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April 14, 2018

Satyajit Rays' 1975 article on film festivals.

February 18, 2018

Kinetoscopes were comprised of several images which were run at a rate of 12 images per second and were three to five seconds long.  Who knew this medium would become the largest entertainment industry in world. Today’s cinemas are the result of first entrepreneurs who wanted to earn money showing motion pictures to people.

January 31, 2018

Need for introduction of pension system in Indian Film Industry and other reforms.

January 4, 2018

The provocateur’s ever-relevant vision fires a spate of films on both sides of the border   

Not that he ever went of vogue – he was after all the most brutally blunt of the Partition chroniclers, not easy to brush aside – but Saadat Hasan Manto, Urdu literature’s great agent provocateur, has never been the flavour of the season for Indian and Pakistani filmmakers quite to the extent that he is today. It is not diffic...

January 3, 2018

The Indian movie industry is a gargantuan entity. From its multiple production centres and in 20-odd languages, it produces nearly 2,000 films a year – more than the output of China and the US counted together. In 2015, 1910 million movie tickets were sold in India. Compare that with the United States (1268 million) and China (830 million) and it becomes clear that in the game of statistics the world’s most prolific film-produ...

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September 29, 2018

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