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Covid-19 effect: Regional cinema gets a new lease of life on OTT platforms amid the lockdown

Indian viewers get hooked on to these movies thanks to various OTT platforms

CinemaScope: The unique connect between ‘The Snake Dance’, Guide and Lamhe

CinemaScope: The unique connect between ‘The Snake Dance’, Guide and Lamhe

The lesser-discussed feature happens to be ‘The Snake Dance’ in Guide, spiritedly performed by Waheeda Rehman on a piece of exceptional i...Read More

CinemaScope: James Bond theme music and its India connect

CinemaScope: James Bond theme music and its India connect

Ian Fleming’s James Bond and his fictional characterisation has always been a big inspiring source for Indian film writers and directors ...Read More

Nadeem-Shravan... the hit melody makers of the ’90s

Nadeem-Shravan... the hit melody makers of the ’90s

The duo finally made a breakthrough in film music with Aashiqui in 1990 along with T-series and the album remains one of the top-selling ...Read More

CinemaScope: The story behind Dev Anand's first English film

CinemaScope: The story behind Dev Anand's first English film

Rahi was simultaneously made in English with the title of The Wayfarer in 1952 (minus the songs), more than a decade before Guide’s Engli...Read More

CinemaScope: When Shashikala played a Hindi film actress as Sheela Devi

CinemaScope: When Shashikala played a Hindi film actress as Sheela Devi

'Teen Bahuraniyan' is one such unusual and lesser-talked-about film of Shashikala, in which she neither played a vamp nor had any grey or...Read More

CinemaScope: The astonishing viewership of dubbed films and Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy in Maithili

CinemaScope: The astonishing viewership of dubbed films and Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy in Maithili

Movies made in Indian regional languages are finally getting their deserving due and the viewers are now widely accepting the fact that I...Read More

CinemaScope: The continuing love for Holi songs in Hindi cinema

CinemaScope: The continuing love for Holi songs in Hindi cinema

A Holi song rises above the restriction of the typical family surrounding, and has always been used to bring in some relief or positive m...Read More

CinemaScope: The link between Inspector Eagle and the making of Detective Karamchand

CinemaScope: The link between Inspector Eagle and the making of Detective Karamchand

In the era when Radio used to be the lifeline of our country, sponsored programs began (during the 70s) with the name of their sponsors i...Read More

ACT 1978 review: A social thriller that leaves you with moist eyes

ACT 1978 review: A social thriller that leaves you with moist eyes

Act 1978 is a brave and daring attempt made in the present times, when the content in cinema is being watched and scrutinized differently

CinemaScope: The chapter on Teesri Kasam and Shailendra in school Hindi textbook

CinemaScope: The chapter on Teesri Kasam and Shailendra in school Hindi textbook

Films have rarely been used to make the young students familiar with our extensive Indian literature written in various regional language...Read More

Remembering Sahir Ludhianvi on his birth centenary: When he wrote as a concerned mother

Remembering Sahir Ludhianvi on his birth centenary: When he wrote as a concerned mother

The cult song is a lesser talked about gem from the thoughtful, off-beat classic Mujhe Jeene Do (1963), directed by Moni Bhattacharjee th...Read More

CinemaScope: Jaspal Bhatti - The satirist and chronicler of the Common Man

CinemaScope: Jaspal Bhatti - The satirist and chronicler of the Common Man

Jaspal Bhatti was one of those immensely blessed personalities who could do that in just a few minutes, putting forward fresh ideas full ...Read More

I Care A Lot review: Well-directed thriller with fabulous performance by Rosamund Pike

I Care A Lot review: Well-directed thriller with fabulous performance by Rosamund Pike

Beginning as a dark comedy with a splendid performance by Rosamund Pike, the film pulls you in through its unpredictable progression acco...Read More

CinemaScope: When an one-actor film was given ‘For Adults Only’ certificate

CinemaScope: When an one-actor film was given ‘For Adults Only’ certificate

The internet revolution revived many exceptional projects like Yaadein, which were either forgotten or rarely talked about in newspapers ...Read More

Drishyam 2 review: When brilliant writing creates a fabulous crime thriller

Drishyam 2 review: When brilliant writing creates a fabulous crime thriller

This is one rare worthy sequel that brilliantly charms its viewers even when it has no new crime being committed and everything roams aro...Read More

Wagle Ki Duniya: A rare revival that  resonates with today's times

Wagle Ki Duniya: A rare revival that resonates with today's times

Though the overall feel and basic structure of the series remains the same, the new version titled Wagle Ki Duniya – Nayi Peedhi Naye Kis...Read More

CinemaScope: 1980s -- The decade of charming debuts and love stories

CinemaScope: 1980s -- The decade of charming debuts and love stories

Widely considered a forgettable decade of Hindi cinema for various debatable elements, 1980s was actually the decade releasing trendsetti...Read More

CinemaScope: Capturing Partition on screen... Gadar, Boota Singh and Freedom At Midnight

CinemaScope: Capturing Partition on screen... Gadar, Boota Singh and Freedom At Midnight

Released in 2001, Gadar – Ek Prem Katha created a storm at the box office breaking many previous records in terms of ticket sales and foo...Read More

CinemaScope: The Sholay connect: Johny Walker, Kishore Kumar and Ibne Safi

CinemaScope: The Sholay connect: Johny Walker, Kishore Kumar and Ibne Safi

After around half a century of its release, when almost everything has already been written about the epic creation Sholay, this is an at...Read More

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