Tag: Films

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Political Circus: Twisted interpretation of history; challenging time for artists, filmmakers

At the root of the controversy over the release of the Hindi feature film “Padmavati” is, first, the saffron brotherhood’s interpretation of history with a pronounced anti-Muslim bias and, secondly, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s overt and covert attempts to whittle down institutional autonomy. Even if the BJP’s seemingly political use[Read More…]

Women, freedom and ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’

The strange dynamics and mystery between a woman, a lipstick and religion has finally been unravelled in Prakash Jha’s latest, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha.’ The story of four women who dream of fulfilling their wildest fantasies and living alternate lives stars ace actresses like Ratna Pathak Shah and Konkona Sen[Read More…]

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