Archive for category India

Pakistani film industry vs Indian film industry

Filmmaker Anand L Rai, who was here for the screening of his film Nil Battey Sannata and discussion on the topic ‘Our cinema, their cinema’ at the seventh edition of the Jagran Film Festival says that Indian filmmakers are now in sync with the society. On Tuesday, the last day of the five-day festival held a discussion […]

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Deccanwood: An Indian film industry taking on Bollywood

As Bollywood expands to global markets and genres many, unable to connect, seek local alternatives that speak to them. by Mohd Abdul Alam Mohd Abdul Alam works for Al Jazeera English Online and reports on current events in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Many of India’s regional language filmmakers fear being swallowed up by the […]

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Udta Punjab row: Does the film industry need a nanny?

This is not the first time that film-makers have had a run-in with CBFC, but is it fair to bring in the judiciary to certify a film’s inoffensiveness, thus treating the audience as children? Written by Amrita Dutta Udta Punjab will soon be playing at a theatre near you. The happy ending owes itself to Justice […]

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Govt must think about film industry: Irrfan on censorship

Amid a raging row over the drug- themed crime thriller “Udta Punjab”, actor Irrfan Khan has slammed the system of censoring a movie, saying government needs to take some steps for betterment of the film industry. Many Bollywood personalities came out in support of “Udta Punjab” embroiled in a controversy with the Censor Board over […]

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Wherever Hollywood has gone, it has destroyed the local film industry, warns Amitabh Bachchan

Written by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai Amitabh Bachchan feels the threat offered by Hollywood films to Hindi cinema is real and alarming. In 2016, big budget Hollywood films released alongside Hindi films raking in big moolah while trouncing their Hindi counterparts at the box-office. Agreeing that the threat from the West is an alarming one, Bachchan believes we […]

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Women actors don’t get even 5 per cent of what men do: Aindrita

Aindrita Ray, who has acted in over 25 films in Kannada, took on what she called the ‘male-dominated industry’ by raising the contentious question of disparity in remuneration between male and female leads. Though the issue is as old as cinema itself, Aindrita broke the long silence on the issue by accusing the Kannada film […]

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Bollywood provides life support to Pakistan’s film industry

Despite border skirmishes and neighbourly acrimony, Bollywood films continue to provide a lifeline to Pakistan’s film industry, says leading filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood Raza. “It’s very simple: we are cousins,” says Raza. “We share the same language. We share the same songs. We had cinemas, but we were not making films. New cinema spaces emerged because […]

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B-Town production houses are now doubling up as talent managers

By The Hitlist Team Bollywood production houses are going beyond just churning out films. An increasing number of filmmakers are not only giving a break to newcomers, but also managing the greenhorns and inking multiple film contracts (at least three) with them. Their mantra being if they give freshers that big break, selling them and […]

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Govt will resolve Film Industry issues: Talasani

Commercial Taxes and Cinematography Minister, T Srinivas Yadav today promised to resolve all the issues pertaining to Film Industry and provide all help for its development in Telangana State. Talking to reporters after a review meeting with film producers Daggubati Suresh Babu, Kalyan and Shankar at Secretariat here, Srinivas Yadav said that the government will […]

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No green in Kollywood

SREEDHAR PILLAI The Tamil cinema industry is still going through a cash crunch. Despite this year seeing a record number of Tamil film releases, the industry is still going through a cash crunch. Big producers are finding it difficult to fund films with the recent box-office failure of some big films creating panic among some […]

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