“We’ve granted a ‘UA’ to the trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal on condition of deletion of the dialogue about intercourse”, said censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
For more than five decades, Soumitra Chatterjee has remained a quintessential part of Bengali cultural life.
The Assamese indie is cheeky, irreverent and sticks to its brand of humour – goofy, charming and silly – while telling a simple story.
The success of the new Wonder Woman film, based on an iconic feminist character, only highlights how few strong women roles existed in fantasy literature of the past, although this is fast changing.
The CPI(M)’s student wing accused the Centre of trying to “eliminate the history of campus agitations in the country”.
Three documentaries on the 2016 JNU protests, the unrest in Kashmir and the suicide of Rohith Vemula were denied permission to be screened.
Instead of casting humans as a hapless race, ‘Wonder Woman’ brings out the conflict about humans – mankind is inherently corrupted but is also capable of love.
A virtual reality film follows the boys as they overcome their marginalised backgrounds, various other hurdles and inch closer to their dream.
The CBFC had refused to grant the film a U/UA certificate and cancelled its scheduled telecast, terming the content controversial and unsuitable for children.
Baywatch has a paper-thin plot, which has been unnecessarily padded to pass off as something substantial.
The Telugu legend had been admitted to the hospital earlier this year with kidney problems.
As a comic hero, Wonder Woman’s antecedents reach back to the suffragettes. And a long-awaited feature film offers us a fittingly feminist story.
Examining how the “sexy powerful heroine” became a narrative that pervades a variety of cultures and time periods.
The 1964 National Film Award winner Shehar Aur Sapna, like many of Abbas’s films, deals with contemporary realities in its exploration of Bombay and its dwellers.
Moore was the quintessential stylish Englishman, always ready with a quip in his roles and in real life
At a festival intertwined with France’s national identity, the tension of art, politics and commerce always looms.
Machines by Rahul Jain reveals how some industries turn bodies into commodities.
Coincidences and product placements galore make ‘Half Girlfriend’ a dull watch.
Meri Pyaari Bindu isn’t particularly profound, and you’ll probably forget it soon, but it leaves you with a smile and a faint sense of loss.
The Star Wars saga is interlinked with its merchandising success.
The festival will feature 147 films from 45 countries. Forty-three films will compete for a cash award of Rs 2.2 lakhs in a total of eight categories.
The film certification guidelines are abstract, vague and imprecise, leading to rampant erratic and subjective interpretations of scenes/language in a film amounting to unfair curtailment of the filmmakers’ freedom of expression.
Inspired by the personal experiences of filmmaker Rishi S. Bhilawadikar, ‘For Here or to Go?’ is a timely film exploring the struggles of H-1B visa holders in the US.
If Begum Jaan, or for that matter any movie on Partition made outside of Pakistan, can make the nation so vulnerable that it cannot even view the film before banning it, the country is certainly enveloped in insecurity and paranoia.
The collected writings of archivist P.K. Nair reveal his passion for cinematic history.
A film festival seeks to generate debates about human rights abuses around the world and their impact on human lives.
The film seethes with anger about gender disparity, but it makes its points without sacrificing the film’s plot or resorting to preachy overlong platitudes.
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.
After Oscar-nominated ‘Moonlight’, the Indian Censor Board has found its latest victim. This time, it’s award-winning film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, directed by Alankrita Srivastava and produced by Prakash Jha.
The cuts made by the Indian Censor Board amount to 53 seconds in total and excise crucial elements of the film – including two sex scenes.
Had Martin Scorsese probed his protagonist’s mindscape more, ‘Silence’ would have been a more complex, more complete film.
Barry Jenkins’s ‘Moonlight’ is the kind of world where forgetting and forgiving takes a lot of time, a lot of effort.
FTII says that Gurvinder Singh violated the shooting norms given to him, while Singh says this comes in the wake of his support of a suspended student.
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.
The attacks on creative expression and freedom of speech concern us all. Today it is films and books; tomorrow it could be journalism and much more.
The Jackie Chan-starrer is formulaic and predictable, and tries a little too hard to be funny.
Writers and artistes can no longer afford to stay away from political issues.
Veteran actress Meryl Streep criticised the US president-elect for mocking a disabled reporter and warned that a free press would need to be defended.
In a world where women are simply handed down their limits to be followed in every sphere of life, Dangal kicks at conventions through pure act, through the sheer body of the female.