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Book Review ‘‘Film Appreciation’’ written by Mr. Utpal Dutta, translated by Dr. Dipshikha Bhagawati © Mr.Lalit Rao 28.05.2022

Book Review ‘‘Film Appreciation’’ written by Mr. Utpal Dutta and translated by Dr. Dipshikha Bhagawati © Mr. Lalit Rao (FIPRESCI) dated 28.05.2022.                                                          ...

IFFLA Offers a New Virtual Showcase: 17 Days & 17 Years Indian Cinema 6/19 to 7/5

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Hollywood makes a shorthand distinction between Westerns and Bollywood with "dots or feathers," and while in this woke climate that phrase may die out, there is no doubt what a powerhouse India is in terms of filmmaking. Whether you call it the cinema of Bollywood, or the artistic treasures from the second most populous country on earth, Indian output in the undustry far outstrips all others. That said, here is a chance to really enjoy...

The Other Indian Cinema in Berlin

  While Bollywood is among the most recognizable cinema genres in the world (and rivals Hollywood in its prolific popularity), there is another Indian cinema, of a more independent stripe, that is emerging. The Berlinale is focusing on these groundbreaking films that tackle serious and poetic subjects, with nary a dancing girl in sight. One of the films generating the most excitement and interest is THE MAN BEYOND THE BRIDGE, a bittersweet dramatic film that has already captured t...

India Comes To New York

  New York City prides itself as being the "capital of the world", as it has attracted immigrants from all over the globe and set up individual communities within the city's urban grid. For the past few decades, the communities of South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan, have become vibrant parts of the city's mosaic, producing in their midst the finest curry dishes, sari shops and music concerts this side of Delhi and Peshawar. This past weekend, New York opened up ...

Discovering The World of Guru Dutt

   Guru Dutt in PYAASA (1957) With the continued  appeal of Bollywood and last year’s Oscar win by SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, the history of Indian cinema is en vogue. This year as part of its Masterworks section, the New York Film Festival is offering the first compete New York retrospective of the works of Indian film artist Guru Dutt.   Born in 1925, Dutt was an Indian film director, producer and actor, who is often credited with ushering in the golden era of...