Rejection in the Oscar Awards – Yawning audiences and Duping producers!

We watch movies in theatres and now we have multiplexes to cater our pride and beat the hectic city schedules. But, have we sold our logic and reason to some unknown sheriff from a distant land or are we relentlessly poised to receive whatever trash we are subjected to? The answer to the question seems rhetorical. …

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We all want to stay in Hogwarts but are we all Harry Potter(s)?

Observation, Hypothesis, Experiment, Analysis, Conclusion; since the 17th century, the methodical way has been the generally accepted way to explore, discover, and acquire new knowledge. The actual process of intellectual discovery, however, is rarely so simple or objective. The human mind often leaps from statement to conclusion with ease, and rushes impetuous into hypothesis. The …

What is still wrong with Indian Cinema???

In a 1948 article entitled, "What is Wrong with Indian Films," Ray criticized India's movement away from art and towards either musicals or heavy mysticism: “The raw material of the cinema is life itself. It is incredible that a country which has inspired so much painting and music and poetry should fail to move the …

LET them EXPRESS…

An act of intervention should monitor the progress of the creative art (specially in case of motion pictures) and perceive the production in such a way that it acts as a catalyst to enlightenment and a social messenger for the entire country. However, India and its so-called intellectuals prefer to use their discretionary power in many other …

Development of authentic motion picture criticism in India…

A section of the audience in every movie theatre prefers to appreciate the work of the film maker keeping the flavour of the film and the message conveyed by the film in mind. They can see through the scenes of the film and read between the lines written by the writer and as the movie comes to the climax, …

An era of moving pictures…

“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are the eternity and you are the mirror.” — Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet If memories were pictures that can move, we could have lived every wonderful day spent and plan hundreds of such memories. If pictures are just memories can we re-Live those moments …