Friday, 21 January, 2022
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Topic: Films

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.

Anil Ambani’s Reliance Big is betting we can go back to cinema halls by end of this year

Reliance Big is hoping to release two Hindi-language films in theaters in the next 3 months. CEO Shibasish Sarkar says directors & actors are striving to get movies released on a larger screen.

Amendments to Cinematograph Act will give Modi govt a heckler’s veto to suppress films

An order from the govt asking for a review after CBFC has certified a film is a clear sign that the Centre wants to have a say in the decision-making process.

Why young Indians deserve a new Mahabharat film

A fan-made trailer of a Mahabharat movie garnered over 20 million views on YouTube. It’s time India’s filmmakers take on the challenge – a 21st century ‘karm-yudh’.

No audience or visitors on sets, Aarogya Setu must — Centre’s SOP for film, TV production

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar issues central guidelines Sunday, detailing the SOP for cast and crew as they begin shooting after the Covid-19 lockdown.

On Camera

YourTurn

How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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