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14 Jan 2018

The death feast

14 Jan 2018 | 1:43 AM

Morocco was under French colonial rule for four decades till it attained independence in 1956. But for a long time, its cultural life remained under the French influence.

Finding a voice of their own

14 Jan 2018 | 1:43 AM

Morocco was under French colonial rule for four decades till it attained independence in 1956. But for a long time, its cultural life remained under the French influence.

07 Jan 2018

Small and sensible to hold sway

07 Jan 2018 | 1:34 AM

The year just gone by saw numerous Bollywood tent-poles collapse in a heap. But small, independent, offbeat films like Mukti Bhawan and Newton struck a chord.

The pursuit of truth

07 Jan 2018 | 1:34 AM

Steven Spielberg’s The Post brings out the true story of The Washington Post’s fearless exposure of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 which caused challenges to the federal government.

24 Dec 2017

The scourge of dialoguebaazi

24 Dec 2017 | 1:15 AM

Whether it is an ATM line or a hospital OPD, it is not uncommon to hear someone quip Amitabh Bachchan’s dialogue from his film Kaalia (1981): ‘Hum jahaan khade hote hain, line wahin se shuru hoti hai’.

A voice for all times

24 Dec 2017 | 1:15 AM

Blessed with a melodious voice, Mohammed Rafi took singing to sublimility. Born on December 24, 1924, his journey in music began as a child. He would then follow a faqir who sang, ‘Khedan de din chaar ne maaye’ on the streets of Kotla Sultan Singh, near Amritsar.

17 Dec 2017

My films, and those in Pakistan

17 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

When commercial films take over our lives, it is time to take a look at the lay utterances of literary critics that cinema only entertains and does not influence our conduct or thinking.

One night in a Chinese resort

17 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

As temperatures often rise between India and China, the dragon country we believe is another land (of the enemy perhaps). With alien sensibilities and whole set of problems of their own making, these have no bearing or reflection on us.

10 Dec 2017

The householder of offbeat films

10 Dec 2017 | 2:06 AM

In the words of American poet and critic, Ezra Pound, “If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world he creates.”

One man who took a stand

10 Dec 2017 | 2:06 AM

Known as a man of action at the time of critical situation during World War II, Winston Churchill, then Prime Minister of Great Britain, fearless as he was, demanded action from all others involved in waging war.

All on the spice route to America

10 Dec 2017 | 2:06 AM

Have you ever wondered about how Indians fare in the USA? Many Indian Americans travel abroad in pursuit of knowledge and financial success.

03 Dec 2017

Curves are in

03 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

At last the filmmakers are casting heroines in leading roles that are not setting impossible standards of beauty! These are sexy, charming and appealing ladies, who inspire romantic love and physical attraction in the opposite sex without seeming utterly fantastical and distant to ‘normal’ women who are watching them in movie halls.

Of mysteries and beyond

03 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

Assamese filmmaker Bhargav Saikia’s award-winning short film The Black Cat is setting new milestones in the genre of fantasy

26 Nov 2017

That girl from the Valley

26 Nov 2017 | 2:45 AM

Zaira Wasim is on cloud nine. The 17-year-old Kashmiri girl was conferred with the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement in the field of performing arts by the President of India on Children’s Day.

Fortunes of an alternative fate

26 Nov 2017 | 2:45 AM

Arijit Lahiri’s Out Of Time is a first-of-its-kind science fiction horror film based on the concept of time loop or temporal loop. Here a certain length of time, such as a few hours, repeats itself over and over again and the protagonist has to solve the mystery around this and overcome it somehow.