Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Film and TV

Gujarat HC halts release of Junaid Khan’s debut film “Maharaj” after plea from Hindu group

Aamir Khan's son, Junaid Khan, was set to make his acting debut in the film "Maharaj". However, the Gujarat High Court has halted its release after a Hindu group filed a petition claiming the movie could incite violence and disrespect Sanatan Dharma.

Supreme Court halts release of Islamophobic film ‘Hamare Baarah’

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the release of the controversial movie 'Hamare Baarah' and asked the Bombay High Court to take an expeditious decision on a petition alleging that the film was derogatory to the Islamic faith and married Muslim women, Bar and Bench reported.

Crime, conflict, and character: Watching ‘Thalavan’

Directed by Jis Joy and Produced by Arun Narayan and Sijo Sebastian, ‘Thalavan’ is a quintessential whodunit crime-thriller. 

Nearly a hundred Indian film stars, directors post ‘All Eyes On Rafah’ on social media as Israel attacks Palestinian city

The slogan “All Eyes On Rafah” has been gaining momentum on social media after Israeli airstrikes killed more than 45 displaced Palestinians, mostly children, and women, who were seen beheaded, burnt alive, and injured dozens in an area in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

FTII congratulatory tweet for Payal Kapadia sparks fuss over past disciplinary action

Indian filmmaker Payal Kapadia cliched the prestigious Grand Pix Award for her debut feature “All We Imagine As...

What is CSpace, India’s first government-backed OTT platform?

Kerala's state-owned Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC) has officially launched CSpace, India's first government-backed Over-The-Top (OTT) platform on 7 March, Thursday, with its primary aim to support low-budget and independent films while addressing content selection and distribution challenges in the OTT sector.

Hate against Muslims: Regulator asks Aaj Tak, News18 India, Times Now Navbharat to take down shows

On February 28, the News Broadcasting and Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA) ordered television news channels News18 India, Times Now Navbharat and Aaj Tak to take down videos of several shows...
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Manjummel Boys: a proletarian determination

The notable aspect of Manjummel Boys is that each character is thoughtfully crafted with depth and nuance, resulting in a well-rounded and engaging cast. Undoubtedly, Manjummel Boys will be known for its exemplary making as film in the future. 

SAG Award 2024: The full list of wins

The SAG Awards took place in Los Angeles on Saturday, honouring the best acting performances of the year in TV and film. Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer was the big winner of the night, cementing its status as the frontrunner ahead of the Oscars on 10 March.
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Premalu: “JK ” How innocent is this kidding?

Some might call me a spoil sport for this, but I really did keep it all aside while watching, minute after minute and I am in immense awe of the clever dialogues, warming humour and attentive observations. But like how a "jk" isn't always so innocent, some benefit of doubt needn't always be given.

Man, Memory and Mammootty: Watching ‘Bramayugam’

Mammootty unleashes himself as the provider and protector of certain ugly truths in this parochial private setting. The bodily movements (even the lack of it) allow the spectator to understand the dynamic in which the narrative intends to move.
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Art Deco, aspiration, and air in middle cinema

I was already a mother when I first came to know that the house I live in is called Art Deco by architects and academics.

Right-wing groups protest screening Kashmir film at Pune National Film Archive of India

Members of the Hindutva group staged a protest on Sunday at the National Film Archive of India in Pune for screening a film on Kashmir. Pune Police said the...
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Grammy awards 2024: list of winners

The complete list of nominees and winners presented at the 66th Grammy Awards Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, is below.

‘Blue Star’: Short of a boundary

What strikes one the most about Jai Kumar's 'Blue Star' is how the film captures the landscape and culture of Arakkonam with all its vibrancy - the heat, the streets, the people, their religion, the trains, railways stations, colleges, sports, festivals and everything else.
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Tamil superstar Vijay launches political party Tamizha Vetri Kazhagam

Tamil superstar Vijay finally announced the formation of his new political party, Tamizha Vetri Kazhagam. He is the latest addition to Tamil Nadu’s cinema-politics landscape.

Farhana: Shaping a Muslim woman in unprecedented settings

Enough reasons to watch. Gladly, Farhana is not a disappointment in terms of representation and aesthetics, to a large extent. At least it stays away from fooling around Muslim sexuality – often, stereotyping Muslim sexuality is a tool of otherisation. 
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