Indian cinema

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V.K. Cherian
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is credited with pioneering the ‘new wave’ in Malayalam cinema in the 1960s and 1970s. We look at why he is widely hailed as the true heir to Satyajit Ray’s tradition of film-making (Photo Courtesy: Navaneeth Krishnan S [CC BY-SA 4.0])     ‘I have a seen a classic in India—…
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V.K. Cherian
Whenever independent India’s film history is written, Jawaharlal Nehru’s name undoubtedly comes to the fore. The first prime minister of India not only initiated national policies but influenced the creativity of a host of film-makers as well. We explore Nehru’s contribution to the Indian film…
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V.K. Cherian
Along with Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen was one of the three iconic Bengali film-makers of the 20th century. He not only influenced a generation of political film-makers in India, but also introduced Indian films to a global audience. Here we look at Sen’s ideology, the politics in…
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V.K. Cherian
Satyajit Ray was a legendary filmmaker who influenced directors and actors in India and across the world. During his lifetime, not only did he receive the admiration of his peers, but was also appreciated and supported by influential politicians. Not known to many, the Bengali filmmaker’s work and…
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V.K. Cherian
Govindan Aravindan was an iconic Malayalam filmmaker who not only challenged the boundaries of filmmaking but also tried to explore new ideas through his films. We delve into how the likes of Ingmar Bergmann and Andrei Tarkovsky influenced the philosophy of his films, making him a cultural icon in…
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Arindam Thokder
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Review of Guru Dutt (1925—1964) by Henri Micciollo (L'Avant-Scene du Cinema No. 158. 1975)
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Review of three publications focusing on Indian cinema: The Indian Film in Yojna (Delhi: Planning Commission, 1974. Vol. XVIII),  The Cinema Situation in Seminar (New Delhi: The Monthly Symposium), and Close-Up (Film Forum, 1974).
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The article is about the National Film Awards, 1974.
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Raza Naeem
A review of Bread Beauty Revolution: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, eds. Syeda Saiyidain Hameed and Iffat Fatima, a compilation of writings by a towering intellectual of Nehruvian India (first published in the Friday TImes, June 10, 2016)   The year 1914 was very kind to the Indian subcontinent. Despite being…
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