Friday, 25 November, 2022
TopicHindi Film industry

Topic: Hindi Film industry

Mughal-e-Azam, Pakeezah to Gadar, Hindi cinema’s Muslim characters are never Pasmandas

Dalit cinema in India has put marginalised Hindus on the silver screen but the Muslim Pasmanda community remains untouched.

K.L. Saigal to Ilaiyaraaja—Nalin Shah knew them all. He was Hindi music’s master chronicler

Nalin Shah was Hindi film music industry's 'fact-checker'. His fortnightly column in Mid-Day changed how India saw the subject.

Bigger, more profitable — How South Indian film industry took pole position from Bollywood

In post-Covid scenario, the resounding collection of merely the Hindi-dubbed versions of Pushpa, RRR and KGF 2 have pole-vaulted South Indian films to the premier league.

75 years of Cannes: India is ‘country of honour’ and what this means for our cinema

As India occupies centrestage at Cannes film market, a look back on major milestones in the history of Indian cinema at Cannes.

Salil Chowdhury — so much more than a Hindi-Bengali film music composer

Salil Chowdhury passed away on 5 September 1995, after a five-decade-long career in cinema, theatre and political activism. ThePrint looks back at his life.

Filmistan, studio that released many top grossing-films in 1940s-50s & then fell off the map

The production company was set up by Sashadhar Mukherjee and Ashok Kumar in 1943 and produced its last film in 1968. Today it functions only as a location for film shoots.

Bombay HC upholds acquittal of producer Ramesh Taurani in 1997 Gulshan Kumar murder case

The court also confirmed the conviction of Abdul Rashid Merchant and sentenced him to life imprisonment noting that he was one of the persons who shot at Gulshan Kumar.

Sahir at 100: The ‘pal do pal ka shayar’ who doesn’t fade even 41 years after his death

Sahir Ludhianvi would’ve been 100 this March, and his lyrics and poetry still resonate for their philosophical tinge, symbolism & social consciousness.

‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ actor Rajiv Kapoor passes away at 58

Rajiv Kapoor was the son of celebrated filmmaker-actor Raj Kapoor and brother of Randhir Kapoor, who made his acting debut with 1983 film 'Ek Jaan Hain Hum'.

Bollywood’s nepotism didn’t start with Karan Johar. But it must end with Sushant Singh Rajput

Nepotism-led 'othering' has reached a toxic level in Bollywood. Regardless of the extent of its contribution to Sushant’s death, the Hindi film industry must do some soul-searching.

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War to climate change—tech diplomacy can tackle global challenges. India must lead from front

The geopolitical landscape is more hostile than ever, which means technology has a vital role to play in ensuring cross-border data flows.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.


File photo of French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu | Twitter/@SebLecornu

French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecorn set for India visit, to board INS Vikrant on 27 Nov

Lecornu's visit comes at a time when France is offering more Rafale jets to IAF at a reduced cost and higher indigenous content besides the naval version of the aircraft.

G-20(24): How ‘Vishwaguru’ can get new strategic space & Modi another stage in pre-election year

Modi has been balancing India’s interests, playing US & Russia and keeping China off his back. You can trust him to exploit this year-long opening to India’s benefit. And to his own.