Dadasaheb Phalke

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Screenwriter-filmmaker Kamal Swaroop speaks at length about two of his long-standing projects: a documentary on one of the pioneers of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke, and one on the legends of Pushkar, the mythical site of Brahmanic Hinduism, marked by the Brahma Mandir, and commemorated by the…
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Subuhi Jiwani
Subuhi Jiwani: What are your thoughts on film criticism as a practice? Ashish Rajadhyaksha: Speaking autobiographically, one reason I didn’t get into the profession of reviewing (in the narrow sense) is that I have never been interested in the idea of evaluative criticism, where you try to do an…
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Hrishikesh Arvikar
India was a site of contested claims by regions attempting to stake their claim in the making of a nation. However, between nationalism and nationalisation, there is a window to the cultural world, more specifically in the lives of Indian cinema, which tells the story of the making, negotiating,…
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