Movie cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Lisa Luh, Gemma Chang, Ken JeongMovie director: Jon M. Chu Crazy Rich Asians movie is based on the 2013 novel of the same title by Kevin Kwan. It is an American rom-com genre film directed by Jon M. Chu and it’s screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and … Continue reading CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Movie cast: Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, Paul Dooley, Justin Henry, Anthony Michael Hall Movie Director: John Hughes A convincing film even after more than three decades since its release, celebrates the story based on innocent teenage emotions and dreams set in United States of America in the 80’s by the director and writer John Hughes. … Continue reading An oddly appealing film: Sixteen Candles
The history of cinema in India extends back to the beginning of the film era. Following the screening of the Lumière and Robert Paul moving pictures in London (1896), commercial cinematography became a worldwide sensation and by mid-1896 both Lumière and Robert Paul films had been shown in Bombay. The first Indian film released in … Continue reading Parallel Cinema: How different or same it is with Mainstream Cinema?
The origin of Indian theatre is closely related to ancient rituals and seasonal festivities of the country. Hindu theorists from the earliest days conceived of plays in terms of two types of production: Lokadharmi (realistic), which involved the reproduction of human behaviour on the stage and the natural presentation of objects Lokadharmi Natyadharmi (conventional), which … Continue reading An Inspiring and Ancient Culture every Indians should know : Forms of Theatre
For a start let's begin with the peculiarities of parallel cinema: It has fixation on social critique – i.e. these movies focus too much on the social criticism. This is the reason these movies have also been called as “complaint box cinema”.They highlight social issues such as - corruption, nepotism, patriarchy and religious intolerance.Rejection to … Continue reading An Inside Look into the Parallel Cinema!
Being one of the oldest and mother of several other languages, Sanskrit is a classical literature which requires genius of poets and great thinkers to achieve world-renown. Kalidasa is one of them, a Sanskrit poet, dramatist and the greatest Indian writer. It is believed that he lived around 5th century CE. His poems suggest but … Continue reading A CLASSICAL SANSKRIT WRITER: KALIDASA
Mahakavi Bhasa Bharat has a very ancient history, more than 8000 years old. Drama being the oldest form of communication and a branch of performing arts was began to narrate stories using the combinations of speech, dance, music, gesture and sound. India has an indigenous dramatic tradition and still remains unaffected from foreign influences. Bhasa … Continue reading The Father of Indian Drama: Bhasa
On this eccentric occasion of World UFO day, let’s sit back and relax while watching movies on aliens, unidentified flying objects and conspiracies revolving around it. Below are five must watch films for the science buffs to enjoy and ponder upon the science fiction and outer world. 1) A Trip to the Moon (1902) French: … Continue reading #World UFO Day: Movies to enjoy
The word "theatre" is derived from the Greek "theaomai", which means “to see.” Theatre demands to get engrossed with all our senses into it which is applicable to the performers as well as the spectators. To express different stories in distinct ways is what theatre all about that ultimately helps you in creating meaning to … Continue reading Theatre as Life Skill
Imagine the track of railway, the two lines running along simultaneously but never meeting at any point. Well, that is exactly what parallel cinema is all about; a type of cinema that never meets the criteria of commercial cinema. It is also known as the “Art Cinema.” A cinema that stays honest to the society. … Continue reading A Recall to Parallel Cinema