Category Archive: Cinema etc.

Learning Hindi in Paris

The world turned azure, and amidst boozy banter and the ruffling of denim, you were there, alone, bidding the night farewell.

Keshav Lal and Soni Bai Waghini

Keshav Lal has worked with legendary composers such as Laxmikant Pyarelal and makers like V. Shantaram . Fate bought him to streets of Pune where he lived with his wife and together they… Continue reading

‘Film industry people are indulging in wrong doings and harassment!’

Monisha Kanwar interviews Filmmaker Dilip K Mukharaiya on his upcoming film Pareshaanpur… How did the idea of Pareshaanpur originate? The idea of Pareshaanpur came as a routine subject, I always looking for a… Continue reading

This is Not Cricket : Feature length documentary project

In Rome, two friends are rebuilding their undefeated cricket team that broke up due to  pressure from social and religious issues… Support the project Italian Director Jacopo de Bertoldi graduated in philosophy from Ca’… Continue reading

There is a difference between postponement and ban

Vrinda Grover is a noted lawyer and activist. Read her earlier comments on the issue here. Justice is central to our struggle. Legal processes are integral to justice. Many rights are at stake.… Continue reading

what a truly controversial film on rape and rape culture in India could be like

Ayesha Kidwai teaches at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. I have just watched a film that leaves me underwhelmed but not angry or distraught. It is not hate speech, it is not racist,… Continue reading

Beyond Ban or No Ban on ‘India’s Daughter’ : A Letter to NDTV

Activists and Lawyers write a letter to NDTV on the issue of broadcasting ‘India’s Daughter’ 5th March, 2015 To, Dr. Pranoy Roy, Co-Founder and Executive Co-Chairperson, NDTV, New Delhi. Dear Dr. Prannoy Roy,… Continue reading

‘India’s Daughter’ is not an act of global solidarity

Vrinda Grover is a noted lawyer and activist. I have seen the documentary film, India’s Daughter. I think we need to take a position of engagement rather than posit it as a ban… Continue reading

All India Bakchod ‘Roasted’

Anubhav Sinha is noted film producer & director. He blogs at http://benarasi-babu.blogspot.in/. I am not writing this because like most I must have an opinion too regarding AIB ROAST. I am writing this… Continue reading

Censor Board just became such a friendly place!

Rakesh Sharma is a noted Documentary filmmaker. In 2004, the day after the Censors cleared my film Final Solution, after denying it a certificate 3 months earlier, I had a request for an… Continue reading

Film-maker Luc Besson’s open letter to young French Muslims

Charlie Attackers Are Not Your Brothers, says noted film-maker Luc Besson to young French Muslims. Courtesy: DEADLINE My brother, if you knew how badly I hurt for you today, you and your beautiful religion… Continue reading

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