The machinery of making a film is the same in India, Britain and Hollywood, says the director
‘Trapped’ is an example of credible writing, smart direction and masterful acting – transforming mundane to lyrical, passable to remarkable.
The film is a mishmash of analog and digital images but remains impartial and unsentimental
‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ is a highly uneven film, mainly because it’s marred by a constant tussle between real life and cinema.
Unlike Bollywood, whose inebriated women always seem to end up dancing on top of bar tables, Kollywood’s women are always missing from TASMAC shops.
Ambalal Patel was a pioneer and innovator in film processing who brought Gevacolor to India.
The CBFC has denied the film a certificate for “glorifying” homosexual relationships, “vulgarity”, depicting Hinduism in a “derogatory” fashion and for depicting a Muslim woman masturbating.
Host Jimmy Kimmel did not hesitate in mocking Donald Trump throughout the show, and was joined by several others who made political statements against the US president.
Pahlaj Nihalani, with his love for the Modi government and its agenda, has chosen to take the ultra-conservative view in banning this film.
The best of global cinema in the Oscar nominees from Germany to Iran, Denmark and Vanuatu, are outside the Hollywood bubble.
The film raises questions about loyalty and love in a story set during the Second World War.
The director Garth Davis has powerful material to work with, but he does little with it
John Wick: Chapter 2 is very much its own film – an impressive concoction with a serious lead but a film that doesn’t take itself seriously.
From understanding one small-town India to ridiculing the other, ‘Running Shaadi’ starts and ends on diametrically different notes.
Barry Jenkins’s ‘Moonlight’ is the kind of world where forgetting and forgiving takes a lot of time, a lot of effort.
Amit Masurkar’s film is one of several from South Asia in the Berlin Film Festival.
Originally released only on CDs, Mollywood is now popular in cinemas across western Uttar Pradesh.
The filmmaker takes the audience for granted, believing it will accept anything at face value.
Lost archives of the pioneering film studio Bombay Talkies have gone on display at an exhibition in Australia.
Nothing much has changed from the time I was attacked by goons 17 years ago, says director Hansal Mehta
The Wire spoke to Amit Masurkar, Swara Bhaskar and Neeraj Ghaywan about their reactions on the Bhansali assault, how it affected them and the perils of self-censorship.
Hurt, who battled pancreatic cancer, died Friday in London according to his agent Charles McDonald.
Rajput activists say its because Bhansali is presenting wrong facts in his new historical drama Padmavati
It is difficult to decide whether the movie’s regressiveness or stupidity is more infuriating.
Shahrukh Khan’s Raees becomes so omnipotent in the story that there’s little that this film can offer, doling out one act of unchecked heroism after the other.
The film, which claims to be a biographical account of the life of Majaz, is a shoddy and slapdash attempt, where even the basic facts of the poet’s life and time are presented incorrectly.
In making Xander Cage capable of anything, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is absolutely devoid of conflict.
The lacklustre, indifferent performances from the film’s leads evoke the same apathy in the viewer.
Adding to Bollywood’s uneven ‘indies’, ‘Haraamkhor’ has a riveting story. But it doesn’t move or disturb you enough.
What do films produced during the run up to Nazi rule say about the mood in Germany at the time?
From Aligarh to Udta Punjab, Hindi cinema this past year has explored unusual themes of homosexuality, drug abuse and patriarchy that not too long ago were unthinkable in mainstream cinema.
Dangal succeeds in making us cheer for young women who break gender stereotypes. But it fails to problematise the patriarchy of the central protagonist.
Though ‘Dangal’ tries to have women challenge traditional male spaces, the patriarchal notions of the Khap panchayat are replicated in the baap played by Aamir Khan.
Prabhakar Sharan takes Latin America’s interest in Bollywood to the next level.
‘Dangal’ wants to have the best of both drama and reality, but ends up being stranded in no man’s land.
La La Land makes you feel like an 18-year-old again when everything held meaning and promise, when self-awareness was low, innocence was high and floating among the stars wasn’t such a distant dream.
Why should a completely legal economic activity need the permission of an extra-constitutional bully like the MNS? And why is the state continuing to look the other way?
From mainstream Bollywood films like Befikre and a Manipuri movie, to a virtual reality short, Indian films at this year’s festival covered a wide cinematic range.
While Aditya Chopra is laudably trying to move away from mainstream Bollywood conceptions of love, his success is only partial.
While Vidya Balan plays her fascinating character with aplomb, the film fails to pull off the genre-balancing act of the original ‘Kahaani’.