Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Films

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.

Film development council to host online patriotic film festival from 7 August

The festival will go on until 21 August and stream movies free of cost. It is being organised as a part of the I&B Ministry's Independence Day Celebrations 2020.

Govt to come up with SOP for film shoots in light of Covid-19 pandemic: Prakash Javadekar

The Minister of Information and Broadcasting said the govt is coming up with production incentives in sectors like TV serials, co-production, animation, gaming to accelerate restart of film-making.

Release of ‘Tenet’, ‘Wonder Woman’ delayed amid Covid concerns, extending movie drought

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' was seen as the first major test of whether a blockbuster can attract audiences in a Covid-19 world.

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’.

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.

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.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.