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BOLLYWOOD by M K RAGHVENDRA

BOLLYWOOD by M K RAGHVENDRA

Hindi cinema in its new evolving avatar could well be dominated by it brand image in the future M.K.Raghavendra’s ‘Bollywood’ (OUP Oxford India Short Introduction series 2016.) fills a long felt intellectual vacuum in the serious cinephiles book rack. Well researched it follows a very defined linear narrative, and picks up a very distinct language […]

DEV ANAND AND THE MANY BRANDS HE SPAWNED

DEV ANAND AND THE MANY BRANDS HE SPAWNED

The Peter Pan and Gregory Peck of Indian cinema Dharamdev Anand or just Dev Anand romanced the most gorgeous screen goddesses of the black & white era like Suraiya, Kalpana Karthik, Geeta Bali, Nutan & Waheeda Rehman before launching many a stunning face including Zeenat Aman, Tina Munim and Tabu in the Eastman Kodak colour […]

Bollywood: One-film wonders

Bollywood: One-film wonders

Every day thousands of starry-eyed people with glittery dreams of making it to showbiz arena steps in the aisles of tinsel town, but it’s only a few who have the stars favouring them. Even for those who succeed in making it to celluloid, getting a break on the big screen is not an assurance of […]

No inheritors of R D Burman’s brand

No inheritors of R D Burman’s brand

In continuation of our series on Bengal’s contribution to Bollywood, today we talk about Bengali music directors in Bollywood. Now, music directors in Bollywood like Shantanu Moitra from Bengal are reviving an old tradition. He is following in the footsteps of old-time greats like R.D. Burman and Salil Chowdhury, making music in both Bollywood and […]

BOLLYWOOD : SECOND INNINGS

BOLLYWOOD : SECOND INNINGS

Bollywood, the source of entertainment for the common person, is an industry where only the tough can survive. Not all become as successful as Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan or Rekha or Madhuri Dixit. At some point or other these actors either because of their personal lives or failure in Bollywood go on a sabbatical and […]

BENGALI SINGERS IN BOLLYWOOD

BENGALI SINGERS IN BOLLYWOOD

    If you just move around in any corner of West Bengal or even Bengali localities outside Bengal, you can hear Bengali kids doing riyaaz in the morning. This demonstrates the fact that Bengalis instill the love and understanding for the creative pursuits like music, singing, dancing, painting at a very tender age. This […]

Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court: The Most Intelligent Indian Film of the Decade?

Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court: The Most Intelligent Indian Film of the Decade?

There is little doubt that Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court, which won the National Award for Best Feature Film in 2015, is one of the most promising debuts for any film-maker in India, and may place the director among the best – if he follows it up with anything comparable. Art cinema in India has been in […]

Should Your Movie Be On Tsu [A New Social Networking Platform]

Should Your Movie Be On Tsu [A New Social Networking Platform]

Soon after Ello came Tsu – [pronounced as Sue] Social Networking Platform. Very similar to the way you would have the look and feel of Facebook. Tsu keeps growing on an exponential basis. If you check out the Alexa ranking for the website, the growth curve looks like a hockey stick, the true sign of a […]

Cannes and the Chronicles of India

Cannes and the Chronicles of India

66th Cannes has concluded. The festival, where India was the Guest Country, could have been a great chance to feature a new genre of Indian movies globally and to promote India as a haven of good film-making with a massive audience. Sadly, Indian film fraternity did little justice to the aspirations of the billion people […]

Jacqueline Fernandez launches HTC One

Jacqueline Fernandez launches HTC One

Sri Lankan beauty and Bollywood Actress Jacqueline Fernandez is the latest entrant to launch a smart phone. HTC the premium mobile handset manufacturer has roped in the actress as the brand ambassador for their HTC One phone in India. In partnership with Reliance for HTC One, the tie-up will enable the HTC One users to […]

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