Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: filmmaker

‘Will invite critics to watch’, says ‘Kaali’ film-maker after backlash over goddess poster

Leena Manimekalai’s poster for documentary, showing a woman dressed as Goddess Kali smoking a cigarette, has led to calls for her arrest. I have nothing to lose, she says in response.

Shatranj Ke Khiladi to Sadgati — when Satyajit Ray found his inspiration in Premchand

Satyajit Ray helped usher in the era of symbolic filmmaking in India through Premchand's poignant, sensitive works. His only two Hindi films are proof.

Congress MP-led commission threatened to throw Omprakash Mehra off the 4th-floor for Delhi-6

Filmmaker recounts his descent into alcoholism and depression after the first cut of Delhi-6 was declared a commercial flop.

Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta dies at 77, PM Modi praises his ‘diverse works’

Dasgupta has bagged 12 national awards in his lifetime and was liberal in his views, having criticised several political activities in recent times.

Basu Chatterjee, director of Chhoti Si Baat & Rajnigandha, passes away at 93

President of IFTDA Ashoke Pandit said the veteran filmmaker passed away peacefully in his sleep due to age related issues.

Authoritarian & Aryavarta: Why Deepa Mehta’s new Netflix series Leila rings a bell

Netflix series Leila presents a dystopian world where an authoritarian regime wants you to follow your own rules, behind walls guarded by thugs.

Filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s new book confronts the shaky façade of global politics

‘Memory in the Age of Amnesia’ echoes Mirza’s own 1984 film Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho. It is a rant as much as it is an argument, and is often uncomfortable.

On Camera


File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.