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Politics in Indian Cinema

June 9, 2010 by


Politics! ┬áSave for the odd neta types sprinkled around, this fascinating area remains largely unexplored in Indian cinema. Perhaps it’s a matter of courage – why antagonize the powers that be ? Film aficionados may remember that Gulzar’s Aandhi ran into trouble and never made it to the theaters because of the supposed – or […]

Some characters ..

April 16, 2009 by


You know, sometimes Desi movies are so predictable. For example, the fate of Heroine Number Two is to either bite a bullet meant for Heroine Number One or to marry the heroine’s reject. Any widowed maa generally ends up having to fend off the advances of the lecherous villain and/or praying lots to Bhagwaan. The […]

How Films Get Made

August 4, 2008 by


Let’s start from the very beginning. As far as I can tell, the Indian film industry is largely fragmented with the exception of a few large film houses, such as Rajashree, Yash Raj, Balaji Telefilms (for TV), Mukta etc. In recent times, we’ve seen well-funded conglomerates extending to all areas of film production. These include […]