Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Films

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.

‘A’ in Rajasthan but ‘U/A’ in Kerala: Film-makers want censorship to be sensitivity-centric

Representatives from various film bodies held a meeting with I&B Ministry to suggest changes in India's film certification process, including keeping pace with OTT.

Netflix’s Cobalt Blue isn’t flawless. But its queer heart beats the shortcomings

Cobalt Blue talks of a world where loving a person of the same gender was still a crime. It's a poignant portrayal of love and sexual awakening.

‘Netflix is the new PVR’: Why indie films aren’t benefiting from the rise of OTT platforms

OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon prime still have a bias towards studio films. Big names and budgets are shrinking the space for indie filmmakers.

Don’t just blame Bollywood. We are at fault too for the content we consume

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Savitri stood out when South film was ruled by NTR, Nageswara Rao. Movies waited for her

At a time when scripts, shoots were planned keeping only male stars in mind, Savitri’s performances and aura forced writers and directors to think otherwise.

Thank god for Netflix and Vir Das. India’s craving comedy and satire, but TVs are a no-go

Clearly, producers and channels know something we don’t — that Indians don’t watch TV to be amused or elevated.

Rajkumar Hirani is Bollywood’s ‘middle-class reformer’, making us swallow the hard pill

Rajkumar Hirani is Bollywood's Shri Shri of feel-good keywords — from 'jadu ki jhappi' to 'aall izz well'.

‘Regrets, None’ — theatre artist Dolly Thakore talks of her many roles, learnings in her memoir

'Regrets, None' by Dolly Thakore and Arghya Lahiri, published by HarperCollins India, will be released on 14 September on ThePrint's SoftCover.

The Taliban hate films. Why you need to watch these four Afghan-made movies now

When the Taliban ruled in 1990s, Afghanistan’s films had to be buried in canisters.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.