Thursday, 26 May, 2022
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Topic: Cinema

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.

Bisexual Superman is a long time coming. Comic books are the last frontiers of masculinity

DC Comics' move to make Superman bisexual in Jon Kent’s Issue #5 is an important one. He is as 2021 as one can get.

In trying to save the world, James Bond just saved the franchise

Does the world need 007? James Bond has given us the ultimate Goldfinger.

Covid-19 has changed entertainment forever. But cinema and live music will survive

Many habits learned during the pandemic have become embedded. But a PwC report says signs of a cinema and live music revival are already underway.

And, cut! — Modi govt’s new cinema bill a ‘super censor’. And Netflix no longer an oasis

From Haider to Tandav, India is no stranger to the ‘invisible hand’ in films and content. But the new Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill takes it a step further.

Naseeruddin Shah diagnosed with pneumonia, admitted to hospital in Mumbai

Ratna Pathak Shah, the wife of the 70-year-old actor, said he has got a 'small patch' of pneumonia in his lungs and is responding well to treatment.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with U.S. President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at Quad Summit, in Tokyo Tuesday | ANI

With Russia-China bombers, Quad has to be all for one and one for all. Nothing less will do

If Quad countries don’t bring ‘norms’ and ‘openness’ on the ground, then the grouping will remain nothing but a geometric equation in the sand.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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