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A poster from the movie Howrah Bridge | NFAI

OP Nayyar’s music turned Howrah Bridge from a movie to a whole mood

Madhubala and Ashok Kumar-starrer Howrah Bridge has music as a character.
Filmmaker Anand Patwardhan | Wikimedia Commons

‘Backdoor censorship’ — filmmakers say Mumbai fest rejected movies critical of Modi govt

Anand Patwardhan, Pankaj Rishi and others accused the information and broadcasting ministry of practising absolute control in the selection process.

Simi Garewal, India’s Oprah in white is coming back. But is Karan Johar generation ready?

Simi Garewal’s ability to listen to her subjects, sing with them, giggle with them, and even cry with them made Rendezvous compulsive viewing.
File image of Jyotirao Phule | Wiki

Indian cinema’s C-problem: When an upper caste gets to play Jyotiba Phule

Marathi cinema had phenomenal success with Sairat, and yet the industry could find only Brahmin actors to play Jyotiba and Savitribai Phule.
Mrinal Sen grew up aspiring to study physics although he did have interest in films. | Topnewswood.com

Mrinal Sen, the cinematic genius who had the courage to bring social realities on celluloid

On his birth anniversary, ThePrint remembers Mrinal Sen, the pioneer of New Cinema movement, who was often criticised for making movies on human suffering.
KL Saigal in 'Devdas' | Commons

Devdas: The tragic hero act that made KL Saigal a household name

On actor-singer KL Saigal's 115th birth anniversary, a look at PC Barua's iconic 1935 film that first put tragedy in Indian cinema’s romance.
Amrish Puri as Mogambo in Mr. India | Facebook

Amrish Puri, Bollywood’s ‘Mogambo’ who was more than just an iconic villain

On his 14th death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the career of Amrish Puri, whose exceptional range spanned both parallel and mainstream cinema.
Mars comes closest to earth | Flickr

Desi team wins NASA-backed film competition about humans reaching Mars

Five-minute film on young girl’s journey from Mumbai to being part of team on its way to Mars set to be screened worldwide for a year. 
File image of Mrinal Sen | YouTube

Filmmaker Mrinal Sen passes away at 95

The Padma Bhushan awardee, best known for films such "Neel Akasher Neechey", "Padatik" and "Mrigayaa", was one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the country. 
A still from Aradhana | YouTube

Aradhana propelled Rajesh Khanna to his ‘15 hits in a row’ superstardom

On his 76th birth anniversary, rewatch Rajesh Khanna’s hit film with Sharmila Tagore that still holds a message for society

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has one obsession and it’s making a mess of it. Exams

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.

Defence

Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

India, China corps commanders to meet next week, will focus on next round of disengagement

Agenda for the corps commanders meeting will be finalised after India-China Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination meet likely to be held Friday.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.