Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicIndian Movies

Topic: Indian Movies

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.

Jhund is not just another sports film. It explores the ‘idea of India’ through Dalit eyes

In an era where society is divided like Salman Khan’s 'Tere Naam' haircut, Jhund forces us to revisit the ‘idea of a nation’ through Dalit realities.

‘Netflix is the new PVR’: Why indie films aren’t benefiting from the rise of OTT platforms

OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon prime still have a bias towards studio films. Big names and budgets are shrinking the space for indie filmmakers.

Not all superheroes wear a cape. Netflix’s Minnal Murali wears a Mundu

When one thinks of superhero movies, one can anticipate violence or crime and lots of pseudoscience. Minnal Murali is nothing like that.

2021 was the year of anti-caste cinema — from Jai Bhim to Karnan

Tamil films showed that it was possible to be anti-caste and not be ‘anti-box office’. Bollywood needs to catch up.

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.

Congress MP-led commission threatened to throw Omprakash Mehra off the 4th-floor for Delhi-6

Filmmaker recounts his descent into alcoholism and depression after the first cut of Delhi-6 was declared a commercial flop.

Delhi HC refuses to stay release of ‘Nyay: The Justice’ allegedly based on Sushant Rajput

The court said there is nothing to show that would be detrimental on Rajput's reputation by producing movies about his life based on 'what is available in public domain'.

Why parallel cinema stalwart Govind Nihalani is ‘barely remembered’ as he turns 80

Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra tweeted Sunday that Nihalani is ‘barely remembered’ today, despite making classics like Aakrosh, Ardh Satya, Party and Drohkaal.

Longer interval, row-wise exit, no pat-down search likely when PVR, INOX, other cinemas reopen

Customers will also be required to show their health status on the Aarogya Setu App while entering the premises.

On Camera

YourTurn

Overcrowding of India’s mental health centres are disasters waiting to happen. Bring in reform

Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act has been sluggish with Maharashtra having only 8 District Mental Health Review Boards, and UP just one.
The LIC India headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

LIC shares slump in market debut after record Rs 205.6 billion India IPO

The shares fell as much as 9.4% to Rs 860 versus their IPO price of 949, before paring about half of the losses. LIC is the fourth-largest deal among global IPOs priced this year.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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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