Alternative Entertainment

ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: THOSE FREEZE SHOTS OF TARUN MAJUMDAR

Satyabrata Ghosh explores the genesis and evolution of the freeze shot used by auteurs of cinema to capture a lasting impact of on emotional moment, through the cinema of Taru...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: MUSIC OF THOUGHT AND IMAGINATION

It is Kumar Shahani's Khayal Gatha (The Saga of Khayal), a 1989 Indian experimental film written and directed by Kumar Shahani, that O.P. Srivastava narrates today. The film ...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: BETWEEN REALITY AND REPRESENTATION

SHUDDHI is an emotional journey, a call to action, and a symbol of hope all in one. It aims to generate renewed discussion on Leprosy. A rare film, writes Vinta Nanda. Direct...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: A DEEP DIVE INTO THE SOUL OF CLAY

Kaul’s films were revelations even when the themes were well-known and had ancient roots, like dhrupad and pottery. He avidly hunted for those cycles of time that these ...

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INDEPENDENT FILM: THE STORY OF A YOUNG BOY IN KASHMIR

In conflict-ravaged Kashmir, Adnan, a young boy from a lower middle-class family, stretches himself beyond limits to earn a smile on his blind sister’s face by buying he...

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ART HOUSE: THINKING ABOUT JAANE BHI DO YAARO

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (Just Let It Go, Friends) is a 1983 black comedy directed by Kundan Shah and produced by the NFDC. It is a satire on bureaucracy, the media, the real estate...

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ACHIEVING CULT STATUS: MASSEY SAHIB

O.P. Srivastav brings Raghubir Yadav and Arundhati Roy's celebrated debut Massey Sahib, a 1985 Hindi drama, adaptation of Joyce Cary’s 1939 novel Mister Johnson, this ti...

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THE BEST WEB SERIES OF 2023: AMIT BEHL

This week-long series brings to you, next, the best of 2023 through the eyes of the most influential. Actor and General Secretary CINTAA, Amit Behl gives his list of ten best ...

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FILM CRITICS – WHO’S DOING WHAT FOR WHOM…& WHY?

Monojit Lahiri investigates into what the Film Critics are doing, what are they writing about, who are they writing for and why? Let’s face it. India is movie-land. No ...

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A CHAPTER ON KUMAR SHAHANI’S KASBA

Kumar Shahani’s aesthetic sensibilities were shaped while assisting Robert Bresson on Une Femme Douce (A Gentle Woman, 1969). Additionally, maverick filmmaker Ritwik Gha...

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MOVIES: TALE OF AN UNBELIEVABLE FILM

The film failed to receive the expected response from the audience at the time of releas...

February 28 2024

POWERFUL PEOPLE: INFINITE GENIUS, BOUNDLESS THEATRE

Nadira Zaheer Babbar inhabits the same universe where I met her in 1984. Today, she is a...

February 27 2024

MOVIES: THE ORIGINAL GLAM DIVAS OF BOLLYWOOD

Both of them made relatively quiet debuts in the early ‘70s, Zeenat in OP Ralhan&r...

February 25 2024