Over the past two decades or so, world cinema has seen emergence of a film that anchors itself in a local idiom, bears its cultural signature and then positions its appeal to the larger, broader audience outside its specific contexts of origin.
Media commentators concede that the Film Industry and Censor Board, historically, has always had differing views on screening content.
Private Players prefer not to risk investment in art, non-formulaic, regional fare with no pan-India-familiar stars.
Everytime a couple of small films or a bunch of new, young, exciting stars hit the marquee the media go to town about how the new lot will take from the Khans and why are their days are numbered.
Beyond admiration, veneration, reverence, esteem, even awe, respect comes to mind when the name of Raju Hirani comes into play.
Even after 20 years DDLJ continues to engage, entertain, enthrall and energize zillion of fans worldwide.
Gender inequality has been the source of debate and discussion for decades in sports, entertainment and the corporate world.
Both music directors and composers have really stepped on the gas to enter this once-hallowed space of professional singers and belt out numbers that are — ouch! — frequently indigestible!
It is the bonding, trust, understanding and total surrender of the stars to the director’s magic touch that usually results in the success of the film.
Do the super-stars, for all their glitzy life-style, big bucks and mass popularity, secretly envy the respect, awe and admiration that art-house actors receive from serious critics, commentators and audiences?
Dusty alcoves of memory are where many of yesteryear talents are junked and only the rarest of the rare hope to return to the glories of yesteryears.
Can the tantalizing enigma of romance and mystery even begin to take shape in today’s media and paparazzi-driven era?
The controversy over Sachin and Rekha has brought into relief the question, do we really need celebrity MPs?
Why are age-challenged pairings not found weird, unreal or totally corny and dismissed when in real life, this kind of pairing — at least in India — would be frowned upon.
The excitement that greeted Kishore Kumar’s 85th birth anniversary on Aug 4, with Radio, TV and print media freaking out, does suggest that the madcap musical genius is indeed special.
It’s not as if their vocal chords had taken voluntary retirement or they had vanished without leaving a forwarding address.
Can Sushmita Sen regain her universe with her new, ambitious comeback film?
It has been reported that some of the established male chauvinists in the industry are not too kicked about “glam, hot, gorgeous Bollywood heroines kicking ass