Alternative Entertainment

ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: EXPLORING UNSPOKEN DEPTHS

Director Mrunal Mestri discusses the evocative power of silence and visual storytelling in 'Malti,' a black-and-white cinematic masterpiece exploring the emotional turmoil of ...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: SHYAM BENEGAL’S MANTHAN

Thanks to the efforts of the Film Heritage Foundation, Shyam Benegal’s masterpiece has reached a new generation, proving cinema’s power to educate and inspire soci...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: PHAS GAYA SYSYPHUS IS TRUE INDEPENDENT EXPRESSION

Saumesh Bangera’s cinema is a perfect manifestation of the phenomenon of democratisation of filmmaking since it got morphed into the digital format, writes Ramchandra PN...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: REVERSING ROLES IN CHAALCHITRA EKHON

‘Chaalchitra Ekhon’ serves as a reflective piece on the generational shift from Western-centric aspirations to a more introspective examination of one’s cult...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: THE RISK TAKERS BY SIDDHESH PANDEY

Siddhesh Pandey’s poignant exploration of Mumbai’s unsung heroes is heartening and life-affirming, reports Vinta Nanda. “Technology, intent made it a sa...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: CRAFTSMANSHIP AND FORM

Towards the non-bourgeoise tales from screen and stage: Amar Singh Chamkila and Lavani ke Rang are explored here by filmmaker Sharad Raj The disparity between the musical gen...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: 50 YEARS OF GARM HAWA

On Balraj Sahni’s birth anniversary, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at the lasting legacy of Garm Hawa, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year, and wonders if...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: LOOKING FOR THE MAHANAYAK

Srijit Mukherji’s Oti Uttam is a film hard to dislike. And no, it’s not just Uttam Kumar who is responsible for that, writes Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri. Screenings of...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: THE RIVER OF LIFE

OP Srivastava takes us on the banks of Gautam Ghose's film. Paar, crossing the river of life, is a story of human endurance, and courage to fight against caste based oppressio...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: MAINSTREAM VS. ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES

A comprehensive understanding of mainstream and alternative movements enrich discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of each. Sharad Raj explores the complexities of ci...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: EXPLORING UNSPOKEN DEPTHS

Director Mrunal Mestri discusses the evocative power of silence and visual storytelling ...

June 23 2024

MOVIES: JAMES LINGWOOD’S FILM

Discover the extraordinary journey of Father Joe Maier in 'A Light in the Slaughterhouse...

June 22 2024

POLITICS: DISTORTING HISTORY AND SPREADING HATE

Textbooks are increasingly misrepresenting with deletions and distortions altering histo...

June 21 2024