Thursday, 9 February, 2023
TopicHindi cinema

Topic: Hindi cinema

Mughal-e-Azam, Pakeezah to Gadar, Hindi cinema’s Muslim characters are never Pasmandas

Dalit cinema in India has put marginalised Hindus on the silver screen but the Muslim Pasmanda community remains untouched.

‘My name is Prem, Prem Chopra’—India’s favourite villain is more than a Bollywood bad boy

With over 400 films to his credit, Prem Chopra remains one of the strongest pillars of Bollywood.

Keshto Mukherjee, the comical drunkard of Hindi cinema who was a teetotaller in real life

Keshto Mukherjee started his cinematic journey with Ritwik Ghatak’s Nagarik in 1952 but neither lived to see the success as the film was released more than two decades later.

‘Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar’ dancer Sheila Vaz was ’50s icon but Bollywood forgot to give credit

From 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' to 'Ghar Aaja Ghir Aaye Badra', Sheila Vaz knew how to charm audiences with performance. Today, YouTubers agree with it.

Women politicians in Indian cinema emerged with Indira Gandhi. Now they’re just placeholders

OTT content like Dasvi or Panchayat 2 may have women leads. But their rise to power is often inorganic—the disturbing trend mirrors India's widening gender gap.

Guns, violence, revenge — Mothers in Bollywood are changing from sanskari to fiery

Mothers like Sheel, Aarya, Rukhsana, and Devki have no remorse for blurring the line between right and wrong. Hindi cinema has moved on from typecast roles.

SS Rajamouli’s RRR is everything you expect it to be – freedom struggle on Baahubali scale

SS Rajamouli’s RRR may be a good ol' tale of good vs evil, but it packs everything that Indian cinema offers, plus spectacular VFX.

2021 was the year of anti-caste cinema — from Jai Bhim to Karnan

Tamil films showed that it was possible to be anti-caste and not be ‘anti-box office’. Bollywood needs to catch up.

Bollywood has miles to go before it can produce Kaala, Asuran, Karnan or even a Jai Bhim

Tamil film industry used to be like any other Indian film Industry about a decade ago. But then it delved into anti-caste movies that even Hindi and Bengali new wave films didn't.

Forget Dil Chahta Hai, Raj Kapoor-Nargis starrer Chori Chori was the first road trip movie

On Manna Dey's death anniversary, remembering how the song "Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi" is more popular than the film itself.

On Camera

YourTurn

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...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

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.