Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: Films

Gujarati film ‘Chhello Show’ chosen as India’s official entry for Oscars 2023

Titled 'Last Film Show' in English, the movie will release in theatres countrywide on 14 October. It is directed by Pan Nalin and inspired from his life-long love affair with cinema.

Top 5 most known movie directors of all time

Of the thousands of film directors in India from the 'golden era' to the present days, only a few have been honoured by the government and received national & international awards.

OBC lead, Ambedkar & Shivaji books – Marathi film Jayanti is a milestone in anti-caste cinema

Shailesh Narwade’s Jayanti is perhaps the first time SC, ST, OBC and Muslim characters are overtly used in a single movie.

‘A’ in Rajasthan but ‘U/A’ in Kerala: Film-makers want censorship to be sensitivity-centric

Representatives from various film bodies held a meeting with I&B Ministry to suggest changes in India's film certification process, including keeping pace with OTT.

Netflix’s Cobalt Blue isn’t flawless. But its queer heart beats the shortcomings

Cobalt Blue talks of a world where loving a person of the same gender was still a crime. It's a poignant portrayal of love and sexual awakening.

‘Netflix is the new PVR’: Why indie films aren’t benefiting from the rise of OTT platforms

OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon prime still have a bias towards studio films. Big names and budgets are shrinking the space for indie filmmakers.

Don’t just blame Bollywood. We are at fault too for the content we consume

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Savitri stood out when South film was ruled by NTR, Nageswara Rao. Movies waited for her

At a time when scripts, shoots were planned keeping only male stars in mind, Savitri’s performances and aura forced writers and directors to think otherwise.

Thank god for Netflix and Vir Das. India’s craving comedy and satire, but TVs are a no-go

Clearly, producers and channels know something we don’t — that Indians don’t watch TV to be amused or elevated.

Rajkumar Hirani is Bollywood’s ‘middle-class reformer’, making us swallow the hard pill

Rajkumar Hirani is Bollywood's Shri Shri of feel-good keywords — from 'jadu ki jhappi' to 'aall izz well'.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.