Like his previous films, Neeraj Pandey’s ‘Aiyaary’ is a spy thriller with the heart of a family drama.
According to the complainants, the song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ contains an ‘objectionable’ reference to Prophet Muhammad’s wife.
The attacks on Padmaavat and Manikarnika are a reminder that the mere hint of a fictional depiction in which women have stepped out of bounds is enough to convulse parts of the country into mob violence.
Seeing black lead characters who are accomplished scientists could be just the thing to help inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps.
The film needed the fine strokes of a deft artist. But filmmaker R. Balki and actor Akshay Kumar prefer the broad strokes of a novice.
What Supriya Devi endured while fleeing Burma may have brought out the underlying pathos and dignity of her performances in Ritwik Ghatak’s ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’ and ‘Komolgandhar’.
The accelerator is a convenient insertion into a bland story, a wilful negligence of the opportunities that physics of this complexity offers.
Greek film Tripoli Cancelled, inspired by the experiences of the director’s father trapped without a passport at Athens Ellinikon airport in 1977, explores the blurred lines between freedom and confinement in times of desperate migration.
Despite having directed some of the biggest actors of film and television, the 79-year-old filmmaker remains relatively unknown in India.
The judge had ordered a discreet screening yesterday evening amid adequate security arrangements after a prayer from the petitioner, the film’s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s legal counsel, Nishant Bora.
In ‘Phantom Thread’, the viewer is both inside the world Paul Thomas Anderson has created and outside it.
How the I&B Ministry’s Authoritarian Mindset Saw an Officially Selected Film on Kashmir Dropped From MIFF 2018
The 16-minute documentary, In the Shade of Fallen Chinar, centred on art and resistance in the Kashmir Valley had been selected in the National Competition category of the festival organised by the Films Division.
It will take a steady period of continued stability and serious, practical action from policymakers – such as revamping the entire censor regime – for Pakistani cinema to recapture some of the momentum of even two years ago.
‘Scene: 75’, one of the lesser known works by the man behind the dialogues in B.R. Chopra’s television series ‘Mahabharat’, was released recently.
The movie, based on the story of India’s “menstrual man” Arunachalam Muruganantham, could help counter myths and taboos around menstruation.
The leading contender for the Oscars has been hit with claims its theme comes from an unacknowledged 1960s play. What does US copyright law say?
In an open letter to Padmaavat director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, actor Swara Bhaskar decries glorification of Sati and Jauhar which deny women the right to live.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
The reason why the likes of Karni Sena are running amok is the assurance that their actions have the blessings of the senior leaders of the establishment.
In 1987, protests against the reportedly forced ‘sati’ of 18-year-old Roop Kanwar also drew similar backlash.
Members of the Karni Sena attacked a school bus on the outskirts of Delhi on Wednesday.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s counsel has, however, requested that adequate security measures be put in place during the screening.
Gujarat minister of state for home Pradipsinh Jadeja promised action against those guilty of the violence.
The constant invocation of Rajput courage and Muslim villainy feeds into the paranoia of the Hindu right.
The states claimed that section 6 of the Cinematograph Act empowers them to stop exhibition of any controversial movie on the grounds of possible violation of law and order.
The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the all-India release of the movie
The plea says that the states cannot impose a blanket ban on a film and its screening can be suspended in a particular area or areas on account of law and order problem, not across the states.
The dharma of the journalist should be to hold the powerful to account and not worry about the consequences.
Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have banned the movie, citing law and order issues.
Nolan, along with celebrated visual artist Tacita Dean, will headline an event called ‘Reframing the Future of Film’ on March 31 and April 1 in Mumbai.
The murderous rivalry between the Sangh parivar and the CPI(M) in Kerala’s Kannur is the subject of Eeda, a new Malayalam film being praised as a sociologically acute take on the conflict.
Amid absurd scenes, rippling with humour, the film throws some unexpected moments of tenderness.
Despite a few remarkable aspects, Anurag Kashyap’s latest resorts to old tricks to regale and hook us.
The court had justified that playing the anthem in movie halls allowed the public to express their ‘love for the motherland’.
The legend of Mirabai, like that of Padmavati/Padmini, stands on the cusp of history and mythology, and seems to speak to our present historical moment.
Ranaut is not the change itself. She is the prelude to it. She could be Bollywood’s proto-Weinstein moment.
Some say that his use of the word ‘spiritual’ and invocation of the Bhagavad Gita mean that the superstar is planning to align with the BJP.
Hindi cinema is historically known for sidelining its female leads. But 2017 was different.
The Tamil superstar said he will launch a political party which will contest all 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu.
The censor board has decided to give Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film a UA certificate without any cuts.