Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: Oscars

‘There were better movies than Sardar Udham’: ‘Upset’ jury distances itself from Oscars row

Bengali music director Indraadip Dasgupta’s statement on decision to deny Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham an Oscar shot sparks controversy. Jury members say it was his personal opinion.

Tamil film ‘Koozhangal’ picked as India’s entry for 2022 Oscar’s best international feature

Film Federation of India said the movie, directed by Vinothraj PS, was picked by a 15-member jury in a unanimous decision. The 94th Academy Awards will take place on 27 March 2022.

‘Nomadland’ wins Oscar for best picture, delivers major victory for Walt Disney

Chloe Zhao, who made 'Nomadland,' was also crowned best director, becoming the first woman of color to win an Academy Award.

Malayalam film ‘Jallikattu’ selected as India’s official entry to 2021 Oscars

'Jallikattu', which was unanimously chosen from 27 entries, is about a tribe of men coming together to stop a bull that has run amok in their village.

New Oscar awards rules for more diverse casts, film crews draw criticism and praise

The rules are likely to force studios to think about diversity in every component of their business, including expanding access to women, the disabled and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Oscars delayed until April as coronavirus disrupts Hollywood

The Baftas, UK's most prestigious film prizes, were also delayed by two months for the same reason, and is now scheduled to take place on 11 April.

Irrfan’s 8 finest performances and what made them so special

From a rebel athlete to a don’s aide to a clueless man navigating the world of dating apps, Irrfan could do it all.

Loved Oscar-winner Parasite? But that may not be the best Korean movie you would have seen

A good film can come from India, Mexico, Korea, but it is subtitles that connect the makers with audiences by allowing the accessibility of a variety of cinema.

Sanjaya Baru on altered India-US relations, Ruchir Sharma & Sandipan Deb go to the Oscars

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Sanjaya Baru, Ashok Gulati, Ruchir Sharma, Tamal Bandopadhyay, Prabha Kotiswaran & many others.

Oscar winner Parasite borrowed from 1999 Tamil film? Some in Chennai say yes

People in Chennai are comparing Minsara Kanna, featuring Vijay and Monica Castelino, with Korean Oscar winner Parasite.

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Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.