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  • Parallel Cinema: Origins of The Indian New Wave
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    Parallel Cinema: Origins of The Indian New Wave Tanmay Shukla Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:40:55 ISTFri, 22 Mar 2019 21:37:54 IST Parallel Cinema: Origins of The Indian New Wave It is the song, dance and melodrama that people globally associate Indian cinema with which is the commercial and mainstream cinema produced mainly in ‘Bollywood'-the Hindi cinema of Mumbai Film industry. The films that defy and subvert the tropes are categorized as "Offbeat" or the "Parallel Cinema".Mani Kaul's Uski Roti, Basu Chatterjee's Sara Akash and Mrinal Sen's Bhuvan Shome together formed a triptych of films which are widely considered to be the films that laid the foundations of Parallel Cinema movement.Journalist Arvind Mehta coined the term ‘parallel' in context of Indian cinema in the 1960s in a journal ‘Madhuri', published by the Times of India. But Indian cinema has forever been a confluence of diverse thoughts and approaches. It is a different matter though that a certain type of cinema has been more popular and commercially successful than the other. To single out cinema of a specific period, like the 1960s is committing the same error of ‘ideological closure' that prevented the Parallel Cinema from integrating into the mainstream as it…
  • 5 Bollywood movies of 2019 which broke stereotypes
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    5 Bollywood movies of 2019 which broke stereotypes Priyank Kolwalkar Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:39:51 ISTWed, 20 Mar 2019 18:56:51 IST 5 Bollywood movies of 2019 which broke stereotypes The year 2018 was a completely different year for Bollywood in terms of the movies that did really well on the box-office despite having the competition with the big budget movies. Who knew that low budget movies like Andhadhun, Badhaai Ho or Stree would be a huge success?We even saw some emerging stars that performed spectacularly on the screen and their low budget movies did well than any of the Khans in Bollywood. The year 2019 also began with a bang and we had some amazing releases -URI: The Surgical Strike - The combination of Aditya Dhar's direction and Vicky Kaushal's tremendous acting made this a huge success. The movie almost earned 200 crores at the box-office and was critically appreciated by everyone for being one of its kind war movies.Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi - The period drama based on the life of Rani Laxmibai was initially directed by Krish, but Kangana Ranaut took the reigns from him halfway through the movie thus Manikarnika became her directorial debut. Though the…
  • 12 Bollywood Actors who would be perfect for Quentin Tarantino Movies
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    12 Bollywood Actors who would be perfect for Quentin Tarantino Movies Prizmi Tripathi Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:16:49 ISTFri, 22 Mar 2019 15:02:45 IST 12 Bollywood Actors who would be perfect for Quentin Tarantino Movies Quentin Tarantino is a man who needs absolutely no introduction. The filmmaker has taken indie cinema to another level right from his film, Pulp Fiction, which is legit the definition of pop culture now, for many. After giving us masterpieces like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill (Vol. 1 and 2), Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, Hateful Eight and 3 more, QT is all set to mesmerize the audience or make them drop their jaw in surprise, in his upcoming film, which happens to be his 9th - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo Di Caprio, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, and many such brilliant actors on the ensemble, the bar for this one has already been set, very high.But have you ever wondered what it would be like if QT were to make a film casting actors from our very own, Bollywood? Crazy, right?! So we have narrowed down a few actors who'd certainly make the cut with their persona and acting prowess. Many…
  • Mouni Roy opens up about her filmography and career choices
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    Mouni Roy opens up about her filmography and career choices Aashka Vora Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:37:10 ISTFri, 22 Mar 2019 18:25:11 IST Mouni Roy opens up about her filmography and career choices Actress Mouni Roy; became an overnight sensation post her stint in the TV show, Devon K Dev...Mahadev. She followed her TV career with the supernatural show Naagin, and eventually bagged her Bollywood debut alongside Akshay Kumar in Gold.And now; the actress who has a very impressive line of films in her kitty, with films like Romeo Akbar Walter, Made In China, Bramhastra and Bole Chudiyaan, has revealed her dreams of becoming an IAS officer and how her life has been full of surprises. Mumbai Mirror has quoted the actress saying," I didn't choose the films, the films have chosen me. For Made In China, the makers didn't want the girl to look the part but be the part. Everything came together in one place with a mutual decision. I also wanted to be a part of the film."Furthermore; she said," It's very instinctive for me. In the first 20 minutes of the narration, I know if I want to be a part of the project or not." Speaking about…
  • 5 Upcoming Bollywood Movies Based On Sports
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    5 Upcoming Bollywood Movies Based On Sports Ashwini Jadhav Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:12:47 ISTFri, 22 Mar 2019 14:21:09 IST 5 Upcoming Bollywood Movies Based On Sports While the year 2018 was of biopics and the year 2019 following the same, it seems that biopic is the current favourite topic amongst the filmmakers.The biopics like Thackeray and The Accidental Prime Minister failed to impress the audience, Sanju received a fair amount of response from the classes and the masses as well.Many Sports-based films are lined up till the year 2020 and some more might be announced sooner or later.Let's take a look at some upcoming sports-based films.1. 83: Ranveer Singh has been roped in to play the Iconic cricketer Kapil Dev who was the captain of the Indian cricket team during the 1983 world cup. The filming has already been started and various other celebs have joined the cast too.2. Saina Nehwal Biopic: While Shraddha Kapoor already started prepping for the role of the shuttle queen Saina Nehwal, she was replaced by Parineeti Chopra a few days back. Due to her other work commitments, Shraddha was unable to give time to this film.3. Panga: Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and…