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A poster for Sarmad Khoosat's Zindagi Tamasha | Twitter

Pakistani Islamic group now goes after a film on a bearded man and Imran Khan caves

The Imran Khan government has all but surrendered to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan by telling producer Sarmad Khoosat to delay release of ‘Zindagi Tamasha’.
An employee walks past a Amazon Prime Video art wall at the Amazon Inc. campus in Hyderabad | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Prime Video is playing the long game in India, while Netflix is leaning on Bollywood for help

Netflix India projects itself as a cutting edge platform. But all it has produced recently is Bard of Blood, Chopsticks and the lacklustre Ghost Stories.
Salman Khan's Bharat is the latest movie to be banned in Pakistan | Photo: BharatMovie2019/Facebook

Bollywood Khans not silent. They speak up through films – Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali to Chak De!

Deepika Padukone standing in solidarity with JNU students has made Indians question Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir over their silence. But look closely at their films.

Why it’s time to break up the Disney empire

Disney is willing to lose money in order to generate market power that the company can later use, often against consumers.
Parvathy Thiruvothu | Facebook

Why Bollywood needs a Parvathy Thiruvothu — an actress not afraid of the F-word

Parvathy Thirovothu called out Arjun Reddy’s misogyny on Film Companion, as Alia Bhatt fidgeted with her nails and Deepika Padukone made sure lipstick didn't stain her teeth.
A still from Article 15. | YouTube

Article 15 takes off on Badaun, Una cases, stirs debate on depiction of trauma in Bollywood

ThePrint speaks to filmmakers, victims' families and psychologists to understand why films on real-life traumas are made and their possible impact.
A VCR | Photo: Pixabay

CDs & DVDs killed the VCR — but not before it gave Indians Hollywood, porn and memories

The VCR had to die with the advent of CD and DVD players but it would always remain a small step in technology, but a giant leap for Indians.
Girish Karnad in Manthan. | YouTube

Girish Karnad, the prolific filmmaker and actor whose movies mirrored society

Some of Girish Karnad’s remarkable award-winning movies both as a director and actor are Vamsha Vriksha, Samskara, Nishant, Iqbal and Manthan.

Sunil Dutt, the legendary actor & director who joined politics on Rajiv Gandhi’s request

On his 14th death anniversary, ThePrint remembers Sunil Dutt, his path-breaking films and political career.
Kesari movie review

Kesari sees Akshay Kumar’s rebirth as an action hero as the actor dies

We are all well aware of Akshay Kumar’s knack for taking on social themes, but in Kesari he delivers an entire syllabus on social and political justice.

On Camera

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.