Fukrey Returns unfolds like a series of gags, each trying to outdo the other.
The film, centered on the 1980 Wimbledon final, explores the clash between not just two players, but also two lifestyles, personalities, and worldviews.
From 2005-2012, just 28% of Hollywood movies had a female first lead character while only 19% had a non-white first lead character.
The narrative of Indian film censorship is slowly changing. It is no longer just for big releases, but also indies, documentaries and shorts, and the film festivals that screen them.
For years, the CBFC has been going far beyond its jurisdiction, acting as a so-called guardian of our morality and worldview.
The on-screen smoking controversy in France echoes a similar recurring debate in Indian cinema: should the authorities get in the way of art in the name of public health?
The movie has the Ramjanmbhoomi agitation and the demolition of the Babri mosque as its background.
High on Patriotism, Low on Artistic Freedom – When the National Anthem Played 37 Times a Day at IFFI 2017
When political connections matter more than qualifications or an interest in films to get a pass for the festival – it is clear who’s calling the shots at IFFI.
The ‘historical’ Padmini is no more than a symbolic manifestation of the fusion of bardic imagination and colonial ethnography.
Sources said the Central Board of Film Certification chief told the panel that a decision on the film would be taken after showing it to experts.
The director is so taken by art-house aesthetics – long scenes shot in single takes, uninterrupted stretches of silence – that they seem indulgent, reducing the movie’s emotional heft.
Cleared by the censors on appeal, the film urges women to live and fight back after sexual assault.
The CBFC says the version of the film shown to the festival’s jury violated certain rules, and hence the film has to be re-examined by the board.
Despite the apex court’s statement, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the film will not be released in his state until the director issues a clarification.
“I am not making comfortable films, I am raising issues that affect the lives of millions of people.”
In an interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, former finance minister P. Chidambaram talks about the Padmavati controversy, Rahul Gandhi’s leadership and the upcoming Gujarat elections.
Adityanath claimed the filmmaker was in the habit of “playing with public sentiments”.
The information broadcasting ministry had earlier removed S Durga, as well as Nude, from the festival’s line up despite the jury choosing them.
The delay comes after the CBFC sent the film back because the forms were ‘incomplete’ and the makers and actors of the film faced numerous threats of violence.
Unprecedented, Unconstitutional Action by I&B Ministry to Remove Two Films From IFFI List: ‘S Durga’ Director
In conversation with S Durga filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan about his latest movie, politics and his time as an ABVP worker.
The actor criticised the government for not condemning those making open threats of violence.
The Vidya Balan-starrer is about reinventing lives and giving ourselves a second chance despite discouragement.
The documentary dives into the inner workings of AAP but doesn’t lose sight of the human drama.
Politicians and ‘Senas’ threatening violence need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
The state government’s letter also says that the censor board should take into account “people’s views” while making a decision on the film.
Shyama was one of the best known faces of the 1950s and with her passing, another link with the golden era of Hindi cinema has ended.
“I want the ministry to go by the rule and not overlook the jury’s decision. They should behave like a democracy, not a dictatorship,” Sasidharan said.
Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh Resigns from Festival Jury After I&B Ministry Removes Two Films from Selection
The ministry pulled out Malayalam movie S Durga and Marathi film Nude from the 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India.
There has been a revival of Pakistani films of late but not of film music.
Parvathy and Irrfan Khan are both good actors, but they cannot rise above the weak story.
The festival initiates conversations among directors, actors, journalists, festival programmers and audiences, while also exposing the locals to Indian and world cinema.
Party leaders in Rajasthan are joining the chorus against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film and threatening to stall its release.
Cinema, and more specifically Bollywood, must decide whether it wants to change quickly and adapt to a new entertainment order, or face a slow winding down.
The petition contended there was apparent false information about GST and ‘Digital India’ in the Tamil film which would encourage people to indulge in tax evasion.
Despite competent acting and direction, Rukh is mediocre and forgettable.
This is the second time a film by the same filmmaker has been prevented from being screened at the college.
If the jungles of Dandakaranya are seen as a character in the movie, it is fair to aver that democracy in the jungle has to follow the rules of ecology, local knowledge and custom.
A large part of the journey of over 100 years of Indian cinema boasts of the footprints of B.R. Chopra and Yash Chopra.
The film is a subtle reminder to India and other “recipients” of technology that its uses are determined as much by Hollywood as they are by Silicon Valley.
Remembering Kundan Shah, on the occasion of what would have been his 70th birthday