ROJA 1992: Kashmir with Conflicting Identities

In 1992 Director Mani Ratnam made the first installment of his famous terror trilogy, which contains 3 films: Roja(1992), Bombay(1995), & Dil Se(1998). Roja was his first take on terrorism and the way he depicted it is quite a complex picture. Mani Ratnam tried to put forth a nationalistic message through Kashmir and its militancy. … Read moreROJA 1992: Kashmir with Conflicting Identities

1964 Bollywood film with War, Rape, & Nationalism survived Censorship

After the country gained Independence and witnessed gruesome partition, Hindi cinema’s attempts of adding nationalist & patriotic themes to its films got reduced to very few films. One of the main reasons behind this was the uncompromising attitudes of the censor board. the censor board despite guaranteeing freedom of expression after independence has had issues … Read more1964 Bollywood film with War, Rape, & Nationalism survived Censorship

FIRE 1996: Story of two lesbians “RADHA & SITA” this Pride Month

Sex or Homosexuality, in particular, had been a taboo in India. Whenever Filmmakers tried to explore this domain of society, they were neither encouraged nor supported. But few Filmmakers in this ocean of Indian Cinema were always open to these topics. Through their films, they had put a question mark on society’s conventional and toxic … Read moreFIRE 1996: Story of two lesbians “RADHA & SITA” this Pride Month

Not DADASAHEB PHALKE, but these two men were “FIRST FILMMAKERS OF INDIA”

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke also known as “DADASAHEB PHALKE” is considered the “FATHER OF INDIAN CINEMA” because in 1913 he made his first film “RAJA HARISHCHANDRA” in which all the departments of filmmaking was done by him (except for Acting), from writing to direction to editing he did it all alone. This film by many film … Read moreNot DADASAHEB PHALKE, but these two men were “FIRST FILMMAKERS OF INDIA”

Shabana Azmi: Boldness & Betrayal

Shabana Azmi is one of the best actresses that Hindi Cinema ever had, she has done different kinds of roles in her career spanning over four decades and over 100 films both in Parallel and Mainstream cinema, and one interesting thing that her filmography has is Infidelity caused by Infertility, Here are four films of … Read moreShabana Azmi: Boldness & Betrayal

WOMEN ADULTERY IN INDIAN CINEMA

In INDIAN SOCIETY, You know who is an ideal woman? well there can be lot of subjective answers for this , But traditional Indian society, definite and consensual norms of behavior handed down from the past regulated the conduct of women. For example, the Concept of woman as Sita is prevalent in Indian society. Sita, … Read moreWOMEN ADULTERY IN INDIAN CINEMA