In its awe-inspiring journey of nearly hundred years, the Indian film Industry, consisting mainly of the ‘star-struck’ “Bollywood”, and also of myriad regional films, has been witness to a sea-change in the presentation of the female protagonist. Yes, rarely will a person deny that the… Read More »The Changing Face of Women In Indian Cinema
Before I was able to secure funding to write, produce, and direct indie feature films I started in reality programming. I created the America’s Wildest Bachelor Parties (AWBP) reality series. I enjoyed distribution success with it and was able to launch Slice of Americana Films.… Read More »Is There Any Difference Between Erotic Cinema, Sexy Reality TV Or Porn?
As we celebrate the centennial year of Indian Cinema, let us look back and see the contributions made by the two elements – human and nature. We all know that contributions made by the iconic artists like Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar etc. have… Read More »Flowers and Indian Cinema
What is creditable while watching the sequence in Sholay is all eyes automatically focus on A K Hangal in spite of all the stars being present. It is Hangal Saab who has been instrumental in grabbing viewer’s attention in ‘Itna sannata kyon hai bhai’. On… Read More »A K Hangal Saab: The Grand Old Man of Indian Cinema
Bengali cinema has seen many bright directors since its inception. The great Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha are a few who established themselves globally as great directors. However, besides these top few names, there are also some directors who gained fame… Read More »The Lesser Acclaimed Film Directors of Bengali Cinema
They are huge stars of Hindi cinema. Each one of them is fully capable of carrying a movie on their own shoulders. The Indian crowds just love them. Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan. They can be called the last of the classic heroes… Read More »The Three Khans Of Hindi Cinema!
For a long time I abhorred the media. But when Gavin Hood’s ‘Tsotsi’ won an Oscar that’s when this fundamentalist’s belief system changed. Believe me, everything that you watch on television, in the print, and social media matters. It might mean the difference between realising… Read More »African Cinema Lost In Translation
One of the best features of Cinema 4D is the user community, the sharing, and all the cool plugins. One of the coolest is a set, collectively called ‘CS Tools’. This may not be the most creative name but hey, the tools sure are. They… Read More »Cinema 4D – CS Tools Easy Cam
The Book, Bollywood’s Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema has encapsulated profiles of 20 finest. Be it Raj Kapoor being showcased as awara (vagabond) who is happy with life, singing on the streets or the dream girl of Indian screen Hema Malini, the influence of… Read More »Book Review: Bollywood’s Top Twenty Superstars of Indian Cinema
They are indeed optimists, who know that cinemas are the true reflectors of society. From origin, cinemas act as the mirrors & simulate incidents that happen in society. Cinemas give not only recreation, entertainment but also create awareness, education and enthrall millions of people across… Read More »Cinema – The True Reflector Of Society