Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Cinema

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.

Covid halted film productions, closed cinemas. But movies were in trouble long before

Covid is accelerating the transformation in movie production, distribution & consumption. But even before this, streaming services were having a huge impact on the industry.

Jamsetjee Framjee Madon — a pioneer of Indian cinema and champion of Calcutta’s poor Parsis

In Pioneering Parsis of Calcutta, Prochy N. Mehta chronicles the little-known lives of the first Parsis who came to the city during British rule.

Rajendra ‘Jubilee’ Kumar’s lonely years: ‘I helped all those I could. Where are they today?’

In Jubilee Kumar, Seema Sonik Alimchand writes about the life of one of Bollywood’s biggest superstars and the year he almost had no films.

Oscar-nominated ‘Parasite’ signals global rise of South Korean films

Parasite, a black comedy thriller by Bong Joon-ho, has amassed a box office revenue of US$137 million already.

Smita Patil — the ‘real’ woman Indian women could relate to

Intelligent, talented, and strong, Smita Patil proved to be a shining star in an industry that shames darkness.

Netflix, Amazon Prime series are not against cinema. They have just repackaged it

In a world where visual media is being increasingly viewed on phones and laptops rather than in actual cinemas or on TV sets, perhaps the terms “cinema” and “television” no longer even make sense.

Uttam Kumar — the ‘mahanayak’ who defined Bengali cinema for three decades

Doyen of Bengali cinema Uttam Kumar has over 200 films to his credit. He was an extremely charming and intelligent man, who lived life on his own terms.

With Gully Boy, Zoya Akhtar is no longer the princess of posh people’s pain

From Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do to Gully Boy, Zoya Akhtar is now a chronicler of deep class divide and a poet of possibilities.

Modi govt’s showbiz push: Plans afoot to boost screens and film industry in India

Film industry is an important element of India's soft power, and the sector contributes significantly to the economy — including providing employment opportunities.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.