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Monday, 18-June-2018

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SHE WAS A GIFT FOR THE INDIAN CINEMA

a week ago
The icon of Hindi cinema Nargis was a great person behind the screen. She gave her time to social work. Sunil Dutt, her husband, motivated her to fulfil her ambition to become a doctor. Later he realised that she wanted to go abroad to complete her studies, not to be a doctor, but to be a nurse in order to help needy people. In most of her social work she focused on helping handicapped children.  She discovered that it was an interest that absorbed her husband as well. Together they bought a plot and built a home for the disabled children in Bandra. They also opened a school for blind children and opened a centre of educati...
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FILMMAKERS TURN TO CLIMATE CRISIS

2 weeks ago
In 2006 when Albert Arnold Gore Jr aka Al Gore, former Vice President of United States made a documentary An Inconvenient Truth, he had put the horrifying reality of global warming before all of us. The film won an Academy Award for best documentary. And it started the dialogue of putting such non-fictional issues through lenses. Subsequently, a new breed of filmmakers came forward and devoted much of their time to address environmental issues. An Inconvenient Truth has been regarded as a turning point for the medium’s growing and necessary engagement with environmental activism. That year Gore also published The Future: S...
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MEENA KUMARI - QUEEN OF TRAGEDY

3 weeks ago
“Good looks, great talent and unhappiness. Perhaps no other star combined all three in such a heady brew as Meena Kumari did.” No wonder her fans were legion. The iconic actress carved out an inimitable niche for herself, had held sway over her audiences for two decades and continues to fascinate her fans to this day. Meena Kumari born Mahjabeen Bano, was an Indian film actress, singer and poet under the pseudonym “Naaz”. Popularly known as The Tragedy Queen, she is also called Female Guru Dutt of Hindi Films and is often remembered as the Cinderella of the Indian films. She became the first...
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GANDHI’S CONNECTION WITH GEN Z

20 weeks ago
  The relationship of Mahatma Gandhi, who taught the mantra of non-violence, still has been strong enough not only with politics but also with the film industry. For the internet generation still, many new documentaries and short films are being made to retell Gandhi’s story and his ideology. The contributions made by Gandhi and the events of his life have been shown very well in various feature films, short films and documentaries made in India and abroad both. Bapu was not just the biggest leader of Indian independence movement but also a face of it to the rest of the world. His ph...
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CRYSTAL AWARDS - INDIAN ‘CRYSTAL’ AT DAVOS

21 weeks ago
“Artists are unique in the ways that they hold up a mirror to society – so that we can see the fractures more clearly, but equally that we can be reminded of our essential shared values.” These are the words of Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder of Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. And these very words come to life each year, when artists from across the world are honoured with the Annual Crystal Awards at the World Economic Forum summit for their commitment to make the world a better place to live in. The good news is that the shine of the awards has fallen on India once again,...
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THE FEARLESS, ACROBAT OF EARLY BOLLYWOOD: NADIA’S LIFE AND LEGACY

22 weeks ago
Bollywood was more of a colonial construct than we thought -- even in the days the Indian freedom struggle was at its initial pitch. And in its initial days, it could also boast of strong feminist credentials. These contradictory impulses were fully showcased in the incredible career of one of its earliest, most identifiable and popular stars – the Fearless Nadia, aka “Hunterwali”. Subverting the ambivalent, largely patriarchal, attitude to women that has been an Indian hallmark, Indian women were marching shoulder to shoulder with men to win freedom, and meanwhile, the nascent national film industry, fr...
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SHORT FILMS, BIG MESSAGE

28 weeks ago
Ira Tak She has made a film that portrays a small child who teaches his uncle a lesson on sanitation. The film is available on YouTube and is based on the Swachh Bharat Movement Rakhi Roy A regular short-film maker, she has been awarded for the one on sanitation. She says that PM Modi has launched the movement. “I have been inspired by the movement”
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SAFFRON IN SILVER SCREEN

43 weeks ago
On August 15, 1947, India was liberated. Hundreds of people gave up their lives in the fight for independence. Today after 70 years of freedom, there are many Indians who were born much after independence and now they only listen to stories from their elders in this regard. From such stories, many films were made in Hindi and after watching these patriotic movies, many of the youngsters feel a sense of patriotism. Gandhi, Border, Lakshya, Shaheed, Rang De Basanti and Mangal Pandey are some of many such films which are painted in the colour of patriotism.  The filmmakers have tried to show their patriotism in their ow...
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KISHORI AMONKAR-A Magic Voice Lapses into History

61 weeks ago
If you listen to Vishnu Sahasranam sung by Kishori Amonkar you will definitely feel the eternal power it produces to soothe your body, mind and soul. Kishori Amonkar left us on April 3 evening, in utter loneliness and disbelief after a brief illness. I somehow never had the privilege of meeting her but through past one year her voice has been echoing through the walls of my home every morning. The 97-minutes Vishnu Sahasranam Bhajan in two volumes has the power to touch one’s being. In her long and illustrious singing career spanning seven decades, ...
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AMOL PALEKAR - BOLLYWOOD COPIES HOLLYWOOD FILMS

63 weeks ago
Either you think of a storyline and give it a form of movie script or else you convert a literary creation into a script. These are two different things. Hrishi-da was quite proficient in making movies from his stories and literary creation. The problem with Hindi cinema is that it is mostly inspired by Hollywood films. Bollywood filmmakers like to make movies taking masala from two or three Hollywood movies.  A filmmaker”s source of inspiration could be anything. But the creation should be original. Hrishi-da’s film is the perfect example. The story of the movie is quite simple but the moustache drama will not le...
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“Bollywood mostly copies Hollywood films”AMOL PALEKAR

63 weeks ago
Either you think of a storyline and give it a form of movie script or else you convert a literary creation into a script. These are two different things. Hrishi-da was quite proficient in making movies from his stories and literary creation. The problem with Hindi cinema is that it is mostly inspired by Hollywood films. Bollywood filmmakers like to make movies taking masala from two or three Hollywood movies.  A filmmaker”s source of inspiration could be anything. But the creation should be original. Hrishi-da’s film is the perfect example. The story of the movie is quite simple but the moustache drama will not le...
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Sufi Rocker Kailash

63 weeks ago
I am overwhelmed and happy that my song in the film ‘Shivaay’ is being liked by one and all. Before saying anything about myself, I would like to mention that people say that I am an arrogant person, that I cancel my recording if it is not according to my taste. Well, I am fortunate that people change their perceptions after meeting me. People who know me closely can certify how much struggle is hidden behind the rise of this popular singer Kailash Kher, and this is the very reason that I love to remain grounded. In the year 2002, I ran away from ...