January2018

  • Padmaavat

    Padmaavat

    Padmaavat. A fictitious take on material from a 14th century history book, involving a rajput queen & king, and & an invader.   Starring: Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali India release date: Jan 25, 2018 Genre: Action, Drama, History Language: Hindi Duration: 2 hours, 44 mins  ...
  • MIFF 2018

    MIFF 2018 to screen over 430 films

    The much awaited documentary film festival in India, the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films or MIFF as it is known popularly, will see a grand inaugural on 28 January, 2018 at  NCPA Mumbai.   The week long festival will showcase nearly 430 documentary, short and animation films from over...
  • Traveling Abroad

    Traveling abroad in Hindi films: The Nervousness of the Global Indian

    Hindi films about Indians traveling abroad have captured the imagination of the audience – if the successes of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) and Queen (2014) are any indication. These films are targeted at metropolitan/ multiplex audiences, those likely to be more aligned with the global world than with...
  • 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...
  • Il Posto

    Il Posto

    Ermano Olmi is a filmmaker who remained true to the tenets of neo-realism (as defined by their ideologue Zavattini) long after the more celebrated adherents to the creed – Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica and Luchino Visconti had abandoned it. Rossellini went on to make films like The Rise of...
  • Defining Women Cinema

    Defining ‘Women Cinema’

    The history of cinema backs up unto 1890. Like in theatre, cinema also had a period when films were tabooed for women. During this period, women were not even allowed to play the role of the heroine on screen, and it was men who dressed up as women to...
  • Captivity

    Captivity

    Some films, such as Captivity, are made for a singular, shocking purpose: to capitalize on a sick audience’s thirst for sensationalism and the gross spectacle of human blood and gore. They also reveal, as in this case, the deteriorated condition of its maker’s mind. The filmmaker, decaying in the...
  • World Viewing Women Cinema

    Vol. III. Iss. I. Jan 2018

    Vol. II. Iss. VII. Cinematic Illusions A Community Journal Of Artists, By Artists, For Artists Vol. III. Iss. I. January 01—31, 2018     Table of Contents Cinema | Review. Hollywood film—Ermano Olmi’s Il Posto …………………………………………………………………………… MK Raghavendra Cinema | Feature. Defining ‘Women Cinema’ ……………………………………………………………………….. Muktha “Pappathy” Deedi Chand Cinema | Feature. The Cinema of Hindi at the Junction of...
  • Kaalakaandi

    Kaalakaandi

    In Kaalakaandi, a nice boy gets told by his doc that his time is up. Sad, the fella decides to taste the bad things in life before he kicks the bucket.   Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Neil Bhoopalam, Amyra Dastur Director: Akshat Verma India release date: Jan 12, 2018 Genre:...