March2017

  • hindi cinema - globalization

    The Cinema of Hindi at the Junction of Globalization

    The mind and body of Hindi cinema may have changed drastically over time, but its soul remains the very same. “Screen mothers still make gaajar ka halwa ‘apne haathon se’ for their sons” trade analyst Komal Nahata once tweeted. For, (in the words of ‘The Newsweek’) “In spite of...
  • Hemant Gaba

    Close up: Hemant Gaba

    Hemant Gaba’s Shuttlecock Boys revolves around the lives, successes and failures of four friends who hail from lower middle class backgrounds in Delhi. Should we accept what life offers to us on a platter or should we try to chase our dreams, taking the path less taken? That’s the...
  • Vol. II. Iss. III

    Vol. II. Iss. III. Mar 2017

    Vol. II. Iss. III. Cinematic Illusions A Community Journal Of Artists, By Artists, For Artists Vol. II. Iss. III. Mar 01—31, 2017   Table of Contents Film review. Iranian film — Certified Copy ……………………………………………………………………….. MK Raghavendra Film review. Assamese film — Onaaatah: Aesthetics under Lucidity ……………………………….…… by Utpal Datta Film review....
  • The Oxford History of World Cinema

    Factual ERRORS in ‘The Oxford History of World Cinema’

    The Oxford History of World Cinema ‘s promotional page at Amazon states that it “is the most authoritative, up-to-date history of the Cinema ever undertaken.” Really??? More research, please! It’s always a great idea when doing research on Indian cinema to get Indian film critics/scholars to review your chapters on...
  • Action Hero ബിജു

    ബിജു, Yes I am also like Action Hero Biju!!!

    ബിജു എന്നാണ് പേരെന്ന് കേട്ടപ്പോൾ ആദ്യമൊന്നും ഞാൻ തീരെ വിശ്വസിച്ചില്ല. കളിതമാശക്കും ഇല്ലേ ഒരതിരൊക്കെ. അതും സ്വന്തം ലൈഫിലെ ആദ്യത്തെ പ്രൊഡക്ഷന് പേരിടുമ്പോൾ. പക്ഷേ, ആ പേരില് കേരള സര്ക്കാരിന്റെ ജനന സർട്ടിഫിക്കറ്റ് വരെ എടുത്ത് വച്ചിരിക്കയാണ്, അച്ഛനും അമ്മയും എന്നറിഞ്ഞതോടെ പകച്ചുപോയി എന്റെ ബാല്യം. തുടക്കത്തിലേ തന്നെ, മോശപേരായല്ലോ എന്റെ ശിവനേ! ഇനിയിപ്പോ ആ പേരുദോഷം മാറ്റാനായി വല്ല അമ്പലത്തിലെങ്ങാനും പോയി അര്ച്ചനയോ, വെടിവഴിപാടോ മറ്റോ നടത്താമെന്ന്...
  • FICCI-FRAMES

    FICCI-FRAMES 2017

    It’s that time of the year again. Delegate registrations open for FICCI-FRAMES 2017. Venue: Hotel Renaissance, Powai, Mumbai Dates: March 21–23   OPENING and VALEDICTORY State Ministers Panel The Frames Knowledge Series sets the tone for the media and entertainment sector with key trends and crucial perspectives. In this session,...
  • The Happening

    The Happening

    The majority of poor M. Night Shyamalan’s detractors probably anticipate from his films something on par with his debut feature, and therefore, always end up being a little disappointed. This is a pity, for his films aren’t all that awful. In fact, if they were to watch The Happening...
  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    Abbas Kiarostami is the best known of Iranian filmmakers and it will not be out of place to assert that he put Iranian cinema on the world map. Yet, a careful viewing of his films raises questions about the validity of his methods. To put is plainly, Kiarostami’s best...
  • Onaatah

    Onaatah — Aesthetics under Lucidity

    Onaatah review – translated from original Assamese by Gitali Saikia   A long shot, night in a town, a huge building of a school or a college or a hospital; shadow and light draws complex pictures, through which a young girl is coming; just a moment; a car passes by,...
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