07 Jun 2023

Hyderabad, March 12 (IANS) 'Naatu Naatu' is no longer one of the hundreds of movie songs churned out by the Indian film industry every year. It's a new age entertainment anthem that took India by storm and conquered the hearts of the world.

'The Elephant Whisperers' producer says OTT has lifted profile of Indian cinema

'The Elephant Whisperers' producer says OTT has lifted profile of Indian cinema

Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Oscars are around the corner and India has three reasons to celebrate and anticipate as the country has three nominations this time: S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus 'RRR', which is in the race for the Best Original song with 'Naatu Naatu'; the Guneet Monga-produced Kartiki Gonsalves' short film, 'The Elephant Whisperers', for Best Documentary Short Film; and Shaunaq Sen's 'All That Breathes' for Best Documentary Feature.

Filthy OTT content: The court steps in (IANS Column: B-Town)

Filthy OTT content: The court steps in (IANS Column: B-Town)

If there is a law in place, one is bound to follow it and behave accordingly. In the United Kingdom, all movie and OTT content is subject to censors and, all major platforms that operate there, have been getting their content duly rated from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).

'Pathaan' songs worked; your remixes will backfire (IANS Column: B-Town)

'Pathaan' songs worked; your remixes will backfire (IANS Column: B-Town)

Music makes or mars a film. Filmmakers all over have lived by this belief and rightly so. In the old days, music mostly meant melody. Depending on the theme and situation, there would be a club song, a marriage song, a bhajan, a picnic song, a sad song, a patriotic song, and so on.

A scam called film reviews (IANS Column: B-Town)

A scam called film reviews (IANS Column: B-Town)

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.