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This multiple National Award-winning Odia filmmaker's documentary on Odisha's forgotten puppeteers will shake you

Lipika Singh Darai's latest film Backstage took her and her crew to various corners of Odisha to tell a heart-rendering tale of the state of puppetry as it is today

Published on 8th September 2021
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Academicians, writers ask DU to reinstate texts by Mahasweta Devi, Bama & Sukirtharani in syllabus

The petition has been signed by the likes of writers Arundhati Roy and Vikram Chandra, actors Sharmila Tagore and Shabana Azmi, filmmaker and writer Adoor Gopalakrishnan and filmmaker Anand Patwardhan

Published on 7th September 2021
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How this Hyd professor's film idea made it to the prestigious Asian Project Market

Busan International Film Festival's Asian Project Market has chosen Hyderabad-based Triparna Banerjee's feature film idea Riding on the Moon Boat and the filmmaker is surely off to a great start

Published on 25th August 2021
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Actions of a retributive regime: Three years after Bhima Koregaon arrests, over 100 academics pen open letter

A few of the letter's signatories include musician TM Krishna, filmmaker Anand Patwardhan and activist Thirumurugan Gandhi

Published on 18th August 2021
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Meet this 27-year-old medical student who wrote the story of Sara's, the Malayalam film

We spoke to Akshay Hareesh, a medical student who wrote the story of Sara's, a film that deals with abortion and the choice to not have children

Published on 4th August 2021
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Finally! This 30-year-old fulfilled his dream of becoming a published writer. Next, he wants to direct films!

First and foremost, Sai Nikhil Etikyala is a storyteller. He has now successfully written his very first book and is planning his second one too, while nurturing his dream of being a film director

Published on 4th August 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: The thriller that gave us the line, 'I see dead people', was released 22 years ago today

In today's #TBT, we tell you about the release of the American supernatural psychological film The Sixth Sense, starring actor Bruce Willis. Here’s why it continues to be a fine film. Watched it yet?

Published on 2nd August 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: When cinema came to Bombay for the first time 125 years ago today

In today's #TBT, we talk about the iconic Lumière brothers who are the pioneers of cinema and when they dropped by Bombay with an assortment of six wonderful films, this is how the reaction was

Published on 7th July 2021
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Dhaai Peher: How five Jamia students recreated Punjab from the 90s on campus to shoot a film during lockdown

The film Dhaai Peher is based on a story that is set in Punjab in the 1990s. The location was recreated inside the Jamia campus

Published on 29th June 2021
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A 20-year-old banana seller's son put out a short film on YouTube in 2020. Now, it has crossed over three lakh views

The name of the short film: Maguva. The name of the director: Aane Lokesh. The name of the production house: Shade Studios. This is all you need to know. Now, go right ahead and watch the film 

Published on 23rd June 2021
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The 7 Sins of Being A Mother: Tahira Kashyap Khurrana announces new book on motherhood

Last year, the filmmaker had released 12 Commandments of Being A Woman, which she finished writing during the Coronavirus-induced lockdown

Published on 20th June 2021
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How Netflix's Editing course has honed the talent of some of India's best film academics and technicians 

Netflix partnered with New York Film Academy (NYFA) to train and upskill 23 Assistant Editors. The month-long course began on April 24 and ended on May 20

Published on 18th June 2021
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Anatomy of a witch-hunt in modern India: Why you need to watch Sachin Mudigonda's docu Testimony of Ana

The film has taught him the importance of faith, Sachin Mudigonda tells Prajanma Das. But it has also made him a different man. Here's how

Published on 12th June 2021
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Reunite with F.R.I.E.N.D.S after COVID final season: Mumbai Police's witty spin to spread virus awareness

Previously they have tweeted with stills and dialogues from films like "Uri: The Surgical Strike", "Gulabo Sitabo", "Main Hoon Na" and "Stree" among many others for the purpose

Published on 15th May 2021
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Why Imdaad is the short film you need to watch to understand the taboo behind menstruation 

Dr Mohammad Ali Hussainy who is a doctor by profession at the University of Oxford loves to direct  short films on various subjects. His short film Imdaad tackles the subject of menstruation

Published on 12th May 2021

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