If there is one thing that the controversy surrounding India’s Oscar entry Newton’s alleged similarities with an Iranian film Secret Ballot displayed, it is the existence and impact of Iranian cine
Several decades ago, Alfred Hitchcock had commented that he was looking forward to the day when a machine would be invented in which, if you inserted the script at one end, from the other end the f
What does it take to be a film director? How does one learn the ropes to get into filmmaking? Does one need to get into a film school?
When we were in school in Calcutta back in the ’70s, we were delighted to learn that an English film featuring Phantom had just got released at a theater.
Recently a 30-minute Bengali short film Bhalobashar Sohor (City of Love) garnered a lot of attention and went viral within a couple of days of its release on YouTube.
It’s strange how a film from way back in the ’50s reflects on contemporary times.
During the Emergency period in 1975-76 the All India Radio, under the diktats of the I&B Ministry, banned Kishore Kumar songs from the radio.
The recent controversy surrounding nepotism in the Hindi film industry vis-à-vis Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan, Varun Dhawan and Karan Johar has thrown up a very old debate concerning the indust
PM Modi’s recent visit to Israel is being hailed as a major landmark in the annals of Indian diplomatic history.