Regional film industries started mushrooming over the last one and half decades. Ironically, this happened thanks to the Hindi film industry and the kind of themes and approach New Gen Hindi filmmakers took up to make their films.
We do theatre workshops all the time, with varying age groups, from 4 years to 34 years! An oft asked question is, “what is theatre like...?” I reply, “a lot like life! It’s the journey that matters, not the show. Shows come and go!
Yet another version of Devdas hits the screens, this one called Daas Dev, directed by Sudhir Mishra, and set in the present, just like Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D (2009), which was also an update on Bengali writer Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s most famous novella.
It’s Thursday night and Tel Aviv is hopping. Diners are lining up outside of Port Said restaurant; the sidewalk is filled with drinkers. It’s a similar story nearby at Santa Katarina. If you haven’t booked a table, good luck. Across town at the Salon, it’s even more lively.
In the early 1980s, a new breed of male actors came on the scene. Sunny Deol made his debut in a family-backed film, Betaab. As was the trend in those days, Betaab was a love story with much emphasis on music. Released in 1983, the film was a hit. Sunny had arrived.
There is a lovely saying by Flavia Weedn: If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces and begin again.”
It’s a pity that some very beautiful films made in other regions of India are not seen outside of the film festival circuit. Praveen Morchhale’s Walking With The Wind is a feast for the eye and the soul.
It is amazing what a string of lustrous pearls can do for one’s self-esteem! Maharani’s from almost all India’s erstwhile princely states, could almost be recognised from the beautifully graded pearls that they wore round their necks—a style introduced by the stylish Maharani of Cooch Behar.
U.S. President Donald Trump, his predecessor Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Theresa May have not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, royal and British government sources said on Tuesday.
In 2017, Italy landed the No. 1 spot on the Bloomberg Global Health Index. Eating all that pasta pays off. If there’s a chef in the U.S. who can offer advice on the subject, it’s Missy Robbins of Lilia in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood.
As things happened, a film stars’ status vis-à-vis their popularity and draw was a direct reflection of their mass following. Each generation has had its own reigning stars and some of them even enjoyed a superstar status. Probably, more than the ones branded as such in recent times.
Barnali Ray Shukla’s documentary, Liquid Borders, has just won the critics’ award for best film at the first South Asian Short Film Festival held in Kolkata.
The history of Bhopal has always fascinated me. It is unique among states in India, as the only state ruled by a succession of four female monarchs—that too in purdah. These monarchs were able to bring prosperity to their state with modern developments that they initiated.
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