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Airlift – Patriotism or Profitability?

On the eve of India’s 67th Republic Day, I had gone to watch Airlift. No, I did not watch the movie to welcome the Republic Day with any patriotic fervour. Nonetheless, I walked out of the movie angry. Angry on multiple counts. Before writing further, let me tell you I have …

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BEHIND THE MOVIE – V for Vendetta

BEHIND THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE “Artists use lies to tell the truth. Yes, I created a lie. But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself.” – V For Vendetta There are very few films which aid you find something true about yourself. V For Vendetta falls under one …

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Journey through a WormHole

Anything that can go wrong, can or will go wrong. This is how Wikipedia quotes Murphy’s Law. But Christopher Nolan gave a new perspective to this epigram. A father who has devoted his life to science desparately trying to explain Murphy’s law in a positive way to his kid daughter …

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Reasonable Doubt

  They have twelve scraps of paper… Twelve chances to kill! Thus reads the tagline of one of the greatest movies of all time – 12 Angry Men. 12 Angry Men is a 1957 American drama film written by Reginald Rose. It follows the story of a jury of 12 men as they …

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THE PRINCE OF PARALLEL CINEMA-NASEERUDDIN SHAH

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”- Thomas Merton He found himself as a blind man struggling for his identity ,a father ailing for his estranged son, a Ghazal singer cum terrorist mastermind ,a common man ,an old and lusty lover and in various …

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Portrayal of Women in Movies and T.V. Shows

The heinous Delhi gang rape case of 2012 had outraged public sensibility, and since then the position of women in the Indian society and culture has been critically questioned.  The image construction of women in song lyrics and ‘item numbers’ has come public scanner and strongly condemned for objectifying women. …

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Bollywood and Fashion

Scripts, Storyline, Characters, actors, directors, producers, shooting sites etcetera etcetera. All of these factors are responsible for helping movies gain popularity in the society. But what the Indian crowd looks forward to when a movie is released is the FQ. Yes! The fashion quotient of the movie. The attires of …

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TARDIS: Space, time and everything in between

Recently, the 13’th reincarnation of the Doctor took place. To the unaware, The Doctor is nothing more than the name of the physician, where-as for the legions of science fiction fans who live and breathe the magic of the scientifically possible, this name is the one that started it all. …

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Children of Heaven

Implanting an idea in a dream inside a dream inside a dream is very sophisticated, confusing and it boggles our mind. As you all might have figured out I am talking about Christopher Nolan’s Inception; a landmark movie which has to be watched twice to fully understand and maybe thrice …

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Indian Television: Stereotyping or towards change?

We often argue that the reason we are inclined to American television is that the content of Indian television is the same- women crying all the time, villains and vamps plotting in order to destroy somebody, the rebirths etc. The argument is valid considering the typical Indian TV serial. It …

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