Posts from — June 2012
As much as I would have loved to review Anurag Kashyap’s epic Gangs of Wasseypur, I have decided not to. Not only because of paucity of time, but also because I have some vested interests in this film and am not really in a position to be unbiased about it!! But I did find a review that says a lot of things that are reeling in my mind about this sprawling, gritty, beautiful magnum opus. I will say that this film is definitely worth watching, for more details, read this wonderfully written review. Click here to read.
June 23, 2012 1 Comment
In the midst of some reading on Fearless Nadia, I decided to look at the Internet to see and gather what all images are easily available. The result of this is a small, unofficial, almost random gallery of Fearless Nadia film stills and posters etc that I made on Facebook. Have borrowed them from various sources. And I can’t identify all the films.
So all help in clarifying details for this little archive will be welcome.
The gallery is available here
June 18, 2012 2 Comments
Rereleases in the Age of Late Modernity: Examining the Rerelease of Karnan Through the Prism of Anthony Giddens
Among the most notable events in Tamil film industry in the recent past, the rerelease of Sivaji Ganesan’s famous mythological Karnan (1964) in the month of March raised curious expectations about its fate at the box office.During the same month, on March 18, 2012, the rerelease of MGR’s Nadodi Mannan also dominated the film sections of Tamil newspapers and posters across the state. [Read more →]
June 17, 2012 1 Comment
Over the weekend of the 9th-10th June, the BFI is honouring Shyam Benegal, one of India’s leading directors. Considered one of the founders of India’s ‘New Wave’, Benegal began his film career in the 1970s. From then to this day, his work has successfully trod the line between Bollywood and art cinema. [Read more →]
June 9, 2012 No Comments