Indian cinema centenary News
Kamasutra 3D – Indian fans of Sherlyn Chopra in for a disappointment
Cineswami talks about Sherlyn Chopra’s movie and the Indian fiasco at the Cannes International Film Festival 2013
Prurient fans of Sherlyn Chopra – don’t hold your breath. Rupesh Paul, the director of Kamasutra 3D has revealed to Hollywood magazine Variety that he’s taking the safe option. The film will have two edits – an uncensored cut in English for international audiences and a Hindi version where the “content has been altered to cater to the demands of Indian sensibility”. Click here to read more
Indian cinema comes late to its own centenary party
Was Dadasaheb Phalke the first one to make a film in India, or was it Dadasaheb Torne?
It is a well known fact that Indian cinema is a late developer. We adopt cinematic trends or rather ape them from the West, years after the fact. With the honourable exception of Satyajit Ray, it took us years to realise that we need to delve into our own rich culture and heritage to make films that are universal. Today, May 3rd is historic because it marks 100 years to the day that Dadasaheb Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra released and therefore, today is Indian cinema’s centenary. Right? WRONG? Click here to read more
Is Indian cinema 100 years old? Or not?
The controversy surrounding the subject is gaining steam, with naysayers claiming that we still have a year to go
Everyone’s busy celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, with even the government putting aside other national crises to introduce new awards. Click here to read more