03 Feb 2023

Film critics too can have a history. Really? Of course they do and it is a long one. Not surprisingly, it is a chequered history with mostly grey shades.

Dilip Kumar's original hits were sandwiches he served British army officers

Dilip Kumar's original hits were sandwiches he served British army officers

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) When the clouds of the Second World War were hovering, a young man from Peshawar was spreading his charm among English men and their wives with his irresistible personality and of course with his tempting sandwiches in Pune.

Taking cinema back to Indian masses (IANS Column: B-Town)

Taking cinema back to Indian masses (IANS Column: B-Town)

A Government of India arm and a private company have come up with this fantastic (if implemented as conceived) idea to revive cinema watching through small-capacity theatres in small towns and villages across India. It was a part of life, watching a film in a cinema hall. For many it was the thing to do. For some, the day a new film was released and for others, every Sunday.

Kailash Kher's 'Ban Gaya Kaam Re' highlights resilience of 'Bal Naren'

Kailash Kher's 'Ban Gaya Kaam Re' highlights resilience of 'Bal Naren'

Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Playback singer Kailash Kher has crooned the 'Ban Gaya Kaam Re' track from the upcoming movie 'Bal Naren'. The song, which hit the airwaves on Thursday, has been composed by music director Manish Sahariya and with its lyrics furnished by Mayank Gera.

Rihanna returns to music with 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' original song

Rihanna returns to music with 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' original song

Los Angeles, Oct 27 (IANS) Singer Rihanna is making her long-awaited return to music with 'Lift Me Up', the lead single on Marvel's blockbuster sequel 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'.

'Kantara' beats 'KGF' to become second biggest Kannada film

'Kantara' beats 'KGF' to become second biggest Kannada film

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Rohit Shetty's latest release 'Kantara' collected Rs 170 crore in India and Rs 18 crore overseas, for a worldwide gross of Rs 188 crore, becoming the second highest-grossing Kannada film of all time beating Yash-starrer 'KGF'.

Priority: Getting viewers back to cinemas (IANS Column: B-Town)

Priority: Getting viewers back to cinemas (IANS Column: B-Town)

The National Cinema Day, which was held on September 24, has set the mind thinking. It could well turn out to be the day of reckoning for the film industry and, especially, the exhibition trade, which has realised that given the right circumstance, people are still willing to come back to the cinemas to watch a movie.