Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicIndian Cinema

Topic: Indian Cinema

Saani Kaayidham is an indulgent tale of revenge drama. But its violence feels simplistic

Violence is an essential cog of Amazon Prime Video's Saani Kaayidham — it is the facilitator for the initial conflict, the solution, and redemption.

Cinema wronged domestic workers — Hum Aapke Hain Koun to Kal Ho Naa Ho. The script’s changing

Suresh Triveni’s Jalsa, Zoya Akhtar’s Lust Stories and Rohena Gera’s Sir have brought new interpretations of the domestic workers into Indian cinema.

Lagaan to Jhund, how does India pick sports films? Dalit stories are starting ‘second innings’

The idea of the nation is central to the sports film genre, where underdogs represent the nation by fighting the odds. But things are changing.

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.

SS Rajamouli’s RRR is everything you expect it to be – freedom struggle on Baahubali scale

SS Rajamouli’s RRR may be a good ol' tale of good vs evil, but it packs everything that Indian cinema offers, plus spectacular VFX.

Dev.D to BJP: How Mahie Gill went from being the new Tabu to ‘sanskari Bharatiya naari’

Mahie was the queen of indie cinema, the ‘chosen one’, who was cast by every major auteur from Kashyap to Tigmanshu Dhulia. So what happened?

Forget Gehraiyaan, Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman’s Guide is the OG film of complex characters

The three-hour-long film is a cocktail of romance, melodrama, brilliant music-dance sequences, and a thought-provoking story.

Waheeda Rehman — the ‘chaudhvin ka chand’ of Indian cinema who never believed in her beauty

Although Waheeda Rehman began her career at 17, she created her own boundaries and made independent decisions. It reflected in the characters she played.

Off The Cuff with Vicky Kaushal, Shoojit Sircar & Ronnie Lahiri

Actor Vicky Kaushal, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar & producer Ronnie Lahiri are our guests in this latest edition of ThePrint's Off the Cuff. In a conversation...

A Dalit lead who isn’t honour killing or inter-caste love victim. It takes a Neeraj Ghaywan

Bollywood is now comfortable with portraying drugs, gender parity, crime and sexuality, but still finds Dalit characters too hot to handle.

On Camera

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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