhi was behind a smokescreen for decades — evidence went missing, Ansal brothers suddenly turned ‘poor’, judges recused themselves. A verdict has finally come.

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Illustration by Soham Sen| ThePrint

Long before Mahsa Amini, Iranian cinema has fought hijab in small rebellions

From Abbas Kiarostami to Rakshan Bani-Etemad and Mania Akbari, for Iranian filmmakers it has been a carefully choreographed waltz of rebellion against stifling hijab rules.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

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Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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