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.
From Sairat to Kapoor and Sons, Indian cinema saw diversity, nuance and courage in the last year.
For some judges, substance is inversely proportional to verbosity. If this trend is not stopped, Indian jurisprudence will permanently suffer.
If nationalism, the way its sternest adherents argue, is a deep and overwhelming sentiment, then why do we need a disciplining machine to enforce that sentiment in us?
The Cinema Owners Association says its decision not to screen the film in four states is in keeping with the public’s sentiments.
Maybe there is some hint of a psychological truth in Batman donning the suit after his parents’ death.
The actors discuss the restrictions women face when they express their desire for love, sex, or things as simple as dressing up in a certain way. Director Leena Yadav, along with actors Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte and Surveen Chawla discuss “desire as a guilt-free choice for women” in regards […]
Visaranai, starring Dinesh Ravi, Anandhi and Aadukalam Murugadoss, deals with police brutality, corruption and loss of innocence in the face of injustice.
Pink tries to convey an important message about sexual violence, but for those familiar with the discourse, it fails to make a mark.
While director Hansal Mehta says the censorship was unavoidable, the film’s writer Apurva Asrani has been left fuming.
Embarking on an unprecedented drive to censor media, President Jinping has been explicit that media must follow the party line and promote ‘positive energy’.
A new Malayalam movie portrays an emotionally intense love story that is ultimately wrecked by the Sangh’s interference and society’s adherence to social conventions.
Films set in the ancient world can no longer adequately live up to the demands of the ‘epic’. Instead, we should look to films set in space.
With the straightforward narrative of superhero versus supervillain exhausted, the superhero genre has entered a new phase in which the archetypal good versus evil structure has been warped.
The writers behind the refurbished Star Trek franchise avoid the logical fallacies of time travel stories by seeking to alter the future but never the past.
Telling a simple moral tale without being preachy, Spielberg isn’t being ambitious and, hence, risking a lot. As a result, The BFG is a pleasant experience but not very remarkable or memorable.
Don’t get hung up on Rajini’s superhero-isms; these are old grounds for someone who instituted the post-superhero tradition in which, corny as it was, it didn’t matter how the superhero flew but only why.
Indian origin actors are increasingly being picked for colour-blind roles in American films and television serials
Sexual ‘perversion’ and sadism are woven into this nihilistic tale, episodically structured in the form of chapters.
The Hindu right’s worn-out, archaeologically-baseless argument that the Harappan civilisation and Rig Vedic age coincided, may get a new lease of life through the film’s poor depiction of history.
Judges should limit their scrutiny to questions of legal interpretation, procedural infractions and the confines of the constitution, and not wade into the territory of moral or artistic judgement.
Or, how to get away with Salmansplaining
Anurag Kashyap is clearly going through a professional crisis at the moment.
With its unsentimental story and script, the film shows us what the horrifying statistics on drugs in Punjab truly mean.
The court has also ordered that a special panel watch the film on June 14, and submit a report on whether it is fit for public viewing on June 16.
The court’s order to the censor board to clear the film with just one cut is an occasion for celebration but also further concern and action, say filmmakers and other members of the artistic community.
Respected Mr. Pahlaj Nihalani, Your post, as Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification is one of such prestige and responsibility, with powers to regulate and certify cine and television content that an entire nation will watch, a position that can make a significant impact to the […]
Anurag Kashyap, producer of Udta Punjab, has launched a twitter war following the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) direction to make 89 cuts to the film.
A 1958 Pakistani film, considered by critics as the best-ever made in the country and boasting a curious collaboration with India, is haunted by its spectacularly jinxed past more than half a century later.
A song of real grief cannot be merely sentimental, but something that even within its private world, sings a context, provides a historical echo, and even gives a political meaning to the situation of life.
In challenging Brahmanical hegemony, and class and gender norms, Sairat reflects Ambedkar’s vision of a just and egalitarian society.
A look at Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary about an honour killing in Pakistan “A Girl in the River,” and the controversy that surrounds it.
The Shakespearean actor is promoting the Bard, but also flying the banner of LGBT rights
Viewing ‘First Class’ and ‘Days of Future Past’ along the same yardstick would paint ‘Apocalypse’ with a fatigue, a slowing down of the pace and a dampening of expectations.