Tag Archive: bombay cinema

Padmaavat and the other side of history

The issue isn’t with Bhansali taking creative liberty. The issue’s got to do with the larger socio-political context of “othering” Muslims and relegating the Muslim identity in India.

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Shailendra – the lyricist and songwriter extraordinaire

Hindi poetry was somehow missing, and the gap was so admirably filled by the great Shailendra, followed later by Kavi Pradeep and Neeraj.

Om Puri, A True Acting Legend

The serious police officer of Ardh Satya can play the menacing villain of Narsimha and the comic Ahuja of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron with ease. Some of the best works of Indian Television, Bharat Ek Khoj, Tamas, Kakkaji Kahin etc. have his footprints. His talent was duly rewarded in the forms of many national and international awards as well as with enduring respects of audience. Om Puri’s deep voice accompanied by the intensity of his acting left a lasting impact. His distinct tone has been employed in numerous commentaries and voice-overs.

Compiling Rekha’s story

You get to read all that you want to read. But only a little more than what you already knew about the actor. If you were born in 70’s you already know most of the documented stories.

‘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

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

Dilip Kumar : The Legend

Amit Ranjan, Ph D, researches and writes on international affairs. He can be reached at amitranjan.jnu@gmail.com. Book Review Dilip Kumar: The Substance and the Shadow by Udayatara Nayar/Hay House India, New Delhi, 2014 /… Continue reading

Revisiting ‘Ek Ruka Hua Faisla’

Vishal Shrivastava is a student of Law at Institute of Law, Nirma University. At a time when there is a rampant increase in the number of crimes in the country, citizens favouring vigilante… Continue reading

Farooq Sheikh: An actor nonpareil and a wonderful human soul

Rupen Ghosh is a Delhi-based senior GoI officer with a keen interest in arts and literature. It is extremely painful to reconcile that Farooq Sheikh, a prominent member of socially meaningful cinema during… Continue reading

फारूख शेख साब, सलाम

“अरे और लीजिये! आम भी कोई गिन के खाता है क्या? आम है, अशर्फियाँ नहीं.” फारूख शेख साब हमें अपने गुजरात के बगीचे के आम (जो बहुत ही कायदे से छीले और बराबर… Continue reading

We need to rise above our circumstances: Hansal Mehta

Even if life threatens to take hope out of our existence, it is imperative to put ‘others’ before ‘self’. Eram Agha talks to Hansal Mehta on his film Shahid that’s about surviving hard… Continue reading