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Tuesday, 20-February-2018

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GANDHI’S CONNECTION WITH GEN Z

3 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

4 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

5 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

11 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

27 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

45 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

46 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

46 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

47 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 ...
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Alia Bhatt “I am Still a kid for my family and friends”

49 weeks ago
Many critics feel that there is no comparison between Alia of the first film ‘Student of the Year’ versus Alia of today ? Well, I accept that as a compliment. It is the wish and dream of every actor to attain versatility as time goes by. It should always be one’s endeavour. I am 23 years of age. I was unaware why I have a girlish image in the industry. I fail to understand why people tease me by pulling my cheeks. I had done a film ‘Highway’ with Imtiaz and I am sure that I never looked like a kid in the role, bu...
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Diana in ‘Lucknow Central’

51 weeks ago
After reaching Pakistan in ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’, actress Diana Penty has landed at  ‘Lucknow Central’. In the movie, she will be sharing screen space with Farhan Akhtar. For Diana, this film is special as it has a strong story and features some of the finest actors. She made her Bollywood debut with the Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Cocktail’. Diana will be playing an NGO worker. “I’ve always wanted to be a part of stories that I feel strongly about.”
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Shraddha Kapoor - Numero Uno

51 weeks ago
Shraddha Kapoor may not be the number one in the rat race of actresses but she became number one Bollywood celebrity on Live Chat of Facebook. Currently Shraddha is busy in the shooting of her next film based on the biopic of gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parker.  But in the middle of that, she spared some time to do a live chat with her fans on Facebook. She has now more than 15 million followers on her Facebook and so to thank her fans, she did a Facebook Live chat which was super successful.